If you or your child are facing uncomfortable sensitivity due to a cavity, you may want to visit our family friendly dentist in Waco, Dr. Rick Cofer. Premier Family Dental is familiar with dental restorations, specifically fillings. Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. We can provide you restored function, integrity, and most importantly, your confidence with a simple filling.
January 12, 2017
January 4, 2017
“New year, new me!” Isn’t that how the saying goes? Premier Family Dental supports that motto with the New Year upon us. What better resolution than to finally fix the imperfections in your smile. Kick off your new year with a new found confidence sure to make your peers wonder if that really is a “new you.” Well-educated cosmetic dentist in Waco, Rick Cofer, D.D.S., is prepared with the resources you need to gain the smile you have always dreamed of with ease.
January 18, 2016
Next time you visit your local pharmacy or grocery store, take a few moments to explore the dental care aisle. You’ll find shelves of whitening gels, strips, pastes, and mouth rinses. All of these products promise dramatic results, effortless application, and long lasting brilliance. Unfortunately, retail whitening treatments are typically ineffective in removing stains. If you’re interested in brightening your smile, the friendly Waco dentist and team at Premier Family Dental invites you to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. During this appointment, we’ll determine the likely causes of your staining, and the best way to whiten teeth.
January 10, 2016
People make a lot of New Year’s resolutions. From dramatic weight loss plans to spending more time with family to paying off debts. Whatever your New Year’s resolution, remember, a beautiful smile goes with everything. According to studies conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people found a beautiful smile to be an indicator of confidence, and were most likely to remember smiles than any other part of a first impression. Researchers at UC Berkley think that smiling more often allows people to live longer, happier lives, and an employment survey showed people with an attractive smile were more likely to get hired or promoted. Maybe 2016 is your year to shine with a picture-perfect smile from the team at Premier Family Dental in Waco.
January 4, 2016
Choosing a family dental practice in Waco may seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, but selecting the right practice for your specific dental needs may be easier than you think. Before diving in head first, review our tips for finding the right dental practice to meet the needs of your family for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.
December 21, 2015
Toothaches have been the topic of much debate for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations believed worms living in teeth caused toothaches, ancient Egyptians recommended holding a dead mouse on aching teeth, their Chinese contemporaries wrapped parchment around teeth with prayers for relief written on them, and Germans in the middle ages recommended kissing a donkey for toothache relief. On February 9th, the feast of St. Apollonia is celebrated. This is also known as toothache day since St. Apollonia was severely beaten by and lost all of her teeth before succumbing to her wounds, and is the patroness of dentists and dental pain. Luckily, modern dentistry provides better solutions for toothaches than kissing livestock or praying to saints. One of the most severe toothaches patients will experience is caused by root canal infection. Root canal infection is actually infection of the inner, pulp, layer of the tooth not necessarily confined to the root canal. All of the nerves in teeth are found in the pulp, so it’s no surprise that these infections are painful. At Premier Family Dental, we offer painless root canal therapy to restore patients’ smiles.
October 8, 2015
If you’ve ever had a crown placed, you likely visited your dental office three or four times, made goopy dental impressions, and had to sit still as your custom crown was further customized during placement. At Premier Family Dental, we offer patients state-of-the-art same day dental restoration utilizing the CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) system. The entire appointment takes just a few hours, and you leave our office with a fully restored smile. If you’re in need of dental restoration, our skilled Waco dentistry team is ready to help you renew your smile. Call to schedule your CEREC consultation today.
July 15, 2015
Your overall health is dependent upon the rest of your body, including your mouth. Proper dental care and oral hygiene are an important part of your overall well-being. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth. Dr. Rick Cofer and his staff in Waco, TX want you to know just how important dental exams are for adults. You may think you’re a tough guy or gal, but oral problems that are left untreated can spawn a slew of dental issues that can become costly down the road. Dr. Cofer is the preferred general dentist in 76712.
Common Adult Dental Concerns
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly. Waco dentist Dr. Cofer understands you have concerns and wants to address them.
Some of the most common dental concerns among adults are:
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Crooked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Dry mouth
- Gum disease (periodontal disease)
- Mis-spaced teeth
- Mouth sores
- Oral cancer
- Tooth decay
- Tooth erosion
- Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
All of the above can be highly problematic, however, there are ways to combat the onset of many of these issues. Simple recommendations like drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugar-loaded beverages, can make a huge difference. Others include:
- Eating a healthy diet and limiting between-meal snacks
- Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste (preferably after every meal)
- Floss at least once a day
- Have a regular dental exam and professional cleaning every 6 months
- Properly care for any dental appliance (retainer, mouth guard, plate, bridge, dentures, etc.)
Excellent Dental Care For Adults
We take preventive care very seriously. It’s recommended that adult patients visit every six months for routine general dentistry care which includes thorough cleanings, dental exams, and children’s dental care. Routine dental care combined with dental exams will keep your need for more extensive care to a minimum. This keeps you and your wallet happy.
Our general dentistry therapy includes:
- Dental cleanings and hygiene
- Dental exams
- Periodontal care
Schedule an Appointment Today
For the best general dentist, Waco’s own Dr. Rick Cofer and his staff are ready to handle all of your dental problems. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean preventive procedures should fall by the wayside. Schedule an appointment and let’s work together on transforming your smile! We serve patients in Waco, TX and the surrounding communities of Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Woodway, Robinson and beyond.
July 15, 2013
Our smiles are oftentimes the first thing that other people notice about us. If you find yourself dreaming of a more beautiful smile for a better first impression, cosmetic dentistry could be the solution for you. At Premier Family Dental, Dr. Rick Cofer, Jr. provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry smile solutions.
Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe any dental treatments that change the way your smile appears. The solutions we offer include cosmetic dental bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, cosmetic dental bonding is a great way to cover over these flaws and improve the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are yellowed or stained, teeth whitening will brighten your smile for a more youthful appearance. If you want to change the appearance of your smile and hide flaws and imperfections, porcelain veneers is a good choice.
We have all the cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile needs, and can even come up with a custom treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams. If you’re interested in seeing how cosmetic dentistry can help improve your smile, give us a call today! We’re here because we want everyone to have a beautiful smile.
Premier Family Dental provides quality dental care from our Waco dental office because we truly believe in the power of a beautiful smile. We serve patients from Robinson, Lorena and the Central Texas area. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
August 13, 2012
A beautiful smile can lead to a satisfying sense of self-confidence, but unfortunately, not everyone was born with a naturally dazzlingly smile. That’s why dentists like Dr. Cofer of Premier Family Dental in Waco offer cosmetic dentistry. With these great services, we can help patients enjoy a more attractive smile and improved self-confidence.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
For some patients, over-the-counter teeth whitening products can be effective. For most patients, though, achieving a dramatically whiter smile takes a professional teeth whitening kit. At Premier Family Dental, we can provide you with a custom-made take-home teeth whitening kit that will help you achieve the kind of look you’ve been dreaming of. To find out more, visit the teeth whitening page on our website.
There are multiple reasons for considering porcelain veneers, another popular cosmetic dentistry service, but there are two that stand out. The first is that porcelain veneers let patients create a straighter-looking smile without the need for orthodontics. The second is that, like professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers can also result in whiter smile. If you’ve been considering porcelain veneers for either of these reasons, or for another one, we’d love to talk to you.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you have teeth that are only slightly chipped, misaligned, or imperfect, our Waco office also offers one-appointment dental bonding. During a dental bonding appointment, Dr. Cofer will correct imperfections using a composite resin that matches the shade of your teeth, resulting in teeth that look naturally beautiful and have a more pleasing shape.
If you’d like to find out more about any of these great services, call Premier Family Dental in Waco to schedule your consultation appointment. We provide excellent cosmetic dentistry care to patients from Lorena, Robinson, Hewett, and surrounding towns.