Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

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Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last!

Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath.

Brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your teeth looking their best, too. A clean mouth is a happy mouth!

Another key to good dental health is regular checkups. We recommend, on average, seeing us twice a year. In addition to checking your teeth and gums, each checkup also includes a screening for oral cancer. As they saying goes, that alone is worth the price of admission.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to our office for general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Want Whiter Teeth?

Whiter Teeth for Dallas

Teeth whitening has become very popular as an easy way to improve your smile with little effort and no pain. Whitening is among our cosmetic dentistry procedures at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. While there are lots of whitening products you can pick up at the grocery store, no strips, gels, or toothpastes can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

We offer Zoom! in-office whitening. Zoom! is a light-activated gel that penetrates teeth to remove more than just surface stains. In just a single office visit, your teeth can be whitened by up to ten shades. There is also a very effective take-home whitening kit we can tailor to you. It lets you proceed at your own pace.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to us to improve their smiles every day. Call to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Dallas?

If you feel tooth sensitivity when you sip coffee or bite into ice cream, Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas is here for you.

Millions of Americans have sensitive teeth. Problems with hot and cold foods and drinks are one of the most common complaints. Tactile issues – biting or chewing hard foods – is another.

Fortunately, many cases of sensitive teeth respond to special sensitivity toothpastes. There is a lot to choose from, and most toothpaste brands include a line for this issue. Lots of people report good results in as little time as a week or two.

Even if you’re in that lucky group, you should have your sensitive teeth checked by a professional. One of the most common causes of sensitive teeth is enamel erosion, which can expose the dentin. Believe it or not, aggressive brushing or using a hard-bristle toothbrush can lead to enamel erosion, which is why we always recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Other causes of sensitive teeth include:

  • Tooth erosion from highly acidic foods and beverages
  • Tooth decay
  • Receding gums
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding)

The most important thing is to talk to us about it at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. We’ll advise you on treatment. Our services include general dentistry, and patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood also come to us for restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Bad Breath Q & A

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In this blog post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath.

Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough?

A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start flossing. If your breath hasn’t improved in a few months, make an appointment so we can explore other possible causes of your halitosis.

Also keep in mind that brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Q. My breath seems to get worse during hay fever season. What’s up with that?

A. Allergies can change mouth odor in a couple of ways. First, anything that stimulates post-nasal drip can be a trigger because bacteria at the back of the throat mixes with the mucous and gives off a smelly odor as it breaks down. Second, hay fever medications often cause dry mouth which can result in smelly breath. Antihistamines can diminish post-nasal drip so this is a catch-22. If you take antihistamines, drink water frequently throughout the day to keep your mouth moist, suck on sugar-free mints to stimulate saliva production and rinse with a non-alcohol mouth rinse.

Q. What health conditions can bring about bad breath?

A. As addressed before, any condition that decreases saliva production can cause halitosis. It is also a frequent side effect of diabetes, kidney failure, and liver failure. Of course, if your kidneys or liver is failing, you have bigger problems.

Q. Why did my breath become dreadful when I went on a strict low-carb diet?

A. Ketones were most likely the culprit. Ketones are created when the body digests fat—which is usually the goal of a low-carb plan. On the flip side, sounds like you weren’t cheating!

Bad breath is no fun, so if you’re coping with it, talk to us at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. Our services include general and restorative dentistry, and patients from all over Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to our practice. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Hiding Your Smile? Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Can Help

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Some people don’t think their smile is much of an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious Internet videos—none of these can induce a smile or laugh. If this sounds familiar, then maybe you would like some specifics about complete smile makeovers from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas.

Lots of people are hesitant to reveal their smiles due to one flaw or another. We can improve smiles damaged by a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, stains, and even crooked or missing teeth.

Many people start with teeth whitening. This swiftly creates a brighter smile. It’s a simple procedure, but the results are truly impressive.

Other procedures that enhance the look of your teeth include dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, enamel shaping, gum contouring, and bonding.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas cosmetc dentistry means sound dental techniques that bring positive change to the smiles of our patients. People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood also come to us for general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Gap-Tooth Smiles Aren’t Quite As Adorable Anymore

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Have you lost teeth? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Unfortunately, adult teeth don’t grow back. But with a dental implant from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, it might seem like a missing tooth has.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is permanently placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. Implants can hold a single replacement tooth or  anchor a full dental arch.

The success of a dental implant hinges on the titanium post attaching to the bone. And this is the real beauty of it: titanium has a unique ability to fuse, or join, with bone. There’s actually a word for this, “osteophilic,” which means “bone loving.” This property has made titanium the material of choice for dental implants, as well as for artificial joints like knees.

Dental implants have a success rate that is greater than ninety percent. The most common reason for implant failure is infection. That makes it critical to keep a dental implant clean. Plaque can build up on implant crowns the same way it does on teeth, so it is up to the patient to brush and floss every day, just like with natural teeth.

With dental implants from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, no one has to live with missing teeth. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to us for complete restorative dentistry services, and so much more. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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What Can Dental Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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In this blog post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we are taking the time to answer a common question: “What exactly are veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Dental veneers are thin shells made from medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are usually used on teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are so effective they’ve even been called “instant orthodontics.” Technically, of course, they are not orthodotnics – but they’re very strong, and can work wonders on any smile.

One thing to remember: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more about dental veneers, please call us at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to our practice for veneers and other cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Let’s Talk About Your Smile

Let’s Talk About Your Smile

How do you like your smile? At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we know it’s easy to be your own worst critic. But we also know lots of people don’t care for one aspect or another of their smile. We can improve any smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Maybe you have a tooth that’s been chipped since middle school, or a gap between your front teeth that’s been there since forever. Or maybe your smile has grown dull and yellow over the years.

Popular Procedures

There are cosmetic dentistry procedures that can address just about any smile issue you might have.

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade porcelain are designed to fit over the front side of your teeth. They’ll hide chips, cracks, gaps, and other flaws. They’re custom-made to your teeth, look totally natural, and leave you with a great new smile.
  • Bonding. Bonding is another way to correct any flaws in your teeth. A special material is bonded to a tooth, and shaped to create a strong structure that looks fabulous.
  • Crowns. Dental crowns are fitted over teeth that are discolored or in need of restoring due to damage or decay. They are long-lasting and strong.
  • Whitening. Teeth whitening is an easy, popular procedure that lightens the color of your teeth. The same whitening agents found in whitening toothpastes, but at much higher concentrations, bleach out years of stains and other discolorations and give you a dazzling smile.
  • Dental implants. Dental implants replace missing teeth. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw and fuses with the bone. An artificial tooth goes on top. Implants look and function like natural teeth.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, our cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into something special. People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood also come to our practice for general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Smile Transformations

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This post is for anyone who isn’t comfortable with their smile. Cosmetic Dentistry from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas may be just what you need!

Common issues we hear about include yellow, misaligned, or missing teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, or weakened teeth.

Few of us have naturally beautiful smiles. Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, regardless of its imperfections.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Available procedures include porcelain veneers, dental implants, crowns, tooth whitening, crown lengthening (gum shaping), inlays/onlays, and clear braces. These can leave you with:

  • Bright teeth, free of stains
  • Attractive gumline
  • No chips, cracks, cupping, or severe wearing
  • Tooth size, length, and placement in harmony with facial features
  • Teeth aligned on three planes

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we transform smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from xxx also come to us for complete general dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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Seeking A Relationship In Dallas?

Affordable North Dallas Cosmetic Dentistry

The relationship you have with any health care professional is more important than you might think. This is as true for a dentist as any other provider. That’s just one reason why, at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we work hard to make our office a friendly, welcoming, and thoroughly professional place.

When it comes to your dentist, you should want more than someone who just happens to have an office near where you live. Likewise, you should want more than someone who can clean your teeth and fill cavities. Your dental health is important: studies show beyond any doubt that there is a connection between healthy teeth and gums and your general health.

We want all our patients to be fully informed. Never hesitate to ask us questions about what we’re doing: whether you’re curious about an instrument we use, or about a procedure you need, or a problem we’ve found.

Our office is meant to be fully functional, in the sense of meeting the needs of our patients. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, we want to provide you with everything you need to know to care for your teeth and gums between visits. We believe that a clean mouth is a happy mouth!

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, the dental health of every patient who settles into one of our chairs is our absolute top priority. People from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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