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    The Difference Between Mouthguards for Sports & Teeth Grinding

The Difference Between Mouthguards for Sports & Teeth Grinding

Protecting your permanent teeth involves a multifaceted approach. Most people know that excellent oral hygiene is a key factor to keeping a healthy smile, but some dental concerns are out of your control. If you or your child have ever played sports, you are probably aware of using a sports mouthguard to protect your […]

Adult Braces in Houston TX

Can I Get Braces Even Though I’m An Adult?
Although straightening teeth is easier when teeth are already going through many changes, many Houston, TX adults are unhappy with the teeth’ position and consider pursuing orthodontic work. For some, the problems are primarily cosmetic, which can affect self-esteem in many areas of life. For others, […]

How to Survive Halloween with Braces

How to Survive Halloween with Braces
Halloween is a time for spooky stories, creepy costumes, and of course – candy!
Kids of all ages love to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. And don’t worry, parents: Kids with braces can join in the fun if they choose the right candy during the holiday.
When enjoying sugary sweets, you’ll find […]

What is Dental Phobia?

Dental Phobia & How to Combat 
For many patients, a bi-annual visit to the dentist is just another health care visit to check off the list. For others, visiting the dentist brings up a phobia so strong that avoiding the dentist even when dental work is immediately needed is the usual course of action. Dental […]

Is Gum Infection Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a modern-day epidemic that has destroyed countless lives and families all across the globe. The condition is a progressive brain disorder that slowly, over time, decreases a person’s capacity for memory and thinking skills. In the final stages of the disease, even the most basic tasks become impossible.

Scientists and researchers have […]

How Often Should You See the Dentist?

When was the last time you visited the dentist? For many individuals, it’s easy to miss regular dental appointments. As the year flashes by, learn how often you should visit the dentist and what to expect during a dentist visit.

Do You Really Need to Go to the Dentist Every Six Months?

Whether you regularly visit […]

Why Visiting the Dentist Is Good for Your Overall Health

When you think about overall health, you may not connect it to your oral habits, but did you know they are directly related? If your oral health can affect your overall health, it’s important to visit the dentist regularly. Whether for a dental cleaning or to have a painful tooth checked out, oral health […]

5 Superfoods Good for Your Teeth

We’re always being told how some foods, particularly sugary candies, are bad for our teeth, but what about the ones that are good for them? Medical Center Dental has the answers with these five superfoods that are good for your teeth and overall dental health.
Did you know cheese is good for your teeth? This […]

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Updated November 5, 2019

Oral surgery, including the extraction of troublesome teeth such as wisdom teeth, can provide excellent relief and health benefits. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your oral surgery procedure.
1. Ask questions
Make sure when preparing for your oral surgery to ask questions of your Houston dentist or oral […]

Are Grillz Bad for Your Teeth?

Updated June 9, 2021

Rappers, athletes, and many other celebrities are often seen sporting grillz. What are grillz? They’re the flashy snap-on dental ornaments that cover the visible surfaces of teeth. They can go over a single tooth or come in a more significant piece that goes across the upper or lower dental arch.

This fashion […]

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