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By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin A dry socket is a process that happens when a blood clot falls away from the extraction site. Blood clot removal can occur after any type of extraction but primarily during wisdom teeth extractions. This process typically happens within the first few days after an extraction and is extremely unlikely after […]
By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin Invisalign is likely one of the greatest advancements we have had in orthodontics for the past 50 years. The revolutionary technology has take the dental world by storm. If you are contemplating getting Invisalign treatment in Richardson, then you likely have a few questions. Let me help guide you through your […]
Tooth extractions are never convenient, and if you travel for work or have planned a vacation, it can be even more difficult to make time to get it taken care of. While flying after a tooth extraction is safe, cabin pressure or changes in altitude can intensify minor discomforts. Keep reading to learn what possible complications […]
In Chinese lore, 2021 is the year of the rooster. At Breckenridge Dental & Orthodontics, we want to make your 20121 the year of the smile. If you are typically reluctant to smile because your teeth are in bad shape, then we have the solution. With porcelain veneers in Richardson, TX, our dentists can give […]
You might think that the more pressure you apply to your teeth and gums while brushing, the cleaner they will get. Unfortunately, not only is this an ineffective method to oral care, it can actually do more harm than good. Brushing too hard can cause your gums to recede, exposing your teeth to more bacteria. […]
It’s about that time of year for your child to head back-to-school. As a parent, it’s your job to make sure your little one is well-cared for even when they’re out of your sight, and that means making sure they always have a healthy lunch to enjoy. But be careful when it comes to their […]
In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, you’ll get valuable information in this blog about childhood oral health that every parent should know. And, although these statistics are concerning, the good news is that there are many effective ways to completely prevent oral health problems. That’s why you’ll also get tips for preventing these […]
Fun fact: September is National Gum Care Month. Now here’s a not-so-fun fact: most people don’t take nearly as good care of their gums as they should. Gum disease will affect about half the adult population of the U.S. at some point. Fortunately, September is the perfect time to learn why your gums are so important and […]
Did you know that celebrating National Nutrition Month every March can help improve your smile? It’s true! Everyone knows that eating too much sugar will give you cavities. However, swapping those empty calories for certain smile-friendly snacks can strengthen your gums, rebuild your teeth, and boost your oral health! Add these healthy foods to your […]
To keep you safe while you receive dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, your dentist has implemented several additional steps to their usual infection control procedures. One important new dental safety protocol is the use of more personal protective equipment (PPE). The next time you visit your Richardson dentist, you may notice a new addition to […]