The Gentle Art of Dentistry Dental Miracles

Affordable Houston Family DentistryAt The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, cosmetic dentistry not only enhances your smile, it can improve the health of your teeth and make your face more attractive. In addition, it can help with TMJ issues, and it definitely increases your self-esteem!

What’s more, cosmetic dentistry is surprisingly quick and virtually pain-free. Why? Because of state-of-the art dental technology.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry, we deliver dental miracles everyday. Regardless of the number of teeth affected, we re-design smiles and correct issues by skillfully performing cosmetic dental procedures.

If you have teeth that are decayed or otherwise damaged, there are numerous remedies. Porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, and veneers are some of the effective procedures available. What if a tooth is missing entirely? A dental implant is a complete restoration; including a new root!

Perhaps all of this sounds too good to be true. If you are a skeptic, schedule a no-pressure smile transformation consultation today and find out for yourself. We will explain how your teeth can be transformed and you can see before and after photos.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry can transform your smile and your life! We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

Houston Jaw Bone DeteriorationIn this post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we review jaw bone health, and the benefits of dental implants.

To remain healthy and dense, your jaw bone needs to be constantly stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment for someone with tooth damage. However, we make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the previous root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant is a tough titanium post that replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and fused with surrounding bone, a post is placed into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

Dental implants have transformed the lives of countless people. Please call us to find out whether they’re right for your. We also offer general dentistry, and many othe services. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

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At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we enjoy helping patients maintain good oral health. This post focuses on something that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste.

A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are a few suggestions to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.

  1. Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding decay and gum disease.
  2. Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed food with artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
  3. Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a host of reasons, but many people don’t realize their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we want all our patients to enjoy good dental health. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Dental Sealant Q & A

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At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we often recommend dental sealants as a way of protecting teeth against cavities. Not everyone has heard of dental sealants, so we’ll use this space to answer some questions about them.

Q. What are dental sealants?
A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most North Tomball pediatric dentists and family dentists offer sealants to their patients.

A. Do sealants significantly reduce tooth decay?
Q. Yes. Studies show that dental sealants can curtail the risk of decay by 70%!

Q. How are dental sealants applied to the teeth?
A. We apply sealant resin as a liquid. It quickly hardens and adheres tightly to the pits and grooves of your teeth. The procedure is quick, straightforward and painless.

Q. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
A. Sealants are most commonly applied to the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for decay.

Q. When should sealants be applied?
A. The best time is early – while the teeth are cavity-free. Your dentist will advise you.

Q. Are sealants just for kids?
A. Not necessarily. Talk to us about whether sealants could benefit you.

Q. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
A. Yes. Vigilant oral hygiene is still essential to keep teeth and gums healthy. Even the teeth with sealants are at risk for decay along the gumline.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients, and that includes protection against cavities! Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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The Gentle Art of Dentistry Can Make Your Whites Whiter

The Gentle Art of Dentistry Can Make Your Whites Whiter

One of the most common requests we get at The Gentle Art of Dentistry is teeth whitening, one of our cosmetic dentistry services.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. All you need to do to confirm that is take a look at all the whitening products that are available in any grocery store. From whitening toothpastes to strips and other products, there is a lot to choose from.

While most of the commercially available products to an adequate job whitening your teeth, they cannot compare to professional teeth whitening. And who wants to settle for adequate, anyway?

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry, we have two options: in-office whitening and at-home whitening. Our in-office whitening takes about two hours to complete, and leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. The at-home whitening also delivers fantastic results, but lets you proceed at your own pace.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, teeth whitning is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve smiles every day. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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5 Cavity Basics

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Preventing tooth decay is one of the main reasons people go to the dentist. In this post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we are going to talk about five things you need to know about cavities.

1. Cavities are also called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings emerge. These little holes are cavities.

2. Factors that contribute to decay are:

  • Frequent eating
  • Consuming sugary beverages
  • Oral bacteria
  • Poor dental hygiene

3. Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should call your dentist today to schedule an appointment.

4. Cavities are more common among young children, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t have to take precautions.

5. Preventing cavities is uncomplicated. Be sure to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat right, avoid frequent snacking, and have regular visits with your dentist.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, the dental health of each of our patients is always our top priority. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Check Out The Checkup!

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one.

There are some very good reasons for seeing us twice a year. Along with daily brushing and flossing, six-month cleanings and checkups are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.

Most appointments begin with a cleaning from the hygienist. During the cleaning we’ll scrape any tartar from your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque, and you can’t get it off with a toothbrush and floss. That’s one of the reasons brushing twice a day is so important: it helps prevent plaque buildup! Scraping tartar off of your teeth is known as scaling.

Once your teeth are scaled, we’ll polish them with a gritty toothpaste. This is pretty harsh stuff, and it does a fabulous job removing any surface stains on your teeth. Sometimes patients wonder if they can get something like it for use at home. The trouble with that is that it’s just too abrasive to use every day.

After scaling and brushing, the last step is flossing. Then, it’s the dentist’s turn.

During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

And that, in a nutshell, is how your visit to the dentist goes. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedulre your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

Our Dental Team Takes Care Of You

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At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, each member of our team helps us operate smoothly to provide a high level of care. This message will explain the duties of a dental assistant.

You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who clips the bib around my neck,” and you are correct. However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.

Skilled dental assistants work behind the scenes at The Gentle Art of Dentistry. They assist the dentist during all dental procedures, including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling, as well as lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. They also work with our dental hygienists during cleanings and patient instruction.

When a patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the specific procedure. Before he/she is escorted to a chair in one of our pleasant patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready.

Whether the patient is receiving porcelain veneers, undergoing a routine orthodontia adjustment, or settling in for a two-hour cosmetic dental smile makeover, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.

Dental assistants may also prepare tray setups, take impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take x-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have an astute eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, services include general and cosmetic dentistry, with our dental assistants helping every step of the way. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Let’s Make A Plan

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At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we want all our patients to have healthy, beautiful smiles.

When you are committed to reaching a goal, the difference between success and failure often comes down to whether you follow a plan. Inconsistency is hardly ever effective.

Do you have a goal to improve your smile? Perhaps you have not thought much about your teeth in the past, but lately have noticed problems. These can be purely aesthetic such as tooth staining, or a serious hazard such as bone recession.

Do you have an objective for your smile?

  • Reverse gum disease
  • Whiten your teeth and prevent future staining
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Straighten misaligned teeth
  • Repair cracked teeth
  • Prevent tooth loss
  • A complete smile redesign

We are committed to customized patient-focused care. This means that we compose a personalized treatment plan for every single patient; after all, each patient is unique. Age, lifestyle, current status of oral health, overall physical health, and risk factors are all taken into account.

Ready to get started? Call us at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston to discuss your goals and concerns. Our services include a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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If you would like to improve your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with The Gentle Art of Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentistry makes positive changes to smiles every single day.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

Teeth whitening is one of the most populsar cosmetic dentistry procedures wse offer. A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more self-confident in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We have two options: in-office teeth whitening, which can whiten your smile in a single office visit, and take-home whitening kits, which whiten teeth over several weeks. Both options surpass any over-the-counter products you’ll find at the store.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of problems including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. We also offer general dentistry to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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