October 13, 2023

A Cover-Up Job: Can You Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 3:51 am
Woman has curious expression

Porcelain veneers can make worn or misshapen teeth appear vibrant and beautiful by covering up flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps, and stubborn stains. Chances are that if you’ve recently received this cosmetic dental treatment, you’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait to show off your new smile. However, if you want your flashy new grin to stay stunning in the long run, you’re going to need to keep up with an excellent oral hygiene regimen. Here’s how you can still get tooth decay with porcelain veneers and how to take great care of them to prevent that from happening!


September 8, 2023

The Hollywood Smile: A Brief History of Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:21 pm
A set of veneers being inspected

Have you ever wondered where the idea of dental veneers came from? Like most inventions, they didn’t start out as a perfect dental solution for many dental imperfections. In fact, they were originally more like props!

If you’re curious where the term “Hollywood smile” came from, continue reading. There’s a brief but fascinating history of dental veneers waiting to be uncovered.


August 15, 2023

Why You Might Want Dental Implant Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 8:02 pm
CGI illustration of dentures with dental implants in front of a white background

Dentures are a popular solution for those with many missing teeth. They look just like your natural teeth and help you eat and speak more normally than you could with gaps in your smile. There are some challenges that come with dentures, though. They’ve been known to become dislodged at inconvenient times, like in the middle of a meal or conversation. Many patients become frustrated with them and want a more reliable solution. Fortunately, it’s possible to anchor your dentures with dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about why this can be so helpful!


July 13, 2023

Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Become Life-Threatening?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 12:17 pm
Hand holding water glass with dentures in them

If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, you might think caring for your dentures isn’t that big of a deal. What’s the point, right? It’s not like they’re real teeth. Regardless of whether or not you have any natural teeth left, you need to make sure you’re taking care of your dentures. In addition to regularly cleaning them, it’s essential that they have a proper fit. If you’re not adjusting or replacing old, damaged, or ill-fitting dentures, you could be putting your life in danger – here’s how.


June 2, 2023

Is My Facial Pain a Dental Emergency?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 10:51 am
a patient suffering from facial pain

Facial pain is something that all of us must endure every once in a while—and whether it’s a throbbing headache, a nagging toothache, a sore jaw, or something else entirely that’s triggering your distress, it can be quite debilitating at times. But how are you supposed to know when your discomfort warrants emergency treatment? Here are a few of the most common reasons for facial pain, along with how to know when your situation necessitates a trip to your trusted emergency dentist.


May 2, 2023

5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry (Other than Easing Dental Anxiety)

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a woman being sedated at the dentist

While going to the dentist for your biannual checkups and cleaning is essential to keeping your oral health in top condition, you may find yourself delaying treatment. Oftentimes, feeling anxious or fearful about a dental visit can make people avoid getting professional help for their teeth and gums. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has helped to make those visits easier. But did you know that sedation options like IV sedation or oral conscious sedation offer other benefits other than easing dental anxiety? Here are five of them!


April 2, 2023

An Inside Look at the Dangerous “Veneer Check” TikTok Trend

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 11:23 pm
a person on their phone looking at social media

Social media platforms have become a big part of life now, especially TikTok. It is estimated that the app now has upwards of 1 billion users. While it is often used to upload and view entertaining content like dance videos or makeup tutorials, there can be harmful posts as well. A recent dangerous TikTok trend has been the “veneer check”.  While cosmetic procedures like veneers are very safe and reliable for most people, this challenge is spreading misinformation. This can negatively impact your oral health. Read on to learn more about the trend and how to safely achieve your smile goals.


January 2, 2023

Ensuring a Smooth Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 2:35 pm
a patient smiling after transitioning to dental implants in Fort Worth

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your dentures to something a little more effective, have you considered dental implants in Fort Worth? Often regarded as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are in a class of their own and can do some pretty incredible things that dentures simply aren’t capable of. Keep reading to learn a little more about why this transition is worth it, along with what you can expect during it.


December 20, 2022

Lifespan of Dental Implants: How Long Do They Last?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:30 am
dentist answering questions about lifespan of dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. This is because they are incredibly durable and come last decades with proper care. They are also the only option that reproduces the roots of the teeth as well as the crown. But exactly how long can you expect your dental implants to last? Continue reading to learn about the lifespan of dental implants as well as what you can do to make your new smile last as long as possible.


December 7, 2022

Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 11:11 pm
person wondering why there’s a bitter taste in their mouth

We’ve all had a bad taste in our mouth at one point or another. Whether it’s the result of something you ate, an illness, or some other factor, a sudden, unpleasant flavor is never any fun. Though this unwanted taste is sometimes nothing to worry about, a bitter flavor in your mouth may be a sign that something is off. Continue reading to learn what causes a bad taste in the mouth, what it means, and what you can do about it.

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