Why Professional Cleanings Are So Important

Dr. Vlachakis and her team would love to help you protect your smile with a professional cleaning. Schedule a consultation by calling Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today at (281) 974-4494. The best way to protect your teeth from serious problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place. One part of prevention is a good oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice daily. Another just as important part of prevention is regular visits to your dentist and regular professional cleanings. Check-ups by your dentist every six months allows for potential problems to be treated early. Most major dental treatment can be avoided with treatment when it was just a minor problem. Professional cleanings get your teeth exceptionally clean and remove any problem-causing build-up of plaque and tartar.  (more…)

Finding Headache Relief: Urges To Avoid

When you’re on a quest to find headache relief for yourself, it can be very easy to feel like you’re getting closer and closer to answers without actually finding any. We know that this makes matters more upsetting, which doesn’t exactly make your headaches go away. Today, we offer you one important piece of advice that you should move on instantly: Call us us to schedule an evaluation! (Note: If urges to avoid contacting us ASAP get in the way, we can help steer you back on track. Just consider some common urges and how to respond).


Seeking Headache Relief: Back To Basics

When you’re someone who experiences headaches nearly every day, you can find yourself going down the rabbit hole as you search for answers. One day, you’re simply seeking headache relief, the next, your brain is filled with all sorts of confusion, questions, complex thought processes, and new beliefs about what’s going on and what to do about it. As you may have noticed, this type of inundation doesn’t actually help you feel any better. Rather than make matters more complicated, we suggest the following: Get back to basics with us and then come in for relief. Simple.


TMJ & Bruxism: What You Should Know

Modern society can be truly awe-inspiring. There are always new things to do or see, breathtaking technology at our fingertips 24/7, as well as opportunities to grow, change, and improve yourself. Modern life can also be a source of excess stress, which, over time, can have adverse effects on your overall well-being, including your oral health. Being aware of the issues stress can cause on your teeth can help you prevent your modern lifestyle from doing undue harm to your smile. Here’s what you should know about TMJ & Bruxism. (more…)

If Your Headaches Could Talk, They Would Say…

There’s something incredibly frustrating about dealing with headaches that seem to come and go out of the clear blue. If only you could communicate directly with your headaches, asking them what they’re bothering you for, how to make them go away, and more. While we haven’t actually ever spoken to a headache (after all, that’s impossible!) we do have a pretty good idea of what they’d tell you if they could talk. In summary, they’d let you know that headache relief is absolutely possible. As for those details, consider some stuff to think over.


A Quiz All About TMJ Disorder: What It Is (And Isn’t)

As you make your way into the world of figuring out what’s going on with your oral health, unusual symptoms, and the possibility that you’re dealing with TMJ disorder (TMD), things can become a little bit confusing. As you may have noticed, another closely-related disorder known as bruxism can cause a bit of confusion. The same is true for figuring out where TMD comes from and what you should be doing about it. Good news: Our quiz will offer some introductory help.