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.
Smoking is a terrible habit to have. It affects your entire body, from your internal organs to your mouth. Over time, smoking deteriorates your health. You will not feel the impact of smoking on your health now, but down the line, you might regret your decision to take up smoking. If you do not cut … Continue reading “The Negative Effects of Smoking on Oral Health”Read More
Has anyone told you to go and brush your teeth because your breath smells bad? When someone tells you that your mouth stinks, you turn red with embarrassment. No one wants to be told that they have bad breath, especially not in a room full of people. To fight bad breath, dentists recommend tongue scrapers, … Continue reading “Can a Tongue Scraper Fight Off Bad Breath?”Read More
Porcelain veneers have the appearance of natural teeth, meaning people will not be able to tell if you are wearing them. The advantage of using porcelain to create the veneers is due to their ability to offer the same resilience and strength as one’s natural teeth. Dentists are able to change the shape, color, and … Continue reading “A Patient’s Guide to Porcelain Veneers”Read More
Exercise and eating right will not matter if you disregard the importance of maintaining good dental hygiene. By not keeping your teeth and gums in good condition, you are opening a door for germs and bacteria to enter your body and cause harm to it. We recommend that you start brushing your teeth after every … Continue reading “Is Poor Dental Hygiene Affecting Your Health?”Read More
As you age, it becomes increasingly important for you to maintain a healthy smile. If you didn’t take care of your teeth before, you should start doing it now, as it is never too late to start. You need to visit your dentist regularly for dental check-ups and brush and floss your teeth at home. … Continue reading “The Importance of Dental Care for Seniors”Read More
When electrical toothbrushes first came on the scene, most people predicated it as the end of manual toothbrushes. However, they were wrong, as it comes down to preference more than the latest teeth cleaning technology. If you are wondering what type of toothbrush you and your family should use, manual or electrical, know that each … Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Manual and Electrical Toothbrushes”Read More
No one wants tartar to build up on their teeth. Here are some things that will help you control that. Brush your teeth every day. You need to give in 2 minutes, twice every day. If you simply undergo scrubbing your teeth for 30 seconds, that is not good enough. Make use of a brush … Continue reading “Tips to Help You Control Tartar”Read More
In most instances, dry mouth is nothing to worry about, as most people, at least once in their lifetime, have suffered from it. If dry mouth persists, becoming chronic, you have a reason to worry. You will have to make an appointment with a Pearland dentist to have the condition looked at and treated. If … Continue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Take Signs of Dry Mouth Lightly?”Read More
Did you know that almost sixty percent of all tooth decay is due to genetics? Most people are not aware of this fact, but they will be now. Your genetics is partly responsible for your cavity free smile. On the other hand, if your parents were susceptible to cavities, you will be also. So, what … Continue reading “The Genetic Connection to Tooth Decay”Read More
Wisdom teeth are the last ones to develop during your young adulthood. Because these teeth are formed at the back, they often don’t get enough space to fully form, causing agonizing pain. Dentists at Pearland often suggest that the wisdom tooth be surgically removed. If wisdom tooth doesn’t get enough room to grow, it may … Continue reading “What you can expect from a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure”Read More