7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The famous saying was coined in regards to fire safety. But like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of modern life. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX , we apply it to dental health.

Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some essential guidelines are highlighted here.

Important Guidelines

  • Brush your teeth. Do it twice a day without fail, for two minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Don’t forget the floss. Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your teeth and keep your gums healthy too.
  • Wear a protective mouthguard when joining in an activity where your mouth could possibly be damaged.
  • Avoid smoking and sugary foods.
  • Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection, and nerve damage, so if you have them, make sure to keep your mouth extra clean!
  • Schedule regular dental visits.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX we want all our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. People from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate come to our office for full cosmetic dentistry services. Request an appointment and schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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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Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, cosmetic dentistry from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX can help.

Whether your teeth have been stained by years of sipping dark-colored drinks, or smoking has left them brown and dull, we can restore the whiteness and give new life to your smile.

Maybe you have injured a tooth, causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to a tooth. When you come in for a consultation, we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is optimal for your teeth.

Two of the most popular procedures we offer are porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. They are permanently attached to the front of your teeth. People love them because they mask flaws like cracks and chips, and gaps between teeth.

Teeth whitening can transform discolored teeth, removing years of stains or yellowing. We offer in-office procedures and our formulas are far more powerful than any over-the-counter toothpaste or store-bought kit.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, we restore smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate trust us with their smiles, and also come to our office for family dentistry. Request 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

 

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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are your teeth becoming yellow? Do you miss that pearly white smile of your youth? If so, you are not alone! At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, one of the most common problems our dental patients exhibit is that of yellowing teeth. Though we offer top-of-the line teeth whitening services, our patients will often ask us whether over-the-counter tooth-whitening agents can achieve that same effect. We are here to set the record straight!

Because many dental products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes claim to be able to enhance your teeth, it is understandable that there should be some confusion as to how effective they really are. Most of the time, changing your toothpaste to one with a whitening agent can’t hurt, as these products contain safe chemical additives that gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances can only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This commonly results in whitening by roughly one shade. On the other hand, quick, in-office procedures usually enhance your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. Quite a difference!

So there you have it! A whitening toothpaste, while helpful on a superficial level, does not compare to in-office whitening. Why not swing by Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX and schedule a whitening today? We also offer veneers, crowns, dental implants, and gum disease treatment. Most of our clients see the dramatic results of their in-office whitening and decide to go for the whole smile makeover!

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Royse City, Backland, Heath, or Fate areas, contact 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

 

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3 Important Reasons To Choose Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A

Everyone wants to have a good experience when they go to the dentist, whether it’s for something simple like a cleaning and checkup or more extenstive dental work. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, the patient experience is important to us.

We strive for excellence in everything we do. What are some of the things that set us apart?

A Great Staff

Your experience with us begins when you schedule your very first appointment. Whether it’s online or by telephone, our friendly staff is sure to answer any questions you might have. You might ask about specific procedures, office hours, or something else. Whatever that is, we’ll answer to your satisfaction.

Once you’re here for an appointment, we’ll say hello and get you checked in. Dentistry can be unpredictable sometimes, but we’ll do everything possible to minimize your waiting time.

Thorough Explanations

Dentistry is a science with jargon all its own. We make sure, though, to explain your unique situation in clear and understandable language. If we don’t explain something thoroughly enough, don’t hesitate to ask for more information.

We know, too, that it isn’t easy to ask questions during a procedure. We’ll always take the time before or after to let you know what’s going on.

Committment

We take dental health seriously. We use state of the art equipment to do the best job possible for every patient who settles into one of our chairs. Dental health is connected to overall health, and we offer comprehensive care.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, the dental health of our patients is our top priority every single day. Patients from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate visit our practice for  our complete family and cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment today, and find out what excellence in dentistry can be!

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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The Most Important Procedure For Smile Makeover Patients

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If you want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, please give us a call at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX to schedule a consultation – perhaps the most important part of any smile makeover.

It’s during your consultation we have a chance to talk about the following issues:

  • Your vision and expectations of how you want your smile to look.
  • The current condition of your dental health.
  • The characteristics of your teeth and gums that you wish to repair.
  • The combination of treatments necessary to reach your goal.
  • Your options for how to schedule the makeover process (all at once or over time).
  • Answers to all of your questions and concerns.

You’ll also have an opportunity to see before and after pictures of smile redesign patients.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, effective cosmetic dentistry consultations ensure complete patient satisfaction. We’ve improved the smiles of people from all over Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate, who also come to our practice for dental implants and much more. Schedule a consultlation 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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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular check-ups and cleanings at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall are essential for good dental health. But some people tend to have gums that bleed after a thorough cleaning, causing them concern.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, don’t worry about it. But, if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you should be checked for the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease arises when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also see bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

It is a progressive condition and a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also treatable, but as with most conditions, the earlier it is diagnosed and the treatment begins, the better.

We treat gum disease at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall. Patients from throughout Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate know they can trust us with their dental health. They also come to our practice for dental implants, and all their dental care needs. Schedule 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

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Are You Smiling?

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The importance of brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is something we emphasize to all of our patients. Along with regular checkups and cleanings at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, it’s the best way to maintain your beautiful smile.

A good dental hygiene routine, something you do every single day without fail, is essential to your dental health. It’s related to your overall health, too.

Should you brush your teeth before you floss, or after? We’re asked that from time to time. According to one survey, there’s about a fifty-fifty split of opinion on which is better, with a slight edge going to those who brush first. We think you should do whichever you prefer. Just be sure to do both!

Are there aspects of your smile you would like to improve? Cosmetic  dentistry can give your smile an upgrade. Available procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic cover any flaws.
  • Bonding. A composite resin is shaped on your teeth to repair damage or improve appearance.
  • Dental implants. Missing one or more teeth? Dental implants look and  function like the real thing.
  • Teeth whitening. For the most dazzling smile possible, nothing beats professional teeth whitening.

Are you smiling? At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall we certainly hope so! If not, cosmetic dentistry can help. People from xxx keep smiling with our xxx. Call for 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

 

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A Fast Anti-Aging Treatment Available At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A

Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and stop, or at least slow down, the aging process. Whether it’s a surgical procedure, hair implants, or just working out at the gym, we do what we can to maintain a youthful appearance. Porcelain veneers from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall can help!

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit each one to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them a youthful, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available.

One thing to remember: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more, call us at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall. People from Rockwall, Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate come to our practice for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services. 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

 

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Versatile Veneers For A Vivid Smile

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Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit to your outstanding Rockwall cosmetic dental office.

Simple procedure, dramatic results

The advanced porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into beautiful smiles with minimal disruption to the existing tooth structure. They are quicker and usually less pricey than complete crowns but are made with the same durable, translucent porcelain.

A celebrity smile secret

It’s no that wonder that a very large percentage of men and women in the public eye have porcelain veneers. An actress can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth speedy and pose for photos right after leaving her dental office. A local television news anchor can have his teeth perfectly aligned in a couple of hours and report Texas news that same day.

Trust an experienced cosmetic dentist in Rockwall

I am Karen Williamson of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall, Texas. I have carried out hundreds of veneer placements—alone and in combination with crowns, inlays/onlays, and tooth implants for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps you should consider veneers as the best way to attain your brilliant 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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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

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Unfortunately, periodontitis (advanced gum disease) is very common. But completely preventable.

Here’s some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment.

1. Brush for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with fluoridated toothpaste. Be sure to brush along the gumline. Clean away the particles of food Don’t brush too hard, but be thorough. Scrubbing your gums aggressively can be painful and is a BIG don’t.

2. Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. Don’t like to floss? Try a floss holder, which makes it much simpler to insert floss between teeth. But get over your aversion to flossing, unless you want cavities or gum disease.

3. Although not a substitute for brushing and flossing, using a mouth rinse can prevent plaque accumulation and keep your enamel strong. Remember that fluoride mouth rinses are not the same as mouthwashes. Mouthwashes have alcohol and are designed to freshen breath. (But they can worsen dry mouth which can cause other problems.)

4. Eat a healthy diet. Starchy and sugary foods increase plaque. A nutritious diet provides the nutrients necessary (Vitamins A and C, in particular) to keep teeth and gums healthy.

5. Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which may result in gingivitis (gum disease) or oral cancer. While you’re at it, avoid E-cigs and vapors.

6. Be aware that certain medications can also threaten a healthy smile. These include oral contraceptives, antidepressants and heart medicines. If your medications are affecting your dental health, speak with dentist Williamson.

7. Exercise preventive care and schedule regular examinations — the best way to detect early signs of gum disease and make a plan to reverse it.

8. Talk to your dentist about dental health topics such as old, broken fillings or crowded teeth.

9. If you grind your teeth, talk to dentist Williamson about ways to safeguard your teeth.

Listed above are nine simple ways to ensure your teeth don’t decay, or worse, fall out completely. It’s crucial to brush your teeth in the morning and at night. Bonus points for brushing and/or rinsing after lunch. Daily dental hygiene also keeps your breath fresh. Your friends, family, and co-workers will appreciate that.

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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