Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Dental Intra Oral Cameras

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

Our doctors work together with patients to create a sense of teamwork. One of the ways they accomplish this is through the use of an advanced tool, the intra-oral camera. This marvelous device is a tiny video camera that reveals a close-up image of the interior of your mouth. You can personally see what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing great. You then become an active participant in each dental decision. You'll be amazed how this works!

Advanced Dentistry of Spring   
Stephen D. Glass, DDS  
Joel C. Edgar, DDS

7000 Louetta Road, Suite A
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214 
WhiterSmiles.com

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Dental Gum Disease Treatments

Now the Good News

Most common dental insurance plans compensate for the treatment of gum disease. While in some advanced and severe cases, surgery is still the best course of action, there are now potent NON-surgical procedures that, combined with improved dental hygiene, can cut off the spread of the disease.

Advanced Dentistry of Spring   
Stephen D. Glass, DDS  
Joel C. Edgar, DDS
7000 Louetta Road, Suite A
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214 
WhiterSmiles.com

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Risks to Oral Health During Pregnancy

Learn what the American Dental Association has to about risks to your oral health during pregnancy.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Advanced Dentistry of Spring   
Stephen D. Glass, DDS  
Joel C. Edgar, DDS
7000 Louetta Road, Suite A
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214 
WhiterSmiles.com

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Solutions for Missing Teeth

A Personalized Approach to Replacing Missing Teeth
One of the biggest needs we fulfill for our patients is providing solutions for missing teeth.
The first question would be do you have any existing teeth in your upper or lower dental arch?

If the answer is YES, then we have to ask if they can be saved, and then how can the spaces be replaced?
  1. When teeth are missing, your options are a removable partial denture, dental implants with crowns, or bridges.
  2. We assess remaining teeth to see if they can be kept, and address any underlying issues such as decay and gum disease.
  3. Many teeth under assault from gum disease might be saved from extraction by laser gum treatment (LANAP™).
  4. A decision to keep teeth in place should ONLY be made if you are committed to routine dental maintenance both at home and in the dental office for LIFE.
  5. Whenever possible, we recommend trying to save existing teeth that have long-term possibilities.
  6. Please note that not all people are candidates for implantology.
Advanced Dentistry of Spring   
Stephen D. Glass, DDS  
Joel C. Edgar, DDS
7000 Louetta Road, Suite A
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214 
WhiterSmiles.com

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies-and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. 

Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. 

But don’t hang up your costume just yet. “Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween as a splurge as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.”

To help you sort through the trick-or-treat bag loot, we have a rundown of some common candies and their impact on your teeth:
Chocolate
Chocolate is probably your best bet, which is good because it’s also one of the most popular kinds of candy handed out on Halloween. ├ČChocolate is one of the better candies because it washes off your teeth easier than other types of candy,├« Dr. Ferraz- Dougherty says. “Dark chocolate also has less sugar than milk chocolate.”

Sticky and Gummy Candies
Be picky if it’s sticky. These are some of the worst candies for your teeth. “This candy is harder to remove and may stay longer on your teeth, which gives that cavity-causing bacteria more time to work,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

The remainder of the article details the following:

  • Hard Candy
  • Sour Candy
  • Popcorn Balls

Advanced Dentistry of Spring   
Stephen D. Glass, DDS  
Joel C. Edgar, DDS
7000 Louetta Road, Suite A
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214 
WhiterSmiles.com