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Dental Tips To Prevent Spooky Problems This Halloween

Halloween Halloween is right around the corner, which means loads of candy for children and lots of stress and anxiety for parents! It is natural that parents feel anxious when Halloween rolls around, but no need to be scared. We’ve got some great tips and tricks for you to help your children maintain their dental health this Halloween!   Icky Sticky Hard Candy When deciding which candy to give out on Halloween, do your research. It’s important to choose treats which will cause the least damage to teeth. Avoid hard, caramel, and chewy candies. These types of candies can stick to your teeth, thus increasing the chances for cavities to develop. In terms of how bad candy is for your teeth, frequency of exposure is more harmful than quantity. This is why lollipops should be avoided as well. It takes quite a while to finish a lollipop, which means your teeth…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Oct 19, 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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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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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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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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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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What to Use and How to Floss

There is a joke that makes the rounds on the internet about dentists hassling patients about flossing their teeth. We only want to make sure you clear out those tight spaces between your teeth! Any time bacteria collects, it causes damage. The tight spaces between teeth can be difficult to clean with a tooth brush, but flossing gets into those spaces and clears out plaque and bacteria. We’ll lay out some dental floss tips to help your hygiene game. Dental Floss Tips If you’re unsure of how best to utilize floss, we’ll give you a step by step guide. First, you want to cut a strip of floss about 18 inches long. Wrap a small amount around one middle finger and the rest around your other middle finger, leaving about two inches between them. Gently wrap this section of floss around a tooth. Slide the floss up and down in…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Sep 11, 2017

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Kids Sedation Dentistry

When your child has a bad toothache, you want nothing more than for their pain to stop so they can be happy again. And if they are afraid of the dentist thinking it will hurt, they’re less likely to go. You can help your child get the best dental treatment in Houston pain free with kids sedation dentistry. What Is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry is a method of using oral, inhaled, or injected sedatives to reduce pain and calm patients. Sedation comes in the from of a swallowed pill, an inhaled gas, or an IV of stronger sedatives. Oral Sedation – For patients who feel little discomfort, oral sedation is often enough. Your child may take a light pain medication like Advil or Tylenol before their procedure. Sometimes, the dentist will prescribe a much stronger dose instead. Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous oxide is a gas that reduces sensation and calms…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Aug 28, 2017

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Houston Kids Dentist Tips

Ready to bring your little ones to the dentist for the first time? We have some tips for your child’s first visit to a Houston kids dentist. Finding a Houston Kids Dentist When your child’s first tooth comes in or by the time they turn 12 months old, it’s time for their first dental visit. You want to find a Houston kids dentist that: Specializes in treating children (either a pediatric dentist or a family dentist in Houston), Has a welcoming atmosphere and staff, and Offers thorough preventative care for children. It is often more convenient for parents to find a dentist that treats both children and adults. This makes scheduling appointments easier. Additionally, you may want to consider finding a dentist that is close to your child’s potential school or near your workplace or home. First Visit to a Houston Kids Dentist The first visit should not be anything…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Aug 21, 2017

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