Since April is oral cancer awareness month, polishDENTISTRY in Midtown Houston would like to give you a little more information on why it is so important to get annual screenings and on what we as dentists do to help screen our patients for oral cancer.
A lot of people have concerns about their old amalgam fillings they have had for several years. These old amalgam fillings have a mercury component in them, that many people are concerned with. This type of filling appears to be silver in color, when you look at it your mouth.
At our dental office in Midtown Houston, when we talk to patients about needing a nightguard for protection of their teeth, I would say more than half of them look at me and say, “Not me…. I don’t do that” or “I know I won’t wear that thing." When in reality, most of us do some sort of extra parafunctional habits that cause noticeable damage on teeth.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth, but are worried about the time it will take, don’t worry, we have a solution for you! At polishDENTISTRY we offer ACCELERATED ORTHODONTICS. That means that we can get you in and out of your aligners in half the time! By using a system called PROPEL, you will be able to complete treatment in half the time.
With our soft tissue laser, we can reduce the pain associated with both of these lesions. This usually will only take one treatment.
Porcelain veneers are a widely popular cosmetic option for patients who want a TOTAL TRANSFORMATION AND NEW SMILE! These veneers allow the patient to have the color, shape and size of their teeth changed in order to improve cosmetics.
We have all had questions about it, whether we have known someone with it or for ourselves- BAD BREATH. We want to know what causes it and how to fix it. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by several factors. Some are dental related and can be fixed very easily.
April is oral cancer awareness month. And although not the most glamorous of topics, it is something that we take very seriously at polish DENTISTRY. We recommend a visual oral cancer screening at every cleaning visit and, at a bare minimum, we recommend using our Velscope technology at least once a year for every patient.
At polishDENTISTRY in Midtown Houston, we offer FREE TEETH WHITENING to all of our new patients who come in for their exam, cleaning and x-rays.
Dentistry has come so far. Digital dentistry is the new standard. Along with digital x-rays, polishDENTISTRY in Midtown Houston utilizes digital impressions.