Stop Snoring, Breathe Easy with a Snoreguard from Fitzgerald Dental Center

Have you been told that you snore? Do you awaken groggy and remain foggy-headed throughout the day? Snoring is an annoying sound that snore-smallprevents those around you from getting the rest they need. It may also be a sign of a serious condition called sleep apnea, which disrupts the sleep of the sufferer and increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

At Fitzgerald Dental Center in Plano, I provide customized, non-surgical treatment to combat sleep apnea and the snoring that often accompanies it. [Read more...]

The Right Bite for a Great Smile

dental occlusionWhen a dentist talks about your “bite,” he’s referring to your occlusion – how your top and bottom teeth fit together. Optimal occlusion occurs when opposing teeth come together in their ideal arrangement. When tooth positioning is thrown off by a misaligned bite, called malocclusion, a whole host of issues can result, including jaw pain, headaches, erosion of tooth enamel, and even cracked or loose teeth.

I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald. At my Plano practice, I help people achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Optimal bite alignment is a crucial component of the equation. A great smile is one where each element – teeth, gums, joints, and muscles – functions harmoniously with the others. In the 25 years since I opened Fitzgerald Dental Center, I’ve never wavered in my dedication to give patients smiles that look great and feel great. [Read more...]

What an In-Office Dental Lab Means for You

lab-crowns-smallQuality cosmetic dentistry isn’t an accident – it’s the result of advanced education, artistic skill, and unwavering dedication. Not only does the dentist have to posses these characteristics, but the team and the dental laboratory, as well. Many dentists have no control over the quality of work their laboratory provides – they simply send off the specifications and hope for the best. At my office, I’ve made a commitment to be personally involved with every cosmetic case from start to finish. That’s why in 1990, I added an in-house dental laboratory to our Plano dental office.

In addition to making my job easier, an in-house laboratory offers several benefits for our patients. These benefits include: [Read more...]

Dr. Fitzgerald Gives Dallas-area Sleep Apnea Sufferers a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that snoring can signal a serious condition called sleep apnea? Snoring by itself is hard enough to deal with. Any bed partner of a sleep_apneasnorer can tell you that it’s difficult to sleep while lying next to someone who is making so much noise! But for many people with sleep apnea, snoring may be the only sign of an underlying problem. At my Plano cosmetic dentistry practice, I treat sleep apnea and snoring sufferers with custom snoreguards, or oral appliances. [Read more...]

Comprehensive Dentistry, Patient Centered Care in Plano, Texas

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Welcome to the Fitzgerald Dental Center oral health blog. As your general and cosmetic dentist, I want to give you all the tools you need to make wise decisions for a lifetime of healthy smiles. I created this blog as an online newsletter to provide oral health education in easy-to-understand terms.  If you ever have questions about the information you read here, call my office. The dental assistants, hygienists, and I are eager to help you improve your dental IQ. [Read more...]