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Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A

Maybe as a teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, and it’s left you with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth. Porcelain veneers from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall can turn your smile from dull to dazzling.

If you are like many of us, you have sipped thousands of dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine over the years, and your teeth are showing the effects. This too can be reversed.

Porcelain veneers are one of the options we recommend for treating discolored teeth. The reason is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth; they can also cover imperfections like wear, chips, and cracks.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. Every time you smile, you’ll be the envy of your friends!

Porcelain veneers are one of the least invasive forms of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of our happy Rockwall veneer patients are dazzling. Call us at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA 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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The Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A Guide To Veneers

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It’s easy to see why people love porcelain veneers, like those available at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall. Veneers correct a multitude of flaws and deliver beautiful results.

The porcelain veneer procedure is more complicated than many cosmetic dental patients realize. A veneer is an extremely thin (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) shell that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient, and can cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, it is not a reversible procedure. A microscopically small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

When performing the multi-step veneer procedure, we must consider the surrounding teeth, the patient’s bite, the gums, the health of the affected teeth, and the patient’s goals and expectations. Most smiles contain varying shades of tooth enamel, further complicating the color selection process.

We must also work closely with the dental lab technician who fabricates the veneers. The lab technician’s skill level and quality of materials is just as critical as the expertise of the cosmetic dentist.

Veneers are usually placed on the most visible teeth –  center stage, so to speak. They are on display every time the patient opens their mouth. This is definitely a procedure you want to get right the first time!

Porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry services we provide at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall. 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

 

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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall. When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you satisfied with your smile? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these five great reasons to consider cosmetic dentistry from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA. in Rockwall.

  1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, are simple to do, but can have dramatic results.
  2. Next, you might be surprised at how reasonably priced it is! Next time you are in the office, ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.
  3. Don’t worry about pain, we will keep you comfortable. Many people expect the treatments to be painful, but we are trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort.
  4. You’re never too old! Many mature men and women think that cosmetic dentistry procedures are only for the younger set, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed. Plus, many patients say they look years younger after the treatments are complete.
  5. We can treat your particular cosmetic dental issue. Some folks think they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but we have the tools and  to correct a wide array of dental issues.

At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall, our cosmetic dentistry can be life changing. We also offer a full range of family dentistry procedures. 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

 

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Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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This post from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall takes a look at tooth enamel, and what you can do to protect yours.

Our teeth work hard and are constantly under attack. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Tragically, enamel erosion is widespread, though largely preventable.

Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some medications, tooth grinding, acid reflux, gastrointestinal conditions, chewing ice or other hard substances, and eating disorders.

Here are five quick facts about enamel erosion:

  1. Enamel is unlike many other tissues in the body; once it has been eroded, it can’t be regenerated.
  2. According to the NIH, 41% of adolescents already have enamel erosion.
  3. Aggressive brushing can hurt enamel.
  4. Diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are just as detrimental as sugared sodas.
  5. Dry mouth can weaken enamel because it results in less saliva which helps keep enamel healthy and strong.

If you have already experienced enamel erosion, it’s vital to stop it right away. There are several dental procedures that can protect the teeth that have been affected. Call Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A today to schedule an examination. We provide family and cosmetic 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

 

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What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

Rockwall Dental EmergenciesMost of us will experience at least one dental emergency in our lives. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, it is essential to seek emergency denteal care at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall as soon as possible!

The following are some immediate treatments:

Broken Tooth: Save any tooth fragments. Rinse mouth with warm water. If the area is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze. A cold compress held on the cheek can reduce swelling and lessen pain. Get to our office as soon as you can.

Lost Filling: Save the filling if you can. It can help your dentist determine why it came out. Do not let food get stuck in the hole left by the filling. Do not chew on the tooth. Brush it gently. Call our office to schedule an emergency appointment right away.

Displaced Crowns: If there is pain, you may apply a dab of clove oil with a Q-tip to the affected tooth (a common home remedy that may reduce pain). Save the crown. If you can’t see us immediately, you can apply dental cement (available at drugstores) or denture adhesive to temporarily re-attach the crown until you can get here. Do not use other types of glue or adhesive.

By visiting Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall as soon as possible, you avoid pain, infection and possible further tooth damage. We offer emergency dental care. Other services include family 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

 

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What Does Your Rockwall Dentist Need To Know?

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For optimal dental health, you should be visiting us at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX twice a year for regular cleanings and exams. We want all of our patients to have healthy teeth and gums!

Your twice-a-year appointment is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also vital that you discuss issues related to dental health.

Make sure to tell us about any medications that you are taking. If you are using any tobacco products, you should also speak with us about the practice. We might be able to offer you a program that can help you stop.

Moreover, let us know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you have any type of eating disorder, you should also discuss this. Ditto if you have a special health issue such as a heart condition. Oral health is an integral part of your overall physical health and cannot be isolated.

As a family dentistry practice, the team at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX knows that it’s important to have healthy teeth and gums. Your teeth, after all, are meant to last a lifetime. We also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule your next 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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Hate Your Dentures?

Rockwall Dentistry ImplantMaybe you’ve heard about dental implants, and their uses. A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a full set of dentures. You can get implant-supported dentures from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

When we talk about dental implants, remember that the implant itself is a titanium post placed in your jaw. Let’s examine the facts about implant-supported dentures:

Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How essential is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?

Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t come loose in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially welcome this benefit.

Appearance: Is your smile beautiful? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.

Bone health: When teeth are removed, bone recession can occur over time. Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse issues present, your jaw bone should remain healthy and dense, just as if the original tooth root were there.

Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option.

To find out whether implant-supported dentures are right for you, call us at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall to set up a consultation. Implants are just one of our restorative dentistry procedures. Call 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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Bridging The Gap

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Do you have a missing tooth that detracts from your otherwise pleasing smile? Let Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall fill the gap with a dental bridge.

A dental bridge could be the perfect solution for your missing tooth. A traditional dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth called pontics that are held in place by abutments (also called crowns). The abutments are cemented into place on either side of the missing tooth’s gap.

One drawback to the traditional bridge is that the enamel must be removed from the two supporting teeth, in order to make room for the abutments. That means these teeth will always have to be covered by a crown in order to protect them.

There are a couple of other types of bridges, aside from the traditional dental bridge:

  • Cantilever bridge. Similar to a traditional bridge, these only attach on one side of the gap.
  • Maryland bridge. A more conservative type of bridge, these are held in place by a metal or porcelain frame, which is bonded to the backs of the two teeth by the gap.
  • Implant-supported bridege. This type of bridge is supported by a dental implant. Because of this, they are more secure than the other types.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we work closely with you to be sure that your dental bridge is best for you, and is an exact fit. We also offer family 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

 

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Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

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Dental health and a sensational smile depend on much more than simply brushing regularly. In this post from dentist Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall TX, we present a quick refresher on essential lifestyle practices that affect oral health.

You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it is helpful to get a reminder once in a while. We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. After all, the two are inseparable.

DO:

  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Eat calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that attack enamel.
  • Brush gently but meticulously at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Make sure you clean thoroughly between teeth with dental floss or interdental cleaners such as flossing picks.
  • If you have children, communicate with your Rockwall dentist about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your children fluoride supplements.
  • Get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
  • Have a dental examination twice yearly with your Rockwall dentist.

DON’T:

  • Eat a sugar frequently. Sugar triggers the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel.
  • Snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to constant bombardment with acids.
  • Chew on ice.
  • Use your teeth as tools. Ever.
  • Drink energy drinks.
  • Get oral piercings.
  • Ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.

If you have oral pain or haven’t visited a dentist in a while, call Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A. in Rockwall TX for an appointment. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule 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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Smile Transformations At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A

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Hello friends of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall! This post is for people who aren’t satisfied with their smile, and would like to improve it with cosmetic dentistry.

Common issues for patients include yellow or misaligned teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, missing teeth, or broken teeth.

Few men and women have naturally stunning smiles, but those that practice proper oral care can avoid many problems that affect oral health and the attractiveness of their smile. But some individuals are unsatisfied with their smiles even though they practice regular oral hygiene.

The team at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A wants you to know that cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, regardless of the flaws. We have the experience to transform ordinary smiles into extraordinary smiles.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, our services include cosmetic and family 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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