Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston salutes you.

Essential Dental Health

Brushing your teeth every day is essential to good dental health. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s the best way to keep plaque from building up on your teeth.

Plaque is a sticky film that is formed by bacteria and sugars, and coats the surface of your teeth. It’s a constant process; the stuff is always forming. That’s why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. It’s important to remove it because plaque is what causes cavities.

Two Minute Warning

Try to brush for two minutes! Some people find that challenging. You can use a timer to help, or listen to some music to take your mind off the brushing. That way the time will fly by, and you may even go beyond that two minute minimum.

We strongly recommend flossing, too. Before or after you brush? The jury is out on that one. We think before is better, but the most important thing is that you do it.

Healthy living really does start with your smile! At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to us to for general and cosmetic dentistry, and much more. 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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How Do Veneers Create Stunning Smiles?

Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in North TomballPorcelain veneers from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston have a multitude of applications, allowing you to transform your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are paper-thin, tooth-shaped covers that are affixed to the front of teeth. They are made of medical-grade ceramic.

Is your tooth enamel worn and thin? Tooth-colored porcelain veneers have the brilliance and translucency of healthy tooth enamel.

Have your teeth developed uneven edges? This can result from teeth grinding, natural wear and other factors. Veneers are a minimally invasive correction.

Do you have chips or cracks in your teeth? Porcelain veneers provide a flawless tooth surface. Are your teeth yellow or gray? Veneers can fix that, too. They can be made in any shade to perk up your smile while still blending naturally with your other teeth.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we would be happy to show you what veneers can do for  you. We’ve used porcelain veneers to improve the smiles of people from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to our office for complete general dentistry. 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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Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can help.

Whether your teeth have been stained by years of sipping dark-colored drinks, or smoking has left them brown and dull, we can restore the whiteness and give new life to your smile.

Maybe you have injured a tooth, causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to a tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is optimal for your teeth.

Two of the most popular procedures we offer are porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. They are permanently attached to the front of your teeth. People love them because they mask flaws like cracks and chips, and gaps between teeth.
  • Teeth whitening can transform discolored teeth, removing years of stains or yellowing. We offer in-office whitening and a take-home kit. Both of them surpass any over-the-counter product you’ll find at the store.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we restore smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein trust us with ther smiles, and also come to our office for general dentistry and more. Call for 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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Better and Better: The Future of Implants

Dentists are always reminding their patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we know that some of our patients are going to lose a tooth, in spite of everyone’s best efforts. When that happens, we recommend dental implants as a solution.

Humans have experimented with replacing lost teeth for thousands of years. Archaeologists tell us that the first known instance of an implanted tooth comes from the remains of an Egyptian king, whose upper jaw had a copper peg in it. They think it was hammered into place, but that’s an image we do not want to dwell on.

Other ancient cultures experimented with carved bamboo, pieces of stone and steel, and even sea shells. Rest assured, dental implants since then have come a long, long way. Today dental implants are a titanium post that is surgically placed in the patient’s jaw. One implant can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support a set of dentures.

Dental prognosticators gazing into their crystal balls say that implants are going to get even better, and that improvements aren’t that far down the road. We can expect faster healing and even lower failure rates, which are already pretty low.

At present, the most common cause of failure in dental implants is oral microbial infection. New generations of dental implants are expected to feature a reservoir that slowly releases anti-microbial medicine that prevents the growth of bacteria.

To find out more about dental implants and whether they’re right for you, schedule an appointment with us at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. We’ve placed them in patients from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call our office 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

 

Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

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Is your smile beginning to look a little dull? Has its luster faded over the years? Maybe you’ve got a chipped tooth – or maybe even a couple. You don’t have to live with these imperfections if you don’t want to. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, porcelain veneers can mask these and other dental flaws, leaving you with a magnificent smile.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted medical-grade porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth that need correcting. They look just like natural teeth – perfectly natural teeth, that is.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are so effective they’ve even been called “instant orthodontics.” Technically, of course, they are not orthodotnics – but they’re very strong, and can work wonders on any smile.

One thing to remember: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment with us at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to us for veneers and other cosmetic dentistry. Call our office 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 Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile, Houston

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At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Possibilities include restoring cracked or discolored teeth, straightening them, or even by replacing those that are missing.

We all want to have the best possible smiles, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearance. Straight teeth are easier to care for, and make for a healthier smile. That may explain why clear braces are so popular. They can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can transform your appearance and are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

Dental implants are, in many ways, one of the most significant advances in the history of dentistry. Titanium posts inserted in the jaw can support one or more replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein also come to us for complete 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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Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

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If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we offer cosmetic dentistry to keeping you looking great and feeling confident.

Few of us were born with perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry means using sound dental techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Even one procedure can make a big difference to your smile.

The possibilities include:

  • Teeth whitening. This may be the most popular one we’ve got. Professional teeth whitening can transform your smile into something to behold.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the front of your teeth to cover chips, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of a putty-like resin directly to the teeth. We can correct small chips, coat discolored teeth, and even fill in small cavities.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can give you a flashy new smile! Find out why people from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to our practice for their smiles, and for complete 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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Sparkling Smiles At The Gentle Art of Dentistry

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Sparkling smiles are more attractive than dull and yellow ones: you won’t get much disagreement there. Everybody likes to see a pleasing smile, and having beautiful teeth is also good for your self esteem. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we create sparkling smiles every day with cosmetic dentistry.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but we see staining on young patients, too. To protect teeth from staining, it is vital to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

A great smile is a huge asset. It’s how we express a range of emotions without saying a word. Our goal is to draw your teeth and facial structure into harmony, so that you are able to present the world with the best possible you.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, teeth whitening is safe and effective. With whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures we have improved smiles throughout East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein. 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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Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

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Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we have five cosmetic dentistry procedures that can usually be completed in one office visit, to quickly improve your smile!

1. Veneers
Porcelain veneers have been a successful treatment for decades but we never fail to be amazed by the results. A veneer is a super-thin layer of porcelain bonded permanently to the front of a tooth. A veneer can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or correct a misshapen tooth.

2. Gum Contouring
Perhaps your teeth are sensational and healthy but you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation. Gum contouring can reshape the gumline and beautify your smile.

3. Enamel Shaping
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the aspects of a smile even if all the other teeth look great. Let us reshape the tooth so it blends in seamlessly.

4. Bonding
Dental bonding just gets better and better. Bonding is used in a multitude of applications to fix teeth with cosmetic and structural problems. The newest prep techniques are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure.

5. Teeth Whitening
Make your smile pop with professional in-office teeth whitening. There is nothing like a terrific white smile to give you optimal confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston is an investment that will bless you every day. We’ve improved the smiles of people from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to our office for complete 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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Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Houston

Most people know that the sugar in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth, but some people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. As we’ll describe in this post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, a handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

Another  way people can improve their oral health is to get plenty of calcium: 800mg a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we want all our patients to enjoy clean teeth and healthy smiles. Our services include general dentistry. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein also come to us for cosmetic dentistry. Call for 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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