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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!


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.


What to Do If Your Dental Bridge Falls Out

January 12, 2022

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person whose dental bridge fell out at dentist

If you’re missing one or more consecutive teeth, a dental bridge can replace them and complete your smile. Dental bridges can be anchored in place by dental crowns that are attached to the teeth on either side of the space or they can be affixed to dental implants. They can generally last five to 15 years on average, but a few things can cause your dental bridge to fall out. Read on to learn about three common causes of dental bridge failure and the steps you should take if yours falls out.


How Invisalign Fixes Bite Problems

October 28, 2021

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Invisalign aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces, but are they capable of fixing a misaligned bite? Bite problems such as crossbite, overbite, and underbite can lead to serious oral health issues like chipped or cracked teeth and TMJ disorder. Thankfully, your Houston dentist can realign your jaw and help you achieve a more comfortable bite using Invisalign clear aligners. Here are four common bite issues that can be fixed with Invisalign.

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