Do I Have to Floss Every Day?

June 21, 2018

Woman flossing teethHave you heard the old joke dentists tell where the patient asks, “Do I have to floss my teeth,” and the dentist responds with, “Only the ones you want to keep?” Well, that answer is pretty applicable here. The reason you need to floss every day is that this is the only way to remove plaque buildup between teeth. Within 12 hours, plaque begins to harden into tartar. This crystalized substance has to be removed by a professional, and it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease when not removed regularly. Flossing removes plaque between teeth before it can harden into tartar. If you’re not already flossing at least once each day, it’s time to start. Keep reading to learn more about the types of floss and get some tips for flossing more effectively. If you want to learn more or need help with flossing, don’t hesitate to ask at your next preventive dentistry appointment.

How Much do Dental Implants Cost?

June 11, 2018

dentist showing patient a dental implant modelBefore beginning a dental implant supported tooth replacement plan, patients often have questions, but patients most often ask about the cost of implants. It’s important that you have a detailed discussion with your dentist about the costs of each stage of dental implant tooth replacement plans before beginning the process. Most dental offices are happy to help you with dental insurance claims and financing options to assist you in fitting the cost of implant supported tooth replacement into your budget. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and take the time you need to plan for the cost of your treatment.

Your Dentist in Houston May Add Years to Your Life with an Oral Cancer Screening

April 11, 2018

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Smiling coupleThink oral cancer isn’t so common? Think again. We bet you’ll recognize at least one of these celebrities who all battled oral cancer: Babe Ruth, George Harrison, Michael Douglas, Sigmund Freud and President Grover Cleveland. Of course, oral cancer also targets non-celebrities, too. According to the International Oral Cancer Association, one person dies of oral cancer every hour of every day. That adds up to more than 8,000 people each year just in the United States. What can you do to avoid oral cancer? See your dentist in Houston regularly for an oral cancer screening to detect early warning signs before symptoms develop.