Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth (and your life) by the time you are finally mature and supposedly “wise” wisdom teeth are simply molars in the far back of your mouth. Whether or not these molars cause you problems is anyone’s guess, but if you’re experiencing some specific pain in your […]
Imagine this- you have come to see Dr. Leedy for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Leedy tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong since you have been brushing and flossing regularly. We […]
It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including in your mouth. Consider that nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. who, according to the American Diabetes Association,[LINK: http://www.diabetes.org/] have diabetes. Abilene dentist, Dr. Leedy wants you to know […]
There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]
Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is and where it is located, your dentist will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or a […]
When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right…just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false, and Dr. Bob […]
When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential […]
Welcome to your mouth! You might be surprised at how many different parts work together to make your mouth work for you. A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. Read more below from Dr. Bob Leedy in Abilene to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works.
In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What is pH and why does it matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water […]
Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know, when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true; your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Leedy at Leedy Dental should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Abilene in our […]
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