February 23, 2016
Periodontal disease is not a topic that often comes up in conversation. Nevertheless, it is something that should probably be talked about more often, partly because it is so pervasive. Did you know that some 80 percent of American adults have some degree of periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease? Unfortunately, many of these people don’t even know they have it. Dr. Campbell and his team at their Carrollton dentist office want you to know the warning signs, so you can seek treatment if necessary.
January 21, 2016
If you’ve been told that you have gum disease, then you’re in good company. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly half of American adults have some degree of gum, or periodontal, disease. That you’re among millions, however, should come as little comfort when you consider the consequences this bacterial infection can have on not only your oral health but your overall health, as well. Fortunately, Carrollton family dentist Dr. Henry A. Campbell and his staff offer gum disease therapy, so you can enjoy optimal oral health and avoid some rather serious general maladies, too.
November 30, 2015
If your teeth are prone to dental decay or carries, you are likely very familiar with the process of removing and filling damaged dental enamel. You may even receive regular fluoride treatments or dental sealants as part of your twice annual dental appointments. In some cases, the solution is a change in diet or oral hygiene, but some patients are simply genetically predisposed to experience more tooth decay. There is good news. Innovation in modern dental care is making it possible from patients who struggle with decay to rebuild damaged teeth as part of their regular preventive dentistry routine. Thanks to a natural process known as remineralization, we may be able to regrow decayed teeth in the near future.
October 12, 2015
The short answer is: yes, but at the Carrollton, TX dental practice of Dr. Henry A. Campbell, we believe that the best service we can offer our patients is a fuller understanding of their oral health. Our team recommends biennial dental checkups and cleanings to help diagnose and treat dental health issues in their earliest possible stages. This allows us to provide conservative, minimally invasive dentistry services. If you’re interested in finding out more about why six month dental checkups are necessary or you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Campbell, the dentist Carrollton, TX residents trust.
August 19, 2015
Many patients are missing out on the full benefit of brushing and flossing because they haven’t made changes to their oral health care routine since they were children. Imagine what would happen if you utilized the same hygiene routines from your childhood to care for your whole body. If that seems ridiculous, why would caring for fully developed adult teeth the same way you cared for developing dentition make any more sense? At the Carrollton, TX dental practice of Dr. Henry A. Campbell, we’re here to help our patients develop an optimal at-home care routine for their smile. When it comes to a great oral hygiene routine, every smile is different, but we can all benefit from getting back to the basics. If you want to find out more about caring for your smile, call to schedule a hygiene appointment today.
September 3, 2013
“There has been a large spike in the number of Americans visiting the emergency room for dental issues, according to an article in http://www.aacd.com/.
The number of ER visits nationwide for dental problems increased 16 percent from 2006 to 2009, according to the Pew Center. However, visits to the ER, as opposed to a dentist, are much more expensive.”
What is the lesson to be learned here? It is not to avoid the ER, but rather seek to establish a relationship with your personal dentist. Not only will he/she help you to be proactive in treating dental issues before they escalate out of hand, but your dentist is your savior when you need help. Call your dentist, not the ER. Pay his bill, not a hospital bill. Be seen by him who knows you and understands you, knows your medical history, your special concerns and preferences.
Let us all use our visits to the ER for those true medical emergencies!
Oh, that reminds me. Where is the number for that Carrollton dentist that my colleagues all go to?
May 7, 2012
A study published last month in Cancer, a scientific journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS), associates annual or more frequent dental X-rays with an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor. This type of tumor is usually not malignant, yet because the study has received widespread media coverage, we deem it significant enough to discuss it.
In their study researchers interviewed 2,783 people (about half of whom had been diagnosed with meningioma). All, an average age of 57, were asked to recall their history of dental X-rays going back to childhood. The American Dental Association, in reviewing the study, notes it is the weakest type of epidemiology, a “case control” study. The results can be unreliable because of what scientists call “recall bias.” People with a tumor or any other unwanted outcome are far more likely to remember that they had X-rays or pesticide exposure, cell phone use or anything that might be suspected of causing the problem.