Dental Hygiene Blog
Dental Hygiene Blog. Everyone should have access to affordable dental care in an environment where they feel comfortable. At Pearland Family Dentistry, we strive to make sure all our patients can receive the dental care they need at a price they can afford. We accept many type of dental insurance plans and we make it simple to use your coverage. Our friendly team will help you decipher your insurance plan and submit your claims. If you do not have insurance, we have our My Family Dental Plan available, an affordable option to cover preventive visits and reduce your out-of-pocket dental costs. You and your family deserve the best dental care for your smiles and our team at Pearland Family Dentistry want to provide you with that care. Our mission is to offer a relaxing place for our patients of all ages to receive advanced dental care, changing the way you think about trips to the dentist. From comfort amenities to cutting-edge options for general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we have the excellent dental care you need at Pearland Family Dentistry in Houston. The enamel is the protective layer of the teeth and its high mineral content makes it quite strong. Once the enamel starts to demineralize i.e. lose minerals, the teeth become vulnerable to cavities. Signs of demineralization include white spots on the teeth and tooth sensitivity.
Dental Hygiene Blog. After undergoing restorative dental care e.g., extractions, implants, or root canal therapy, you may experience some of the following changes in your mouth. By knowing what to expect beforehand, you are better prepared to handle them when they happen. Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissues. It is characterized by inflammation of the gums and minor bleeding while brushing and flossing. If left unattended, gum disease may lead to loss of teeth and gum tissue. Here are its major causes: Plaque This is the number 1 cause of gum disease.
Veneers are a great choice for dental patients who want to change the appearance of their teeth. However, some myths are floating around that can scare patients away from veneers. Today, we are going to address three common concerns that people have with dental veneers so you can learn the truth about these devices. 1- … Continue reading “Busting 3 Common Myths About Dental Veneers”Read More
One of the reasons that many people choose not to have orthodontic work is because they know the process is lengthy. Some patients need braces for multiple years, which means they will need monthly orthodontic adjustments and unsightly hardware for a long period of time. However, it doesn’t need to be this way. At Pearland … Continue reading “Straight Teeth in Just Six Months? It’s Possible!”Read More
Between the ages of 17 and 25, the third set of molars erupt at the far end of the gums. They are called wisdom teeth, and in some instances, they need to be extracted. Sometimes because they are trapped in the jawbone, are erupting at the wrong angle, or there isn’t enough room to accommodate … Continue reading “Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What to Expect”Read More
When was the last time you visited the dentist for a thorough cleaning? Some weeks age? Last year? Never? A recent survey was conducted to see how often Americans visited the dentist, and only 58% of respondents had been to a dental clinic in the past year. Here is a reason why this is a … Continue reading “How Long Has it Been Since Your Last Dental Cleaning?”Read More
All foods affect the mouth one way or another; that’s why dental professionals recommend that you floss every day, and brush at least twice daily. Some foods are, however, more harmful to the teeth than others. Even if you observe good dental hygiene, you need to be mindful of how you consume the following: Citrus … Continue reading “Foods that are Harmful to Teeth”Read More
When a tooth starts to decay, a cavity is formed. If this hole is not quickly filled, the decay spreads and the tooth gets completely damaged. Forget whatever preconceptions you have about dental fillings, these are the important things you need to know: When part of a tooth decays, nerves are often exposed, causing the … Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Know About Dental Fillings”Read More
While tooth loss in children is normal, expected, and without side effects, the same is not true for adults. If you lose one or more teeth due to an accident, tooth decay, or the usual wear and tear, you need to replace it as quickly as possible. If you don’t, you run the risk of … Continue reading “The Dangers of Not Replacing Missing Teeth”Read More
Activated charcoal is very much different from your typical barbeque charcoal. One emits carbon gases when heated and the other is a grainy powder made up of natural substances. Activated charcoal is adsorbent in nature, and it binds with toxins and odors. This, along with the fact that it has a large surface area, has … Continue reading “How Safe is Charcoal Whitening?”Read More
Between the ages of 17 and 25, the third set of molars, called wisdom teeth, will grow at the end of your gums. As they start to erupt, your dentist may ask you to extract them even if they cause no pain in the present. This is because they have the potential to cause the … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Extract Your Wisdom Teeth Immediately”Read More
No one can explain why, but there is something about the words “root canal” that invokes fear and anxiety in the minds of both children and adults alike. What does root canal therapy entail? Is the treatment as painful as it sounds? Find out below: When is a root canal required? Inside every tooth, there … Continue reading “Is Root Canal Therapy as Scary as it Sounds?”Read More