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.
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 »
Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of […]Continue Reading »
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic […]Continue Reading »
Don’t be Afraid of the Dentist! We at Collins Family Dentistry know that some Sherman folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as much as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious […]Continue Reading »
The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more […]Continue Reading »
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