Do you brush your teeth regularly, but still experience bleeding gums or swelling during your nightly dental routine? Gum disease is very subtle in the beginning, making it more common than you may think! Gum disease is caused by a soft plaque buildup that has not been attended to or removed properly. If you are not taking the proper precautions to remove plaque properly, you could be on the fast track to a severe dental issue: gingivitis. Dr. Rick Cofer, your family dentist in Waco, is here to offer valuable advice when it comes to taking care of your gums.
January 20, 2017
January 12, 2017
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.
July 27, 2016
Everyone knows that drinking water is good for your overall health. Water keeps our bodies’ well hydrated. And considering that the human body is 60 percent water, hydration is certainly important. Water also distributes healthy nutrients throughout the body, helps to flush away wastes and toxins, lubricates our joints, keeps our muscles moving and gives our skin a healthy glow. In addition to helping to maintain a healthy body, water also contributes to a healthy mouth. Waco dentist Dr. Rick Cofer at Premier Family Dental wants to point out why water is the best beverage for your dental health.
July 20, 2016
Is there anything more heartwarming that your baby’s tiny smile looking up at you? Probably not. And you know that your child needs to see the dentist in order to have a healthy mouth and smile. But you may be asking yourself questions like “At what age should my baby see the dentist?” “What happens at the first appointment?” “How can I prepare my child?” Waco children’s dentist Dr. Rick Cofer is here to answer those questions and more.
July 15, 2016
Ice cream, popsicles, watermelon, lemonade and iced tea. These cool treats are a summertime tradition for most people. But for those with sensitive teeth, these tasty foods and beverages might not be worth the pain—and we mean that literally. Tooth sensitivity can happen when the dentin layer of a tooth is exposed. This layer is usually well covered by enamel, a tooth’s hard outer lining. However, if the enamel becomes eroded, then there can be tooth sensitivity. Waco family dentist Dr. Cofer has ways to treat sensitive teeth, so you can eat whatever you like this summer without worrying about the pain.
June 9, 2016
As parents, you have a strong instinct to protect your children. As dental professionals, Dr. Cofer and his team want to protect their teeth from decay. In doing so, we can better ensure their dental and oral health. For this reason, we offer special treatments beyond the cleaning and exam that happens at six-month dental checkups. The children’s dentist in Waco, TX uses dental sealants to help your children have healthy and strong smiles for years to come.