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What Are Causes and Solutions for Yellow Teeth?

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 3:04 am
person with yellow teeth

Bright, white teeth are the foundation of a beautiful smile. If your grin is discolored, this can affect both the way people view you and the way you see yourself. Knowing what causes dental discoloration can help prevent it, so read on to learn about the causes of yellow teeth in San Marcos as well as what your cosmetic dentist can do to help.


What Is Gum Overgrowth?

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 11:38 pm
Woman with gum overgrowth

Gum overgrowth, also known as gingival hyperplasia, can be very painful and negatively affect your oral health. This condition can even have severe underlying causes, so it pays to have it addressed by a dental professional. Continue reading to learn more about gingival hyperplasia, its different causes, and how it can potentially be treated.


Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

July 4, 2022

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Going to softball practice without an athletic mouthguard, trying to crack a nutshell with your teeth, clenching your teeth while sleeping, or maybe even hitting your mouth on the steering wheel during a fender bender – there are a lot of ways to suffer a chipped tooth in San Marcos. Can your damaged tooth repair itself? Other parts of your body naturally begin to heal, so why not your tooth, right? Keep reading as your emergency dentist examines this topic.


Waterpik or Dental Floss – Which is Better?

June 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 7:11 pm
person using dental floss

As you know, brushing your teeth once in the morning and once at night is key to preventing oral health issues and keeping your smile healthy. Flossing your teeth is also an important part of a good oral hygiene routine and should be done at least once per day, preferably before bed. Even so, some people skip this important step or have issues completing it. If you’re one of those people, read on to learn if dental floss or a Waterpik is the better option.


Risks of Using Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Too Often

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 6:10 pm
person using store-bought teeth whitening products

Drinking coffee every morning, having a cola with dinner, and natural wear and tear will start to make your smile look yellow with time. To brighten up your pearly whites, you may end up turning to store-bought whitening products. Though these are accessible and can be found at many drug and grocery stores, they aren’t the best option for your smile. Read on to learn about the dangers of overusing store-bought teeth whitening, how they work, and why visiting a professional is the better option.


The Link Between Mental Health and Oral Health

May 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:13 pm
A woman is stressed about her mental health.

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has shown that almost two-thirds of people diagnosed with depression reported having a toothache in the last year. It also suggested that half of all people with depression rated their teeth condition as poor. The link between mental health and oral health is clear and the numbers are hard to ignore, but what can you do to ensure that your mind and your mouth are both as happy and healthy as possible? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about this connection and what you can do to preserve your mental and oral health.


4 Rare Tooth Disorders You’re Probably Unfamiliar With

May 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:29 pm
Illustration of a tooth holding a help sign.

When it comes to oral health concerns, cavities and gum disease are two of the first things that come to mind for most people. But issues like these are far from the only ones that can threaten your overall oral health! There are several rare tooth disorders that many people could potentially have and be completely unaware of. Luckily, your dentist in San Marcos can treat these uncommon problems and get your smile back on track. Here’s what you need to know about four of these lesser-known conditions.


Should I Be Rinsing My Mouth After Brushing My Teeth?

April 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:13 pm
Girl rinsing her mouth after brushing.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is an important part of preventing oral health issues and maintaining a beautiful, functional smile. But after you’ve finished brushing your pearly whites, what are you supposed to do with all that pesky, excess toothpaste that’s still lingering around your mouth? Many people rinse out their mouth once they’re done brushing—but is this actually what you’re supposed to do? Keep reading to learn more about the positives and negatives of this habit.


Why You Should Kickoff Summer with A Trip to The Dentist

April 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 4:44 pm
Smiling woman wearing beach hat.

Summertime is almost here! Get ready for warmer weather, poolside shenanigans, and trips to the beach! You probably have a long to-do list this summer, but is visiting your dentist something you’re planning to do? It’s absolutely in your best interest to have a healthy smile before kicking off your adventures. Keep reading to learn more about how a trip to your dentist can help you make the most of your summer.


4 Steps to Spring Clean Your Teeth

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 2:21 pm
woman smiling in San Marcos

Now is the season to begin a spring-cleaning! Whether it’s dusting off the cobwebs or reorganizing the living room, the main idea is to feel like you’re starting off fresh. Other than your home, you might consider tidying up certain health routines as well, such as your dental hygiene. Read on to learn four ways you can tidy up your teeth cleaning to begin the year with a great smile!

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