Insights on Porcelain Fillings

Your tooth enamel is made up of tightly packed microscopic mineral structures. If it’s kept healthy and strong, the tooth enamel can resist the natural bacteria in your mouth. An inadequate or inconsistent oral hygiene routine empowers the bacteria in your mouth to attack and weaken your tooth enamel. If a cavity is treated early,… Read more »

Your Breath Is Important When It Comes to Your Healthy Smile

If your breath is preventing you from enjoying social activities and interacting with people, you are not alone. While breath issues are not uncommon, it can definitely be unnerving during social interactions, especially with the holidays coming up. The good news is, bad breath, or halitosis, can be remedied depending on the cause. Fortunately, Dr. and our… Read more »

What to Do About A Cracked Tooth

Have you ever bitten into one of your favorite foods and heard a crack? As you probably know, this can be an extremely unpleasant experience. Although people often feel that they can wait to have this problem addressed, we recommend looking for treatment immediately. There can be a number of issues that might result in… Read more »

What Do You Know About Black Hairy Tongue?

You probably know about some of the more common dental issues, such as cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Similarly, you probably know that you should visit your dentist to avoid these types of issues. Still, what would you do if you had black hairy tongue? While a black hairy tongue is a real condition,… Read more »

Dentures or Implants?

When you need to replace multiple teeth at once, you’ll often get to choose between either dentures or implants. Both have advantages and disadvantages, depending on what your needs are and the overall health of your gums and jaw. Today, we’ll take a look at the two procedures and inform you of what one may… Read more »

Should You Bring an Emergency Dental Kit on Your Travels?

At Clearpoint Dentistry located in Houston, Texas, we see many of our patients traveling during the summer months, whether to visit extended family, explore our great state by road trip, or getting on a plane to check off destinations from a bucket list. To make the most of your travel experience, it is a good idea to… Read more »

A Loose Bridge Requires Immediate Care

Dental brides are precise pieces of tooth-supporting construction. They’re designed to help replace a lost tooth, and bridges are just as functional and durable as your real teeth. However, as with any dental procedure, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Certain instances can cause your bridge to become loose, and if that happens to you,… Read more »

Facts About an Abscessed Tooth

Just like any other part other of our body, we can injure the inside of our mouth. If this happens, bacteria can potentially enter and cause an infection—which can lead to a painful swelling filled with pus. If the pus can’t escape the area will become even more swollen and painful. This is known as… Read more »

Can Exercise Help Your Oral Health?

How hard do you work to care for your teeth? Do you brush, floss, and visit your dentist as often as you should? Do you use mouthwash and replace your toothbrush every few months? Do you ever wonder there was something else you could do to keep your smile healthy and strong? If you wonder… Read more »

What to do if You Notice You Are Missing a Filling

n many cases, can repair a small to medium sized filling by applying a basic filling. While fillings are meant to restore the full function of the tooth for a long time to come, it is not uncommon to have them fail over the long course of time. Sometimes you can notice a filling is… Read more »