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Are Dental X-Rays Really Necessary? 
added on: February 19, 2021

There are certain things you expect when you visit your dentist in Houston — to get a cleaning, a thorough exam, perhaps a filling or two, and occasionally some x-rays. But are dental x-rays actually necessary? After all, if nothing looks wrong or feels wrong, do you really need to… Read More…


Protect Your Gums, Protect Your Heart
added on: February 12, 2021
heart health month

February is the month of hearts. Candy hearts, chocolate hearts, flower hearts, and yes, even our actual hearts. In fact, February is American Heart Health Month, a time when health professionals come together to raise awareness of heart disease and talk about some habits to change to reduce the risk…. Read More…


Before You Open That Bag With Your Teeth, Read This Blog 
added on: January 26, 2021

Just like you can buy sushi from a gas station, you can also use your teeth as tools. However, neither comes highly recommended. And for good reason. While your dentist in Houston isn’t an expert on local sushi, we are experts on teeth. Our teeth are designed to help us… Read More…


Dementia & Dentistry: Decoding the Connection
added on: November 11, 2020
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It may seem odd to hear your dentist in Houston talk about dementia. However, recent research suggests that your dentist may be the person to do just that. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Aging, gum disease may play a key role in the development of… Read More…


Easy Things to Eat After Dental Treatment
added on: October 22, 2020
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What we eat not only affects our overall health but our oral health, too. It’s important to eat well-balanced meals, limit the sugary snacks, and choose fresh fruits and veggies whenever possible. But what exactly do you eat after dental treatment? You can’t chomp on a crunchy carrot very easily… Read More…


Can Facemasks Cause Bad Breath?
added on: October 13, 2020
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Has wearing a facemask caused you to change the way you breathe? Unless you’re a professional painter or a doctor, you’re probably not used to wearing a facemask at all, let alone for extended periods of time. As a result, you’ve probably accidentally started breathing out of your mouth instead… Read More…


Current Stress & Oral Health
added on: September 23, 2020
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Over the past couple of months, you may have been feeling more stressed out than usual, and rightfully so. Our lives have changed, some dramatically, and there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future and a bigger focus on staying healthy than maybe ever before. But believe it or not,… Read More…


Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures? 
added on: September 15, 2020
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Nobody wants to experience tooth loss, but the truth is, millions of Americans are missing one or even all of their teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. While tooth loss can be caused by any number of things such as gum disease, trauma, or decay, your dentist in… Read More…


Is Soy Milk Good For Teeth?
added on: August 26, 2020
woman with glass of milk

It probably comes as no surprise to hear your dentist in Houston talk about all of the oral health benefits associated with drinking milk. But not all milk is created equal when it comes to building strong and healthy teeth. In fact, one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s… Read More…


What Causes Dry Mouth?
added on: August 11, 2020
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Nobody enjoys the feeling of a dry mouth or all of the side effects that go along with it. The desert-dry feeling, the stickiness of your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and of course the bad breath are all related to a dry mouth. But dry mouth is… Read More…


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