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You Can’t Afford Cheap Dental Work

August 10, 2018

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Have you ever gotten an unbelievable bargain on a used car that turned out to be a lemon? After a couple years of nonstop repairs, you realized that it ended up costing as much as a new car would have. And after spending all that money, you still have a a dud. The team at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry reminds you, the same is true of deficient dental work.

You have probably received glossy postcard ads that proclaim amazing deals on cosmetic dentistry. The prices may be enticing, but be sure you do plenty of research before committing. We aren’t trying to imply that all dental practices that tout low procedure prices in their ads furnish deficient work—we are just cautioning patients not to elect a cosmetic dentist based on price alone. Unlike an automobile, you can’t sell your used smile and buy a new one.

We will use porcelain veneers as an example. What can go wrong if you end up with substandard porcelain veneers?

  • The dentist may be inexperienced and make mistakes: improper placement, inadequate color matching, bite complications.
  • The materials may be unsatisfactory: unnatural color, prone to breaking, veneers pop off.
  • The lab techs that create the restorations may turn out shoddy work: unnatural color, poor fit.

If you are considering a smile redesign, meet with Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry first. During your consultation, you will learn about our years of experience, techniques, specialty training, and the number of procedures performed.  You will learn about the best suited materials for the restorations and receive information about the dental lab we use. We can also provide references if requested. And, of course, we will discuss how much each treatment will cost.

Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry also provides general dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Services, General Dentistry

Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

August 3, 2018

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Hello Richardson! Welcome to the Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS dental blog. Let’s talk about beautiful smiles and smile redesigns. Some Richardson patients wonder if  the latter is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a stunning smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile redesign combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile metamorphosis. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

When Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry designs a custom smile makeover, we study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves amazing results and sets our practice apart.

To find out more about the beautiful smiles we create, schedule a consultation with Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

July 27, 2018

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice oral hygiene daily at home.

The answer is that both processes are vital because they work in tandem to maintain oral health.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX, we encourage our patients to practice preventative dentistry by:

Brushing
Flossing
Healthy diet – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts
Regular dental cleanings
Regular checkups

Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of your daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can accumulate regardless of daily brushing and flossing. In fact, when plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the special tools used by a hygienist.

A hygienist will first use a vibrating ultrasonic tool to dislodge the largest pieces of tartar. This process may tickle a bit. The hygienist will then use tools with finer attachments to remove the smaller pieces of calculus. When all plaque and tartar is gone, polishing is the final step in the cleaning process.

The goal is to make your tooth surfaces as smooth as possible, to prohibit food particles from lodging in miniature spaces that are difficult to clean. If you are having an exam during the same visit, your technician may take dental x-rays. X-rays can reveal cavities while they are small and can be easily filled.

Let your hygienist know if your teeth are sensitive so he/she can make your cleaning as comfortable as possible. After the cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be given to help strengthen your teeth.

Before your hygienist leaves, you may want to ask if there are areas you can improve. Your hygienist can tell you which tooth surfaces had the most build-up. If the back teeth are presenting a problem, you can meet with Dr. Goad about sealants.

If you have braces, you may want more frequent dental cleanings because food can easily get stuck between the wires.

Call Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX to schedule a professional cleaning today! We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Boost Your Self-Confidence With Cosmetic Dentistry

July 20, 2018

Richardson Smile Makeovers at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS

Many dental patients have experienced a boost in self-confidence by undergoing cosmetic dentistry at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX. We can develop individualized treatment plans that include tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.

For dental patients with old or damaged crowns, we can provide beautiful new crowns. Tooth-colored dental fillings are popular for our patients who are happy to be free of unsightly old silver fillings. It is critical to be examined by your dentist regularly to check your previous dental work, including fillings, tooth bonding, veneers, crowns, and bridges.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we can tailor a cosmetic or restorative dental treatment plan to fit your budget. Tooth whitening is a surprisingly affordable way to attain a mega-watt smile without spending a lot.

If you have ever wondered what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson TX to schedule an appointment.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Clear braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, Uncategorized

Straight Teeth For Young Smiles And Not-So-Young Smiles

July 13, 2018

Can't afford braces?

There are few dental advancements that are more valued than modern braces. At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer our patients several types of clear braces.

Teeth straightening hardware of past generations had many drawbacks. It ordinarily involved a whole orthodontic tool kit—full metal bands, headgear, elastics, spacers, and wires poking every which way. If you played an instrument that required the use of your mouth, well, it was a challenge.

Some orthodontic patients found their conventional braces uncomfortable, bulky, and downright ugly. They also had many hidden nooks and crannies for bacteria to quietly drill into your enamel.

We offer Invisalign clear braces, and Six Month Smiles clear braces.

Invisalign clear braces look like an athlete’s mouth guard. Properly known as aligners, they must be worn at least twenty-two hours a day. But they can be removed at mealtime, and when you brush and floss your teeth. And because they are clear, they are almost undetectable.

Six Month Smiles is another type of clear brace that, as its name suggests, can straighten your teeth in about six months. They work best on the front teeth.

The American Association of Orthodontics advises parents to have their son or daughter evaluated by an orthodontist when they are young. It is critical to identify issues with teeth and jaw development early. Your orthodontist or pediatric dentist will know the proper age to begin treatment if necessary.

We provide many cosmetic dental procedures at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Clear braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry

Restoring Smiles At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry In Richardson

July 6, 2018

Restoring Smiles at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson

A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many North Dallas smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked—meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontia—porcelain veneers may be the answer. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one of more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are essentially non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some of our Lake Highlands and Lake Highlands dental patients were happy with their smile in years past but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our Garland cosmetic dentistry patients. We provide a variety of teeth whitening options for every type of smile.

If you are ready to brighten your smile, come on in to Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry. We’ll help you find the best solution for your smile.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Services, General Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

A Proud Dental Practice In Richardson, Texas

June 22, 2018

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Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to create beautiful smiles not only Richardson, but the greater North Dallas area. Our staff constitutes proud members of the community we serve. Not only are we are privileged to offer outstanding service to Richardson, Texas, but we are happy to serve our patients in North Dallas, Garland, Lake Highlands, and Lake Highlands. It’s worth the trip for the change it will make in your life.

Are you proud of your smile? You should be. Your smile is unique. It can express friendliness and confidence. Why not make it the best it can be? Cosmetic dentistry offers answers to chipped teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth and discolored teeth.

We offer many services above and beyond uncomplicated cleaning and oral care instruction and guidance. While oral hygiene is important, sometimes advanced dentistry is needed for a truly beautiful smile. Come see our office for dental implants. Your smile is our priority. We want your personality to shine.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help you get that beautiful smile with professional teeth whitening. Give our office a call to find out more, and to schedule an appointment.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Services, General Dentistry

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

June 15, 2018

Garland Pediatric and Cosmetic Dentistry

Most people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But did you know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties? Today’s post from Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Endodontics (1983): This area focuses on “the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.”1 If you need a root canal in Richardson, you may require the services of an endodontist.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2003): If you want to straighten your teeth, you need an orthodontist. Dentofacial orthopedic specialists correct facial deformities using many of the same types of appliances used in teeth straightening therapy.

Pediatric Dentistry (1995): Garland pediatric dentists provide dental care for infants, children and teenagers.

Periodontics (1992): “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.”1 Periodontal specialists perform crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and soft tissue (gum) grafts.

Prosthodontics (2003): Prosthodontists provide restorative dental procedures including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also perform cosmetic dental treatments including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, invisible fillings, and teeth bleaching.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (1991): This specialty concerns “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.”

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(2001): Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays) for issues of the maxillofacial area.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1990): Oral surgeons perform surgery on the teeth, jaw, face, and gums. These include facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate correction, bone grafting, dental implants, and impacted teeth.

Dental Public Health (1976): This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.”1

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry we don’t have all these specialties. No single practice ever could! But we offer outstanding cosmetic and general dentistry, and boast a staff of skilled professionals. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental hygiene, General Dentistry

Have You Thanked Your Dental Assistant Lately?

June 8, 2018

Lake Highlands Extreme Smile Makeover

Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry would be a very different place if it weren’t for the skilled dental assistants who work there. They do much more than help you with dental hygiene, and help the dentists during appointments.

Today, we would like to highlight the importance of these experts who are often not given the credit they deserve.

Dental assistants not only make your dental appointment more pleasant, they make it effective, efficient, and safe.

You, the patient, are prepared for treatment by dental assistants and, during procedures (such as cavity filling, crown placements, root canals, or teeth whitening), the assistants speed things along by passing instruments, taking x-rays, holding devices, and recording important information.

Most dental patients would agree that anyone who helps to shorten their time in the dental chair is a person who deserves thanks!

Keeping the dental office clean and sterilizing instruments are other essential duties performed by dental assistants. What would we do without them?

If you are looking for exceptional dental care, please give Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry a call. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, help you maintain your dental hygiene at home. And we like to think we’ve got the best group of dental assistants anywhere !

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental hygiene, General Dentistry

Best Practices For Oral Health And A Beautiful Smile in Richardson TX

June 1, 2018

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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is for you to scrutinize your oral health and examine whether you could step it up a notch. The following best practices can prevent future problems and support your quality of life.

Brushing
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth properly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss correctly before bed.

Dental Checkups
Good: See us if you get a toothache.
Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any dental problems.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an extensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry.

A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use an over-the-counter whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office teeth whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a secure and natural-functioning dental implant.

Smile-Friendly Nutrition
Good: Eat a nutritious diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a nutritious diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugar-filled foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.

For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your child to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous advice and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, talk to us about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing the best in dentistry. We provide cosmetic and general dentistry.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Implants, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening
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