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Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:30:26 -0800Don’t look now, but winter isn’t over; so don’t put away those gloves and boots quite yet. Some states get cold weather and some doozie snowstorms in February. There’s plenty of time to step out the front door, slip and slide down the sidewalk and land ker-plop in the middle of the driveway.
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:25:26 -0800February is Potato Lover’s Month and also Hot Breakfast Month—a marriage made in heaven some would claim. A hot breakfast is an excellent way to start your day.
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:20:26 -0800You don’t have to be rich or famous to look like you are rich or famous. Recent innovations in over-the-counter (OTC) cosmetic dentistry products can now give you a smile that is so bright that you need to warn people to put on their sunglasses before you enter the room!
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:15:26 -0800February may be a short month, but it is a busy month. Not only is it Hot Breakfast Month and Potato Lover’s Month, it is also Children’s Dental Health Month. Children are our direct connection to the future.
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:00:26 -0800In her opening questions, the hygienist asked the patient if she was experiencing any pain. The hygienist didn’t expect to see tears well up in her patient’s eyes. Apparently, the hot, searing pain in the woman’s mouth had been steadily increasing since her last exam, and she felt absolutely miserable.
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:45:26 -0800Brushing our teeth with a toothpaste that tastes good and feels good in the mouth is something we take for granted; but several thousand years ago, flavor was an afterthought. The Egyptians began brushing their teeth as long ago as 3000–5000 BC. Their toothpaste probably tasted fairly nasty.
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:40:26 -0800What comes to mind when you think of “comfort food”—popcorn, chocolate, fresh strawberries or apple pie, perhaps? If you were the Emperor of ancient Rome , you might think of ice cream. Story has it that Nero (A.D. 37-68) sent runners to the mountains to bring back snow to which he added nectar, honey and fruit pulp. Some historians believe this was the origin of ice cream.
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:35:26 -0800Want a Hollywood smile but don’t have a superstar bank account? Here are three ways to quickly get you ready for the paparazzi. If your teeth are crooked, stained, chipped, have gaps, or are damaged from grinding, there are several things you can do to improve your smile.
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:30:26 -0800A trip to the dentist is sometimes a scary experience for a young child and could end up being a traumatic experience for the parent as well. You can help prepare your child for a visit to the dentist several ways.
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:25:26 -0800It's 98 degrees outside, the AC is bathing you in cool air, and music from the ice cream truck is filtering down the street. Your first instinct is to grab your wallet, hail the ice ream truck and sink your teeth into a luscious, cold treat. Then you remember that cold foods send you rocketing up to the ceiling.
Thu, 21 Dec 2006 12:25:26 -0800Many people do not know of the toxic level of fluoride and when to call the Poison Control Center. It is critically vital to know the signs and symptoms of fluoride toxicity, especially if you have small children in the family.
Sun, 18 Dec 2006 12:15:26 -0800Preliminary dental research reported a recent synthetic protein, Dentonin, assists to grow back damaged dentin. This new finding implicates that dentin regeneration will eliminate the necessity for root canal treatment for tooth with extensive cavity.
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 05:25:26 -0800What are the impacted wisdom teeth? Indications for Removing Wisdom Teeth. The Pro's and Con's of wisdom tooth removal. Post operative care for wisdom teeth extraction.
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 03:25:26 -0800Do not disturb the wound and take medications as directed. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and spitting. Call our Houston dentist, if having exccesive bleeding, swelling, and pain.
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 03:20:26 -0800Houston dentist and oral surgeon remove the wisdom teeth under local anesthesia alone or in combination with intravenous sedation
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 03:15:26 -0800Few persons are able to keep their wisdom teeth, but for most people, this isn't recommended because a delay in their removal can cause grave complications.
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 03:10:26 -0800The Pro's and Con's of Wisdom Tooth Removal. In general, there is the potential for more problems to occur, if you wait.
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 02:59:26 -0800Impacted wisdom teeth may cause dental decay, gum infection (Pericoronitis), cyst formation, and orthodontic problems.
Fri, 8 Dec 2006 02:52:26 -0800Wisdom teeth are the chewing teeth located furthest in the back of the our mouth. When they can not fully erupted, the become impacted.
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:52:26 -0800You may have something unique in common with numerous famous people including Paul McCartney, Hank Aaron, Mr. Rogers and Candice Bergen. No, it is not that you are all left-handed or snore or share a birthday. Actually, all of you chose a vegetarian lifestyle.
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:52:20 -0800In the early days of television, it was easy to see who the good guys and bad guys were. The Good Guys always wore white hats. The villainous Bad Guys in black hats were always caught and sent to jail. Today, dental patients are faced with a "Bad Guy black hat" versus a "Good Guy white hat" dilemma: whether or not to replace dark metal fillings with white fillings or to have a new metal filling.
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:52:29 -0800With a heavy sigh Clarise sat down in the dentist’s examination chair. She had dark circles under her eyes, and she had lost a significant amount of weight. Curiously, Clarise had not been to the dentist’s office in over a year. As the hygienist examined Clarise’s teeth and asked Clarise questions, she was shocked by what she was seeing in Clarise’s mouth.
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:52:33 -0800You might giggle—or groan—at the old song lyrics “Anything you can do, I can do better. No, you can’t. Yes, I can.” We often come across certain aspects of our daily lives that a person of one persuasion truly does something better than a person of the opposite persuasion. No sexual discrimination involved or intended, merely a serious fact.
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:52:36 -0800It may be possible in the future for people to have stem cells taken from their own wisdom teeth and saved. The stem cells would be used to help regrow teeth, to restore nerve cells, to correct a cleft palate or periodontal defects, and to regrow jawbone and teeth.
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:13:41 -0800Bruxism is a destructive habit that may result in severe dental deterioration. It is mandatory to take your child to your dentist for its evaluation.
Tue, 14 Nov 2006 21:28:47 -0800Your wedding is in two weeks and your budget is getting tight, but you have always wished to have the perfect smile as you and your loved one walk to the center stage. What can you do?
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:20:49 -0800Remember when you heard “Mom, she’s touching me!” and the solution was somewhat simple. Now it’s “Ewww, you have dragon’s breath; get away from me!.” The solution in the past hasn’t been so simple. Modern technology may have changed that solution from complex to simple. Modern technology may have changed that solution from complex to simple.
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:19:06 -0800It’s that time again—sneezin’ season—which means that flu season is close on its heels. As we know, flu season usually starts in November and winds down in March. Even though sneezing is not a typical flu symptom, sneezing and coughing are two major ways the virus is spread from one person to another.
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:14:52 -0800Well, not exactly; however, did you know that cranberries might be effective in fighting tooth decay?
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:13:03 -0800If you cringe any time you have your picture taken because you are not happy with your smile, a knight in shining armor is on the way to your rescue. Many dentists now have an incredible technology that can give you a beautiful smile and restore your confidence.
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:08:04 -0800Tooth pain a sign that something is drastically wrong in your mouth, but you may not know what is causing the pain.
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 22:25:00 -0800Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a malignant neoplasm, and in association with HIV infection, the lesion may be more aggressive and sometimes quite resistant to therapy.
Tue, 24 Oct 2006 01:06:22 -0800Candida albicans is the most common cause of oral fungal infection. Four major Candidiasis types are pseudomembranous, hyperplastic, erythematous, and angular cheilitis.
Sat, 21 Oct 2006 16:13:35 -0800The influencing circumstances such as jaw growth, missing teeth, and periodontal breakdown make treating an adult so different in comparison to an adolescent.
Fri, 20 Oct 2006 01:34:34 -0800Primary Herpes Simplex (HSV-I) type 1 produces the most common viral infection in the oral cavity. Common clinical features include herpetic labialis, herpetic gingivostomatitis, herpetic whitlow.
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 22:51:34 -0800Criteria for selecting a dental office include the dentist's style, office location, appointment availability and reliability, financing and insurance consideration, and warranties.
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 16:00:43 -0800Finding a good dentist is key to excellent oral health. It may not be wise to choose a dentist out of the phone book or solely based on insurance coverage.
Wed, 4 Oct 2006 18:48:34 -0800A dental cavity cannot heal by itself and the treatment recommendation for it depends on the severity of the disease.
Wed, 4 Oct 2006 05:15:58 -0800How does a dental cavity get started and what is the easiest way to prevent it?
Wed, 4 Oct 2006 01:35:19 -0800Picture yourself having all the privileges because you have an attractive winning smile for the rest of your life. The secret is to whiten your teeth.
Sun, 1 Oct 2006 20:33:35 -0800The causes of recurrent aphthous ulcers include psychic, allergic, microbial, endocrine, hereditary, trauma, and autoimmune mechanisms.
Sun, 1 Oct 2006 00:03:35 -0800Acute periapical and dentoalveolar abscesses should be treated aggressively to alleviate the patients pain and to ensure that untoward sequelae do not occur.
Mon, 25 Sep 2006 22:33:00 -0800Early Orthodontic Treatment reduces the future need of extracting permanent teeth in Houston. Also, bite problems like overbite or underbite, are easier to correct in Phase 1.
Mon, 25 Sep 2006 22:02:30 -0800Your first orthodontic visit will be a longer one so that a detailed study of your teeth can be completed. X-rays of your head, neck, jaws and teeth will be also taken.
Mon, 25 Sep 2006 20:42:47 -0800Your child should have the teeth checked for braces at about age seven in Houston. This early examination will alert the dentists to any potential orthodontic problems.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006 22:54:48 -0800Nonpyogenic soft tissue odontogenic infections, cellutitis, either are caused by nonpyogenic bacteria or related to pre-pyogenic or post-pyogenic infections.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:46:49 -0800Mechanical trauma to the oral lining can produce a variety of clinical lesions. The purpuric macule is produced by a blunt traumatic insult to the skin.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:30:29 -0800Mechanical trauma to your oral lining can produce a variety of clinical painful lesions such as the erythematous macules. Your dentist can help you to identify and remove the causative agent.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006 19:47:18 -0800Inflammatory hyperplastic lesions have similar causes like the purpuric macule except that the main insults are normally chronic irritants. These insulting agents include calculus, sharp-edge cavities, overhanging restorations, overextended denture, sharp extension of bone, and chronic biting of lip and cheek.
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 16:49:20 -0800As tax time approaches, you may be examining closely where your money goes. Cosmetic dentistry offers a valuable, visible return on investment!
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:51:59 -0800Want to avoid a root canal? The surprising link between smoking and root canals may be compelling motivation to throw away your cigarettes.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:02 -0800Cinnamon and peppermint add flavor to recipes. According to a recent study, they can also reduce commuters' frustration, anxiety, and fatigue.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:04 -0800Worrying about money can increase the risk of periodontal disease. Here are tips for subtracting stress while adding dental care to your budget.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:09 -0800Each year, oral cancer strikes approximately 35 thousand Americans. Of all the major cancers, oral cancer has the worst 5-year survival rate. Only about 50 percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive more than 5 years. In fact, oral ...
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:12 -0800A dental insurance plan is a contract between you and an insurance company that, in most cases, is coordinated by your employer. If that's the case, the insurance company and your employer are responsible for negotiating the details of the plan. ...
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:15 -0800Since you may have periodontal disease without experiencing any symptoms, we perform a thorough examination using X-rays and a periodontal probe. Healthy gums fit tight against the teeth and have no pockets. When the bone levels fall as a result of ...
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:28 -0800To restore and protect a tooth when it is significantly damaged by decay, a custom-designed inlay or onlay may be the best solution.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:31 -0800If the roots of your child's baby tooth fuse into the surrounding tissue, the resulting condition (ankylosis) can cause deeper problems.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:35 -0800Nail biting can damage teeth, spread infection, and create an impression of poor grooming. Don't ruin a healthy smile with an unhealthy habit!
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:37 -0800When pockets between your teeth and gums are too deep, scaling and root planing treatments can fight the costly effects of periodontal disease.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:40 -0800A kiss has all kinds of positive effects, not just romantic ones. It also may be a delightful way to help prevent tooth erosion.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:42 -0800Families who share meals may find nourishment beyond good health. How can you juggle schedules, involve everyone, and make mealtime meaningful?
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:52:44 -0800Don't over-indulge on Super Bowl Sunday and regret it later! Problems from acid reflux can lead to more serious complications with tooth erosion.
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:53:18 -0800Single Appointment CEREC Restorations - cad/cam In the past, the traditional methods for making tooth-colored restorations, crowns, and veneers involved a series of dental appointments and final fabrication of the restoration by a dental laboratory...