June 6, 2018
Is your filling becoming so large that it just isn’t enough to protect you anymore? Maybe you sustained a dental injury recently and need to restore your cracked tooth. Whatever the case, restorative dental devices like dental crowns can restore the appearances and function of your existing teeth.
Today, your dentist will go over why patients may need a dental crown in Katy, TX, what their purpose is, and what you can expect during the process.
May 30, 2018
Does your smile matter? A recent study shows that one-third of the people you meet will notice the condition of your teeth before anything else at a first-time meeting. One of the best ways to avoid making a bad first impression is to correct your smile with porcelain veneers in Katy, TX. As you read on, you’ll learn about the process and how it can change your life!
April 8, 2018
Unfortunately, not everyone is born with naturally straight teeth, which is among the leading reasons 22% of adults do not like the appearance of their smiles. If you find yourself among those who do not like how their teeth look, you can get the smile of your dreams without brackets and wires. Now, many teens and adults are choosing clear braces in Katy. Using clear aligners, you can get a straight smile in as little as one year without having to worry about the embarrassment of braces.
February 2, 2018
For far too long, you’ve been trapped by the limitations of not having the smile that you desire. It has caused you to withdraw from activities that you’d like to participate in, has damaged your self-esteem and has hindered your ability to interact with other people. But thankfully, through the wonders of cosmetic dentistry, there is help for you with porcelain veneers. But before you have the procedure done your dentist wants you to know what to expect and explain how to care for them, so that you can enjoy your brilliant new smile for years to come.
January 2, 2018
You still remember when you lost your first tooth as a child. You were so excited about the whole event, and the quarter that the tooth fairy left under your pillow was an added perk. Well you’re in a different phase of your life now, where your missing teeth are definitely not celebrated. Instead, it’s a very sad occasion because you know that they won’t miraculously grow again. So you’re looking for a way to restore your smile and your happiness. Your dentist has been working with a method that has been proven to be effective, comfortable and secure – flexible dentures. Learn more about this amazing new option as you read further.
December 14, 2017
When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, it relies on their cleanliness by keeping them free from plaque and tartar. In addition to your home oral hygiene habits, a regular dental cleaning and checkup are equally as important. During your examination, your dentist may suggest a deep cleaning if you have signs of gum disease or tartar accumulations. Now, you can benefit from a more effective cleaning using state-of-the-art technology. With an ultrasonic scaler, you will experience the difference as tartar is easily washed away.
November 19, 2017
Do you want straighter teeth but don’t want to be labeled as a “metal mouth”? You might be thinking about getting Invisalign because it’s an alternative to traditional braces that is still very effective — but that doesn’t put stripes and squares all over your smile. However, it’s good to keep in mind that while Invisalign is most certainly less noticeable than its old school counterpart, it isn’t impossible to see. How can you expect this teeth straightening method to affect your appearance?
January 5, 2017
Regular oral exams are a crucial part of maintaining oral health. In addition to a thorough dental cleaning using professional tools, your dentist can also spot any developing issues. Through dental x-rays and other diagnostic procedures, cavities and other concerns can be spotted as early as possible to minimize any damage. (more…)
May 19, 2016
It’s no secret that flossing is an important part of good oral health. In fact, brushing and flossing are your main tools to remove plaque from your teeth and fight off issues such as gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth decay.
Dentists recommend brushing atleast twice a day. But how often should you floss? (more…)
April 27, 2016
Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. This is important because plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Flossing also helps prevent gum disease and cavities.
What Is The Best Time to Floss—Before or After Brushing?
A Spring 2015 MouthHealthy.org poll asked readers if they brush before or after they floss. The results were close: 53% said they brush before, while 47% said after.
So who’s right? Technically, everyone. The most important thing about flossing is to do it. As long as you do a thorough job, it doesn’t matter when. Pick a time of day when you can devote an extra couple of minutes to your dental care. People who are too tired at the end of the day may benefit from flossing first thing in the morning or flossing after lunch. Others might like to go to bed with a clean mouth.
And don’t forget, children need to floss too! You should be flossing your child’s teeth as soon as he or she has two teeth that touch. Because flossing demands more manual dexterity than very young children have, children are not usually able to floss well by themselves until they are age 10 or 11.
Keep in mind that flossing should not be painful. If you floss too hard, you could damage the tissue between your teeth. If you’re too gentle, you might not be getting the food out. It’s normal to feel some discomfort when you first start flossing, but don’t give up. With daily brushing and flossing, that discomfort should ease within a week or two. If your pain persists, talk to your dentist.
What Should I Use to Floss?
There are several options for cleaning between teeth. You might choose to use dental floss or another product specifically made for this purpose like a dental pick, pre-threaded flosser, tiny brushes that reach between the teeth, water flosser or wooden plaque remover. Ask your dentist how to use them properly to avoid injuring your gums. It could be that you simply need to try another type of dental floss—waxed, unwaxed, thick or comfort floss. Stick with it and you’ll have adopted a healthy habit for life.
Talk to your Katy dentist about what types of oral care products will be most effective for you. Look for products that contain the ADA Seal of Acceptance so you know they have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness.