Category Archives: Cleanings and Prevention

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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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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Is Lemon Water Bad For My Teeth?

You might order your water at lunch with a bright yellow lemon wedge. Perhaps you squeeze a bit of lemon into hot water on a cold day. Maybe you make yourself a lemon water to start your day. These all … Continue reading

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The Different Types of Taste Buds

Sweet candies, sour citrus, savory steak, bitter dark chocolate, salty pickles…taste is one of our most important senses. The flavors of food and drink are part of what makes life fun. Our ability to taste them comes, in large part, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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