Category Archives: Cleanings and Prevention

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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Back to School Dental Checklist

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to dust off the backpacks and get the kids ready for another year. But before that bell rings, don’t forget to tend to your child’s dental health needs. Now is the time to … Continue reading

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What Teeth Do: Exploring the Different Types of Teeth

You may be familiar with the different types of teeth: incisors, canines, and molars. But did you know each type of tooth is designed for a specific purpose? Humans and animals have specific types of teeth that fit their individual … Continue reading

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Will rinsing with salt water help a toothache?

A toothache has the power to quickly ruin your day. The pain can be debilitating and can make it difficult to focus on anything else. You want relief – fast. Many patients wonder if a home remedy such as rinsing … Continue reading

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