Most Copperas Cove residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile has to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Grantham would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants. Here are some facts about dental implants. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us at Cove Family Dental a call. (more…)
Every Copperas Cove parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led believe they don’t have an impact on a child’s dental health later in life. Dr. Grantham wants you to know that that couldn’t be further from the truth! At Cove Family Dental, we are committed to giving our community access to reliable information on dental care, so here are the facts about why baby teeth matter. Fell free to give us a call with any questions. (more…)
The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) is a non-profit dental implant educational organization, on a mission to globally educate doctors and teams in advanced dental implant studies. The ICOI provides more continuing implant education opportunities than any other implant organization, providing members with access to accelerated assistance for building implant dentistry into their practices.
Your Copperas Cove dentist, Dr. Brandon Grantham at Cove Family Dental recently had the opportunity to participate in the ICOI, in his mission to bring the most advanced dental techniques into our practice to provide the highest level of care for our patients. (more…)
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Grantham can offer Copperas Cove patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Cove Family Dental, we would like to educate you on the benefits of tooth-colored, composite fillings, so please let this article serve as your personal fillings fact sheet. (more…)
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a nasty toothache and remember biting down on something hard, it’s time to callDr. Brandon Grantham. Don’t worry though, because the dental professionals at Cove Family Dental are committed to giving you the best oral care that Copperas Cove has to offer. To find out more about cracked tooth syndrome, read on. (more…)
Brushing your teeth is an everyday routine that most people give little thought to. The truth is there are a number of common mistakes people make in the course of brushing. After all, how often do we really think about brushing technique? Here at Cove Family Dental, Dr. Grantham is all about making sure his Copperas Cove patients know how to keep their mouths in the best health, while fighting gum disease and keeping their pearly whites sparkling. Here are some things to keep in mind when you pick up your brush every day.
What you are about to read may astonish you, because many common brushing techniques actually give the opposite of the desired results. Most importantly, don’t be discouraged! Even if you aren’t doing it quite right now, the key is that you have been brushing. That is certainly better than the alternative. If you ever have questions, feel free to call Cove Family Dental. We are all experts in the art of brushing teeth and we can certainly help you become brushing Jedis as well.
When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Copperas Cove, so Dr. Grantham is here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad if you have believed one or more of these at some point, you’re not the only one, but do make sure to give us a call at Cove Family Dental if you have any questions or concerns.
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Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Copperas Cove should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Cove Family Dental, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to Copperas Cove residents, so we’d like to talk about how Dr. Brandon Grantham can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of composite or dental porcelain that are placed over the surface of a tooth to correct cosmetic and functional issues. Invented in 1928 by (more…)
Headaches in Copperas Cove are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Brandon Grantham would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding, a common condition that Copperas Cove residents rarely know they have. At Cove Family Dental, we love spreading the news about all things dental health, so here is some headache information that just might change your life.
Bruxism and Headaches
You may not be aware of it, but everyone clenches and grinds their teeth at some point, to some degree. It’s a natural reaction to stress. (more…)
The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Brandon Grantham uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. If you are a Copperas Cove resident with questions about how X-rays work, read on, and don’t hesitate to call Cove Family Dental with any concerns.