Mark Givan's Blog
March 4, 2021
Ouch! You’re catching up with an old friend over lunch when a sharp pain suddenly shoots through your mouth. You spit an olive back into your Greek salad and see that the pit was still inside. Your tooth is cracked and you are in pain, but what do you do next? After all, it’s Saturday and you know your dentist’s office is closed!
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and they don’t always occur during standard business hours. Keep reading to discover how to find an emergency dentist when you need one as soon as possible.(more…)
November 29, 2020
Traditional dental prosthetics have undergone several improvements over the years, making them more durable than ever; however, they aren’t indestructible. Bridges, partials, and dentures need to be replaced about every 5 to 7 years, which can be quite costly over time. As an alternative, you can invest in implant-supported prosthetics. How long do dental implants last? They can thrive for a lifetime with the right aftercare.
March 31, 2020
Dr. Mark Givan takes the health of his patients and his team very seriously. That’s why, as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association, he is currently seeing patients for emergency issues only. However, he also understands that not all dental emergencies are so clear-cut. If you are not sure if you need to visit an emergency dentist, don’t be afraid to call our office regardless. While we can help you confirm if your issue is urgent or not, here’s what you need to keep in mind.(more…)
January 4, 2020
In 2019, did the appearance of your teeth bog down your self-confidence? For many people, the start of the new year sparks a newfound commitment to boosting their self-esteem, making new friends, and putting themselves out there to try new things. That’s why scheduling a consultation with your dentist in Fort Worth should be at the start of your new year’s resolutions list. With a completed, beautiful, and fully functioning set of pearly whites, you’ll be able to get the most out of 2020. Read on to learn about four treatments that can help your smile match your positive attitude.(more…)
November 25, 2019
With all the stress that comes with the holidays, dental insurance is probably one of the last things you want to worry about. However, if you don’t utilize your benefits before they expire at the end of the year (assuming your policy follows the calendar year), you could end up losing them – and in the long run, that could cost you hundreds of dental dollars. In order to maximize your dental insurance benefits, try following these 4 tips from a cosmetic dentist.(more…)
July 23, 2019
You’ve found out that some of your friends don’t see the dentist on a regular basis. Some do so out of fear while others think they can save money by only making an appointment when there’s a real problem. These decisions might seem okay in the short term, but over time the consequences of avoiding the dentist in Fort Worth will start to show. The ultimate cost could be your smile – or even worse.(more…)
October 12, 2018
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians viewed white teeth as a sign of beauty and wealth? In fact, as far back as 4,000 BC they used a combination of pumice and wine vinegar to try brightening their smiles. Thankfully, whitening methods (and the results) have come a long way since then! But if you’ve been wanting to get teeth whitening in Benbrook, you may be having second thoughts after hearing one of the following 4 myths. Keep reading below to learn the truth so you can make the right decision for your smile – and get one step closer to having the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!
August 8, 2018
You may have heard of teeth whitening before from local dentists, but how often did you experience teeth sensitivity after completing treatments? This common issue affects thousands of people every day, making it difficult to get necessary retouching appointments done. In fact, many patients will avoid teeth whitening entirely because of this problem, especially if they already suffer from teeth sensitivity on a daily basis.
Now, you can get teeth whitening in Benbrook without the worry of sensitivity, both in-office and at home with GLO Whitening kits!
June 3, 2018
It’s important for your dentist to stay aware of the latest updates within dentistry regarding techniques and procedures. However, it’s also important to invest in new technologies he knows will improve your overall dental experience. Thanks to technology like digital X-ray machines and super precise scanning devices, your dentist can provide better dental restorations and plan treatments more effectively than ever before.
To learn more about the benefits new dental technology brings to patients, keep reading this post from your dentist in Benbrook.
April 11, 2018
From the time you were a young child, you probably had it drilled into your head that brushing your teeth twice a day is important. That lesson has stuck with you into adulthood, and now brushing is almost as much a part of your daily life as breathing. That’s awesome! But there is more you can do to maintain a fresh and clean mouth. Here are a few handy tips from your dentist in Irving that will help you keep your smile looking and feeling its best.