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…)

Quiz: Discussing Teeth Whitening Options With Your Dentist

Many people who start thinking about how they would improve their smile can look at the color of their teeth as a problem. If you feel like your smile is no longer as bright as it once was, this can be a problem that deserves your Bellaire, TX dentist’s attention. With professional cosmetic dental care, many remarkable improvements are possible. While there are an assortment of whitening products you can find on the shelves of your local grocery store or pharmacy, you may be less than impressed at the outcome when you use them. Fortunately, your dentist can use a professional teeth whitening treatment to make more impressive changes. (more…)

Check Out The Houston Zoo’s Special Christmas Look!

Christmas is almost upon us! In the weeks leading up to the holiday itself, you and your family can be excited to celebrate the season. You can visit the Houston Zoo for a chance to experience their special Zoo Lights displays – TXU Energy is sponsoring this special Christmas display, which turns the zoo into a different kind of winter wonderland. Fifteen miles of environmentally friendly LED lights are being used to illuminate the zoo in the nighttime, creating a different atmosphere just for the holiday season. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office is excited for everyone to enjoy the holidays. We also want to remind you that 2019 is approaching, and that you should make sure your routine dental exams for the next year are all set! (more…)

Taking Action Against The Problems Caused By TMJ Dysfunction

The problem that threatens your oral health is not always concentrated to a single tooth. TMJ dysfunction refers to any issues with the muscles that control your jaw, or the joints themselves. While several issues may be responsible for a person’s TMJ issues, there are consistent signs of trouble. Pain in your face, neck, and head may be traceable to this particular condition. You could also be struggling with biting and chewing functions, or even with the ability to properly speak without discomfort. Your Bellaire, TX dentist is ready to help you by identifying when TMJ dysfunction might be hurting you, and by providing relief. (more…)

Are You Ready To Close That Smile Gap?

If you brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist for your recommended dental exams, you can avoid many problems that can hurt the quality of your smile. Unfortunately, persistent oral health care can do little against a problem with the spacing or alignment of your teeth. Smile gaps can make people uncomfortable with how they look. Fortunately, the problem is certainly a fixable one – your Bellaire, TX dentist can talk to you about closing a smile gap with orthodontic work. You have several treatment options. For many people, traditional metal braces are the right solution to their alignment problems. You can also be interested in lingual braces, which are placed on the back of teeth, or clear aligners, removable appliances you can use to straighten your smile. (more…)

Using Implant-Held Dentures To Fully Restore Your Smile

Losing an entire row of teeth, or even several teeth across a row, can be dispiriting for a person, and frustrating. Unfortunately, people can feel less than thrilled about their experience with dentures that never seem to stay in place, or seem to become uncomfortable with time. Fortunately, your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can offer a better prosthetic experience with implant-held dentures. When you have dental implants to keep dentures in place, they can offer better stability, improving their functional support and making it easier to speak and eat. The presence of implants can also help with the loss of mass in your jawbone, which can affect a person’s comfort with their prosthetic. (more…)

Dental Injuries Can Be Painful And Unsightly – We Can Help

Just thinking about a dental injury – and its impact on how you look – can leave you with an uncomfortable feeling. Of course, the frustrating thing about injuries is that they can be hard to anticipate. Brushing and flossing protect us from cavities, but they offer little defense against an unlucky moment. Fortunately, you can count on your Bellaire, TX dentist to provide quality dental treatment to restore your tooth after an injury. This can involve addressing signs of damage, as well as problems with the health of your tooth. In some cases, an injury can look bad while not actually affecting the health of your tooth. For a minor but conspicuous injury, your dentist can offer cosmetic dental work. (more…)

Technology Helps Us Examine Your Smile Closely

When you clean your teeth by brushing and flossing, are you paying proper attention to your smile, and taking care to address every area of your smile? Thoroughness is important, because some areas are harder to comfortably reach than others, and those spaces can be at a higher risk for cavity issues. When your Bellaire, TX dentist examines your smile, you can count on a thorough review thanks to modern technology present in the office. By using the right tools, your dentist can make sure your teeth are carefully and closely examined for any signs of trouble. A detailed review makes it easier to catch problems that might be hard to see during a visual exam, and make it easier to spot trouble in earlier forms. (more…)

Enjoy The Christmas Village At Bayou Bend!

Starting on Friday, December 14, families in and around the Bellaire area can check out the special Christmas Village at Bayou Bend Collection And Gardens! During this special time of year, Bayou Bend will have special holiday decorations as part of an engaging Christmas experience for guests. There will be music, performances, and plenty of activities for the kids to take part in. This will also be a great chance to take this year’s photos with Santa Claus! While the new year is still a few weeks out, this is a great time to think about smile care for 2019. If you have not already, make sure you have next year’s dental checkups scheduled! (more…)