Simple Steps to Caring for Your Braces

Braces require care, as do your teeth. By remembering to care for your braces, you can keep the time you need to wear them, down to a minimum. However, neglecting braces can also increase the duration needed to adjust your teeth into ideal proper alignment. That is why our team here at is happy to… Read more »

The Tricks to Keeping Tooth Decay Away From Your Smile

As you may already know, tooth decay is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can alter your oral health and result in tooth extraction if you’re not careful. This is why it’s best to just avoid this dental problem altogether. To help you keep your smile free from tooth decay in , , our… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Benefit Your Teeth, Gums, and Self-Esteem

Invisalign® clear aligners are a fantastic orthodontic treatment for teeth alignment. Invisalign can benefit your teeth, gums, and your self-esteem. These nearly invisible aligners can offer you the luxury of a quality orthodontics treatment, with barely a shred of visible proof. Forget all the uncomfortable wires, rubber bands, and metal brackets of traditional braces, as… Read more »

Don’t Skip Flossing

When you’re pressed for time it’s easy to decide to skip flossing and just quit doing it. However, if you start to skip it on such a regular basis that you quit flossing altogether, you’re putting your oral health at serious risk. Flossing has many benefits that you can’t get just from brushing your teeth…. Read more »

Restorative Dentistry & Dental Bridges

Restorative dentistry is a specific focus of dental treatments that are meant to restore a tooth. If the tooth isn’t restored by some means, your oral health can be altered. Usually, one of the best treatments of restorative dentistry is to install a standard dental bridge to help replace missing teeth. A dental bridge in… Read more »

National Orthodontic Health Month is Halloween Season!

October’s here and Halloween is on the way! It’s time for haunted houses, costumes, fall parties, and of course, candy. We want you to have a great time enjoying the parties and the trick-or-treating. October is National Orthodontic Health month, so we have some tips for you to protect your braces as you enjoy your… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Can Often Be Improved by a Fluoride Treatment

If you could look at your tooth enamel under a powerful microscope, you would see that it is made up of a network of mineral crystals. As you go about your day, acidic foods and drinks, as well as the bacteria in your mouth, can gradually start to erode these mineral crystals. If enamel erosion… Read more »

What to Do for Your Missing Tooth

You know that it can be embarrassing to be missing teeth. In fact, having a missing tooth—or other imperfections in our pearly whites—can be a major blow to our self-esteem. Fortunately, our dentist can provide a number of solutions for a missing tooth. While we recommend considering all of your options, please don’t forget about… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Require a Few Extra Care and Cleaning Considerations

If you’ve decided the time is right to get your son or daughter fitted for a set of braces, you might be interested in exploring your options. For some teens traditional metal, bracket and wire braces, can leave them feeling self-conscious. One alternative Dr. suggests in a situation like this, is to install ceramic coated… Read more »

Welcome to New Smile Dentistry!

Welcome to New Smile Dentistry, where Dr. Dawn A. Wu, DDS and our dental team are pleased to offer comprehensive, family-friendly dentistry and orthodontics for our patients in Richardson and Plano, Texas. We have two state-of-the-art offices, and work to develop lasting relationships as we look out for your oral health. Some of the services… Read more »