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Kids Dentist in 77057

When is the last time that your child has been to a kids dentist in Houston? It is important for children to see their dentist every six months, and get x-rays every 12 months. The reason for seeing the dentist so often is to chart progress on the development of their teeth. Your Houston dentist looks for signs that the teeth are developing abnormally so that they can take corrective action. Kids Dentist in 77057 Now, it is easier than ever to bring your child to a kid’s dentist.  Naba Dental is centrally located in the Memorial / Galleria area of Houston. Right in the heart of Tanglewood 77057, you will find the best dentist in Houston. Naba Dental helps children have the healthiest teeth well into adulthood. The staff takes excellent care of children and whole families, looking for ways to improve oral health. Regular checkups ensure the proper…

. Posted in Kids Dentist CategoryLeave a comment . Feb 24, 2018

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Get to Know Dental Bridges

When you are a child, losing a tooth is exciting. When you’re an adult, not so much. Having a full set of teeth is important, not just for the sake of appearance. Your teeth affect your ability to speak, chew food, and drink liquids. When one falls out, all of those abilities can change. However, installing new dental bridges at your Houston dentist can restore your speech, eating, and drinking capacity. What are Dental Bridges? Dental bridges replace one or two lost teeth with false teeth suspended by a bridge of dental framework. Each dental bridge uses metal framework for a secure construction and other materials such as porcelain for a natural appearance. The bridges rest between two caps or crowns on teeth adjacent to the gap. The dental bridges must fit perfectly in order to be comfortable. Your Houston dentist uses a cast to get an accurate layout of…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Feb 08, 2018

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Valentines Dental Cleanings Visit

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for many folks, that means lots of chocolates. While chocolate is delicious, it’s also loaded with sugar and leads to cavities. If you’re looking forward to some sweets with your sweetie, we have some tips to help protect your teeth with dental cleanings.  Sweet Treats and Teeth Who doesn’t love the occasional sweet treat? Chocolates, candies, and many drinks contain a lot of sugar. This sugar provides food for bacteria, which in turn grow in your mouth around the teeth and gums. The ingestion of sweets is a leading cause of cavities in children and adults. So what can you do? The first thing to do is limit your sweets intake. A single piece of candy now and then isn’t bad, but eating a lot leads to problems. The problem happens when pieces of candy become stuck. Many chocolates are sticky, containing nougat,…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Jan 27, 2018

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Fissures Sealants in Houston

A crack in a tooth does more than make you feel self-conscious. Even a small crack can hurt like crazy. These cracks, called “fissures,” are not fun to have. Fortunately, we offer fissures sealants in Houston to repair your teeth without costly repair work. Fissures Sealants in Houston What exactly are fissure sealants? Sealants both help repair and protect teeth from damage. Most of the time, teens get sealants to protect their molars from cavities. The sealants fill the grooves of these rough teeth, making them easier to clean. However, sealants also help fix small cracks in teeth. These small cracks form by sudden trauma, biting something very hard, or even clenching teeth too much. Even a tiny break can be very painful, particularly as the gap expands. When compressed, the gap is closed, as if the tooth were whole. But when your tongue pushes the split apart, or a piece…

. Posted in Dental Bonding Category, Dental Sealants Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . Jan 07, 2018

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Dental Sealants at Your Tanglewood Dentist

Do cavities concern your family? Whether for you or your children, cavities hurt and affect your overall oral health. Fortunately, there are pain-free ways to protect yourself and your family from cavities. In addition to brushing your teeth regularly, dental sealants from your Tanglewood dentist protect teeth for many years. What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants help protect teeth by smoothing out their surface. In most cases, sealants protect the molars of children, however, they also protect adult teeth. Your Tanglewood dentist applies sealants using a gel-like liquid. The liquid fills in the grooves of molars and damaged teeth. These grooves play host to bacteria. The bacteria cling to the deep sections, avoiding the probing bristles of your toothbrush. Your dentist may clear this out with a deep cleaning, but visiting the dentist just twice per year as recommended reduces the effectiveness of this. The purpose of the sealant is to…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . Dec 21, 2017

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Houston Sedation Dentist

Does going to the dentist scare you or your child? It’s very common for people to be afraid of visiting the dentist, but there’s nothing to worry about. One of the biggest fears is experiencing pain, but a Houston sedation dentist helps take the pain away. What is a Houston Sedation Dentist? Sedation dentistry is a method of reducing or eliminating pain during a dental procedure. There are several ways to accomplish this: oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Oral sedation uses prescription pills that numb your senses. The patient takes these before their appointment, and by the time the dentist starts, the mouth feels no pain. This method is best for minor discomfort. Nitrous oxide sedation uses a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen to numb the senses. This is the most common sedative used, and is often referred to as “laughing gas.” The effects of the gas wear…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry Category . Dec 16, 2017

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Seven Turkey Day Tips for your Teeth

Happy Thanksgiving! A lot of people will be filling up on food, family, and friendship today. We have some tips for you to help protect your teeth during your Thanksgiving Day feast. Turkey Turkey is full of protein and makes up the main dish on Thanksgiving Day. That protein is good for your body, providing a lot of energy with little fat. However, turkey has a habit of getting stuck in your teeth as well. When food sticks between your teeth, bacteria gathers and deteriorates the teeth around the food. What can you do to remedy this? After your dinner, use some floss or a floss pick to clear away any stubborn bits of turkey. Cranberry Sauce Cranberries are full of antioxidants and taste amazing. This traditional dish can be a healthy addition to your meal, but most people add sugar to the tart sauce. Between the sugar and the natural acidity…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category . Nov 23, 2017

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Teeth Whitening: Facts vs Fiction

What is teeth whitening? You may have heard people talk about having their teeth whitened, but what does it entail? Do all people need it, or is it just cosmetic? History of Teeth Whitening Whitening your teeth, also known as bleaching them, is a method of altering the shade of your teeth to appear whiter. The practice of teeth whitening is an old one. A Frenchman by the name of Guy de Chauliac devised a method of brightening teeth in the 1300s. He suggested, “Clean the teeth gently with a mixture of honey and burnt salt to which some vinegar has been added.” The acid in the vinegar breaks up tartar and changes the color of the teeth. Vinegar is still used today as a household cleaner, making porcelain and glass shine. In 1877, oxalic acid became the prime whitening agent, and in 1884, peroxide set the bar. Today, dentists…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Nov 14, 2017

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Houston Dental Insurance Coverage

Do you have Houston dental insurance? Did you know we accept most insurances from several providers? And did you know that there are less than 60 days to renew your insurance? The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has changed its window of coverage renewal. Instead of choosing a plan by December 31st, you need to pick a new plan by December 15, 2017. This also affects plans that include dental coverage. Several health insurance provider plans include dental coverage. Some plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), United Healthcare, and others offer dental coverage as part of their base plan. You have until December 15th to use your dental benefits for this year. Houston Dental Insurance Dental insurance is relatively inexpensive. The cost of a single, separate plan is about $20-30 per month. Some health insurance plans incorporate dental coverage into their base plan, as outlined…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category . Nov 08, 2017

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Happy Healthy Halloween!

Today is Halloween, and kids everywhere are excited to go trick or treating. Parents, on the other hand, worry about the sugar intake ruining their kids’ teeth. What can you do to make sure they have a happy healthy Halloween? We have 12 Halloween dentist tips from the American Dental Association to help you out. Sweet Treats One piece of candy a day is not going to be a problem, but eating a lot of sugary treats leads to cavities. According to ADA dentist,Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty, “Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet.” Be sure to limit candy intake! Best Time to Eat Candy There actually is a good time to eat Halloween candy: right after a meal. During meals, saliva production increases, and that saliva neutralizes acids. Bacteria feeding on the sugar from candy produces acid that rots teeth. So,…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Oct 31, 2017