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Reason to Smile

Dr. William S. Neale, a licensed periodontist in Wichita Falls, Texas, set his goal as giving you a reason to smile.  For more than 20 years, Dr. Neale and his professional staff have helped thousands of patients regain their confidence and smiles. As a periodontist, Dr. Neale is ready to...
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Information About Wisdom Teeth

We call the large molars in the very back of your mouth wisdom teeth.  Have you ever wonder what purpose they serve?  We asked Dr. William S. Neale, a licensed periodontist.  The questions and answers follow. What is the purpose of Wisdom Teeth?  Wisdom teeth, part of our genetic makeup,...
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Oral Hygiene Begins With What Goes in Your Mouth

Many of us probably remember our “over-protective” mother telling us not to put certain objects in our mouths.  Have you ever given much thought to the instruments you use for your oral hygiene?  What kind of toothbrush, floss, or mouthwash should you use? The 50% Factor Sadly, 50% of the...
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Information About Dental X-Rays

Most of us have been exposed to x-rays at least once or twice in our lives.  We always wonder about the risk and safety of dental x-rays.  Do you ever wonder why we need them for our teeth? Periodontists use x-rays to observe your teeth.  Infection, decay, and the line-up...
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Dental Implants, A Kissable Smile

Throughout history, we see evidence of people trying different techniques to replace teeth.  Today, the best replacement is through dental implants.  Currently, dental implants look so natural, only your periodontist and you know for sure. The Egyptians hammered sea shells into spaces with missing teeth.  They carved a small slot...
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Guided Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. William S. Neale, a licensed periodontist, presents an overview of guided dental implant surgery.  This type of surgery uses surgical templates to improve dental implant surgery for patients. Evolving Dentistry Researchers in dental procedures, as in any profession, always search for the next breakthrough in treatments. In 1965, the...
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A Good Tongue Scraping

Tongue scraping sounds medieval.  Some evidence points tongue scraping to ancient India hundreds of years ago.  Today, most of us don’t even consider ways it might affect our sparkling smile.  Oral Health Over half of the population practices poor oral health, which leads to bad breath and gingivitis. Gingivitis is...
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Choose: A Kissable Smile or Missing Teeth

Two people stand in front of you.  One has a sparklingly beautiful smile, while the other’s teeth are stained or completely missing.  Which would you choose to kiss?  This scenario is designed to make one consider the importance of oral health. For most people, the oral health and breath of...
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Can Laser Treatment Control Gum Disease?

Everyone suffers from one form or another of gum disease.  Unfortunately, many people wait until too late to stop advanced gum disease. However, thanks to scientific advances, controlling gum disease can be a laser treatment away.  If you suspect you have gum disease, then contact a periodontist. Advanced Gum Disease...
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Nonsurgical Root Cleaning

Many of us know exactly what to expect when we visit the hygienist for a cleaning. X-rays are taken and our teeth are scraped and cleaned between them and above the gum line.  Typically, the dentist inspects our teeth at this time. Most of us never think about any action...
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