What is Early Orthodontic Treatment?

What most parents think of when they hear orthodontist is actually the second phase of orthodontic treatment. That’s when they may get braces to correct already misaligned teeth. Early, or phase I, orthodontic treatment occurs before all the permanent teeth come through the gum. While phase II is corrective, phase one is preventative. The goal…

What Are Dental Veneers?

Many people do not like the way their teeth look. They may have stains or small cracks in them. Discoloration or other concerns can become problematic from a cosmetic point of view. Dental veneers offer a solution for this. This type of product can create a like-new look to the smile, resolving many of the…

How Can Oral Problems Lead to Lost Sleep?

Oral problems can easily lead to lost sleep. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about going to the dentist to get help for their issues. However, for problems such as cavities or tooth infections that cause pain and disrupt sleep, a dentist is the ideal professional to visit for treatment. Dentists can also address a silent…

The Dental Implant Process

At Lovett Dental, our Texas specialty dentists install dental implants every day. They present one of the safest forms of tooth replacement. However, we understand that so me clients have concerns about the safety of dental implants. Therefore, we have put together some information to help you decide between implants, crowns, and bridges. If you have…

Teeth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

As you explore teeth whitening options, you may be wondering why you need them in the first place. Why can’t our teeth stay their bright white? The answer is in us. The biggest source of teeth staining comes from our own personal habits. Yet, it’s also true that many of the factors in discolored teeth…

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to be permanent fixtures in your mouth. They are placed in gaps where there are missing teeth. If you have just one or two teeth that need to be replaced, you only need to insert implants in those areas. Dental implants allow for crowns or other artificial teeth to be placed…

What Is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay destroys your enamel, the protective surface layer of your teeth. Enamel is your tooth’s first line of defense against bacteria. The foods we eat allow for plaque and tartar to buildup. Dental plaque is a clear sticky film. It comes from eating foods high in sugar and starch. When you don’t regularly brush…

Types of Teeth Whitening Options

Some of the most common and effective teeth whitening options include regular professional cleanings from your dentist, whitening trays, gel strips, and rinses. Each has its benefits, and once you know more, you’ll be able to tell your dentist at Splendid Dental Woodlands what your preference is. Professional Cleaning A professional cleaning may be the…