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Don’t Get Caught With Cavities This Halloween!

October 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 10:01 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 7:53 pm

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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A Dentist Discusses Why Sports Drinks Are Bad for Your Teeth

July 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 8:31 pm

sports drinks

We’ve all heard that sugar will rot our teeth. But we never seem to consider that it can happen with sports and energy drinks. While these drinks may be an excellent way to rehydrate after a big game, they aren’t so excellent on your teeth. They can coat your teeth in sugar and acid, hurting your oral health as well as your athletic performance. Keep reading as a dentist talks about the detriments of sports drinks.

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4 Reasons Why You Should See a Family Dentist

July 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 8:28 pm

little girl with toothbrush

We all lead busy lives these days, especially parents. From taking your young one to school, sports games, music practice, and friends’ houses, you’ve already got a lot to deal with. Don’t add to that stress by taking your child to a separate dentist. Save yourself some time and energy by taking them to a family dentist. Read on to learn 4 benefits of seeing a family dentist.

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Your Dentist Says Stick to These 7 Habits for Good Oral Health

June 10, 2019

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woman flossing

We all know that brushing and flossing are important for our oral health. But did you know there are other ways to take care of your mouth? That’s right, having good oral health is about more than brushing and flossing. A dentist is here to talk about 7 habits you should get into for great oral health.

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Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth and What Does It Mean for My Oral Health?

June 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — katyfamilydentists @ 3:09 pm

Wincing woman holding ice creamAccording to a study commissioned by The Journal of the American Dental Association, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans suffer from sensitive teeth. This affliction is caused by a number of reasons, from a natural condition to a crack in your tooth. While avoiding certain foods is a simple solution to ease the pain, it’s best not to ignore the symptoms. In this post, you’ll learn how sensitive teeth can signal an upcoming dental emergency.

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