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.
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 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 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.
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!
May 16, 2016
If you’ve always struggled with misaligned teeth, or if your smile has simply lost its way since you wore braces in adolescence, your cosmetic dentist in Waco has a solution: ClearCorrect. These clear braces are designed with busy adults like you in mind. Keep reading to learn more about the fantastic orthodontic option!
May 9, 2016
No one is immune to periodic bouts of bad breath, but when your odor goes beyond a temporary after-lunch condition into a chronic, foul problem, you may need to make some changes to breathe fresh air once again. As your Waco dentist, Dr. Cofer wants you to enjoy a happy mouth — keep reading to learn more about what’s causing your smelly breath, and what you can do about it.
May 2, 2016
Cavities — if you’ve ever had one, you’d probably like to keep it from happening again. When caught early, these small spots of decay are simple to fix. But when ignored, they can lead to far more serious problems, like infection and even extraction. Knowing how cavities develop can help you improve your dental care to prevent future spots of decay.