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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What To Do If You Have a Dental Emergency on Vacation

Summer is in full swing. We hope you had an incredible Independence Day celebration and that you have many other adventures to look forward to this season! Vacation, especially in an exotic locale, should be fun, relaxing, and restful, but … Continue reading

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Teeth Reshaping: How & Why

Your smile can be one of your most splendid features. After all, your pearly whites help you express your joy, laugh at particularly hilarious jokes, and pose for beautiful photos. Most people would love to have a more gorgeous grin. … Continue reading

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10 Common Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Let’s face it: most of us would prefer to have whiter, brighter smiles. Having yellow, gray, or otherwise discolored teeth can put a damper on your day and make you embarrassed of your grin. Fortunately, there is a lot you … Continue reading

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