Did you know that up to 50% of heart attacks may be caused by oral bacteremia?

According to the American Heart Association, it was discovered that up to 50% of heart attacks may be caused by oral bacteremia, which is the presence of bacteria in the blood. The role of teamwork between dental professionals and physicians is extremely important. Without the assistance of dental professionals, the effort to reduce patients risks… Read more »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  Dr. Gonzalez and staff wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Lupy Gonzalez and staff wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Use it or Lose it!

Make sure to get the most out of your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year. If you don’t use them, you will lose them. Schedule an appointment to see Dr. Lupy Gonzalez today. Conveniently located near the Clear Lake, Pasadena and Deer Park areas, we would love the opportunity to give you… Read more »

Updating Medical History is Vital

When providing your dentist with your medical history it is extremely important to disclose all medications you are currently taking. Not only prescription medications, but over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, as well as vitamins and supplements are just as important. This information is a vital component of your dental treatment because some combinations can be potentially very… Read more »

Gum Disease and Blood Sugar

Did you know that gum disease can raise your blood sugar level? Germs in infected gums leak into the blood stream after chewing or toothbrushing which start a reaction from your own body’s defense system. If left untreated, your teeth can loosen or even fall out. Make sure to have regular check-ups and cleanings with… Read more »

Fluoride Fights Tooth Decay

New evidence shows how the fluoride in toothpastes, mouthrinses and even in drinking water prevents tooth decay. Fluoride helps to harden the enamel coating that protects the teeth. A new study now shows that it can actually reduce the ability of decay causing bacteria from sticking to teeth, making it easier to wash away the… Read more »

Studies Show Direct Link Between Periodontitis and Coronary Heart Disease

According to the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), there is a direct link to periodontitis and coronary heart disease. Only a dental professional can diagnose and treat periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the tissue that surround and support the teeth and can eventually lead to tooth loss. It is very important to have regular… Read more »

Congratulations to San Jacinto College Central Campus!

Congratulations to San Jacinto College Central Campus located in Pasadena, Texas! Not only have they launched a new dental assisting program, but the entire college is in the process of a huge expansion and re-model. Best of luck!


Oral cancer cases are on the rise and it is extremely important to be examined by a dental professional to detect this disease. If the disease is diagnosed in its early stages, the chances of survival are very good. If not detected early, the survival rate can only be around 50%. Take charge of your… Read more »