5 Ways To Floss Daily

If you’ve noticed that you’re too tired to floss your teeth each night, this post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston is for you. We want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss, since it’s an essential part of your daily dental health routine.

  1. If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the morning right after you brush.
  2. Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.
  3. Before or after you exercise. Your oral health is just as important as your physical fitness. Keep some floss in your gym bag and give your teeth and gums some attention along with the rest of your body.
  4. During the nightly news or while watching Netflix.
  5. While taking a bath. Any task is more enjoyable if it can be done while relaxing in a warm tub. Light some scented candles, play some soothing music and turn off your cell phone for an at-home spa experience for an at-home spa experience.

Along with brushing, flossing should be part of your daily routine. So should regular checkups at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. We offer complete general dentistry, and patients from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein make sure to see us every six months. They also improve their smiles with our cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

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102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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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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4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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This article is about some of the most frequent conditions that should be discussed with us, at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

There is a solution for each one of these issues.

  • Tooth Decay. This is easily the most common dental problem. Tooth decay, or cavities, occur when plaque combines with the sugars and/or starches in food to produce acids that attack tooth enamel. We can always do a drill-and-fill, but prevention via regular brushing and flossing is best.
  • Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very bothersome and can predispose you to a host of dilemmas such as decay and gum disease. It’s a common side effect of prescription medications, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment.
  • Jaw Issues. If you suffer from jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with us immediately. These symptoms can be signs of a condition called temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.
  • Dull Teeth. Even with regular brushing, most people see their smile grow dull over the years. Professional teeth whitening can revitalize them!

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, the dental health of our patients is always our top priority. Patients from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to our office for general and cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Please call to schedule your next cleaning and 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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Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, you can!

For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal replacement for a missing tooth, because it replaces both the root and crown. They feel so authentic that some people forget they’re there!

A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A supporting device (called an abutment) and crown connect to the post.

While a single implant can support one artificial tooth, multiple implants can support a set of dentures.

Dental implants are available here at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. Patients from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein 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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