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5 Tips for Choosing an Emergency Dentist

October 22, 2020

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Woman visiting dentist for tooth pain

Imagine this. After a long week, you decide to curl up with your favorite blanket for a relaxing at-home movie night. As the credits begin, you reach for some freshly popped popcorn and sink into your couch a little deeper. You toss back another handful of buttery goodness when your teeth come down hard on an unpopped kernel – OUCH!

What do you do? Where should you go if it is an evening, weekend, or holiday? To prevent a painful dental injury from becoming even more anxiety-inducing, get prepared beforehand. Here are five tips to help from an emergency dentist in Houston!

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Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist?

May 28, 2020

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Safe and clean dental office for patients during COVID-19 pandemic.If you’re like many Americans, your routine cleaning and checkup have probably been delayed because many dental offices have been closed to combat the spread of COVID-19. With cases of the virus declining, many dental practices are starting to open their doors to offer routine services again. While restrictions are lifting, it’s normal to wonder if it’s safe to visit your dentist? Rest assured, our office follows the strictest safety protocols to ensure our office is clean to reduce your risk of the coronavirus.
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How to Handle a Dental Emergency During Quarantine

March 9, 2020

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Woman experiencing a dental emergencyIf you’re self-quarantining, you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy, but more importantly, you’re helping to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. However, what should you do in the case of a dental emergency? Should you risk leaving your house? Keep reading to learn the answers that can save your smile if disaster strikes during quarantine.

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Why You Should Take the Time to Use Your Dental Benefits Before January 1

November 2, 2019

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a young woman having her teeth checkedDo you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Do you enjoy being able to save money? Guess what? You can do both by simply using your dental insurance benefits! Each year, millions of people lose money on unused benefits, totaling more than $150 billion. With the holidays quickly approaching, don’t you want to ring in the new year with a smile that will be the envy of others? Discover what you can do to keep more money in your pocket and still achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. (more…)

Can You Still Get Cavities If You Have Porcelain Veneers?

October 17, 2019

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Beautiful smile

Porcelain veneers are one of the beauties of modern dentistry, allowing patients to erase numerous flaws in their smile. These thin shells of dental porcelain are custom-made to your exact specifications for amazing results. Dental porcelain is natural looking, strong, and even relatively stain proof, which is why many patients wonder if they can still get cavities with veneers. Keep reading to learn the answer as well as some useful tips for great oral hygiene.

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How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

September 13, 2019

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woman with porcelain veneers

You wouldn’t buy a car or a house without at least checking it out online or in person beforehand. The same can be said about choosing a cosmetic dentist in Northside Houston. You have to make sure they not only meet but exceed all of your expectations. Here are a few qualities you should look for when selecting a new cosmetic dentist.

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Protect Your New Dental Implants from Bone Loss!

July 16, 2019

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Dental implant in jawboneIf you have a missing tooth, dental implants sound like an excellent deal; they’ll let you eat whatever you want and are far more stable and secure that traditional dentures. But while the success rate is very high, no treatment is completely free of risk. Implants are meant to stop bone loss in the jaw, but sometimes it happens anyway; learn about the risks and be prepared to protect your new smile.

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Do You Have Enough Bone in Order to Get Dental Implants?

June 24, 2019

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Dental Implants in JawDental implants can be an excellent solution for missing teeth – they provide great chewing power, they’re not prone to slipping like traditional dentures, and they can last a long time when well-cared for. However, if the jawbone isn’t in good health, there could be complications. Here’s are the reasons why bone loss can create a problem when getting dental implants – as well as the ways it can be solved!

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How to Ease Your Discomfort From New Dental Crowns & Bridges

May 22, 2019

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person holding mouth in painYou’ve just gotten new dental crowns & bridges because you’ve been suffering from tooth decay that a simple filling couldn’t fix. It’s possible for a tooth that initially didn’t hurt to suddenly cause you pain after you get a crown for several reasons. When you visit your dentist because of your searing tooth pain, they will install a crown over your affected tooth to help protect it and reduce your pain. While this can help, your discomfort may not disappear right away. Fortunately for you, there are some at-home remedies that can make your day-to-day life a little more bearable. Read on to find out more. (more…)

Stop the Consequences of Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Inwood

April 6, 2019

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model of dental implantEvery tooth in your mouth is invaluable to your oral health and functions. When even one is missing, it can have devastating consequences for your dental and general health. On the surface, it may seem like a missing front tooth only hurts your confidence while a lost molar makes it harder to chew, but there are larger complications brewing in your mouth. The longer you leave the space empty, the more severe the long-term issues. The only way to stop them is with dental implants in Inwood.
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