Allison Fowler, DDS Blog
October 20, 2018
People often ask their dentist whether or not silver fillings need to be replaced. This gray substance known as amalgam was the solution to cavities for many years, but today dentists use biocompatible tooth-colored resin to fill the hole left by tooth decay. So, are those old fillings bad? Not necessarily, says your dentist in Preston Hollow. Keep reading to find out why.
October 5, 2018
It’s usually no mystery when a child starts teething. This stage of babyhood is often accompanied by buckets of drool, tears, and a certain amount of stress for parents, grandparents, and babysitters alike. There are some things you can do, though, to help reduce discomfort for your little one as their new smile develops. Keep reading for what you need to know about teething from your children’s dentist in Park Cities!
September 20, 2018
If you are like most parents, you know first-hand that getting your child to brush their teeth can feel like quite a battle sometimes. Most kids do not yet realize the importance of good oral hygiene, so you have to do the hard work of making sure they don’t fall behind on the job! Toothbrushing is a crucial habit for children’s growing smiles — so if you frequently meet with resistance or outright tears and tantrums at the sight of the toothbrush, try out these top tips for getting your child to love (or at least tolerate) that brush.
August 30, 2018
The countdown to school is on — or maybe your little ones are already in the swing of things. Wherever you and your family fall on the back-to-school spectrum, it’s the right time to consider adding one thing to the to-do list: a checkup and cleaning with your children’s dentist in Park Cities. Booking a visit during August puts little smiles on track for a healthy and successful school year. And there’s still time to schedule one for your child!
June 26, 2018
Losing baby teeth is an exciting time for a child. Most of them love wiggling loose teeth and are excited to put them under their pillow for a reward at night if the tooth fairy visits your house. As a parent, you will be happy to learn that there is usually not much you have to do to help this process along. Keep reading to learn more about children’s tooth loss — including at what age it should begin — from your family dentist in Preston Hollow.
April 13, 2018
The human body is a complex system of bones, joints, nerves, and organs — and each of these parts is dependent on the health of another. Did you know that what goes on in your smile can have a significant impact on your overall well-being? Taking care of your oral health by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist in Park Cities can help you enjoy better general health as well. Keep reading to find out more about how your teeth and gums can affect the rest of your body.
February 28, 2018
Prevention is key for great dentistry, and early diagnosis is an important aspect of conservative dental treatment. When we can catch issues like tooth decay or malfunctioning dental work almost as soon as they develop, it is easier to provide treatment that does not compromise too much of your surrounding tooth enamel. Dental X-rays are a vital tool in the early detection of these and other oral health hazards, which is why your dentist in Preston Hollow, Dr. Allison Fowler, recommends that all patients have periodic X-rays taken for preventive reasons. And, with digital X-rays, the process has never been easier (or safer) for patients of all ages!
December 14, 2017
You’ve got a lot to think about when you’re considering having a baby, like the perfect name, where to put their nursery, and of course what you can do to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. Eating well and staying away from caffeine and alcohol are important — and, perhaps surprisingly, so is getting your teeth cleaned. Keep reading to find out how a visit to your dentist in Preston Center can help you and your baby stay healthy for a safe pregnancy and labor!
November 18, 2017
Dental insurance is a wonderful investment in your clean, healthy, long-lasting smile. If you and your loved ones are covered by a dental insurance plan, taking the time to learn how it works is crucial for making the most out of your investment. Keep reading to find out how your dentist in Preston Hollow can help you maximize your insurance benefits.
August 22, 2017
As we gear up for another school year, you’re filling your little one’s backpack with all the supplies they need for success. Your children’s dentist in Preston Center, Dr. Allison Fowler, wants to make sure you don’t leave one important thing off the list: a custom-fitted sports guard. It’s often forgotten, but smile protection is just as important as a helmet or pads for many common sports.