Quiz: Effective Dental Care For Different Age Groups

Will your smile care needs change over the years? The basic need to keep your teeth healthy, and protected against threats like cavities and gum disease, will obviously remain consistent. The benefits of regular dental exams can also remain in place – checkups are important for everyone from young children to seniors. With that said, there can be different concerns that develop over time. During pediatric dental appointments, your dentist can help kids learn practice smart brushing and flossing habits, while also informing them about the importance of good oral health. As an adult, you can count on checkups to offer updates on the state of your smile. While natural wear and tear on teeth can change your cavity risk, staying consistent with your oral care regimen can help you preserve your healthy smile through the years. (more…)

Explore The Interactive Gust Instillation At Discovery Green

The Gust exhibit at Discovery Green is set up to provide families a chance to enjoy a FREE and interactive art installation. From now through March 21, you can visit the space to see its detailed arrangement of handcrafted pinwheels. Each setup helps visitors track the shifting movement of the wind in the park, and create changes in the colors and patterns of the area. This can be a great installation to check out during the holiday break, and revisit in 2019 to see how the changing weather changes your experience! Your Bellaire, TX dentist hopes you and your family find many fun activities during your holiday break. Remember, 2019 is almost here – if you have not already, set up your family’s dental exams for the new year! (more…)

Should I Really Be Worried That I’m Brushing Incorrectly?

Come on, is it really that hard to brush your teeth effectively? The practice is one you have hopefully been engaged in for all your life. With that said, without regular dental exams to keep you informed about the health of your smile, you can be unaware of how beneficial your habits truly are. People who assume everything is fine can discover that because they brushed with too much force, or failed to spend enough time on certain areas of their teeth, they have cavity troubles. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office is ready to help you deal with any oral health problems, and maintain your smile through smart preventive dental care. (more…)

Can You Name The Number One Cause Of Adult Tooth Loss?

What oral health issue is most likely to cause tooth loss for adults? You might expect that cavity troubles are to blame, or that physical injuries lead to tooth loss more than any other problem. The secret to improving your chances of maintaining your teeth actually lies with your gums. Advanced gum disease can be difficult to manage, and the condition can lead to a deterioration of tissues that keep teeth in place. Because of this, people who suffer from this condition face a higher risk for losses. What can you do to avoid this fate? Your Bellaire, TX dentist can help you manage your periodontal health by regularly examining your gums. You can also take action by making sure your brushing and flossing routine includes a thorough cleaning of your teeth at your gum line. (more…)

So You Need Treatment For A Severe Cavity…

Restorative dental work is probably low on your list of activities you want to take part in. Your Bellaire, TX dentist would also like to see you avoid this kind of care – after all, your goal should always be to avoid cavities. When avoiding dental work means avoiding dental problems, there is nothing to worry about. However, if you avoid dental work when you have an issue with tooth decay, your behavior could lead to more trouble than you realize. If you do not take action against a cavity, it can continue to worsen, and you could wind up needing more significant work. If you have problems with a cavity severe enough to cause an internal tooth infection, your dentist can put an end to this serious smile threat by performing a root canal treatment. (more…)

The Right Procedure Can Help You Improve Your Smile For 2019

Some patients can feel less than wonderful about their healthy smile, thanks to the presence of cosmetic flaws. If your teeth look discolored, or if you have minor wear and tear that affects the look of your teeth, you can be eager to make improvements. As the start of a new year approaches, you may be keen to spend your 2019 with more confidence in your appearance. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can work with you on correcting problems through cosmetic dental care. By identifying the right treatment to improve the way your smile looks, you can show off big improvements. You can also find that the right procedure takes less time than you expect, meaning you might be closer to your ideal improvements than you realize! (more…)

Using Orthodontic Work To Improve Your Bite Function

Can your bite function really affect your oral health, or your life in general? If you have an uneven bite, you could wind up straining your jaw joints, and developing a problem with TMJ dysfunction. A poorly aligned bite could also lead to a concentration of wear and tear on certain teeth, making them more susceptible to problems. If you want to find a solution to the problem, you may need to explore your orthodontic treatment options. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can welcome you, and examine your needs. There are different orthodontic appliances that can be useful for addressing the needs of a person with crooked teeth. By finding and pursuing the treatment that best fits your needs, you can address the alignment problems that impact your bite function. (more…)

Check Out Winter Flea By Night This Christmas Season!

You have two more chances to explore the special Winter Flea By Night events happening at Discovery Green! On the evenings of Saturday, December 15 and Saturday, December 22, there will be many vendors on hand with items that can serve as great decorations, and quality gifts for the holidays. Plenty of items will be available, with styles ranging from rustic, to kitsch, to mid-century, and more! There will also be live music and treats available. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office hopes everyone finds time to enjoy their holiday season. As the new year approaches, remember that you should have routine dental exams planned for 2019. Our practice is ready to meet with you to help you prevent oral health problems! (more…)

Taking Care Each Day To Protect Your Teeth And Gums

What do you need to do to make sure your smile is truly protected against oral health threats? Effective care is about being thorough. Thoroughness refers to the time and care you put into brushing and flossing your teeth, but it also means keeping up with good habits on a daily basis. After all, tartar can gather on teeth in less time than you anticipate. You can also expose yourself to more decay because of your diet – a sugar-heavy diet can make it tough to prevent a cavity from forming. In addition to taking care of yourself on a daily basis, you should seek regular dental exams. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can keep you informed about the condition of your smile, and alert you when a problem has formed and needs to be addressed. (more…)

3 Problems Caused By Delaying A Cavity Treatment

How long can you wait before you absolutely have to seek treatment for a cavity? A more insightful way to phrase this question might be:  How much damage would you like to suffer from your cavity? There is no way around it – if you delay restorative dental work for tooth decay, you will lose more of that tooth’s structure to damage. If you schedule routine dental exams, your Bellaire, TX dentist can actually recognize when a cavity has formed, and alert you to the problem before you start feeling worried about symptoms. Our practice can make sure you have the care you need – that means treating your tooth, and providing an attractive restoration that allows you to remain confident in your smile. (more…)