Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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Causes of Gingivitis

What Causes Gingivitis?

Have you noticed your gums bleeding lately or feeling tender or sore? If so, you may have gingivitis, the earliest (and most common) stage of periodontal (gum) disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately half of all American adults age 30 and older have periodontal (gum) disease. There is no one cause of gingivitis, but rather several factors that can increase one’s risk of developing the condition. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common risk factors. Continue reading

North Dallas Veneers Patient

Veneers vs. Crowns: Which One Is Right for Me?

Dr. Darian Hampton offers North Dallas patients several options to improve their smiles. Two of the most popular options are dental crowns and porcelain veneers. But which one is right for you? Both options offer their own set of benefits. In this blog post, North Dallas dentist Dr. Hampton discusses the applications of dental crowns and veneers, as well as how they differ. Continue reading

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Have you been contemplating an in-office teeth whitening procedure but are unsure if it’s right for you? Perhaps you are wondering if whitening your teeth at home with an over-the-counter product is the way to go. At the Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have helped countless patients restore their confidence and willingness to smile with teeth whitening at our North Dallas office. In this blog post, we share some of the benefits you can expect with in-office teeth whitening. Continue reading

Foods to Avoid if Your Teeth Are Sensitive

Foods to Avoid if Your Teeth Are Sensitive

Tooth sensitivity may have many different causes. Worn tooth enamel, tooth decay, receding gums, teeth grinding and restorations like fillings, bridges and crowns may all cause one to experience hypersensitivity. One other very common factor is tooth erosion due to highly acidic foods. The foods and beverages one chooses to consume can also aggravate sensitivity caused by the factors listed above. In this post, Dr. Darian Hampton of The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry discusses the types of food someone suffering from tooth sensitivity should avoid. Read on to learn more. Continue reading

Preventive Dentistry Strategies

Preventive Dentistry Strategies

Maintaining healthy teeth with preventive dentistry strategies is a lifetime practice. Preventive strategies help achieve three primary dental health objectives: hygiene, appearance and comfort. Dr. Darian Hampton and his staff at The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can provide the care and expert guidance needed to keep your teeth and mouth healthy and looking its best from childhood through late adulthood. Continue reading

Saving a knocked out tooth

Why You Should Save a Knocked Out Tooth

Up to 5 million teeth are knocked out every year, in children, teens, adults and seniors. If the right action is taken after a tooth has been knocked out (in dental terms, “avulsed”), it can be successfully replanted and last for years. Having the proper insight and taking quick action increases your chances of saving an original tooth. An avulsed tooth is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth, and while there are other options, saving and replanting it restores your original smile. Dr. Darian Hampton at The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry explains how to properly save and care for a knocked out tooth. Continue reading