Category Archives: Cleanings and Prevention

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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Valentine’s Day Oral Health: Kissing Complications

Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the loveliest day of the year. It’s a wonderful time to remind loved ones how much you care about them and set aside some time for romance with your significant other. Valentine’s Day may be … Continue reading

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I Burned My Tongue! Cooling Off Mouth Burns

With chillier weather outdoors, this is a great time of year to enjoy your favorite warm soups and delicious hot drinks. Escaping the cold to sip hot chocolate by the fire is one of the most satisfying parts of winter. … Continue reading

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Where Does the Tooth Fairy Come From?

As the holidays approach, it’s a magical time of year. Of course, at our Houston dental practice, one of our most beloved fantastical figures is the Tooth Fairy. We know her as a winged creature that appears when a child … Continue reading

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Oral Health in America

In America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, we have a lot to smile about. However, we aren’t free from our share of oral health issues. To attain a healthy mouth, you must first understand … Continue reading

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Mouth Ulcers: Treatment and Prevention

Most of us have had a mouth ulcer—more commonly known as a “canker sore”—at least once in our lives. These tender, uncomfortable spots can be a source of constant irritation and make daily activities like eating, drinking, speaking, and even … Continue reading

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Why Your Teeth Cut Into Your Tongue

Someone who isn’t happy with something you said might tell you to “bite your tongue,” but for some people, this is a daily occurrence. Constantly nicking your tongue with your teeth can be aggravating. At our Houston dental practice, we … Continue reading

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Beware the Dangerous Fall Food that Can Harm Your Teeth

There are certain foods that you need to take in moderation, or that should be avoided altogether this fall. These foods have a combination of factors that can cause tooth decay if consumed regularly in considerable amounts. Citrus Fruits Fall … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Candy for Those With Braces

There is usually a lot of candy being passed around on Halloween. It is important that people with Invisalign Clear Braces ensure that their teeth are healthy by avoiding certain types of candy. You will need to avoid anything that is sticky … Continue reading

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