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Dental Health Challenges for Teens

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The teenage years are a whirlwind of changes – not just emotionally and physically, but dentally as well. As teens transition from childhood to adulthood, their dental health undergoes significant shifts. At Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, TX, we’re keenly aware of the unique challenges faced by our teenage patients. Braces and Orthodontic Treatments… Continue reading

Kids Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry Too!

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Visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience for many children. At Fort Bend Dental, we understand the importance of creating a positive and stress-free dental environment for our young patients. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry options to help kids feel more comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as… Continue reading

Debunking Myths About Fluoride

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Maintaining good oral health is crucial for overall well-being, and as we strive to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Over the years, there have been numerous misconceptions surrounding the use of fluoride in dental care. At Fort Bend Dental, we believe in empowering our patients with accurate information.… Continue reading

How Your Dentist Can Help with Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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Do you suffer from chronic snoring that disrupts your sleep and affects your partner’s rest? Or perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that causes breathing interruptions during the night. If you’re looking for effective solutions to improve your sleep quality and overall well-being, Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, TX… Continue reading

When to Consider Soft Tissue Grafting for Your Receding Gums

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A healthy smile is not only defined by bright, straight teeth but also by the condition of your gums. Receding gums can not only affect the appearance of your smile but also lead to tooth sensitivity, gum disease, and potential tooth loss. At Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, we understand the impact of receding… Continue reading

Botox for Bruxism?

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You may know Botox as the most popular brand name in the cosmetic industry. An estimated 11 million people worldwide have used Botox as a temporary yet effective non-surgical treatment to get rid of facial wrinkles. However, Botox can be used in other ways too, especially in the hands of a TMJ dentist. In fact,… Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Goopy Dental Impressions

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When it comes to unpleasant experiences at the dentist, it is not uncommon to hear patients complain about getting a dental impression. A traditional dental impression involves biting down on a tray of soft gooey material to get an “imprint” of your teeth. Impressions are needed for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges or dentures.… Continue reading

Reasons to Extract a Permanent Tooth

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At Fort Bend Dental, we are fully equipped to save a damaged or diseased tooth. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. There are situations in which it may be necessary to extract a permanent tooth. While tooth removal may seem scary, it is really a simple procedure that can be done with minimal discomfort. A tooth… Continue reading

Should I Ask for Sedation Dentistry?

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Many people have a false perception of sedation dentistry. You may think sedation dentistry means being put to sleep, or you may assume this service is only available to patients undergoing a lengthy or invasive procedure. The truth is; sedation dentistry can be used for any patient that would otherwise avoid going to the dentist… Continue reading

Tight Schedule? Consider Same Day Crowns

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Dental crowns are not a new concept in dentistry. In fact, crowns have been used to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength for decades. Once it is permanently bonded in place, a custom crown fully encases all visible portions of a damaged tooth. When fabricated with porcelain, cosmetic crowns are natural-looking and able to… Continue reading

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