Archive for the ‘ Health ’ Category

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 […]

What are the Signs of Oral Cancer?

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, April is still oral cancer awareness month.  You can even argue that without the ability to see your dentist for non-emergency dental care, it is even more important than ever before that you begin self-screening for oral cancer and understand what to look for. Oral Cancer Self-Screenings […]

Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning?  I Just Want a Regular One.

When it comes to professional teeth cleanings, they are not all alike.  Many people don’t understand this and assume that all teeth cleanings are “regular” teeth cleanings.  Finding out you need something other than the “regular” one may be upsetting or confusing. We hope that by explaining the purpose of all professional teeth cleanings and […]

I Am Afraid of Going to the Dentist . . . What Can I Do?

First of all, understand that you are not alone!  Dental fears and phobias affect millions of Americans.  Many of these stem from bad experiences in childhood or just a general fear of the pain that many people assume accompanies a dental visit. The most important thing to understand is that there are ways to address […]

Why Does my Mouth Feel Dry?

Having a dry mouth is more than just a nuisance.  Dry mouth can both indicate serious health concerns and cause serious dental concerns.  For these reasons, it is important not to ignore a dry mouth.  Pay attention to it, take steps to overcome, and seek medical and dental attention if it doesn’t improve. This article […]

Is it Safe to Have Silver Fillings?

. . . or should I have them replaced with composite? We hear this question from patients all the time.  There are several reasons to replace old silver (amalgam) fillings, but actually, safety isn’t one of them.  The short answer to the question in the title is: Yes, it is safe to have silver fillings.  […]

Silent Night?  Not if Your Loved Ones Snore!

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to both good health and good moods.  Some people are able to sleep without being awakened by a partner’s snoring, but most people are not.  Not only can snoring lead to conflict or awkward sleeping arrangements; it could actually indicate a serious health problem! Why Does Snoring Matter? […]