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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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer isn’t exactly the most fun topic to discuss, but it’s undeniably important. The more you know about this deadly disease, the better you can ward it off, and this is especially true for oral cancer. This condition is typically … Continue reading

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Halitosis Hysteria: Common Causes of Bad Breath

No one wants to have bad breath. Whether you’re on a first date, in an important business meeting, or even just in tight quarters on the train, halitosis can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. It also signals certain crucial dental health … Continue reading

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Whitening Your Teeth: Busting Common Myths

Most of us would like to have brighter smiles. We’re constantly bombarded with billboards and advertisements featuring dazzling pearly whites. If you want to have a more radiant smile, you’ve probably considered whitening your teeth. You can find products to … Continue reading

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Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Eating

Of course, it’s very important to brush your teeth. Gently polishing your enamel allows you to remove plaque, the sticky film of debris, saliva, and bacteria that can lead to cavities. It also improves your breath and helps your teeth … Continue reading

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Which Animals Lose Their Teeth?

Many of us eagerly anticipated a visit from the Tooth Fairy as kids, enjoying the magic of tooth loss. Getting a second set of teeth in is an important part of our dental development. Our baby teeth create the foundation … Continue reading

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Mouth Discoloration: What Affects Your Tongue, Cheeks, and Gums

Most people want to enjoy not only white teeth but healthy, pink gum tissue, as well. Noticing discoloration in your mouth can be disconcerting. What are you supposed to do when your teeth, tongue, lips, cheeks, or gums take on … Continue reading

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March 6th is Dentists’ Day! Learn About The History of Dentistry

Next Monday is National Dentists’ Day! We may be just a little bit biased, but this is one of our favorite holidays at Dr. Cindy Flanagan’s office. It is a day to honor and celebrate the important work that dentists all … Continue reading

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Why Are My Teeth Moving?

As children, we become accustomed to changes in our teeth. We look forward to visits from the tooth fairy and watch our smiles take their shape (perhaps with the help of braces) as we make our way into our teens. … Continue reading

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Why Your Teeth Won’t Whiten

Most of us would love to enjoy more dazzling smiles. In fact, in a 2012 study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “when respondents were asked, ‘What would you most like to improve about your smile?’ The most common response … Continue reading

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