A Tooth Chipped by Chronic Night Grinding Might Be Repaired by Installing a Dental Filling

If you notice yourself grinding your teeth at night on a regular basis, you shouldn’t dismiss the problem as innocuous. In fact, the excessive pressure and force exerted by clenching and grinding could potentially exceed the structural integrity of your tooth enamel. If one of your teeth has been chipped... Read more »

A Tooth-Preservation Product Can Help Save a Knocked Out Tooth

An accidental blow to the face from a household fall or athletic injury can cause various forms of oral trauma. This can easily damage teeth or wound soft tissues in the mouth. Sometimes these severe incidents can carry enough force to knock out a tooth. In a moment like this seeking... Read more »

Bleeding Gums: Care Tips

Let’s not joke around: bleeding gums are no fun. They are painful, and they are frequently the indicator of a graver ailment, the early phases of periodontal disease. Fortunately, there are some things that you can to do mitigate your risk for bloody gums and the periodontal disease that so... Read more »

Types of Teeth

If you want to have a successful conversation with your dentist regarding your mouth, it helps to know the terms for various kinds of teeth. That’s why we at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry have offered you with a list of useful word definitions to learn: Incisors: These refer... Read more »

Are You on Track to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Benefits This Year?

If you have been on track with your dental cleanings and exams this year, good for you! Or should we say, good for your smile. If you have not, there is still time to make the most of your dental insurance benefits this year by seeing Dr. Don W. Heyen in... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings and You

In recent years, an awareness of the dangers of tobacco has been heightened in the public mind. This includes a general awareness that smoking causes oral cancer. This is one of the many reasons that so many people have either quit smoking or never start – a fantastic new development... Read more »

Everyday Mistakes That Can Damage Teeth

Did you know there are things we do each day that can harm our teeth? Well, it’s true! Here at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Wichita Falls, Texas, our team cares about your oral health, which is why we are happy to talk to you about these common... Read more »

Oral Health Services: Bruxism

Are you a victim of bruxism? Often going undetected, bruxism is caused by the grinding and gnashing of your teeth, often while unconscious. One traditional sign of bruxism is heavy snoring. Ask your sleeping companion or roommate if they have ever observed you snoring or grinding your teeth while you... Read more »

Tooth Decay Can Harm Your Teeth

Did you know, tooth decay can harm your teeth? Well, it’s true! If you let tooth decay invade your smile, you are putting your oral health at risk. That is why, our team here at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Wichita Falls, Texas, is happy to talk to... Read more »

What Can I Do to Help My Child Feel More Excited About Cleaning Their Smile?

Sometimes motivating your child to clean their smile can be challenging. This can often result in arguments in the bathroom as well as forced tooth-brushing techniques. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are things you can do to help your child love their oral hygiene routine in... Read more »