Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

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Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? These celebrations usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look nice. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds, but you can significantly transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Here are five cosmetic dental procedures that can usually be performed in one office visit.

1. Veneers
Porcelain veneers have been a successful treatment for decades but we never fail to be amazed by the outstanding results they deliver. A veneer is a super-thin layer of porcelain bonded permanently to the tooth. A veneer can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or fix a misshapen tooth.

2. Gum Contouring
Perhaps your teeth are beautiful and healthy but you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation. Gum contouring can reshape the gumline and perfect your smile. Book a consultation with dentist Williamson today for an intensive examination and savvy guidance regarding your gumline.

3. Enamel Shaping
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the characteristics of a smile even if all the other teeth have a pleasing appearance. (Your mouth is no place for a sore thumb, right?) Let dentist Williamson reshape the tooth so it blends in seamlessly.

4. Bonding
Dental bonding just gets better and better as additional advanced materials are developed. Bonding is used in a multitude of applications to fix teeth with cosmetic and structural issues. The newest prep processes are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure.

5. Teeth Whitening
Make your smile pop with professional in-office teeth whitening. There is nothing like an outstanding white smile to give you complete confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment that will bless you with increased confidence every day. We look forward to getting your smile ready for all those hugs, laughs, and, of course, pictures.

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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Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any Rockwall mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Rockwall resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Rockwall, Royse City, Backland, and Heath,McLendon-Chisholm folks. We encourage anyone in the Rockwall area who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.

Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Rockwall cosmetic dentistry office, you can expect to learn about cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, and any number of other dental services.

Karen Williamson has been serving the Rockwall area since 1993. Call 469-402-0024 to schedule a 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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To Chew Or Not To Chew

To Chew Or Not To Chew In Rockwall

Hello gum chewers, today we’re going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help shield your smile from tooth decay?

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can be beneficial in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an added benefit for your pearly whites. Xylitol is a sweetener that not only has fewer calories than traditional sugars, but it also has antimicrobial properties that curtail plaque build-up. This means that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes tooth decay.

So if you’re headed out to a restaurant, bring a pack of sugar-free gum with you and pop it in your mouth when your meal is done. Of course, brushing and flossing are the optimal practices for your oral health, but when you can’t brush, choose a sugarless gum with xylitol.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A. We offer cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. If you have any questions about how to improve your oral health, or if you would like specifics about any of our cutting-edge cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, or complete smile redesigns, give us a call today at 469-402-0024.

Call our friendly team today for an appointment!

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 Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Rockwall Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks Hi! I’m dentist Karen Williamson, DDS. Most every day, I can be found at my Rockwall dental practice treating dental patients with tooth and gum problems or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

1) Rockwall diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk. My number is 469-402-0024.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of Royse City and Backland folks, including those for high blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, but it is also dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and antipsychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

I help many Heath, McLendon-Chisholm dental patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health and an important part of your overall physical health.

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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Royalty At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A

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When dentist Karen Williamson crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is required to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also necessary as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, located at 560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX in Rockwall, Texas 75032, opened their doors in 1993 and has been serving patients throughout Texas with extraordinary efficiency, expertise and personal attention since 1993. You could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with dentist Williamson to find out if you are a candidate for advanced restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous crown. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly other options.

In addition to restorative services, we would love to talk to you about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities.

We are equipped to offer restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, porcelain veneers, and a long list of other procedures. Schedule your visit today with our friendly staff at 469-402-0024.

A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, expert chewing machine.

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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Total Tooth Restoration

Total Tooth Restoration Your face is always on display for others to see. You can’t hide it behind long sleeves, baggy jeans, or a hat.

Many lucky Rockwall residents who have received smile makeovers at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A believe their dazzling new smile brightens their whole face. Some Rockwall professionals have corrected tooth problems prior to beginning a search for new employment.

A beautiful smile is essential to a polished appearance. Royse City cosmetic dentistry is not just for people in the public eye, it is for anyone who desires a youthful looking smile.

Backland teeth whitening is quicker and more popular than ever. Some of our Rockwall cosmetic dental patients invest in total teeth restoration because they have always been self-conscious about chips, gaps or crooked teeth.

Cosmetic dental treatment may consist of dental bonding, dental implants, dental bridges, orthodontics, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening or a combination.

If you are unfamiliar with the latest materials and procedures, see smile makeover expert Karen Williamson for a cosmetic dental consultation. Some transformations are completed in just one visit! And don’t forego a new smile because you are afraid of dental treatment. Nervous Rockwall cosmetic dental patients can wake up to a new smile with oral conscious sedation.

It is never too late to get a movie-star smile!

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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Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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Let’s talk about the power of a smile.

A smile communicates your emotions more precisely than words can ever do. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. But what if you want to smile but the problems with your teeth prevent you? This is a frustrating condition for many Rockwall people both young and old.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can notice that personality without a smile. If you are often too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Do you ever consider how your close-lipped facial expressions affect other people’s perceptions of you? Do you think it’s possible that your demeanor causes people to get the wrong impression? Perhaps they think you are shy, distant, timid, or unhappy. These adjectives are probably completely off-base – but without a smile, it’s hard to tell. Especially when people meet you for the first time.

Do you think your unappealing smile has affected your career? How about your personal relationships? If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry.

This begs the question: “What has prevented you from seeking a smile makeover?” Is it the cost? Fear that it’s going to be painful? Doubts about whether it will really work? Worry that you will have to take work off for several appointments? Maybe you are just too embarrassed to let anyone look in your mouth.

If you are still reading this post, I suspect you are on the fence regarding this life-changing renewal. You can’t make a wise choice unless you have the critical facts, and I want to provide them to you.

Knowledge is power. I invite you to come in for a free, informational smile makeover consultation. I want to communicate with you about all the concerns I mentioned previously and any others you may have. When I complete a smile transformation for someone who has been embarrassed to smile for years, it changes that person’s life. Because of industry-leading procedures, instruments, lab processes, and materials, it’s a great time to be a cosmetic dentist and an even better time to get a smile makeover at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall.

The key to a cosmetic dental smile makeover that transcends what is technically adequate to the type of sensational smile that is greater than the sum of its parts is the proficiency of the dentist. To reach the level of perfection that you deserve, a renowned smile makeover dentist must have the ability to use all these things in combination with rare artistic skills.

Whew! That’s a lot of words. And, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, we know that words cannot convey what a celebrated smile can. Let me show you pictures of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A smile makeover patients. Then you will understand. (After all, a picture is worth – how many words?)

I invite you to call me, dentist Karen Williamson, today 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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Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and carrot sticks? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging trail? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are doing great? If you picture a white, healthy smile or a dental X-ray showing no decay, we salute you.

At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, we urge everyone with a smile (that includes you!) to include oral health in your definition of “healthy living.”

When done correctly and consistently, brushing and flossing are crucial components of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush to protect your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes, and be sure you reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is necessary for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Rockwall stores, so experiment until finding one you like.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A. As a healthcare provider, I am passionate about helping each of my patients reap the benefits of oral health and avoid tooth woes that can compromise their all-around health.

And just as some healthcare providers offer cosmetic procedures, I also serve you with services that improve the aesthetics of your smile. Ask us about porcelain veneers, dental implants, invisible braces, white fillings, inlays/onlays and same-day teeth whitening. For more information, call Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A today at 469-402-0024 or visit http://www.karenwilliamsondds.com/.

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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Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

Toothbrush Wars in Rockwall

It may surprise you to know that some individuals have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better?

Most dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used properly, are effective at removing plaque. Choosing which kind you prefer is really up to you.

Today, we want to give you some extra information about toothbrushes to help you select which kind is right for you or your child.

You need to consider cost and convenience.
Some people argue that even though electric toothbrushes are more expensive, you’ll save on dental bills. However, there are no definitive studies to back up this claim.

Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores carry all types of electric toothbrushes. This can be difficult when buying replacement heads. People who travel may find that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack (and batteries are not necessary).

The pressure you put on your gums with either type of toothbrush is important. Some people say that it’s difficult to know how much pressure they use with electric toothbrushes, while others say that because of the quick electrical movements, they tend to be more gentle on their gums than when they use manual brushes. You may want to try them both to identify your brushing style. Then you can discuss it with your dentist.

Special consideration should be taken for men and women with arthritis. Most dentists guide their elderly and arthritic patients to use electric toothbrushes when their manual dexterity is diminished. As for children, once they are old enough, an electric toothbrush may be preferable, but safety should always be the first concern of parents.

Whichever type of toothbrush you choose, make sure you get soft bristles and replace it every three to four months.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson, and I want to thank you for visiting my dental blog.

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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Why Look For The Seal?

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When you go to a drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or other oral care product, make sure that it carries the seal of the American Dental Association. This is a simple way to make wise choices for the products you need to keep your mouth clean, healthy, and free of cavities.

You can rely on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been evaluated to be safe as well as effective. This often means that companies have to meet standards even higher than those required by law.

Making sure to purchase products with the seal is practically like shopping with your Rockwall dentist or dental hygienist right by your side!

Hi, I’m dentist Karen Williamson of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall. We also serve the Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and, like the ADA, want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile.

Many of our patients want information about smile redesigns. If you’d like to know what cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, schedule an appointment and we’ll guide you on possible courses of treatment.

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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