Dental Care

Saving cracked teeth begins with early diagnosis

May 4, 2015

There's a fine line between a treatable and non-treatable cracked tooth. Good news is, patients can take the offensive against this oral health concern and avert the consequences with early diagnosis and preventative care.

Pearly whites: Is there such a thing as too much bleaching?

February 17, 2015

Many of us strive for the perfect, bright white smile that lights up a room. For some, people, this means bleaching, bleaching and more bleaching; but is it possible to over bleach? Are there any unintended consequences on our pursuit toward the perfect smile? While there aren’t any major health effects to bleaching on a regular basis, there are some important concepts to keep in mind when deciding how often to bleach.

Closing a gap in oral health care

August 6, 2014

A partnership between Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and one local nonprofit will result in free dental care for thousands of low-income residents in northwest Dallas.

Operation East Texas: faculty and students trade summer break for outreach

June 6, 2014

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry faculty and students are spending part of their two-week summer break providing free dental care to needy individuals in the Southeast Texas area through a partnership with Texas Department of State Health Services.

Halloween candy: the good, the bad and the downright scary

October 23, 2013

Of course, trick-or-treaters are going to consume some candy that is less-than ideal for the teeth. Dr. Charles Wakefield discusses the consequences of bad candy and, also, the best candy choices.

Geriatrics is shaping the future of dental education

September 10, 2013

Access to geriatric dental care is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially since many older Americans are keeping more of their natural teeth.