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5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers May 5th, 2022

Your smile is your calling card to the world. Making the best impression means putting time and effort into oral care. Even the most diligent brushing and flossing routine can fall short if your teeth aren’t naturally bright white, undamaged, and perfectly aligned.  You may find the answers you’re looking...

I'm Nervous About My Upcoming Root Canal Apr 1st, 2022

A root canal is not likely to be on your bucket list. Few dental procedures cause such universal dread. Though you will feel better after your root canal since the procedure often relieves the pain that brought you to the dentist. Fortunately, modern root canals are nothing to fear. The...

I'm Embarrassed About Having Fluorosis Mar 1st, 2022

Fluorosis occurs when your teeth are exposed to higher than normal amounts of fluoride during their developmental phase — usually before the age of eight. About 25% of people in the United States between the ages of 6 and 49 have some degree of fluorosis.  In most cases, fluorosis is...

5 Factors that May Be Staining Your Teeth Feb 1st, 2022

We’ve all been there. You’re at a party with your friends and in walks this woman who flashes this amazing smile. You can’t help but smile back. If you have cosmetic issues with your teeth, you may worry your smile has the opposite effect on others. According to the American...

What Are Dental Crowns and Why Would I Need Them? Jan 1st, 2022

You can probably think of several reasons a person might want a dental crown: to replace a broken tooth, cover a discolored tooth, or fix a gappy smile. But does anyone really need a dental crown?  The answer is a resounding “yes!” In fact, want and need go hand in...

4 Reasons You May Need a Bridge Dec 1st, 2021

When you lose a tooth, the result is an unsightly gap if it's near the front, or an uncomfortable hole near the rear of your mouth that can make talking and chewing difficult. Additionally, a missing tooth can cause a host of other issues. At Fresh Dental Care, with three...

5 Bite Problems that Braces Can Correct Nov 7th, 2021

While it’s normal to think of children wearing dental appliances to adjust and repair problems with teeth, it’s a problem that affects many adults. In fact, an article from the Scientific American indicates an orthodontic epidemic when it comes to our teeth. Nine in ten people suffer from teeth that...

5 Tips for Adjusting to Braces Oct 10th, 2021

Around 4 million people in the United States wear braces, so it’s not surprising if your dental team says that you need them, too. But what does getting braces feel like, and how do you get used to wearing them? At Fresh Dental Care, with three locations in the Houston...

3 Components of a Dental Implant Sep 1st, 2021

What happens when you lose an adult tooth and want to replace it? This is the kind of question you probably don’t consider until it happens to you. In the past, you didn’t have any great options. Dentures require a lot of upkeep and can’t do quite the same job...

When To Consider a Dental Bridge Aug 16th, 2021

Temporary gaps in your smile were cute when you were a little kid. But, as an adult, gaps in your bite and missing teeth can lead to real oral health problems, as well as causing a flaw in your appearance. You don’t have to live with gaps or missing teeth....

How to Prevent the Need for a Root Canal Jul 27th, 2021

Proper dental care does more than just prevent gum disease and reduce plaque. It can help keep bacteria from penetrating through tiny cracks in your tooth enamel and infecting the inside of your tooth, causing you to need a root canal to repair damage and mitigate your pain.  At Fresh...

Are You Flossing Properly? Jun 13th, 2021

Seeing your dentist for regular cleanings is important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But, what you do at home is very important, too.  Most of us know we need to floss each day. But, even though flossing seems like a pretty simple activity, a lot of people don’t...

How You Can Prevent Cavities May 9th, 2021

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), more than 90% of American adults ages 20-64 have had at least one cavity. What’s more, the NIH also says that more than 20% of Americans live with untreated tooth decay.  If you don’t want to be one of those statistics —...

Different Types of Dental Misalignment Apr 5th, 2021

Your teeth are designed to line up properly, giving you an ideal bite, which means that your upper front teeth are slightly forward of your bottom teeth and the peaks and valleys of your upper molars line up with their counterparts below. This ideal bite, however, isn’t one that we...

Veneers Easily Correct a Wide Range of Smile Flaws Mar 1st, 2021

You may have never had the smile you desire, or perhaps changes have to lessen the luster of your pearly whites. Either way, dental veneers can work magic. Fresh Dental Care, located in Houston, Texas, has helped countless patients smile again, thanks to the magic of veneers.  This versatile dental...

5 Important Ways Parents Can Ensure Their Children's Oral Health Feb 1st, 2021

As a parent, you love to see your baby smile. To keep children’s smiles bright as they grow, good oral health is critical. However, about 20% of elementary-age children have at least one decayed tooth that hasn’t been treated, and the statistics aren’t much better for adolescents. Poor oral health...

What's the Best Age for Braces? Jan 1st, 2021

As a parent, you may be wondering what age is the best to have your child start wearing braces. The answer depends, of course, on your individual child, but there are a couple of primary guidelines to follow when discussing this question. The best age for braces, backed by both...

5 Dental Concerns That Crowns Resolve Dec 1st, 2020

Do you have a problem with a specific tooth that has become cracked or weakened? Does it make you self-conscious or concerned about further problems down the road? A crown can address these dental issues — and more. The team at Fresh Dental Care offers customized dental crowns to help...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Nov 8th, 2020

It’s difficult to feel your most confidence when you have dull or yellow teeth. And it’s easy for teeth to lose their luster, even with diligent brushing and flossing habits.  Fortunately, you can correct this problem when brushing alone falls short. However, before you turn to risky or ineffective over-the-counter...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Oct 13th, 2020

Smile! Your newly whitened teeth look great. Now, it’s your responsibility to keep them looking that way. To safeguard your winning smile, you must follow certain maintenance procedures. The dental professionals at Fresh Dental Care in Houston want you to have white teeth for as long as possible. After we...

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which are Right for You? Sep 8th, 2020

Over 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Dental decay, gum disease, and trauma are the most common reasons for missing one or more teeth, and the problem worsens as you age. Roughly 30% of adults lose all of their teeth by age 65.  Tooth loss has cosmetic,...

How to Care for Your Braces Aug 18th, 2020

Braces are a long-term investment in your dental health. Aside from fixing cosmetic issues such as misalignments, orthodontic treatment also reduces your chances of early tooth decay and jaw pain.  But how do you make sure you protect your investment? By avoiding cavities and trauma to your mouth, you can...

Oral Infections: Signs and Treatment Jul 19th, 2020

You know it’s important to keep your teeth healthy. But it’s all too easy to ignore an unusual symptom in your mouth, assuming maybe you ate something that was too hot or too cold, or have a toothache that will go away on its own. In fact, a recent global...

Telltale Symptoms You May Need a Root Canal Jun 8th, 2020

An infected, damaged, or decayed tooth can cause a wide range of symptoms that may affect the way you chew and move your mouth. A root canal provides relief while saving your tooth and preventing the need for tooth removal and artificial tooth replacement. This highly effective procedure is performed...

Sensitivity after Teeth Whitening: Management Tips May 19th, 2020

Many people think of their smile as their calling card — it should be wide and happy and display rows of perfect white teeth. Unfortunately, though, both age and the environment conspire to rob our pearly whites of their whiteness. That’s where teeth whitening procedures come in. Whether you opt...

How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Apr 15th, 2020

If you lose a tooth, you shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed. More than 120 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. So unless you plan to never smile or open your mouth around other people, you should consider a dental procedure that can help you replace your missing tooth...

5 Reasons to Consider a Dental Bridge Mar 20th, 2020

If you’re one of the 120 million Americans missing one or more teeth, you may want to consider a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a set of permanent false teeth that “bridge” the gap between your existing teeth left by your missing tooth or teeth. At Fresh Dental Care,...

How a Root Canal Can Actually Save Your Tooth Feb 26th, 2020

The telltale signs of a tooth infection can be worrying, especially when you haven’t visited the dentist recently. However, when a tooth is infected or decaying, it’s important to intervene early and solve the issue before it gets worse. Root canals are a vital procedure to saving teeth that might...

When a Dental Crown Is Your Best Option Jan 13th, 2020

Some people associate dental coverings or replacements with old age and a lack of vitality. The truth is that dental crowns, which protect what’s left of a tooth, can be found in people of all ages and have helped many people. People need crowns for several reasons, and there are...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Dec 2nd, 2019

The technical name for teeth that don’t quite line up properly is malocclusion. Correct alignment (occlusion) means that your teeth fit in your mouth without crowding or space problems. When you bite down, your upper teeth slightly overlap your lower teeth, and your molars fit together when you have proper...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Nov 4th, 2019

You’re playing a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee with your buddies. Your teammate throws you a fast one and you sprint, jump, and reach for it. But the next thing you know, you’re on the ground holding your precious front tooth in the palm of your hand. Yikes.  Many of...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Oct 11th, 2019

Dental veneers are a minimally invasive treatment to perfect the look of your smile. Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that go on the front surface of teeth. They’re a permanent solution for a variety of cosmetic and functional dental concerns.  Veneers might be best known as a cosmetic procedure....

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Sep 1st, 2019

The last teeth to appear in your child’s mouth are the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. Unlike the rest of the permanent teeth, wisdom teeth erupt after puberty, typically between the ages of 17 to 25. But for many people, there simply isn’t room in their mouths for...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Aug 8th, 2019

Have you heard about the Invisalign® craze? That’s a pretty apt description of the frenzy that surrounds these revolutionary teeth straighteners. The advent of invisible braces took the world by storm and hasn’t stopped growing.  To date, more than 5 million people have chosen to straighten their teeth with these...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Jul 24th, 2019

Dentures can be a hassle, especially in the first few weeks.  Many new denture wearers have difficulty eating and speaking, as it takes time for their jaw and tongue to get accustomed to their teeth. In some cases, new denture wearers talk with a lisp until their tongue relearns how...

4 Factors That Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Sleep Apnea Jun 17th, 2019

Does your partner often complain about your snoring episodes? Do you often awaken during the night to find yourself gasping for breath? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by short episodes, ranging from a few seconds to one minute, in which you stop...

5 Problems You May Experience If You Continue to Ignore Your Crossbite May 20th, 2019

A crossbite is a dental problem that typically appears when a child starts growing teeth, and sometimes the alignment doesn’t correct itself when adult teeth emerge. Ideally, teeth grow straight up and down, but in a crossbite, some of the teeth are tilted toward the cheeks or the tongue. Although...

Regain Normal Function With Dental Implants Apr 15th, 2019

If your chewing ability isn’t what it used to be because of missing teeth, it may be time to consider other options. While dentures are one alternative for replacing teeth lost to decay or injury, they can also be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Dental implants offer many benefits over dentures, including...