Forgive the bad pun, but this is the spot for learning all about oral health and how it’s essential for your overall wellness! We like filling our dental family in on everything they need to know, but adding some fun trivia in, too. For example, did you know the average person will spend 852 hours brushing their teeth in just one month? We joke! If you’re a math whiz, you called our bluff immediately, but that amount of time is cumulative over the average person’s lifespan, and we think that’s amazing.
Our blog is where we’ll post articles twice a month that can inform you of certain dental procedures, including orthodontics and prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants), how to fight and prevent dangerous gum disease, and answer questions like: “Can I recycle my toothbrush?” We hope you’ll read along, share, and join the conversation!
If you have any questions about our blog, our practice, or you’re ready to schedule a visit with your Dickinson and League City dentist, Dr. Agee Kunjumon of Touchstone Dentistry, we’d love to hear from you!
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Babies and kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smiles, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. Read on… (Read More)
But first, what’s a frenum? Or is it frenulum? The short answer is, they’re one and the same—a small fold of muscular tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. There are several in the body, but the two we’ll be discussing today are located in the mouth—labial frenum and lingual… (Read More)
The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics… (Read More)
When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential… (Read More)
There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for… (Read More)
Orthodontic treatments have been around for centuries, but luckily the materials and methods used have been updated with the expansion of education and technology. If they hadn’t, you might see metal bands or golden wires wrapped all the way around teeth instead of small brackets held in place by wires—or worse, cords made from animal… (Read More)
Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Touchstone… (Read More)
Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. It can repair damage, fill gaps, and improve the look and structure of teeth. Touchstone Dentistry wants all our patients to enjoy healthy, confident smiles, and if your child faces problems with chipped, misshapen or gapped… (Read More)
How old is too old for braces? It’s an interesting question—and the answer may surprise you! Touchstone Dentistry in Dickinson would like to share some information with readers today regarding patient age as it relates to orthodontic treatment. Spoiler Alert! Patient age alone is not a deal-breaker when it comes to successful orthodontic treatment outcomes,… (Read More)
We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Dickinson dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many people have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only… (Read More)
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