Depressed? A Mouthguard May Help

OSA and DepressionIf you are suffering from depression, a visit to your dentist may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, according to a study from Western University in London, Ontario, a sleep apnea device can not only cure your sleep disorder, it can ease your depression. Scientists have long known that there is a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and depression. They are still uncertain about the exact nature of the connection and whether sleep apnea leads to depression or vice versa. However, they do know that treating OSA can significantly improve a patient’s mood. At our Conroe practice, we can often treat your OSA with an oral appliance, similar to a mouthguard. (more…)

The Connection between Missing Teeth and Mobility

Senior with WalkerIf you are missing teeth, you are concerned about your smile, but you are probably not too worried about your physical mobility. However, according to a new study from University College London (UCL) in the UK, there is a link between missing teeth and overall health. In fact, significant tooth loss may be an early warning sign of future health concerns. Nevertheless, tooth loss is not a definite indicator of serious problems to come. Rather, these findings can actually benefit your overall health, allowing you to take preventative measures to protect your oral and physical wellbeing. (more…)

Tour B-52 Brewery in the Woodlands

If you are looking for a fun and affordable activity this weekend, take a tour of B-52 Brewing Co., Conroe’s very own brewery. Founded in 2013, the brewery offers tours every Saturday from 12 to 4 pm. The cost is $8 for a half pint glass and $12 for a full pint. Your admission includes 3 pours, and you can take home the glass. You can also purchase 32 oz. and 64 oz. growlers to go. B-52 is located at 12470 Milroy Lane.  (more…)

FAQ’s about Jaw Pain

If you are suffering from chronic jaw pain, or if you have been diagnosed with TMJ Disorder (TMD), your mind may be in a whirl. What exactly is TMJ? Why are you struggling with this condition? Most importantly, is there anything you can do? Although TMD can have a significant impact on your health and quality of life, there is hope. Proper treatment can relieve your symptoms, restore your dental function, and protect your oral health. Of course, the more you know about your condition, the more effective your treatment will be. (more…)

Could a Dental Checkup Prevent a Heart Attack?

When you go to the dentist for a routine exam and cleaning, you are thinking about your healthy smile. In all likelihood, you are not going to the dentist for your cardiovascular wellness. However, scientists suggest that there is a vital link between gum disease and periodontal disease. Research is still underway, and health experts are not sure of the exact nature of the relationship. Nevertheless, doctors and dentists have demonstrated that gum disease is an effective way to predict your risk for heart disease. If you needed another reason to schedule your biannual dental checkup, do it for your healthy heart. (more…)

Is Extraction or a Root Canal Better for Your Infected Tooth?

If you are suffering from an infected tooth, you may experience intense discomfort and diminished dental function. If the condition goes untreated, the bacteria could even spread to your other teeth, your gum tissue, or your jawbone. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Typically, there are two treatment options for dental infections: extraction and root canal therapy. Although it may seem that extraction is a simpler option, in most cases, dental professionals will recommend a gentle and highly effective root canal.  (more…)

Free Photography Classes at the Conroe Art League Gallery

The New Year is a great time to try new activities. It’s also a time to get better at an activity you already love. Whether you are a budding amateur or a seasoned professional, let 2015 be a year to improve your photography skills. On the second Tuesday of each month, you can take a free photography class at the Photography Learning Center, located in the Conroe Art League Gallery. The gallery is located at 127 Simonton. The class runs from 2:30 to 6 pm, though you could just stop in to ask a question. Reservations are not required. Call Ed Gorman at (936)443-3487 for more information. The next class is Tuesday, January 13. (more…)

Improve Your Diet to Improve Your Dental Health

This time of year, there is a huge emphasis on healthy eating. Take a trip to any grocery store, and you will see shelves of low fat, high protein products, designed to help those with a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. However, while we certainly applaud healthy weight loss goals, this year make your dental health one of your top priorities. Just as certain foods can harm or benefit your overall physical heath, others can boost or damage your smile. With just a few changes, you can improve your oral wellness in 2015. (more…)

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Bonding

smilepinkbackgroundEven the tiniest imperfection can make you feel like your otherwise lovely smile is too embarrassing to show off. While you are likely the only one who notices, we empathize with your feelings and offer dental bonding to improve minor flaws. Whether you feel unhappy with a too-short tooth or problems like minor cracks, this cosmetic treatment will quickly transform the way you feel about your smile. Learn a bit more about this treatment for a clearer understanding of how it may help you.

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Reshape Your Smile with Dental Contouring

smilebrunettesweaterYou may worry that the shape or texture of your tooth is one aspect of your appearance that you simply need to accept. Fortunately, with the use of dental contouring, you may reshape the look of your smile. Whether you dislike the length or shape of your teeth, or if you feel concerned about isolated aesthetic problems, this comfortable, efficient cosmetic treatment is here to help. Learn more to find out whether contouring may work for you.

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