What Causes a Gummy Smile and How Can You Fix it? 
added on: September 18, 2020

When you smile, do you see more of your gums than your teeth? If so, you may have what’s often called a gummy smile. However, opinions about gummy smiles vary from person to person, and your dentist in The Woodlands believes that if you love your smile, there’s nothing you… Read More…


What Causes Tooth Loss? 
added on: August 27, 2020

When we’re little, losing our teeth can be an exciting thing. After all, we get a visit from the tooth fairy, a few extra bucks under our pillows, and there’s really nothing cuter than a child missing their two front teeth. But as we get older, missing teeth isn’t so… Read More…


How Painful is a Root Canal?
added on: August 18, 2020

There’s a dental treatment out there that can make even the toughest of the tough shudder in fear. We’re talking about the dreaded root canal. This dental procedure has gained such a terrible reputation over the years of being an incredibly painful, uncomfortable, and overall horrible thing. However, nothing could… Read More…


What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
added on: July 29, 2020

We all want to have a bright, white smile. But thanks to both internal and external factors, our teeth can transform from their once brilliant appearance to a dull, discolored look. In this week’s blog, your dentist in The Woodlands explores some of the things, both within our control and… Read More…


What Causes Receding Gums? 
added on: July 21, 2020

If you have gum pain, swollen gums, or increased tooth sensitivity, particularly along the gum line, you may be experiencing gum recession. This oral health problem can lead to other issues down the road, including increased tooth decay, sensitive teeth, and even tooth loss. So what exactly causes receding gums,… Read More…


Does Drinking Water Benefit Oral Health?
added on: June 24, 2020
drinking a glass of water

Everyone knows that it’s important to drink plenty of water every day to keep our bodies well hydrated. In fact, this small step of drinking enough water can greatly benefit overall health. Proper hydration is important to help organs function properly, help fight off infections, and may even assist with… Read More…


June is All About The Men
added on: June 15, 2020
man relaxing

The month of June has always been dedicated to the men in our lives, particularly our dads. June just so happens to also be Men’s Health Month, a time for all of us to encourage the men closest to us to focus on their overall health, including their oral health…. Read More…


How Long Should You Keep a Toothbrush?
added on: May 29, 2020
toothbrushes

Most people look for long-term relationships, both with a spouse and with a group of friends. But your dentist in The Woodlands wants you to know that there’s one relationship that should never last longer than three months — your relationship with your toothbrush. We’re not saying that you should… Read More…


What’s It Mean When Your Tongue is Black?
added on: May 20, 2020
closeup of tongue

We all know that dentists are responsible for overseeing the health of our teeth. But the truth is, your dentist in The Woodlands is actually responsible for much more than teeth alone. Your dental team is dedicated to protecting your overall health, and one area that’s of particular interest to… Read More…


Can Stress Cause Oral Health Problems?
added on: April 23, 2020
man grinds his teeth

As we all know, recently everyone’s life has quickly changed, and we’re all experiencing a temporary new normal. But with change and uncertainty also comes quite a bit of stress. Your dentist in The Woodlands understands, and we’re with you. While we’re sure that trying your best to avoid getting… Read More…


Dental Emergencies vs. Non-Emergencies
added on: April 9, 2020
emergency sign

As of March 18, 2020, the American Dental Association has recommended a nationwide postponement of all elective dental procedures and encouraged dentists to provide emergency services only. But how do you determine the difference between a dental emergency and a non-emergency? The ADA is helping out there, too and released… Read More…


The Keto Diet & Your Oral Health
added on: March 18, 2020
keto diet

March is National Nutrition Month and is hosted every year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It strives to bring awareness to the importance of how eating right can help us live longer, healthier lives. When some people consider how nutrition plays a role in their overall health, they… Read More…


Why Does My Breath Stink?
added on: February 24, 2020
woman with bad breath

Having bad breath is not only embarrassing, but it could also be a sign of a bigger problem. While an odorous mouth is a completely normal side effect of eating something fragrant (garlic, anyone?), your dentist in The Woodlands wants you to know that chronic bad breath is something that… Read More…


How Can Oral Health Affect Heart Health?
added on: February 12, 2020
heart health month

Every February seems to bring out the love in people, and there are hearts everywhere we look. From heart candy and heart decorations, we’re surrounded by bright, red hearts. But we’re not here to talk about those kinds of hearts. Today, we want to focus on your heart and how… Read More…


How Treating a Cold Can Cause Cavities
added on: January 21, 2020
cough syrup

More than 3 million Americans get the common cold every year. That’s a lot of sneezes, running noses, and coughs that many of us will treat with over-the-counter medications. Even though these medications can help us feel a little bit better and relieve us of our symptoms, even temporarily, there… Read More…


Why Do I Bite My Lips, Cheeks, and Tongue?
added on: January 17, 2020
woman bites her lip

Biting your lips, cheeks, or tongue is a common habit for many people. While it may seem relatively harmless, biting the soft tissues in our mouths can lead to serious and painful problems. But like any habit, it can be difficult to stop biting your lips, cheeks, or tongue. Join… Read More…


All About Orthodontics
added on: December 19, 2019
young woman with crooked teeth

At our dental office in The Woodlands, we’re honored to take care of your family’s smiles. From regular cleanings, fillings, and restorative dentistry, we’re here to ensure healthy grins all around. But what happens if your teeth are crooked or overlap? Is it something to worry about? The truth is,… Read More…


How The Great American Smokeout Can Help You (& Your Kids) Stay Healthy
added on: November 20, 2019
cigs

The Great American Smokeout is hosted on the third Thursday of every November. Its purpose is to help smokers set a day to work towards a smoke-free life. As you probably know, quitting smoking can help you get healthier, but it can also protect your children’s health, too. The truth… Read More…


Things To Do To Prevent the Flu
added on: November 12, 2019
woman with the flu

Every year millions of Americans get knocked down by the flu and suffer the miserable sniffles, annoying coughs, and unbearable body aches. Flu season usually runs from about October through February, but this year, your dentist in The Woodlands is here to provide you with some things you can do… Read More…


We’re Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month (And So Should You)
added on: October 23, 2019
female hygienist in foreground

Having the pleasure of being a dentist in The Woodlands means we get to help treat so many wonderful patients and their families. It also means we get to work alongside some fantastic folks! This month we’re pausing to appreciate everyone in our office and dental practices across the country,… Read More…


Relax at the Dentist? We Make the Impossible, Possible
added on: October 15, 2019
gentleman in dental chair with hygienist

Some patients truly have a hard time or struggle with anxiety about seeing the dentist. For some patients, it’s been years since they last saw a dentist in The Woodlands. For other folks, they’re regular dental patients… but they still feel butterflies when it’s time for treatment.  We’re here to… Read More…


Fluoride For a Healthy Smile
added on: August 14, 2019
fluoride concept

When it comes to the oral health of you and your family, you may have heard about the importance of fluoride. You may have also heard a few arguments against it. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we want to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about… Read More…


How to Pick the Best Dental Floss
added on: July 23, 2019
dental floss

When you walk down the oral health care aisle at your local supermarket, it can quickly become overwhelming. There are just so many different types of toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, bottles of mouthwashes, and packets of floss to pick from. How in the world are you supposed to pick the… Read More…


Swimming and Your Oral Health
added on: July 19, 2019
kids swimming

There’s nothing quite like hopping in a cool swimming pool during these hot summer days. It’s relaxing, it’s fun, and it’s good for you! Swimming is a summer favorite for the team at our Woodlands dental office, but there are a few things we want to warn you about when… Read More…


Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
added on: June 19, 2019
wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth can be a pesky problem, whether they need to be removed or not. While there are times when your dentist in The Woodlands may suggest keeping wisdom teeth around, it’s most common to have wisdom teeth removed. In fact, over 90% of Americans have their wisdom teeth removed…. Read More…


I’m Pregnant and Nervous About Seeing the Dentist. Help!
added on: May 14, 2019
pregnant brushing teeth

There are so many new questions and complications that can arise when you find out you’re expecting a little one. It’s such a beautiful time and moment in an expectant mother’s life, and we want you to be able to relax and enjoy all of the positive sides of pregnancy…. Read More…


How Do You Know If You Have a Tooth Abscess?
added on: April 22, 2019
man examines x-ray

An abscessed tooth is an infection that has worked its way deep into the tooth, the root, and even the bone. This causes pus to fill up the area, and it can be very painful. If left untreated, an abscess can cause serious problems or even require an extraction. That’s… Read More…


Oral Cancer Awareness
added on: April 11, 2019
oral cancer awareness ribbon

Every April, the dental community recognizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month to educate our patients and neighbors on this scary, and sometimes deadly, disease. In fact, oral cancer kills one person every hour, every day. More than 50,000 people are diagnosed every year. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we… Read More…


I’m Missing a Tooth. What Should I Do?
added on: March 28, 2019
man with missing tooth

Sometimes no matter how much we take care of our teeth, they get damaged and injured or become susceptible to decay and deterioration. This means a tooth can come loose and eventually fall out… if it didn’t get knocked out due to a trauma like a car or sports accident…. Read More…


Can Snoring Harm My Smile?
added on: March 18, 2019
couple snoring

Your dentist in The Woodlands always wants what’s best for you and your smile. That’s why if there’s something you’re concerned about, we hope you’ll take the time to talk to us. One of the biggest questions we seem to get from time to time is about snoring and how… Read More…


Top 5 Ways to Ease Pain Caused by Tooth Sensitivity
added on: February 25, 2019
sensitive tooth

The uncomfortable zings of pain associated with tooth sensitivity can be enough to keep you from enjoying your favorite hot or cold foods or beverages. But nobody wants to pass on their favorite treats because of sensitive teeth. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we have a few tips… Read More…


Regular Dental Care Can Help Your Heart
added on: February 8, 2019
heart health month

We all know that it’s important to brush and floss regularly in order to protect our smiles from decay and cavities. But did you know that taking care of your oral health can also help protect your heart too? To celebrate American Heart Month, our dental office in The Woodlands… Read More…


What Vitamins Are Good for Oral Health?
added on: January 28, 2019
vitamin in palm

Our bodies rely on the vitamins and minerals obtained through what we eat in order to function properly. Our mouth and teeth are no different. The truth is, in order to keep our oral health in good shape we need to make sure we’re getting enough of the right vitamins…. Read More…


3 Ways Stress Can Harm Your Oral Health
added on: January 10, 2019
woman with stress

It’s no secret that high stress can negatively affect our health. Prolonged periods of too much stress has been linked to heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, and difficulty in managing diabetes. But at our dental office in The Woodlands, we know that increased stress can also harm your oral health…. Read More…


Top 5 Most Common Dental Misconceptions
added on: December 20, 2018
frustrated woman

Caring for your smile may seem as simple as brushing and flossing every day and visiting our dental office in The Woodlands twice a year. While those things are certainly important for oral health, there are some common misconceptions out there that, if followed, can either damage your smile or… Read More…


Canker Sore Treatment
added on: December 11, 2018
canker sores

There are an estimated 3 million canker sore cases a year. But knowing that these annoying and painful sores affect nearly everyone doesn’t necessarily make them any easier to tolerate when they happen to you. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we understand that canker sores are uncomfortable and… Read More…


Acid Reflux & Dental Health
added on: November 26, 2018
man wondering

Even though acid reflux is a condition that originates in the stomach, it can affect other areas of the body, including the mouth. The truth is, people who suffer from acid reflux can be at greater risk for oral health concerns than those who don’t. Our dental office in The… Read More…


Diabetes Awareness Month
added on: November 12, 2018
diabetic testing

November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month and serves to raise awareness of diabetes, other health problems associated with the disease, and the importance of regulation. In fact, one of the little-known facts about diabetes is that it directly relates to oral health. Our dental office in The Woodlands… Read More…


These Treats Are Worse for Teeth Than Candy
added on: October 23, 2018
girl with pumpkins

When it comes to candy-filled holidays like Halloween, we usually caution our patients to enjoy sweet snacks and candy in moderation. And with good reason. It should come as no surprise that sugar is one of those things that concerns the team at our dental office in The Woodlands. After… Read More…


Is Chewing Gum Good for Teeth?
added on: October 11, 2018
woman chewing gum

Gum may be your go-to fix to temporarily get rid of bad breath. Or maybe you just like to chew gum and there’s always a pack nearby. But is this sweet treat good for your teeth and overall oral health? Our dental office in The Woodlands has the answer. Gum… Read More…


How to Stop a Toothache
added on: September 27, 2018
woman with toothache

Nobody ever wants to experience the pain and discomfort of a toothache. But the truth is, toothaches can happen to anyone, and they can come without warning. While the best way to treat a toothache is to see your dentist in The Woodlands as quickly as you can, there are… Read More…


Gum Disease vs. Gingivitis
added on: September 18, 2018
worrying woman

Concerns about gum disease? Don’t wait – call us today!


Smile-Friendly Labor Day Foods
added on: August 29, 2018
Labor Day Picnic

The team at our dental office in The Woodlands is pretty sure that the last thing on your mind when you’re enjoying food at a Labor Day picnic is your oral health. However, we can’t help ourselves when it comes to protecting our patients’ smiles. So in preparation for this… Read More…


How to Deal with Losing a Filling
added on: August 20, 2018
woman embarrassed

Dental fillings are an incredibly common type of dental restoration used to treat cavities and decay. In fact, nearly 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 have at least one dental filling. While dental fillings are strong and can last for many, many years, there are still some things that… Read More…


The Importance of Sharing Your Medical History with Your Dentist
added on: July 27, 2018
man fills out paperwork

We know that the paperwork you’re required to fill out when you visit a new healthcare provider can be a hassle. We also understand that it may be tempting to rush through these forms. However, there’s a reason all of your doctors, including your dentist in The Woodlands, ask for… Read More…


Manual Toothbrush, or Electric Toothbrush? That is the Question…
added on: July 10, 2018
toothbrushes

We all know that we need to brush our teeth everyday to maintain a healthy mouth and smile. But choosing the right tool for the job can be confusing. The hardest choice we used to have was picking the best color. Now we’re bombarded with tons of options ranging from… Read More…


Oral Health Risks for Seniors
added on: June 22, 2018
older gentleman

Our Woodlands dental office cares for patients throughout all stages of life and understands that patients of different ages have different needs. We also want our patients to know that oral health risks change with every birthday. Today, we focus on those risks that can affect the senior population. Discolored… Read More…


Migraine Awareness Month
added on: June 11, 2018
woman with headache

June is recognized as National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and serves to not only educate the population on this debilitating illness, but also to increase funding to advance migraine research and treatment options. While numerous causes can be to blame, our dental office in The Woodlands wants to take… Read More…


Does Asthma Affect Dental Health?
added on: May 22, 2018
woman reaches for asthma inhaler

It’s well known that asthma causes a narrowing of the airways, reduces oxygen flow, and makes it difficult to breathe. It’s a chronic, scary disease that affects the lungs and entire respiratory system. But can it be true that asthma may also affect dental health? The team at our dental… Read More…


This Month We’re Celebrating Women’s Dental Health
added on: May 7, 2018
women cycling

May is the month when we take a Sunday to thank our moms for all that they do for us. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we want to take the whole month and dedicate it to the women of our practice and our community by talking a bit… Read More…


Play Hard & Protect Your Smile
added on: April 24, 2018
girls playing field hockey

Each April, several dental associations join together to sponsor National Facial Protection Month. The goal is to raise awareness on the importance of wearing a mouthguard while participating in sports. As the weather warms up and more and more people start playing sports, its timing couldn’t be better. At our… Read More…


5 Important Facts About Oral Cancer
added on: April 9, 2018
oral cancer awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and all month long is dedicated to educating the public on the seriousness of the disease. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we’d like to help our community by discussing some current oral cancer statistics, sharing the most common symptoms, and talking about… Read More…


4 Things You Need to Know About Calcium
added on: March 21, 2018
foods with calcium

When most people think of calcium, they often associate it with building super strong bones. While that’s certainly part of its benefits, the team at our dental office in The Woodlands also knows that calcium is crucial for a strong smile, too. But before you start diving in to a… Read More…


Proper Nutrition Does More Than Just Support a Healthy Body
added on: March 16, 2018
nutrition month

We all know that we should eat right to protect our bodies from scary health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But what you may not know is that following a healthy diet can directly affect your oral health, too. As we celebrate National Nutrition Month, our dental office… Read More…


Keeping Fido’s Mouth Healthy
added on: February 21, 2018
dog with toothbrush

Although our dental office in The Woodlands is focused on keeping our human patients’ mouths healthy, we also understand just how important it is to take care of your furry friends’ dental health, too. During this National Pet Dental Health Month, we’re switching things up to talk about some common… Read More…


How Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Heart
added on: February 7, 2018
heart health month

February is nationally recognized as Heart Health Month. Every year the American Heart Association and medical professionals across the country join together to publicize the seriousness of heart disease and educate the population on how to reduce your risk. At our dental office in The Woodlands, we want to help… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Your Teeth and The Common Cold
added on: December 20, 2017
young man with a cold

It’s official: We’re in the peak of cold and flu season. While we all try our best to avoid the stuffiness, coughs, and sore throats that tend to accompany the flu or common cold, there are times when germs take hold and make us sick, no matter what we do…. Read More…


Chocolate’s Surprising Dental Health Benefits
added on: December 11, 2017
woman eats chocolate

When it comes to talking about food choices that are good for your teeth, your dentist in The Woodlands has some not-so-surprising go to selections such as veggies, cheeses, and dairy products packed with calcium. But it may surprise you to hear that our dental office in The Woodlands is… Read More…


Can All This Holiday Stress Affect Your Oral Health?
added on: November 27, 2017
holiday stress

Every year around this time, we begin the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Coordinating schedules, braving the crowds at the grocery store and in the mall, cooking meals, and all the craziness that comes along with preparing for the holidays is bound to increase stress levels. But during a… Read More…


The Great American Smokeout
added on: November 8, 2017
Great American Smokeout

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a widespread health problem through research, service, and education. One of their larger events of the year, the Great American Smokeout, occurs on the third Thursday in November. This annual event strives to encourage all tobacco users to… Read More…


When you smile, do you see more of your gums than your teeth? If so, you may have what’s often called a gummy smile. However, opinions about gummy smiles vary from person to person, and your dentist in The Woodlands believes that if you love your smile, there’s nothing you… Read More…