Bear Branch Family Dentistry Blog
September 21, 2017
Many people think of crooked teeth as just a cosmetic issue. If your smile isn’t perfect, you might cringe every time you see a photo of yourself. However, while it’s true that misaligned pearly whites aren’t very attractive, the problem doesn’t stop there. Crooked teeth can affect both your oral health and your overall health in ways you might not have realized. Fortunately, Invisalign in The Woodlands can help correct the problem.
September 18, 2017
Do wisdom teeth make you wiser? No. They’re called that because they usually show up later than other teeth, at a stage in life when a person is supposedly older and smarter. However, while they have a fun name, the third molars at the back of your mouth aren’t necessarily a good thing. Why do we have wisdom teeth, and why do most people get them removed? Your dentist in The Woodlands is here to tell you what you should know about these intriguing pearly whites.
August 14, 2017
Do you commonly wake up with a very dry or sore throat? Are you exhausted all the time? Do you suffer from morning headaches, insomnia, or abrupt mood changes? If you answered yes to these questions, it is possible that you have sleep apnea in The Woodlands. This is a serious disorder that can increase your stress levels, put a damper on your everyday life, and possibly even lead to death. Fortunately, addressing the problem might be as simple as visiting your local dentist.
August 5, 2017
When summer vacation winds down to its end, it can be a hectic time for families. You have to make sure your kids can get to and from school safely, you have to go shopping for school supplies, and you might want to meet your kids’ teachers as well. You may balk at the thought of putting anything else on your back to school list, but there is at least one more item that it should contain: Back to school cleaning from your dentist in The Woodlands. Why are regular cleanings so important for children, and how can you make dental appointments as easy as possible for your little ones?
July 31, 2017
Patients from The Woodlands and other surrounding areas who have experienced advanced tooth loss may not think that dentures are for them. In fact, may patients have negative associations with dentures, and the word itself calls to mind old people with sunken cheeks and droopy jowls. That may have been the case for old fashioned or poorly made dentures, but when properly crafted and well maintained, dentures can deliver both improved appearance and increased confidence. Contact our team to find out more about partial and full dentures for tooth replacement at Bear Branch Family Dentistry.
July 10, 2017
Invisalign is an excellent option for patients who would like to align their teeth with discretion. Now that you’ve decided to take the plunge with Invisalign, you’ll need to know how to take care of your aligners during your treatment. Your cosmetic dentist in The Woodlands has some helpful tips and advice to make your time with Invisalign smooth and comfortable.
June 20, 2017
Cosmetic dentistry is a science. Like any other science, it never reaches a final state of wisdom. Whether it is smile design, extreme makeover, or a smile makeover, new dental techniques and dental materials are continuously being introduced, tested, and discussed in the world of dentistry. That’s why your cosmetic dentist in The Woodlands, Dr. Kelly LeBlanc or Dr. Lauren Smits, offers updated, modern cosmetic services to help patients reach their optimal confidence and oral health. If you want to improve the look of your teeth and gums, explore these cosmetic options from your Bear Branch Family Dentistry.
June 6, 2017
When you think of having to do something immediately, you may automatically remember that “honey-do list” your spouse left for you on the table this morning. But, there are more important things that concern your health that hold higher priority than picking up more peanut butter from the grocery store. When it comes to your oral health, there are certain signs and particular situations that call you to make an appointment right away. Your dentist in The Woodlands wants to explain these scenarios so that you know when it’s okay to put off an appointment and when to schedule one right away.
May 31, 2017
You’ve heard your dentist in The Woodlands warn you about over consuming sugar and you’ve really tried to take his advice. Instead of having candies, you’d select a healthier snack. But, you can’t seem to kick your addiction to sugary drinks like sodas and energy drinks. Dr. Lauren Smits is here to explain the real dysfunctional relationship sugar has with your teeth and what you can do to avoid your oral health from taking an ugly turn for the worst.
May 11, 2017
Sometimes, when you visit the dentist you may get unfortunate news like learning about a severe cases of tooth decay. Many patients face losing major parts of their smile because of various dental issues. If you’re looking at losing teeth, you shouldn’t harbor on the bad news, we recommend that you start planning for the future. Bear Branch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a revolutionary tooth replacement option for our patients in need: dental implants in The Woodlands. Even if you’re upset about the possibility of losing your natural teeth, Dr. Lauren Smits is here to help you see the silver lining on this dark cloud with the next best thing to your natural smile: a smile supported with innovative dental implants!