Can I Really Put Bite Pressure On My Dental Prosthetic?

How will your life change after receiving a dental prosthetic? If you have spent an extended period of time with an incomplete smile, you can enjoy the boost this restoration provides to your confidence. With that said, people who receive a prosthetic may still have some concerns that make them uncomfortable, particularly when it comes to how their dental function might be affected. Is it really possible to trust a restoration enough to put pressure on it when you bite and chew? Dental implants and dental bridges provide patients with permanent restorations that are effective at improving your dental function. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we can work with you on restoring your smile so that you feel more confident in both your appearance and your ability to bite and chew food! (more…)

Checkups Can Do More Than Just Keep You Safe From Cavities

Your efforts to prevent cavities from forming are important. The effect decay can have on a tooth can be significant. Your appearance can be negatively impacted, and bacteria can eventually attack the living tissues within your tooth to cause considerable discomfort. At every routine dental exam, your Houston, TX dentist helps you protect yourself against the threat of decay by providing a careful study of your smile for any potential problems. This evaluation, plus the expert teeth cleaning you receive, can help you avoid the potentially serious effects of a cavity. With that said, there is more to a routine appointment than just cavity protection! These visits also help you maintain healthy gums, address problems with your jaw function that can cause serious pain, and more! (more…)

3 Problems That Can Be Linked To Nightly Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth at night can be the reason why you often wake up with stiffness and soreness, or even a feeling of sensitivity in your teeth. This can be a less than ideal way to start your day, but what you should know is that this problem, known as bruxism, can lead to worrying long-term effects. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office is prepared to protect your smile against nightly teeth grinding. We can provide you with a custom appliance to wear while sleeping – when in place, it can stop you from clenching or grinding. Treating bruxism can be important on its own, but it can be an important step in helping you deal with TMJ disorder and chronic headaches. (more…)

Are Headaches Threatening To Ruin Your 2020? We Can Help

The new year is officially here, which means many people are making an effort to commit to resolutions meant to improve their lives in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, it can be hard to take on new challenges and opportunities when you continue to be sidelined by painful headaches. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we have experience working with people in search of answers for why they have headaches, and how they can be stopped. Through TruDenta, we can provide nonsurgical support to determine why you have this problem, and to find an answer. By providing certain therapeutic treatments, and addressing unresolved issues with TMJ disorder, we can help you enjoy a 2020 that is free of your frustrating headaches! (more…)

These Tips Can Help You Enjoy Better Smile Health In 2020

It is only natural to look at the new year as a time to make positive changes in our lives. By taking a stronger interest in protecting your smile health, you can enjoy 2020 while showing off healthier, brighter teeth. Sometimes, people fail to effectively protect themselves against oral health threats because their oral health care routine is not providing the protection they believe it is. In other cases, people fail to recognize warning signs of a problem that can cause increasing harm over time to both their smile, and their well-being. Our Houston, TX dental practice is prepared to help you keep up with a resolution to protect your teeth in 2020 by providing important preventive services during every routine dental exam! (more…)

We Can Offer Modern Treatment For Your Broken Tooth

The pain of a broken tooth can be hard enough to deal with on its own, but you also have to worry about the impact dental damage can have on your smile. When people in the Houston, TX area experience dental injuries, our practice is ready to help! We can perform a review to determine what kind of restorative dental treatment is appropriate for you based on the condition of your tooth. Patients who come to us can count on receiving a modern dental crown that imitates the color, size, and shape of your natural tooth. You should know that if the situation is warranted, we are ready to provide dental care for you if the matter is an emergency. (more…)

Talk To Your Dentist If You Experience Frequent Headaches

When you frequently experience headaches, you can do more than just continue buying aspirin from your local grocery store or pharmacy. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we work with people who struggle with headaches to determine why they are so often in discomfort. TruDenta treatment provides us with a nonsurgical means of carefully examining you to see what the cause of your issues are. This study can tell us how issues with your jaw and/or facial muscles might be contributing to this problem, and it allows us to see how we can provide lasting relief. A persistent problem with headaches is not something that you simply have to live with – with the right analysis and treatment, we can help you leave these painful episodes in the past! (more…)

Dental Crowns Can Help With Persistent Bite Troubles

How worried should you be if you start to have a difficult time biting and chewing with certain teeth? There are several reasons to take this particular problem seriously. One issue is that a change in your bite can have worrying effects on your well-being. The change can put stress on your jaw joints and muscles, which can lead to TMJ disorder and chronic headaches. You should also be aware that ignoring pain or sensitivity means ignoring teeth that could be in need of restorative dental work. Our Houston, TX dental practice is ready to help you restore problem teeth and dental function. Teeth that need more support can be restored with modern dental crowns that provide protection, and successfully imitate the appearance of healthy enamel. (more…)

Is Your Jaw Movement Starting To Become Painful?

If basic jaw movements involved in biting, chewing, and speaking are starting to become uncomfortable, you should speak with your dentist about TMJ disorder. Problems that affect our jaw joints or muscles can lead to chronic pain, limited dental function, and even issues with chronic headaches. At our Houston, TX dental practice, we take problems with your jaw seriously, and we can use a modern treatment approach to determine what is affecting you. In addition to providing you with a custom appliance to help you reduce discomfort with your jaw, we can perform a careful evaluation to determine what underlying cause (or causes) might be affecting you, so we can provide lasting care. (more…)

The Role Dental Exams Play In Preserving Your Oral Health

How much time and effort do you devote to taking care of your teeth and gums each day? You should brush your teeth at least two times, and take at least two minutes for each session. You should also floss on a daily basis to protect yourself against plaque and food debris. Hopefully, you are consistently performing these tasks, and also limiting your consumption of sugar. All of these measures can give you meaningful support against problems like cavities and periodontal disease. With that said, even great daily habits should not serve as a substitute for regular dental exams. In addition to helping you avoid common problems like tartar buildup, tooth decay, and gingivitis, our Houston, TX dental office can protect you against problems like bruxism and TMJ dysfunction, which can hurt your quality of life. (more…)