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Does Professional Teeth Whitening in Waco Actually Work?

August 18, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 3:27 pm

young smiling woman Have you been seeing those “light-activated whitening kits” being advertised by your favorite celebrities? From Khloe Kardashian to Ciara, social media has been tricking patients into buying these ineffective whitening kits. The same goes for the thousands of advertisements being pushed on you to try over the counter whitening products. Many patients are disappointed when they don’t achieve the promised results.

If you want to brighten your teeth, don’t waste your time and money buying into the internet’s gimmicks. It’s time to consider getting professional-grade teeth whitening in Waco from a true dental expert.


School is Starting! Has Your Child Seen Their Waco Dentist?

August 8, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 3:25 pm

happy girl smiling dentist New clothes? Check! New backpack and binders? Check! A dental checkup and cleaning…wait, did that not make your back to school to-do list this year?

Regular dental visits with your Waco dentist is critical to your child’s health and well-being—especially with the school year approaching. The last thing you want to do is start the year with a smile that desperately needs to be cleaned or even restored.

Here are some of the best tips to help optimize your child’s dental health before school starts.


Dentist in Waco Explains What an Amalgam Filling Is

July 31, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 2:03 pm

young woman smilingPeople who are past a certain age may wear the visible evidence of past cavities on their beautiful smiles. These old fillings are easily seen as silver spots on otherwise beautiful tooth enamel. Today, there’s a better alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings. Your dentist in Waco, Dr. Rick Cofer, offers tooth-colored fillings. Find out why that matters in this week’s blog post!


4 Cosmetic Services Offered by Your Waco Dentist

July 28, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 5:22 pm

blonde woman, woman smiling, dental visit, cosmetic dentistry Are you ready for a new smile, but don’t the best way to go about achieving it? The flaws among your teeth have made you feel insecure about what your smile has to offer for too long now. Your Waco dentist can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Let’s explore the cosmetic services we offer at Premier Family Dental.


Your Dentist in Waco Can Fix Flawed Teeth Two Ways!

July 25, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 9:00 pm

porcelain veneers, woman smiling, dental crowns, happy woman smiling More patients are unhappy with their smiles than they put off. Unfortunately, this means that there are countless people that feel less than confident about themselves. Here at Premier Family Dental, we work hard to make sure our patients love their teeth and what they have to offer. We can do this by offering a variety of cosmetic services. Dr. Cofer is here to help you choose between your next smile improvements: porcelain veneers or dental crowns.


Your Dentist in Waco on Why We Have Wisdom Teeth

July 22, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 2:06 pm

young family smiling beside a poolThere are at least three body parts a human can do without: the gallbladder, tonsils, and wisdom teeth. Dr. Cofer may not be an expert in the first two, but as your dentist in Waco, he has seen his fair share of wisdom teeth. And the most common question people have when they find out they need to have their teeth removed is this: why do we have them, anyway? That’s a fair thing to wonder. After all, why would the body grow an extra pair of teeth if chances are good they’re just going to get infected or cause you pain anyway? The answer, in this week’s blog post…


Waco Dentist Explains Mouthwash As “Icing on the Cake”

June 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 7:51 pm

Have you discussed the best mouthwash for you with your Waco dentist?Once you wake up late, you’re rushing to get out of the house. You throw on clothes from a pile in your laundry basket, brush your hair as best as you can in 30 seconds, and grab the mouthwash instead of taking the next few minutes to brush your teeth. We’ve all been there! But, mouthwash doesn’t just refresh your mouth—it’s designed to boost your oral hygiene alongside a thorough brushing and flossing regimen. Your Waco dentist wants you to know how this “cherry on top” of your dental routine can really bring your dental hygiene to the next level when used correctly.


Why Does Your Waco Dentist Love Fluoride So Much?

June 10, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 7:48 pm

Your Waco dentist will recommend fluoride treatments to high-risk dental patients.If you wear braces, this article is particularly for you! Did you know that high-fluoride toothpaste can help you keep your teeth white and spot-free during your orthodontic treatment? Research has proven that 85% of patients that have braces develop some kind of white spots and discoloration from decay and not being able to clean their teeth thoroughly. But after a Swedish study from Malmo University, researchers found that fluoride toothpaste hinders white spots from discoloring your teeth. If you have braces, or even a patient that’s not undergoing orthodontic treatment, your Waco dentist wants you to know why he gets so excited about fluoride.


Your Waco Dentist Explains Why Your Gums Are So Sensitive

June 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 11:04 pm

Your Waco dentist provides periodontal therapy. Your teeth are extremely sensitive. Every time you eat anything cold, hot, or even sweet your mouth cringes. To cope with the tooth pain, you grab at the sides of your face and try to “halt” the surges from shooting up and down the sides of your mouth. It never works. Instead of ignoring the obvious signs of a dental problem, why not seek treatment from your Waco dentist? You may think your issue is sensitivity, when all the while it could really be gum recession.


Bad Breath? Visit Your Waco Dentist for Halitosis Help!

June 1, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 7:44 pm

When was your last cleaning from your Waco dentist?Did you know your bad breath may be trying to signal something to you—that you have other health concerns! Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is a common dental problem that may be cause for concern. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing chronic bad breath. Your Waco dentist figures if you can figure the reasons, we can help patients realize the sooner you treat it the sooner you’ll have improved breath and oral health.




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