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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

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The Best Place for Periodontal Disease Treatment Houston

You may know it, but there is a good chance you experienced gum disease at some point in your life. In fact, almost half of all Americans have some level of gum disease. That number increases to 70% for seniors. Don’t let that discourage you, though, as early stages — which are most common — are the easiest to treat. What can you do to get the best periodontal disease treatment Houston? Knowing the Signs of Periodontal Disease The first step to treating periodontal disease is to know when you have it. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, and it is the most easily treated. Gingivitis causes puffy gums and the occasional bleeding of the gums. To treat gingivitis, you usually need not do more than increasing your oral hygiene regimen. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice per day, preferably after meals. If necessary, your Houston…

. Posted in Gingivitis Treatment in Houston, Periodontal Disease Category, Periodontal Disease Treatment Category, periodontitis . Oct 24, 2017

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Dental Crown Helps Your Smile

What can a dental crown do for your smile? There are several uses for a dental crown, some cosmetic, some practical. But, the bottom line is that dental crowns help your smile. Whether you’ve had a bad cavity or a fractured tooth, dental crowns restore the look and function of a tooth. The Fresh Look of a New Dental Crown Our teeth are very durable, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Teeth fracture from too much stress, such as biting a very hard piece of food, like popcorn seeds or ice. Cavities and root canal infections destroy a tooth from the inside. The tooth weakens over time and eventually breaks. Accidents fracture and even chip teeth. But this damaged tooth doesn’t need to be a permanent look. A brand new dental crown revitalizes your look and renews the function of the tooth. Don’t suffer from the pain of a damaged…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Oct 12, 2017

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Houston Family Dentist

Looking for the best Houston family dentist? Look no further! Naba Dental treats patients of all ages with the best care and the latest technology. Everything from checkups to dental bridges and fillings help protect your whole family’s teeth. The Best Dental Care from The Friendliest Dentist Dr. Rubab Mirza cares about her family, her patients, and her community. Being a dentist is more than a job to her. It is a way to help her community continue to be healthy throughout their lives. How does she ensure the health and well-being of her community? She is very active in her children’s school, promoting healthy teeth and gums with parents and kids alike. Therefore, when families need dental care, they know where to turn. And Dr. Mirza provides the best care in the Galleria area of Houston. Naba Dental promotes the use of dental insurance to families as a way of…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category . Oct 04, 2017

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National Dental Hygiene Month

Next week begins October, a time of changing leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkins, and dental hygiene. That’s right, October is National Dental Hygiene Month. And amidst all the pumpkin spice lattes, be sure to keep your teeth and gums healthy! American Dental Hygienists Association The ADHA was founded in 1923 and represents over 185,000 registered dental hygienists in the United States. During the month of October, we focus on these pillars of dental health support. Take pride in your dental hygiene and thank dental hygienists for their hard work! Why do we want you to take pride in dental hygiene? First and foremost, we want you to be healthy. Healthy teeth and gums contribute to your overall health. However, we also know that a healthy smile makes people feel good. You’ll smile your brightest when you are confident in your smile. Dental hygienist help clean your mouth, removing plaque and bacteria…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Sep 26, 2017

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Houstonians Bunny Hop to Good Dental Health With These Garden Tips

Gardens Help Houston Kids Bunny Hop to Good Dental Health If too many trips to those Galleria-area candy boutiques is now sending you to your Galleria family dentist, take a lesson from Dr. Rubab Mirza and chase away the dental bunny blues with Peter Cottontail’s favorite garden fresh treats – garden fresh seasonal vegetables, vegetables, and fruits. Holiday Sweets Mean Special Care for Teeth No matter what spring holiday you celebrate, sugary treats are fun for the family but you should brush soon after eating them to ensure bacteria does not form not matter how old you are. Desserts are the obvious culprit during celebrations, but did you know that pasta and bread can also create dangerous levels of bacteria in the mouth? Milk and acidic foods also cause problems by eating away at tiny cracks in the enamel and allowing cavities to form in the teeth. This allows cracks…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category . Sep 18, 2017