Dental Anxiety: Are You or Your Child Anxious About Seeing the Dentist?

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Dental anxiety is extremely common, affecting upwards of 36 percent of the population, according to a survey published in the British Dental Journal. You may suffer from dental anxiety if your fear or anxiety prevents you from going to the dentist or if you experience stress when in a dental setting. Dental anxiety occurs in […]

Toothache Questions Answered


If you have ever had a toothache, you know how frustrating and painful the experience can be. Toothaches can come on suddenly or worsen over time if treatment is not immediately sought. Good oral hygiene habits, coupled with regular visits to your dentist, can usually prevent toothaches from developing. However, there is always a risk […]

5 Common Dental Issues and How We Treat Them

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Nobody is born with a perfect smile, but we can certainly help you make it become a reality! Throughout our education and decades of dental practice, we’ve seen thousands of patients with the same dental issues. Although each case we see has its own unique details, there are a few common reasons patients visit Bonham […]

Fun Facts About Teeth

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Healthy teeth play an important role in our lives. They help us chew, digest food, and speak clearly. They also help us maintain our face shape and give us the confidence to lead successful social and professional lives. There are many things about your teeth that you probably don’t know. Here’s a look at some […]

Common Nitrous Sedation

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Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless gas typically used in dental settings for sedation and pain relief. The gas is given to the patient through a small nosepiece and is designed to create a feeling of calmness and relaxation. While under nitrous sedation, patients remain awake and alert. Patients are still […]

Missing Teeth: Dentures and Partial Dentures


More than 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million do not have any teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Having missing teeth can change a person’s appearance and impact their confidence. It can also negatively affect the alignment of their smile, making it more difficult […]

A Complete Oral Hygiene Routine

Oral Hygiene

Everyone’s oral hygiene routine is a little different. You may use a different type of toothpaste than someone else or you may floss before you brush. While certain aspects may vary, everyone should follow a similar regimen to protect their oral health and guard against gum disease and tooth decay. Here is a look at […]

The Effects of Sugar on Your Teeth

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Cookies, cakes, and other sweets make for a tasty occasional treat. However, too much sugar in your diet can have an adverse effect on your smile. There is a direct connection between sugar consumption and tooth decay. The mouth contains tiny microbes that turn sugar into acids which break down tooth enamel, often resulting in […]

Why Your Six Month Dental Check-Up Is Important

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How often do you visit your dentist? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), just 52.3 percent of adults reported that they had visited their dentist every six months for the past few years. An additional 15.4 percent reported visiting their dentist annually, and 11.0 percent say they only see a dentist once every two […]

What To Do About Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can cause interrupted sleep and a poor quality of life. People with this disorder typically experience abnormal breathing, including periods of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing that can last several seconds to minutes. This repeated stopping and starting of breathing can occur upwards of 30 or […]