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What Exactly Happens During a Root Canal? 
added on: January 17, 2024

The mere mention of a root canal can send shivers down the spine of even the bravest individuals. It’s a dental procedure often associated with pain and discomfort, but understanding what exactly happens during a root canal can help demystify this common dental treatment. Your dentist in Houston understands the… Read More…


November is Mouth Cancer Action Month
added on: November 6, 2023

November is a special month for many reasons. We come together for all of the Thanksgiving festivities, enjoy the last moments of fall, and begin feeling the anticipation of the holiday season. But there’s another special reason November is important – it’s Mouth Cancer Action Month. This annual event, organized… Read More…


Purple Toothpaste Myths & Facts
added on: October 26, 2023

When it comes to teeth whitening, we’re constantly bombarded with advertisements for various products that promise to deliver dazzling results. One product that has garnered some attention in recent years is purple toothpaste. You may have heard claims that using purple toothpaste can whiten your teeth effectively, but is this… Read More…


How Do You Stop Grinding Your Teeth?
added on: August 17, 2023

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or headache, or have noticed that your teeth appear shorter and worn down, you may be dealing with tooth grinding, scientifically known as bruxism. You’re not alone. Millions of individuals deal with tooth grinding discomfort every day, and to make matters… Read More…


World Oral Health Day – Be Proud Of Your Mouth
added on: March 20, 2023

World Oral Health Day is celebrated annually worldwide on March 20th. It’s coordinated by the FDI World Dental Federation, which is an organization that represents over a million dentists all around the globe. The main purpose of this event is to promote awareness about just how important oral health is… Read More…


How Serious is Sleep Apnea? 
added on: August 20, 2022

There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep that leaves you rejuvenated in the morning. But unfortunately, those with sleep apnea can wake up feeling groggy and go the whole day battling sleepiness. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects an estimated 22 million Americans. If left untreated, it… Read More…


How To Tell If You Need to See a Dentist in Houston
added on: April 7, 2022
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A common rule in the dental world is that all patients should see the dentist at least every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. However, according to researchers at the CDC, nearly 40% of American adults haven’t been to the dentist in the past year. The truth is, preventive… Read More…


Why Do I Have Pain Following a Filling?
added on: December 28, 2021
woman with tooth pain

Thanks to our fantastic training and technology, when you see your dentist in Houston for a dental filling, you most likely won’t experience any pain or discomfort. However, all patients, their mouths, and pain tolerance levels are different, so what you experience or how you’re feeling post-filling might be different… 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…


Does Asthma Cause Cavities?
added on: May 13, 2020
asthma inhaler

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in America and affects approximately 25 million Americans. While asthma mainly affects the lungs and respiratory system, your dentist in Houston knows that there is also a lesser-known connection between asthma and problems with oral health.    A Look at the Research… Read More…


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