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Babies Need Dentists Too! | McKinney Dentist 75070 Jun 15th, 2022

If you have a small child or baby at home, it’s important to monitor when their teeth erupt and maintain good oral hygiene. How long should you wait until you take them to their first dental visit? As soon as 6 months to a year after their teeth have erupted...

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy for Toothaches and Tooth Pain | McKinney Dentist May 20th, 2022

One of the most common dental procedures in response to tooth pain is a root canal therapy. A root canal is essentially where the dentist would remove the infection and infected nerve. Once the nerve is removed, the canals that previously held the nerve would be filled with a filling...

Are Sodas Good For Your Teeth? | Dentist in McKinney, Texas May 1st, 2022

Who doesn’t enjoy a cold, bubbly soda from time to time with your meal? However, sodas are one of the most detrimental drinks that you could introduce to your oral health. Sodas usually contain a good concentration of citrus, sugars, phosphates, and acids. These are all factors that can weaken...

Wisdom Teeth: Friend or Foe? | McKinney, Texas Dentist Recommends Apr 1st, 2022

Wisdom teeth: friend or foe? We’ve all seen the funny videos online of patients acting silly after laughing gas while recovering from wisdom teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth are little more complicated than what’s in the eye. How can wisdom teeth impact our oral health?   Over time, the human jaw...

When is the best time to floss my teeth? Mar 1st, 2022

Flossing is one of the vital things to do in order to help upkeep good oral hygiene. If we get down to the nitty gritty of things though: when is it the best time to floss your teeth?  The most efficient time to floss would be before brushing your teeth....

Free Consultation for Dental Implants in McKinney, Texas Feb 1st, 2022

Do you have a missing tooth or a gap that you want to get restored but want a more permanent and easy to maintain solution? Then, consider getting implants! Here at Ridge Commons Family Dentistry in McKinney, Dr. Huyen (Winnie) Nguyen can help you get on the right path.  ...

Clear Aligners & Invisalign at Ridge Commons Family Dentistry in McKinney, Texas Jan 5th, 2022

Are you unhappy with your smile? Are you wanting to close some gaps and re-align your teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of traditional braces? Ifo so, clear aligners as an alternative may be the best for you. Dr. Huyen (Winnie) Nguyen, a dentist based in Mckinney,...

CEREC PrimeScanner: One of the Newest Advancements in Dental Technology Dec 1st, 2021

What’s more pleasant than having to have an impression of your mouth taken with the drippy, gooey alginate material? Although alginate impressions do get the job done of getting a mold of a patient’s mouth, this traditional method tends to be uncomfortable for patients, are messy to work with, and...

More Harm Than Good? McKinney Dentist Cautions About Brushing Right After a Meal Nov 1st, 2021

It is extremely important to brush your teeth at least twice a day in order to help maintain good oral hygiene. It is also important to take into consideration WHEN we should brush our teeth. A common misconception is that it is beneficial to brush your teeth right after a...

Deep Cleaning versus "Regular" Cleaning at Ridge Commons Family Dentistry Aug 9th, 2021

Have you noticed gum inflammation or that your teeth appear to be elongated ? It is important to be consistent on attending your dental appointments before the bacteria in our mouths start to harden around your gums into what is called calculus. This buildup can result in bone loss and...

Whitening Options at Dental Office in McKinney, Texas | Ridge Commons Family Dentistry Jun 8th, 2021

Are you looking for a whiter, brighter smiler? After consulting with Dr. Nguyen or one of our staff members about your interest in whitening, we would be more than happy to help you determine which whitening option is best for you. At Ridge Commons Family Dentistry in McKinney, Texas we...

McKinney Dentist Recommends Dental Sealants for Young Patients Apr 13th, 2021

At Ridge Commons Family Dentistry, it is not only important that we address your dental concerns, but also help you understand the importance of the procedures. All of which contribute to improving and maintaining your oral health.  One of the procedures that are especially helpful in preventing dental cavities are...

The Battle Against Plaque for Texas Dental Patients Jan 4th, 2021

You often hear during toothpaste commercials on how effective they are at fighting against plaque. If you run your tongue over your teeth right now, you might even feel a thin, sticky film that seems to always establish its presence despite your thorough brushing. That is plaque. Our mouths are...

Dr. Winnie Nguyen in McKinney, Texas Recommends Fluoride for All Her Patients! Nov 15th, 2020

At one point during your visit to the dentist, you would remember that after your cleaning, there would be an almost gritty film coating your teeth. You most definitely remember the dentist telling you, “Don’t eat or drink for at least 30 minutes!”   What is that stuff on your...

Your Halloween Nightmare: Candies!! Oct 26th, 2020

Your Halloween Nightmare: Candy!                               Halloween is rolling right around the corner! Whether you go trick-or-treating, or simply stocking up on discount candy at your grocery store, the least of your worries should be a ghost...

What RCFD in McKinney recommends during the COVID-19 pandemic Sep 17th, 2020

There are many types of human coronavirus but the type that causes COVID-19 is very contagious.  Good news is that coronavirus is one of the easiest types of viruses to kill.  Keeping everyone healthy is possible if we all do our part.  At Ridge Commons Family Dentistry, we are commited...

Why RCFD in McKinney give away free electric toothbrushes to patients? Aug 21st, 2020

Hello RCFD Family! At RCFD, we love our electric toothbrushes.   Let’s take a look at the side by side comparison of the benefits of using an electric toothbrush versus a manual toothbrush.   Electric ToothBrush Manual Toothbrush Effectiveness? Electric toothbrush bristles vibrate or rotate, which allow for more effective removal...

What you need to know about Bruxism in McKinney Jul 21st, 2020

Do you, your child, or someone that you know grind their teeth in their sleep? It’s much more common than you think, but we are here to help!   What is teeth grinding? Teeth grinding is medically known as bruxism and it often occurs while you are sleeping; however, it...

Why Dr Winnie in McKinney loves Silver Diamine Fluoride Jun 10th, 2020

Silver Diamine Fluoride At Ridge Commons Family Dentistry, our approach is conservative and predictable.  Teeth are very strong and if given the right tools, small cavities can heal on their own.    One tool we use is called Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF).   What is SDF? SDF is a medication that...