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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Help! My Dental Bridge Fell Out

July 31, 2022

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Woman covering her mouth with handA dental bridge serves as a long-term solution to treat consecutive tooth loss. It’s held in place by cementing dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your new teeth will stay in place. You might never expect them to fall out, but it’s not uncommon. Although every situation differs, bridges and crowns last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced. If your dental bridge fell out, don’t panic! Here’s what you should do until you can see your dentist.

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Benefits of Summer Wisdom Tooth Removal

June 6, 2022

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Impacted wisdom toothIf you’ve been putting off having your wisdom teeth removed, there isn’t any better time than the present to schedule your extractions. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to invest in your dental health. Life tends to slow down, and there are plenty of other perks to having them extracted before summer ends. Here are 5 reasons to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation

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How Your Diet Should Change with Veneers

May 11, 2022

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person with porcelain veneers smiling

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the entire front surface of the teeth. To ensure that they properly adhere and blend with the rest of your pearly whites, a thin layer of enamel has to be removed. Since this is a permanent change, it’s important to make sure that this treatment option is right for you. Additionally, though veneers are durable and highly stain resistant, that doesn’t mean that they can’t become damaged or discolored over time. To make sure that your new smile lasts as long as possible, changing your diet a bit is one of the most effective things you can do. Read on to learn about three diet changes that can help.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Root Canal

April 13, 2022

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Dentist performing root canal

If you’re like most people, the thought of getting a root canal may fill you with dread. If gossip is anything to go by, the procedure is annoying at best and painful at worst. It makes sense, given this reputation, that many decide to put off root canal therapy even if their dentist has highly recommended it.

Unfortunately, delaying a root canal will lead to more pain than the actual dental treatment. To learn why that’s the case, here’s a guide to what happens when you put off a much-needed root canal!

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What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

March 15, 2022

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person resting on couch after getting a root canal

A root canal is a procedure that strikes fear in the hearts of many, but it isn’t nearly as bad as you may think. In fact, root canals are virtually painless. This procedure is done when a tooth is severely decayed and removing the infected pulp, which is the inside of the tooth, is the only way to save it from extraction. Since this includes removing the nerves, it actually stops the pain, not causes it. If you recently learned that you need to get a root canal, here’s what you can expect during recovery.

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Why Would I Need a Bone Graft to Get a Dental Implant?

February 4, 2022

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3D illustration of bone graft

Tooth loss is a common issue that affects millions of Americans throughout the country. Fortunately, losing a tooth doesn’t mean you need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option because of their numerous benefits. However, some patients need a bone graft before they can have dental implants placed. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Tomball about why this is sometimes necessary.

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