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Can Charcoal Really Whiten Your Teeth? Answers from a Cosmetic Dentist

February 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:54 am

charcoal toothpaste on brushYou probably think of charcoal as the stuff you use to cook hamburgers and hot dogs in the summertime. But a new fad says that this dark substance offers bright benefits when it comes to teeth whitening. Do the facts match the hype? Or is it better to trust professional whitening treatment from your cosmetic dentist instead? Let’s look at the facts.


Why Seeing a Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Self-Confidence

February 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 6:53 pm

happy woman smiling with perfect teethSeeing a cosmetic dentist is good for your self-confidence as well as your dental health. Cosmetic dentists have the same training as a general dentist when it comes to diagnosing and treating cavities and other common problems. They also have special advanced skills that can make your smile not only healthier but more beautiful than ever.


How Visiting a Dentist Regularly Can Lead to Big Savings!

January 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 10:21 pm

woman smiling while receiving dental checkupStatistics show that of the Americans with dental insurance, less than 3% of them will maximize their coverage by the end of the year. That means they are missing out on the valuable oral health and financial benefits they could enjoy. As you read on, a local dentist explains why one should never miss an opportunity to receive preventive care!


Start the New Year with a Beautiful Smile with Help from Your Dentist!

January 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:07 pm

man smiling looking in mirrorWhen it comes to your appearance, one of the most important components is the condition of your smile. So if you spent last year feeling insecure, then now is the perfect time to do something about it. Your dentist explains how a cosmetic dental procedure can revamp your image in the new year and leave you feeling like a brand-new person!


Here Are Seven Tooth-Friendly Travel Tips from a Dentist

January 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:39 am

First aid tooth graphicMost of us travel a bit during the holidays. We also take some well-deserved time to enjoy ourselves; nothing wrong with that, of course. But we may be setting ourselves up for tooth trouble down the road unless we follow these timely travel tips from a local dentist.


Is Flu Treatment Damaging Your Teeth? Consider These Flu Season Tips

December 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 12:00 am

A woman sick laying on a couch.When the cold and flu season hits, it affects some people harder than others. It’s just another reason why getting your flu shot is so important during this time of year. However, if you have the flu and are currently taking over-the-counter medications or drinking beverages that aid your sickness, you may want to reconsider.

Many of these aids may help your symptoms, but they can also increase your risk of plaque buildup and tooth decay. To combat them, take note of these flu season tips.



Why You Should Consider Dental implants for Teeth You Can’t See

December 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 4:49 pm

Dental instrument cleaning teethMost people think of dental implants as a purely cosmetic treatment option. In reality, implants not only enhance your smile, they also restore lost functionality and guard against further tooth loss. This makes them an option worth considering even if the teeth you’re missing are in the back of your mouth where no one can see them.


Wondering What Makes You Cavity Prone? Here’s Some Insight from a San Marcos Dentist

November 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:30 am

electric and manual toothbrushesTooth decay and gum disease are like schoolyard bullies. They pick on some of us more than others. Keeping them at bay means brushing and flossing, using dental rinse, watching what you eat, and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.


Help! Am I Losing My Gums Because of Gum Disease?

October 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:22 pm

Gum examAn eroding gumline is a common dental problem often linked with gum disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two Americans adults aged 30 or over have gum disease. If gum recession is left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and you may end up losing some of your teeth. However, many of the contributing factors to gum recession are easily preventable. Below is everything you need to know about gum recession and how to prevent it.


Your Dentist Has Secrets for Oral Healthcare During Halloween

October 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:37 pm

Jack-o'-lantern bucket full of candy.With Halloween at the end of the month, kids all over America are licking their lips in anticipation of stocking up on their favorite candy. Parents, it’s okay to indulge too, but you have to watch out for your family’s oral health during this time of sugar and sweets. With 35 million pounds of candy corn made for each Halloween, it’s no wonder there’s an increase in cavities and other dental issues during this holiday. Read on to learn some tips on how you and your family can have a happy (and healthy) Halloween from your local dentist.


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