Understanding Your Dental Insurance

A report stating that the dental insurance industry generated $82+ billion dollars in the U.S. in 2020 is a pretty clear indication that dental insurance is here to stay. About 90 percent of employers with 500 or more employees offer dental benefits and about 50 percent of all companies offer dental coverage. Dental insurance is becoming a common health benefit.... read more »

Top Dental Tips From a Fort Worth Dentist

Maintaining a healthy smile takes a lifetime of care and commitment. It's crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of your teeth and gums to prevent oral problems. The right care starts with the right products and habits. Brush Properly: Frequency, Technique, Time, Tools Frequency It is a general recommendation to brush at least twice a... read more »

The Origin of the Toothbrush

Have you ever wondered when and where toothbrushes were invented? Toothbrushes have an interesting history that goes back thousands of years. Dr. Spear and our team are happy to share some fun toothbrush facts with you. the Egyptians and Babylonians used a twig with a frayed end to clean their teeth beginning around 3500 BC. In Ancient China (around 1600... read more »

Got Fluoride Questions? We’re Happy to Help

Sometimes the dental world can be a bit confusing and complex, especially if you don’t know much about the treatments, techniques, and language provided and used. This can lead to many questions. Today, our dentist, Dr. Spear, would like to clear any of that confusion by talking to you more about fluoride. So, if you have questions about fluoride in... read more »

Show Love to Your Toothbrush, Show Love for Your Smile

Take a look at your toothbrush. Do you take care of it? Your toothbrush is your key to a healthy smile, and it is important to care for it well. Toothbrushes only last for 3-4 months. If you have had yours longer than that, you need to replace it. But don’t worry! There are lots of fun colors and styles,... read more »

Save Your Summer Smile by Stopping Bruxism Disorder

Could you be at risk for bruxism? Bruxism is a common disorder that occurs within your mouth and affects your teeth. Bruxism is also referred to as teeth grinding, and over time it can severely wear down your enamel and damage your teeth and gums. Save your summer smile by stopping bruxism disorder. To see if you might be struggling... read more »

Learning About Dental Crowns

Are you interested in learning more about dental crowns? If so, you have come to the right place! Dental crowns are used for many reasons in the world of dentistry. To help you understand more about dental crowns, our team here at Brent A. Spear, DDS in Fort Worth, Texas, is happy to give you more information about them and... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal

You probably understand that there are many things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, you may know that you should floss and brush regularly. You’ll also need to schedule regular dental appointments with us. Still, had you heard that many people have their wisdom teeth removed in order to protect their other pearly whites?... read more »

Avoid Using These Things if You Want a Pristine and Healthy Smile

Your smile can help you do many things, like talk, eat, bite, laugh, and speak. However, that’s only the case if you take good care of it. Therefore, you need to make sure to avoid the damaging oral hygiene tools in the world today. A dental scaler is one of the only tools that can completely, safely, and effectively remove... read more »

2016 Year in Review: Oral Health Care Quiz

Have you assessed your oral health care for the year in review? Would you give yourself a passing or failing grade for the effort you gave to protecting your teeth and gums? Even if you know that more could be done to improve your oral hygiene, do not despair as even the smallest of effort can present huge benefits for... read more »