Tell Your Dentist If You Have Issues With Headaches

If your tooth is aching, or you are worried about signs of gum disease, you can easily see the value in meeting with your dentist to discuss these concerns. However, for a problem like chronic headaches, you may not consider the role dental care might play in helping you recover. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office can actually help patients struggling with headaches and other facial pains, as these discomforts are often linked to oral health issues. You may be having trouble with headaches because of a problem with your jaw movement, or due to an issue affecting the joints or muscles. TruDenta gives us a nonsurgical means of searching for the cause of your headaches, which can lead to therapy to eliminate them. We can also help you deal with any dental issues, like habitual teeth grinding or a tooth injury, that led to changes in the health or movement of your jaw. (more…)

Dehydration Can Hurt Your Efforts To Maintain Healthy Teeth

Is there a chance that your current diet is making it hard for you to protect yourself against oral health problems? While some people hurt their smile by consuming too many sugary, unhealthy products, others may have a harder time fighting problems because of dehydration. During periods where you are dehydrated, your body may have a difficult time producing saliva, which impairs your natural resistance to oral health problems. Drinking more water can help with this, particularly when you start to substitute certain flavored beverages with water. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office is committed to helping patients protect their teeth, just as we are prepared to help if you have an active oral health problem to address. (more…)

What Care Can You Count On During A Dental Emergency?

A regular dental appointment can keep you informed about the state of your oral health, and alert you to a problem that may have escaped your notice. Routine services have an important role to play in keeping your smile in good condition. Of course, not all situations should be resolved in the course of routine visits! If you are in pain, or if you suffer a dental injury, you can require care on short notice. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to perform emergency dental work when a situation requires it. Through the ability to promptly treat a problem, we can put a stop to your pain, protect a vulnerable tooth, and improve your chances of saving a tooth that has been badly hurt or dislodged. (more…)

Prevent Cavities With Better Flossing Habits

dental floss imageWith a good brushing routine in place, you can keep your smile safe from tartar buildup, cavities, and gum disease. If you are committed to fighting the accumulation of bacteria and food debris that can lead to oral health troubles, you should brush for at least two minutes twice a day, and work to clean those spaces that are especially hard to reach. With that said, it is also important to recognize that a toothbrush is not ideal for cleaning certain areas of your smile. To effectively clean between your teeth, make sure you floss at least once per day. By flossing, you are able to remove bacteria and food debris that are accumulating between teeth. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office provides feedback about your oral health at every routine dental exam, and we can help you keep your teeth healthy by providing professional cleanings at these visits. (more…)

Stress And Unresolved Dental Problems Can Lead To Headaches

example of woman with headacheIs your dentist the right person to talk to you if you want to address chronic headaches? For many people, headaches are linked to problems with their dental health, or they may be part of a larger stress-related issue that also concerns your oral health. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to take on problems with headaches for patients. Thanks to TruDenta, we can provide a thorough, non-surgical review to determine what is causing your headaches, which will help us identify a lasting solution. We are also prepared to take on any oral health issues like TMJ disorder or bruxism, which can further reduce your troubles with discomfort. (more…)

Is Bruxism The Reason Your Teeth Have Become So Sensitive?

example of a young woman grinding her teethEven your favorite meal can be hard to look forward to when dental sensitivity is affecting your daily life. The reasons behind why people experience this problem can vary. For some, it can be the result of a dental injury or infection, while others may be experiencing problems with enamel erosion. It can even be caused by periodontal troubles, as a receding gum line exposes portions of teeth that are naturally more sensitive. One thing to note is that people who struggle with dental sensitivity may have this issue because of bruxism. Bruxism is a problem that sees a person grind their teeth as a recurring habit. If you are not aware of any teeth grinding problems, know that it can often affect people while they sleep. If you think this might be a problem affecting you, let your dentist know as soon as possible, as it can lead to worsening problems over time without treatment. (more…)

What Can I Do If I Lose A Filling Or Dental Crown?

woman is unsure how to answer the questionHaving a dental filling or dental crown put in place to protect a vulnerable tooth can keep that tooth safe from further physical damage, and protect it against infection. Dental restorations are used after cavity treatment – or after treatment for physical trauma – to provide lasting support since teeth are limited in their ability to heal naturally. If you practice good oral health habits and avoid putting excess strain on a filling or crown, you can count on it to support you for many years. With that said, people do sometimes experience problems with older restorations. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office is here to help you if you have a filling or crown break or come loose. In addition to providing a replacement, we can help you by assessing the health of the tooth to see if it might require treatment. (more…)

Daily Oral Health Care Tips For People Of All Ages

How important is it to keep a healthy smile? Healthy teeth can make a person appear younger, it can give them a confidence boost, and it can even impact their ability to bite and chew without discomfort. At any age, oral health care should be a priority. While many aspects of your health and appearance can change through the years, the right approach to smile care can be surprisingly consistent. One thing to remember is that you can receive important support from your dentist during routine dental exams. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help patients at different stages of their life maintain strong, healthy teeth. We can provide quality care and guidance to kids during pediatric dental visits, and help adults stay on top of habits that help them prevent dental problems. (more…)

Can A Change In Your Oral Health Lead To Chronic Headaches?

Have you started to experience headaches with a worrying frequency? Are you trying to understand what might have changed to cause this issue? Sometimes, a person’s troubles with these painful episodes can actually be linked to an issue with their oral health. Problems with your bite function can lead to aches and pains in your face and jaw, and they can also begin triggering headaches. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office has technology that can carefully examine you to determine why you might be struggling with this problem. If your troubles can be traced back to TMJ disorder, we can recommend treatment in order to help you restore your quality of life! (more…)

My Teeth Are Starting To Look Worn Down – What Can I Do?

The work of biting and chewing may take a toll on your teeth, leading to signs of visible wear and tear. While some changes from friction can be hard to avoid, you may be concerned about this effect if the quality of your smile has started to suffer. Sometimes, people unknowingly put their teeth through excess wear and tear due to certain behaviors, or through their diet choices. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we can talk to you about this problem, check on the health of teeth that appear especially worn down, and recommend treatment options. To put a stop to this problem, we may have to recommend treatment for bruxism, as the consistent friction from grinding your teeth can lead to potentially serious dental damage. (more…)