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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