You want to feel fully confident in your smile, and having missing teeth can certainly hinder how you feel about it. Moreover, missing teeth affect more than just the appearance of your mouth; they can also hurt your overall health. Luckily dental bridges provide both cosmetic and restorative solutions. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about the benefits this prosthetic can provide for you. (more…)
Even if you are thoroughly brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every evening, you are still likely seeing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your mouth. While tooth brushing certainly helps, you can never really get a full cleaning at home. This is precisely why seeing your dentist regularly is so important. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about the necessity of professional cleanings and exams and how they can help you maintain a healthy mouth. (more…)
The last thing you want is a cavity. From a young age, it is ingrained in us to brush our teeth twice a day and visit the dentist regularly to prevent decay. Despite our life-long, best efforts, cavities can still occur. In fact, close to 90% of American adults have gotten at least one in their life. When or if you do have a cavity, the most common solution is a filling. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist discusses specifics behind cavities and how fillings can help. (more…)
Headaches are incredibly frustrating. They can be caused by a variety of issues and we often do not know what’s behind the pain at any given moment. Because of this, we are often left just treating the symptoms rather than the root cause. One of these potential causes, especially if you suffer from consistent pain, is TMJ Disorder — also known as TMD. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is caused by a misalignment of the jaw joints that connect the lower jaw to your skull. These joints can become unbalanced for myriad reasons and cause a misalignment of your bite. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist discusses everything you need to know about TMJ Disorder. (more…)
The Tooth Fairy is a common part of growing up. Having your child place a lost baby tooth under their pillow and then replacing it with a small amount of money is a fun way to help them feel more secure about losing part of themselves. It also presents a good opportunity to teach them about teeth and good oral hygiene practices. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist describes ways that you can make the Tooth Fairy tradition more exciting and interactive.
When we place a porcelain veneer, or several of them, we have an opportunity to completely transform the beauty of your smile, and in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist will explain how we repair teeth and mask esthetic issues with veneers, and what makes them such a natural looking dental restoration.
Regularly scheduled visits to the dentist are an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. You and your family should strive to go in for exams and cleanings every six months. If you have kids, there’s no better time to schedule a visit than right before the school year starts. This is especially true now given the uncertainty of COVID and how it will affect classroom time. Taking your child in for a back-to-school visit now is important, so they will not have to miss any school — especially if in-class learning opportunities are cut short due to the pandemic. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist discusses the importance of regularly scheduled exams and cleanings, and how they are especially crucial for children.
It is extremely common to feel self-conscious about the color of your teeth. We all want a perfectly white smile, but sometimes those stubborn stains just won’t go away. Lots of products — from toothpaste to rinses — tote their teeth whitening capabilities, but they rarely provide meaningful results. Luckily, professional treatment is an option for you. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist discusses at-home and in-office teeth whitening options that will help you regain confidence in your smile.
Despite your best efforts to keep your teeth healthy, sometimes damage still occurs. Whether that’s through external trauma or through internal decay, you need to address it as soon as possible, to minimize the chances of it worsening. Regardless of the cause, a dental crown — or cap — is likely the answer. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist discusses what a cap is, when you might need one, and the ways to maintain it.
Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, can have severe detrimental effects on not only your teeth but also your jaw. Moreover, it can be caused by a variety of things — ranging from jaw alignment issues to emotional and environmental goings-on. While teeth grinding is a frustrating and sometimes painful ordeal, there are solutions that can provide relief. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses the causes of bruxism and how it can be treated.