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4 Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods to Gobble

October 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — solomondental @ 9:24 pm
Thanksgiving dinner

As the holiday season approaches, the anticipation of indulging in a variety of delicious foods becomes a highlight. From homemade cookies and pies to the savory delights of ham, turkey, and an array of delectable sides, a satisfying feast awaits. While the focus is often on the joy of these culinary delights, it’s essential to consider how certain popular holiday foods can affect your oral health. Some may increase the risk of cavities, while others can serve as a protective shield against common oral health issues. Continue reading to discover which Thanksgiving classics can contribute to your dental well-being.


5 Ways to Protect Your Smile During the Winter

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — solomondental @ 6:34 pm
two friends smiling during colder weather

As the days get colder and shorter, you begin to prepare for the changes of the season. You may consider giving your oral health some extra care to be protected from common winter issues. The brisk weather and dry air can lead to a variety of dental problems like cracked lips, chapped gums, and increased tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, there are things you can take to help combat these seasonal mouth issues. Your dentist in The Woodlands has five helpful ways to keep your smile healthy and happy!


Why You Should Get Invisalign Instead of DIY Aligners

November 28, 2022

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Woman holding her Invisalign tray and smiling

It always feels good to do something yourself, but certain tasks are best left to professionals. That’s certainly the case with dentistry. You wouldn’t perform your own root canals, or install your own dental implants, would you? For the same reasons, you shouldn’t try to straighten your own teeth.

DIY clear aligners have surged in popularity recently, claiming to offer the convenience of Invisalign without needing to make the trip to the dentist. However, there are real benefits to having a professional work with you in person. Here are some reasons to favor Invisalign over DIY aligners.


Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary This Halloween

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — solomondental @ 10:31 pm
adult costume fangs Halloween

Halloween is one of the scariest and most candy-filled holidays of the year. Although it’s certainly fun to dress up in a frightening costume, you wouldn’t want your smile to be scary as well. Unfortunately, the age-old tradition of indulging in all the treats your heart desires can certainly impact your dental health. Read on as your dentist in The Woodlands shares a few ways you can keep your and your family’s smiles healthy this season.


Consider These Non-Candy Alternatives This Halloween

September 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — solomondental @ 6:26 pm
Children trick-or-treating.

Halloween is just around the corner, and for many children, there’s nothing more exciting than donning a costume and mask, grabbing an enormous bucket or pillowcase, and having it filled to the brim with all sorts of sweets and treats! But even though trick-or-treating is the iconic Halloween activity, all of this candy can actually be quite hazardous for your little one’s smile. Here’s more from your dentist about the link between sugar and oral health along with some Halloween candy alternatives that you and your child can enjoy.


When Should I Whiten My Teeth Before a Special Event?

August 11, 2022

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Guests attending a wedding reception.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so knowing that it looks its absolute best will ensure that every first impression you make is a positive one! That said, if you have a big event coming up in the near future, you’re probably thinking of ways you can enhance your pearly whites in preparation. Have you considered teeth whitening? Here’s more about the process, including some ways to safely whiten your teeth, when you should whiten prior to an event, and some tips for retaining your smile’s new glow.


5 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Ace Your Dental Exam

August 4, 2022

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student smiling about her dental exam in The Woodlands

As summer break ends, the back-to-school season begins. During this time, you’ll likely be busy gathering the necessary books and supplies to get you through your classes throughout the year. However, you’ll also want to keep up with your oral health amid the bustle, which can become challenging if you feel your schedule is constantly full. Read on to learn several tips to help you maintain your smile and ace your next dental exam!


Useful Tips for Handling Dental Emergencies During Summer Vacation

July 2, 2022

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Woman smiling at the beach during summer.

Life comes at you pretty fast—you might be out and about enjoying yourself during summer vacation when out of nowhere, you suffer a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can happen any time or any place, and if you sustain one during your vacation, you might have questions about how to handle it. Here are some tips from your emergency dentist for addressing dental emergencies during summer vacation, along with some ways for staying prepared for them.  


How Can I Overcome Dental Anxiety?

June 4, 2022

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man with dental anxiety illustration

Do you get nervous at the idea of going to the dentist’s office? This is much more common than you may think. Over 30 million Americans experience stress related to their dental visits. However, this doesn’t mean you should avoid dental care. It is essential you visit a dentist regularly for checkups, as oral health and overall health are directly related. Your dentist in The Woodlands shares some tips to help you combat dental anxiety so you can have a more comfortable visit.


4 Things That Can Cause Shifting Teeth

May 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — solomondental @ 3:33 pm
attractive woman smiling holding invisalign aligner

As we age, our bodies naturally start to change – but one thing that should stay pretty consistent over the years is the position of the teeth. If you have noticed that your pearly whites are starting to move out of alignment, it could be a sign of something that requires treatment. Keep reading to learn the top 4 causes of teeth shifting and what types of solutions are available from your dentist. 

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