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Halloween Candy and Kids' Teeth

Kids, Halloween Candy, and Teeth

by Kimberly Chessser
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To kids all over the United States, Halloween means one thing: candy. It gives parents nightmares and gives dentists the chills. Is there a way for kids to enjoy candy on Halloween without haunting visions of cavities rising like ghosts? The answer is yes! How Candy Damages Teeth Bacteria eats the sugar leftover in your kids’ mouths and then produces a weak acid. This weak acid is what causes cavities. The longer sugar stays in the mouth (think of sucking on hard, sugary candy all day long), the more cavities will develop. However, most dentists will tell you that it is okay for your kids to splurge on candy for Halloween if they brush twice a day and floss once a day for the rest of the year. Eating Candy Safely Banning candy is just going to make your kids...
Dental Patient with Checklist for Dentist

A Dental Checklist for Your Next Visit to the Dentist

by Kimberly Chessser
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If you’re like most people, you don’t look forward to dental visits and want to get the most out of every visit. Trips to the dentist mean much more than just a regular cleaning or a quick check for cavities.  They are an essential part of your oral health. Bring a List of Questions Make a careful list of any questions you have for the dentist. Your dentist will be happy to answer your questions about teeth, gums, sinus pain versus tooth pain, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and other tooth-related topics. Don’t just depend on what you can find with a quick Google search. Make a List of Issues and Concerns Have your teeth become sensitive to cold? Does your jaw click? Is there an individual tooth that hurts? Make a list of all these concerns...
Free Whitening for October Brides

October Bridal Event – Free Whitening for Brides

Published in Teeth Whitening
by Kimberly Chessser
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The only thing more beautiful than her dress? Her smile. Last October, we wanted to do something extra special for the fall-winter bridal season. Our idea was so popular that we decided to make it an annual event! For the second year, we are gifting all October brides with a beautiful white smile!  And, just like last year, the groom, parents and all attendants can receive the same whitening treatment for only $99. Let us add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding. Call today to schedule your FREE whitening appointment during the month of October at 281-681-9600.
Wisdom Teeth Impaction

Wisdom Teeth: How to Know When They’re Impacted

by West U Family Dental
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Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually appear when you are between 16 and 25 years old, making up the last 4 of a full set of 32 teeth. They are located at the very back of your mouth, and because they are so far back there may not be enough room for them to come in normally. In most cases, wisdom teeth grow in sideways or remain buried under the gums or even bone. When this happens, they are referred to as impacted and will need medical attention.  This leads to a very common question:  how do I know if my wisdom teeth are impacted? What Happens with Impacted Wisdom Teeth Impacted wisdom teeth are trapped beneath the gums by your jaw bone or neighboring teeth. As they begin the process of trying to erupt, or press through your gums, you may...
Woman with Toothache or Sinus Pain

Is it Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

Published in Dental Health
by West U Family Dental
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Did you know that sinus pressure can cause symptoms that closely mimic a regular toothache?  Sinus congestion and infections can cause your upper teeth to hurt as if you had a cavity or even an abscess.  In this blog post, you’ll learn why sinus pressure can cause a toothache, how to tell if a toothache is related to sinus pressure, and what to expect if you go to the dentist with possible sinus pressure issues. Cause of Sinus Toothaches Tooth pain related to sinus problems occurs because the upper teeth (especially those in the back) are so close to the maxillary sinuses. The maxillary sinuses are located above the upper jaws and inside the cheekbone.  When the maxillary sinus becomes inflamed (sinusitis) or infected, it swells and becomes congested resulting...

Guatemala Mission Trip 2017!

*Dr. Brett Murphey, Ellie Murphey and Kathy Fischnar on the way to the airport. The van is full with dental supplies and equipment for the dental mission trip to Guatemala.    On Friday, March 17, Dr. Brett Murphey, founder of Woodlands Family Dental and West U Family Dental, once again traveled to Guatemala on a dental health mission trip. This mission trip is an amazing opportunity for members in the dental profession to provide much needed oral health care in underprivileged areas. It is not just about dental care, though. It’s an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. To fulfill a greater purpose. To serve and to give back. Eighty participants, including twelve dentist and forty dental students will be making the trip together. Dr. Brett...

H Texas’ Top Dentist – Brett Murphey, D.D.S.

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H Texas' Top Dentist Dr. Brett Murphey, Houston’s premier cosmetic dentist, is on a mission to provide the most exceptional dental experience possible. His quest began when he was invited to participate on a dental mission trip to Mexico as a college student. “I realized that I had to be a dentist on the trip. Making people feel comfortable and cared for has always been very important to me,” he says. The stage was set for what has become a lifetime of service in our community and abroad. Click here to read more: http://htexas.com/category/top-dentists/murphey-brett-dds