What Questions Should I Be Asking My Dentist?

As the novelist, Thomas Berger, once said, “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” This definitely applies in the world of dentistry. At our Houston practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and the rest of our team seek … Continue reading

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My Gums Are Covering My Teeth, What Should I Do?

You may think that your pearly whites are the end-all, be-all of your smile, but this isn’t the case. You can’t have a gorgeous grin without well-shaped gums to frame your teeth. Furthermore, disproportionate gums can make it more difficult … Continue reading

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Gingivitis Treatment: Home & Special Care

Even if you don’t realize it, chances are that you suffer from gum disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease” and “70.1% of … Continue reading

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My Mouth Keeps Watering: What Do I Do?

Saliva is an important component of your mouth, helping you digest your food and serving as a natural mouthwash for your teeth. However, it turns out that you can have too much of a good thing when it comes to your spit. … Continue reading

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How Are Kids’ Dental Exams Different Than Adults?

Picture this: the time has come for your child’s first dental visit. Your youngster might be afraid of going to the dentist’s office, with its strange chairs and unfamiliar tools. However, it’s important to bring your kid in, since good … Continue reading

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Can a Dentist Help Me With My Sleep Apnea?

Chances are, you or someone you know suffers from sleep apnea. According to Sleep Disorders Guide, this condition “is prevalent in as many as an estimated 18 million Americans…[affecting] approximately 1 in every 15 people.” Furthermore, “two to four percent of all Americans have … Continue reading

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Invisalign vs. Braces: Pros & Cons

Crooked, misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable, unappealing, and unhealthy. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of orthodontic options you can use to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. According to Humana Dental, “over four million people in the U.S. wear braces, … Continue reading

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Why is it Important to Save Natural Teeth?

Tooth restoration technology is more advanced than it has ever been. With state-of-the-art dental implants and beautiful crowns, we truly are in the twenty-first century of dentistry. In fact, artificial teeth are so durable, attractive, and versatile that some people may even begin … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Nighttime Jaw Pain

At the end of a long day, it can be easy to shrug off seemingly small aches and pains. If you realize most nights when you get into bed that your jaw is sore, notice it popping during your evening … Continue reading

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6 Summer Treats That Aren’t Bad for Your Oral Health

With summer in full swing, it’s time to relax by the pool, throw a big barbecue, or chill out and watch a movie with the family. These activities are even more fun with your favorite snacks. Unfortunately, many summer staples … Continue reading

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