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Eating & Drinking After All-On-4 Surgery

November 6, 2021

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Older woman smiling after All-On-4 surgeryIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth permanently, an implant denture is the solution for you. You can have a complete smile again in just one day with All-On-4. Fewer posts are used to support your denture without compromising the benefits. Best of all, you won’t go without any teeth while your jawbone heals. You’ll walk out of your All-On-4 surgery with a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth, but you won’t be having steak for dinner. Here’s what you need to know about eating and drinking after your procedure.


Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt? What You Need to Know

October 8, 2021

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man talking to cosmetic dentist in Sugar Land

If you’re unhappy with how your smile looks, you may be considering a visit to your cosmetic dentist. Whether you have noticeable tooth stains, crooked teeth, or a gummy smile, there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can correct imperfections and give you a grin you’ll be dying to show off. Even so, some patients are hesitant about undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure for fear that it might be painful. Read on to learn about what you can expect from cosmetic treatments in Sugar Land.


How Does Beer Affect Your Teeth?

September 2, 2021

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woman opening bottle with teeth

As one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, beer is the third most popular drink overall beaten only by water and tea. Though wine is notorious for leaving unsightly stains on your pearly whites, how does beer affect your teeth? Here are some of the ways beer impacts your teeth and how you can protect your smile from harm.


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.

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