Are you tired of bringing one family member to a medical office, but then having to turn around and bring another loved one to a different office? That back and forth notion would lead anyone to surf the web for a “dentist near me.” Why not visit a dentist that not only has the services your whole family needs—young and old—and is also equipped with dentists that specialize in various areas of dentistry? 21st Century Dental & Sleep Center literally has everything you need under one roof!
21st Century Dental Blog
June 21, 2017
January 18, 2017
Maintaining regular dental visits is vital to your oral health; however, one in three adults did not visit their dentist regularly. Too often, people believe that semi-annual dental appointments are not necessary as long as they brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily. In reality, your home oral hygiene is only half of the regular dental care you need for optimal oral health. The American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of two visits the dentist twice a year for preventive care. Without regular care, you place the health and beauty of your smile at risk for damage.
January 8, 2017
Around the ages of 16 to 19, a third set of molars erupts, known as the wisdom teeth, creating a total of 32 permanent teeth. In the past, it was believed the extra set of molars was needed to help chew raw and hard foods. However, now it appears the wisdom teeth serve no real purpose. In addition, it is not uncommon to have these teeth extracted due to causing a variety of complications. In fact, wisdom teeth are extracted from roughly 5 million people in the United States each year. While the teeth are routinely extracted, not everyone needs them removed. As a dentist for wisdom tooth extraction in Las Colinas, we have the information you need to help determine if you might need your wisdom teeth removed.
December 20, 2016
The holiday season is a great time of year to spend with family and friends, which often involves a bit of traveling. Traveling for the holidays can be a bit chaotic, so you want to ensure you are properly prepared. However, one area of preparation that is often overlooked involves sleep apnea. If you are among the 18 million Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, your holiday travel plans may come with certain challenges. As your sleep doctor for sleep testing, we want to ensure your travel plans go smoothly, while also protecting yourself from sleep apnea complications.
December 10, 2016
As the new year approaches, now is the time to start thinking about goals and resolutions for the year ahead. As the new year begins, why not make a resolution to invest in your smile? The health and appearance of your teeth has a large impact on how you feel about yourself. Not to mention, if you have missing or damaged teeth, your quality of life significantly decreases. Now, you can restore the health and beauty of your smile with your dentist in Irving. With simple procedures, you can regain your confidence and quality of life to smile brightly throughout the year.
November 30, 2016
Have you visited your dentist in 75062 recently? If not, you are about to miss the opportunity to receive affordable care. Each year, your flexible spending account and dental insurance allows you to receive the dental care you need with little to no out-of-pocket cost. However, your yearly dental benefits will not carry over to next year. Instead, you will lose your yearly dental allowance, causing you to lose the opportunity for affordable care. As the end of the year draws near, now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Irving to maximize the value of your dental benefits.
November 23, 2016
With the holidays just around the corner, get ready to be exposed to foods, beverages, and goodies you wouldn’t normally eat. While this is a fun time to enjoy different foods with friends and family, it’s also important to be wary of certain treats that can wreak havoc on your oral health. 21st Century Dental is here to help guide you through the perils of holiday eating. Your dentist in Irving offers healthy holiday tips.
October 24, 2016
The wisdom teeth are those pesky third molars — do you know why we call them “wisdom” teeth? They certainly don’t feel very wise, after all. But they usually appear between ages 16 and 24, or when humans supposedly gain intelligence. Unfortunately, there is usually not enough room in the gum line for them to erupt without issue. The third molars may emerge at an angle, crowd the surrounding teeth, or not fully emerge at all. In these cases, their removal is necessary. Your dentist in Irving provides comfortable wisdom teeth extractions at 21st Century Dental!
September 26, 2016
Dentures are among the most common and convenient options to replace missing teeth because they are affordable and effective. With roughly 35 million Americans missing all of their teeth, it is estimated 15 percent of the edentulous population have dentures made annually. At 21st Century Dental, we help those will tooth loss regain oral functions and their smiles with dentures. When compared to receiving other forms of tooth replacement, such as dental implants, the process to receiving dentures is quicker and noninvasive. If you are ready to replace missing teeth with dentures in Irving, we have the information you need to better understand the process.
August 19, 2016
When it comes to treating tooth loss, dentures have been the most convenient and affordable solution for more than 100 years. Dentures are a removable dental prosthetic that restores oral functions. The custom-made devices are worn over the gums to allow for eating, speaking, and to support facial structures. New advancements in dentistry now allow for dentures to look and feel more natural than ever before. As a dentist for dentures in Irving, we often recommend dentures to our patients to treat tooth loss.