At Collins Family Dentistry, we believe education is essential. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make better choices for your oral health, as well as your overall health and quality of life. We are always attending continuing education seminars and workshops to learn the latest research and treatments in dentistry, so we can bring that knowledge back home to our patients. We’re here for you when you need us, but your oral health is largely in your hands. Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health and wellness.
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Sherman smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Collins and the expert hygienists at Collins Family Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before we […]Continue Reading »
We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Sherman dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Sherman residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the […]Continue Reading »
So, you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing […]Continue Reading »
If you’re browsing a dentist’s website and see a dental association name or logo, you might wonder what it means. You might also see an association logo on the bottom of a public ad about oral health. These logos represent a specific group of professional dentists. It means your dentist or the ad you see […]Continue Reading »
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Collins can offer Sherman patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Collins Family Dentistry, we would like to educate you on […]Continue Reading »
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Sherman teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Collins is […]Continue Reading »
What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill […]Continue Reading »
Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]Continue Reading »
According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Collins would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe […]Continue Reading »
Most of us in Sherman have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by […]Continue Reading »
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