Tag: houston family dentist

Who Needs a Root Canal?

Being told that you need root canal therapy can seem like bad news, especially if you have misconceptions about what root canal therapy actually entails. However, in a sense, it can be good news—the need for root canal therapy means there’s still a chance your tooth can be saved before extensive decay causes you to… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate Your Risks of Gum Disease

Most dental health issues are preventable with good hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. When they do develop, however, such issues can have more profound effects than you might realize. Gum disease, one of the most common dental issues and the leading cause of adult tooth loss, is one of the more subversive conditions,… Read more »

The Blue Cure Night Run at Sam Houston Park

The Blue Cure Foundation is non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and advocating research to advance prostate cancer treatment and prevention. This September, commemorated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Blue Cure and the City of Houston present the Blue Cure Night Run this Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Sam Houston Park. Including 5k runs… Read more »

Different Ways to Use Dental Crowns

How do you fix a tooth that can’t fix itself? Unlike other parts of your body, your teeth’s aren’t able to repair their damaged or infected structure. Even after treatment, the tooth won’t automatically return to its former appearance. To address the many different issues that could afflict a tooth, Houston family dentist, Dr. Amy… Read more »

A Disturbing Look at Dental Plaque

Since we were young, most of us have been taught to protect our teeth from dental plaque by brushing and flossing them at least twice every day. Yet, if asked, would you be able to explain what, exactly, dental plaque is? Or, why the sticky film is such a threat? Understanding what plaque is made… Read more »

If Your Teeth Look Great, Do You Still Need a Checkup?

If you follow your dentist’s advice closely, you should brush your teeth at least twice every day (and after meals, whenever possible), and floss between them at least once. You would also attend a dental checkup and cleaning appointment as often as your dentist recommends for a thorough teeth cleaning and examination. Unfortunately, many people… Read more »