Eating Right with Braces

When you get your braces, you will have to be very careful about the kinds of food you eat. The only thing that attaches the braces to your teeth is a layer of orthodontic cement and this adhesive can easily become dislodged. In addition, certain foods could accidentally bend the wires that are being used… Read More…

Braces for Adults: Not Just For Kids Anymore

If you’re an adult who is afraid to smile because of crooked teeth, you can now get braces to fix the problem.  Braces are not just for kids anymore and you would be surprised how many adults are turning to braces to improve their smile and their life. A variety of options exist for the… Read More…

4 Tips on What to do About Drill Anxiety

Does the thought of a dental handpiece–otherwise known as a drill–sends you into a panic? You’re not alone. It is in fact one of the main reasons why many people avoid going to see the dentist, even for a routine exam. They know that if that checkup reveals the presence of a cavity, then a… Read More…

How to Treat Bad Breath

Severe bad breath – also known as halitosis – is no fun to have.  Whenever you open your mouth, it speaks for you and what it says can be downright embarrassing.  Tobacco use can cause bad breath.  So can an excessively dry mouth and certain kinds of foods (garlic) and bodily infections/diseases (bronchitis or diabetes)…. Read More…

The 3 Major Types of Mouth Rinses

If you’ve ever shopped for mouth rinses, then you know that the oral care section of your drugstore has many products to choose from. But with every rinse promising to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath, how do you know which claims to believe? The first thing to know is that mouth… Read More…

Halloween Dental Tips – Spooky, Scary!

The big day is here.  Lots of fun for young people. Halloween is a very interesting and fun time for children.  Oral health to some degree falls away at this time of year which can have some impact on the next visit to the dentist. So our staff have put together a few simple Halloween… Read More…

Are You Grinding Teeth While Sleeping?

If you have noticed that either yourself or someone in your family grind their teeth, this is a potentially serious problem which you should do something about. The grinding of teeth is called “bruxism” and can have serious effects on the health of teeth and general health. There are a number of conditions that are… Read More…

Tips for Dry Mouth Relief

Dry mouth is a problem that is coming up more and more. Once and a while, it is nothing to worry about but when it becomes chronic, it is something that should be looked into. The symptoms of “dry mouth,” which is technically called xerostomia, can include a sticky, dry feeling in the mouth, trouble… Read More…

Newest Member of the HFD Family Getting Completed in Raymondville

The offices for Raymondville Family Dentistry are under construction in Raymondville on S 16st., just beside the Raymondville Medical Center.  It is anticipated that construction will be complete in another six weeks. Click on an image for a larger version

7 Tips to Get Your Braces Off Faster

The main goal for anyone wearing braces, no matter what their age, is to get those braces off. Here are a few tips to help you get through your period of wearing braces as quickly as possible. 1. Don’t eat hard or sticky foods. Some examples of this include nuts and popcorn, chips, cookies, caramel… Read More…