Entries by Byron Briggs, DDS

What is an Orthodontic Band?

When you think of orthodontics, you probably automatically think of traditional braces. But orthodontics has come a long way since those metal “train tracks.” One of the most recent advances is called an orthodontic band. Orthodontic bands have the same purpose as traditional braces. They are meant to realign teeth. However, they do so in […]

4 Ways to Avoid Staining Your Teeth

Over time, teeth can become stained. When we first get our teeth, they’re pearly white and beautiful. Over time, our teeth can become yellowed due to exposure to staining foods. You can prevent your teeth from becoming stained through good eating, drinking and tooth care. 1. Know Which Foods and Drinks Stain Some foods stain […]

5 Good Reasons to Consider Veneers

In Athens, TX veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments that people get. However, many people are still on the fence about getting veneers. If you’ve been wondering what your options are for improving your smile, here are five good reasons to consider veneers. 1. Veneers Are Non-Invasive One reason that veneers […]

How to Care For Tooth Enamel  

Although teeth look like one hard substance, they are actually comprised of different parts; enamel, dentin, pulp, crown, and root. Tooth enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth. You can’t see tooth enamel because it’s translucent. But it’s there unless you’ve eroded it for some reason or another. Why Protect Tooth Enamel? You need […]

5 Common Causes of a Cracked Tooth

Your teeth are very strong, but they aren’t invincible. Certain things can cause damage to the tooth, including cracks. Cracked teeth are bad because that creates an entryway for bacteria into the interior of the tooth. To avoid cracked teeth, consider these common causes: 1. Chewing on Ice Lots of people chew on ice after […]

Do Fillings Have to Be Replaced?

Every year, millions of people see a dentist and walk away with a filling in their tooth where a spot of decay had formed. Fillings are one of the most effective ways to stop the deterioration of the tooth, but having one can bring about a few questions. One specific question patients tend to have […]