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Is Flavored Water Bad for My Smile?

July 6, 2021

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Flavored water in glass bottle with lemonsDid you know 50% to 70% of your body is water? Although everyone’s water intake needs differ, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends men having 15.5 cups per day while women should have 11.5 cups. Besides drinking water, your body also gets it from other beverages and foods. It can be difficult to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, which is why many people add flavors to it. While it can provide you with a touch of sweetness, your smile won’t appreciate flavored water. Despite the claimed health benefits, many of these products can damage your enamel. Here’s what you need to know to stay hydrated without harming your smile.


Can Tooth Infections Be Life Threatening?

June 4, 2021

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Woman with a toothache

If you’ve had an infected tooth before, you know just how painful and frustrating they can be to deal with. While tooth infections are seen as dental emergencies, most people probably wouldn’t immediately think that they are any more dangerous than a standard toothache, but the truth is that they can be quite serious. Read on to learn more about tooth infections, signs that you could have one, and how dangerous they really are.


Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Smile

April 1, 2021

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New and old toothbrush

Since a long winter has come to an end and spring is just getting started, there is no better time to clean the area around you. Whether you are doing a deep clean of your carpets or throwing away some of the clutter that you have laying around, you are clearing the space around to so you can have a new start. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be doing this for your smile. Continue reading to learn some spring cleaning tips for your oral hygiene.


Ten Things You Might Not Know About Your Teeth

March 19, 2021

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You may never have given a large amount of thought to your teeth. They are easy to take for granted, but every day, they help you chew your food, have great conversations, and do plenty of other things you probably don’t even realize. They may seem like a pretty ordinary body part, but your Houston dentist has ten facts to share about them that might surprise you.


5 Tips to Get Ready for Your Valentine’s Day Kiss

February 4, 2021

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Couple kissing

Are you excited for Valentine’s Day to come around so that you can have a special, romantic evening with your significant other? Whether you are looking forward to watching a movie together or you are going out for a delicious lobster dinner, you are in for a good night! However, when it comes to the kiss at the end of the evening, you want to set yourself up for success. Here are some oral health tips from a dentist in Greater Inwood so that you can be prepared.


Make A New Year’s Resolution for a Healthier Smile

December 17, 2020

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For many people, it’s a tradition at the end of each year to create a list of goals they would like to achieve in the new year, and maybe you’ve done that as well. Before you decide you’re through, your Greater Inwood dentist has another suggestion for you. Keep reading to learn why adding a healthier smile to your New Year’s resolutions can not only enhance your well-being but your overall quality of life as well.


Why Teeth Whitening is the Best Gift Idea

December 3, 2020

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Woman after teeth whitening in Greater Inwood

Gift giving can be difficult. When you are shopping for a loved one, you want to choose something that they will really appreciate benefit from, but then the mind goes blank. If you are still struggling on what present to get someone you care about, why not consider teeth whitening in Greater Inwood? There are all sorts of benefits, and who doesn’t want to have a bright, white smile? Continue reading to learn a few reasons why teeth whitening may be the perfect gift for your loved one.


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!


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.

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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