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Tips for Choosing a Waco Dentist who meets Your Family’s Dental Needs

January 4, 2016

Family with beautiful smiles thanks to their waco dentistChoosing 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.

Restore Your Smile with the Same Day Dental Crowns Waco Relies On

October 8, 2015

A man with a beautiful smile thanks to the dental crowns Waco residents preferIf 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.

Find Out More About the Waco Family Dentist Who Takes Your Insurance

October 5, 2015

woman smiling with beautiful teeth thanks to the waco family dentistThe Premier Family Dental team believes that every patient deserves adequate preventive and restorative dentistry services at an affordable cost. That’s why we’re proud to be in-network with most major PPOs. Even if we’re not one of your plan’s preferred providers, we’ll still help you make the most of your coverage. If you’re in need of a dentistry practice in Waco, TX, call Premier Family Dental to schedule an appointment with the dentist who offers premier care for the whole family.

Tooth Brush Tips from Your Waco Dentist – Premier Family Dental

September 25, 2015

woman brushing teeth with the toothbrush the waco dentist recommendsAt Premier Family Dental, we focus on comprehensive, conservative, preventive dental care. Comprehensive means we keep the optimal function of total oral health in mind when determining treatment. Conservative treatment retains as much natural dentition as possible, and preventive dentistry looks to stop oral health concerns before they start. One of the biggest contributors to preventive care happens outside our dental practice. Our team cleans and examines your teeth two days a year, but the remaining 363 days are all up to you. That’s why we offer guidance to maximize the benefits of your at-home care routine. Possibly the most essential aspect of oral hygiene is tooth brushing. The dentist 76712 residents rely on offers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about toothbrushes. Call our Waco dentist to find out more or to schedule your appointment today.

Dental Crowns in Just One Day with Waco CEREC

September 17, 2015

young man smiling with teeth fully restored thanks to Waco CERECYou probably know a little bit about crowns — after all, they’ve been an excellent solution for restoring smiles for decades now. If you have broken, damaged, missing or misshapen teeth, you may be considering getting crowns as a way of restoring your smile to one you feel good about. If so, you’re on your way to making an excellent decision for your teeth, and your life. And the good news is about to get even better. At Premier Family Dental, we can give you crowns in just one day — that’s right, same-day crowns are available right here in Waco.

With something we call CEREC, the process for getting crowns is now far faster, more comfortable and longer lasting than the traditional method. CEREC crowns provide the speed, comfort and results you’re proud of. Read on to learn more about them — we’re confident that if you need crowns, the CEREC option is an excellent choice.

Oral Hygiene For the Whole Family: Tips from Dr. Rick Cofer

September 2, 2015

Father and daughter brushing teeth with toothbrush recommended by Waco Dentist Premier Family DentalAs parents, we’re always busy. There’s a band concert tomorrow, a basketball game on Friday and doesn’t it seem like there’s a big math or English test every single day? We have tons of responsibilities in parenting, and in the midst of it all, other things can slip by. For example, your child’s teeth — when was the last time he or she visited the dentist? And are you sure they’re getting brushed (and flossed!) properly, two times a day? These may seem like minor details in the midst of everything else going on, but your Waco dentist is here to remind you that your child’s oral health should be one of your top priorities.

Use Your 2014 Dental Insurance Benefits Before Time Runs Out

December 10, 2014

178150902Have you been to the dentist this year? If you haven’t, your dental insurance benefits may expire on December 31st. By making an appointment to see Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today you can ensure that your 2014 dental insurance benefits aren’t wasted.  Dr. Cofer and his talented team are ready to help you get the dental treatments you need to stay healthy year round. Premier Family Dental proudly serves families daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and the surrounding communities.

Why Should You Use Your 2014 Dental Insurance Benefits?

There are several good reasons to use your dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year. First, many dental insurance plans have yearly maximums. These maximums vary, but if not used within the calendar year, they will not roll over. Allowing these benefits to expire will only make the dental procedures you may need next year more expensive. Additionally, if you take the time to invest in preventive dental care this year, it will probably help you avoid restorative care costs in the future. Another reason to use your dental insurance benefits is your monthly plan premiums. Why pay for services and not use them? Even if your teeth are generally healthy, you still need regular dental checkups and cleanings to keep them that way. However, the most important reason to use your dental benefits is to protect your health. Dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease only get worse over time. This means that the fees for the services you need will only increase the longer you postpone treatment. Be smart. Visit Dr. Cofer this year to save your naturally healthy teeth, and your budget.

Take Advantage of Your 2014 Dental Insurance Benefits Today

Make an appointment to see Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental for your end of year dental checkup today.  Dr. Cofer is an experienced and trusted Waco family dentist. Premier Family Dental serves patients of all ages throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and nearby areas.

Holiday Dental Care Advice for the Whole Family

November 10, 2014

452468229You may be extremely busy this time of year with holiday preparations, but remember that this is not the time to forget about proper dental care. In fact, you should be extra vigilant with your oral hygiene during the holidays because of the many tempting foods that are extra damaging to your dental health. When we consume sugar filled drinks and snacks, the naturally occurring bacteria in our mouth is able to feed off of the sugary residue. As a result these bacteria produce an excess of tooth eroding acids that wear away our enamel and cause tooth decay. You don’t want to start off the New Year with a toothache. Fortify your family’s dental health over the holidays by making an appointment to see Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today.  Dr. Cofer and his team can help you protect your family’s teeth with dental sealants and fluoride treatments among other preventative services. Dr. Cofer and his experienced team at Premier Family Dental proudly serve families throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and surrounding communities.

5 Healthy Holiday Dental Care Tips:

  • Only eat sugar and carbohydrate rich foods as part of a balanced meal. The saliva needed to help digest larger meals washes away more food particles and helps neutralize harmful acids.
  • Avoid sticky foods like raisins, dates and dried fruit which can hold acid against teeth longer than other foods.
  • Keep a toothbrush or some mouthwash handy so that you can brush right after eating at holiday parties.
  • Chew more sugar free gum. The Xylitol in sugar free gum has been shown to help fight off cavities and gum disease.
  • Eat a piece of cheese or drink a glass of milk after enjoying a sugary snack. The calcium in these dairy products can help keep your teeth strong throughout the season.

Holiday Dental Care Appointments in Waco, TX

Make it a point to start off the New Year with a bright and healthy smile. You can easily make holiday dental care appointments for the whole family at Premier Family Dental today. Dr. Cofer and his highly qualified team restore smiles daily throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena, and nearby areas.

Dental Care 101: What to Do When You Get a Toothache

October 24, 2014

469666295You’re happily going about your day when out of the blue you feel a sharp pain shoot through the left side of your mouth. Suddenly nothing else matters but this intense and throbbing pain. A toothache like this can often come without warning and without mercy. If you have ever had a toothache, you know that it’s nearly impossible to concentrate or do anything at all until you can get relief from the pain. It’s through this perilous situation that most people finally make time to see a dentist. That’s dental care the hard way. Don’t wait for the failure to see a dentist regularly to catch up with you in the form of a toothache. Prevent your next toothache altogether by making an appointment to see Dr. Cofer at Premier Family Dental today. Dr. Cofer and his experienced team at Premier Family Dental specialize in preventative dental care. Premier Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena and surrounding communities.

Temporary Toothache Relief Tips

You can try these temporary toothache pain remedies while you wait for dental treatment:

  • Take a Painkiller– Make sure to only take the recommended dosage.
  • Apply a Cold Compress- Use a plastic bag with ice, cover it with a thin cloth or paper towel, and apply it directly to the cheek area just outside the tooth. The cold temperature will help ease the pain. Do not apply the ice directly to the tooth.
  • Numb the Area- Get an over-the-counter tooth and gum numbing gel and apply to the affected area in your mouth.
  • Floss- Sometimes a toothache is caused by a small piece of food that is lodged between the teeth and is exacerbating the pain of cavities or gum disease.
  • Clove Oil- This is an old home remedy that is said thought to at least ease the pain of a toothache. Simply rub a few drops on the affected tooth several times daily.
  • Sea Salt Rinse- A toothache that’s caused by an injury or a mild infection might go away on its own. You can make a rinse with warm water and a spoonful of sea salt that could help it along. When the salt dissolves, try gargling the water in your mouth, making sure it splashes around the affected area. Repeat as necessary, and make an appointment to see us for evaluation.

Toothache Prevention in Waco, TX

There is no question that the best way to deal with a toothache is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Some toothaches may be unavoidable due to injury, but the vast majority are caused by a lack of proper dental care. Don’t let a perceived fear of the dentist create actual toothache pain. Dr. Cofer can offer Sedation Dentistry techniques to ensure that your dental care is comfortable and virtually pain-free. Be proactive and make an appointment to see Dr. Cofer with Premier Family Dental today. Dr. Cofer and his gentle and experienced team at Premier Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Waco, TX, Robinson, Lorena and surrounding cities.

Porcelain Veneers at Premier Family Dental

November 25, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 6:32 pm

shutterstock_80482036  Whether you spilled ketchup on your favorite shirt or chipped your everyday coffee mug, things have a natural way of following the process of aging. The same goes for your teeth. A nick here, a stain there, your teeth are vulnerable to life’s knocks. The silver lining is the fact that Premier Family Dental is able to improve your smile in no time with porcelain veneers! Taking as little as two visits, Dr. Rick Cofer, Jr. is able to make your smile like new.

The process of getting veneers starts with our team asking questions of how you’d like your smile to look, taking impressions of your mouth, and sending your impressions to a lab to have your personalized veneers made. Once everything is in place to have your new teeth applied, your prepared natural tooth is surrounded by a thin layer of porcelain and made permanent with dental resin cement. The end result is the gorgeous, flawless smile you have always wanted.

Porcelain veneers can be used to treat gapped, misaligned, and weathered teeth. The wonderful thing about porcelain veneers is the fact that they’re stain resistant and can last for many years.  Porcelain veneers also offer a more natural look to your cosmetic change. A lot of people do not like for it to be obvious they had work done, and this is a wonderful way of making sure the new you has an organic appearance.  Bring your confidence back by making an appointment at Premier Family Dental, and bring in the New Year with a new you!

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.