The Importance of Dental Checkups and Cleanings

The importance of brushing and flossing your teeth is well-known. However, many patients avoid visiting their dentist because they believe these actions alone are enough to keep their teeth strong and healthy. The importance of dental checkups and cleanings can’t be understated as dental checkups and cleanings help prevent a number of dental issues. At […]

Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth

When it comes to missing teeth, the repercussions can extend far beyond cosmetics. When we fail to promptly replace lost teeth, we invite a variety of both short term and long term oral health risks. While the main motivation for most people to replace missing teeth is cosmetic, it’s important to understand the oral health […]

Different Parts of the Teeth

Since in our last blog we discussed the different types of teeth, we wanted to go a step further this time and describe the anatomy of our teeth. Learning the basics about the anatomy of our teeth can help us keep our smiles healthy and beautiful. As such, we’d like to spend some time discussing […]

Different Types of Teeth

Have you ever wondered why you have so many different types of teeth? We know they help us chew, but in fact, your teeth serve a number of other purposes like support your lips, help with speech, and to help give height to your mouth. That being said, we wanted to spend some time highlighting […]

How to Prevent Halitosis

You’re probably thinking, what is halitosis? Well, we all have had it at some time in our life. Halitosis is another word for bad breath. While some may only experience having bad breath every once in a while, others struggle with chronic halitosis. Halitosis is caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria can make itself […]

Reasons To Get Dentures

Are you embarrassed by your missing teeth? Never fear, most of us lose teeth at some point. Nearly one-half of American adults have lost at least one tooth. Whether your tooth loss is due to decay, gum disease, or injury, Desoto offers many options. Dentures come in a variety of styles, and they are quick, […]

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment can be intimidating, but it is sometimes necessary to save your tooth. People have been giving root canals a bad rep for years, but done properly they don’t have to be a painful experience. In fact, a root canal treatment is meant to relieve pain, not cause it. Here are our answers […]

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Nobody wants stained teeth. A bright smile can make you feel more confident, self-assured, and youthful. Research shows that people with white teeth are perceived by others as smarter and more socially competent. Fortunately, there are tricks and tips that help you control how white your teeth are. One of them is limiting eating foods […]

5 Common Invisalign Myths

We’re lucky to live in a time when so many different orthodontic treatments exist. It allows you to find the perfect option to match your needs. But that said, it can also make deciding more stressful because there are so many factors to consider with each treatment. Not to mention that each orthodontic treatment seems […]

Highlighting Dr. Trotter

Desoto Family Dental Care wouldn’t be the practice it is today without the hard work and dedication of our dentists. They provide the backbone from which we’re able to create such a successful family dentistry. Dr. Trotter brings a whole lot to Desoto Family Dental Care. Be it his focus on quality care and superior […]