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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

What Is Recovery from Gum Recontouring Like?

June 4, 2022

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You’ve been feeling self-conscious about your gumline for a while, and you finally decided to do something about it. After a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, they suggested gum recontouring treatment. It’s an in-office procedure that requires one visit, so you’re feeling confident that it could be right for your grin. Before you commit to a date for the procedure, you want to learn a bit more about recovering from gum recontouring. Keep reading as your cosmetic dentist in Houston discusses the length of recovery and what you’ll need to do.


Why Not Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction?

May 19, 2022

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It’s understandable to feel carefree after you have a tooth pulled. It may have been causing you some annoyance or pain, depending on the situation. Now the affliction is gone, though, and you’d much rather put the whole experience out of your mind. In fact, you might even want to celebrate getting through the ordeal with a beer, wine, or whiskey.

You’ll need to hold off on the celebratory alcohol, though, as it’s currently harmful to your mouth. If you want to learn more, read this guide on avoiding alcohol after  tooth extraction by your Houston dentist!


7 Tips to Ease Invisalign Discomfort

May 4, 2022

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Invisalign has helped millions of patients across the world achieve the bright, beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted since it first debuted in 1997. This treatment works by applying light but constant pressure on the teeth to move them into the right position over time. Patients are given a series of clear aligners that get progressively straighter and need to be switched out every one or two weeks. As with any orthodontic treatment, some mild discomfort is to be expected. If you’re experiencing Invisalign discomfort, read on to learn seven tips that will help you get it under control.


How Oral Hygiene Can Affect Your Metabolism

April 19, 2022

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People often believe dental issues don’t influence other parts of the body. For example, you might believe that a tooth problem has nothing to do with your heart, or that a gum infection is completely unrelated to your eyes. What happens in your mouth stays there, right?

As it turns out, though, oral hygiene has a strong impact on the body’s metabolic health — for better and for worse. To prove it, here’s a guide to dental health’s influence on metabolism from Houston’s resident dentist.


What Are Tips for Adjusting to Implant Dentures?

February 4, 2022

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Peanut butter and jelly, steak and potatoes, Abbott and Costello…some things are just better together! That’s also the case when dentures and dental implants join forces. You do not need a dedicated implant for each tooth you intend to receive. Implant dentures are usually held in place with 4-6 implants, and each one integrates with your existing bone and gum tissue to ensure a long-lasting fit. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Houston about the adjustment period, discover benefits, and see if you are a candidate for implant dentures.

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