Why Do My Teeth Look Gray?

Most of us would prefer to have white, stunning smiles, and for good reason. According to a 2012 survey from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, one of the “most common responses” to the question “What is the first thing you … Continue reading

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Why Are My Gums Peeling

Many people believe that their teeth are the end-all and be-all when it comes to the health of their smile, but his simply isn’t true. Of course, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston dental team are concerned about the status of your … Continue reading

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Is It Normal to Have Small Cracks in My Teeth?

You’re brushing or flossing in front of a mirror, and all of a sudden you notice what appear to be small cracks in one or more of your teeth. You look more closely at the tiny lines breaking up your … 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. Although it sounds unusual, several of our patients have experienced this sensation. Fortunately, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston … Continue reading

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Manual Vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Is Better?

We have all seen the compelling commercials for sleek, modern electric toothbrushes. You may even swear by them and insist that these gadgets make your smile shinier. Based on a report from Statista, over 100 million Americans used power toothbrushes in 2017. The manufacturers of electric toothbrushes often … Continue reading

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Adult Tooth Loss: What Are My Options?

  Losing a tooth is a magical experience for children. They place their missing molars under their pillows and wait for the tooth fairy to come and exchange them for some well-earned quarters. However, losing a permanent tooth can be … Continue reading

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What does it mean if my tongue is white?

What if you saw a thin white coating over your tongue in the mirror when you woke up or noticed a milky film while brushing your teeth? Chances are, something like this has happened to you at least once. There … Continue reading

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Why Do My Teeth Only Hurt at Night?

t’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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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Since your smile is one of your most important features, of course you want it to be dazzling! In an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, “when respondents were asked, ‘what would you most like to improve about your smile?’ The most common response … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Tips for Touchy Teeth

Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our Houston dental team! This festive feast is one of our favorite holidays. Who wouldn’t enjoy having a beautiful meal with beloved family and friends? Unfortunately, however, the sweet, acidic, hot, and cold treats commonly … Continue reading

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