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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...

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...

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...