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How to Remove an Object Caught in Your Teeth

October 22, 2023

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Woman picking at her teeth to remove objectNothing is more annoying than having food stuck in your teeth. Whether it’s a piece of popcorn or traces of your steak dinner, it may seem like nothing more than a nuisance. However, it can turn into a dental emergency if you can’t free it. If you have an object stuck between your teeth, don’t panic! Here’s what you can try at home before giving an emergency dentist a call.


Some Must-Know Tips for Better Sleep in the Summer

August 11, 2023

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Woman sleeps

When you think about Summer, you probably think of people engaging in activities like swimming, parasailing, riding bikes, or having fun with friends. What you don’t typically associate with summer is consistently getting a good night’s rest. Sleep can be difficult in the warmer, muggier air, especially if you have sleep apnea. Here are some things that might be keeping you from resting during the summer and some tips to help you get around them.


Is it Okay to Brush Dentures While Using Them?

June 13, 2023

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in the background a set of dentures with a toothbrush and toothpaste in the foreground

Over your lifetime, you likely grew accustomed to brushing your teeth in your mouth regularly in a certain way. Now you have dentures, and it may feel natural to brush them while they are in your mouth the same way you used to brush you teeth. While this healthy habit served you well in the past, is brushing dentures in your mouth really the best approach? Can you brush dentures while they are still in your mouth?


Are Dentures Only for Older Patients?

May 6, 2023

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a closeup of dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular solutions for addressing tooth loss, and the prosthetics have assisted countless generations of patients with missing pearly whites. But one common misconception surrounding them is that they’re just for older patients—but this is far from the truth! It’s true that dentures are often associated with old age, but there’s no age limit on replacing missing teeth; anyone, no matter their age, can and should restore lost teeth, and dentures are a great way to do so. Keep reading to learn more!


Be Wary of the Foods of March

March 1, 2023

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Cupcakes for Mardi Gras, one of several possible March holidays

March is now here, so the first signs of spring are starting to show. You can see that the weather is warming, people are prepping for house cleaning, and so on. Still, this month also brings March holidays with smile-unfriendly foods. These festivities could harm your teeth and gums if you aren’t careful. As such, you’ll want to take steps to keep your pearly whites safe. Luckily, your Houston dentist can help you do so. Here, then, are three tips for enjoying spring celebrations without hurting your smile.


How Your Dentist Can Help You Prepare for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2023

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Young couple on a date

Valentine’s day is almost here, which means that it’s time to start thinking about how you come across to romantic partners. According to one study conducted by the dental survey firm DentaVox, 68% of people have decided not to date someone because of an oral health problem.

If you don’t want your smile to keep you out of the dating game, here are some things you can do to ensure that your oral health is where it needs to be.


4 Ways Get the Most Out of Your Smile with Veneers

January 10, 2023

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a woman revealing her beautiful smile with veneers

While there are many cosmetic dental treatments that can fix flaws in your teeth, veneers are one that can completely transform your smile. The ultra-thin porcelain shells cover the front of your pearly whites, concealing an array of dental issues, including chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshaped teeth. In addition, your new picture-perfect smile with veneers can be completed within two appointments! But how long can you expect your upgraded grin to last? Read on to learn how long you can count on this cosmetic solution and four ways to make the most of them!


3 Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures

November 10, 2022

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Two women decorating a Christmas treeIf you’ve recently replaced your missing teeth with dentures or dental implants, you have a great reason to smile for the holidays. As you gather with friends and family, you’ll be surrounded by many of your favorite seasonal foods. Although your new teeth will closely look and feel natural, you might notice some slight differences when eating certain foods. You can avoid discomfort and embarrassment by skipping 3 popular holiday staples.


Invest in Dental Implants Before Your Insurance Expires

October 14, 2022

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Image of a single dental implantIf you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, this is it! There is still time to use your dental insurance to offset the cost. Contrary to what you might have heard, you can use your coverage to treat tooth loss; however, there are a few things you should know when budgeting for your new smile. 


How Does Dental Insurance Work?

September 4, 2022

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Molar, glasses, calculator, and dental insurance formBrushing and flossing are only half the care your smile needs to stay healthy. Your oral health also relies on regular appointments with a dentist. Dental insurance allows you to benefit from the high-quality services you need for affordable rates. While 156 million Americans have dental insurance, less than 3% of people meet or exceed their annual limits. If you don’t use all your coverage before the end of the year, you can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars that could have been spent on your smile. Dental insurance can be confusing, but don’t throw money down the drain. You pay your premiums every month, so why not use your benefits? Here’s how your coverage works to achieve the healthy smile you deserve.


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