John T. Thompson DDS Blog
July 13, 2023
Dentures today are more secure, comfortable, and natural-looking than they have ever been before. However, the jaw will change as it ages and develops, making adjustments to the dentures necessary. For people who wear dentures, these adjustments can include a denture reline. Read on to learn more about this process and what to expect from it.(more…)
May 4, 2023
There are very few moments more exciting than watching your child walk across the aisle to receive their diploma or degree. Of course, if they feel self-conscious about showing off their smile, it can certainly make the experience less enjoyable and more daunting. With cosmetic dentistry, you can not only make their walk across the stage easy, but set them up for success later in life! Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental options they may want to consider.(more…)
April 13, 2023
Were you drawn to Invisalign because of the discreet, see-through trays? You’re not alone! Although this is one of the largest selling points of this orthodontic treatment, many patients forget that it takes a bit of work to keep them clean and clear. If you want to keep yours in tip-top shape, then read on to learn the common causes of yellow aligners (and what you can do to prevent them).(more…)
February 23, 2023
Valentine’s Day is once again around the corner! That means that it’s time to come up with a gift for your partner. Though candy, roses, and teddy bears make great gifts, they aren’t the only option. Why not consider getting your loved one something that can give them a more gorgeous grin? Continue reading to learn about four reasons why teeth whitening makes a great Valentine’s Day gift.(more…)
January 8, 2023
Toothpicks can be found in households throughout the country. An American businessman named Charles Foster began the mass production of toothpicks in the nineteenth century after a trip to Brazil, where he noted the people had amazing smiles. They credited their dental health with using toothpicks. Today, they are used for various reasons, like removing food from teeth after eating or chewing on them out of habit. No matter the reason, are they good for your teeth? Your emergency dentist will recommend a few alternatives to keep your smile healthy instead of reaching for a toothpick.
November 4, 2022
Dental emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice! From a knocked-out tooth to a severe toothache, an unexpected oral health occurrence can leave you flustered. Preparing a dental emergency kit allows for immediate care and minimizes panic. Relief and treatment can be right at your fingertips until a visit to the dentist for emergency care is possible. Here are the essentials recommended by your dentist in Corpus Christi for your dental emergency kit!(more…)
September 6, 2022
Sometimes, it may seem like dental sensitivity came out of nowhere. Whether it’s mild or intense, having a sensitive tooth can throw off your whole day or make it uncomfortable or difficult to eat, drink, or sleep. If you are currently dealing with tooth sensitivity, you may be wondering if this warrants an emergency visit to the dentist. Read on to learn about some common causes of dental sensitivity, if this means you need to visit a dentist, and how to prevent it.(more…)
July 6, 2022
Dentures are one of the most common tooth replacement options out there. They are an excellent solution and life-changing for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. However, this all changes if your dentures aren’t fitting as well as they should. Ill-fitting dentures can cause you to develop a variety of health issues. Read on to learn why dentures become loose and about some of the complications that can occur if you continue wearing ill-fitting dentures.(more…)
May 20, 2022
If you’ve lost all your natural teeth, dentures are a tried-and-proven method of restoring a complete, functional smile. Although you might not have to worry about cavities anymore, you will still need to see your dentist every 6 months. Tooth decay isn’t the only danger to your oral health. Here are 4 reasons to commit to routine dental checkups with dentures.
March 18, 2022
It may be exciting to feel your baby teeth loosen, but the same isn’t true for dental implants. After all, the latter means you’re at risk of losing the smile you invested time, money, and energy to create. Assuming you don’t want such a thing to happen, then, a loose dental implant is a problem you ought to fix as soon as possible.
Knowing you have a problem, however, doesn’t always mean you know what to do about it. Therefore, to help those of you with a loose dental implant of your own, listed below is a guide to the possible causes and treatments for the condition. Read up on them, and learn what to expect from your dentist when discussing your next steps.(more…)