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…)

3 Solutions To Troubling Smile Problems

Your smile can be one of your most distinguishing features. Unfortunately, for people who have concerns about the look of their teeth, this can be a less than reassuring thought. While there are several issues that can impact your confidence in your smile, you have access to multiple dental treatments that can be helpful. Your Bellaire, TX dentist can talk to you about the flaws you want to correct, and help you identify potentially beneficial procedures. Many people have seen their appearance improve, and felt their confidence grow, after the right cosmetic dental treatment. (more…)

Same-Day Crowns Make Smile Restoration More Convenient

Convenience is not the only thing to worry about when you need restorative dental work. After all, the care your dentist provides for an injured tooth, or one that has been affected by decay, needs to offer long-lasting benefits. You should feel confident that your restoration is durable enough to stay in good condition, even as it takes on biting and chewing pressures. With that said, there is nothing wrong with being eager to have results in less time. Fortunately, your Bellaire, TX dentist is able to provide dental crowns in the span of a single appointment. CEREC crowns look like natural teeth, and they are custom-made to fit over your vulnerable tooth. This means you have the long-term protection you need, and you have it without having to wait on a dental lab to produce your restoration. (more…)

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…)