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…)

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…)