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    For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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    Chewing sugared gum all day.
    Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.

    Drinking soda and energy drinks.
    These sugary, acidic beverages are uncommonly efficient at eroding enamel.

    Chewing ice or hard candy.
    Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, sometimes they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.

    Skipping flossing.
    Maybe you think brushing is sufficient. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away bits of food and plaque between teeth.

    Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
    A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

    Delaying dental checkups.
    Don’t wait until you have a problem. Call 832-895-5120 to book a thorough exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our exceptional hygienists really are the best!

    Dr. David C. Montz has been providing first rate dental care in Pearland area since 1997. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    The Dream Of No Drill In Houston

    The Dream Of No Drill In Houston

    If you ask dental patients in the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel area what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.

    Many residents of Pearland, Texas may wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill. Guess what? Now there is!

    Drill-less dentistry is also known as air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for common dental procedures such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. These instruments work like a little sandblaster that aim a fine stream of particles at the area that would normally be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.

    Hi. I’m Dr. David C. Montz of Pearland. I want my patients to be aware of the latest dental technology available, especially as it pertains to cosmetic dentistry.

    If you are in need of quality dental care in the Houston area, or if you are interested in a smile makeover, give David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry a call at 832-895-5120. We can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, or dental implants.

    Make your appointment today so your teeth can look and feel their best!

    Dr. David C. Montz
    David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
    2443 S Galveston Ave


    Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

    Cosmetic Dentistry Options Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers many remarkable possibilities for Pearland residents.

    The quickest and least invasive procedure is light teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth whitening side effects are minimal.

    If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain teeth veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains. Prepless veneers do not require the removal of tooth structure.

    If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Pearland dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and achieving fantastic results. The newest braces are less noticeable, more comfortable and bring teeth into alignment much faster than old-school metal braces.

    Has gum recession caused the metal base of an old crown to be visible? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can correct this problem.

    Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

    Can you envision yourself with a dental makeover?

    Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

    Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Pearland As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, most Pearland retirees do not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems.

    Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years!

    Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for Pearland residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.

    If you live in Pearland, Alvin, or Manvel, call 832-895-5120 to schedule a dental consultation. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many procedures can be completed in one visit to our Pearland dental office.

    Give us a call at 832-895-5120 or find us on the Web at: http://www.pearlandsmiles.com/

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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    Here is the David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.

    Understand
    Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

    Visit Dentist
    Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. David C. Montz through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

    Get Control
    When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

    1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
    2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
    3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

    Every individual in our community from Houston to Pearland deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

    It’s no problem to come down to our office at 2443 S Galveston Ave , Pearland, Texas 77581 and consult with Dr. Montz about this or any other dental concern. Call 832-895-5120 today to schedule an appointment.

    We are committed to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or dental implants. Ask about porcelain veneers, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or CEREC dental crowns. Your needs are essential to us.

    Contact our friendly staff at 832-895-5120 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.

    David C. Montz
    David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas 77581
    832-895-5120
    http://www.pearlandsmiles.com/about-us.html


    Avoid Tooth Loss In Pearland

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    Do you know the most common cause of tooth loss among Houston adults?

    The answer is gum disease. While this may be startling to Houston, Manvel, and Friendswood residents, there is a bright side:

    Gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.

    Regular check-ups with your Pearland dentist are essential, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

    1. Gums that bleed very easily

    2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

    3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly

    4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

    5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

    6. Loose or separating teeth

    If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your dentist today. Avoiding these problems is ideal, but brushing isn’t enough. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.

    My name is Dr. David C. Montz and my practice, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry serves the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Many of our patients seek information about smile redesigns. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

    Our practice specializes in:

    sedation dentistry
    CEREC dental crowns
    porcelain veneers
    teeth whitening

    Contact us at 832-895-5120 and a member of our friendly staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can talk to Dr. David C. Montz about swollen gums, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on October 22, 2014

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Oral Rinses: An Extra Measure Of Protection For Pearland Kids

    Oral Rinses: An Extra Measure Of Tooth Protection For Manvel Kids

    Hello, I’m David C. Montz of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Manvel parents usually know the basics on children’s oral health: limit sugar, make sure they brush and floss regularly, take them to the dentist for twice-yearly exams and cleanings, discourage between-meal snacking, see that they get enough calcium and Vitamin D, etc. Many Texas parents also give their kids fluoride supplements if their municipal water supply has an inadequate level of fluoride.

    Is there anything else a concerned Manvel parent can do to promote children’s oral health? Yes! Have children use an oral rinse that contains fluoride.

    Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but fluoride rinses help teeth that have already come in. A fluoride rinse is an added measure of protection.

    I recommend Texas children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss. They should swish it around in their mouth for thirty seconds or so, and then spit it out. (Make sure your child doesn’t swallow it!) This should be the last substance in their mouth before they go to bed. The fluoride will remain on the teeth and help prevent new cavities from forming. It can also help stop any demineralization that has already begun by accumulating in the tiny fissures and fortifying the enamel.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we focus on preventative dentistry for Houston families. We believe that today’s Texas children can enjoy healthy teeth for life.

    In addition to all general dentistry procedures, we also offer complete smile makeovers. If you are interested in transforming your entire smile with precision cosmetic dentistry, call us at 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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    Improving your oral hygiene doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, you can establish a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. David C. Montz with David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry writing to offer my patients in Manvel, Friendswood, and Alvin 6 uncomplicated ways to add important dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

    Find a good place for your toothbrush.
    Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can slow the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

    Leave the floss on the counter.
    If you want to build consistency, you’ll need a plan. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it you’ll remember that commitment.

    Swish.
    If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and rinse away food particles after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but it will do the trick if the alternative was no time spent swishing.

    Smile in the mirror.
    Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed food particles and staining or other concerns.

    Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
    Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. Less than 10 seconds and a habit that will lessen discoloration.

    Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

    10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my friendly staff. Call 832-895-5120 so we can examine your teeth for more than your initial 10 seconds and help you to have the smile you can be proud of.

    For families throughout Houston, cosmetic dentistry – teeth whitening, crowns, chipped teeth and even braces – all have their place in improving a smile. Why not let us improve yours?

    We can answer questions about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or dental implants. Trusted since 1997 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your needs including: porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, CEREC dental crowns and everything in between.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Gummy Smile?

    Gummy Smile? Many Pearland cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

    A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our Pearland cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our Manvel crown lengthening patients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!

    Crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the Pearland, Friendswood and Alvin area. The surgery can be performed by a general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon.

    If you are interested in crown lengthening or other cosmetic dental procedures and live in the Houston, area, schedule an exam by calling 832-895-5120. We are conveniently located at 2443 S Galveston Ave


    Has Your Child Visited A Dentist?

    Pearland Family Dentistry

    Hello Texas! Today’s David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry blog is for new Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.

    I’m Dr. David C. Montz. I want to remind Pearland parents that oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health. Teeth and gum condition can affect speech development, nutrition, and self-confidence. From birth, there are important things parents can do to promote healthy teeth – even before your son’s or daughter’s first tooth erupts.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we maintain a kid-friendly environment so our youngest patients look forward to dental check-ups and never develop the fear of dentists that was more common in generations past. I love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life and I can assure you that my friendly staff will help your child have a positive experience.

    We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the visit, we can discuss pediatric dental issues such as fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, orthodontia, and dental sealants. Dental sealants are composed of a plastic material that is applied to children’s teeth. The sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures and protects the enamel against acids and plaque.

    Pearland children’s dentists also advise Texas parents about pacifier use, thumb-sucking and other habits that can affect your child’s tooth development and oral health. Remember to call us immediately at 832-895-5120 if your child (or any member of your family) experiences a tooth injury.

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