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Cracked Tooth? Learn How You Should Handle a Dental Emergency

March 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:10 pm
a dental emergency

It can be difficult to know what to do in an emergency. First, there’s the initial shock, then panic, then fear, and then it snowballs until you or someone else calms down enough to take action. When faced with a dental emergency, the first thing you should try to do is remain calm. This will enable you to take the right steps to prevent further damage. But what if you don’t know the steps? That’s okay! Let us further explain what constitutes a dental emergency and how to handle such situations should they arise.


The Domino Effect: Discover How Gum Disease Can Be Linked to Poor Heart Health

March 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:07 pm
a toothbrush with blood on it

With so many kinds of doctors treating different areas of the mind and body, you might be surprised to learn just how intertwined it all can be. While you’re seeing a counselor about the stress in your life, your dentist is providing you with a nightguard to prevent teeth grinding, which you started doing because of the stress. Did you know the same type of connection can be made between gum disease and poor heart health? To further explain, read on to find out how oral infection can lead to cardiovascular disease.


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.


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