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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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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