Finding The Right Way To Approach Your Orthodontic Treatment

While people often associate orthodontic work exclusively with traditional metal braces, there are other appliances that can correct issues with poor dental alignment. When it comes to finding the “right” appliance for you, you can discuss the cosmetic effect of your orthodontic treatment, in addition to going over the functional benefits. For patients who want to discreetly fix problems, Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners are discreet, and less intrusive. You can also potentially benefit from lingual braces, which are placed on the back of your teeth. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can discuss the benefits of each appliance with you after reviewing your needs.  (more…)

Staying Focused On Your Oral Health While Traveling

The end of the year creates many opportunities for families to travel. You might be visiting relatives for Thanksgiving, or Christmas. You could also take advantage of the kids’ break from school to take a quick vacation just for fun. While travel lets us escape many routine responsibilities, one thing you should continue to do is take care of your teeth. Travel, particularly road trips, can interfere with your routine, and put you at more risk for smile troubles. If you make a point to keep up with brushing and flossing while you are on the move, you are less likely to develop problems with your teeth. That means your Bellaire, TX dentist is less likely to warn you about trouble during your next routine dental exam! (more…)

Cockrell Butterfly Center Is Hosting A White Christmas Event

At the Cockrell Butterfly Center, you can experience a different sort of White Christmas event this year. From now through Sunday, January 6, you can see the butterfly center’s new additions – hundreds of tropical white butterflies will be added to this conservatory space. In addition to the addition of the butterflies, there will be special holiday decorations and white flowers on display. Christmas always provides magical family fun for the end of the year. Speaking of the year’s end, you should know that proper preventive dental care should include two checkups per year. Your Bellaire, TX dentist is ready to see you, and provide quality treatment at your next checkup! (more…)

Your Dentist’s Office Can Offer Quality Care For Your Family

Everyone in your family should feel comfortable with their smile, and confident in the health of their teeth. The right approach to smile care should feature a combination of daily practices, and regular dental checkups. In both cases, kids and adults can require different things. Kids can be vulnerable to problems with tooth decay simply because they are less familiar with what it takes to maintain a healthy smile. Adults can fall into bad habits because they simply fail to prioritize their teeth. Your Bellaire, TX dentist is ready to provide support for you and your kids. We can make time for instructions during pediatric dental visits, which can help kids learn the importance of preventing cavities and gum disease. We can also work with our adult patients, and help them preserve their smile over the years. (more…)

How Are Veneers Able To Address So Many Smile Flaws?

Can it really be true? Is it actually possible to correct several smile flaws through one cosmetic dental treatment? You can be excited to learn how much good you can do for your appearance when you have porcelain veneers placed on your teeth. Your Bellaire, TX dentist can help you transform the way you look by affixing custom veneers to the front of your teeth. Once they are in place, you can enjoy coverage that addresses problems with dental discoloration, damage, and even concerns with misshapen or poorly aligned teeth. As thin as they are, veneers are up to the task of making lasting improvements possible, even as they are subjected to biting and chewing pressures. (more…)

Quiz: Maintaining Good Habits, And Preventing Dental Trouble

How would you like to find out that you need treatment for a cavity? Would you be excited to learn that your oral health is being compromised by gum disease? While you would have a hard time finding anyone who wants to experience smile trouble, people can fail to maintain proper habits to keep their teeth safe. While your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can offer important support during routine dental exams, you need to do your part by keeping your teeth clean and healthy between appointments. A good oral care regimen, and a smart diet, can help you lower your risk for problems like tooth decay! (more…)

Taking Action To Address An Infected Tooth

You should consider a tooth infection a real threat to your oral health, and your smile. This problem can occur when a cavity damages your tooth badly enough to expose your pulp to oral bacteria, or when you experience a physical injury. Once a tooth becomes infected, you can experience pain and sensitivity – if you ignore these warning signs, an infection can continue spreading, and your tooth may need to be extracted! Fortunately, your Bellaire, TX dentist can offer care before this is necessary. A root canal treatment is performed to carefully remove infected tissues from a tooth’s pulp. By performing this work, and restoring your tooth with a crown, your dentist can protect your smile against potentially serious complications. (more…)

Enjoy Bellaire’s Holiday In The Park Event Nov 29!

Bellaire families can share moments of holiday cheer with their neighbors at this year’s Holiday In The Park event on Thursday, November 29! Holiday In The Park will turn Bellaire Town Square into a premiere Christmas destination. You and your family can enjoy treats, carolers, and a special holiday tree lighting. There will also be pony rides, snow slides, and other great activities for the kids to experience. Local restaurants and groups will be on hand with tasty treats for visitors. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Many families have a few popular recipes, particularly for dessert treats. While sweets can be hard to avoid this time of year, you should be mindful of your oral health. Your Bellaire, TX dentist is ready to offer support during your next routine dental exam, but be sure to do your part by brushing and flossing, and paying attention to your diet! (more…)

Find Out How Cosmetic Work Can Address Dental Damage

As time passes, it can be normal for a smile to show some signs of dental wear and tear. However, there are cases where a person can experience more noticeable chips on teeth, or even suffer a cracked tooth, that has a hard-to-ignore effect on the way they look. If you want to do something about visible damage, talk to your Bellaire, TX dentist about cosmetic dental work. Through the right treatment, it becomes possible to make your teeth appear healthy, and in great condition. This work can be discreet, and durable. It can also be completed in less time than you expect. Porcelain veneers can lead to a dramatic smile improvement in the course of just two appointments! (more…)

Using Clear Aligners: 3 Things You Should Know

When you consider your options for orthodontic dental care, you may be excited by the advantages that clear aligners offer. Appliances offered by Invisalign and ClearCorrect can provide a more convenient and discreet approach to straightening your teeth. Instead of showing off a set of bracket and wire braces when you smile, these appliances are hard to notice, and they can be removed when they might be in your way. Your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can meet with you to discuss your treatment options if you are interested in straightening your smile. Clear aligners are one of several solutions that can help you enjoy the cosmetic and oral health benefits gained through successful orthodontic treatment. (more…)