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Why Is There Fluoride in Drinking Water?

September 2, 2020

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Fluoridated drinking water

You probably know by now that fluoride is often added in small amounts to community water sources in the United States and many other countries as a way to improve the dental health of the general public. There are people out there who view this as a bad thing, but the truth is that it’s actually keeping you from having costly dental problems. Continue reading to learn more about fluoride in drinking water and how it’s benefitting you.

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Invisalign vs. Traditional Metal Braces – Which Is Right for You?

August 6, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign

Choosing to straighten your smile is a huge decision and you want to ensure that you are choosing the correct method for your individual needs. Both traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are great options, but there are advantages to both choices. Continue reading to learn more about these different teeth aligning options so you can pick the one that will benefit you the most.

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8 Good Habits for a Healthy Smile

July 12, 2020

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Woman flossing

A healthy smile takes quite a bit of upkeeping, but by implementing a good oral health routine as well as avoiding certain bad habits, you will be maintaining your healthy smile in no time. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about what you should and shouldn’t be doing in order to keep your smile healthy and happy.

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Why Are My Teeth Temperature Sensitive?

June 11, 2020

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Woman with sensitive teeth eating ice cream

It’s a common enough occurrence. You bite into your ice cream or take a sip of your morning coffee and feel that dreaded pain around your teeth. It constantly makes it difficult for you to enjoy some of your favorite treats. This is a condition that affects millions of Americans. According to a study done by the American Dental Association, approximately 12% of adults experience frequent sensitivity in their teeth or gums. Your emergency dentist can help you determine what is causing you to feel this discomfort and share how you can lessen it.

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Lather Up: Practicing Good Hand Hygiene During the Pandemic

May 13, 2020

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Dentist in Katy washing hands Excellent handwashing technique has always been a staple of the dental office. It’s a crucial tool for the prevention of disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, proper hand hygiene is more important than ever. Handwashing is the number one recommendation to limit the spread of the virus. It’s vital to make sure that you are using the right products in the right way to keep your hands clean during the pandemic. Your dentist in Katy has some recommendations to keep you healthy during the pandemic and beyond.

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Keep Your Smile Fresh & Clean During COVID-19 with Mouthwash

April 27, 2020

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Smiling man about to use blue mouthwash as recommended by his Katy dentistThe best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the current COVID-19 pandemic is to practice regular handwashing and social distancing. As you make the necessary changes to your everyday life, are you taking extra steps to protect your oral health as well? While taking care of your teeth may not be the first thing on your mind, it’s more important than ever to keep up a thorough dental routine. In fact, now is the perfect time to boost your oral health and start using mouthwash regularly. Here’s what your Katy dentist wants you to know about oral hygiene and using mouthwash during COVID-19.

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5 Excellent Reasons to Choose a Family Dentist

April 16, 2020

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Smiling family visiting their Katy family dentistDid you know that adults have 12 more teeth than children do? In fact, there are numerous ways your mouth changes as you grow. That’s why it’s so important to find a dentist who understands oral health at every stage of life when choosing where to go for your family’s dental care. Here are five excellent reasons to see a Katy family dentist for your loved ones’ happy, healthy smiles.

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What Should You Do in a Dental Emergency?

March 15, 2020

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woman holding cold compress to face

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know what to do during a dental emergency. The last thing you want when your tooth is broken, knocked out, or in pain is confusion. That’s why your dentist has written this handy guide on what you should do in various dental emergencies. As always, the first thing you should do is call your dentist, but here’s what to do until you can reach their office.

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Ask a Dentist: Why Do I Always Have Cavities?

March 5, 2020

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girl smiling with her dentist

You always seem to end every dental checkup with at least one cavity while your partner usually ends each appointment with a clean bill of health. Why is this? The truth is that, just like people, no two mouths are created equal. Some people always remain cavity-free when they visit their dentist, while others are more prone to tooth decay. Let’s examine some of the reasons why some people get more cavities than others.

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How to Change Your Diet to Help Prevent Gum Disease

February 24, 2020

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various fruits and vegetables

Eating healthy foods can have a positive effect on more than just your waistline. Did you know that certain foods can even promote healthy gums? Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, now seems like a perfect time to discuss some healthy foods that will help you avoid gum disease. A dentist is here to discuss a few ways you can change your diet to keep gum disease at bay.

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