Category Archives: Restorations

3 Strange Things That Can Happen To Your Mouth

Your mouth is one of your most intricate body parts. Filled with teeth, gums, papillae, saliva, and more, your oral cavity forms its own complex world. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our team help patients maintain healthy mouths … Continue reading

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Feeling Pain Inside Your Molars: Causes and Treatment

Most of us have experienced a toothache before. It might be sharp or dull, occasional or constant, isolated or widespread, but it certainly isn’t comfortable. When any tooth begins to hurt, it’s time to contact a dentist, like Dr. Cindy Flanagan at … Continue reading

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Why Do Gums Recede?

When you consider your oral health, you probably think about your teeth, but your gums are actually equally important. Your gum tissue helps hold your teeth in proper position, circulates blood throughout your mouth, and much more. Unfortunately, many people … Continue reading

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Is it Okay if My Molars Don’t Touch?

Ideally, your top and bottom teeth should be in perfect harmony, resting right up against each other when you close your mouth. However, in reality, this isn’t always the case. There are many issues that can affect the way your … 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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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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Translucent Teeth: What it Means When Your Enamel Is Transparent

Most of us are used to seeing firm, white teeth, so it can be unsettling if your enamel begins to look thinner and clearer. Why would your teeth become translucent? What can you do about it? Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston … Continue reading

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Why Do My Teeth Only Hurt at Night?

It’s never fun to get a toothache, but especially not at the end of a long day, when all you want to do is relax, unwind, and get some shut-eye. Unfortunately, evening toothaches are not an uncommon occurrence. There are … Continue reading

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

There’s nothing more annoying than trying to enjoy a hot cup of tea or a sweet swirl of ice cream and having your teeth “zing” with pain. Unfortunately, Know Your Teeth reports: “at least 40 million adults in the United States … Continue reading

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Why Do I Feel a Popping Sensation in My Tooth?

You bite into a sandwich or drink a cold glass of water and you suddenly feel something strange in your tooth: a popping sensation. Although it sounds unusual, several of our patients have experienced this and were understandably confused. Teeth … Continue reading

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