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How Safe is Houston Sedation Dentistry ?

Do you wonder about the safety of using sedation dentistry in Houston? Are there any side effects? What happens while you’re sedated? These are all legitimate questions. There are people who outright refuse to use sedation, and it may be for a number of reasons. They may not like how they feel afterward, they don’t like to use sedatives even in a clinical setting, or they may just not feel like they need it. However, if you decide to use sedation dentistry in Houston, you can rest easy knowing it is safe. What Sedation Dentistry Does The primary reason for using sedation dentistry is to calm and relax a patient while also reducing discomfort. There are several dental procedures where sedation is completely unnecessary, such as cleanings and sealing teeth. Even in these easy procedures, some patients may still feel anxious, and a low amount of sedation is enough to…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged , . Sep 28, 2016

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Questions for your Pediatric Dentist

What are some of the most common questions for taking care of a child’s teeth? There are so many aspects to caring for children, and it can be mind boggling trying to keep up with everything all at once. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has a list of some of the most common questions regarding dentistry for kids and questions to ask your pediatric dentist in Houston. When should I bring my child in for their first pediatric dentist appointment? Children should visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth comes in, but no later than their first birthday. How often should my child see a pediatric dentist? Just like with adults, children should see a dentist every six months. How should I clean my baby’s teeth? Use a small headed, soft bristled toothbrush to remove plaque once per day before bedtime. How should I help my child…

. Posted in Kids Dentist CategoryTagged , . Sep 22, 2016

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Do You Know When it’s Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is a common preventative measure for overall oral health. Wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles or become impacted. Impacted teeth either haven’t breached the gum line entirely or at all. When this occurs, complications may arise, including pain, excess tooth wear, and infections. Signs It’s Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal Ideally, you should have your teeth checked every 6 months, and your Houston dentist should inspect your wisdom teeth before the age of 20. Wisdom teeth are easier to remove at an earlier age because patients have a higher healing rate and the teeth are just generally more difficult to remove as the patient ages. If you haven’t kept up with regular dental visits, there are some signs to look for regarding your wisdom teeth. Of course, any pain is a definite red flag. Tooth pain is not really something to take lightly. Your body tells you…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Sep 22, 2016

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Pediatric Dentistry Warnings About Oral Piercings

Do you have or know a teen who wants to get a piercing? It may not be uncommon for kids wanting to get their ears pierced, but teenage oral piercing seems to be a growing trend. This is worrisome for dentists in pediatric dentistry practices. Piercings are a form of self-expression. However, there are risks that come with piercings. Causes of Infection Any kind of piercing can lead to an infection, whether it’s ears, belly button, or oral. Bacteria present at the piercing site can cause the infection. The average human mouth is home to millions of bacteria, and a piercing is essentially an open wound filled with a metal decoration. This open wound makes it easy for bacteria to get under the tissue and cause an infection. Additional Pediatric Dentistry Issues with Piercings Piercings, as well as tongue splitting, often cause a lot of swelling. When a person pierces…

. Posted in Kids Dentist Category, Pediatric Dentistry CategoryTagged . Sep 17, 2016

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Fixing Shifted Teeth with Dental Bridges Treatment in Houston

Losing a tooth can make people feel self conscious about the appearance of their teeth, impair their ability to speak or chew, and can actually lead to more missing teeth, infections, or other issues. A dental bridge treatment restores the lost tooth and prevents the shifting of teeth. How the Alignment of Teeth Affects Your Health All of the teeth in your mouth are aligned a very specific and unique way. The shape of your mouth and your bite affect the locations of each individual tooth. As a result. when a tooth falls out, the teeth surrounding it may shift to close the gap. Closing this gap is your body’s way of filling an empty space. Unfortunately, this can cause your teeth to become misaligned and not fit as well with the other teeth. The shifting teeth can also expose more of the roots, making the teeth more susceptible to…

. Posted in Dental Bridge CateghoryTagged . Sep 17, 2016