Think you don’t know anyone who’s had oral cancer? See if you recognize any of these names: Babe Ruth, General Ulysses S. Grant, Sigmund Freud, Rod Stewart, Michael Douglas, George Harrison and Diane Von Furstenberg. For 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 48,330 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal (throat) cancer, and some 9,570 people will die from these cancers. And while there’s no telling for certain, some of these diagnoses and deaths might have been prevented by one simple procedure: an oral cancer screening. At Distinguished Dental, Dr. McIntosh and her staff routinely conduct oral cancer screenings in Keller, TX during dental checkups in order to spot the early warning signs of this otherwise fatal disease.
August 20, 2016
April 12, 2016
Take a close look at your smile in the mirror—go ahead, we’ll wait. Are you satisfied with what you see? If not, then there is probably a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can correct that imperfection. Whether your smile’s flaw is small—a chipped tooth that only you seem to notice—or something more considerable, such as a broken tooth or crooked teeth, Keller cosmetic dentist Dr. McIntosh and her staff at Distinguished Dental have the treatment to enhance your look. Let’s consider some of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer.
February 10, 2016
You know that if you want to maintain your best oral health, you have to be an active participant. That’s why you faithfully brush your teeth two times every day and floss at least once a day. You figure you’re not having any problems, so why take the time to see the dentist? Well, when you come to see your Keller family dentist Dr. McIntosh, she and her staff can make sure you continue to not have any problems. That’s exactly what a dental checkup is for—to help prevent problems.
February 5, 2016
Love is in the air. After all, with February comes Valentine’s Day and thoughts turn to love and happiness and chocolate and smiles. To make sure your smile looks best, why not consider teeth whitening? At Distinguished Dental, we offer different teeth whitening services—one is certain to fit your schedule and your budget.
January 20, 2016
Happy New Year from all of us at Distinguished Dental! We hope 2016 is a year of happy, healthy and beautiful smiles. To help you achieve that smile, we’d like to suggest a New Year’s resolution that you may actually be able achieve and possibly complete before 2017 arrives. With Invisalign, you can have a straighter and more attractive smile without the pain and hassle of conventional metal braces.
January 10, 2016
The start of a New Year marks many new beginnings, not the least of which is the renewal of your dental insurance benefits. That means that if there was any treatment you did not have last year—whether because your benefits had maxed out or the calendar year had come to a close—now is the time to schedule the dental care you or another member of your family needs at Distinguished Dental, your Keller dental office.
November 30, 2015
There is so much we take for granted. Even in dentistry, there are things that we practically cannot imagine never having been around. For example, did you know that the first reclining dental chair was not introduced until 1958? That made an enormous impact on the way dentists treated patients. In 1957, the S. S. White Company introduced the first clinically successful high-speed hand piece, which made it possible for teeth to be much more easily and quickly prepared than previously. Today, high-speed handpieces operate at more than 300,000 rpms, or faster than a jet engine. The advances in dental technology continue at a rapid pace. At the Keller dentist, Distinguished Dental in Keller, TX, Dr. Sheri McIntosh and her team offer up-to-date services that are on the cutting edge of technology.
October 28, 2015
If your employer offers a benefits package, then you are fortunate. And if one of those benefits is dental insurance, then it is in your best interest to understand the details of your specific coverage. Dr. Sheri McIntosh and the team at the Keller dental office of Distinguished Dental will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your individual policy. There are, however, some general points to be made about dental insurance that can be helpful.
September 24, 2015
Ouch! The pain of toothache is not something to be taken lightly. And while a toothache may start out mild, make no mistake—it can quickly escalate to severe. That’s why Dr. Sheri McIntosh and the team at Distinguished Dental is the emergency dentist Keller, TX, can count on to react immediately when you call to report a toothache.
August 24, 2015
Imagine this: you take your car in for service and the mechanic tells you that the total cost of repairs and replacements will come to $2,500. $2,500!? What would you do? You’d probably want to get a second opinion before spending that kind of money on auto work. Well, dental work might also warrant a second opinion. At Distinguished Dental, Dr. Sheri McIntosh and her team of dental hygienists and dental assistants are happy to give you a FREE second opinion.