What Does Your Houston Dentist Need To Know?

porcelain veneers price North Tomball

For the best possible dental health, you should see us at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.

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.

Remember: if the eyes are the window to the soul, then your mouth is a window into your general health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, the dental health of each patient is our primary focus every single day. Our patients come to us from East Spring, West Cypress, Klein, and throughout the area for 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

 

ArticleID 6050

4 Smile Boosters

Klein cosmetic dental and tooth implants

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

 

ArticleID 4875

It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

how to prevent cavities Houston

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

 

ArticleID 7076

The Tea And Teeth Question

Houston teeth bleaching best price

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

 

ArticleID 5539

Seeking A Relationship In Houston?

Affordable North Tomball Cosmetic Dentistry

The relationship you have with any health care professional is more important than you might think. This is as true for a dentist as any other provider, and just one reason why, at The Gentle Art of Dentistry, we work hard to make our office a friendly and welcoming place.

When it comes to your dentist you should want more than someone who just happens to have an office near where you live. Likewise, you should want more than someone who can clean your teeth and fill cavities. Your dental health is important: studies show beyond any doubt that there is a clear connection between healthy teeth and gums and your general health.

We want all our patients to be fully informed. Never hesitate to ask us questions about what we’re doing: whether you’re curious about an instrument we use, or about a procedure you need, or a problem we’ve found.

Our office is meant to be fully functional, in the sense of meeting the needs of our patients. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, we want to provide you with everything you need to know to care for your teeth and gums between visits. We believe that a clean mouth is a happy mouth!

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry, the dental health of every single patient who settles into one of our chairs is our absolute top priority. Services include complete general and cosmetic dentistry services. 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

 

ArticleID 1391

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

gum disease treatment Houston

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult Americans, yet many people are surprisingly under-informed about it. In this blog post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we share some basic facts about gum disease.

  • In its earliest and most treatable stage, gum disease is called gingivitis. The more advanced form is called periodontitis.
  • More than half of Americans who are thirty and older have periodontitis. That equals nearly sixty-five million people.
  • The best way to prevent gum disease is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day, and have a dental checkup twice a year.
  • Gum disease is silent. You could have it but be completely unaware.
  • Tiny amounts of blood in the sink when you brush is not normal. If you see a little blood when you brush and floss, make an appointment with us right away.
  • Improved brushing and flossing, along with using an antiseptic mouthwash, is often enough to successfully treat gingivitis.
  • Advanced gum disease affects bone and ligaments, in addition to the gums. It requires more aggressive treatment, such as deep cleaning, but it too can be reversed.
  • Gum disease has been linked to more serious health conditions, including heart attacks, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.

These are frightening facts. It reminds us of the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

To put it another way: guard your dental health with regular brushing and flossing, and regular checkups at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. We offer 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

 

ArticleID 7386

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

 

ArticleID 1268

Let That Winning Smile Shine

white fillings Houston

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

 

ArticleID 6431

6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

Implant dentures Houston

Dentures that rest on the gums have a long history in dentistry. But a revolution has taken place, and these traditional dentures are no longer the only option. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we offer implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jaw. Within a few months the post has fused with the bone. This forms a rock-solid foundation for a replacement tooth.

One implant can support one artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support a full dental arch.

Dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Stability. Implants don’t move around in your mouth.
  • Form and Function. Implants look and function like natural teeth.
  • Like a New Root. Dental implants mimic a natural tooth root, promoting healthy bone
  • Bone Retention. The implant prevents bone recession and stimulates blood circulation
  • Comfort. No gum irritation
  • Appearance. Get your smile back!

Before you can get a dental implant, we must make sure you’ve got enough healthy bone to support it. Even if you have experienced some bone recession, though, a bone graft can stimulate new bone growth. In a matter of months you should have enough bone mass in the jaw to support the implants.

Implant-supported dentures from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can change your life. We also offer complete general dentistry services. 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

 

ArticleID 4958

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

 

ArticleID 3066