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New Research Sets the Stage for Stronger Teeth, Longer Lasting Fillings

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Solutions sometimes appear in the most unexpected places. A recent study reveals that pine tree root extract has some significant benefits when it comes to dental fillings and their longevity. When we provide patients with fillings in our Houston, TX dental office, we opt for tooth-colored fillings that look and feel natural as well.

Here’s the story:

A study published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry revealed that the root from the Chinese red pine called, Pinus massoniana, strengthens the dentin inside the tooth, just beneath the enamel. Dentin is far softer than the protective enamel covering the teeth, and when fillings are applied to this unstable portion of the tooth, ...

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3 Oral Health Myths That You Might Have Fallen For

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Knowing what is fact and fiction when it comes to your oral health is essential. Your general dentist in the Houston, TX area will be able to demystify some of the fake news about your teeth and oral health that you might read about online.

Myth #1: Brush Your Teeth Immediately Following Each Meal

Fact: Wait 30 Minutes

If you eat sugary or acidic foods, they can soften the enamel. When you brush your teeth without allowing the pH of your mouth to return to normal, brushing can have a detrimental effect on the teeth by causing premature erosion. Instead, try rinsing your mouth with water to carry away food residue. Then ...

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New Techniques for Root Canals, a Study

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One of the challenges of root canal treatment is that the removal of the nerve and blood supply causes the teeth to become brittle. A new technique makes it possible to regenerate blood vessels to keep teeth from becoming unstable and more susceptible to fractures and cracks.

While this new therapy is still in the development phase, you can count on effective and comfortable root canal therapy in our Houston, TX dental office. We use modern rotary instruments for more efficient root canals with higher success rates.

Rotary instruments are more precise than their older counterparts.

Nervous about Root Canal Treatment?

Many patients come to us in pain and feel nervous about having ...

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Does Orthodontic Treatment Cause TMJ?

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Many patients wonder if altering their bites will cause TMJ disorders or pain. Modern orthodontic treatment in our Houston, TX dental office accounts for the ideal occlusion (bite) of your teeth, ultimately resulting in better function of the entire dental system – including the jaws.

If you have jaw joint pain or notice clicking and popping, we invite you to come in for an evaluation. We offer solutions to reduce the symptoms of jaw joint disorders including pain swelling, and headaches.

Straight Teeth Are Healthier

Misaligned teeth develop decay more often and are harder to keep clean. By correcting uneven spacing and overlapping teeth, your home hygiene will be far more ...

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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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5 Dental Terms That You Might Misunderstand

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Dentistry, like all aspects of healthcare, often contains terms that boggle the mind. Some dental terms can also sound a little scary when they are just technical jargon to explain something relatively routine.

If you want a Houston dentist who explains treatment along with all of your options (and what they mean), contact Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics where our friendly dentists are happy to answer your questions and help you gain a healthy smile.

Radiographs

Radiographs refer to x-rays. At our Houston dental office, we use digital x-rays for the sharpest image and patient safety. Digital x-rays emit up to 80 percent less radiation than their old-fashioned film counterparts.

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3 Ways Dental Bonding Improves Your Smile

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Dental bonding is a noninvasive way to improve the appearance of your teeth, but many patients forget that this treatment option is available with all of the talk about dental crowns and veneers. At Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics, we provide all restorative dentistry options in our Houston, TX dental office and help our patients make the best choice for themselves.

Here Are 3 Ways We Use Dental Bonding to Improve Smiles

#1 To Fill Chipped Teeth

Small chips may not require a dental crown or veneer, but the loss of enamel can lead to stains and worn looking teeth. Dental bonding, which we match to your natural tooth color seal ...

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