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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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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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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There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your high quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from a healthy smile to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are better than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of drawbacks. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.

Stop The Progression

But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for people who have been wearing conventional dentures. To a certain extent, implants stop the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a durable base for an overdenture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Did you know that some denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can halt bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health and vitality. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more self-assured, and socialize more frequently.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

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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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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Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

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It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most esteemed physical attribute. After all, people notice your smile first thing. How do you know if your smile is detracting from your appearance?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; if you look at your smile in the mirror and believe it is unattractive, it doesn’t really matter what anybody else thinks. But what if you are not sure?

There are many issues that are generally considered to detract from beautiful smiles. Missing teeth is a biggie. People who are missing teeth in the back of the mouth may mistakenly believe that the gap doesn’t show. They are usually wrong. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, a missing tooth definitely shows – even if the missing tooth is the very last molar.

Yellow or gray teeth diminish the appeal of a smile – even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned – and crooked teeth are frequently considered unattractive.

There are a few unique smile characteristics that some people proudly show off and others wish to change. For instance, a gap between the two front teeth can become your trademark. True Blood star Anna Paquin, actor Woody Harrelson, and singer Seal have retained their spaces. Perhaps the most famous gap-toothed smile belongs to seventy-year-old model Lauren Hutton who has proudly flashed it throughout her fifty-year career. Other celebrities such as Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, and Keith Urban weren’t happy with gaps so they transformed their smiles with innovative cosmetic dentistry.

If you want an objective aesthetic evaluation of your smile, how can you do this? You can’t see your smile from every angle when you look in the mirror. If you want an expert opinion on the attractiveness of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist. There are a surprising number of design principles that are used in smile transformations. These include size, shape, alignment, proportion, color, and translucency. Furthermore, cosmetic dentists also consider the characteristics of the gums, lips, and facial features.

When you have a cosmetic dental consultation, you will be able to see how the critical elements work together to create a natural-looking, notable smile. Bottom line? If you want to change your smile, you can! Schedule a consultation today by calling 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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Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have missing spaces in your smile due to cavities, injury or any other reason, there is hope. If your existing teeth are stained, decayed, or cracked, there is hope. If your teeth have always been misshapen, or crooked, there is hope. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all of those problems.

dentist Williamson at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A has the skill handle the toughest cosmetic dental problems. Since 1993, dentist Williamson has restored and improved smiles with advanced cosmetic dentistry.

Regardless of the problem, it is usually preferable to save your natural teeth. If this is not viable, and you have already lost teeth, we offer numerous ways for you to maintain (or regain) your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth but are not happy with them, these might be the best solution. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a relatively economical approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They enhance unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that incorporates an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture.

A dental implant is often the best restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often transpires at the site of a missing tooth.

Dentures
Most Rockwall residents have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed for cleaning. These are custom-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

There is no need to miss out on an attractive smile. Schedule your initial consultation at 469-402-0024 to visit us at 560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX in Rockwall, Texas. We are perfectly situated for our neighbors throughout the Rockwall area.

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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Filtered Rockwall Water And Oral Health

Filtered Rockwall Water And Oral Health

A simple way for Rockwall residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home.

Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it doesn’t contain fluoride, which is a great tooth decay preventer.

If you choose bottled water and are wondering if any naturally occurring fluoride has been removed, you can check the label. If you prefer to filter your own tap water, look to see if the American Dental Association has given the filter its seal of approval.

 

Water filters that carry the ADA seal don’t remove fluoride, so you can be sure that the fluoride is still in your water and benefitting your teeth.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson, an experienced Rockwall dentist serving the Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm areas. I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Contact us today at 469-402-0024 and we can answer any questions you have about dental health, cosmetic dentistry, or smile makeovers.

We have been serving the Rockwall area since 1993, and we would love to make you another one of our satisfied patients. If you’re wondering about fluoride and tooth decay, or dental veneers and teeth whitening in Rockwall, we’d be happy to schedule a consultation for you. Call now!

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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