How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Since your smile is one of your most important features, of course you want it to be dazzling! In an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, “when respondents were asked, ‘what would you most like to improve about your smile?’ The most common response … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Tips for Touchy Teeth

Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston dental team! This festive feast is one of our favorite holidays. Who wouldn’t enjoy having a beautiful meal with beloved family and friends? Unfortunately, however, the sweet, acidic, hot, and cold treats commonly … Continue reading

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Are My Teeth Rotting?

When you hear the phrase “rotting teeth,” you might imagine a mouth full of blackened teeth with green fumes rising from them, or a smile strafed with holes. The thought of decomposing teeth may seem like a distant nightmare, but … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Your Gums Bleed

At some point or another, your gums have probably bled. These oral tissues are as vulnerable as they are vital. While you may imagine that a dentist like Dr. Cindy Flanagan is primarily concerned with your teeth, our Houston dental team is actually … Continue reading

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My Tongue Pushes My Teeth- What Can I Do?

Your tongue is an important part of your mouth that helps you taste, chew, and swallow. However, it can sometimes interfere with other aspects of your oral health. Fortunately, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston dental team are available to assist you … Continue reading

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Why is the Inside of my Mouth White?

What if you woke up one morning, trudged to the bathroom to brush your teeth, and found that the inside of your mouth had turned chalky white? This unsettling circumstance may seem unusual, but it happens to many people every … Continue reading

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The Oral Symptoms of Food Allergies

An itching face, swelling cheeks, and a strange taste in your mouth: food allergies are no fun. In addition to being uncomfortable, this condition can have a notable effect on your overall well-being and quality of life. In some cases, … Continue reading

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Tooth Terminology: What Exactly is Plaque?

Plaque: you’ve probably heard your dentist use this term, but you might not have fully understood what it means or how it affects your smile. You may know that you don’t want to have plaque on your teeth, but why? … Continue reading

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How Does Gum Disease Affect Pregnancy?

Pregnancy influences every aspect of your wellbeing, including and especially your oral health. Hormonal fluctuations, dietary changes, and other developments can have a major impact on your gum tissue. According to WebMD, “40% of women will develop gingivitis [gum disease] sometime during … Continue reading

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What is a Periodontal Exam?

If you’re like most Americans, you probably take your gums for granted, focusing your oral healthcare on your teeth. However, maintaining your periodontal tissue is just as important as cleaning your teeth when it comes to keeping your smile healthy. … Continue reading

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