Showing posts from December, 2019

New Year Resolutions - A Healthier, Happier Smile!

With the New Year approaching we wanted to share some wholesome New Years Resolutions that can help you achieve the smile you dream of!  Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables Eating well is important for your dental health. Poor nutrition can affect the entire immune system, increasing susceptibility to many common oral disorders, including gum (periodontal) disease. Antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts improve your body’s ability to fight bacteria and inflammation, helping to protect your teeth and gums. In addition, crisp fruits and raw vegetables like apples, carrots and celery help clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath.  Limit Your Alcohol Intake You may already know that excessive alcohol intake can have an effect on your overall health, but did you know that it may also affect your oral health? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, those who smoke, eat poorly and consume excessive alcohol also have increa

Say no to Tobacco!

Using Tobacco products can harm your mouth in a number of ways. It increases your risk of cavities, gum recession, gum disease, cancers and also leads to discoloration of your pearly whites. Research shows that Smokers are twice as likely to lose their teeth as non smokers. Smoking tobacco isn't the only source of these negative effects, smokeless tobacco can be just as harmful to your oral health. The good news is that the risk of tooth loss decreases significantly after your quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. There are many ways to quit smoking - cold turkey, tobacco cessation programs, medications etc. So lets start the New Year right and reap the benefits of quitting tobacco use! It is also extremely important to visit your dentist to evaluate your oral health and discuss the ways in which they can help you achieve a healthier, happier smile. Call us at (979)-985-5505 to schedule an appointment with our fabulous team of dentists!

Does my child need Braces ?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive their first orthodontic screening no later than age seven. By this age it will be clear if a child has any malocclusions, or jaw alignment problems in which the upper and lower jaws are not the same size.  Some malocclusions are extremely common, like overcrowding of either or both of the jaws.The earlier the orthodontic evaluation, the quicker our team can determine if braces are required and what treatment plan would be best for you. With overcrowding, some kids' teeth will grow into their expanding mouths without any problems; others' will continue to be squeezed, which can pose problems later on if not corrected. Other malocclusions include open bite, in which the upper and lower lines of teeth do not meet each other in the middle of the mouth, crossbite, underbite, in which the upper jaw is larger than the lower or vice versa . At an orthodontic evaluation, our team will assess your child's

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Confidence and Self-Esteem boosts that come from looking one’s best are two common reasons to consider braces, but the benefits of orthodontic treatment go well beyond pure aesthetics. Braces ensure correct bite and tooth alignment which has many positive side-effects; including: Improved ability to chew food Alleviation of speech impairment Easier to brush, clean and floss teeth Reduced cavities and periodontal disease Reduced grinding and chipping of teeth Reduced risk of injury from protruding teeth Braces   can establish the foundation for a lifetime of improved oral health while helping you and your children look their best. Call us at  ( 979) 985-5505   to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Orthodontist. 

The Bryan Dental Guide for Healthy Teeth Over the Holidays

1. Avoid chewy/sticky treats As delicious as they are, holiday candy platters are often loaded with treats that can harm your teeth. Sticky substances cling to tooth enamel and encourage tooth decay, and thick candies like caramel and taffy can even yank out fillings. Eat these sweets sparingly and along with other foods to help keep the treats from sticking to your teeth. 2. Its all about TIMING There's no need to say no to dessert! Instead, have your sweets and sugary foods with or briefly after meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles. 3. Limit your alcohol intake Tis the season for Egg Nog and Champagne. If you choose to imbibe, drink water alongside any alcoholic drinks. Keep in mind that too much alcohol can dry out your mouth. 4. Nutcrackers are there for a reason Use a nutcracker, not your teeth, to shell nuts. No nutcracker? Choose a differe

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Mouth and Body Connection

Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Learn how the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health. Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health. What's the connection between oral health and overall health? Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria — mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause disease. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Also, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines,