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Do You Love Your Smile?

Rockwall Cosmetic DentistryThe people who seem happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall reminds you that you are not alone. Chances are most of those perfect smiles you see, had a little help along the way. They are probably the result of cosmetic dentistry.

At Karen Williamson DDS we provide the state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry that delivers dazzling, flawless smiles. We treat patients from 1 to 100. You are never too young or too old to improve your smile; but it will definitely make you feel younger!

Two common smile problems are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth

Few Rockwall people have pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, our teeth darken as we age. Fortunately, the most affordable Rockwall cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening. Picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile. It is possible at Karen E Williamson D.D.S.

Damaged Teeth

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. We use porcelain veneers every day to remedy tooth trauma.

If you have never been eager to show your teeth when you smile or laugh, now is the time to change that. Call Karen E Williamson D.D.S. to schedule a cosmetic dentistry 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

 


Smile Makeovers: First Things First

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In this post, the team at Karen W. Williamson DDS in Rockwall TX will focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry.

Let us set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. The dentist listens carefully as he explains the esthetic problems that he wants to remedy. Mr. Jones wants to fix two chipped teeth, get a dental implant for a tooth that is missing altogether, and whiten his whole smile. He describes what he envisions for his smile after undergoing treatment.

The dentist performs an examination of his entire mouth and takes x-rays. The dentist discovers some additional troubles. There are three teeth with moderate decay, one tooth with severe decay, gum disease, an old crown with a crack in it, and severe bone recession at the potential dental implant site where the tooth was extracted ten years ago.

The dentist explains that these troubles need to be addressed before the cosmetic dental smile makeover is performed. Mr. Jones says that the smile makeover is his first priority and plans to deal with the other problems sometime in the future.

How does the dentist advise Mr. Jones? The dentist will probably explain that the lasting success of a cosmetic dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or tooth whitening is influenced by the condition of the mouth at the time of treatment. There must be a solid, healthy foundation, so to speak, on which to build the smile makeover.

First things first. It makes no sense to attach a veneer to a decayed tooth that may need a root canal. A dental implant may not integrate with the surrounding bone structure if placed at a site where there is bone recession. Tooth whitening will probably not produce favorable results where there is gum disease and exposed tooth roots.

Can Mr. Jones ever have his dream smile? Yes! There are treatments to repair all of his issues. But just like many other things in life, the order of operations is critical.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry or simply need a check-up, schedule an appointment with Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall TX. We also provide general dentistry.

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


Checking On Checkups

Have you scheduled your next dental cleaning and checkup? As a matter of dental health, you should see us at Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall TX every six months to ensure your teeth and gums are in good shape.

No one really looks forward to going to the dentist. What they look forward to is getting it over with. But taking good care of your teeth is one the best things you can do. Not only is it ideal to have healthy teeth and gums, but there is a direct correlation between your dental health and your overall health.

Here are four very good reasons why you should see us every six months:

  • Plaque and tartar. We’ll give you a thorough, professional teeth cleaning. The simple fact is that your toothbrush and dental floss can’t do it all, even with the most committed routine. Keeping your teeth clean of plaque and tarter puts you on the road to dental health.
  • X-rays. The dental x-rays we take allow us to spots potential problems we can’t see with a simple visual inspection. Identifying them early is the best way to treat them.
  • Oral cancer. We perform oral cancer screenings. Again, identifying this early will lead to the best outcome.
  • Gum disease. Gum disease is preventable, which is one of the reasons why your home dental care routine is so important. Checking your gums in our office every six months is the best way to catch problems early.

Notice the common theme in these four points? Prevention. When it comes to your dental health, prevention is the key.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall TX, we advise all our patients to schedule their next six month cleaning and checkup, even as they leave our office after the last one. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, among other services. Make an appointment with us 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


The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A smile upgrade with cosmetic dentistry is transformative for a man or woman who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive. A smile upgrade from Karen E Williamson DDS in Rockwall can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It alters the way you are perceived by others.

A person who smiles often and easily is generally regarded as an energetic problem solver.

2. It elevates the atmosphere in social settings.

When you candidly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when required.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit being preoccupied by making sure you hide your teeth, you have the energy to focus on ways to attain success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will be amazed with every day. If you have ever wondered what unprecedented cosmetic dentistry can do for you, call Karen E Williamson D.D.S. in Rockwall. We also provide general dentistry. Make an appointment 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

 


Into The Thick Of It, The Skinny On Toothpaste

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You know that daily brushing and flossing helps fight tooth decay. Today’s article from the team at Karen E Williamson in Rockwall answers some common questions about that common but useful substance, toothpaste.

Why does toothpaste seem gritty?

The abrasive quality of toothpaste is to aid in removing dental plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Forceful brushing becomes unnecessary for dental patients when the abrasives in the toothpaste can snag the mouth’s lingering bits of food, and polish the enamel at the same time.

What’s with the strong minty flavors?

Minty flavors are used to encourage continued use of the paste and to freshen breath. However, toothpaste alone is not designed to cure halitosis (bad breath) for men and women affected. While unflavored toothpastes exist, the world has also seen such flavors as peanut butter, iced tea, and ginger.

What is Fluoride’s place in a toothpaste?

Fluoride occurs in small amounts in plants, animals, and some natural water sources. It is championed by health-conscious individuals for preventing tooth decay and controlling gingivitis. Fluoride-containing compounds are present in many toothpastes to add another critical dimension to the oral hygiene regimen for preventing decay.

How are toothpaste and flossing related?

Flossing regularly in conjunction with brushing helps to avoid bacterial growth, tooth decay, and plaque build-up by simply removing chunks of food or substances that could break down the tooth.

Finally, what about the relationship between toothpaste and mouthwash?

The use of mouthwash cannot replace regular brushing and flossing. Mouthwash (or fluoride rinse) simply adds yet another effective layer of defense against bacterial growth in the mouth.

Karen E Williamson DDS in Rockwall urges her patients to brush and floss to prevent tooth decay. She practices general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us 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

 


Why It’s Crucial To Replace Missing Back Teeth

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Some individuals who lose a back tooth question whether to replace it. After all, it doesn’t show when you smile and there are other teeth to take over the chewing functions. Why not skip the expense of replacing it? Actually, as the team at Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall explains, there are very good reasons to replace a back tooth with a permanent dental implant.

1. The adjacent tooth (or teeth) may start shifting.

If a tooth tips, moves, or rotates, it can affect the bite. The unopposed tooth can also move, though it generally moves outward from the bone (over-eruption). Teeth that are displaced can become more vulnerable to gum disease, decay, or TMJ pain.

2. The underlying bone will eventually recede.

Without the tooth root, the jaw bone recedes. This changes the dimensions of the face and gives it a sunk-in look due to a decline in supporting bone. The vertical shortening advances and becomes more pronounced as you get older.

3. There will be additional stress on the teeth that take over the chewing functions.

This can bring about excessive wear, fracture, or pain.

If you have a missing back tooth and want to learn about dental implants, call Karen E Williamson D.D.S. in Rockwall. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us 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

 


Creating Beautiful Smiles! General Dentistry in Rockwall

Creating beautiful Rockwall smiles at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A At Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall, we create beautiful smiles with general and cosmetic dentistry, and provide quality dental care to our patients.

We stress the importance of dental health at every appointment. Patients sometimes wonder why they need to see us every six months, if they brush and floss twice a day. The simplest answer is best: even with the most diligent oral care, a toothbrush and floss can’t do it all.

It’s hard to get rid of all the plaque on teeth. Plaque is that sticky substance that builds up and turns to tartar is it isn’t removed, which in turns leads to tooth decay. Plaque is especially difficult to remove in hard to reach places in your mouth. That’s why everyone needs to get a professional cleaning from a dental hygienist twice a year.

Regular cleanings also help to prevent gum disease. A checkup will catch any early signs of it and stop it before it gets worse.

Ask the team at Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall about the best methods of oral hygiene at home. And be sure to call our office to set up your next appointment. We practice general, family, and cosmetic dentistry.

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


Want To Perk Up Your Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockwall

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To improve your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Karen E Williamson D.D.S. in Rockwall. We have cosmetic dentistry procedures that address a host of aesthetic issues.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life significantly. Many of our patients feel more assertive in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. And who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. Over-the-counter products can be effective, but have their limitations. Professional teeth whitening gives you incredible results in as little as one office visit.

Porcelain veneers are another popular options. Made from thin, medical-grade ceramic, porcelain veneers are attached to the front of your teeth. They cover chips and cracks, and leave you with a dazzling smile.

To find out all that cosmetic dentistry has to offer, call the office of Karen E. Williamson D.D.S. in Rockwall to schedule a consultation. We also practice general and family dentistry.

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


A Proud Tradition! General Dentistry in Rockwall

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Did you know that dentistry is one of the oldest of the medical professions? It’s true! With the general dentistry practiced at Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall, we are proud to be carrying on a noble tradition.

The earliest known descriptions of tooth decay date back to about 5000 B.C. The decay was attributed to “tooth worms.” We know a little more now than we did then.

In modern times, general dentistry is uniquely oriented to preventing disease. In fact, more than half of all dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventive. Our main goal is keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall, we do more than just general dentistry. We also provide cosmetic dentistry services, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Call us today to schedule 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


Dental Questions? Family Dentistry in Rockwall

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Everyone has teeth, and smart people want to take care of theirs. At Karen E. Williamson DDS we practice family dentistry, and review basic principles of dental health with our patients.

Your teeth may seem like lifeless bone jutting up from your gums. They are anything but that! Teeth are actually living structures. Beneath their hard surface is an interior filled with dentin, a mesh of mineralized connective tissue.

Beneath the dentin, at a tooth’s core, are nerves enclosed in a pulpy sheath. They pass through the tooth in canals (the canals you hear about in “root canal”). Finally, each tooth is anchored to your jaw by ligaments and cementum.

Between the hygienists in our office and your cleaning regimen at home, your teeth are kept healthy by brushing and flossing to remove plaque, tartar, and stains. The plaque and tartar, if not removed, are the substances that will eventually lead to tooth decay.

With family and general dentistry at Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall, we’ll keep your teeth healthy so they last a lifetime. We also provide cosmetic dentistry services that will make them look as good as they feel. Call us today to schedule 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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