The holidays are coming! They should be a time that is very merry and joyous for all. However, when budgets are tight and food becomes scarce, it can make an otherwise happy season a very trying one. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, spend a moment with the Houston Food Bank S.N.A.P. Truck, for a holiday season full of smiles.
There are some things may be getting wrong about flossing. While you may be perfectly on track, if you have any misgivings or you often feel confused about what should be going on with this part of dental hygiene, then we think you might want to think through the role floss plays in your life. Remember, if you need some one-on-one help in this department, we are always absolutely thrilled to see you and to offer up demonstrations, explanations, and more!
What’s that? You have never tried an electric toothbrush before? Well, if that’s the case, now is certainly as good a time as any to get going with testing out the waters. Not sure you feel you have a good reason to try one? Feel like you might require some motivation? That part is easy! We can quickly share four reasons it’s most certainly a good decision to change up this part of your dental hygiene practice if you feel interested.
If you’re suffering from a pasty feeling mouth then you may need a solution for dry mouth. Not entirely sure? Come on in and talk with us about this symptom. More often than not, a sticky mouth is one that requires more moisture. It could be that you aren’t drinking sufficient H2O throughout the day. It might be a result of certain medications that you’re taking regularly. It could be a lot of things! As for what you should do about it, you should most certainly seek a solution.
We think there are some things you should know about fluoride because we hear an awful lot of misinformation coming from our patients! We hear so much, in fact, that we have come to realize you may be missing out on essential ingredients (such as this one) when you’re practicing your dental hygiene just because you need a quick refresh of factual information. Let’s get started! During your next visit, we’ll be happy to help a bit more.
It’s time to put your dental coverage to work! As in … right now. Why are we suddenly so frantic to ensure you’re getting all that you can out of your dental insurance at the current moment? After all, there’s a lot going on, there are gifts to be purchased, trees to be decorated, parties to attend, and more! Well, because 2018 is almost here. The second you hang up your new calendar, for most patients, is the moment all of the benefits from 2017 are no longer usable!
Gone are the days when mouthwash came in just a couple of minty flavors, and occupied one or two spots on the drug store shelf. You can now choose from a wide vareity of mouthwashes (and mouth rinse products) with flavors from ultramint to fruit. They might have fluoride, whitening agents and antiseptics added. Over-the-counter mouthwashes, when used properly, can be a healthy addition to your family’s preventive oral care program. Make sure any mouthwash you use has the American Dental Association seal, for maximum safety and good results. (more…)
Is there something about tossing on a sweater (and maybe a coat, too, when the temps get chilly enough), and heading out for a Thanksgiving parade that puts a big, nostalgic grin on your face? If so, it is absolutely time to mark your calendar for this very special Thanksgiving Parade In Downtown Houston event!
You might be brushing. You might be flossing, too. However, you might not be cleaning all of the areas of your smile that require attention if you want to keep your smile safe. So, what to do now that you already think you’re covering your bases in an effort to maintain your oral health? Well, take our dental hygiene highlights very seriously, of course, and implement any changes necessary. Easy enough!
When you’re thinking about the way tooth decay forms in your smile, you might think you’ve got it all down pat. As long as you don’t eat too much candy, you might think to yourself, or over-indulge in sugary sodas, you’ll be just fine! … Right? Not exactly. While sugar does encourage the development of cavities, it doesn’t directly cause it. Here’s what you need to know: Bacteria in plaque (which rests on your teeth) eat sugar particles. They eat carbs, too. As they digest these particles, they put out acids, which soften your enamel. As this goes on, over time, decay begins and you end up with a cavity. Now, for some things you may be getting a bit wrong.