Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the important first step is to settle upon a whitening method. It may seem like there are a lot of options, but they all use a peroxide-based whitening solution. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we offer in-office whitening, and professional-strength whitening kits you can use at home.

The main difference between professional strength and commercial, over-the-counter products is in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. Professional strength is much stronger, surpassing anything you’ll find at the store.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of commercial versus professional teeth whitening.

Commercial Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less costly
Doesn’t require a trip to the dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain

Commercial Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Not as effective
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston our in-office teeth whitening and professional-grade take-home kits have transformed countless smiles! We’ve whitened the smiles of people from all over East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also rely on our complete general dentistry services. Call to schedule a transformative appointment with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Veneers Transform Smiles

Same Day Smile Makeovers At The Gentle Art of Dentistry In Houston

In this post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we are going to highlight a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, porcelain veneers.

Have you ever wished you could cover the front part of your teeth as easily as painting a wall? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, you can.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin fronts that are permanently attached to your natural teeth.

Veneers may be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures. Since they can fix tooth misalignment, veneers are sometimes called instant orthodontics.

Do veneers look natural?
Veneers are custom-made to each of your teeth with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of your natural teeth. They can be made in any size or shape.

They are durable, too. When properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry options available at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to our practice to improve their smiles maintain good dental health. Please call us to schedue an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Hiding Your Smile? The Gentle Art of Dentistry Can Help

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Some people think their smile is not much of an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious Internet videos—none of these can induce a smile or laugh. If this sounds familiar, then maybe you would like some specifics about complete smile makeovers from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

Lots of people are hesitant to reveal their smiles due to one flaw or another. We can improve smiles damaged by a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, stains, and even crooked or missing teeth.

Many people start with teeth whitening. This swiftly creates a brighter smile. It’s a simple procedure, but the results are truly impressive.

Other procedures that enhance the look of your teeth include dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, enamel shaping, gum contouring, and bonding.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our patients. Our patients come from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein for cosmetic and general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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4 Smile Boosters

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Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to using proven dental techniques to improve the appearance of your smile. We have improved countless smiles with it at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

In this post, we’ll highlight four ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

  1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when whitening agents bleach the teeth directly.
  2. Dental Implants are titanium posts secured into the jawbone in place of a missing tooth root. The post supports an artificial tooth. Several posts can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.
  3. Dental Bonding is commonly used to fix chipped or cracked teeth. A composite resin is placed over the flaw, and then shaped to replicate the original tooth structure.
  4. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. They’ll improve any smile by covering chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. Other services include complete general dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

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We fill a lot of cavities at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. Tooth decay is a serious problem, with somewhere in the area of nine of every ten American adults having at least one cavity in their teeth.

It doesn’t have to be that way, and we really stress preventative dentistry as the key to good dental health. Here are five tips for maintaining healthy teeth and gums:

  1. Brush Your Teeth. This is one is easy and basic, but critical. Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, and use a toothpaste with fluoride.
  2. Don’t Forget Your Tongue. This important part of brushing is easy to overlook, but there’s bacteria on the tongue you’ll want to remove.
  3. Floss. This goes hand-in-hand with brushing. Flossing lets you get the gunk that builds up between teeth. Before or after you brush? Either one. Just be sure to do it!
  4. Eat a Balanced Diet. Food choice is more important than you might think. Teeth need nutrients, just like the rest of your body. Avoid sugar as much as possible, and drink plenty of water.
  5. Have a Check-Up Twice a Year. Regular cleanings and checkups allow us to catch small problems before they get big, and give you peace of mind.

By using these five tips you can avoid serious dental issues down the road.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. Patients from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come here for complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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The Tea And Teeth Question

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Here’s a riddle from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston: What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. In this blog post, we’ll talk about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Daily oral hygiene is vital.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider professional teeth whitening. We offer in-office teeth whitening, which can transform your smile in just one office visit. For those who prefer to control the process, we also have a professional-grade take-home kit.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can transform yellow or dull teeth. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Love Your Smile

Love Your Smile in Houston

There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth. With cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, anyone can have a fabulous smile.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, a smile makeover will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

A smile makeover is a process that draws on different cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. We can whiten your teeth, restore missing teeth, close gaps between them, and repair chips, cracks, and other damage. We have an array of tools and techniques that can improve any smile.

Let’s consider teeth whitening as just one example. Our teeth get dull and discolored as the years go by, stained by the things that we eat and drink. Tobacco, too, can take a toll on your teeth. We offer several whitening procedures to restore the brilliance of your smile.

You can learn a lot from someone’s smile, and at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we help you make great impressions on others by putting your best smile forward. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Let That Winning Smile Shine

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Everyone wants a winning smile, but as we age, it can get harder and harder to keep yours dazzling. If you’re grappling with yellowed, discolored, stained, or even multi-colored teeth, teeth whitening from  The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston might be the answer.

These irregularities are usually simple to fix. Having your teeth whitened professionally can be a huge boost for your self-confidence. You’ll look younger, and find it easier to make a positive impression on other people.

There are lots of whitening products you can pick up at the store. Rest assured, no strips, gels, or toothpastes can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

Our in-office whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in a  single office visit. We also have take-home trays, which are ideal for those who prefer to whiten their teeth at their own pace.

Teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth

Houston Permanent Tooth Replacement

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number grows each year. You can restore your smile with a dental implant from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. They blend in with your remaining teeth, and look and function like the real thing. Dental implants are a long-term tooth restoration.

Dental implants also prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, and helps strengthen the bone.

Implants can also be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants are one of the most significant advances in dentistry. To find out more, call The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. Our services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can boost your confidence. The possibilities include teeth whitening, invisible braces, veneers, or even dental implants.

Better Smile, Better You
Is this the year to reinvent yourself? Consider improving your physical fitness, taking up a new hobby, pursuing continuing education or a new career to go along with your new smile.

A smile makeover is defined differently for every person. We can help you decide what is best for your smile!

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can give you a whole new smile. We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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