Category Archives: Cleanings and Prevention

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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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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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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Why Are My Teeth Transparent at the Bottom?

It’s important to pay attention to how your teeth look. Not only can this save you from showing up to that important business meeting with spinach wedged between your teeth, or help you dazzle your date with a quick whitening treatment, … Continue reading

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Common Cold Weather Problems: Top 3 Oral Health Issues

‘Tis the season! While we’re past the holidays and a few weeks into the New Year, we’re still experiencing the magic of winter. Fortunately, in Houston, it doesn’t get too frosty, but it’s still notably chillier than our balmy summers. However, along … Continue reading

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What Does Flossing Actually Do?

Most dentists will tell you that you absolutely must floss every day, but very few Americans actually follow through with this. According US News, only “30 percent of the population…floss daily,” and, even worse, “slightly over 32 percent say they never floss.” … Continue reading

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Mouth Myth Busting: Are Dogs’ Mouths Really Cleaner Than Ours?

When Fido jumps on the bed and licks your face with a slobbery, panting grin, should you feel disgusted, or perhaps jealous? On the one hand, of course, your mouth is cleaner than your dog’s, you’d think. You brush and floss … Continue reading

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Are Teeth Bones?

What are teeth, really? It sounds like a question a child might ask, but it’s harder to answer that you might think. On the surface, they seem mostly like bones. They’re white in color, hard in texture, and connected to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Your Teeth are Sensitive

Do you feel like you can’t enjoy an icy cold drink in the summer because of your teeth? Does the thought of sipping hot tea make you cringe? You may have a tooth sensitivity problem. Tooth sensitivity can range from … Continue reading

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