If you have a headache, you can reach for an over the counter pain reliever and lie down until you feel better. If you have frequent headaches, you can lose interest in short-term solutions and start to seek treatment for their cause. What you may not realize is that your headaches can be triggered by unresolved oral health and jaw troubles. You can unknowingly agitate the trigeminal nerve—which is responsible for jaw movement as well as sensations in the face, head and neck—by depending on a poor bite movement. This can be what triggers the onset of your pain. At our Houston, TX dental practice, we can provide a thorough evaluation to determine if corrective work can improve your quality of life and help you live without your recurring headache issues! (more…)
Taking Care Of Your Dental Business
Placing an appointment with the dentist (and actually following through with it) can be a struggle for patients. For younger people, this can be particularly difficult. After all, you are testing the waters of adulthood, and so you might not see the immediate need. A dedication to your preventive care, however, gives you the tools to avoid painful situations. Address your concerns before they become an emergency with routine cleanings and examinations with your trained dental provider.
At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry here in Houston, TX, we want to help you to care for your smile on a consistent basis. Most mouths require a visit to the oral health provider every six months, but you should always know your needs. If you are given a timeline with more frequent appointments, you can use this as an opportunity to keep your smile at a high level as you age. Be as proactive with your dental care as you are with your professional life, and discover the advantages of consistent appointments! (more…)
Repair Your Enamel For A Cleaner Look
Enamel wear can leave your smile in need of repair. This material provides the chewing surface that also forms our appearance. Unfortunately, enamel does not regrow in humans, so damage to this tissue is permanent. The repair of your teeth requires the use of external materials and this process can benefit you in two distinct ways. Cosmetically, overworn teeth may appear uneven or stubby. This wear can come from a variety of sources, so it is important to tie your repair to a change in your oral health habits. If your wear comes from overnight tooth grinding, for instance, an oral appliance can help to prevent the ongoing harmful behavior.
There is also a medical need for durable enamel. The outer layer of your teeth provides defenses for the soft tissue within. Some enamel damage is however out of your control. At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, we understand the need for strong enamel in the maintenance of lasting oral health. From single tooth repair to a full smile makeover, speak with us about your options! (more…)
Better Dental Care For The Whole Family
As a parent, you know how difficult it can be to instill sold dental health values in your children. It can be difficult to say the least to have your little ones excited about the prospect of their twice-daily oral hygiene regimen. Dental health habits start early, however, so do not wait to start developing a positive routine. Start their care before a single tooth has begun to erupt for the most comprehensive care.
Throughout childhood and adolescence, routine examinations and cleanings every six months can help to identify and diagnose any concerns quickly. This approach helps to give your dentist a consistent view of the development of the mouth of your child. From their initial baby teeth through to their last set of molars, changes can happen quickly in young mouths. At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, we understand the advantages of preventive care in patients of all ages. Schedule your child’s appointment alongside your own so that you can be a positive role model. In addition, this can help you stick to your own six month checkup timeline! (more…)
Our Technological Approach To Dentistry
One of the ways that we strive to keep mouths vibrant at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX is through our investment into dental technology. New advances can bring you a more comfortable experience by limiting the invasiveness of processes such as imaging. Digital x-rays provide better outcomes with less radiation. They also allow your qualified dental health care provider to be able to take more images of your mouth. These two facets work together to bring quality care that is comfortable enough to keep you consistently returning for your scheduled examinations.
Beyond imaging, our office places distinct emphasis on comfortable care using the most advanced technological processes available on the market. An example of this is through positive periodontal care with ultrasound scaling. This procedure helps to keep your gum tissue safe from bacterial infection and leftover food debris. We bring you this method in order to protect your gums with a minimally-invasive treatment. Rotary endodontics can help in a similar way to work to limit the amount of your natural tooth that is removed during a root canal procedure. Healthy Smiles is here to keep you going full speed with state-of-the-art technology! (more…)
How Ultrasonic Scaling Fights Gingivitis
The positive effects of preventive dental appointments should not be ignored. When you skip or delay these visits, you miss out on protection from a number of threats, including threats to your periodontal health. In time, gum disease can become serious enough to threaten you with tooth loss and problems for your general health. Fortunately, if you do show signs of gingivitis, your Houston, TX dentist can recommend protection in the form of an ultrasonic scaling. This is a service that will remove the bacteria that are gathering on the roots of your teeth and creating problems with surrounding soft tissues. Using an ultrasonic tool to provide this care will help make it more comfortable while still effectively tending to this harder to reach area. (more…)
3 Questions About Dental Crown Treatments
If you have successfully avoided cavity troubles and dental injuries in the past, it can be hard to know what to expect when you are in need of restorative dental work. It can also be nervous going into treatment when you have gone a longer time without the need for care, as it can be hard to know what to expect from changes in care. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we can provide effective care through services that ultimately preserve your bite function, health, and appearance. When you need a dental crown, we can make sure that it offers the kind of lasting support that you need while we also provide coverage that does not interfere with your smile. (more…)
Arranging A Personalized Smile Makeover
A confident smile can be easy to show off, but one that is affected by problems like discoloration, dental damage, or problems with spacing can be one you would rather keep to yourself. You should know that these different problems do not have to affect you permanently. With the right treatment approach, even someone with many different issues can come away from care with renewed confidence in how they look. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office can work with you on securing the kind of improvements that you are eager to see. A personalized smile makeover plan lets you determine what issues are addressed, and it will help you work out a plan for care that suits your scheduling needs and comfort. (more…)
Regain A Confident Smile After Addressing Bruxism
By recognizing the signs of nightly teeth grinding and clenching, you can see the need for treatment to protect your smile against harmful wear and tear. Not everyone who seeks help for persistent grinding—also referred to as bruxism—will receive help before their teeth are affected. If you are bothered by problems with enamel that appears worn down, damaged, or broken, our Houston, TX dentist can help. We can offer both cosmetic and restorative services as needed to improve your smile. With the right procedure, we can make sure that chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, and other concerns no longer affect how you look. We can also make sure you have the protection you need by providing a custom guard to keep your smile safe at night. (more…)
Telling Your Dentist About Your Headaches
You have more headaches than you are used to, and you are starting to worry that it might be a symptom of something more serious. When this issue is accompanied by problems like teeth grinding and clenching, difficulties with uneven of stiff jaw movement, or discomfort in your face and neck, it can point to an issue with TMJ disorder. This is a treatable problem; in fact, when our Houston, TX dentist’s office takes on issues with jaw alignment and bite function, we can provide improvements that lead to meaningful relief from different aches and pains. We rely on advanced imaging technology to provide important information that can lead to nonsurgical solutions for headaches and other troubles linked to TMJ difficulties. (more…)