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.
The dangers of smoking to the lungs, the kidney, and the heart are well-documented. However, not many people talk about how much impact smoking has on dental wellbeing. If you smoke regularly, here are a couple of ways you are endangering your mouth: Yellowing Teeth Tobacco products contain tar and nicotine; when these chemicals come … Continue reading “Smoking and Your Dental Health”Read More
If you have a cracked tooth, decayed tooth, or you simply want to close the gap between your teeth, dental bonding is one of your best alternatives. The procedure does not require a lot of planning/preparation and it is not painful, so anesthesia is often never required. Learn more about dental bonding below: The process … Continue reading “What is Dental Bonding?”Read More
There have always been myths surrounding dental care and while some of the common ones like “tooth decay is only caused by excess sugar” have been proven wrong, many still exist. We debunk a few more here: White teeth mean healthy teeth If someone has a sparkly set of teeth, the common belief is that … Continue reading “3 Dental Myths Debunked”Read More
A beautiful smile can be ruined by any number of dental issues, but restorative dental care can put it right again. If you are missing teeth or have large cavities that need attention, the right dental procedure can make all the difference. What is Restorative Dental Care? As the name implies, this type of dentistry … Continue reading “How Restorative Dental Care Will Change Your Life”Read More
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, people tend to allow themselves to delay treatments but that might not be the best practice. Your smile is critical to how you present yourself to the world and how you see yourself. People think you are unfriendly when you don’t smile and having crooked teeth, chips or gaps … Continue reading “3 Simple Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures that Change Your Smile”Read More
The best way to keep your mouth healthy is to prevent problems from starting in the first place. This begins with good oral hygiene habits at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes is going to make your visits to the dentist considerably faster and cheaper. General Dentistry … Continue reading “Preventive General Dentistry Procedures That Will Keep Your Mouth Healthy”Read More
If the thought of a trip to the dentist makes you feel uneasy, nervous or worried, you are not alone. There are many people who are afflicted with dental anxiety or phobia to the point where they won’t even make an appointment. That shouldn’t be you and it doesn’t have to be. Delaying needed dental … Continue reading “3 Tips to Anxiety-Free Dental Care”Read More
Periodontal disease is no laughing matter. Fortunately, there’s a treatment that can help target the infection that causes periodontitis. Read on to find out why Arestin antibiotic treatments are among the most buzzed-about topics in the dental field. What Are Arestin Antibiotic Treatments? As gum disease progresses, pockets begin to form between teeth and gums, … Continue reading “What’s Trending: Arestin® Antibiotic Treatments”Read More
Those who suffer from migraine headaches will want to know about NTI treatments if they haven’t heard about them already. Waking up in the morning with morning headaches, a sore jaw, stiff or sore neck or sensitive teeth is no fun. These symptoms may be a sign that you are clenching or grinding your teeth. … Continue reading “NTI Treatments Provide Quick Relief for Migraines”Read More
Fluoride can keep cavities at bay while building strong and healthy teeth; but can you have too much of a good thing? Even though fluoride is a natural mineral with clear benefits, you can overdo it if you’re supplementing professional fluoride treatments with products containing too much of it at home. Why Should I Get … Continue reading “What You Should Know About Fluoride Treatments”Read More