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Do You Believe These Myths about Dentures?

Denture Myths | Nederland TX Dentist
Many people feel that opting for dentures means a lifetime of sacrifices in function and appearance, but dentures have improved dramatically over the decades and fit and look better than in the past. This makes them a good option for patients with missing teeth.If you have missing teeth and you are weighing your options when it comes to tooth replacement, see if you believe some of the common myths, which might keep you from making the decision that works best for you.Dentures Look FalseDenture teeth actually look more realistic than ever because they come in a wide variety of colors and shades to match nearly everyone’s age and facial structure.They ...

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Is It a Dental Emergency? Here's How to Know.

Dental Emergency | Southeast TX, Dentist
Perhaps you are out eating dinner with dear friends and you bite into something, hear a crunch, and feel a sharp fracture on your tooth with your tongue. You and your friends have planned this dinner for a long time, but now you have a dental emergency. Or do you?Sometimes it is hard to know if you are actually experiencing a dental emergency that requires immediate treatment. If you are having a dental emergency in Southeast, TX, we welcome you to contact our dental office to discuss the problem and plan the next steps to restore your oral health.Here are some guidelines about dental emergencies:Pain – There is no good ...

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Ouch! What Caused My Mouth Ulcer?

Mouth Ulcers | Southeast TX Dentist
The pain caused by mouth ulcers can range from annoying to incredibly painful, depending on their location in the mouth. Most of us will suffer from a mouth ulcer at some point during our lives and often times, they just seem to pop up out of nowhere.So Where Do Mouth Ulcers Come from Anyway?Acidity - If you eat a bowl full of pineapple, you might notice a small ulcer forming in your mouth. Acidic foods or drinks can cause the development of ulcers and will usually resolve within a few days by switching to a more tissue-friendly diet. Certain fruits, energy drinks or soda, and spicy foods are the most ...

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What to Expect at Your Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal Disease Treatment | Nederland, TX Dentist
At Nederland Family Dental, we treat each of our patients individually and with their best oral health in mind. Since gum disease puts your oral health and your overall health at risk, prioritizing this treatment is essential. We will always take care of any underlying gum disease before beginning restorative or surgical services because the infection can spread throughout your mouth and your body.Many patients who suffer from gum disease are concerned that treatment will be painful. The truth is that most dentistry today can be done with minimal discomfort. Your comfort is a priority, and we will always check in throughout your appointment to make sure you do ...

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Why Laser Frenectomies Are a Gentler Option

Laser Dentistry | Nederland Family Dental
What is a Frenectomy?As part of our mouth anatomy, we have small flaps of skin that connect our upper and lower lips to our gum tissue and our tongue to the floor of the mouth. For most patients, these are rarely thought about and function just fine. When that small tissue flap is too bulky or long, however, it can create what is commonly called a tongue-tie. It can even create a gap between your two front teeth.Addressing this problem is a simple task, in most cases. A minor surgery can correct this issue and prevent the gap between teeth and the speech challenges that often come with a tongue-tie. ...

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Caring for Your Child's Mouth after a Frenectomy

Laser Frenectomy | Nederland Family Dental
No parent wants to discover that their child needs surgery, no matter how simple the procedure may be.What is a FrenectomyAt Nederland Family Dental, we provide accurate gum surgeries, including frenectomies, with laser dentistry. Laser dentistry results in less discomfort and bleeding, and it speeds up healing time, as compared to traditional surgery.A frenulum is a small piece of tissue that limits the mobility of certain organs. In dentistry, we address the small piece of tissue above your two front teeth or under your tongue. Surgery on the tissue beneath the tongue is often called tongue-tie surgery because failure to address a tongue-tie may impair speech development.Using a laser, ...

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New Research, Gum Disease in Older Women, and the Oral-Systemic Link

Gum Disease Southeast TX
Patients face different oral health challenges at every stage of life. Kids may be more susceptible to cavities while older patients may struggle with tooth loss or gum recession.At Nederland Family Dental, we customize treatment so that you always receive the care you need to stay healthy – for a lifetime!Women’s Oral HealthRecent research reveals that women face oral health challenges during and after menopause. Fluctuations in hormones affect oral health. Most notably, this can be observed as a greater instance of gum disease developing during pregnancy. This condition, known as pregnancy gingivitis, often resolves after the birth of the child.When going through menopause, the entire cycle of which ...

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