We always stress the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene and visiting our office regularly. Even if you are diligent with your oral care, decay can begin to creep in. Unfortunately, tooth decay is not something that improves on its own and only worsens over time. When tooth decay is not properly treated in a timely fashion, it can spread, leading to further problems. As a last resort, to save your tooth, we often suggest a root canal.
Summer is just around the corner, and we don’t know about you, but we are excited! We are looking forward to relaxing summer days, spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, and taking a much-needed vacation. Last summer, many of us had to cancel summer travel plans, but this year, travel seems to be a possibility once more. While it’s never something fun to think about, there is always the potential for a dental emergency while traveling this summer. We want to give you some tips to help ensure that you are prepared should an emergency arise. Read on to learn more.
We recommend that our patients visit our office every six months for a routine hygiene examination. You might be surprised to learn that during your exam we do more than clean and check your teeth for tooth decay. In fact, tooth decay is not the number one oral health issue that affects a large percentage of American adults—it is gum disease. Approximately half of American adults are affected by gum disease in some way. Gum disease is a serious gum infection, accompanied by inflammation, caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. Gum disease is extremely serious due to its quiet but destructive nature. Unlike tooth decay, gum disease does not cause discomfort and, at times, does not present itself until immediate treatment is needed.
We believe that all of our patients deserve to be heard and cared for in the way that is best for their overall health and oral needs. We know that it can be difficult for some of our patients to visit our office due to their anxiety and nervous feelings about the dentist and dental treatments. We don’t want our patients to avoid hygiene examinations and dental treatments out of fear and potentially put themselves at risk for illnesses that extend beyond the mouth. Continue reading to learn about options to help you and your loved ones feel comfortable when in our office.
Did you know that your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your body? Even though tooth enamel is stronger than bone, it is not immune to becoming worn down or incurring damage and decay over time if not cared for properly. There is one dental treatment that can be used not only to treat these issues, but also to restore the function and appearance of your natural teeth—dental crowns.
The past year in Texas has been anything but easy. Between living through a pandemic and extreme weather conditions, we have all had to adjust our typical way of life. Even now, many Texans in our area are still dealing with effects on their homes from the snow and ice conditions experienced just a month ago. This upheaval in our lives has left many of our patients cancelling their dental examinations and treatments. While we understand that these are uncertain times for some, we want to stress the importance of maintaining your dental health appointments even when experiencing hardships. Continue reading to learn why dental treatment should never be delayed.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? If you are displeased with your teeth when you smile or look at yourself in family photos, it might be time to make a change to a smile you love to look at. With porcelain veneers, it is possible to transform the look of your teeth and get the smile you have always wanted. Unlike other options, porcelain veneers are strictly cosmetic and can fix multiple problems at once to give you a permanent, healthy, natural-looking, and bright smile.
At Edward Estrada, DDS, the highest rated dental practice in The Woodlands, TX, we treat our patients like family. We take the time to get to know each one of our patients, focusing not just on their dental care needs, but also on their overall well-being. Dr. Estrada takes a comprehensive approach to oral health, prioritizing patient comfort. At our office, patients receive only the highest standard of care.
Spring is right around the corner and is the perfect time for a fresh start. It is a joyous time where we say goodbye to the winter doldrums and hello to the return of beautiful flowers and warmer weather. If you have been feeling a little down and out about the appearance of your smile this winter, now is the perfect time to add a little brightness back into your life. We offer the perfect treatment option to help your smile look like a beautiful, sunny, spring day. Continue reading to learn about this treatment option.
February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate love than doing something special for yourself. If you have been self-conscious about your smile, there is no better time to make a change that will give you the confidence you deserve. Whether your teeth are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them, modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a better smile.