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.
If you are pregnant, you know the importance of staying healthy before your delivery. Oral health is particularly important to monitor during pregnancy because certain hormones can affect your gum health (a condition called pregnancy gingivitis). However, many women choose to avoid dental work during pregnancy because they don’t want to put their developing baby … Continue reading “Are Dental Procedures Safe During Pregnancy?”Read More
Caring for your braces will help your teeth to stay healthy during your orthodontic journey. But if you are new to braces, taking care of your brackets might seem intimidating. While braces are made up of multiple wires and metal pieces, these pieces are all relatively easy to care for. In this article, we will … Continue reading “Hygiene Tips For Braces”Read More
We all know that it’s important to brush our teeth twice per day. But is your toothbrush still cleaning your teeth properly? Regularly replacing your toothbrush and caring for it in between brushes will help your toothbrush to do its job. Keep reading to learn toothbrush care tips from the experts. Knowing When It’s Time … Continue reading “How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?”Read More
The CDC reports that over 100 million Americans suffer from diabetes or prediabetes. While diabetics (and pre-diabetics) face a myriad of health problems, they can also deal with oral health problems that are frequently ignored. Read on to learn how diabetes can affect your teeth and gums. How Blood Sugar and Blood Supply Affect the … Continue reading “How Diabetes Can Affect Your Teeth”Read More
Tooth sensitivity is a common issue, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. For many patients, tooth sensitivity seems to be persistent. If you aren’t finding relief with topical treatments, specialized toothpaste, or dietary changes, the beverages you are consuming might be the culprit. Read on to learn about the drinks that can … Continue reading “Are These Drinks Causing Your Tooth Sensitivity?”Read More
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