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.(more…)
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Be Wary of the Foods of March
March 1, 2023
How Your Dentist Can Help You Prepare for Valentine’s Day
February 12, 2023
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.(more…)
4 Ways Get the Most Out of Your Smile with Veneers
January 10, 2023
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!(more…)
3 Holiday Foods to Avoid with Dentures
November 10, 2022
If 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
If 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
Brushing 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.
5 Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies
August 10, 2022
Every year around this time, kids around the country begin preparing to return to school. While this often includes buying new clothes and school supplies, there is one aspect of back-to-school prep that shouldn’t be overlooked: your little one’s oral health. To help your child prevent dental emergencies during the new school year, read on to learn five helpful oral health and hygiene tips.(more…)
Cosmetic Dentistry for Kids and Teens
July 11, 2022
Valued at over $23 billion in 2018, it’s undeniable that the global cosmetic dentistry market brings in a ton of money each year. This is because many people are unsatisfied with their smiles and want to achieve beautiful beams that boost their confidence in their pearly whites. Children and teens aren’t exempt from the desire to achieve a gorgeous grin.
With the entire internet full of influencers with bright, white, and uniform smiles, it makes sense that they’d want to look like their favorite internet stars. If your little one is interested in cosmetic dentistry, read on to learn about a few treatments that are safe for them to get.(more…)
Should I Whiten My Teeth With Charcoal?
May 17, 2022
You’ve probably heard of activated charcoal if you’re considering DIY teeth whitening. On social media and elsewhere, the material is hyped as a miracle whitener that can give you instant results with low cost and effort. But Internet forums and word-of-mouth aren’t exactly reliable, fact-checked sources. Should you trust what you’re hearing and get in on this trend?
As it turns out, claims of charcoal’s whitening effects are greatly exaggerated. See for yourself in this summary on activated charcoal — its traits, risks, and why to get professional whitening instead.(more…)
Struggling with Bad Breath? Here’s the Cause and How You Can Fix It
April 6, 2022
Yuck! How can this be? You brushed your teeth before leaving for work this morning, but your breath still smells. You have an important meeting with your boss in a few minutes and you just used your last mint. What could be causing your bad breath?
Your mouth smells for a reason, but it may not be what you would expect. Here are some of the causes of bad breath and the best ways you can stop it in its tracks.(more…)