Helping Rockwall Love Dental Visits

Helping Rockwall Love Dental Visits

It’s no secret that many Rockwall people dread going to the dentist. Everyone knows it and despite your best efforts, even your Rockwall area dentist knows it. But when you start visiting your dentist for the latest cosmetic dental treatments, you may find that you LOVE going to the dentist!

Dentists in the Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm areas have so many procedures and advanced materials at their disposal to make your smile as beautiful as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short-term braces are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in and around Rockwall.

Many Rockwall residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson a dentist in Rockwall and I want to help you love your dental visits and love your smile. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1993, and I find it especially rewarding when Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm residents find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.

At my Rockwall practice, we offer Family & General Dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. If you have any questions, the friendly staff here at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see what cosmetic dentistry procedures would be right for you.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Your Smile Says Keep Trying!

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Today’s message is for people who are frustrated because they haven’t been successful at making some changes that will benefit their oral health. We want to encourage you to keep trying and assure you that the team of dental professionals at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A is eager to help.

Keep Trying To Floss

Many people are dutiful about brushing and believe that it makes up for the lack of flossing. This is a misconception. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from the gumline. Failure to floss can lead to periodontal disease which can, in turn, lead to tooth loss. We urge everyone to make it a habit to floss correctly every day. If you are not sure how to floss correctly, any one of the courteous dental hygienists at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A would be happy to teach you. (They’re the pros!) Call 469-402-0024 to schedule a professional dental cleaning a review on flossing.

Keep Trying to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Skipping dental checkups can have harmful, and in some cases, irreversible oral health consequences. Severe tooth decay or delayed diagnosis of oral cancer are two potential risks. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone. This psychological disorder affects a significant portion of the population. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage this condition so you can undergo an exam and any necessary services. Talk to dentist Williamson if you or a family member suffers from dental anxiety. Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A delivers oral sedation and other help for uneasy patients.

Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco

Smoking is just as detrimental for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to quit the habit, it’s clear that you value your health and want to lower your risk for all the issues caused or exacerbated by smoking, chewing, or vaping.

Many smokers do not kick the habit the first time. But there’s hope! According to the CDC, there are now more former smokers than present users. Each of those former smokers was once right where you are. Keep trying!

Sometimes a little help can make all the difference. Call Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A at 469-402-0024 to schedule an appointment.

Source:
The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services., Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014, accessed June 13, 2017

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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5 Tips For Treating Mouth Sores

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Hi. I’m dentist Karen Williamson. When my patients get mouth sores, I counsel them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you too can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.

1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food—plenty of adult dishes fit the bill:

cream soups
yogurt
hot cereal
mashed potatoes
puddings

2. Keep your meals bland for a while. I know it’s humdrum, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.

3. Also, keep it cool. Only eat dishes served at room temperature or chilled.

4. Use a straw so that whatever you are drinking can bypass the mouth sore altogether.

5. Try to moisten dry foods. You can add sauces, dressings, and gravies to your meals.

I hope that these suggestions will help you the next time you suffer from a mouth sore. If you are looking for a dentist in the Rockwall area, consider my practice, Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A. We have been serving Rockwall since 1993.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

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Today’s post explains how specific foods and eating habits impact our teeth.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to assault enamel and initiate decay for individuals of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really worthy of banishment. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to minimize the acidic effects. It is wise to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken, other meats, nuts and milk. The calcium and phosphorus will advance tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more frequently you eat the more often your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be eased by choosing healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are to not only eat unhealthy foods but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

I’m Karen Williamson, DDS at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A. If cosmetic dentistry, including the cost of veneers, the cost of implants, teeth whitening, and the like interest you, call 469-402-0024 to set up a consultation. We can discuss anything from Bioclear bonding, Pinhole, CEREC to Cosmetic Dentistry, including Bioclear Bonding. Our friendly staff is ready to make you comfortable.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Floss Pick Facts For Rockwall

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Health-conscious individuals want to keep their teeth as clean as possible. However, they are also looking for convenience. That’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of conventional dental floss.

These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and can double as a toothpick, and a length of floss strung in a U-shaped groove. They are economical and can be used more discretely than floss.

While this may seem like a dream come true for those hoping to make flossing a more regular part of their oral health routine, floss picks are still a step below actual floss when it comes to effectiveness.

The American Dental Association has only approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue is that floss picks can’t curve and form the angles needed for superior cleaning.

So, what is a responsible dental patient to do? The first thing is to talk to your dentist. If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily.

If you are in the process of looking for a new dentist, we hope that you consider Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A. We have been serving the Rockwall area since 1993 from our Rockwall office.

Our friendly staff would love to answer any questions you have regarding flossing and other dental health concerns. We also welcome questions about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers.

Call 469-402-0024 today to schedule an exam or consultation.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Want A Reason To Smile All The Time?

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If you don’t like your smile, let’s talk about a smile makeover.

1. Look and feel younger.
2. Improve your oral health.
3. Increase your confidence.
4. Smile all the time!

Welcome to my dental blog. I serve my patients at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A which is located at 560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX in Rockwall, Texas. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 1993.

There has never been a better time to practice dentistry because dental procedures unavailable just a few years ago are now commonplace. . During my career, I have become proficient in a wide variety of advanced dental treatments aided by breakthroughs in techniques and tooth restoration materials. My passion is providing the highest standard of dental care for my Rockwall area patients and creating the healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible.

If you are not familiar with the latest cutting-edge dental procedures, you might not realize what cosmetic and restorative dentistry can achieve. A total smile transformation involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures which may include dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, tooth implants, inlays and onlays, gum contouring, teeth whitening, and, in some cases, orthodontia.

If you have dental anxiety, we can help. Sleep dentistry, sometimes called conscious sedation, will calm your nerves and help you relax while you undergo your cosmetic dental smile makeover.

If you are in the Rockwall Royse City, Backland, or Heath,McLendon-Chisholm area and have cosmetic dentistry questions, schedule a consultation by calling us at 469-402-0024.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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How Bright Can You Shine?

Affordable Rockwall Cosmetic Dentistry

Hello! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most people notice their teeth dull as the years go by. But foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

OTC tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpaste may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly remarkable smile, see Karen Williamson!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not affect the stains and your whitened natural teeth may make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, we can advise you about new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have discolored with age.

Remember, anything that can stain a white t-shirt can stain teeth.

Brushing after meals can help prevent staining. But immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing before the acids are neutralized or washed away can erode enamel.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A and can produce wonderful results over time.

For more specifics about a younger and brighter smile, contact our friendly dental team for a smile brightening consultation today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Peace Begins With A Smile

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Mother Theresa once said “Peace begins with a smile.” Perhaps that peace should start with the person who is smiling. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? Are you proud to flash a wide, happy grin? Do you believe it is beautiful? Does it express your best self? Let’s talk about your smile.

Bright eyes and bright smiles are best served clear and clean. Regular check ups with your local dental provider can prevent runaway decay and expensive corrections. Stay at peace with your smile by scheduling regular dental visits to avoid any future oral problems.

Rest assured that there are ways to redo what nature has given you or cosmetically remedy problems that have affected your once-pleasant smile. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to learn how you can achieve a smile you can be at peace with. For information about veneers, bridges, dental implants, Invisalign braces, visit http://www.karenwilliamsondds.com/.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson with Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A located in Rockwall at 560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX. Just like Mother Teresa said, I believe peace can begin with a smile. If you are not content with the appearance or condition of your teeth, gums, or bite, call 469-402-0024 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

I have years of experience providing my Rockwall area patients with cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, and total mouth reconstruction. I correct bite issues, seal children’s molars, remove decay, contour gums, mend cracks, bridge gaps, and reconstruct after tooth injury.

We are your local, experienced dental practice and provide quality service and products. We are passionate about creating the best dental experience possible. If dental visits make you feel the exact opposite of peaceful, let’s talk about oral conscious sedation. With a little help, you can get through your treatment with minimal anxiety and be at peace with your smile for years to come.

We’ve been providing services such as Bioclear bonding, Pinhole, CEREC, Family & General Dentistry, and Cosmetic Dentistry, including Bioclear Bonding since 1993 to Rockwall and nearby communities such as Heath,McLendon-Chisholm, Royse City, and Backland. Even patients from Rockwall have found value in traveling to see us. Our friendly, competent staff can schedule and discuss any of our top services such as teeth whitening, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and porcelain veneers.

Your Dental Home- Dr. Karen E. Williamson, DDS

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Rockwall

If you are a regular visitor to our blog here at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, you have probably read many articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures. Karen Williamson is a master of smile makeovers.

Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our Royse City, Backland, and Heath,McLendon-Chisholm patients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are gaining popularity in Rockwall among dental patients who want to restore missing teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, there are a number of orthodontic options here at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall.

What if your cosmetic dental problem has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many Rockwall residents whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? There is a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, a Rockwall dentist or periodontist can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gumline and protect tooth root and bone.

For more information about gum contouring, call us at 469-402-0024.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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5 Smile Makeover Questions For Rockwall Smiles

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Rockwall

If you are considering a multi-procedure cosmetic dental smile makeover or extensive restorative dental work, here are four considerations:

All At Once Or Over Time?
At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, our smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect smile. dentist Karen Williamson develops a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Oral Sedation?
Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially helpful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Rockwall dental patients. Some services are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the required healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall our patients experience terrific results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same ‘batch’ for the most precise color matching.

Call Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A today at 469-402-0024 to schedule a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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