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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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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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Which is Better Dentist or Orthodontist? Do I Need to See Both?

Picking a dentist is hard enough but when it comes to making the decision about when to see a dentist or an orthodontist, it can get confusing. The good news is, there is really no need to decide which is better dentist or orthodontist. It really does depend on your needs. When a doctor studies orthodontics, they first become a dentist like Dr. Rubab Mirza of Naba Dental. Then they study orthodontics, defined as the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws, including the use of braces. Here are some important things to keep in mind when deciding which is better dentist or orthodontist for you. If you have what you consider to be normal teeth and a normal bite when you are chewing your food, and your major needs are regular cleanings and occasional fillings, you will be fine with Dr. Mirza or your traditional family dentist practicing pediatric…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category, Oral Health . Sep 15, 2017

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Kids Dental Sealants in Houston

When your children start getting their molars, it’s time to consider kids dental sealants. Dental sealants protect teeth from developing cavities by smoothing out rough surfaces. How exactly does it work? Kids Dental Sealants What are kids dental sealants? The sealant is a gel like substance that fills the grooves of teeth, especially the molars. Molars have rough surfaces to aid in grinding up food for easier digestion. These rough surfaces also play host to bacteria, however. Bacteria gathers in the low spots of the grooves, just out of reach of toothbrushes. Here, it produces plaque (bacterial waste) to further protect itself. Uncleared plaque hardens to form tartar, also called calculus within a couple days. Tartar is much harder to remove. The purpose of dental sealants is to smooth out these rough surfaces and make them easier to clean with a toothbrush. Your Houston kids dentist spreads a bit of…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . Sep 04, 2017

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Kids Dentist Sealants Protect Teeth

Have your children begun their double-digit years? This is a major milestone for parents as their children are growing up and will soon be young adults. This is also around the time that their molars are coming in. Around this age, they should get kids dentist sealants. What are Kids Dentist Sealants? Sealants are a type of malleable gel that fills in the grooves of teeth, making them smoother. By applying kids dentist sealants when their molars come in, they will be easier to clean. The purpose of molars is to grind food for easier digestion. To accomplish this, they generally have a rough surface. However, this rough surface can hide bacteria that is difficult to clean with a toothbrush. Sealants make these surfaces smoother and easier to clean. If not properly cleaned, bacteria clings to the grooves of molars and build up plaque. If left unchecked, this erodes the enamel protecting the…

. Posted in Dental Sealants Category, Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings Category . May 26, 2017

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What are Dental Sealants for Kids?

Cavities seem to be an ever-present danger to our children. They can form from consuming too much sugar and not exercising enough oral hygiene. However, reducing sugar and increasing oral care are not always enough. Fortunately, dental sealants for kids are one of the best ways to prevent cavities from affecting your child. Dental sealants from your Memorial dentist are a painless application of a compound that protects their teeth from decay. How Dental Sealants for Kids Help Prevent Cavities Dental sealants help fill in gaps, pits, fissures, and grooves in teeth, making them smoother. All of our teeth may get little indentations or grooves at some point, but the molars are the most common. On the top of the molars, which grind food down to a more manageable size, is a rough surface. This rough surface aids in grinding down the food. Unfortunately, this rough surface means there are a…

. Posted in Kids Dentist Category, Sealants and Fillings CategoryTagged . Nov 30, 2016

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Why Dentistry for Kids in Houston is Important

We’ve mentioned quite a bit about dentistry for kids and seeing a pediatric dentist in Houston as soon as their first tooth comes in, but why is it so important? If a child’s teeth are just going to fall out on their own when their adult teeth come in, why should you take so many precautions to protect the baby teeth? There are several reasons why your child’s baby teeth are important. First and foremost, you want your child to be comfortable when they chew food or drink liquids. Painful teeth are no fun at any age. Beyond that, a number of potential diseases can be prevented by taking care of young teeth. Importance of Baby Teeth Your child’s baby teeth, also called primary teeth, provide the base alignment of their adult teeth that will come in later in life. Keeping the baby teeth aligned properly helps develop and maintain…

. Posted in Kids Dentist Category, Pediatric Dentistry CategoryTagged , . Nov 09, 2016

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How Safe is Kids Sedation Dentistry in Houston?

Is your child nervous about visiting the dentist for an upcoming procedure? Perhaps you’ve heard about sedation dentistry being used as a method to help keep them calm and relaxed. Just like any parent, you may be concerned about the use of sedation for dental procedures at a kids dentist in Houston. What are the risks? How safe is it? What does sedation dentistry in Houston entail? Risks of Sedation Dentistry The main risks from sedation dentistry stem from the side effects. Patients, both children and adult, may experience dizziness, nausea, and sleepiness after using sedation. As a result, the patient should not return to work or school right after a procedure. The best course of action is to return home and rest. How Safe is Sedation Dentistry in Houston? Above all else, sedation dentistry is very safe. In order for a dental office to use sedation, the dentist or…

. Posted in Kids Dentist Category, Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged , . Oct 24, 2016

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Dentistry for Kids at Home in Houston

Do you know the best methods for protecting your child’s teeth at home? Preserve and protect developing teeth by administering the right care at home. Even simply brushing a child’s teeth in the wrong way can lead to negative outcomes. Your Houston pediatric dentist has tips for taking care of your kids’ teeth at home. Cleaning Baby Teeth When your baby’s first teeth come in, you may automatically start cleaning them with a regular toothbrush. However, developing teeth are more sensitive and need to be cleaned with a soft bristled toothbrush to prevent damage to them. Any damage from stiff bristles could form grooves where bacteria can gather. Pediatric dentists recommend using a toothbrush that is specifically designed for infants and their teeth should be cleaned at least once per day, preferably at bedtime. When to Start Using Toothpaste You can start using toothpaste as soon as teeth erupt (break…

. Posted in Kids Dentist CategoryTagged , . Oct 14, 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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