Dr. Cobb's Blog
July 31, 2021
Last year, graduations went virtual, weddings were postponed, and milestone celebrations were put off indefinitely as the cases of the novel COVID-19 virus skyrocketed. Fortunately, this summer looks quite different! As a result, you likely have a handful of events to attend before fall rolls around. If your once-white smile has taken on a dull appearance since quarantine, you may be wondering, “How close to an event should I whiten my teeth?” Here’s the answer.(more…)
May 26, 2021
Have you noticed that dental discoloration has begun to dull your smile? If so, you probably already tried the store-bought brightening products that overpromise and underdeliver time and time again. To get the truly beautiful results you desire, you need to talk to your cosmetic dentist. From there, they can create a personalized treatment plan based on a variety of factors, including the cause of the discoloration and any existing restorations you have. The best part? Summer is the best time to undergo a teeth whitening treatment! Here’s why.(more…)
October 18, 2020
If you’re like most patients, understanding dental insurance can lead to countless headaches and overwhelming concern. How much will my insurer pay? Am I covered for a root canal? Will I go over my annual maximum if I undergo a tooth extraction right now? These questions are commonly asked by individuals just like you – people who want to improve their oral health but are unsure how much it will cost. To help you better understand how dental insurance works, a dentist in Odessa shares a few tips that will hopefully make you more comfortable when making decisions about upcoming treatment.(more…)
September 22, 2020
Are you looking for a new job? If so, you’ve probably prepped your resume, laid out your best clothes, and maybe even practiced some interviewing skills in the mirror. However, there’s one thing you’re forgetting, which could be the true game changer in your job search: your smile. Teeth affected by chips, cracks, or gaps may even hurt you in the hiring process because they affect your confidence. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Odessa can help you land your dream job by giving you a beautiful, radiant set of teeth.(more…)
August 20, 2020
If you’ve scheduled your first cosmetic dentistry appointment, you’re already one step closer toward achieving the smile of your dreams. This consultation gives you and your cosmetic dentist in Odessa a chance to discuss your smile goals. However, it’s important to do all you can to prepare for this visit so you can set yourself up for the best results. Read on to learn some questions you can ask your cosmetic dentist to prepare for your visit and learn more about your treatment options.(more…)
February 28, 2020
Most people are aware of common threats to their oral health like cavities and gum disease. But chipped or broken teeth are also quite common! In some cases, a tooth is susceptible to breaking because it’s been weakened by multiple fillings, clenching and grinding, or simple wear and tear. In others, someone bites down on something hard like a piece of ice or has an injury or accident. Regardless of the reason, broken teeth need to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further pain and problems. Keep reading to learn about the 5 top procedures a dentist in Odessa may recommend to restore the strength, function, and appearance of a broken tooth.(more…)
October 10, 2019
Tooth loss affects millions of Americans, and more than 35 million are completely edentulous (without teeth). And while it’s completely understandable to be concerned about how you’ll eat, speak, and smile after tooth loss, rest assured that modern tooth replacement procedures are better than ever. Two of the most popular options are dentures and dental implants in Odessa, both of which offer a different set of advantages. To learn more about which choice is right for you, keep reading below!
August 14, 2019
Did you know that over 90% of the population has had tooth decay (aka cavities) at some point in their life? This common condition leads to varying degrees of discomfort, but fortunately, a dentist in Odessa can usually repair it with a simple dental filling. However, as you may know if you’ve had many cavities filled, it’s not unusual to have temporary sensitivity after the procedure. Keep reading below to learn more and find out when sensitivity after a filling is normal and when you should call a dentist!
April 17, 2019
Can you guess the number one chronic disease among young children? Here’s a hint: it’s not asthma and it’s not diabetes. In fact, tooth decay or childhood caries is five times more common than asthma and 20 times more common than diabetes. You can help your children avoid tooth decay (cavities) by instilling good oral hygiene habits that include daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to a family dentist in Odessa.
January 22, 2019
What’s the best way to take care of all the smiles in your family? Bring each one to see a family dentist in Odessa. A family dentist is specially trained to attend to dental needs at each stage of life. So from a young smile to the eldest, you can count on your dentist to provide appropriate care.