Thankful Thoughts on Thanksgiving

The day is finally here! According to The History Channel, “the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621.”  Today, nearly four centuries later, we’ll sit down to bountiful meals with our favorite … Continue reading

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There’s a Sore on the Tip of My Tongue- How do I Heal it?

Your tongue is one of the most important parts of your mouth. You use it to speak, swallow, taste, and much more. So, when something goes wrong with this oral organ’s sensitive tissue, you’re likely to notice right away. Even … Continue reading

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Why Are My Teeth Small? Sizing Up Your Smile

Your smile is one of your most fundamental features. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “close to one in two (48%) people believe that a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone—more … Continue reading

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6 Halloween Treats That Won’t Ruin Your Teeth

Bright orange pumpkins, paper mache skeletons, and ghastly costumes: Halloween is just around the corner. While Dr. Craig Armstrong and our Houston dental team are always fans of festive fun, the sweets you tend to munch on during this holiday often aren’t … Continue reading

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Properly Treating Sensitive Teeth

Chances are, you suffer from tooth sensitivity. News Medical Life Sciences reports: “almost 50% percent of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity to cold, sweet, and hot foods and liquids, according to a nationwide survey of 1,056 adults age 18-65+.” This … Continue reading

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4 Foods That Whiten Your Teeth

There are lots of reasons to brighten your smile. According to Statistic Brain, 74 percent of adults “believe an unattractive smile can hurt chances for career success” and, conversely 96 percent “believe an attractive smile makes you more appealing to … Continue reading

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Why Does My Tongue Feel Numb?

Imagine this: you wake up one morning and something feels different in your mouth. You realize that, while you can move your tongue around, you can’t feel it touch your teeth or gums. Noticing that your tongue has gone numb … Continue reading

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How to Treat Gapped Teeth

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, when participants were asked, “what types of things do you consider make a smile unattractive?” one of the most common answers was “gaps & spaces in teeth.” The … Continue reading

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3 Signs It’s Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out

Although they’re called “wisdom teeth,” it’s not always wise to keep them in. These third molars come in at the furthest four corners of your mouth. Remnants of a time when our ancestors needed a third set of molars to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Causes of Drymouth

Have you ever suffered from dry mouth? Even if you didn’t realize it, chances are, you have. According to the American Dental Association, up to 64.8 percent of people have this condition, whose technical name is xerostomia. Despite being widespread, many don’t … Continue reading

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