Entries by Byron Briggs, DDS

Is a Water Flosser Worth the Investment?

A water flosser pressurizes water to remove particles stuck between your teeth. Sometimes called a Waterpik (due to official brand names), these devices are certainly an investment compared to regular floss. So, if you’re wondering if they’re worth it, we’ll look at the pros and cons of the purchase and whether it’s right for you. […]

How Invisalign Transforms Your Smile

Invisalign in Athens, TX, is a popular tooth straightening option among patients of all ages. What people seem to appreciate most about Invisalign is that they can remove the clear aligners when needed and be much more discreet about their orthodontic treatment. However, this method of aligning the teeth requires just as much commitment to […]

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

People requiretooth extractions in Athena TX for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common ones include removing a wisdom tooth, preparing for orthodontic treatment, and removing a tooth with extensive damage or decay. What to Expect Before You Have Your Tooth Extracted Before Dr. Briggs, Dr. Florence, or Dr. Rojas decide to remove a […]

What Is a Dental Veneer? An FAQ

A dental veneer is an important tool in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers can be used to cover up discolorations and stains and may even be used to cover chips or other inconsistencies with the shape and appearance of your tooth. Yourdentist in Athens, TX, can help you decide if you’re a good candidate for dental veneers. […]

How Long Does a CEREC Crown Last?

A Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) crown is made out of ceramic or a resin material, and it’s used to strengthen a tooth that’s been damaged. They rely on technology to design a portion of a tooth that can withstand everyday wear and tear. If you’re wondering how long they last, especially when […]