Blog Archive

5 Risky Flossing Mistakes to Avoid Sep 8th, 2021

When it comes to preventing cavities, brushing and flossing (and routine dental care) are your best defenses. Unfortunately, flossing is an often-skipped step for many people. Dr. Kenneth Higgins and our experienced team here at IDTC Dental Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, are on a mission to make sure our...

I've Never Had a Root Canal. What Should I Know Before My Procedure? Aug 12th, 2021

Root canals may be necessary to save your tooth after it's been cracked or if you have a deep cavity or an infection. Increased tooth sensitivity, pain when chewing, a pimple-like bump on your gums, and the presence of deep decay are a few signs you might benefit from a...

Tooth Knocked Out? Take These Steps Immediately Jul 21st, 2021

More than 5 million adults and children experience a knocked-out tooth every year. Getting a permanent tooth knocked out can be scary, but this is a very common dental emergency. Even though it’s common, knocked-out teeth require urgent dental attention. If you wait until the next day, it increases the...

7 Problems that Invisalign Corrects Jun 22nd, 2021

Do you wish you could straighten your teeth without metal braces? Invisalign ® is a state-of-the-art orthodontic system that uses gentle pressure to shift your teeth into the desired location. No need for brackets or metal wires! Dr. Kenneth Higgins and our experienced team offer Invisalign to adults and teens...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow May 20th, 2021

Yellow teeth won’t hurt you, but they can be a cosmetic concern for many people. Stained teeth can quickly zap your confidence whether you’re taking a photo or talking to a coworker. The good news is that you’re not stuck with yellow teeth. If your pearly whites are not-so-bright, Dr....

Calm Your Nerves With Sedation Dentistry Apr 21st, 2021

It’s not uncommon to feel a little jittery before a dentist appointment, especially if you have restoration work planned. However, some people experience more than the jitters, and dental phobia can lead to dental anxiety — and missed appointments. Avoiding important dental work can lead to unwanted complications such as...

Everything You Need to Know About Your Upcoming Root Canal Mar 21st, 2021

Root canals are a standard dental procedure, but unfortunately, root canals have a bad reputation. There are many myths surrounding root canals, including the false notion that they cause pain and illnesses. In reality, a root canal can eliminate the pain of a toothache. Dr. Kenneth Higgins and our experienced...

Dental Health Benefits of Invisalign Feb 15th, 2021

Orthodontic treatment is well-known for its ability to straighten even the most crooked smiles, but the perks don’t stop there. Orthodontic treatment can improve your dental health too.  Dr. Kenneth Higgins and our experienced team at IDTC Dental Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, offer Invisalign® — a state-of-the-art orthodontic system...

Dental Implants: Why They Are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Jan 19th, 2021

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re not alone. About 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. A missing tooth is more than just an embarrassment — tooth gaps can wreck the teeth you have and cause jaw and other problems. Dr. Kenneth...