What Is the Scope of a General Dentist?

If you have some dental issues you may be confused about who to contact. You may be wondering if you need a general dentist or a specialist and you may be wondering what the differences are between them. The purpose of this blog is to alleviate that confusion. Who is a general dentist? A general dentist is a primary care... read more »

Cosmetic Dentist Fort Worth

Cosmetic dentistry is one of Dr. Spear's many passions. To have a patient come in with complaints about their smile of any kind and transforming the patient's smile and confidence is such a rewarding task for doctor and patient. A person's smile can light up a room. The biggest transformation is in how the person sees themselves and this radiates... 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 »

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 »

Dental Veneers: The New Hallmark of Great Smiles

What was once considered a great smile has, in modern times, been pushed further back into the pack. Even if you have spectacular oral hygiene and brush and floss as directed, you can still find yourself with a smile that lacks the dazzle of modern smiles. Teeth whitening treatments have raised the bar, but dental veneers have changed the game.... read more »

The 411 on Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants are a strong and reliable dental restoration that replaces your lost or missing teeth and goes deep into the bone giving support like a root of a tooth. It is a surgically placed product that gives you natural-looking results and makes eating, talking, and even singing easier. Dental implants can also be used to have restore multiple teeth... read more »

Taking Care of Your Oral Health During Recovery

If you have recently had braces put on, or tightened, or are experiencing a tender mouth while recovering from oral surgery or medical treatment such as radiation therapy, you will want to take excellent care of yourself while you are healing. If you are having trouble chewing or swallowing, you will want to make sure and cut your food into... read more »

Water Picks vs. Floss

Everyone knows that they are supposed to floss their teeth once a day. However, some may wonder if using a water pick can be just as effective as flossing. Here we analyze the benefits of water picks and their role in dental health. What Are Water Picks? Water picks are also known as oral irrigators, dental water jets, and water... read more »

Teaching Your Children About Their Teeth

A child who learns great dental health habits becomes an adult with great dental health habits. To this end, the American Dental Association sponsors “National Children’s Dental Health Month” every February, in hopes of raising awareness among children (and their parents) about the importance of maintaining good oral health. But how can a family incorporate National Children’s Dental Health Month... read more »