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Professional Teeth Whitening: Worth the Investment

Woman's mouth before and after teeth whitening

With all the teeth whitening agents available at your local grocery store, why would you consider getting your teeth whitened in the dentist's chair? While at-home DIY teeth whitening gels, pastes, trays, and strips sound like a money-saving solution to a brighter smile, you should still consider professional teeth whitening. Here are just a few reasons why.

Your Tooth Enamel is Put at Risk

Most at-home teeth whitening kits contain hydrogen peroxide and abrasive agents which can wear out tooth enamel over time. Once tooth enamel is lost, it cannot be brought back.

When you scrape away at your tooth enamel with at-home whitening toothpaste and other tools, the rough surface of your ...

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Your Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Gum Disease

Young happy woman talking to a dentist before dental procedure to clean gum disease.

Finding out that you have gum disease can be a little scary if you don't know what that means and what to expect moving forward. At Rush Creek Dentistry, we understand how important your teeth and gums are to your quality of life, which is why we want to make sure you have all the information you need to keep your mouth healthy. 

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Your Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Gum Disease

Young happy woman talking to a dentist before dental procedure to clean gum disease.

Finding out that you have gum disease can be a little scary if you don't know what that means and what to expect moving forward. At Rush Creek Dentistry, we understand how important your teeth and gums are to your quality of life, which is why we want to make sure you have all the information you need to keep your mouth healthy. 

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Does My Back Molar Need to Be Replaced After Extraction?

If you are facing the reality of tooth extraction, you might be wondering about tooth replacement. Even if you are getting a back molar extracted, which from an aesthetic standpoint might not seem like such a big deal, you should still plan on replacing that missing tooth.

Dr. Rami Sater of Rush Creek Dentistry in Arlington, TX advises patients to have any tooth replaced after extraction. Replacing a missing tooth will improve your chewing function—and it will go a long way in protecting your remaining teeth.

Reasons to Replace a Missing Back Molar

Many people think that having a back molar extracted is no big deal; after all, most people won’t even realize ...

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Do You Think Orthodontics Are Just for Teenagers? Think Again!

If you think about braces, you probably picture an awkward teenager with a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. If you missed the opportunity to have braces as a teen, you might feel like you must simply resign yourself to living the rest of your life with misaligned teeth.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

At our Arlington, TX dental practice, we offer orthodontics that fit in with busy adult lifestyles. Regardless of your age, you are never too old to get straight teeth.

Why Get Braces as an Adult?

The main reason to get braces as an adult is that straight teeth tend to be healthier. Having teeth that are properly ...

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How Consistent Dental Hygiene Prevents Cavities

We learn as children that brushing and flossing our teeth prevents tooth decay, gum disease, and even bad breath. Good dental hygiene is the first step in preventing cavities, along with visits to your dentist in Arlington, TX. But with hectic schedules, commitments, and the rush of everyday life, it’s easy to forget the importance of consistent dental hygiene.

Before you skip that checkup or have another soft drink, take a look at how caring for your teeth every day can ensure long-term dental health.

How Cavities Form

After you consume food or drinks that contain sugars or starches, a chemical reaction begins in your mouth. The leftover food particles on your teeth ...

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