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Friendswood Dental Blog

Discover the Evolution of Dentures

August 15, 2022

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Partial and full denturesThere are more options than ever to replace lost teeth thanks to the advancements in dentistry throughout the centuries. Tooth loss isn’t a modern problem. Dentures have been used for generations to replace missing teeth, but they didn’t always have the excellent reputation they have today. The evolution of dentures throughout history has paved the path for the natural-looking results and the success of modern tooth replacement methods.

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Why is My Dental Implant Feeling Sensitive?

June 14, 2022

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Sensitivity in your dental implant might seem ordinary, but you should still have it checked by your dentist. After all, it isn’t always just post-treatment soreness. Left untreated, this discomfort could become more painful and expensive.

To help out, here’s a summary of known causes for implant sensitivity and why to visit your dentist about it. Please read it so your replacement tooth will be in better shape to fill your smile.

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Join Us for Invisalign Day on June 6!

May 25, 2022

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Poster advertising Invisalign Day on June 6, 2022

Would you like to straighten your teeth, but you haven’t yet taken that important first step of scheduling an Invisalign consultation? We understand — orthodontic treatment involves a big commitment of time and money. To help you determine whether Invisalign is right for you, we invite you to join us for Invisalign Day on June 6. Not only will you be able to attend a FREE consultation, but we’ll also use advanced software to show you a 3D preview of what your smile will look like after treatment! Read on below to learn more about this special event.

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What to Eat and Drink After All-on-4 Surgery

April 8, 2022

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If you need to have several teeth replaced all at once, All-on-4 dental implants are a wonderful option for rebuilding your smile. This method replaces an entire row of missing teeth, and many patients leave their dentist’s office with their new, permanent teeth on the same day as the treatment. 

As with any procedure, you will want to prepare ahead of time to ensure you have a great recovery. That includes planning what you will eat and drink in the days and weeks ahead. Keep reading for ideas on what to have on hand after your All-on-4 surgery!

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What to Expect While Recovering from All-On-4

February 6, 2022

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Image of All-On-4 dental implantsIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with the next best thing to your own, All-On-4 is a great alternative to traditional dentures. 4 implant posts are surgically placed into the jaw to replicate tooth roots, anchoring your denture to your bone. You’ll never have to worry about slipping or irritation again; however, you can’t bite into a juicy hamburger right away. Here’s what you can expect during your All-On-4 recovery.

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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons

December 9, 2021

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Lately, you’ve been feeling some intense pain in one of your teeth. When you visit the dentist to have it looked at, they tell you that your tooth is severely infected. They offer two treatment options: a root canal or a tooth extraction. Though you have heard of both of these procedures before, how can you know which one is the best option? Read on to learn about the pros and cons of root canals vs tooth extractions.

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Is It Painful to Get a Root Canal?

October 4, 2021

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From snakes to sharks, a lot of animals get an undeserved bad reputation. As it turns out, so do some dental treatments.

The term “root canal” strikes fear in the hearts of some dental patients, but should it? Keep reading to learn the answer to the question, “Are root canals painful?”  

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Does Sharing a Bed with Your Pet Affect Sleep Apnea?

September 8, 2021

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States. That means it’s very likely that you have a furry friend at home! Do you allow them to snuggle up with you in bed? Most people do. However, research has found that it can have some surprising effects on your quality of sleep, especially if you have sleep apnea. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading as we discuss what you should know about pets and sleep apnea.

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The Connection Between Adult Bedwetting and Sleep Apnea

August 28, 2021

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While bedwetting is more common among toddlers and the elderly, it can still happen to younger adults. This can be quite embarrassing, especially when it occurs on multiple occasions. It turns out that there is a possible connection between nighttime accidents and sleep apnea. Continue reading to find out how sleep breathing problems can contribute to incontinence.

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6 Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

July 22, 2021

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Same-day dental crown

Dental crowns are great for protecting teeth that have been structurally compromised due to decay, an injury, or an accident. However, it isn’t always easy to make time in your schedule for multiple dental appointments. After all, you have so many things to do when it comes to your career, family, and more. Fortunately, same-day dental crowns are available and can save you the hassle of driving across town multiple times. Here are some interesting facts about them that you may not know.

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