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Don't Make Excuses... Make a Commitment!

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Families today are busier than ever. Most parents work, and kids today have school and sports-related activities demanding their time and the time of mom and dad. Missing work can lead to having to play catch-up later, so a trip to the dentist in Houston, TX might easily slip your mind or end up getting put off.

Consequences of Missing Dental Exams and Cleanings

Missing even one or two dental exams and cleanings can turn small dental conditions into significant problems that require more time in the chair and more time away from the office.

Oral health conditions rarely cause pain until they impact the nerve, deep within the canals in ...

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The 3 Most Important Reasons We Recommend Cleanings

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A lot of misinformation finds its way onto the internet and subjects involving dentistry are no different. While electric toothbrushes and latest products claim to do a better job keeping teeth and gums healthy, nothing replaces a professional dental cleaning and polish.

3 Reasons Why We Offer Dental Cleanings in Our Houston, TX Dental Office

Improved Periodontal Health

Even if you brush and floss by the book, food particles and bacteria still find their way into the smallest crevasses of teeth and just below the gumline. Brushing and flossing are essential, but a professional cleaning by a trained hygienist will get into those hidden places.

Our hygienists are gentle, so you don’t have to ...

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Breaking the Soda Habit - A New Study Shows It's Happening in the US

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Soda has long been the nemesis of good oral health by combining a sugary base with an acidic nature. Both aspects of soda are the exact formula that creates decay. Soda also has links to obesity, diabetes, and has been shown to have addictive qualities.

Fortunately, Americans are catching on that empty calories and the rampant consumption of sugar is not supportive of good oral health or good overall health. As with dessert, soda is best as a treat than a staple.

Alternatives

Reaching for plain water or making your own fruit water with strawberries or cucumber slices can add flavor and interest when you feel like you need a little something extra.

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Deep Cleaning: What Is it and Why We Recommend It

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If you have recently received a recommendation for a deep cleaning, you might feel concerned because you don’t know what to expect. Will the procedure hurt? How long will it take to recover?

A deep cleaning can sound intimidating, but all it really means is that tartar has collected below your gumline, creating pockets, which are a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria below the gumline indicates periodontal disease and in order for healing to occur, we need to remove the tartar and bacteria so that your gums can reattach to the teeth. This process will reduce inflammation and the risk of tooth loss.

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Ready for Back to School? Don't Forget Dental Exams!

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Back to school means that everyone’s schedule gets tighter. Not to worry if you missed scheduling your child’s back to school dental appointment before the first day of classes. We offer both evening and Saturday hours to make it easy for families to get the care they need to stay healthy.

Routine Dental Appointments Are Far from Routine

As a parent, you know that kids change overnight – they get taller, smarter, and seem to go through a closet full of clothes each month. Their oral health can change just as quickly because they are still developing and maturing. It is our mission to spot any conditions your child develops early ...

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No Fossil Toothbrushes... But No Cavities Either!

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As we discover more about our ancient ancestors and look at fossils from our early human relatives, more and more is revealed about their dental habits. Everything from ancient fillings to bridges and even the lack of fossilized toothbrushes says something about early humans and reveals information about their diets.

Ancient humans actually enjoyed fewer cavities than we do today largely due to their healthy diets. Some evidence shows that early humans used sticks, fibers, and even hair to keep their teeth clean, but the major impact on their good oral health actually comes from their nutritional options.

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The Importance of a Great Dental Environment

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Have you ever walked into a dental office or medical office and felt like you were invisible? Or maybe the first question someone asked was “What is your date of birth?” Or, “Do you have insurance?” At Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics, we will never treat you like a commodity. We know and appreciate our patients and greet them with a smile upon arrival at our office.

Not only that, but we believe your dental appointment should be relaxed and comfortable. We want you to experience anxiety-free dentistry while you are with us. Our team has been hand-selected not only because of their outstanding skills in dentistry, but also because ...

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