Dental Articles

  • Who’s The Right Person For Dental Implants?

    Who’s The Right Person For Dental Implants?

    The main reason Individuals will choose dental implants is because one or more of their teeth are missing. You can lose a tooth at any point in your life. It could be because your tooth has decayed and it needs to be removed. It could …

  • Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth?

    Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth?

    Three Reasons To Replace Your Missing Tooth There are three main reasons I’d like to share with you: First and probably one of the more important reasons is because it is aesthetically unappealing to talk and socially engage with other while missing a tooth. It …

  • Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

    Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

    One of the most common and fearful thoughts patients have is whether or not they’ll be able to feel anything during the actual procedure. Patients don’t want to feel or even hear the drilling and screwing that’s being performed on their teeth. This is especially …

  • Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Options

    Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Options

    Strong and Stable, Just Like Real Teeth Dental implants are by far the closest thing you’ll get to your natural healthy teeth. They’ll look, feel, fit, and function just like your natural teeth would, and because they’re inserted into your jawbone with titanium posts, you …

  • Is Your Toothbrush Past its Best? It May Depend on Your Gender

    Is Your Toothbrush Past its Best? It May Depend on Your Gender

    Women Change Their Toothbrush Twice As Frequently As Men Whereas women tend to change their toothbrush or toothbrush head every 92 days or three months, men tend to make their toothbrush last for an average of 185 days or nearly 6 months. Our dentists here …

  • Six Really Good Reasons for Quitting Smoking

    Six Really Good Reasons for Quitting Smoking

    1. Smokers Breath It is easy to spot a smoker as soon as you begin talking to them. Even if it has been quite some time since you had your last cigarette, smoke particles will still linger and breath mints definitely don’t cover it up. …

  • Affordable and flexible payment plan options, regardless of your credit

    Affordable and flexible payment plan options, regardless of your credit

    If so then you have come to the right place. Our dental office in Houston has multiple options available to help you finance your dental needs quickly and easily, enabling you to get the treatment you require or want with the minimum of fuss. These …

  • Is Your Halitosis Holding You Back from Finding True Happiness?

    Is Your Halitosis Holding You Back from Finding True Happiness?

    The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a new study looking at how bad breath could impact someone’s quality of life. The findings are pretty interesting as apparently people who have halitosis were found to be twice as likely to be unhappy compared to …

  • Did You Know Your Smile Evolved to Get More Sex?

    Did You Know Your Smile Evolved to Get More Sex?

    Now it seems as if we can thank pre-mammalian reptiles that were on earth an amazing 300 million years ago, as researchers have found these creatures evolved distinct types of teeth in order to attract a mate. These reptiles evolved to have long sabretooth canine …

  • Front Tooth Replacement Options

    Front Tooth Replacement Options

    The most obvious would be having a gap or space. Every time you smile, this is the first thing that gets noticed. After a few months, even years, teeth begin to move towards the space that was once occupied by a tooth. Therefore, more spaces …

  • How to Brush Your Teeth with a Video Selfie

    How to Brush Your Teeth with a Video Selfie

    The Science behind This Idea The idea of taking selfies while brushing was the subject of a study at Case Western Reserve University. Often people will brush without paying attention to how they are doing it, and brushing techniques are ingrained in muscle memory, so …

  • Can I Use Superglue to Re-cement My Crown?

        Superglue has a myriad of uses, some good and some bad. Using it to re-cement a crown is definitely one of the bad uses so please, please don’t do this. Superglue is not a good choice as once you have re-cemented a crown …

  • What the Heck is in My Toothpaste?

    What the Heck is in My Toothpaste?

    If you have wondered down the dental aisle in your local drugstore or supermarket recently, then you’ll have noticed the bewildering range of toothpastes for sale. Perhaps you’ve taken things a step further and read some of the claims made on the packets that make …

  • Knocked Out

    Knocked Out

    Thousands of teeth are knocked out each year. There are many reasons for so many teeth being knocked. A couple of the most common reasons are fight and sports injuries. These knocked out teeth can often be re-implanted under certain conditions. If the tooth can …

  • Three Things to Expect While Expecting

    Three Things to Expect While Expecting

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! If it’s your first child, you may not know that seeing your dentist is not only very safe, but highly recommended during your pregnancy. The following list should help you understand pregnancy and oral health and what changes …

  • Making your Dental Fears a thing of the PAST

    Are your dental fears not allowing you to take of your dental need? While we are aware most people don’t particularly forward to dental visits, some find appointments challenging at best or at worst may actively avoid dental treatment. We do understand, and you’ll find …

  • Why do I need a CT Scan for dental work?

    Why do I need a CT Scan for dental work?

    Dental cone beam computerized tomography (ct scan) is used to provide an in-depth image, providing dentists with far greater detail than a normal dental x-ray. It can show your teeth, nerves and bones in just a single scan, producing a detailed 3-D image. We don’t …

  • Silver Fillings Are OUT – Tooth Colored Filling Are IN

    In the past, amalgam fillings used to be standard for filling larger cavities in back teeth as the material is hardwearing and cost effective. But these fillings never looked very pretty and over the years more and more people have become concerned about the mercury …

  • How does smoking affect your oral health?

    How does smoking affect your oral health?

    Everyone knows smoking is bad for their overall health as fears about lung cancer are very well documented, but not everyone is aware of how this habit can affect oral health, other than causing bad breath and yellow teeth. In fact smoking has a hugely …

  • Getting a Great Smile has Never Been Easier

    Getting a Great Smile has Never Been Easier

    Midtown Dentistry has Three Locations: Getting a Great Smile has Never Been Easier Finding a great dentist isn’t always easy so when you do find someone you trust you’ll want to stick with them. This is only part of the equation, as being able to …

  • Aging and Your Dental Care

    Aging and Your Dental Care

    Are you in your 50’s or older? There is one disease that no one can ever stop and that is the process of aging. Your body isn’t as young as it used to be and you have to take extra care of it as you …

  • Overcomeing the Anxiety of Tooth Extraction

    A visit to the dentist, no matter how old we are, causes the hair on the back of the neck to stand. Why is it so? We always imagine that a visit is going to be painful and the dentist is probably going to put …

  • Turn Yourself Floss-Friendly

    Turn Yourself Floss-Friendly

    Are you floss friendly? If you ask people what is the worst part for them when it comes to maintaining their dental health then you will surely find that most of the people will say that it is flossing. However, if you feel that you …

  • Your Heart and Mouth

    Your Heart and Mouth

    We do not have separate bodies with separate systems. We have one body with several systems of which if one is affected then the others can be too. For instance, having a cold generally spreads to your ears where it hurts and sometimes a ringing …

  • 2 Ways To Maximize Your Dental Visit

    2 Ways To Maximize Your Dental Visit

    At every visit to a doctor of any assortment your should maximize your benefits, especially your dentist visit. For most of us, proper concern regarding our health is only shown when we get into real trouble and fall ill which is not good at all. …

  • Have Bad Breath?

    Have Bad Breath?

    Have Bad Breath? Try These Time-Tested Hints and Tips As it turns out, there are several time tested techniques that one can use to cure this problem and to make sure you know them too, we have decided to share them here with you. To …

  • Natural Toothpaste vs. Synthetic Toothpaste

    Natural Toothpaste vs. Synthetic Toothpaste

    Is using Natural Toothpaste really worth it? Exploring every aspect of our health and knowing about the potential dangers plays a very vital role in making sure that we live a long and healthy life. While a lot of people tend to show a certain …

  • 3 Steps To A Perfect Wedding Day Smile

    3 Steps To A Perfect Wedding Day Smile

      Congratulations on your engagement! As the planning for your wedding begins and you start to worry about venues and guest lists, don’t forget to put yourself high on your checklist! You now have a reason to visit your dentist and get that glamorous smile …

  • Remember Interviewers Recall Your SMILE

    Remember Interviewers Recall Your SMILE

    In the current situation, you need to make yourself memorable during a job interview. We see so many movies in which the person did something out of the ordinary and got himself selected from hundreds of applicants. While our everyday life might not be anything …

  • Nocturnal Teeth Grinding

    Nocturnal Teeth Grinding

    Teeth grinding is often seen in people who are angry or annoyed. It is almost a reflex action done by most who don’t even realize they’re doing it till someone points it out to them. This can be quite damaging to your teeth. You might …

  • Gum Disease in Children

    Gum Disease in Children

    Adolescence and Oral Care Gum disease is not for adults only. It can happen at any age, even to children and adolescents. Although advanced forms of periodontal disease are rare in children, the early stage (gingivitis) is common. The good news is, gum disease is …

  • How to time your treatment?

    How to time your treatment?

    Treatment Timing What’s the best way to time your treatment? It is never too early to visit your dentist. In fact, the earlier parents train their children in practicing good oral hygiene, the more beneficial it is for the family because this will result in …

  • Options for Impacted or Missing Teeth

    Options for Impacted or Missing Teeth

    There are many options for impacted or missing teeth to be treated. Impacted and missing teeth are common dental problems and may be corrected by surgery or orthodontics. If you visit the dentist regularly, this can be assessed as soon as the problem occurs and …

  • Childhood Tooth Decay

    Childhood Tooth Decay

    Childhood tooth decay is more common than you think. According to Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), “tooth decay (dental caries) affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.”* When left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and even …

  • 6  Sure Fire Ways to Prevent Cavities

    6 Sure Fire Ways to Prevent Cavities

    Cavity Prevention Cavities are also called tooth decay or caries. They start as tiny holes or opening in the teeth. When you snack frequently, has high-sugary diet and not fond of cleaning your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, you are sure to develop cavities. …

  • Tooth Brushing and Flossing

    Tooth Brushing and Flossing

    Tooth Brushing and Flossing Your teeth can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. But caring for them must start early on and parents have a special role in caring for their child’s teeth. Teaching kids at an early age about the importance …

  • Do you have a Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate?

    Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Cleft lip and cleft palate occurs very early in pregnancy. These conditions are facial and oral malformations that can occur when a baby is still in the mother’s womb. Both occur when there is not enough tissue in the lip …

  • Oral Cancer Check

    Oral Cancer Check

    The last three decades reveal a decline in the death rate for oral cancer but this gives no one an excuse to be complacent especially if one’s lifestyle includes smoking and drinking. According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 37,000 cases of oral …

  • What is a sinus augmentation?

    What is a sinus augmentation?

    Sinus augmentation, also called sinus lift, is sometimes needed for dental implant. The maxillary sinuses are located on top of the upper jaw and behind the cheeks. The back of the upper jaw has less bone than the lower jaw so when teeth are lost …

  • Will crown lengthening benefit you?

    Will crown lengthening benefit you?

      Crown lengthening is a common dental procedure that removes gums or bones to expose more teeth. There are basically three reasons for crown lengthening: to fix a gummy smile, to prepare the tooth for a procedure and to improve health of the gum. A …

  • What is a frenectomy?

    What is a frenectomy?

    Frenectomy Frenectomy is a dental procedure that surgically removes the frenum, a fold of tissue in the mouth found in the front teeth (can be upper or lower), sides of the gums and under the tongue. Frenum has no important function so removing it will …

  • What is Perioscopic Treatment?

    Perioscopic treatment is the current toast of the dental world when it comes to treatment of periodontal disease. With the use of perioscope, a dentist or dental hygienist can diagnose and treat the areas below the gum line without resorting to surgery. What is Perioscopy? …

  • How Does Periodontal disease Affect Your Body?

    How Does Periodontal disease Affect Your Body?

    Do you know why holistic approach is the best way to maintain good health? It is because every part of the human body is interrelated. A recent study shows that periodontal disease is 40% more likely connected to chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis and …

  • A woman’s body and her oral hygiene

    A woman’s body and her oral hygiene

    A woman goes through hormonal changes many times in her life whether she likes it or not. With every period of change, periodontal health must also be taken into consideration because it can greatly affect her general well-being as well. You may start to wonder …

  • Nitrous Oxide in Dental Procedures

    Nitrous Oxide in Dental Procedures

    Let’s face it, many people of any age are still afraid to go to the dentist. Most common reasons include childhood trauma, painful dental procedures and other unpleasant experiences. Although some of these reasons are understandable, remember that dental care is very important not only …

  • What are the Pros and Cons of Dentures?

    What are the Pros and Cons of Dentures?

    Dentures have been a popular and cost effective way of replacing teeth for a very long time. While some people find them convenient to wear, others don’t find it quite so easy to cope. So what are the pros and cons of dentures? Pros The …

  • How does your dental health effect your overall health?

    How does your dental health effect your overall health?

    More people are becoming aware of the connection, but many are still blissfully unaware. It is easy to think of your mouth as somehow not affecting your overall health, but as scientists have discovered this couldn’t be further from the truth. Dental disease, in particular gum …

  • Do You Have Numbness after Dental Implants?

    Do You Have Numbness after Dental Implants?

    If you have recently had a dental implant placed and the area around has become numb notify your treating doctor. Post dental implant numbness is relatively rare, but can be very nerve racking when it occurs. Symptoms can range from feeling numbness in the lips or …

  • Why do I need a night guard?

    Why do I need a night guard?

    Could You Do With a Night Guard? Lots of people will grind or clench their teeth at night without really being aware they are doing so. It is a problem, as it is a subconscious habit that generally occurs during sleep. Often tooth grinding or …

  • The Layers of Your Teeth

    The Layers of Your Teeth

    What are the layers of your teeth and how many are there? It’s true, but most people are unaware of this, and simply expect their teeth to get on with doing their job, day in, day out. But knowing a bit about how your teeth …