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How to Prevent Gum Disease When You Have Diabetes

November 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 7:00 pm
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If you have diabetes, you already know that it’s a disease that affects your whole body. But did you know the ways it affects your mouth? That’s right, people with diabetes (of both types) are more likely to get oral health problems like gum disease. Since November is National Diabetes Month, now is the perfect time to learn about the connection between uncontrolled diabetes and dental health issues.


Discover Why It’s Best to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

October 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 6:20 pm
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With only a few months left before we ring in 2020, there is only a limited amount of time left to use your remaining dental insurance benefits. If you’ve met your deductible and already recovered from that costly root canal, good for you, but what if you opted to hold off until next year to have it done? This mistake can cause you to forfeit valuable benefits and money already spent. Find out why you’re better off going ahead with the procedure now instead of waiting until January 1.


5 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist Before Getting a Smile Makeover

September 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 6:12 pm
woman with white teeth smiling

If you have problems with the way your grin looks, you might be considering a smile makeover. However, you probably have some concerns first, like whether your results are going to be worth it. After all, smile makeovers can be expensive and take up to several appointments, so you want to make sure you choose the right cosmetic dentist. Here are 5 questions to ask a dentist before considering them for a smile makeover.


4 Ways Stress Impacts Teeth and How to Take Back Your Oral Health

August 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 4:46 pm
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Oftentimes, stress is a part of life. Whether it is work, school, kids, or other obligations that require time and effort on your part, you can find yourself becoming overwhelmed, overworked, and overly exhausted every day. When stress builds, it not only impacts your mind and your overall health, but it can negatively affect your teeth and gums, too. Discover just how much stress impacts teeth and what you can do to take back your oral health.


What Are Permanent Dentures?

July 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:23 pm
implant dentures

You’re going out to eat to celebrate a family member’s graduation. You’re so proud of them that you take them to their favorite steakhouse. Unfortunately, you can’t enjoy steak as much as you used to due to the fact that you’re missing several teeth. You can’t eat a lot of foods, actually. What if there were a way to fix that? Luckily, there is with permanent dentures. But what exactly are dentures? And what makes them permanent? Read on to learn more.


Remember These 4 Essential Steps in Caring for Dentures

June 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 1:12 pm

For patients who have lost an entire row of teeth – or even all of their teeth – dentures can be an excellent solution for restoring functionality to the mouth. However, proper care is required to help your new smile last as long as possible – as well as to continue to protect your oral health! Here are 4 important steps in caring for dentures that you should always keep in mind.


Dentist Provides Answers To the 5 Top Periodontal Disease FAQ’s

May 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 5:44 pm

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, affects an estimated 65 million people in the U.S. Despite its prevalence, many people have questions about gum disease and aren’t sure what the causes, consequences, or available treatments are. When it comes to your health, knowledge is power! Keep reading to get answers to the top 5 periodontal disease FAQ’s and find out how to minimize the risks from this common condition.


After Tooth Extraction: All about the Denture Process

April 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 2:17 pm
man missing tooth smile

Getting a tooth extracted, whether from periodontal disease or an injury, can be a jarring experience. Not only does missing a tooth change the way your smile looks, but it also can impact your ability to eat efficiently and speak clearly. It makes perfect sense that you’d be anxious to get your new dentures as soon as possible so that you can return to normal. However, it can take some time for them and your mouth to be ready. Understanding the denture process better can help you as you wait for your permanent dentures.


Why Replacing Your Missing Teeth in Waco is Key to Avoiding Bone Loss

March 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 5:06 pm
An older woman with tooth loss.

Are you missing a tooth? How about two or three teeth? Regardless of the number of teeth you’re missing, your smile isn’t the only thing that’s suffering as a result. In fact, the oral structures responsible for holding your teeth in place will only break down further the longer you go without replacing your missing teeth in Waco. Thankfully, there are solutions to do so effectively.

To learn exactly what can happen as a result of tooth loss and what you should do next, keep reading!


Why Gum Disease Awareness in Waco is Vital to Your Overall Health

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 9:17 pm
Healthy man smiling

Did you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? This disease affects around half of the US population, yet many people don’t know the risks and symptoms. If left untreated, gum disease can actually affect your overall health, putting you at risk for heart disease, stroke, and other serious problems. Keep reading to learn how gum disease can affect your overall health and what you can do to prevent it.

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