Dental Hygiene Month

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, October's Ask the Doc blog is...Why should I see the dental hygienist? A healthy, clean mouth and a great smile does wonders for your confidence when you're interacting with friends, family, coworkers, and business associates.  It is just as important to bring children...

Protect Your Smile-Use a Mouthguard

If you've got an active child or teen, you should know about the importance of mouthguards to protect their developing smiles. A mouthguard is a safety device that can help protect teeth during sports or recreational activities.  It cushions impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts...

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!  Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and boosts our confidence.  Thanks to advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments. Cosmetic dental treatments can: -Change...

What about dental implants?

We're glad you asked!  Our office has invested in in-depth training for our doctors as well as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), also known as 3D Imaging technology, to afford our team the ability to treatment plan dental implants with pinpoint accuracy. Implants have become the standard of care for replacing...

Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Awareness Month This April commemorates the 19th Annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  As oral healthcare professionals, we take oral cancer screenings seriously during our patients' regular visits because: -early detection saves lives -there will be an estimated 51,500 new cases of cancers of the mouth and upper throat...

The Benefits of 3D imaging

The Benefits of 3D imaging (aka Cone Beam Computed Tomography or CBCT) Although 3D radiography is traditionally utilized in specialty offices, Amarillo Dental Associates has chosen to invest in this technology for several reasons: 1. We value going above and beyond for our patient family. 2. 3-D imagery allows for...

What About Electric Toothbrushes

Will using an electric toothbrush make a difference with my home care? Yes, because an electric brush can cover a larger area faster, you clean more surfaces in the same amount of time. With manual brushing, you make about 300 strokes per minute compared to the thousands or tens of...

Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

What options are available for teeth whitening? Doctor Street says… A popular and inexpensive way to whiten teeth is to use Over-The-Counter products which include whitening strips, toothpastes, and rinses.  While affordable, these products are not the most effective method and do not have the strength necessary to help with...