Dr. James Eric Hibbs DDS
Dentist5600 W Lovers Ln Suite 216 Dallas TX, 75209
Dr. James Hibbs is a Dentist practicing in Dallas, TX. Dr. Hibbs specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. James Eric Hibbs DDS's Expert Contributions
How can I get rid of hardened plaque?
Go to a dentist and have your teeth professionally cleaned. READ MORE
Can you repair broken partial dentures?
If it is acrylic, it usually can be repaired. If it has broken chrome metal, probably not. READ MORE
Does a hard toothbrush destroy enamel?
A harder toothbrush does not necessarily destroy” enamel, but it can cause unwanted wear on your teeth, especially at the gum line. It is best to use a soft toothbrush with a gentle, circular brushstroke. READ MORE
Can bonding fix enamel erosion?
Bonding typically is a good conservative way to improve esthetics and possibly limit additional enamel erosion. While porcelain veneers or crowns would be a much more expensive and aggressive treatment, they tend to provide better esthetics and last longer. If bonding is done now, porcelain veneers would still be an option in the future. READ MORE
Can you eat normally with Invisalign?
Yes, but you don’t eat with the aligners in. You take them out and have your meal, brush your teeth, and then put them back in. READ MORE
Is it normal to have bad breath after a tooth extraction?
Yes, this can happen for a while during healing. READ MORE
How long does it take for your gums to heal after a crown?
They should be fine within a week or 10 days. READ MORE
Do they put you to sleep to drain an abscess?
If it is a dental abscess you will not necessarily be put to sleep to drain it. You will need to discuss your options with your dentist. READ MORE
This is not “normal,” but not uncommon. Ask your dentist to put a bite block in between your teeth when you are having any dental treatment and see if that helps. READ MORE
Can a permanent crown be adjusted?
Yes READ MORE
Do you floss before or after brushing?
Floss before you brush. This is not only the proper order, but it will help you develop good flossing habits. READ MORE
When can I stop rinsing with salt water after tooth extraction?
2-3 days should be sufficient READ MORE
Can I use alcohol free mouthwash after tooth extraction?
Yes, but very gently. You don’t want to swish hard. READ MORE
Do all cavities require root canals?
Definitely not. Only teeth with really deep cavities or bad cracks typically require root canals. It is best to have the cavity fixed soon rather than waiting for it to get so bad that it starts to hurt. READ MORE
Is it normal for gums to bleed after a filling?
Sometimes gums get injured slightly while doing a filling. I would give it few days to see if it is still a priafter it has had time to heal. READ MORE
Is Listerine bad for bleeding gums?
Lysterine is not bad for bleeding gums, and may even help, but it would be best to visit a dentist to determine the cause of the bleeding. READ MORE
How do I get rid of calcium deposits on my teeth?
The best way to remove calcium deposits from your teeth is by having your teeth professionally cleaned at a dental office. READ MORE
Can general dentists do bone grafts?
Some general dentists are comfortable performing bone grafts of the jaw, some aren’t. But, in general, they are legally allowed to do them. READ MORE
Can you use whitening strips on bonded teeth?
Yes, but typically the bonding will not change colors much, if at all. READ MORE
Can front teeth be bonded?
Your question is not detailed enough, but in general, yes, front teeth can be bonded to change or enhance the look, or restore decayed areas cosmetically. READ MORE
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