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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

Do You Need to Be In Pain to Require a Root Canal?

November 7, 2022

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a woman worried about a root canal in Houston

Has your dentist recently recommended that you undergo root canal therapy? While this news may seem unsettling at first, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. This procedure is designed to save your tooth while also alleviating any discomfort. But what if you don’t currently feel any pain? Read on to learn several reasons you may need a root canal and why the treatment isn’t as bad as you think!

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4 Essential Tips on Caring For Your Dentures

October 19, 2022

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person holding a cup and caring for dentures in Houston

When needing to replace several teeth or an entire arch, dentures remain one of the most popular and reliable options out there. Not only are they the more cost-effective treatment, but they also provide a much more natural-looking and comfortable solution than past restorations. While you can expect them to last 10 years or more with proper care, you may want to know the best practices for maximizing their lifetime. Keep reading to learn four tips on caring for your dentures!  

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Should You Replace Your Metal Fillings?

October 6, 2022

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woman wanting to replace metal fillings in Houston

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues, as over 90% of adults have experienced at least one cavity in their lifetime. Back then, the only way to treat this problem was with silver (or amalgam) fillings. Though these restorations were durable, recent studies have shown that they have harmful side effects on your overall health. If you’re going to replace metal fillings, you might consider switching to a tooth-colored option. Read on to learn why this transition is ideal for preserving the health of your smile!

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Teeth Whitening Vs. Veneers: How Do You Decide?

September 24, 2022

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woman getting veneers

French fries or onion rings? Apple juice or orange juice? Crocs or clogs? Okay, sometimes having choices can go too far, but generally, in life, it’s great to have options. Your teeth can become dull or discolored for many reasons. Regardless, two excellent treatments to consider for getting your smile back on track with your cosmetic dentist in Houston are teeth whitening or veneers. Keep reading about teeth whitening and veneers to see what problems they can solve, what the procedure entails for each option, how long they last, and a cost comparison.

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Say Goodbye to Your Gummy Smile

September 7, 2022

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Young woman pointing to her teethAre you tired of hiding your gummy smile? You don’t have to be embarrassed by short or stubby teeth any longer. Your cosmetic dentist has the solutions you need to treat small teeth in Houston. Advancements in dentistry provide more options than ever to improve your smile. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, your cosmetic dentist will create a personalized plan to boost your self-esteem. Here are 3 popular options to turn your dream smile into reality. 

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