Category Archives: Restorations

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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Top 5 Benefits of Dental Implants

In an ideal world, you would never lose any of your teeth to decay, injury, disease, or another form of dental damage. Unfortunately, many people deal with the reality of missing teeth every day. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Let’s face it: root canals have a bad reputation. According to a 2014 report by the American Association of Endodontics, 54 percent of people surveyed said, ”root canals make them apprehensive,” and this number is actually down from the 2013 survey, which found that 60 … Continue reading

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Top 5 Benefits of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom made cap that covers the entirety of the tooth, from the chewing surface to the gum line. Dr. Cindy Flanagan can create and place these prostheses for medical and cosmetic purposes. Many patients have heard of … Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons Your Teeth Keep Chipping

Chipped teeth can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and unsightly. Unfortunately, this condition is all too common—a 2006 study published in Dental Traumatology reported that 31.2 percent of patients in their forties and 26.6 percent of patients in their 50s had one or more chipped … Continue reading

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The Daily Grind: Do You Suffer from Bruxism?

Do you ever clench your top and bottom teeth together when you’re stressed or wake up with an inexplicable headache? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, “one in three people suffer from bruxism,” or potentially damaging teeth grinding. This alarmingly … Continue reading

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Serving with Smiles: American Wartime Dentistry

Next Monday is Memorial Day, a time to honor and remember those brave citizens who passed away in their efforts to protect our great nation as part of the United States’ armed forces. What many people may not realize is … Continue reading

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