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 […]
There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s […]
It’s no secret that Abilene residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. We at Leedy Dental understand that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for individuals […]
No one will ever underestimate the value of a beautiful smile. Fortunately, while you may not be born with a perfect smile, there are various dental treatments available that can create the smile of your dreams. Even if you have already lost a few of your teeth, there are restorative procedures that will make you […]
Advances in dental care have allowed patients to gain access to a broader number of treatments. For example, if you have missing teeth, your only options back then were dentures and bridges. But today, patients have more options to remedy missing teeth, including dental implants. – Dental implants serve as replacements for tooth roots. Implants […]
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