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Pickles, Are They a Dill-emma For Your Teeth?

November 17, 2023

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A woman eating a pickle for good dental health

For pickle enthusiasts, the satisfying crunch and tangy flavor make them an irresistible snack or condiment. But have you ever wondered about the impact of pickles on your dental health? While pickles can be a tasty addition to your plate, their low pH balance raises questions about their potential to erode your teeth!

If you want to delve into the barrel of pickle perils, continue reading. You’ll learn more about pickles and weigh the potential risks against some surprising benefits.

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You Can Speak Like a Pirate, but You Don’t Want Teeth Like a Pirate

September 13, 2023

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Black flag with skull and crossbones

It might sound like fun to live a life of swashbuckling, island-hopping, and hanging out with parrots, but all the scurvy, sugarcane, and lack of running water on pirate ships can take a toll on a sailor’s dental health. In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day this month, here are some fun facts about why oral health problems were so common among pirates and why you should treasure your dentist’s hygiene advice.

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Helpful Ways to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

July 28, 2023

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A smiling young woman on a beach flashing a peace sign

If you haven’t noticed, Texas is facing an intense heat wave. Many of its cities are reporting record-breaking spans of triple-digit temperatures. Given these facts, you truly must protect your lips from the sun. You’ll end up with sunburns or even oral cancer otherwise. Still, maybe you don’t know how to go about this protection. Fortunately enough, your local Tomball dentist has a few pointers. Here are some ways you can protect your lips from overly-intense sunlight.

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4 Reasons for Removing a Tooth that Doesn’t Hurt 

May 26, 2023

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a woman having her tooth removed

Attending your dental appointments is essential to your oral health. Most of the time, they are routine checkups or taking care of a dental issue that needs to be addressed. However, there are certain circumstances where your dentist may tell you that you need to have a tooth extracted. You may find that shocking if you were not experiencing any pain in the tooth. Read on to learn four reasons a tooth needs to be removed even if it doesn’t hurt.

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Must-Haves for Your Dental Emergency Kit

March 26, 2023

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First aid kit for dental emergenciesYou probably have bandaids, antiseptics, and peroxide handy to treat minor injuries at home, but do you have a first aid kit for your smile? 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. You might not expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared, just in case. Here are a few must-haves to include in your oral health emergency kit.

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5 Myths About Root Canals, Debunked!

January 3, 2023

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patient learning about root canal myths from dentist

If you have a tooth that is severely infected, regular cavity treatment will no longer be enough to repair it. In this case, a root canal will be necessary. This treatment is used to remove the infected tissue and has a 95% success rate. Even so, root canal therapy is the most feared dental treatment by many people. this is due largely to misconceptions about the procedure. To help ease your worries, read on as we debunk five myths about root canals.

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Beverages and Oral Health: Drinks That Harm Your Smile

November 18, 2022

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dark soda bubbling in a glass

There are many drinks that hold memories of good times for a lot of people. Whether it’s stopping by a convenience store on a road trip or relaxing poolside on a hot summer day, many beverages hold some form of nostalgia. Others help you decompress after a long day or wake up enough to do it all again. Unfortunately, not all these drinks are good for your smile. Continue reading to learn about how beverages and oral health are related as well as five that can harm your smile.

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Oral Bacteria: How Many Live in Your Mouth?

October 28, 2022

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dentist talking to patient about oral bacteria

Bacteria are microorganisms that can be found everywhere. They’re in the food we eat, in the plants we keep, and in different parts of the body, including the mouth. As abundant as bacteria are in the world around us, many people aren’t aware that not all bacteria are bad for you. In fact, there are oral bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth. Though some of these are the causes of gum disease or cavities, others can help keep your body healthy and functioning as intended. Continue reading to learn about how many oral bacteria the average person has in their mouth as well as how they impact your smile.

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Can You Get Dental Implants After Menopause?

September 3, 2022

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Older woman at dentistAs you approach your golden years, your body undergoes various changes. Besides gray hair and a few wrinkles, women also reach the end of their reproductive years. Unfortunately, menopause can increase your risk of tooth loss because your bones can weaken from hormonal changes. Although teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, 1 in 5 adults over the age of 65 have suffered complete tooth loss. You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile because of a natural event. You can still benefit from the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. However, there are a few things you should know about getting dental implants after menopause.

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4 Common Causes of One-Sided Jaw Pain

August 12, 2022

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Woman with jaw pain on one sideIf you have jaw pain on one side, it can be alarming. Whether the discomfort came on quickly or has worsened gradually, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Various factors contribute to jaw pain. Although most situations aren’t anything serious, your quality of life can be affected by the discomfort. You don’t want to ignore the problem for too long. Here are a few of the most common causes of one-sided jaw pain. 

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