“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 4, 2017
August 12, 2016
Are you hesitant to seek orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to wear traditional braces? More adults are getting braces than ever before these days. Whether you had braces as a teenager and your teeth have shifted, or if you missed the boat on orthodontic treatment entirely, it’s never too late for a more confident smile. Dr. Rick Cofer offers ClearCorrect, clear braces in Waco.
June 1, 2016
When you ask most people what they’d like to improve about their smile, the answer is the color of their teeth. Over time, teeth naturally darken as a result of food, beverages, and certain habits. It’s not surprising that teeth whitening is becoming one of the most popular treatments you find in the dentist’s office today — and Dr. Rick Cofer offers professional teeth whitening for all of Waco. Learn what’s causing your teeth to change color, and ways you can prevent their staining for a whiter smile, naturally.
May 16, 2016
If you’ve always struggled with misaligned teeth, or if your smile has simply lost its way since you wore braces in adolescence, your cosmetic dentist in Waco has a solution: ClearCorrect. These clear braces are designed with busy adults like you in mind. Keep reading to learn more about the fantastic orthodontic option!
January 25, 2016
Do you have brown or white spots on your teeth? Has this discoloration been part of your smile your whole life? You may have fluorosis, a discoloration of teeth during dental develop. Before permanent teeth ever erupt from the gums, they absorb fluoride and other nutrients in order to build strong, healthy dental structures. Most teeth are fully formed by the time a patient reaches the age of 8. If kids are over exposed to fluoride before teeth have fully developed, discoloration on the surface of teeth, fluorosis, occurs as a result. At Premier Family Dental, we offer multiple treatment options to reverse fluorosis discoloration.
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.
December 14, 2015
For years, patients who needed dental crowns had to wait two or more weeks to receive a custom dental crown. After preparing the damaged tooth, dentists sent plans, images, and scans to a ceramics lab where dental restorations were milled and sent back to the practice. While the customized tooth was being crafted, patients wore a temporary crown that was prone to breaking and coming dislodged. At Premier Family Dental, our Waco dentist and team offer an alternative: CEREC same day dental crowns.