How Your Saliva Can Stop Cavities

Saliva can stop cavitiesYou probably don’t give much thought to your saliva. However, if you suffer from dry mouth, it may be all you can think about! Saliva is actually vital to your dental health. If you have dry mouth, your salivary glands are not able to produce enough saliva, and you will face a much higher risk for decay and gum disease. At the Dental Center of Conroe, we may be able to treat your dry mouth to stop cavities and protect your smile. We can also provide preventative care to further minimize the risks of dry mouth. (more…)

Indulge at The Woodlands Taste of the Town

Taste of the TownTry new foods and enjoy an evening out with your friends at The Woodlands 29th Annual Taste of the Town. The event takes place this Friday, January 29 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriot. You can enjoy tasty appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks from restaurants, caterers, and other area businesses. You will also have a chance to vote for your favorite restaurant to win the People’s Choice Award. Adult General Admission Tickets are $25, and they include food, drinks, and entertainment. You can purchase them on the event webpage. (more…)

How Tea Affects Your Teeth

How Tea Affects Your TeethThis time of year, it’s great to curl up with a hot, steaming mug of your favorite beverage. Unfortunately, many of your favorite winter drinks are not exactly good for your smile. Coffee causes significant discoloration, and hot chocolate is packed with harmful sugar. With health care experts touting the benefits of tea, you may be wondering how tea affects your teeth. Multiple studies have confirmed that tea can have significant benefits for your smile. However, you must be wise about the ways you consume this winter drink. (more…)

The Importance of Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea TreatmentHave you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or do you suffer from the symptoms of this condition? If so, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Not only can the condition affect your overall health and quality of life; it can also have serious consequences for your physical health. If left untreated, OSA could even shorten your life. Although you may not think about visiting your dentist for sleep apnea treatment, we offer custom-made mouthguards that can help you control your condition and improve your overall wellness. (more…)

5 Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities

Prevent CavitiesYou know the best ways to prevent cavities. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once, and visit the dentist every six months or more. However, it turns out that there is a lot more you could be doing to protect your healthy smile. Cavities are the result of two things: bacteria and sugars. Bacteria work with sugars to form acids, which will begin to erode your dental enamel. As the acids wear through your tooth, they will create cavities. By cutting back on the harmful cavity-causing substances, you can significantly reduce your risk of decay. (more…)

FAQ’s about Sedation Dentistry

Relaxed Man in Green GrassSedation dentistry can be a great way to receive the care you need if you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. We offer two types of sedation: oral sedation and IV sedation. Oral sedation uses prescription sedatives, such as Valium or Halcion, to help you relax. IV sedation uses more powerful medications, administered directly into your blood stream. If you suffer from dental anxiety, please let us know at your first appointment. We will explain both options and help you choose the type of sedation most suited to your needs. (more…)

Samurai Exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Samurai SwordLooking for some fascinating and educational months in the Conroe area? The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents “Samurai: The Way of the Warrior,” running now through September 7. The exhibit features 700 years of history, and it incorporates rare artifacts from one of the largest Samurai collections outside of Japan. You and your family can view armor, ceremonial regalia, weapons, writing implements, and personal artifacts. It is a fascinating glimpse into a culture and way of life that many know nothing about. The museum is open 9 am to 6 pm daily, and tickets are $25. (more…)

Fluoride and Dental Health

Fluoride and Dental HealthFluoride is an important mineral that can help to strengthen teeth and prevent decay. It is found in many foods, and over 75% of the country’s municipal water supplies have added fluoride. However, many activist groups claim that fluoride is a health menace, leading to many serious systemic problems. Before you panic about your tap water, take a deep breath. The country’s leading health care experts say that fluoridated water is important to dental health. In fact, in many cases, we could benefit from an even greater exposure to fluoride. (more…)

The Harlem Globetrotters Visit Huntsville

BasketballTreat your family to a sporting event like no other. This Wednesday, January 21, the Harlem Globetrotters present one of their sporting spectacles at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum at Sam Houston State University. The basketball whizzes face a huge challenge at this month’s game against the Washington Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters. A player from that 1971 game is now coaching the Generals. Win or lose, the Globetrotters will stay for autographs following the game, time permitting. Tickets range in price from $29.10 to $154.07 for courtside seats. (more…)

Boost Your Smile with Veneers

Boost Your Smile with VeneersAlthough there are a number of cosmetic dentistry options to choose from, porcelain veneers can often have the most dramatic results for your appearance. Thin veneers, which are shaped and tinted to match your dental enamel, will attach to the front of your teeth. In this way, they can cover up small flaws, such as cracks, chips, and stains. They can also reshape your teeth to hide worn edges or small gaps between your teeth. However, if you would like to boost your smile with veneers, you may have a number of questions about the procedure. (more…)