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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and COVID-19?

February 24, 2021

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Bacteria in the mouth

Gum disease is much more common than you may think. Approximately half of all Americans who are 30 years of age or older are suffering from it at one severity or another. Something that many people don’t know is just how much it can affect other systems throughout your body, including your immune system. Now that we are living through a pandemic, it is in your best interest to know that there is likely a connection between gum disease and COVID-19. Continue reading to learn what this link is from a dentist in Houston.


Transform Your Smile Using 5 Full-Mouth Reconstruction Options

January 4, 2021

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a digital image of a dental implant being placed in the lower arch of the mouth

Do you have low self-esteem because of your smile? Are you noticing more and more problems occurring because of your severely decayed or damaged teeth? Your oral health and facial aesthetic can have a positive or negative impact on the way others view you as well as how you view yourself. If you’re feeling as if you’ll never see a healthy, beautiful smile again, don’t give up hope. Read on to learn about the 5 unique options you can consider when moving forward with a full-mouth reconstruction in Houston.


Dental Care for the Senior in Your Life

December 31, 2020

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Older woman with a walker smiling on a couch

When your parents or grandparents start living at an assisted living center, it’s important to make sure that all of their needs are being taken care of – and that naturally includes oral health needs. As people grow older, their risk for tooth loss and gum disease rises as well; in fact, more than a quarter of all people over the age of 65 have no natural teeth remaining at all! If you want the oldest members of your family to keep living comfortably, take note of these 3 reasons to start looking for a dentist for seniors in Memorial.


Fluoride: What It Is and How It Helps Your Teeth

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Closeup of woman getting fluoride treatment

Fluoride. This naturally occurring mineral has been a hot topic for decades, leading many patients to be uncertain of anything other than its controversy. After all, what is it exactly? How does it work? Is it really beneficial? Fortunately, you can find the answers to all these questions below, which will help you be prepared the next time your dental hygienist asks if you’d like a fluoride treatment in Memorial.


5 Tips to Maximize Your Dental Insurance

November 20, 2020

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Computer screen to maximize dental insurance benefits. Believe it or not, the end of the year is only a few weeks away, which means your dental insurance is about to expire. If you’re like 97% of Americans, you likely have several benefits remaining that you’re about to lose. Don’t throw money down the drain. Here are 5 tips to maximize your dental insurance benefits before 2020 ends.


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