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Preventative and Reactive Protection with Sealants and Fillings

Sealants and Fillings Healthy teeth are able to protect themselves from bacteria and decay thanks to a protective covering of enamel on the outermost part of the tooth. You restore this protective covering when you brush your teeth and use mouth rinse. Flossing removes particles that could lead to decay if left in one spot for too long. Sometimes, they may need an extra level of protection or some restoration in the form of sealants and fillings, respectively. Sealants Sealing teeth is a preventative measure to protect against decay. Even if teeth are well taken care of can be at risk of decay. The tops of molars have divots and gaps for grinding and tearing food when we chew. These little crevices can be very difficult to clean with a toothbrush and mouth rinse. Bacteria tends to collect in these areas since they are tougher to clean. Sealants fill in the…

. Posted in Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . Jun 23, 2016

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Faster and Fewer Procedures with Houston Sedation Dentistry

Do you or your kids hesitate to visit the dentist? Not fond of the cleanings, scaling, or other procedures? You’re not alone! The dentist is often a scary place for children and adults alike. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this fear. Building a trusting relationship with your dentist early on in life will ease fears. Others, however, are not easily swayed. That’s where sedation dentistry can be most useful. Sedation Dentistry Benefits Sedation dentistry in Houston is a very common practice. The American Dental Association endorses the use of sedation thanks to its effectiveness. It reduces stress and speeds up procedures. Anxious patients feel much more at ease by using sedation dentistry. Minor procedures like cleaning can be sped up through the use of sedation. The primary function of sedation dentistry is to calm the patient. They feel more relaxed and far less likely to make sudden movements during…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Jun 23, 2016

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Onset and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a very common affliction of the gums caused by poor hygiene. Not taking care of your teeth allows bacteria to collect and wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, wearing away the protective coatings and damaging tissue beneath. People with periodontitis may experience tender or painful gums, swelling, changing of color, and in some cases, bleeding. Early Stages Periodontal disease generally starts out with gingivitis. The Gingivitis often manifests in the form of bleeding gums. Usually, this occurs after brushing one’s teeth or eating food with jagged edges or rough surfaces. The gums usually aren’t painful or tender to the touch, but in more advanced stages, they can be. The onset of gingivitis is caused by poor oral hygiene. Regular brushing removes plaque from the teeth and restores protective minerals. This occurs along the surface of the teeth, even up to and just under the gum…

. Posted in periodontitisTagged . Jun 15, 2016