Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Proper Teeth Cleaning with Braces

An increasingly large number of people are getting braces each day. The LA Times reported: “between 1982 and 2008, the number of people getting braces in the U.S. leaped a whopping 99%, according to the American Association of Orthodontics.” These statistics are impressive, and … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

While watching celebrities on a red carpet or movie stars at a premier, you may have wondered, “How did they get such flawless teeth?” In many cases, the answer is porcelain veneers. This state-of-the-art procedure can instantly correct virtually any … 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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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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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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Veneers or Crowns: Know the Difference

There are so many dental terms that it’s easy to get them confused for each other. In recent years, two somewhat similar treatments have become increasingly popular: porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan offers … Continue reading

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Yellow Teeth: Causes and Treatments

As you ring in the New Year, one of your resolutions might be to have a whiter, brighter smile. After all, no one wants to have yellow, discolored teeth. This condition can be embarrassing and prevent you from smiling confidently. In … Continue reading

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Candy Apple Recipe Ideas That Won’t Send You To The Dentist

Candy Apples Recipe That Won’t Break Your Teeth Candy Apples are tasty treats that can be enjoyed by everyone whether it’s for bridal parties, weddings, birthday parties, during Halloween, or even at home. However, this treats may not be so good if … Continue reading

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Should I Whiten My Teeth at Home

We all want the whitest, most radiant smile possible. And a quick trip down the dental health aisle at the store may have you wondering if you can get that gleaming white look at home. Many toothpastes, whitening kits, mouthwashes, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Summer Foods Hurt Your Smile

Summertime is the season of fun and relaxation for many people. Barbecues, family reunions, and picnics are popular activities this time of year. Enjoy these celebrations, but keep your oral health in mind so you’ll still have a gleaming smile … Continue reading

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