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The Effects of Age on Your Smile

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Aging takes a toll on our bodies and our smiles, but it is possible to stay healthy and keep your smile looking its best as you age.For a dentist in Southeast, TX who provides personalized care to keep your smile healthy as you age, contact Nederland Family Dental. We are here to help.Periodontal Disease Impacts Your Overall HealthPeriodontal (gum) disease has been linked to some serious health issues all over the body – the heart, kidneys, brain, and lungs are just a few. Maintaining healthy gums can improve your overall wellness.Dry Mouth Is an IssueSalivary glands may not work as efficiently as you age, especially if you ...

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Is It a Dental Emergency? 3 Ways to Know

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Suddenly something with your oral health changes and you wonder if it is time to make a call to your dentist. If you have a dental emergency in Southeast, TX, you might not feel sure that an emergency appointment is necessary.Here are 3 ways to know.You Have Pain or a ToothacheAnytime you experience a painful tooth, your dental emergency requires a visit to our office. Pain is a warning sign that should never be ignored. Seeking treatment sooner than later may even help us save your tooth.Dental conditions often remain asymptomatic until they have turned into advanced problems. Don’t guess for yourself; bring your dental emergency to our Southeast, ...

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Taking Care of Your New Dental Implant

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If you have recently had dental implant treatment, you might find yourself admiring your new tooth in the mirror and enjoying eating the foods you love. Your dental implant is strong and similar to having your natural tooth back again. When patients have dental implants in our Southeast Texas dental office, we like to provide some advice to get the most out of your investment.Don’t Chew Ice (or Anything Too Hard)Dental crowns are strong but susceptible to the same types of damage as a natural tooth. Biting into anything too hard can fracture the crown and then you would need to have it replaced. Don’t chew ice, hard ...

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Considering Invisalign? Here's What You Can Plan For

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If you are like many of our teen and adult patients, a straight smile is extremely appealing, but the idea of brackets and wires is not. Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional braces while never compromising results. A straight, beautiful smile without brackets and a mouth full of metal provides patients with a less invasive (and embarrassing) way to enjoy the health and beauty benefits of a straight smile.Here is what to expect when you choose Invisalign in our Nederland, TX dentist.Dr. Whitney Gomez will evaluate your teeth and bite. If you are a candidate for clear aligner orthodontics, he will discuss the timeline and estimated costs with ...

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What Is a Smile Makeover?

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You have probably heard of full smile makeovers and if your smile could use some sprucing up, you might be interested to learn more about what that actually means.What Is a Full Smile Makeover?A full smile makeover is a comprehensive approach to dentistry that combines a variety of restorative and teeth-replacement options to achieve greater function and a beautiful smile.The first step of a smile makeover will require a comprehensive oral evaluation to identify any oral health conditions that might prevent you from seeking treatment. Some conditions that will require treatment first include:Periodontal (gum) diseaseMisalignmentDecayInfectionOnce you are healthy and ready to get started, you might opt to whiten your ...

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Could Dental Implants Make Your Life Better?

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The thought of dentistry improving your life may be foreign to you. When facing tooth loss, or living with tooth loss over many years, you might realize how important a healthy smile can be.A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry asked the question, “Do dental implants improve quality of life?”As it turns out, most patients in this study report that dental implants do make their lives better – both physically and psychologically. Here are some reasons why patients find dental implants improve their lives.Dental Implants Provide Better Dietary OptionsBecause they integrate with your bone, dental implants do not require changes to your ...

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Feeling Dental Anxiety? Maybe a Workout Could Help!

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According to a recent study in the Journal of Depression and Anxiety, taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes prior to your dental appointment can reduce dental anxiety before, during, and after your procedure.Exercise has been long known to decrease stress and increase feelings of well-being, so this should come as no surprise to patients who are regularly active. Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemical, and also activates the prefrontal cortex and amygdala, the brain's stress-fighting areas.How We Manage Dental AnxietyIf you take a 30-minute walk and it’s just not enough, rest assured that when you arrive at Nederland Family Dental, you will be greeted by a ...

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