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Why is Water Important for Oral Health?

August 4, 2021

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Woman sipping a glass of waterYou know you need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, but your smile also needs it. Your body relies on at least 8 glasses of water daily; however, the amount can increase in heat, while exercising, or enjoying an alcoholic drink. While you can get your recommended daily water intake through other beverages, nothing is better for your teeth and gums than a cool glass of H2O. Here are 3 oral health benefits of staying hydrated.


Are You Too Old for Dental Sealants?

July 9, 2021

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Man at dentist for dental sealantsTooth decay is the most prevalent oral health issue Americans face, despite being preventable. Although it’s often believed to mainly affect children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 26% of adults in the U.S. have an untreated cavity. Not to mention, 92% have had at least one in a permanent tooth. Besides your oral hygiene and a healthy diet, you might wonder, can adults get dental sealants? Yes! While they are commonly recommended for children, you’re never too old to benefit from their protection to achieve a cavity-free smile.


Why Having Some Fun in the Sun Is Good for Your Smile!

June 24, 2021

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Woman smiling in the sun on the beach

June is here, which means summer has officially arrived. Although you may be tempted to spend your time off inside to avoid the humidity, it is important to spend some time in the sun. After all, the rays don’t just help with your tan, they also benefit your smile! Keep reading to learn all about the link between the sun and your oral health.


You Asked, We Answered: Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?

June 10, 2021

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Closeup of woman wondering

Did you know that roughly 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? If this statistic sounds all too familiar, then you’re acquainted with restorative dentistry. However, if your treatment was completed more than a decade ago, it’s likely that amalgam was used to restore the function of your smile. Today, tooth-colored alternatives are used, but they have other benefits than just flawlessly rebuilding a damaged tooth. With this in mind, keep reading for the answer to the popular question, “Should I replace my metal fillings?”


Can a Vegan Diet Be Bad for Your Oral Health?

May 13, 2021

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girl eating salad on vegan diet

You may be, or have considered, following a plant-based diet for health or ethical reasons, such as animal welfare, environmental impact, or lowering cholesterol. Being vegan, or vegetarian, is a lifestyle that has become increasingly popular in recent years. As of 2021, 6% of U.S. consumers say they are vegan—a 6x (500%) increase compared to just 1% in 2014.

Veganism may seem like an overall healthier diet, but it can cause your bone health to suffer if you’re not careful. When a diet is lacking protein and dairy, two of the five major food groups, it can increase the risk of dental problems. Read on to learn how veganism affects oral health and what you can do to maintain a healthy smile.


Is a Water Flosser a Sufficient Substitute for Dental Floss?

April 10, 2021

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woman smiling using water flosser

Dental hygiene products are constantly evolving. As a result, consumers now have an alternative to using dental floss: a water flosser. Is it as proficient a tool for removing plaque and debris from between teeth and preventing cavities as dental floss? To help you draw a conclusion, a local dentist explains how water flossers work and what to expect from them.


4 Ways Dental Implants Can Give You a Beautiful Smile

January 23, 2021

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close-up of a man pointing to his smile

In the last few decades, dental implants have taken the world by storm as the premier way to replace missing teeth. Conversations about this treatment often center around the stability, longevity, and oral health advantages they offer over alternative solutions like dentures or dental bridges. Indeed, most dentists consider dental implants the gold standard in treating tooth loss. With that said, you may be wondering how they look. Here are four cosmetic benefits of dental implants that you may not have considered.


5 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

October 31, 2020

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Woman wearing mouthguard

Dental emergencies never seem to happen at a convenient time, and they can be extremely stressful. This is especially the case when you are experiencing a great deal of pain. Wouldn’t you prevent them if you could? Fortunately, there are some steps you can take in order to reduce your chances of experiencing one. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist about how you can avoid dental emergencies in the future.


Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Utilize Your Preventive Coverage!

October 22, 2020

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Woman smiling at reflection at dentist's office

It’s no secret that most patients fear the words “root canal.” But did you know that a study conducted by the American Association of Endodontics found that 59% of people are more afraid of getting a root canal than speaking in public? Yikes! Fortunately, patients who fall into this statistic will be relieved to know that they are largely preventable thanks to preventive dentistry. Read on to learn a few easy ways to avoid needing a root canal.


That’s Cold: Why Chewing Ice is Bad for Your Dental Health

April 21, 2020

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Cup of ice from emergency dentist in Sugar Land

Imagine that it’s a hot summer day and you’re relaxing with a cool, iced drink. You take a sip and hear the rattling at the bottom of your cup. While some people take that as a sign that they’re done with their drink, others choose to munch on the ice. While you may enjoy the sensation, chewing ice can actually have a negative impact on your oral health over time. Learn why and you can avoid a trip to your emergency dentist in Sugar Land.

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