Sunday, 28 May 2017

Digital Dental Technology

For More Precise-Fitting Crowns

Digital technology has changed the face of modern dentistry, allowing for more accurate imaging and 3-D modeling. With the iTero™ digital impression system your dentist takes a remarkably detailed digital impression to create your new crown or bridge, completely removing the need for an uncomfortable tray and putty impression. What's more, iTero technology all but guarantees a splendid fit for your new crown or bridge, so you spend less of your valuable time at the dentist's office and more time enjoying your new smile.

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

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

3 Things All Athletes Should Do for Their Teeth

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

Dentist Dr. Thomas Long has seen firsthand what can happen when “the puck stops here.” In addition to seeing everyday athletes in his private practice, Dr. Long (a former college hockey player himself) is the team dentist for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes.

No matter what sport or skill level, Dr. Long says athletes need to take care of their teeth both on and off the field. “Most athletes are careful about what they eat and their workout routine. Part of that routine should include taking care of your mouth and teeth every single day,” he says. "It would be a shame to miss practice or a game because you are in the dentist's office receiving treatment or recovering from a dental surgical procedure.”

Here, Dr. Long shares his playbook for a healthy mouth. 

  • Make a Mouthguard Part of Your Uniform
  • Sideline Sugary Sports Drinks
  • Brush, Floss, Rinse, Repeat

To read the entire article, including more detailed information on the three steps listed in Dr. Long's playbook for a health mouth, please visit MouthHealthy.org.

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

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

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

When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines-from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. It's no surprise that DIY whitening is top of mind, either. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. 
Healthy smiles come in many shades, though it's tempting to think ingredients in our own kitchens could hold the key to a brighter smile. Still, just because a method is natural doesn’t mean it’s healthy. In fact, DIY whitening can do more harm than good to your teeth. Here’s how:  

Fruits











Fiction:
The approach maintains you can make your teeth whiter and brighter household staples that are naturally acidic (like lemons, oranges, apple cider vinegar), contain digestive enzymes (such as pineapple or mango) and something that is abrasive (like baking soda).
Fact: 
When eaten as usual, fruit is a great choice. However, fruit and vinegar contain acid, and you put your pearly whites at risk when you prolong their contact with your teeth or use them to scrub your teeth because acid can wear away your enamel. Enamel is the thin outer coating of your teeth that protects you from tooth sensitivity and cavities. 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

The remainder of the article reveals fact vs. fiction for the following:

  • Scrubs
  • Spices and Oils
  • Still Interested in Whitening?

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

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Do Bad Teeth Run In the Family?'

The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'Do Bad Teeth Run In the Family?'


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

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

Friday, 12 May 2017

Orthodontic Care with Invisalign

Invisalign Boosts Your Confidence

Comfort, convenience, and privacy are three of the most prominent advantages to the Invisalign system. The one-piece aligners contain no metal or wires to irritate your mouth, with the added benefit of requiring nothing that must be checked or adjusted, freeing you from extra time spent in the dentist's chair. Although you wear the aligners 24-7, they're easily removable for eating and cleaning. Because there are no braces to get in the way of brushing and flossing, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. In short, keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque is just as easy as it was prior to treatment. The best part is the privacy. No one will know you're straightening your teeth, because the clarity of the aligners renders them almost invisible! People would have to know the aligners are there, or look very closely, to see them. So you can smile with confidence, knowing all they'll see is you looking amazing.

Invisalign Teen™ was created for young adult patients over the age of 15. They work exactly like Invisalign, but each set of aligners is marked with a blue dot to indicate when to replace them with the new set of aligners, which is one less thing your teen needs to remember. Also, because the active lifestyle of the typical teen can cause mishaps like lost aligners, Invisalign Teen allows up to six free replacement aligners.

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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

8 Non-Dairy, Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Teeth

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

Caring for your teeth means more than brushing and cleaning between them every day. It also means paying attention to the foods you eat. 

One of the most important nutrients for healthy teeth is calcium. Calcium strengthens the hard outer shell of your tooth called enamel, which is your teeth’s defense against erosion and cavities. To protect your teeth and get the 1,000-2,000 mg daily recommended amount of calcium, many people turn to dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt. 

If you’re lactose intolerant or need to limit dairy, there are a number of foods that can still give you the calcium you need. Calcium is found naturally in some foods, while others - such as juice, tofu and even waffles - are now fortified with added calcium. 

Here are some non-dairy options from the USDA Food Composition Database to help keep your body and smile strong.

Orange Juice with Added Calcium











Oranges naturally have a bit of calcium, but many varieties of orange juice (already a top source of vitamin C) now come fortified with calcium. For example, frozen orange juice from concentrate with added calcium contains 1514 mg of calcium per cup. That’s your daily recommendation in just one glass! Juice, however, can be high in sugar, so drink it in moderation.  If your child drinks juice, make sure to serve the recommended, age-appropriate limits.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

The remainder of the article highlights 7 over non-dairy, calcium-rich foods that are good for your teeth:

  • Whey Powder
  • Tofu with Added Calcium
  • Canned Fish
  • Beans
  • Almonds
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Soymilk

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

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Does Your Dentist Know If You Lie About Brushing and Flossing?'

'Does Your Dentist Know If You Lie About Brushing and Flossing? '


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

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

Friday, 5 May 2017

Dental Crowns

A Crown Restores a Damaged Tooth

Our crowns do more than match your existing teeth, making it impossible for anyone but your dentist to tell the difference. The advanced material components of our crowns will add strength and even save a damaged tooth. If you have a broken tooth or one worn to the point that a simple filling will not restore it to full functionality, ask about our state-of-the-art crown technology.

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

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'Should I Pull Out My Child’s Loose Tooth?'

The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'Should I Pull Out My Childís Loose Tooth?'


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

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