The Value of Preventive Oral Health Care

Dr. Steve Kennedy, Waco Texas

A post by Dr. Steve Kennedy Understanding the value of preventive oral health care can have a huge impact on your overall health. It goes beyond just a healthy smile.  It is important to create and maintain preventive oral health habits early in life. Early intervention during the childhood and adolescent years are important! Bad… Read more »

Bad Breath: Prevention Secrets

Are you interested in keeping bad breath at bay? If so, you’re not alone. Many people fight their bad breath by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing daily. These are great first steps in preventing bad breath. Little did you know, our dentist, Dr. , has little dental secrets that you… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Dental implants have become very popular over the years. One reason is that they are convenient. An implant is a great solution for a single missing tooth. An implant does not have to be removed, scrubbed and soaked at night, and it can be brushed and flossed just like other teeth. They are also sturdy…. Read more »

Does Chewing Gum Help or Hinder My Oral Health?

Did you know that chewing gum is scientifically proven to have dental health benefits? Gum can do more than freshen your breath – it can actually fight bacteria and cavities. How does it do it? Well, the simple act of chewing gum stimulates an increase in saliva production within your mouth. Saliva has been proven… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Cavity Prevention

Protecting your teeth against cavities begins with every ingredient you place in your mouth, most specifically the meals you eat daily. Cavity prevention is made possible with healthy eating habits. For a list of suggestions, here are a few tips about cavity prevention: If you have a cavity, likely it has been caused by a… Read more »

How to Maintain a Healthy Mouth

Your smile and oral health are important to our dentists and dental team. This is why we encourage you to do all you can at home to take good care of your teeth and gums. Your regular dental checkup just isn’t enough to keep your smile in tip-top shape as well as keep dental issues… Read more »

A Special Focus on Improved Oral Hygiene Helps Prevent Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that often results from poor oral hygiene that has failed to remove plaque and food residue from your teeth. When this happens, these substances can harden into calculus. More commonly known as tartar, this bacterial-rich substance can cause significant inflammation and potential infection in the gum tissues…. Read more »

How Implant Dentistry Can Bring Back Your Smile

Sometimes our patients have to part with one or more of their natural teeth. This is regrettable because the loss of a tooth can affect a person’s self-esteem and have more serious repercussions in the future. Here at Acre Wood Dental, we want you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, so that means restoring your smile… Read more »

Water Flossers: Spraying Your Way to a Cleaner Smile

With the modern technology in the world today, dental care and oral hygiene products are improving each and every day. Because of this, perfect smiles are easier to reach. One of the newest improvements in oral hygiene is a water flosser. Water flossers are beneficial tools that make flossing easier and more enjoyable. This is… Read more »