Entries by Byron Briggs, DDS

Considering Invisalign? A Look at the Benefits

To date, millions of people have straightened their smiles and discovered newfound confidence with Invisalign. These aligners are a straightforward approach to smile alignment and can correct a litany of spacing imperfections. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment in Athens, TX, getting to know the benefits of treatment is a perfect place to start. Invisalign […]

3 Common Causes of Distal Cavities

Even though tooth extractions in Athens are avoided as much as possible, sometimes, a tooth decays beyond the point of repair before the dentist can intervene with treatment. While most patients recognize when they have a cavity, distal cavities are harder to see and may progress quickly. Distal cavities are located in the back of the teeth […]

How Does Sugar Affect Your Teeth?

While candy and sugary soft drinks taste good, the reality is that they are not doing your teeth any good whatsoever. In fact, the more sugar you consume, the more damage you are doing to your teeth, and the more help you’ll need from your dentist in Athens, TX. Should you be curious as to just […]

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 […]