Dental Renaissance Blog
May 24, 2017
When you better understand dental issues like tooth loss, our experts at Dental Renaissance is able to address such conditions early on, often preventing them from developing at all. Unfortunately, tooth loss still happens even with our best efforts. It could be from uncontrollable dental disease or accidental trauma. Either way, it remains a problem for a significant number of patients.
Luckily, innovation in the dental society have also provided a variety of options for effectively replacing lost teeth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then speak with your dentist to find out if dental implants in Plano can help you restore your smile by replacing them.
May 14, 2017
Everyone knows that having a healthy, balanced diet can do wonders for your body. But, did you know that incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can also boost your oral health? It’s the truth! If you have a primarily vegetarian diet, chances are your smile is strong, healthy, and durable against many dental problems. Your Plano dentist at Dental Renaissance, either Dr. Pollard or Dr. Patel, wants you to know the benefits that come along with eating more natural foods that provide the vitamins and minerals your teeth and gums need.
April 23, 2017
Last week, you broke a tooth on some of the authentic street tacos that DFW is known for. You did your best to take care of it, but as time passed your mouth started to hurt – a lot. This morning, your breath smelled much more potent than normal “morning breath,” and the glands in your neck are swollen, and so is the side of your face. You know this can’t wait any longer, so you contact the premier emergency dentist in Plano, Dental Renaissance. Dr. Christopher Pollard and Dr. Bhavita Patel were able to treat you right away, and helped to cure the abscessed tooth you were dealing with. In this post, they explain all about this condition, and teach you why this is a dental emergency in Plano that shouldn’t be ignored.
March 17, 2017
You brush and floss twice a day, every day – but no matter what you do, every time you see your dentist in Plano, TX you end up with a cavity. Why are you more prone to this dental problem that other people? And, what can you do about it? The team at Dental Renaissance explain the reasons why some patients are more susceptible to cavities, and offer strategies to get ahead of the problem in this post
February 14, 2017
It’s no secret that many Americans don’t like to visit their dentist. It could be from dental anxiety or plain neglect for their oral health. But, did you know that there are a few reasons that you can skip seeing your dentist altogether? We’re not pulling your leg this time! It’s fine to skip visiting your dentist if you want to eventually lose your teeth…or if you wish to suffer from painful, bleeding gums from gum disease. You can also forget about dental appointments if you’d like to be embarrassed from bad breath! These reasons don’t sound too promising, right? Instead of ignoring preventive care or waiting for a dental emergency, be proactive when it comes to your oral health. Your dentist in Plano, TX makes all his patients feel good about trusting their oral health in his hands. Dr. Christopher Pollard and Dr. Bhavita Patel are committed to providing comprehensive, personalized dental care. You will leave our office with plenty of reasons to smile. Here are some telltale signs that it may be time to visit your dentist:
January 23, 2017
Pistachios have always been your favorite snack. They’re salty, savory, good for heart health, and famously green. To get through the afternoon slump one day, you take a bite of your snack of choice only to feel excruciating pain in the right side of your mouth, all the way in the back. The pain only gets worse throughout the next few weeks. What could be wrong? How could your favorite snack turn against you like this? And, will fixing the problem hurt worse than the pain you’re already experiencing? Dr. Christopher Pollard and Dr. Bhavita Patel, dentists in Plano, TX with over 40 years combined experience, know exactly what’s wrong: you have a badly hurt tooth and you need a root canal. But wait – won’t this hurt a lot more than you what you’re already feeling?
January 15, 2017
Ever since you saw Point Break, you wanted to surf. You knew, deep down, that you could give Keanu a run for his money. After saving, planning, and taking lessons on shore, you booked the ultimate trip to California when the waves would be good. You popped up on your board for the first time and knew instantly that the wave simulator at the Shoppes at Willow Bend was nothing compared to the real ocean. You were unprepared and took a dive, accidentally banging your mouth on your board on the way down. Although you were fine overall, something was wrong when your head came above the water. You saw one of your teeth float by and your eyes widened. So much for the ultimate surf trip! Once you’re back home, the first thing you do is find out what dental implants in Plano, TX are available.
You know that Dr. Pollard and Dr. Patel at Dental Renaissance in Plano can use their 40+ years of dental experience to replace your missing tooth. They’ll make your smile perfect again using a custom dental implant – leaving you with no proof the accident ever happened…except your great story to tell!
December 12, 2016
You can get pretty much everything you need off of the internet these days. Previously, you were only able to get fun things like movies and pizza, but now it goes way beyond that. A few key strokes and a battalion of people getting their master’s degree will instantly be at your door with groceries, toiletries, and probably a hot towel. One thing, however, that you can’t get through the internet is dental care. You still need to venture out into the world to take care of you and your family’s teeth. The question is, how should you choose a family dentist in Plano, TX? Here are the big 6 things you should look for. (more…)
December 5, 2016
No one is ever quite prepared for a dental emergency because you never expect one to happen. Many do not even know what qualifies as an emergency or if they should call the dentist or head to an emergency room. When in an emergency situation, time is of the utmost importance, which is especially true when trauma or injury to the mouth has occurred. If you delay care or do not respond to the circumstances correctly, we may not be able to save a tooth from extraction. As an emergency dentist in Plano, TX, we strive to make difficult times a little bit easier to ensure you respond appropriately during an emergency.
November 8, 2016
The end of the year is quickly approaching, and that means you will be getting busier and busier in the next few weeks. It will be the good type of busy, but busy nonetheless. You’ll be going at such a pace that one minor hiccup could throw off the whole season. One of the worst, but most preventable, is a dental issue. Nothing ruins the holidays like a sudden problem with your teeth. It can stop you from eating the foods you love or make you self-conscious about seeing friends and family. This is why it’s the perfect time of year to make an appointment with your dentist in Plano, TX at Dental Renaissance.
However, the holidays can be financially stressful for many people. Will you be able to afford dental care? How can your dental insurance help? We are going to answer these common questions and let you know why this is actually the best time of the year to use your dental insurance benefits. (more…)