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National Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

National Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. This month has been selected as the time to focus on mouth cancer awareness and prevention. According to the Oral Health Foundation on Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, almost 300,000 cases of this disease are diagnosed...
Fall Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Fall Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

There are a lot of things to love about the fall season: cooler weather and beautifully colored foliage! But one of the highlights for most of us is the special foods we look forward to enjoying each autumn. Most of the foods we associate with fall holidays and...
Heart Patients Need To Do This Before Seeing Dentist

Heart Patients Need To Do This Before Seeing Dentist

Are you a heart patient? At times physicians and dentists recommend that a patient take antibiotics before certain dental procedures. This is called “antibiotic prophylaxis.” But why do healthcare providers suggest this extra step? We all have bacteria in our mouths,...
Wearing a Mask Affects Dental Health

Wearing a Mask Affects Dental Health

Complaints about wearing a face mask are common and frequent. Now many dentists believe that a new issue related to dental health has surfaced. It has been aptly named “Mask Mouth.” Wearing a mask for several hours each day may cause dry mouth, which in turn can lead...
Is Charcoal Toothpaste Good?

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Good?

Charcoal in Oral Care Products There are several toothpastes currently on the market in the United States containing charcoal in one form or another. Each offers health and cosmetic benefits not available in other toothpastes. Manufacturers are making claims that...
How to Straighten an Overbite

How to Straighten an Overbite

What is an overbite? An overbite is where your upper front teeth overlap your lower front teeth vertically. Most people have a slight overbite. Severe overbites (also known as deep bites) are often less desirable and can sometimes affect the health and appearance of...
Boost Your Immune System at Home

Boost Your Immune System at Home

Our bodies cannot function optimally without the support of a healthy immune system. Even without the threat of pandemic, during cold and flu season it becomes especially important to nourish our bodies with plenty of vitamins and minerals so as to decrease our...
Coronavirus Update to Our Patients

Coronavirus Update to Our Patients

To Our Patients and Their Families, We are here and available for you! At Mira Vista Smiles our number one priority has always been the health and safety for our patients and staff.  We work hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before any patient enters the...

Porcelain Veneers Fix a Myriad of Teeth Issues

If you have a tooth or teeth that are stained, discolored, badly shaped, chipped, or crooked, you may be avoiding smiling and that can have a negative impact on your overall well-being and happiness. We want to help you smile again. We can offer many options to...
Healthy Teeth Equals Healthy Skin

Healthy Teeth Equals Healthy Skin

If you’re struggling with acne and feel like you’ve tried everything, from expensive face washes to high-end facial toners to overnight spot treatments, there’s a chance that the issue may actually be your oral health. We know, we know, sounds a little crazy, right?...
Mercury And Your Health

Mercury And Your Health

Here are the facts about mercury fillings and your health. All dental amalgam restorations contain approximately 50% mercury,1 and reports and research are consistent that these fillings emit mercury vapors.2-16 Key facts Mercury is a naturally occurring element that...
Implant Dentistry Dallas Area

Implant Dentistry Dallas Area

Dental Implants have countless benefits. They can help you to eat better, feel better and look better. They are the closest permanent alternative to our natural teeth and are the most effective option to turn to after tooth loss. “There are so many things in life that...
Dental Implants Care

Dental Implants Care

Caring for Dental Implants The biggest threat to the long-term success of dental implant treatment is an infection.  Dental implants are a big investment. To protect your new smile to ensure it lasts for as long as possible, it is best to maintain your oral hygiene...
The Color Of Your Tongue Can Tell About Your Health

The Color Of Your Tongue Can Tell About Your Health

Unusual color, bumps, patches, and spots in your mouth can be harmless. But sometimes, they can give clues to what’s going on with your overall health. Infections, stress, medication issues, and even aging can make their marks on your tongue. Find out what your tongue...
Is Mouthwash Recommended By Dentists?

Is Mouthwash Recommended By Dentists?

While not a replacement for daily brushing and flossing, use of mouthwash (also called mouthrinse) may be a helpful addition to the daily oral hygiene routine for some people.  Like interdental cleaners, mouthwash offers the benefit of reaching areas not easily...
The Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

The Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? People with diabetes have a higher chance of having periodontal (gum) disease, an...
Dental Implants Versus Dentures

Dental Implants Versus Dentures

How Are Dental Implants Beneficial Over Dentures? People who have experienced tooth loss will naturally want to know what options are available for replacement teeth, and two of the options they often end up comparing are dental implants and dentures. While both of...
Whiter teeth equals healthier smile

Whiter teeth equals healthier smile

Whiten your smile up to 8 shades in less than 45 minutes1 with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office or get noticeable results in days with take-home treatments. A whiter smile and confidence for years to come? Now that’s a worthwhile investment. Gentle yet effective...
Overcome Dental Fears

Overcome Dental Fears

Overcoming Fear of the Dentist It is estimated that nearly seventy five percent of adults in the United States experience some amount of fear with regards to visiting a dentist. Of that percentage, about five to ten percent of those people have a strong enough fear to...
Stress Plays Havoc On Oral Health

Stress Plays Havoc On Oral Health

Stress affects oral health If you are stressed out, chances are that your oral health is under duress too. Physical and emotional symptoms of stress like anxiety, headaches and stomachaces can also affect your oral health. Your body may be trying to tell you that you...
The Healing Power of Our Smile

The Healing Power of Our Smile

Dr. Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth is very interested in your total health. Dr. Phillips is keen on researching the connection between oral health and your overall wellness. This article is so interesting in the healing power of our smiles. Your smile, and associated...
Top 12 Signs That You Need To See A Dentist

Top 12 Signs That You Need To See A Dentist

Think about the last time you visited your dentist. Has it been a while? You’re not alone. While 77% of adults say they plan to visit the dentist within the next year, less than half actually do. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can go a long way to support...
Dental Implant Repairs

Dental Implant Repairs

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. They are known for their unsurpassed ability to mimic your natural teeth in appearance, function and comfort. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that can be used to replace...
Check Your Breath For These Health Alerts

Check Your Breath For These Health Alerts

Checking your breath may not just save you from awkward social moments — it could also save your life. From lung cancer to kidney failure, find out what medical conditions doctors can detect by telling you to just open your mouth. Bad breath is embarrassing! We all...
How To Minimize Mercury Vapor From Amalgam Fillings

How To Minimize Mercury Vapor From Amalgam Fillings

Minimizing Amount of Mercury Released from Your Amalgam Fillings Research has proven that there is a connection between dental wellness, your immune system and your overall health. There has been extensive research on mercury fillings and mercury detoxification. What...
Natural Routine For Perfect Oral Hygiene

Natural Routine For Perfect Oral Hygiene

Our oral health system which includes everything in our mouth, is a living, changing environment. Optimal oral health comes with supporting the body and mouth from the inside out at the same time. Thus, by just treating from the outside alone (like brushing and...
If You Have to Drink Soda, Drink Root Beer

If You Have to Drink Soda, Drink Root Beer

If you have to drink soda, drink root beer. If you regularly consume soft drinks, here’s something to keep in mind. Exposing teeth to soft drinks, even for a short period of time, causes dental erosion, which over time can lead to significant enamel loss....
Thyroid Issues Affect Dental Health

Thyroid Issues Affect Dental Health

Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth cautions patients that it is very important to understand the relationship between your thyroid health and how thyroid issues affect dental health. According to Dr. Izabella Wentz, a doctor of pharmacy, the same bacteria that contribute to...
Zoom Teeth Whitening – Best Product in DFW Area

Zoom Teeth Whitening – Best Product in DFW Area

Strips Can Damage Your Teeth Teeth are an important part of physical appearance for many people, and they want to show a bright white smile. However, a new study reveals that whitening strips can damage your teeth. Brit Phillips DDS is an expert in safe teeth...
Brush Your Teeth To Postpone Alzheimer’s

Brush Your Teeth To Postpone Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between if you brush your teeth to help postpone Alzheimer’s and how effective this can be. The researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether...
Your Dental Health and Snacking Between Meals

Your Dental Health and Snacking Between Meals

Your Dental Health and Snacking Between Meals effects your dental health. Does a light breakfast have your stomach grumbling mid-morning? Are you turning to the vending machine for an afternoon pick-me-up? Snacking is inevitable some days. But did you know that...
Sleep Apnea Treatment Fort Worth

Sleep Apnea Treatment Fort Worth

Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Most commonly marked by loud snoring, sleep apnea occurs when airflow is interrupted during the sleep cycle, resulting in periods of breath cessation and often followed...
What Are Detergent Foods?

What Are Detergent Foods?

Did you know that there are certain foods you can eat which help to clean your teeth? We call them “detergent foods.” In dentistry, we look at the impact of food in three ways: the kind of food, how often it is eaten, and when it is eaten. Detergent foods should be...
Dental Veneers Make Lips Fuller

Dental Veneers Make Lips Fuller

Fort Worth cosmetic dentist Brit Phillips DDS says porcelain dental veneers have grown into more than just a solution for fixing teeth imperfections in the last several years. Porcelain veneers are also a solution to enhance lip plumpness and fullness without plastic...
Tips for Our Coffee Drinkers

Tips for Our Coffee Drinkers

For so many of us, coffee is one of the most important parts of the morning routine So, here are a few tips from Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth for our coffee drinkers. The aroma, taste, and warmth wake your senses. The downside for coffee lovers is the concern over the...
Tooth Replacement Options

Tooth Replacement Options

Looking for Tooth Replacement Options for missing or damaged teeth can be difficult to understand. With so many options available, how do you know which is the best for your unique oral health situation? Brit Phillips DDS is an expert in restoring missing teeth and...
Ask Questions if You Have Dental Mercury

Ask Questions if You Have Dental Mercury

Every dentist has his/her own opinions about mercury based on education, experiences, and sources of trade and scientific information. Some dentists do not use mercury because it is known to be harmful, while others defend it because they were taught in the past to...
Chipped or Broken Teeth Need Attention

Chipped or Broken Teeth Need Attention

If you’ve ever experienced a chipped tooth, you know how uncomfortable and unattractive it can look. Not only that but having an untreated chipped tooth can lead to other oral health problems. So, the importance of taking care of a chipped tooth as soon as possible is...
Tax Time Got Your Teeth Clenching?

Tax Time Got Your Teeth Clenching?

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? Does your partner hear nighttime grinding noises from your side of the bed? You might need to learn how to stop clenching teeth at night. This common habit is the cause of several serious dental conditions, so it’s...
Take a Selfie to Get a Free Virtual Smile Consultation

Take a Selfie to Get a Free Virtual Smile Consultation

We understand that with busy lifestyles, it can be inconvenient and time-consuming for patients to come in for a consultation which could turn into multiple, lengthy appointments. So, take a selfie to get a free virtual smile consultation instead! At Mira Vista...
Invisalign® is the Best Graduation Gift

Invisalign® is the Best Graduation Gift

Your teenager is getting ready to graduate high school and you still don’t know what to get him or her as a gift. Why not give them something that they will be able to enjoy for the rest of their lives. If your teen has crooked teeth that makes him or her feel...
Dental Implant Repairs Fort Worth

Dental Implant Repairs Fort Worth

Dental Implants Defined Dental Implants are defined as artificial tooth roots that offer a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth known as “crowns” or “veneers”. They are an effective and popular solution for patients who have lost one or more adult...
Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Considering porcelain veneers? It is a proven fact that your self-confidence is directly influenced by your overall happiness and your feelings of wellbeing. Feeling good about yourself and your appearance can enhance your professional and personal relationships. On...
The All on 4® Dental Implant Treatment

The All on 4® Dental Implant Treatment

The All on 4® dental implant treatment at Mira Vista Smiles, Brit Phillips DDS, is dedicated to providing a variety of treatment options and the latest techniques. For this reason, he proudly offers All-on-4® dental implants. At his Fort Worth TX, practice, Brit...
Top 5 Reasons Veneers Are Worth It

Top 5 Reasons Veneers Are Worth It

Here are the Top 5 Reasons Veneers Are Worth It Your smile with glaring imperfections can greatly reduce your confidence. Fortunately, cosmetic dentists offer treatments that addresses a variety of issues with only one or two visits!. Porcelain veneers can drastically...
When Your Bite is Misaligned

When Your Bite is Misaligned

Do your teeth feel like they don’t exactly fit together and your bite is misaligned? Perhaps you have difficulties speaking or even experience teeth grinding at night? You might have a misaligned bite. Often called by several names, such as malocclusion, crossbite,...
Virtual Dental Consultation Fort Worth

Virtual Dental Consultation Fort Worth

Brit Phillips, DDS Fort Worth wants to make dental consultations even more convenient by offering virtual smile consultations. Direct patient care is still necessary of course, but embracing this new technology gives patients a quick reply on dental questions. The...
Veneers Make a Huge Difference

Veneers Make a Huge Difference

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing the look and often the shape of your smile. The...
Throbbing Tooth Pain

Throbbing Tooth Pain

Why Do We Feel Throbbing Tooth Pain? Throbbing Tooth Pain is an interesting phenomenon. The Greek scientist and philosopher, Aristotle, linked throbbing pain to the heart beat. That was over 2,000 years ago, and Aristotle’s assumption wasn’t challenged…until recently....

Dental Implant Restorations Fort Worth

DENTAL IMPLANT RESTORATIONS FORT WORTH TX What happens if an implant fails? If you suspect that your dental implant is not healing properly, not tightly attached to your jaw bone, or is showing any signs of failure such as looseness or swelling, it is important that...

Implant Dentistry Mira Vista

If you live or work in the Mira Vista area of Fort Worth, Texas, we are YOUR implant dentist. Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth implant dentist Mira Vista Smiles is located at 6610 Bryant Irvin Rd. Today’s dental implants are so close to natural teeth that if you are...

Smile With Dental Implants

Why dental implants? Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today because they provide Fort Worth dental implant patients with a number of benefits over other solutions. Brit Phillips DDS is a Nobel Biocare...

Dental Implants in Fort Worth

Dental implant placement is one of the most successful restorative techniques used to replace missing, broken, or damaged teeth. They have become an attractive option for patients to consider because they look, feel, and act like natural, healthy teeth. And, when...

Invisalign Trained Dentist

Invisalign® treatment has truly changed lives. With Invisalign braces you can straighten your teeth and no one will even have to know! The second benefit is also a fairly obvious one. The Invisalign brace system is made with soft plastic trays which are much more...

We Fix Bad Dentistry

Many people dread going to the dentist. The one consolation is that they can usually be assured that the procedure will help them in the long run and is beneficial to their overall dental health. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Instances of substandard...

Toothpicks and Oral Health

Toothpicks, Tooth Picking and Flossing Some people really struggle to keep their teeth clean. Some will use a wooden or plastic toothpick after eating to remove the food stuck between or on their teeth. Others prefer to vigorously floss between teeth after a meal....

Wisdom Teeth Removal Fort Worth

With Age Comes Wisdom Teeth If your wisdom teeth are coming in or have already erupted, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth. Dr. Phillips will examine your mouth and take an x-ray to check how your wisdom teeth are developing and if there are any signs of trouble....

Stress Affects Your Teeth

Stress affects your teeth. If you are dealing with stress and clenching or grinding their teeth, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth (817) 361-1999. Solutions like mouth guards worn at night can help protect your teeth from grinding! Stress affects everyone. Some people...

Mouth Breathing Is Not Good for Oral Health

Mouth breathing is a complex health concern that can lead to sleep apnea and in children it can cause speech impediments and improper facial growth. Most people don’t know that mouth breathing can truly have devastating effects on the health and development of a...

Whiter Teeth Make You Look Younger

Maybe you’ve always wanted dazzling white teeth. Or maybe your teeth have yellowed as you’ve aged. Or perhaps you’re not happy with stubborn teeth stains as a result of drinking coffee, tea, wine or cola. Or maybe you recognize that whiter teeth make...

Do Not Ignore Gum Recession

Gum disease is a big problem and it can sneak up on you and destroy your teeth. Stop receding gums and periodontal disease before it is too late. Do not ignore gum recession. Bacteria are present in everyone’s mouth. 24/7, these micro-organisms eat away our most...

Foods To Prevent Gum Disease

We recently had a patient whose gums were receding at a rapid pace even though her dental hygiene was impeccable. There could be many causes of gum recession. Did you know that one of them could be what you are or are not eating? One way to heal gum disease is through...

Cosmetic Dentistry Is Booming

Cosmetic dentistry takes the concept of dental health to the next level when feeling good merges with looking good to create an overall sense of well-being. There are many theories on why cosmetic dentistry is booming, one of them being the strong Hollywood influence...

Dental Implants Are Important

Dental implants help maintain and strengthen bone structure. This means they do much more than replace a missing tooth – they also protect existing teeth by helping to preserve bone structure. Once a tooth is lost, several things begin to happen that are not...

Teeth Shifted After Braces

Vicky had braces in high school, but as an adult, she noticed her teeth had shifted back and her overbite reappeared. She started to doubt her ability to present to clients. She says Invisalign treatment has taken that worry away and given her confidence back, as a...

Don’t Live Without Teeth

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. If your teeth need to be pulled or you no longer want to live without teeth, the All-on-4® treatment concept might be the right solution for you. With only four...

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today. Why choose dental implants? Dental implants give a number of benefits to patients and Dr. Phillips is a huge advocate of implants. Here are a few reasons –...

Cleaning Your Dentures

Clean dentures keep the tissues in your mouth healthy and free from unfavorable changes. Your dentures have been fabricated using high quality materials and it is extremely important that you provide them proper care to get the best service from them. Caring for your...

Best Dentures

Best Dentures – The Ivoclar Vivadent Removable System Not all dentures are created equally. Dentures made using Ivoclar Vivadent teeth and materials are the most life-like available and are crafted using the most advanced material to ensure an enhanced...

Implant Dentures Fort Worth

Are you ready to get dental implants? Brit Phillips DDS  proudly stays at the forefront of restorative dentistry. Brit Phillips DDS is trained in NobelBiocare. When it comes to securing a full set of dentures to dental implants, commonly called overdentures, we give...

Implant Dentistry Ft Worth

While we want to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, Brit Phillips DDS also specializes in dental implants for our patients that have lost some or most teeth in their smiles. Dental implants are the premium option in restorative dentistry, offering a more...

Best Dentures

The Ivoclar Vivadent Removable System Not all dentures are created equally. Dentures made using Ivoclar Vivadent teeth and materials are the most life-like available and are crafted using the most advanced material to ensure an enhanced appearance, better fit, and...

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Due to their versatility, porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular options for our patients. They offer a simple way to correct a wide range of issues. Veneers can be completed in just a few short office visits. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of...

All-on-4® Implant Treatment

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. If you are unhappy with your dentures or no longer want to live without teeth, it might be the right solution for you. With only four dental implants, the All-on-4®...

How Can A Dental Implant Help You

How a dental implant solution can help you Diagnosis and treatment planning is easy Dr. Phillips will first examine your dental situation carefully to decide if you meet prerequisites for dental implant treatment. It is essential that your gums and jaw bone are free...

Hey Parents Invisalign Is Affordable

Invisalign is affordable – more affordable than you may think. Invisalign is affordable for parents! The cost of Invisalign clear aligners is similar to braces. Plus, if you have orthodontic insurance, it may cover up to $3,500 of the treatment costs....

Teeth Shift As You Age

Fact is that all teeth shift as you age. You can’t prevent shifting teeth unless you’re willing to wear a retainer or a mouth guard every night for the rest of your life. Regardless of the cause of shifting teeth, whether it’s continual sleeping on...

Things to Do in Fort Worth Texas

There is a lot of tourist attractions and things to do in Fort Worth, Texas to make a memorable trip and get to know the city at the same time. The variety of things to do starts with great shopping and museums that all large cities have to offer. One of the most...

Directions From Wedgwood TX to the Dental Offices of Brit Phillips DDS

Wedgwood is a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, located on the southwest part of the city. It is bounded by Granbury Rd on the northwest, Altamesa Blvd on the south, McCart Ave & Westcreek Dr on the east, and Interstate 20 on the north For a qualified dentist in...

Directions From Arlington TX to Dental Practice of Brit Phillips DDS

Arlington is a city in Texas, west of Dallas. It’s home to the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), whose campus has a modern planetarium. In River Legacy Parks, trails cut through hardwood forest rich in wildlife. The park also has the River Legacy Living...

Driving Directions From Denton TX

Denton is a city in Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. In its center, the striking Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum explores local history. Nearby, the Bayless-Selby House Museum is a grand Queen Anne–style home with Victorian interiors....

Driving Directions from Fort Worth Alliance Airport TX

Fort Worth Alliance Airport Get on I-35W S – Head southwest on Alliance Blvd toward Aviator Way – Turn right onto N Fwy Service Rd E – Use the left lane to take the ramp onto Continue on I-35W S. Take Chisholm Trail Pkwy to Oakmont Blvd. Take the...

Driving Directions From DFW Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Take International Pkwy, TX-183 W, TX-121 S and Chisholm Trail Pkwy to Oakmont Blvd in Fort Worth. Take the Oakmont Blvd exit from Chisholm Trail Pkwy Head south on International Pkwy – Continue onto TX-97...

Teeth Whitening for the Holidays

Texas may not have a white Christmas this year, but you can have a bright white smile to dazzle the holidays! Mira Vista Smiles teeth whitening services offer a quick and cost effective way to improve your smile. Ask about your teeth whitening treatment options, like...

Looking Your Best with Dental Implants

Looking your best with dental implants Teeth keep the jawbone strong and give it shape. When teeth are missing, your jawbone structure is affected by bone loss, called “resorption.” Your face will age as sagging skin creates more wrinkles around your...

Get Your Smile Holiday Photo Ready

ZOOM! Whitening can instantly brighten your smile for those holiday photo opportunities! Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth uses the Philips Zoom Whitening treatment for his patients. You can choose from our in-office or take-home treatments. If you have discoloration of...

Dental Contouring Gives Instant Results

Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring or enameloplasty, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. If minor cosmetic...

Straighten Your Teeth at Any Age

[/protected] Member Login Username: Password: Invisalign for Adults There’s never been a better time to get the smile you’ve always wanted. And there’s never been a better, easier way to do it. Invisalign® treatment is the most advanced orthodontic system in the...

Gum Recession and Aging

We’ve done plenty of articles on gum recession and the causes and prevention; however one aspect that we wanted to note is gum recession as it relates to aging.  As we get older, the everyday wear and tear of life takes a toll on our oral health. That said, it...

Implants Substitute Original Teeth Root

Dental implants are fixed titanium posts that act as teeth roots and are used to permanently replace missing teeth. They are the new leading standard for replacing the loss of teeth. Dental implants are root-form endosseous implants which substitute original teeth...

Dentures Versus Implants

Are dentures a good solution? You may be or may know one of the many denture wearers unhappy with the fit of dentures. Unsecured, they can move in your mouth while you eat and speak, creating pressure on your gums and jawbone causing painful inflammation. Even worse,...

What Is Causing Your Tooth Problems

You’ve lost a tooth? Learn more about possible causes of your tooth problems. Dr. Phillips also shares tips on how to avoid these types of problems in the future. Your tooth died Plaque is a biofilm that forms on your teeth. If it’s not washed away by saliva or...

Invisalign Is The Clear Choice For Teen Braces

Made For Teens Your teen is unique. Their treatment should be, too. That’s why Invisalign® clear aligners use the most advanced technology to uniquely design a treatment around your teen to reveal their best smile. Plus, your teen is two times more likely to have...

Why Do My Gums Itch?

Itchy gums can be irritating especially if you don’t know the cause. Itchy gums can be the sign of many different oral conditions including allergies, gum disease, or even a dry mouth. Stop the itching using home remedies to relieve inflammation, but see your dentist...

Hormonal Changes Affect Gums

Believe it or not, changes in your hormones can actually result in sensitive gums. Gums become more sensitive, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), because hormone fluctuations – such as those common during pregnancy – can change the way your body...

Teeth Change With Age

As we age, everyday wear and tear takes a toll on our teeth and teeth change with age. They may shift in position or change in shape, pull apart, but there’s plenty we can do to keep them in good shape. Teeth change with age Top Rated Dentist Brit Phillips Fort...

Check Your Mouthwash and Toothpaste Ingredients

Check Your Mouthwash and Toothpaste Ingredients We’ve noticed some patients coming in with brown spots on their teeth. Some mouthwashes can cause this type of staining. This is due to a chemical called chlorhexidine gluconate — an antiseptic designed to reduce...

Prevent Tartar Buildup

Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. As plaque forms and is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar. Tartar is sometimes called calculus which is calcified plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth. It can...

Harmful Habits That Can Lead to Oral Cancer

Brit Phillips DDS is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize he can also screen for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back...

Pulp Fiction

A patient has a terrible tooth ache. They had a root canal at a local periodontist and several months later, they are experiencing severe pain and sensitivity in that tooth. What happened? It’s pulp fiction. Let’s start with tooth anatomy. The dental pulp is the part...

Dazzling Smile Tips for Brides

Want to make your natural smile more dazzling for your special wedding day? We are giving you some expert tips from leading cosmetic dentist Brit Phillips DDS. Whether you would like straighter teeth, whiter teeth, or a whole smile makeover, here are steps to take...

Is Gum Recession Harmful?

Gum recession also called gingival recession, can be harmful to your mouth’s health. When the gingival tissue recedes enough to expose a tooth’s root, sensitivity or root decay may develop. The softer root surface decays faster than the enamel on the...

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall...

Dental Implants In One Day with All on 4

Same day teeth with dental implants (called All on 4) is a technique that uses just four dental implants in restoring a full arch of teeth (either the lower or the upper arch). This method of placing the implants is less-invasive compared to a traditional dental...

Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by...

Reveal More Teeth with Gum Contouring

GUM RESHAPING A little-discussed aspect of cosmetic dentistry is the incredible things that can be done with laser technology. For those with a smile that flashes more gum than teeth, reshaping your gums so that your smile reveals more tooth and less gum is priceless....

The Impact of Missing Teeth

The Impact of Missing Teeth Two or more teeth affected Damaging or losing teeth is inconvenient, sometimes frightening, but always a traumatic experience. There may be numerous reasons for this happening, such as an accident, illness or insufficient care, but rest...

Invisalign Candidates – See If You Are One

Invisalign Candidates – See If You Are One Treatable Cases Is Invisalign® treatment appropriate for you? For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from...

Nobel Biocare Dental Implants Fort Worth

Nobel Biocare Dental Implants Fort Worth Dental implants are one of the most successful methods of tooth replacement. Dr. Brit Phillips is a leader in Nobel Biocare procedures. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is made up of three parts that include the...

How Restoring Your Teeth Can Win Back Your Life

  Healthy teeth are so important The loss or damage of even a single tooth can influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. Every single tooth in your mouth has an important role to play. Effects on jaw bone and...

Invisalign to Straighten Your Teeth

Invisalign Treatment Process From consultation to confident new smile, you’ll know what to expect every step of the way. Get started today by making an appointment with Brit Phillips DDS. Your first consultation Choosing Invisalign treatment is an important dental and...

Being Sick Can Affect Your Dental Health

  Last week we shared how certain dental issues can cause health issues. Our mouth is the gateway to our body and thus interrelated. Today we have a different spin on the subject. Did you now that when you are sick it can affect your dental health? Some illnesses...

Dental Problems Can Affect Your Overall Health

Dental Problems Can Affect Your Overall Health It is very important to take good care of your teeth and gums, but for more reasons than you might think. Because the mouth is the “gateway to the body,” bacteria from the teeth and gums can affect your overall health in...

Parents Invisalign Makes a Great Graduation Gift

Parents From social lives to social media, teens today are facing more and more challenges when it comes to their self-esteem. To better understand why, we commissioned the “Invisalign Teen® Confidence Survey.”* The results have provided undeniable proof that metal...

Summer Brides Can Straighten Teeth Before Wedding

  NEW survey FINDS that 40 PERCENT of brides POSTED OR WILL POST A “SELFIE” AS THEIR FIRST WEDDING PHOTO The Invisalign® Brand sponsored “Smile Ever After” Survey Also Reveals That 92 Percent Of Brides Rank Their Smile As Their Most...

The Necessity of Replacing Missing Teeth

Watch Pat’s Video Story Effects on jaw bone and gum When you lose teeth, it disturbs the interplay between teeth and bone. Gum and bone are no longer stimulated well enough due to the missing teeth, so the jaw bone starts shrinking and your gum pulls back. This can...

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. It is important to feel good about your smile. Your teeth are a big factor when it comes to a perfect smile, and unfortunately, there are many people today who do not feel confident about their smile...

Local Denture Center Near Me

Denture Repairs There are two basic types of REPAIRS: simple repairs and repairs with impressions. Different fees apply to each type of repair. Brit Phillips DDS in Fort Worth Texas will need to see the denture to determine the extent of the repair required, or if the...

Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, because they give a number of benefits to patients. Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth shares a few of the most notable benefits below. A natural smile A dental implant...

You Might Need Dentures

Dentures? Not me! If you’ve always figured that dentures are for others, you’re not alone. The truth is, dentures are more prevalent than you might think. Approximately 20 million women age 40 and over wear full or partial dentures, reports a 2009 Fixodent Beauty...

North Texas Denture Center

  Questions? Please call your North Texas Denture Center today or use the form below to contact us privately. We are here to help for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs! First Name: Last Name: Email: Phone: Reason for Consultation: How did you hear about...

New Smile in One Day with Implants

New Smile in One Day with Implants   Can just four implants replace all the teeth in your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, that answer is a resounding yes! Believe it or not, tooth loss is extremely common among adults. In fact, more than...

Denture Wearers Common Problems

Moving or slipping dentures: Shrinking the of jaw bone and loss of surrounding gum tissues can cause dentures to become misaligned after a time. Even the best fitting dentures will likely become ill-fitted after awhile even with the best of care. Proper care and...

Consequences of a Lost Tooth

Effects on jaw bone and gum When you lose a tooth, it disturbs the interplay between teeth and bone. Because gum and bone are no longer stimulated well enough due to the missing tooth, the jaw bone starts shrinking and your gum pulls back. This can weaken neighboring...

Replacing Lost Teeth

Why its’ important to replace a missing tooth A single lost or damaged tooth can influence your daily life. Even though it may be at the back of your mouth and not visible from the outside, over time it can start affecting your appearance, self-esteem, your oral...

Invisalign for Adults

You’ve probably wanted to have straighter teeth for a while, but at this stage in your adult life, metal braces are not a choice you are willing to consider. Invisalign® offers you the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with...
Denture Trouble Solutions Fort Worth

Denture Trouble Solutions Fort Worth

If you have lost many teeth or have a toothless jaw, the most common solution is dentures, also called false teeth. Dentures can get rid of many problems caused by missing teeth. But if dentures don’t fit well or aren’t given the necessary care, they can lead to a...

Before Dental Surgery Care Tips

What To Do Before Dental Surgery Do not eat or drink before surgery for the amount of time recommended by Dr. Phillips. Brush and floss your teeth before you arrive. Do not wear make-up or lipstick. Bring some lip moisturizer for after surgery. Wear comfortable,...

10 Things Parents Need to Know About Invisalign Teen®

1. WHAT IS INVISALIGN TEEN? Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been...

Braces for Teens

PARENTS From social lives to social media, teens today are facing more and more challenges when it comes to their self-esteem. To better understand why, Invisalign commissioned the “Invisalign Teen® Confidence Survey.”* The results provided undeniable proof that metal...

Radiant Smile with Invisalign

Guess what? With Invisalign®, you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets getting in the way. You’re free to enjoy the things that make these the best times of your life. From mild cases of crooked teeth and protruding teeth, to much more difficult...

Brit Phillips DDS Named Top Dentist

Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth was recently recognized as a Top Dentist, and selected to represent his area in the International Association of Dentists (IAD). Dr. Phillips will be spotlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World publication. The IAD profiles &...

Dispelling The Top Dental Myths

Top 5 Dental Myths These top dental myths have been passed around so long that sometimes it is confusing to tell the difference between what is fact and what is fiction. These dental perpetuated myths can put our oral health in danger and prevent us from getting the...

Modern Dental Implants

Why Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth works with Nobel Biocare The appearance and health of your new smile is very important to us. The quality and safety of your new teeth is just as important. To fulfill our commitment to excellence, we choose premium products to offer...

All-on-4® Treatment Concept

There has been a lot of buzz about the All-on-4® treatment concept. It’s more than a smile. Our teeth play an important role in our daily life. An attractive, natural-looking smile is seen as a symbol of beauty and health, and a set of functioning teeth lets us...

All-on-4 Dental Implant Expert Fort Worth

All-on-4 Dental Implants: Attractive & Cost Effective Traditional dental implant treatments require the placement of 6-8 or more implants per arch. And for those who choose not to do anything about their missing teeth, failing teeth or loose dentures, the cost is...

Dental Implants Ft Worth Texas

Dental implants Ft Worth Texas Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, because they provide patients with a number of benefits over other solutions. A dental implant functions as the root of a new tooth....

Five Reasons to Call a Dentist

FIVE REASONS TO CALL A DENTIST 1. You are avoiding certain foods, because they are too difficult to eat. Getting your tooth replaced brings back your full chewing function, so you can go back to enjoying the foods you love. 2. One or several teeth in your mouth are...

Why Dental Implants?

Why dental implants? Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, because they provide patients with a number of benefits over other solutions. What is a dental implant? A dental implant functions as the root...

Dentures Are Often Not the Solution

Dentures are often the first solution that comes to mind for replacing multiple damaged or missing teeth in our mouths. The problem is dentures sometimes cause more problems than the missing teeth. Even after numerous dental visits to get their dentures fixed, many...

Dentures and Aging

Your teeth or lack of teeth may be aging your face. A lack of support can add years to your smile. Much more than just improving the smile, the structure and support of your teeth and jaw can improve the look of your face. A good foundation on the lower face is key in...

Teeth Restoration Fort Worth

All life’s pleasures   Looking your best Teeth keep the jawbone strong and give it shape. When teeth are missing, jawbone structure is affected by bone loss, called “resorption.” Your face will age as sagging skin creates more wrinkles around...

The All-on-4® treatment concept

The All-on-4® treatment concept The All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. If you are unhappy with your dentures or no longer want to live without teeth, it might be the right solution for you. With only...

Implant Dentistry Fort Worth

Most or all teeth affected – You need Implant Dentistry Fort Worth When was the last time you bit into a crunchy apple? Do you dread public speaking because of ill-fitting dentures? Do your dentures cause you trouble and discomfort, instead of much-needed...

Replacing Two or More Teeth

Replacing Two or More Teeth Two or more teeth affected Replacing multiple teeth with dental implants and competing your smile can help build self confidence. Damaging or losing teeth is inconvenient, sometimes frightening, but always a traumatic experience. There may...

Lost a Tooth?

Have you lost a tooth? Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth can restore your smile! One tooth affected Some people are born missing an adult tooth only to be discovered years later. Other people may unfortunately lose a tooth. Damaging or losing a tooth is inconvenient,...

Dental Implants

Why it’s important to replace missing teeth Missing several teeth can severely influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. Learn more about what role your teeth play in your mouth and the consequences of tooth...

Implant Dentist Fort Worth

What to do when a tooth gets knocked out If you lose a tooth in a dental accident, it’s important to follow a number of steps that may increase your chances of saving the tooth. The emergency checklist below tells you how to behave after a dental accident....

Implants Fort Worth

How a dental implant solution can help you What is a dental implant solution? If you’re unhappy with your dentures or toothless jaw, a dental implant solution might be an alternative. Teeth that look and feel like your own Dental implants are artificial tooth...

Denture Dentist Fort Worth Texas

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. If you are unhappy with your dentures or no longer want to live without teeth, it might be the right solution for you. With only four dental implants, the All-on-4®...

Fix Crooked Teeth Effortlessly

From mild cases of crooked teeth and protruding teeth, to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite, or underbite, Invisalign® effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems. Whether your teeth are widely gapped, overly...

Kissing Facts from Brit Phillips DDS

On this Valentine’s Day, Brit Phillips DDS has some “kissing trivia” for you. Kissing can cause cavities. If you kiss someone who may have bad bacteria in his/her mouth, their saliva could pass the bacteria on to you, thereby causing cavities. On the...

Spring Brides Get Those Smiles Ready

Spring Brides Get Those Smiles Ready! Get a picture-perfect smile that’ll last a lifetime! Invisalign treatment fits easily into your wedding plans. With results that start to show in as little as a few months, our clear, removable aligners let you smile from your...

3 Easy Steps to a Great Smile

3 Easty Steps to a Great Smile – Steps to Straighten Teeth Choosing Invisalign® clear aligners is an important decision, so we suggest taking the time to follow these three steps. Take the Free Smile Assessment This first step is a quick and easy way to gauge...

Happy New Year from Brit Phillips DDS

Happy New Year from Brit Phillips DDS! The New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your health. What does ringing in the new year have to do with your dental health? More than you may think. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush...

Straightening Teeth The Easy Way

OVER 3 MILLION INVISALIGN PATIENTS OF ALL AGES ARE NOW SMILING WITH CONFIDENCE! Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business...

All-on-4 Teeth in a Day Treatment

Dr. Brit Phillips provides the highest standard in dental implant treatment — Nobel Biocare® All-on-4™ — for patients who have lost all of their teeth on the upper or lower arch or will soon be losing all of their teeth. This remarkable solution is called “All-on-4”...

Invisalign Takes a Modern Approach to Straightening Teeth

INVISALIGN TAKES A MODERN APPROACH TO STRAIGHTENING TEETH Using a series of custom-made aligners created for you and only you. Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These...

NobelActive – an Implant Like No Other

Brit Phillips DDS is trained to use Nobel Biocare. Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to full mouth restoration.  Learn more on our Dental Implants page. NobelActive is a unique implant...

Better Than Dentures

Dear removable denture wearers, there is a well proven, scientifically validated, bone-anchored alternative to the countless social, emotional and even nutritional disappointments you’ve faced since losing your teeth. FACT: Conventional dentures (even with an...

Missing Teeth? Get Dental Implants!

Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants can help restore your teeth with a customized dental implant system. Dr. Brit Phillips uses Nobel Biocare implants to provide you with a natural, long-lasting smile. What is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is an...

Oral Rehab – The Evolution of the All-on-4®

Dr. Paulo Malo, shown in the video below, successfully treated the first patient with the All-on-4® treatment concept back in 1998. Since then, people around the globe have benefited. Nobel Biocare has continued to push the envelope in dental implant research and...

Dental Implant Procedures Improve Health

Do you have missing, loose, or badly damaged teeth that make it difficult to chew and eat and embarrassing to smile? Dental implants can give you beautiful, permanent teeth and a new start to: •Bite, chew, and laugh again with complete confidence. •Rediscover what...

Perfect Smile for Your Wedding

Meet Tiana – Bride and Invisalign Patient Invisalign treatment is giving brides a confident smile by their wedding day. Tiana imagined a wedding day with a truly radiant smile, and that came true with the help of Invisalign treatment. YOUR BIG DAY DESERVES A...

Sugar Consumption Has Negative Effect on Dental Health

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption. By now you’ve probably heard about the outspoken voice of chef Jamie Oliver and his passion on this topic. The British Dental...

Blueberry Extract Could Fight Gum Disease

Dr. Phillips is keen on whole health dentistry. Recently there was an article related to blueberry extract and its benefit in fighting gum disease. Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and...

Less Respect for a Boss with Bad Oral Hygiene

Statistics show that two-thirds of people polled have less respect for a boss with bad oral hygiene. We may have all experienced interacting with a boss, co-worker, loved one or friend who has halitosis at one time or another. It’s an awkward situation. How do...

Veneers are a Custom Solution for Your Teeth

Veneers Are A Beautiful, Custom Solution for Your Teeth As we age, our teeth can chip, crack or become discolored. Additionally, many of us suffer from minor malocclusion, crowding or unsightly gaps between teeth. Though in many cases these minor dental flaws don’t...

Nail Biting and Your Teeth

Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit that affects people of all ages. There are many theories as to why people bite their nails, but most agree that it often stems from stress or may be an activity that’s picked up as a child. Estimates suggest...

Does Mouthwash Work?

If you want to use a mouthwash as part of your daily oral care routine, it’s important to know what a mouthwash is and what is does and does not do. A mouthwash or rinse does not replace a regular oral hygiene routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing....

Bad Dental Experience? We Can Help!

While the image might be comical, it’s no laughing matter when you have a bad dental experience. It is sad to say, but we do get patients in our office who have received substandard dental treatment. There are entire websites dedicated to patients sharing their...

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer begins in the mouth, also called the oral cavity. This region of the body includes the lips, the inside lining of the lips and cheeks (called the buccal mucosa), the teeth, the gums, most of the tongue, the bottom of the mouth, and the bony roof of the...

Burning Mouth Syndrome

“Burning Mouth Syndrome,” also known as BMS, is a chronic, burning sensation inside the mouth, usually in the lips, tongue or palate. It’s common in postmenopausal women, and affects up to 7 percent of the general population. BMS has been compared to...

Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: –Tooth decay (cavities) –Fractured teeth...

Toothbrush Protocol

Do you know coliforms, Staphylococci, pseudomonads, yeasts, intestinal bacteria, and yuck, even fecal germs may be on your toothbrush? Brit Phillips DDS says that appropriate toothbrush storage and care are vitally important to oral hygiene and optimally effective in...

Dental Concerns for Senior Adults

Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But, that’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and...

Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Following a consistent oral health care routine is especially important for pregnant women for several reasons. Pregnancy changes the hormones in the body that put pregnant women at increased risk for periodontal disease, which is the most severe form of gum disease....

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Taking bites that are too big to chew could be bad for your jaw and teeth. At particular risk are people with TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which can restrict the range of acceptable bite size. Your teeth are strong, but forcing them to crunch down on...

Better Smile Better Chance in Job Market

The results are in and it’s a fact – better smile equals better chance in the job market. A new study confirms that people with straight teeth are perceived as more successful, smarter and more desirable. Findings back up the negative judgments about...

Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

It’s true. Smiling boosts your immune system and other fun facts about smiling… 1. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood: Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself to smile. 2. It boosts...

Quick Fix for Cracked Teeth

Need a Quick Fix for Broken, Chipped or Cracked Teeth? Depending on your particular situation, Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth may do dental bonding and/or veneer treatment. Dental bonding is a really quick fix for cracked teeth. Dr. Phillips uses dental bonding to...

Denture Dentist Fort Worth

If you have lost all of your natural teeth from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit not only your appearance, but also your health. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people...

Bleachorexia – How Much Teeth Bleaching Is Safe?

What is ‘Bleachorexia’? It is the new coined phrase to describe obsessive teeth whitening. Dr. Phillips wanted to address the media concerns about Bleachorexia and just how much teeth bleaching is safe for you. “The ADA recommends that if you choose to use a...

Is Stress Causing You to Grind Your Teeth?

“Keep a stiff upper lip” or “get a grip!” That’s often the advice we get—and give—on how to cope with stress. If you take it literally, the result could be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws. It’s called bruxism, and often...

You Don’t Have To Be Ashamed Of Your Teeth

Do you cover up your smile – put your hand in front of your face or hold your lip down so people don’t see what’s happening with your teeth? Research has confirmed what we’ve known all along: that “intense embarrassment due to poor dental status or perceived neglect,...

Dental Game App for Kids

Having a hard time getting your children interested in good oral hygiene? Introducing the FREE Disney Magic Timer app by Oral-B. This FREE Disney Magic Timer™ app by Oral-B, powered by Dreamplay, encourages even the most reluctant children to brush longer....

Unbrace Your Life With Invisalign

UNBRACE YOUR LIFE! DON’T LET METAL BRACES HOLD YOU BACK. Let’s face it. With school, sports, dating, and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces is not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. Guess what? With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your...

Your Diet and Your Teeth

To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet — what you eat and how often you eat — are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. You need lots of calcium for healthy teeth and gums. Low-fat dairy...

Dark Chocolate Strengthens Your Teeth

Tasty fact for chocolate lovers…you can give your smile a boost by eating dark chocolate! Although it seems too good to be true, dark chocolate can actually be good for you. When consumed in moderation, this delicious treat has some powerful health benefits....

Today is World Oral Health Day

Happy “World Oral Health Day” from Brit Phillips DDS and staff! Global celebrations for a ‘Smile for life’ on World Oral Health Day March 20th is World Oral Health Day and countries worldwide are celebrating lifelong oral health with a ‘Smile for life’....

Green Drinks Turn Teeth Green

Do Green Dyed Drinks Stain Teeth? Tomorrow we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! One of this holiday’s traditions, in addition to wearing green, is drinking green colored drinks. But before you start slurping that green drink, Fort Worth cosmetic dentist Brit Phillips,...

Affordable Braces

A great smile is more affordable than you may think. In several previous blogs we’ve talked about the advantages of Invisalign over braces. INVISALIGN treatment cost is similar to that of braces, but that’s where the similarity ends. While the results may appear...

What Causes Tooth Enamel Erosion

Why is tooth enamel important? Enamel helps protect your teeth from daily use such as chewing, biting, crunching, and grinding. Although enamel is a hard protector of teeth, it can chip and crack. Enamel also insulates the teeth from potentially painful temperatures...

Teeth Grinding Can Cause Serious Dental Damage

Teeth grinding is a problem that affects millions of Americans and can result in serious dental damage. While the problem is common, many with the condition don’t get treatment as early as they need it. This is because a significant amount of teeth grinding happens at...

Invisalign Can Change Your Life

When Sandra made the decision to get Invisalign clear aligners, her life changed in many ways. Listen to her talk about the differences before and after her Invisalign treatment. Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the...

Amazing Teeth Equals Amazing Selfies

With selfies and instant photo sharing these days, a camera-ready smile is a great asset. You don’t need to be genetically blessed in order to flash a beautiful smile. You just need a good dentist. Changing lives of Dallas-Fort Worth patients for 23 years, Fort Worth...

Same Day Tooth Restoration DFW

Teeth In An Hour Through a series of CT images and virtual planning that takes place prior to your procedure, Brit Phillips DDS will have a denture and a plan ready for your appointment. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Today there’s no need to settle for anything...

Saliva DNA DrugMap

                  Salivary diagnostics have become very progressive. Brit Phillips DDS, a Fort Worth dentist,  offers this technology to his patients in an effort to provide the best dental care possible. Dr. Phillips is a...

Gum Recession Causes and Treatments

When your gums recede or pull away from your teeth, it is called gum recession. Gum recession can happen to people of all ages. Sometimes it happens even if a person takes good care of his or her teeth. Gum recession can cause problems for your dental health. If you...

New Year New You

Tooltip TextNew Year New You Teeth Makeover Happy 2015 everyone! New year new you… for real this time. Seriously, what could be easier than getting a new and improved smile? Lots of our New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside, but enhancing your smile,...

Holiday Season Affects Your Waistline and Teeth

The holiday  season can have a big effect on your waistline, but your weight may not be the only thing to suffer. Because of all those sugary treats most people eat at this time of year, your dental health may take a bit of a knock too. If you’re planning on...

Bad Dental Experiences Turned Good

We’ve spent a lot of time reading article after article about bad dental experiences lately.  Patients experienced after dental treatment effects such as flu-like symptoms,  swelling in the ear,  hot flashes, and severe pain to name a few. The bad dental...

Men Check Your Dental Health

According to Men’s Health magazine, it’s a good thing barbecue is so popular in Texas — worst case, the state’s dentally challenged can simply gum their fall-off-the-bone favorite. In ranking the nation’s best and worst teeth, two Lone...

Invisalign Teens

Don’t let metal wires and brackets hold you back from enjoying all the things you want to do. Let your parents know why Invisalign Teen® might be a better choice for you. Not sure how to approach your parents about getting Invisalign? We’ve got you covered. Use...

Thanksgiving Cranberries Prevent Tooth Decay

How Cranberries Can Benefit Oral Health This Thanksgiving be sure to stock up and feast on delicious cranberries. What do cranberries have to do with your oral health? The compounds block a molecule made by the bacteria known as streptococcus mutans, which are found...

Get Your Holiday Smile

There are many reasons to smile this time of year. We have beautiful decorations, holiday gatherings with family and friends, delicious meals, savory desserts, and the joy of gift giving. But what will your family and friends see when you smile this holiday season?...

Dental Treatment for Snoring

Patient Snories, er I mean Stories… Top signs you need to consult Brit Phillips DDS about an oral appliance for mild to moderate sleep apnea: You and your significant other sleep in separate rooms (because of snoring); You or your significant other sleep with a...

Men’s Oral Health Risk

Men’s oral health is at risk. Men are less likely than women to seek preventive dental care and often neglect their oral health for years according to surveys and studies from the American Dental Association. The average man is less likely to brush his teeth...

Wedding Day Picture Perfect Smile

Tips For A Picture Perfect Smile on Your Wedding Day Want a wedding day picture perfect smile? Wedding day photos are such an important but time consuming part of the wedding day. From the moment you begin getting ready until long into the night you’re being bombarded...

Receding Gums Dental Treatment

Receding gums or “gingival recession”, is a condition in which the roots of the teeth become exposed, leading to a greater risk of decay and the eventual loss of teeth, if left untreated. Exposed roots can also lead to sensitivity to hot foods, cold foods...

Veneers Make Lips Appear Fuller

Hollywood Stars Use Veneers for Perfect Teeth and Fuller Lips – So Can You For those who are in the market for a more dazzling smile, porcelain veneers are the solution for those in a hurry and for a good reason too. That’s because they can help create a...

Upgrading Your Dentures – Throw Away That Adhesive

It’s time to say goodbye to your denture adhesives. Millions of people are missing most or all of their teeth. For these people, a denture replacement solution that eliminates the need for denture adhesives might mean a new level comfort and ease in their life. Nobel...

Teens using Invisalign

Let’s face it. With school, sports, dating, and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces is not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. Guess what? With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets getting in the...

KöR Whitening Dentist

Why is KöR Whitening different from other teeth whitening processes? KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ is the most effective teeth whitening system in the world today. KöR Whitening is the only system recognized to significantly whiten even difficult tetracycline...

Do you or a loved one grind teeth at night?

Teeth Grinding Treatment Fort Worth Texas Clenching or grinding your teeth is called bruxism. People can clench and grind without being aware of it. It can happen while awake or while sleeping, although sleep-related bruxism is often a bigger problem because it is...

More and More Brides are Choosing Invisalign

As you plan for your big day, you and your smile will be the center of attention during this amazing journey. This is an exciting time, and Dr. Brit Phillips wants to make sure you enjoy every moment with the confident, radiant smile you deserve. A great option is...

Dental Treatment Sleep Apnea

Using oral and dental devices for treatment of sleep apnea and snoring Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by lapses in breathing or a significant reduction of airflow during sleep. When left untreated, OSA can impair quality of life and lead to the...

Are Silver Fillings Cracking Your Teeth

A patient had a visible crack in the enamel on the outside cusp of their pre-molar which was sensitive to bite on. When the old silver filling was removed, the crack was visible under the old restoration. The amalgam acts as a wedge through the center of the tooth....

New IVR Removable Dentures

David: Rediscovering Life Brit Phillips DDS shares one man’s story about how IVR Dentures truly changed his life. While this patient had suffered with poor dental health for some time, he never knew what properly fitting dentures could do for his health and...

The Oral Systemic Connection

As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what has come to be called… “The Oral Systemic Connection”. There does appear to be a link to chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and systemic diseases such as: Heart...

Oral DNA Tests – Revolutionary Dental Technology

What’s Behind Your Smile? Brit Phillips DDS uses progressive technology to provide the best dental care possible. Dr. Phillips is a registered OralDNA Labs® Test Provider. Oral DNA or salivary diagnostics are used to obtain precise evidence about periodontal...

Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Clear Teeth Aligners | Invisalign Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you’re at in life,...

Whole Health Dentistry

What is Whole Health Dentistry? Your mouth is an integral part of your body. With a whole health dental approach, Dr. Phillips located in Fort Worth Texas takes many things into consideration like using the least toxic materials and placing primary importance on how a...

Advanced Dentures

IVR – Advanced Dentures A denture wearer for the past 39 years, Carol expected dentures to be a part of her life for years to come, but she did not expect that there could be such a gap in the comfort levels between her old and new dentures. As a dental...

IVR Dentures

IVR Dentures Fort Worth Not all denture teeth are created equally. Dr. Phillips uses Ivoclar Vivadent Removable (IVR) dentures. IVR dentures offer the most life-like options available and are crafted using the most advanced material science to ensure an enhanced...

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (sometimes abbreviated to TMD or TMJD and also termed temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, temporomandibular disorder or many other names), is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication. In...

Denture Repairs in Texas

Warning – Do not attempt to repair your dentures by yourself with glue. Super glue does not belong in your mouth. Though the glue used in surgery is a cyanoacrylate, it is not the same as the super glue you buy off the shelf. Medical super glues are octyl...

White Teeth Make You Look Younger

You know that commercial that says, “If you are not whitening, you are yellowing”? It is true. Drinking coffee, soft drinks, or wine, using tobacco products, taking certain medications, or just natural aging tend to discolor teeth. Yellow teeth make us...

Celebrity Dentist Dr. Brit Phillips Can Give You a Star Smile

Rejuvenate your smile through Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic dentistry services and treatments have made it possible to have a Hollywood celebrity smile. With the assistance of celebrity dentist Dr. Phillips, you can enhance your looks and rejuvenate your smile and...

Bad Dental Experience

Have you had a bad dental experience? Dr. Brit Phillips fixes dental messes. If you have ever had a bad dental experience, you may naturally put off going to the dentist. Dr. Phillips and his dental staff take a gentle approach to dentistry coupled with applying...

Denture Facial Rejuvenation Has Dramatic Results

Denture Facial Rejuvenation What does dentistry have to do with facelifts? With time the area between the nose and the chin decreases in height due to the loss and/or the wearing down of teeth. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Phillips has discovered that this is one of the key...

Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

Each year, more people are getting diagnosed with diabetes as a result of rising obesity rates and inactive lifestyles. Doctors have been warning patients about a number of health issues associated with the condition, including the development of gum disease. The...

Dental Implants’ Most Surprising Advantage

The sun can age our skin prematurely, and time takes its toll on our appearance. No matter what your age, every day that you wear dentures or have missing teeth, you will lose more of the bone that gives your face its youthful shape. As the amount of facial bone...

Bonded Ceramic Onlays

As patients have more teeth restored with tooth colored restorations, their desire to have esthetic restorations are also increasing. For patients who care about esthetics, an alternative to full crown preparation are ceramic onlays. Since the tooth is already...
Dentures and Dental Implants

Dentures and Dental Implants

Your Guide to Implant Dentistry Dental implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw. Because there is always a perfect fit, implants are almost the same as having your natural teeth back again. To qualify for implants, you’ll need healthy oral...
All-on-Four

All-on-Four

The All-on-4™ is a state-of-the-art innovative procedure that provides patients permanent, attached teeth utilizing as few as four dental implants. The All-on-4™ dental implants treatment concept was developed to provide endentulous patients with an efficient and...

Today’s Dental Implants May Actually Save You Money

Make an informed choice about the solution that is best for you. TODAY’S DENTAL IMPLANTS MAY ACTUALLY SAVE YOU MONEY! The initial cost of dental implants is not insignificant, but when you compare the true lifetime cost of dentures or bridges to implants, you...

Immediate Provisional Hybrid

A growing population of patients are missing some or all of their teeth. In the past, the only treatment option for patients whose dental health had deteriorated to this extreme was a partial or full denture. Unfortunately, the replacement of natural teeth with...

Are Dental Implants the Answer for You?

MY FRIEND HAS DENTAL IMPLANTS, BUT ARE YOU SURE THEY WILL WORK FOR ME? First, we have to evaluate the quantity and quality of bone in the implant area. This is the real key to success with any dental implant. However, with today’s highly sophisticated methods of...

New Dental Technology Could Change Your Life

Let’s talk about your smile Time has changed a few things. The years fly by. The world around us changes. We change. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Is your smile a disappointment? When a smile ages, it affects our outward appearance dramatically....

Dental Implant Difference

The difference will make you smile When they were first developed, dental implants were luxuries available only to the rich and famous. Now, people from all walks of life are discovering that advanced dental implants can help them get back the smile they’ve lost...

Dental Implants – Serendipity and Your Smile

This could be one of the most serendipitous articles you’ve ever read. That is, you are about to discover something delightful where you least expected to find it. What is it? Dental implants are more than restorative…They can help you look great! Teeth...

Hormonal Changes Affect Oral Health

Hormonal changes and lifestyle changes during every stage of a woman’s life affect her oral health. Adolescence, pregnancy, and mid-life all increase the risk of gum disease. Diet Pills as well as other medications can decrease the flow of saliva which is...