Who knew that your regular dental examination could potentially save your life? Many dental mishaps serve as “red flags” to dentists. Dental experts like Dr. Rick Cofer, a comprehensive family dentist, can use these signals to foresee more serious underlying health issues. Your friendly dentist in Waco not only assists you in maintaining your oral hygiene, but he plays an important role in recognizing lifestyle changes that need to be made to improve overall health. Talk about two for the price of one!
January 29, 2017
January 20, 2017
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 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.
January 4, 2017
“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.
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.
August 8, 2016
Sometimes tooth decay and damage are so extensive that you need more than a simple filling to restore your smile health. There’s no reason to dread a dental crown, though. Premier Family Dental offers same day crowns in Waco TX using CEREC technology. Why do you need a crown? And how do same day crowns compare to traditional crowns? Let’s take a look at these and other important questions regarding dental crowns.
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.
May 20, 2016
Faster isn’t always better — unless it’s combined with improved results, too. That’s what you get with CEREC in Waco. It’s a machine that uses CAD/CAM technology to make same-day dentistry possible — and that means you can have your next dental crown completed in just one visit to Premier Family Dental. Interested? Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Rick Cofer!