Pregnancy And Oral Health

Pregnancy And Oral Health In Rockwall

Pregnancy is a happy time for most women. But even as you anticipate bringing new life into the world, it’s important to be aware that pregnancy can bring certain dental health risks. We can help you with them at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

Before you press the alarm button, let us clarify: being pregnant does not automatically mean your dental health will be at risk. It’s more important than ever to brush and floss your teeth without fail, and see us for a checkup.

There is a link between gum disease in pregnant women, and babies born prematurely with a low birth rate. Premature birth puts babies at risk for many conditions, including cerebral palsy and poor eyesight.

The good news? You are less likely to experience these issues if you enter pregnancy already having good dental health.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride
  • Floss thoroughly
  • Have regular dental checkups

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, be sure to tell us at your next appointment. We may want to take certain precautions, like delaying your next round of x-rays.

There’s a lot to learn when you’re expecting. Don’t overlook your dental health! At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall we are here to help. Services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup 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

 

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Rockwall

As we grow older we experience many physical changes, from wrinkles to gray hair to aches and pains that come out of nowhere. Fortunately, your smile can remains attractive and healthy with a little help from cosmetic and restorative dentistry at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, you can restore your youthful smile. Teeth can last a lifetime, so don’t think tooth loss is inevitable. But if it happens, there’s a solution for that, too.

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that focuses on the appearnace of your smile. We can remove years of stains with professional teeth whitening. We can cover up cracks, chips, and gaps with porcelain veneers.

For missing teeth, dental implants are an ideal solution. An artificial tooth can be mounted on a titanium post that’s been implanted in your jaw. Multiple posts can support a dental bridge, and even a full dental arch.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we believe that your smile doesn’t have to show your age! From cosmetic to restorative dentistry, we have a way to improve any smile. Call us to 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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It’s A Great Time To Have Ugly Teeth!

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You read that right: it’s a great time to have ugly teeth. It really is true! Cosmetic dentistry from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall offers a range of procedures that can transform unattractive teeth into something memorable.

One of the most-requested procedures here is teeth whitening. Many of our patients have tried various over-the-counter whitening products and been less than happy with the results. The truth is that nothing you can buy at the store can match the power of professional teeth whitening.

Many patients have also been thrilled with porcelain veneers. These are thin ceramic shells that are custom-made for one or more teeth. They’re great for covering chips and cracks, gaps between teeth, and even stains and other discolorations.

Dental implants have restored countless smiles, and are one of the true marvels of modern dentistry. An artificial tooth is supported by a post implanted into your jaw, where it fuses with the bone. They look and function like natural teeth!

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall that can turn unsightly teeth into something to behold. We also offer complete general dentistry. Call our office today, and find out what we can do for your 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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3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

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At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we are big advocates of good dental health, and really promote regular brushing and flossing. Since we’re a dental practice that should come as no surprise!

Many of our patients bring questions with them to their checkups, like which toothpaste to use or proper tools and techniques. We think that’s great, since we are all about educating our patients. Some of our answers are as easy as 1-2-3.

1 Soft Bristle Toothbrush

We strongly recommend gentle brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It will clean your teeth and massage your gums. There is never a good reason to use hard or medium bristle toothbrushes.

2 Minutes of Brushing and Flossing

Visualize your mouth in four sections and spend a good 30 seconds in each one. Get the chewing surfaces, the inside surfaces, the outside surfaces and gently brush the gums. Be sure to pay attention to the far side of the back tooth. It’s never visible but can collect food and allow tooth decay to begin.

Take two minutes to floss after brushing in the evening. You’ll remove any debris the toothbrush couldn’t get.

3 Times a Day

Brushing after every meal should remain the goal. This is difficult if you aren’t home for the midday meal. To maintain good dental hygiene, brushing is priority one.

There are as many toothpaste choices out there as you have teeth. Choose the flavor you like best, but be sure it has fluoride and carries the American Dental Association seal.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, the dental health of each of our patients is always our top priority. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We have extended evening and weekend hours to fit any schedule. Call for your next 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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3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, we understand that. (Life gets busy for us, too!) But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the twenty other items on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in great shape!

You might say: “But my teeth feel fine.”

Our answer? Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental troubles can be progressing without you being aware of it.

1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.

2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any damage.

3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. During your checkup we’ll screen for oral cancer. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is essential.

After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is necessary moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!

Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX will ensure you avoid serious dental problems. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. 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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Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Rockwall?

There are people who refrain from smiling at all costs. Are you one of those who covers their mouth when laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unattractive teeth for years? At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we can help!

If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Because of dental implants, many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth. Implants can even be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit.

Dental implants from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall are one of the most significant advances in dentistry. To find out more about them, call our office. We also provide complete family dentistry 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

 

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

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

Is it possible to stop, or at least slow down, the aging process? Goodness knows, we try! From working out at the gym to face lifts to Botox to hair implants, we’re contantly trying to maintain a youthful appearance. Another great option are porcelain veneers from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. It’s an easy way to mask any flaws, such as chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth.

Veneers are also great for whitening your smile. Our teeth naturally grow dull over the years. A lifetime of coffee or tea, red wine, and a host of other food and drink take a toll. You’ll still need to brush, of course. But veneers are largely stain-resistant, so once they’re in place you’ll never have to worry about discoloration again.

There is more than just a cosmetic benefit to porcelain veneers. Tooth enamel can grow thin over the years, from overzealous brushing and highly acidic foods and drinks. Unfortunatley, enamel won’t grow back: once it’s gone, it’s gone. Veneers are great treatment for teeth that have compromised enamel.

Porcelain veneers from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall leave you with a youthful new smile, one that your friends will find impossible to ignore. They’re just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Call us to 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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Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Rockwall Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall for a checkup and cleaning every six months may  seem inconvenient sometimes, but you may benefit in ways you’d never imagine.

A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.

Not only that, but brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower your risk of heart disease. The study says that people who brushed less than twice a day, and for less than two minutes, were three times as likely to have heart issues than those who brushed at least twice, and for at least two minutes.

A cardiologist who was not associated with the study said it’s possible that those who are attentive to their dental health may simply be more health conscious overall.

Still, researchers believe it strengthens the notion that there is a clear link between your dental health and your overall health.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall we encourage all our patients to brush their teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, and to floss, too. It’s the best way to keep cavities at bay. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. 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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Help Kids Develop Good Dental Habits

Developing Good Dental Habits In Royse City

Benjamin Franklin once said that it’s easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we agree!

It certainly applies to dental care. If you wait too long to teach your son or daughter how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.

It’s very hard to convince a teenager that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, their habits should be sufficient to prevent excessive cavities.

Proper oral hygiene is a key indicator of future oral health, and I want to help Rockwall parents teach these habits to their children.

At Karen E Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we provide family and restorative dentistry. Please call our office today to schedule your next checkup!

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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Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Rockwall Dental Implants and Dental BridgesTooth replacement has been a highly requested dental service at Karen E Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX. When our patients want information about tooth restoration, we usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and dental implants.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the extracted tooth.

Dental Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular and can often be a better choice. A dental implant includes a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then affixed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields extraordinary results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these tooth replacements maintain or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, as well.

Dental implants and bridges are among the restorative dentistry procedures available at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX. Other services include complete family dentistry. 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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