Archive for the ‘ Health ’ Category

Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

When you are pregnant, one of the things at the top of your mind is how everything could affect your growing baby.  You are constantly asking yourself, “Is this safe?”  You should avoid lunch meat and caffeine, but what else should you avoid? When it comes to dental care, the answer is not a simple […]

Oral Cancer- What You Need to Know

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we are using this blog to tell you the things you need to know about oral cancer.  Oral cancer is relatively common, and when caught and treated early, has a very good survival rate.  Early detection is key in beating oral cancer. Risk Factors for Oral Cancer The […]

What is an Abscessed Tooth?

You have probably heard of an abscessed tooth.  Maybe you have even experienced one.  Abscessed teeth can affect anyone from children to senior adults, from those without ever having a cavity (yes, really!) to those with severely broken-down teeth.  This blog will explain what you need to know in the event that you or a […]

National Dental Hygiene Month

Each year, the month of October carries the designation of National Dental Hygiene Month.  All month long, we will focus on the importance of both dental hygiene and our wonderful dental hygienists.  Why a whole month, you may ask?  Because dental hygiene is the most important aspect of great oral health! The Importance of Dental […]

What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

A dental hygienist wears many hats in the dental practice.  Most dental offices have more than one dental hygienist because the services they render to the patients are so vital.  EVERYONE needs to see a dental hygienist on a consistent basis! Often people think that all a hygienist does is clean teeth.  Actually, their duties […]

Common Myths about Wisdom Teeth

Many people have had their own experiences with wisdom teeth.  This can lead to certain generalizations that are not necessarily true for everyone.  Some of this misinformation can cause people to make the wrong assumptions about wisdom teeth.  We will debunk several of those myths in this week’s blog. Myth #1: Everyone has wisdom teeth. […]

Top 7 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

Has it been a while since your last dental visit?  Or maybe you see your dentist regularly but are not sure what you need to know about your own oral health?  This blog will help you know what questions to ask your dentist when you go in for an evaluation. How Often Should I Get […]

How Often Do I Have to Go to the Dentist?

Technically, you don’t have to go to the dentist.  But we’ll rephrase the question so that we can give you an intelligent answer.  How often do you have to go to the dentist to maintain a completely healthy mouth?  That is a great question and one with a nice simple answer. The Goal: A Completely […]

Is Going to the Dentist Safe Right Now?

These days, it can be hard to know if anything is safe.  We cover our faces in public and cannot gather in large groups.  We change procedures constantly as new information emerges.  There was actually quite heated debate among dental professionals at the state level about when we can perform routine dentistry and how to […]

Why Do Regular Dental Visits Matter?

With the coronavirus pandemic, for the first time in modern history, dentists were required to close for routine and preventive care for their patients.  In Texas, this lasted for a period of about six weeks.  For those of our patients who were scheduled for their dental evaluation and professional teeth cleaning during this time, this […]