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.
August 12, 2016
August 1, 2016
Regular preventive dental care is vital for healthy smiles. But the truth is, access to dentistry is a luxury for many people at home and abroad. Dr. Rick Cofer, the dentist in Waco TX, knows how much of a difference good dentistry can make for people who can’t afford it — and he and the team at Premier Family Dental wants to make the world smile. That’s why we were so happy to be included on the First United Methodist Church’s recent mission dental trip to Chincha, Peru! Here, our dental team extracted 285 teeth, applied fluoride treatments to over 1,000 kids, and handed out toothbrushes to the entire community.
June 8, 2016
The signs of gum disease often go ignored — but it couldn’t be more important to seek treatment for gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Left untreated, the condition can have serious effects on an otherwise healthy body. Think your chances of developing periodontitis are low? It’s estimated that 75 percent of American adults exhibit the symptoms of gum disease. Fortunately, the condition is easy to treat and reverse, and your Waco dentist offers gum disease treatment at Premier Family Dental.
June 6, 2016
Preparing for your root canal therapy in Waco? We know you’re probably dreading it — root canals definitely have a bad wrap in the dental world. But we’ve got good news! Not only are modern root canals nothing to fear, but they’re also often the only way to get out of tooth pain and back to living your life normally. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from your upcoming root canal at Premier Family Dental, including what happens during the procedure and how to enjoy a speedy recovery.
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.
April 7, 2016
Curious about how often to replace your toothbrush? Whether soft, medium or hard bristles are best? Dr. Cofer, your trusted Waco dentist, is in with answers to these and other top toothbrush mysteries.
March 5, 2016
Want healthier teeth and gums this year? Sure you do — and what you eat plays a big role in your oral health. As your family dentist in Waco TX, we’re here to help you prevent dental decay and infection. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this list of the top five foods for good oral health! Keep reading to learn how you can eat well for the benefit of your smile.
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.