Heart of Texas Smiles Blog
June 21, 2017
The Heart of Texas Smiles dental practice encourages new and returning patients alike to ask themselves a question: do you love your dentist? Or better yet, do you love taking care of your mouth as much as a great dentist like Dr. Theresa Lassetter does? Our dental practice is aware that the competition of other dental practices exists, especially with the influx of dental professionals contrasting the decrease of adult patients (economic reasons). Believe it or not, your dentist in Waco isn’t the slightest worried about that! Dr. Lassetter is more than confident in her set of advanced dental skills, her office teams excellent level of customer service, and our wide range of treatments and procedures to treat any patient. When asking yourself how you feel about your dentist, consider everything the Heart of Texas Smiles does to show you we genuinely care about maintaining your bright smile.
May 15, 2017
Did you know that seeing your family dentist in Waco can inadvertently put you at risk for exposure to common allergens like gluten? Although you’d probably never expect it, most polishing agents used during professional cleanings actually contain this substance that can be extremely risky for patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. And, in addition to gluten, there are other common allergens that patients can be exposed to during routine dental care. That’s why the team at Heart of Texas Smiles, your premier dentist in Waco, wants to share the details on how you can stay safe in the dental chair. Learn more about preventing allergic reactions since May is Food Allergy Awareness month.
April 14, 2017
For longer than you’d like to admit, you’ve had an obvious gap in your smile. You lost a problematic tooth a few years ago, but since you weren’t even 40 at the time, you didn’t want to get dentures just yet. Now that Summer is approaching you want your smile to be as radiant as the Texas sun – you’re finally ready for a superior solution from your dentist in Waco. With dental implants from the team at Heart of Texas Smile, you can now afford the gold-standard upgrade you’ve been dreaming of. Learn more about their all-inclusive dental implant special to get your smile ready for the sunny weather.
March 10, 2017
When you think of Lebron James, what comes to mind? His masterful skills on the court? His championship rings? Or is it his dental anxiety? That’s right – King James is part of the 15% of Americans who have dental anxiety. This condition can stop people from all walks of life from getting the oral healthcare they need which often leads to complex dental problems that require extensive treatment. So how can patients who have dental anxiety get the care they need and prevent issues that could only make the fear worse? By working with Heart of Texas Smiles, your premier sedation dentist in Waco, you can have the compassionate care you need from the most respected professionals in the area. Find out how sedation dentistry can benefit you in this post.
February 20, 2017
Your friend’s elbow rockets into your face as they go up for a rebound, and you immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. Your weekly basketball game instantly comes to a halt as you realize one of your teeth has just been knocked out. You’re bleeding, disoriented by the pain, and you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they even take care of this sort of thing? What is the fastest way for you to get relief? Firstly, don’t go to the emergency room; this is the exact kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Waco at Heart of Texas Smiles. It’s the only way for you to get the treatment you need quickly. (more…)
September 30, 2016
Need braces? You may be reluctant to cover your teeth with traditional metal braces for two or more years, and we understand. But aren’t clear and accelerated options more expensive? Not always. Heart of Texas Smiles is offering Fastbraces or Invisalign in Waco for just $199 per month! Some insurance cases can be even lower. That’s a deal we are excited to share!
May 4, 2016
So many toothbrushes are out there on the market today. Electric, manual–what kind is best for you? Waco, TX dentists, Dr. Nick Cobb, Dr. Ron Evans and Dr. Julie Foster of Heart of Texas Smiles, ask you to consider the plusses and minuses of both types. (more…)
April 4, 2016
Did you know that the ancient Mayan civilization attempted tooth replacement with dental implants made of carved stones or seashells? Modern dental implants were introduced in 1965 when a Swedish dentist attached a tooth restoration to a titanium screw surgically implanted in the jawbone of a human volunteer. Today, dental implants are routinely used to replace one, several or even all of the teeth along either the upper or lower arch. If you are contending with the difficulties of missing teeth, then dental implants may be the ideal solution. The dentists at Heart of Texas Smiles in Waco, TX, have used dental implants to rebuild smiles for many patients and they can do the same for you!
March 25, 2016
At Heart of Texas Smiles, we’ve proudly served the Waco, TX community for years with honest, caring service and the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques available. With an eye toward improving service quality even more, the office relocated to Burnett Court in 2008. (more…)
February 10, 2016
The song may talk about how “the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas,” but we know that the really bright stars are the people we take care of at Heart of Texas Smiles. The dentists—Dr. Evans, Dr. Cobb and Dr. Foster—as well as their team of dental hygienists and assistants strive to give each and every patient the individual attention he or she deserves. So, if you’re looking for a dentist in 76712, you’ve come to the right place. At Heart of Texas Smiles, you’re a star to us!
The General Dentist 76712 Smiles About
At the heart of our practice is general dentistry. Under this umbrella term are many of the procedures you’ll need to maintain your healthy and attractive smile. For example, your twice-yearly dental cleanings and exams are a core component of our general dentistry services. These appointments serve as the foundation from which we will decide what other types of procedures or services you may need.
For example, if you have a tooth that is damaged or missing, we will recommend the appropriate treatment to restore your smile. A tooth that is deeply cracked or broken can be repaired with a CEREC same-day crown. Where placing a crown used to require two appointments scheduled a couple of weeks apart, with CEREC we can complete the entire process in just one visit.
At your cleanings and exams, we need your active participation. By that we mean you need to tell us about your lifestyle and your dental health concerns. Do you participate in athletics? Then we’ll want to prescribe a custom-fitted mouthguard for you to wear when you play or practice. Having trouble sleeping at night? The problem may be sleep apnea, a condition that is marked by snoring, but is much more serious. We can silence the snoring and treat sleep apnea with an oral appliance that helps you to breathe more easily when you lie down for the night.
Other general dentistry services provided by your 76712 dentist include:
- Root canal therapy
- TMJ disorder treatment
- Dentures and partials
- Crown and bridge therapy
- Sedation dentistry
- Emergency dentistry
Schedule an Appointment with the Dentist 76712 Trusts
If you’d like to be one of the stars at Heart of Texas Smiles, we’d be delighted to have you and your family as patients. We serve people from Waco, TX, as well as the surrounding areas.