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How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown?

September 30, 2020

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Dental crown in HoustonCrowns are used for a variety of different reasons in order to protect a weak tooth from becoming more damaged than it already is. Knowing whether or not you need a dental crown can be difficult because there aren’t always obvious signs that you are needing one. Ultimately, it is up to your dentist to decide if dental crowns in Houston would be beneficial for your smile. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and some common reasons that patients need them.


Help Your Child Succeed Academically with a Healthy Smile

August 21, 2020

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Young girl holding a dental mold at dentist in Houston. Your child’s teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. Even though their primary teeth eventually fall out, they serve an important role in your child’s oral health and development. Did you know dental issues can also lead to bad grades? The biggest threat to your child’s smile is tooth decay. While cavities are preventable, at least 20% of children under the age of 11 have at least one that hasn’t been treated. If it’s left brewing in their mouth, it can cause an unexpected visit to their dentist in Houston. You can help prevent toothaches and dental emergencies from interrupting your child’s school year by keeping their smile healthy.

5 Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Whitened

July 8, 2020

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Woman after Zoom! whitening in HoustonDid the years of drinking coffee, tea, and red wine catch up to you? Do you have an exciting event coming up where you want to look your best? Are you wanting your smile to brighten up the room? There are many benefits to Zoom! whitening in Houston that you cannot get from teeth whitening kits over-the-counter. Continue reading to learn why whitening up your smile in the dental office is so worthwhile.


How Spending Time Outside This Summer Can Help You Prevent Gum Disease

June 2, 2020

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woman relaxing outside to prevent gum disease

This summer is vastly different from any other summer that has come before it. Instead of hanging around the community pool or vacationing on the beach, everyone is understandably staying inside to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, you can still take walks outside, provided you maintain a good distance between you and other walkers. There are all kinds of health reasons why you should take regular walks in the sun. One of them is that daily sun exposure can help prevent gum disease. To learn how walking outside can keep your gums healthy, keep reading below.


The Top Reasons to Keep Your Gums Healthy

May 18, 2020

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Stethoscope and heart next to jaw model without periodontal therapy in HoustonWhen you think of a beautiful, healthy smile, you probably think about a dazzling set of pearly whites. However, it takes much more than sparkling teeth to keep your smile in good shape. Healthy gum tissue is essential for good oral health, and it plays a key role in your overall wellbeing as well. Here are the top reasons why you should take excellent care of your gums and what you can do to avoid periodontal therapy in Houston.


Here’s How Dental Practices Are Protecting You During COVID-19

April 22, 2020

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Dentist wears protective equipment to follow covid safety proceduresCovid safety procedures are being added to medical offices around the country. Prior to the outbreak, your dentist’s office was one of the cleanest places you could go to for care. They followed strict sterilization and sanitation procedures to prevent the spread of germs. Now, they are even cleaner thanks to the implementation of additional policies. Read on to find out about steps dental teams are taking to protect their patients while providing their usual services.


Should I Go to the Hospital or Emergency Dentist?

March 26, 2020

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Molar and first aid kit for dental emergencies. Most people never expect dental emergencies to happen to them, but they are more common than you might realize. In fact, research shows every 1 in 6 Americans face a dental emergency annually. While there isn’t any good time for one to happen, it can be especially stressful if it’s during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since many dental practices are closed, where should you go? You might think the ER is the right decision, however, is that really the right choice? Here’s what you should do to stop your pain and save your smile.

How to Make the Most of Your 2019 Dental Insurance Benefits

November 9, 2019

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Every year, millions of Americans leave behind billions of dollars in dental insurance benefits without even realizing it. This is because most dental insurance plans operate on a “use it or lose it” system, meaning that if you don’t use all your benefits by the end of the calendar year, they’ll be gone forever. Do you want to save money and keep your mouth healthy? Then keep reading as we discover why it’s important to use your benefits by seeing your cosmetic dentist before January 1st, 2020.


Love Halloween? Here’s How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

October 29, 2019

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A bucket of candy spilling onto the floor.Halloween is a great way to kickstart the holiday season that’s about to begin. Scary costumes, tasty candy; what’s there not to love for a kid? While free candy and dressing up is always fun for kids, being told that they have a cavity is the last thing you or your child wants to hear. Instead of settling for tooth decay, here’s what you should do this October to protect your child’s teeth, as recommended by a dentist.



How to Get Your Kid’s Smile Ready for the New School Year

August 28, 2019

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little girl with backpack

The new school year is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to make your annual back-to-school checklist for your child. In addition to buying all the right supplies and new clothes, there’s something else you should add to that list, and that’s seeing your children’s dentist in Houston. Here are 3 ways that your dentist can make sure your kid’s smile is ready for the upcoming school year.


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