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What Is a Cavity?


A cavity is the unfortunate result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is largely due to the foods and beverages one consumes as well as one’s oral health regimen. Exposure to fluoride in toothpaste and tap water along with genetics also […] Continue Reading


Should I Brush or Floss my Teeth First?


People often wonder if they should brush, floss or rinse first. This is a perfectly legitimate question that plenty of dentists do not address for varying reasons. In fact, some dentists do not have an opinion as to whether the […] Continue Reading


How Is TMJ Treated?


TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, which for the most part means that someone’s jaw is out of alignment. When a jaw is not in its proper alignment there are going to be repercussions, which can vary from mild to […] Continue Reading


5 Tips For Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth From Sam Patel DDS, PA


Brushing and flossing should be a part of your everyday routine, that includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Taking good care of your oral health is absolutely essential to your overall good health and is unquestionably […] Continue Reading


Oral Cancer and Tobacco Use


At a routine dental visit, we can help detect signs of oral cancer with an oral cancer screening. While most people do not schedule an appointment with their dentist to determine if they have oral cancer, it is possible for a […] Continue Reading


Dental Hygiene Guide


Dental hygiene is best defined as a process through which preventative dental care can help maintain oral health and prevent dental emergencies. Dental hygiene involves self-responsibility with regular brushing/flossing, as well as professional care. While at-home dental hygiene is important, […] Continue Reading


A Restorative Dentist Can Replace Your Teeth After an Accident


As a restorative dentist, we can replace teeth that were lost in an accident. There are few things more frustrating than losing a tooth unexpectedly, but we can help. If your tooth was too damaged to save, our replacement solutions […] Continue Reading


Veneers Can Give You a Gorgeous Smile for the Holidays


You can transform your smile using dental veneers and do so in time for the holidays. The procedure can take a couple of weeks to complete so if you are interested, schedule an appointment right away. Your new smile can […] Continue Reading


Visiting a Family Dentist Will Help Prevent These Common Emergencies


As a family dentist, the most precious thing to us is the ability to help families develop and maintain healthy smiles. Over the course of several years, we have worked with many families and many generations within those families. We […] Continue Reading


Call Our Office if You Have a Dental Emergency


If you have a sudden dental emergency, we can assist you and provide immediate relief. As an emergency dentist in McKinney, we see all types of patients needing emergency care. It is a common misconception that only people who do […] Continue Reading