Are You Really Ready To Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

thinking about dental health and orthodonticsIf your teeth look uneven, or if you have a conspicuous gap or overlap between teeth, you can feel eager to have your smile straightened. Does this mean that you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment? Parents are sometimes unsure about when a child is old enough to have an orthodontic adjustment performed, but adults can also find that waiting is beneficial. If there are active problems with your oral health, they will need to be treated so that your procedure can move forward without issues. Because our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office offers dental as well as orthodontic care, we can help prepare you for treatment and also provide your aligners! In addition to offering treatment with conventional metal braces, we offer smile-friendly alternative appliances that patients appreciate! (more…)

Enjoying Successful Treatment For An Advanced Cavity

healthy smile, showing off attractive teethIf your cavity is so severe that a dental filling will not help, what is it going to take to restore your tooth? To address your needs properly, it may be necessary to arrange a root canal procedure. This procedure removes infected and damaged tissues from your pulp, the central chamber of a tooth. At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we can perform this procedure when necessary in order to stop decay from doing any more harm to your tooth. After performing this procedure, we can provide a custom dental crown to provide lasting protection. Crowns are able to fully cover your tooth, delivering a degree of support that fillings do not offer. Because our practice has CEREC technology on site, we can actually craft and place your permanent dental crown in as little as one visit! (more…)

How Technology Helps Us Examine Teeth And Plan Treatments

While evaluations of your smile are important when we perform a routine dental evaluation, it is also important to closely evaluate your oral structures if we are planning a procedure. Work to restore your smile with a custom appliance, or thorough orthodontic treatment, can benefit from detailed images. To capture these images, our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office will rely on technology like digital x-rays, as well as Conebeam technology. Conebeam scanning actually uses x-ray images from multiple angles to capture measurements and helpful images. Of course, evaluations are just a part of your overall treatment experience. We are also prepared to provide work that can have lasting value for your smile, and for your overall oral health! (more…)

Want Better Results From Brushing? 3 Things To Consider

woman showing 3 fingersWhat should you expect from your brushing routine? Sometimes, people with less than effective routines expect that they will keep their teeth bright and healthy over time. What they come to learn is that their efforts have been ineffective, which means they need to worry about issues like tartar buildup, discoloration, gum disease, and dental decay. Before you find out that you need restorative dental work, you may want to take some time to think about how your brushing habits could improve. At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, patients can receive guidance on their routines on top of receiving important preventive care during routine dental exams and cleanings. (more…)

Alarmed Over A Toothache? See Your Dentist!

man suffering tooth painWhen your tooth begins to hurt, it can be difficult not to feel concerned. The discomfort can be a frequent distraction, and it can make biting, chewing, and speaking difficult. If your toothache is connected to an infection, the problem can lead to the loss of your tooth if it is not treated properly! At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, patients concerned by dental pain can reach out to schedule the appropriate restorative dental treatment. After treatment, you can enjoy freedom from pain as well as protection against further harm or troubles with infection. If the discomfort is becoming difficult for you to ignore, we do offer patients access to emergency dental care. (more…)

How Has Malocclusion Affected Your Oral Health?

young man unsure how to answer questionThe alignment of your teeth can have more impact on your life than some people might expect. One obvious issue can be the effect that spaces and overlaps can have on your appearance, but there are also oral health issues to consider. For instance, you may have a difficult time maintaining a natural biting and chewing motion, which can lead to more problems with your dental health. You may also experience problems with your oral health because your teeth are harder to clean effectively. At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, we have experience working with individuals who want to enjoy the cosmetic and oral health benefits of orthodontic treatment. You can learn how a correction might benefit you, and you can also discuss different appliances that are available to straighten your smile. (more…)

Emergency Dental Services Are Available At Our Practice

man in pain, example of someone with a dental emergencyIf you seem to be free of any oral health problems, you can stick to regularly scheduled routine dental exams. At these visits to our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, your dentist can check to see if there are any problems with your smile that might require attention. These appointments keep patients informed about problems that can develop over time, and ensure those problems are treated before they worsen. Of course, some problems can develop with little notice, and they can require attention as soon as possible. Our practice is aware that these problems can happen, and in response to them we do offer emergency dental services. During an emergency appointment, your dentist can determine what is wrong with your tooth and provide relief through the appropriate treatment. Because equipment at our location allows us to create dental crowns in just one day, we can shorten the time that it might take to fully restore a tooth that is injured or infected. (more…)

Is Everyone In Your Family Taking Good Care Of Their Teeth?

Parent helping child learn to brushAre all of your family members currently cavity-free, or are you concerned that someone in your household might require restorative dental work during their next oral health checkup? In many ways, kids and adults face the same risks when it comes to dental decay, and their approaches to preventing problems can be similar. However, there are some differences, particularly because kids are still learning how and why they should care about the condition of their teeth. With the right encouragement and support, everyone in your family can show off healthy, happy teeth. Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office has experience working with adults, plus we can help kids take care of their smiles during pediatric dental checkups. (more…)

These Oral Health Issues May Negatively Affect Your Bite

When oral health problems arise, they can interfere with your quality of life in ways that make them hard to ignore. One thing you may have trouble with is your bite. Sometimes, patients are unable to comfortably bite and chew food because their jaw feels stiff and sore. Others may struggle with pain in a tooth, or with a gap left by tooth loss. Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help individuals who want to restore their bite. We provide restorative dental procedures that can take care of a person’s unhealthy or incomplete smile while also preserving their appearance. We also have experience taking care of patients who struggle with jaw pain due to TMJ disorder. (more…)

What Can I Do To Prevent Future Dental Health Problems?

While some people always take their dental health seriously, others may grow to realize the importance of good habits after needing restorative dental work on more than one occasion. Whether you have had several cavities or none at all, it can be a good idea to think about how the right adjustments in your routine can help you stay out of oral health trouble. Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can help with this by providing consistent support during routine dental exams. With that said, the behaviors you practice at home – and the mistakes you go out of your way to avoid – can make a significant difference in how likely you are to need care in the future. (more…)