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.

You Can Prevent Cavities While Maintaining Good Oral Health

August 26, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:36 pm

Take care of cavities the first time.Good dental habits lead to healthy teeth. Healthy teeth lead to oral satisfaction. Oral satisfaction leads to smiles. Smiles lead to happiness. Thus, the cycle continues. Having a beautiful smile isn’t hard to come by, but it does take hard work to keep it looking beautiful. Part of having a beautiful smile is not having a single cavity. Cavities are notorious for causing many dental problems that usually lead to a root canal. There are ways to keep cavities at bay, all it takes is switching up your dental hygiene routine. Our office in Waco, TX knows all about cavities and the problems they can cause. Dr. Cofer and his staff are ready to take on any cavity problems you or a loved one may be experiencing. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, having a good dental hygiene regimen and sticking to it can pay huge dividends down the road. Keep your mouth clean with these friendly tips from the general dentist Waco can trust: Dr. Cofer.

How To know If You Need Root Canal Therapy

August 19, 2015

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:29 pm

Root canal therapy can be great for your smile.Throughout most people’s lives, cavities have popped up every once in a while. If you’ve never had a cavity, you’re in luck. That must mean you’ve practiced excellent dental habits and have stayed away from foods that can destroy your tooth from the inside out. For others whom have given into temptation and have had to suffer with tooth decay to the point where things have become very serious, a root canal is almost always the choice of treatment. A root canal is designed to remove infections from your tooth’s nerve, which is why most people experience such painful toothaches. We want you to know that at our office in Waco, TX, cavities don’t stand a chance. Dr. Cofer and his staff of pros are cavity-busters. One mustn’t be afraid of a root canal, for it is merely a procedure that is intended to save your mouth from further infection. If you’ve been dealing with any amount of tooth pain or other uncomfortable problems, the team at Premier Family Dental is here to help. Dr. Cofer is the dentist Waco residents can go to for any tooth pain.

The Teeth-Whitening Wars

August 12, 2015

Portrait of a happy woman living in the city

A not so short time ago, in a galaxy closer than you’d think, there was a dental office located in the heart of Texas; Waco, TX to be exact. There, a staff of dental experts and the man in charge, Dr. Cofer, offered wonderful cosmetic dentistry treatment that would make a persons’ smile brighter and whiter. Also known as teeth whitening treatment, patients from all over the area flocked to receive this fantastic cosmetic remedy. Now, patients from all over the area could make their smiles look clean and beautiful.

We could continue on with the story, but you get the idea. Teeth whitening is one of the more popular our-services that patients are choosing, and it’s easy to see why. The industry has advanced far enough to where you can choose between whitening your teeth in the comfort of your own home or visiting a dental office. The power of choice is insatiable. If you’re ready to whiten your teeth to a level you’ve never seen, it’s time to pick and choose. So, what’s it going to be? In-office or at-home whitening? For the best teeth whitening Waco has to offer, see Dr. Cofer.

Before School Ramps Up, Schedule the Kids’ Back-To-School Checkup

August 5, 2015

Filed under: Children's Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:26 pm

Keep your kids' mouths healthy this school year.Summer is a glorious time for everyone. The kids are out of school, sports activities have calmed down and now all that’s left to do is take in the last few weeks or summer’s rays. Before you know it, it’ll be time to pack the kids’ lunches and send them off to school. They’ve had quite the summer vacation, but now it’s time to start getting them in the dental routine once again. A new school year offers many new challenges for your little one’s smile, and being proactive about their dental health is one of the best courses of action you can take to keep their smiles happy throughout the year. Dr. Cofer is a Waco dentist who cares about your children’s oral health as he would his own kids. We preach a family atmosphere and genuinely care about each one of our patient’s and their oral situation. Our office in Waco, TX is happy to offer these end-of-summer dental tips so you can spend less time in our dental chair and more time enjoying the closing moments of that summer-lovin’ feeling.

Dental Implants and Dentures 101

July 29, 2015

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: , , , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:45 pm

dental implantsPeople often mix up dental implants and dentures. While it’s a bit easy to see how both are confused with one another, they offer completely different therapy. Only a dentist knows which treatment options are right for you and will work to correct any problems that might persist. But, choosing which treatment to apply is key. Why would a patient need dental implants instead of dentures? Why are dentures necessary but not dental implants? These and many more questions will be answered as we discuss the differences between dental implants and dentures.

Tooth Sensitivity and What You Can Do To Rid Yourself of the Tingling

July 4, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Rick Cofer @ 8:50 pm

Tooth sensitivityDealing with sensitive teeth in Waco, TX can be a real pain in the mouth. Sensitive teeth can cause all sorts of problems, especially when trying to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages. The tingling sensation can make its presence felt at the worst times. How your teeth became sensitive was most likely brought on by your own doing. Premier Family Dental is here to help cope with any tooth sensitivity needs. Five of the biggest causes of tooth sensitivity may surprise you. As your Waco dentist, Dr. Rick Cofer would like you to heed our tips on how to keep your teeth from becoming overly sensitive.

Your 76712 Dentist

June 29, 2015

170082992When it comes to your family’s health—and of course that includes their dental health—you only want the best. For the best in general and preventive dentistry, people in Waco, TX, and the surrounding communities turn to Dr. Rick Cofer at Premier Family Dental. Dr. Cofer is the Waco dentist in 76712 who would be delighted to see you and your family for all of your general dentistry needs.

Premier Family Dental is Dr. Cofer’s second practice, which he proudly opened on February 28, 2012. A native Texan who grew up in Irving, Dr. Cofer studied biology at McMurray University in Abilene before attending Baylor School of Dentistry. For more than five years, Dr. Cofer has been associated with Texas Advanced Dental Seminars and Seattle Study Club.

The Dentist 76712 Turns to for General and Preventive Services

At the top of the list of priorities for the team at Premier Family Dental is prevention. Why? Because if we can prevent you or a family member from have a problem in the first place, then we can most likely help you avoid bigger problems—and bigger expenses—in the future. With this in mind, Dr. Cofer would like to see everyone in your family every six months for a general checkup. That’s the recommendation of the American Dental Association, and we agree.

At these regularly scheduled checkups, we can monitor your oral health and more easily notice changes. And of course, at checkups we always clean your teeth and remove plaque, gauge the health of your gums and soft tissue, and we examine your teeth for any signs of decay.

Of course, if Dr. Cofer or one of our dental hygienists find anything of concern, then we will recommend a course of treatment that will usually involve one of our restorative dentistry treatments, which include:

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Dental Crowns
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Dental Implants

Call Your 76712 Dentist Today

If you have any questions about our practice, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, then call Premier Family Dental. Our Waco, TX, dental office is proud to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Robinson, Lorena, and beyond.

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