Using Dental Crowns To Restore Your Smile, And Your Bite

Is a sore or sensitive tooth changing the way you bite and chew? This is not a minor inconvenience – a prolonged issue can lead to stress on your jaw that results in TMJ dysfunction, and you can put certain teeth through more wear and tear than is appropriate. Ignoring the matter of your sensitive or painful tooth is also a problem, because you could be ignoring a harmful cavity! At our Houston, TX dental practice, we provide strong and supportive dental crowns that are custom-made for the teeth they are meant to protect. Your crown can even match the look of your natural tooth, so you will not have to worry about your smile changing as a result of your restorative dental work. (more…)

Do You Need Help Dealing With Nightly Teeth Grinding?

Waking up with pain in your jaw joints, your face, and your teeth can make the start of your day less pleasant. It can also serve as a warning that you are dealing with bruxism, a term that refers to a persistent teeth grinding habit. Nightly teeth grinding can be difficult to address – after all, it is an action that you perform unconsciously. Fortunately, your Houston, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you manage the matter! We can provide you with a special appliance that will allow you to sleep comfortably, and protect your teeth against the potential harm that bruxism can do to them. (more…)

Let Us Help You Put A Stop To Your Headache Troubles

If you are sick of trying to deal with frequent headaches with nothing more than patience, and aspirin, make an appointment to discuss your problems at our Houston, TX dental practice. While it might seem odd to think about your dentist as someone who can help you deal with your headaches, this is a problem that is often linked to oral health concerns. We can offer help in the form of TMJ dysfunction relief – by alleviating stress on your jaw joints, your headaches can be effectively managed. If your headache troubles call for further evaluation, we also provide TruDenta treatment, which will involve a thorough review to understand why you have headaches, and how they can be stopped. (more…)

Should You Be Worried About Your Bite Function?

There are some matters that obviously have an effect on your oral health. Tooth decay is a common concern, and definitely a problem you want to avoid. You should also take care to protect yourself against gum disease. What you might not realize is that an unchecked problem with your bite function might lead to oral health issues, and even chronic discomfort! A problem with your bite may be fixable with corrections to the way you operate you jaw. However, it is possible that an issue with the alignment of your teeth, or with the health of certain teeth, might be to blame. At our Houston, TX dental practice, we can help you deal with the effects of a flawed bite. (more…)

Please Don’t Ignore The Symptoms Of TMJ Dysfunction

If you want to enjoy life without chronic headaches, painful jaw movement, and stiffness in soreness in your face and neck, you should talk to your Houston, TX dentist about these symptoms when they start to affect you. These can all be signs of TMJ dysfunction, a problem rooted in your jaw health. If something is affecting the joints or muscles that move your jaw, you can feel the effects in several areas. Our practice can perform detailed reviews to determine what is affecting you. When the problem is recognized and understood, the appropriate solution can put an end to your chronic discomfort! (more…)

What Kind Of Topics Can You Discuss At Your Routine Checkup?

Is it fair to say that if you have no cavities, you must have no problems with your oral health? As common a problem as they might be, cavities are only one of many different issues that your Houston, TX dentist is ready to help you with. Of course, during every routine dental exam, decay is a problem your dentist is keenly interested in identifying and treating. With that said, these appointments also allow you to discuss any other concerns you might have that could relate to your dental well-being. You might want to mention problems with facial and dental soreness in the morning – by doing so, your dentist can recognize the need to discuss bruxism with you. This is just one of many cases where mentioning a problem can lead to important treatment! (more…)

Are You Experiencing Frequent Headaches? Tell Your Dentist!

If you frequently need to cancel plans due to headaches, if you find yourself frequently restocking your medicine cabinet with aspirin, or if you are just tired of dealing with recurring pain, talk to your Houston, TX dentist about headache relief. This might seem like a strange way to deal with your problem – after all, you typically associate dental care with teeth and gums – but our practice can help you determine why you are having headaches, and help you deal with them. You might be surprised at how often headache issues can be traced back to problems with a person’s oral health, particularly when they have untreated or undiagnosed TMJ dysfunction. (more…)

We Can Make Sure Your Cavity Issue Is Fully Treated

People tend to be fully aware that a cavity is a serious problem, and that treatment from their dentist will have to take place to put an end to the matter. With that said, people sometimes fail to realize just how harmful decay can be, and how their tooth can continue to experience harm until they seek care. Your Houston, TX dental practice is ready to fully tend to your needs if you have a problem with tooth decay. The threat of a spreading cavity will be addressed by removing damaged dental tissues, then your tooth will be supported with the appropriate restoration. If you want to avoid problems with cavities that have time to grow serious, make sure you are scheduling regular dental exams! (more…)

Using An Appliance To Protect Your Smile From Bruxism

When you have no protection against a nightly teeth grinding problem, known as bruxism, you can face the threat of serious dental damage. Over time, the pressure placed on your teeth when you clench your jaw can wear down your enamel. This can negatively affect your smile, to the point that you might be eager to seek cosmetic dental work to address the matter. Unfortunately, the problem can progress further from here. As enough pressure mounts, your teeth can be worn to the point that your ability to bite and chew is negatively affected. You can even cause chips and cracks in your enamel! If you want to protect yourself effectively against bruxism, talk to your Houston, TX dentist about receiving a special appliance to keep your teeth safe. (more…)

An Incomplete Smile Can Interfere With Your Dental Function

Without a full smile, you can become self-conscious about your appearance, and you can find that your favorite meals are more difficult to enjoy due to problems with your dental function. What you may discover over time is that, unfortunately, tooth loss can create issues with the health of your jawbone, and jaw joints. Your Houston, TX dentist’s office can talk to you about planning prosthetic dental work that relies on a modern approach to restoring your full smile. In addition to providing a lifelike restoration, you can receive a dental implant to keep that restoration secure. In the long term, a restored smile can reduce your risk for jawbone deterioration, as well as headaches and other pains associated with TMJ dysfunction. (more…)