Category Archives: Cleanings and Prevention

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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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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