Toothbrush Time: 3 Things You Really, Really Want To Know

What you want to know in regard to your approach to purchasing a toothbrush is, well, pretty much everything. You have likely already gathered the basics from our Celina, TX team in terms of the types of bristles you need and more. However, just when you though you had the essentials figured out, you may… Read more »

What Does Excellent Preventive Care Look Like?

When we talk with you about preventive care and all that it includes, you may think that it’s mostly just about brushing, flossing, and your twice-a-year visits with us for cleanings and checkups. You’re not wrong that these are major parts of keeping your smile safe and healthy: They are! However, when we’re talking about… Read more »

Flossing: “Oops” Moments That Are Harming Your Oral Health

You might think you’re doing a pretty good job with your flossing. That is, until you meet with our Celina, TX practice for a checkup and we tell you that you could probably be doing a better job. Maybe you have developed some amount of gum inflammation or we simply see the buildup of plaque… Read more »

Is Your Straw Hiding Something?

Consider the drinking straw. It’s a simple apparatus, with many good uses. Straws come in all sorts of bright colors, and can add convenience and decorative flair to the simplest drinks. For all the positive things about straws, they can sometimes be used to avoid facing dental issues. Yet trying to hide from problems will… Read more »

What Is Gingivitis and Why Should I Care?

Gingivitis is a term that dentists and dental hygienists use when talking about gum disease. Gums form a seal with your teeth, keeping them tightly positioned in your mouth, and making sure bacteria cannot slip into your bloodstream. Healthy gums are pinkish in color, firm to the touch, and cling snugly onto each tooth. Unhealthy… Read more »

Why You Really Should Be Drinking More Water

Your doctor says it. Your dentist says it. You need to be drinking more water. But do you still find it difficult to consume the recommended amount of water each day? Many adults struggle to properly hydrate everyday, which can lead to a variety of far-reaching effects, including drowsiness, dry skin, headaches, dizziness, increased heart… Read more »

Cinco de Mayo Pride Should Extend to Teeth

Happy (early) Cinco de Mayo from the team at Celina Family Dentistry. During the celebration of Mexican heritage and pride next week, consider what it would take to make you proud of your teeth. More and more adults fail to regularly visit the dentist and, of those, Hispanics, in particular, lag behind when it comes… Read more »

Fluoride and Dental Sealants Make for Healthy Smiles in Children

Our modern times seem to offer plenty of bad news regarding the health of the youngest members of society. For the first time in over 40 years, childhood tooth decay rates have increased, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Their report attributed this unfortunate rise in children’s cavities to unwise dietary choices and poor dental… Read more »

Celina, TX Dentist Reminds You to Wash Your Hands

It’s that time of year when sniffles and sneezes abound. Hacking coughs echo through the halls of office buildings, classrooms, and malls. You feel that tickle in your throat and hope that it will just be a mild cold and not something more dastardly like a flu, bronchitis, strep throat, or pneumonia. Celina, TX dentist,… Read more »

Back-to-School Dental Tips from Celina Children’s Dentist

It’s that time of year again. If kids in your neighborhood are not back to school quite yet, they’re probably getting pretty close. This is a good time to remind parents that poor oral health in children can relate to poor academic performance. To help you make sure that your child’s teeth aren’t affecting their… Read more »