Should It Hurt When I Brush or Floss My Teeth

You’ve probably heard it repeatedly from your dentist, and may have even heard it directly from Dr. Cindy Flanagan: you absolutely need to brush and floss your teeth every day. However, as most of us would admit, knowing you need to do … Continue reading

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3 Strange Things That Can Happen To Your Mouth

Your mouth is one of your most intricate body parts. Filled with teeth, gums, papillae, saliva, and more, your oral cavity forms its own complex world. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our team help patients maintain healthy mouths … Continue reading

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Can The Foods You Eat Affect Your Teeth?

Food is one of life’s great joys. Perhaps the best reason to maintain a healthy mouth is so that you can enjoy scrumptious snacks and delicious dishes. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our team help patients improve every … Continue reading

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Proper Teeth Cleaning with Braces

An increasingly large number of people are getting braces each day. The LA Times reported: “between 1982 and 2008, the number of people getting braces in the U.S. leaped a whopping 99%, according to the American Association of Orthodontics.” These statistics are impressive, and … Continue reading

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Feeling Pain Inside Your Molars: Causes and Treatment

Most of us have experienced a toothache before. It might be sharp or dull, occasional or constant, isolated or widespread, but it certainly isn’t comfortable. When any tooth begins to hurt, it’s time to contact a dentist, like Dr. Cindy Flanagan at … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

While watching celebrities on a red carpet or movie stars at a premier, you may have wondered, “How did they get such flawless teeth?” In many cases, the answer is porcelain veneers. This state-of-the-art procedure can instantly correct virtually any … Continue reading

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Why Do Gums Recede?

When you consider your oral health, you probably think about your teeth, but your gums are actually equally important. Your gum tissue helps hold your teeth in proper position, circulates blood throughout your mouth, and much more. Unfortunately, many people … Continue reading

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Is it Okay if My Molars Don’t Touch?

Ideally, your top and bottom teeth should be in perfect harmony, resting right up against each other when you close your mouth. However, in reality, this isn’t always the case. There are many issues that can affect the way your … Continue reading

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How to Properly Clean Your Tongue

So, let’s say you’ve carefully brushed your teeth with toothpaste for at least two minutes, flossed between each and every one, and swished with antibacterial mouthwash- you’re all done, right? Perhaps not. While it is crucial to clean your teeth and … Continue reading

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Does Mouthwash Really Work? Busting Mouth Myths

In the world of dentistry, it can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. It’s easy to read a social media comment, beauty magazine article, or product review and believe it’s true when it actually isn’t. At our Houston dental … Continue reading

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