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Traveling for the Holidays? 5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Happy

December 21, 2019

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Smiling woman in holiday hatIf you’re planning on traveling this time of year, you’re not the only one! AAA reports that nearly 112.5 million Americans will be traveling by plane, train, or car for the holidays. Between packing your bags and buying gifts, have you planned on taking care of your oral health? The holidays and traveling can both be tough on your teeth, and it takes more than just packing your toothbrush to protect that holly jolly smile! So if you’re traveling this time of year, avoid a trip to your emergency dentist and keep that happy holiday smile healthy with these 5 simple tips!

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Regain Your Confidence and Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 7, 2019

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Confident man with improved smileAre your teeth keeping you from feeling confident? A recent study conducted by the Oral Health Foundation discovered that the more people liked their smile, the more self-confidence they reported. On the other hand, surveys from Bupa (an international healthcare group) discovered an overwhelming 81% of participants believed that their teeth looked unattractive in photographs. Additionally, more than a quarter of participants even said they purposefully hide their smiles when taking pictures that will be posted on social media. Does that sound familiar? If you want to regain your confidence, start with improving your smile! Your cosmetic dentist can give you a beautiful smile that boots your confidence and influences every area of your life.

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Are You Hurting Your Teeth While Treating Your Cold?

November 16, 2019

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Sick woman surrounded by tissuesWhen you catch the flu or a nasty cold, it’s hard to think about anything else. Feeling miserable because of your symptoms can ruin your work, plans with family or friends, and your sleep. Getting over your sickness often becomes top priority very quickly. While you might be familiar with the side effects of your go-to cold and flu medications, do you know how they impact your oral health? There’s a chance your quest to get healthier is damaging your teeth. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about keeping both you and your teeth healthy this season.

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Are You Cavity-Prone? What’s Putting You at a Higher Risk for Cavities

November 5, 2019

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pained woman with cavity touching cheek You’re feeling pretty confident as you walk into your dentist’s office. For the past few weeks you’ve been brushing your teeth twice a day for a full two minutes, just like your dentist asked you to. You even used mouthwash last night! You sit down in the chair to show off your pearly whites. The dentist pokes around your teeth for a few moments before sitting back and breaking the bad news: you have a cavity!

The truth is, you could brush your teeth twice every single day, floss every hard to reach spot, and use mouthwash until your tongue turns blue, but you might still be in danger of getting a cavity. Find out what you might be doing to put yourself at a higher risk for getting cavities, and what to do about it.

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Don’t Get Caught With Cavities This Halloween!

October 30, 2019

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A bucket of candy spilling onto the floor.There are few holidays more fun than Halloween. Dressing up with your child as your favorite character, real or fictional, and going around the neighborhood is a great way to meet the neighbors in person and get free candy while doing so. Of course, free candy is great until you’re told that your child has a cavity that needs to be filled. The good news is there are ways to avoid dental problems before they appear. To get started, here are some Halloween candy tips to keep in mind!

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Are Receding Gums Normal?

October 11, 2019

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elderly couple smiling

Change that occurs gradually over time can be hard to notice, especially when it happens to us and not someone else. This is also especially true if this change occurs in the mouth, since we don’t often spent time gazing at our own mouths in the mirror. That’s why, if you pick out a problem like gum recession, serious damage has already been done. Your dentist is here to talk about whether gum recession is normal, and what you should do if you notice it.

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5 Dangers of DIY Braces

September 30, 2019

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dental billsAfter countless bloggers and YouTube personalities brought DIY braces into the spotlight, people started believing that they could straighten their own teeth using household items and save themselves from the financial burden of costly orthodontics. Little did they know that they would have even more expensive bills from their dentist because of all the oral health problems they would develop. Here are five dangers of DIY braces you should know before you make the grave mistake of trying to straighten your own teeth. (more…)

4 Ways to Keep Hot Drinks From Harming Your Teeth This Fall

September 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 6:19 pm

mug of hot cocoaFall is officially here! Which means you’ll be spending plenty of time at the apple cider mill and pumpkin patch sipping on hot drinks to keep you warm. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they get you in the mood for the festive season. Instead of letting them wreak havoc on your pearly whites and keep you from wanting to smile in your holiday family pictures, follow these four tips below. That way, you can enjoy the season without spending it in the dentist’s office. (more…)

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Which Is Right for You?

August 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 6:51 pm

woman holding braces and aligner

Every time you look in the mirror, your crooked teeth bother you more and more. You want them to be straight, but you’re not sure whether braces or Invisalign would be better for you. Fortunately, we’ve put together this guide to help you make the right decision. Read on to learn the pros and cons of both options.

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3 Reasons for Your Child to See Their Dentist Before School Starts

August 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 6:48 pm

little boy in dental chair

Summer may be in full swing, but as every parent knows, it’s almost time to start making those back-to-school checklists. While it’s important to make sure your son or daughter has all the school supplies that they need, it’s also crucial that their oral health is in tip-top shape for the upcoming school year. Since you’re already making a list anyway, why not add “seeing the dentist” to that list? Read on below to learn 3 reasons why it’s important for your child to see their dentist before school starts.

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