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The Story of Headgear

Christophe-Francois Delabarre introduced the wire crib in 1819, which marked the birth of what is known in orthodontics as headgear. Before the 1830’s all dental work had been done by doctors and even barbers. Remember when you were told as a child that tying your tooth to a string that was attached to a door […]

What is the Best Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that’s believed to affect more than 18 million adults in the United States alone. Despite it being a fairly common diagnosis, sleep apnea is a serious disorder with side effects that can cause serious health issues or even death, which is why receiving a proper diagnosis and treatment […]

Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth?

It is well known that vaping is the hip and trendy alternative to smoking in today’s day and age, but do you know the harm it can have on your teeth? Well, let’s just say this; it isn’t proven to be 100% safe.

Dr. Dale Brant of Ingenious Dentistry states simply, “Vaping can cause a […]

How to Care for a Dental Crown

Sometimes a tooth is too severely damaged for a filling alone to solve the problem. Instead, your dentist may decide that the best course of action is to give you a dental crown, also called a dental cap.

 
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a small cover that fits over your damaged tooth. […]

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 […]

Do Home Teeth Whitening Kits Work?

If you’re looking for ways to improve your appearance without undergoing extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening could be the ideal treatment for you. It’s one of the quickest and most effective ways to completely transform your smile.

Now, you just need to decide if you’ll whiten your teeth at home or let your dentist […]

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

If you invest in a cosmetic dentistry procedure, you may wonder how long the benefits will last. Cosmetic dentistry procedures may not always be strictly necessary from a medical perspective. These procedures can improve overall appearance, make you feel more confident, and help with teeth cleaning to prevent future problems from developing. Your Houston dentist […]

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.
Cheese
Did you know cheese is good for your teeth? This […]

At-Home Products vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Having a bright, white smile is an important part of feeling good about your appearance. Though our teeth start out naturally white, over time they can become stained by food and liquids no matter how much routine care is taken. This is where a teeth whitening process comes in, which can restore your teeth […]

Bridges vs. Dental Implants: What’s Right for You

When it comes to teeth, nothing beats the ones you already have when they are in good health. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine preventative visits to your Houston dentist are the key to keeping your natural teeth healthy. Sometimes this is not how things turn out, and you can end up with very unhealthy […]