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    Gap-Tooth Smiles Aren’t Quite As Adorable Anymore

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    Have you lost teeth? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Unfortunately, these don’t grow back. (And a gap-toothed smile doesn’t look as cute as it did when you were in kindergarten.)

    If you have had teeth extracted or if your teeth are compromised by staining, decay, chipping, or brittle aging, then it’s time to visit with Dr. David C. Montz at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Since 1997, Dr. Montz has built a practice teeming with experience, filled with kindness, flowing with a gentle touch, and carrying all the wisdom of savvy professionals.

    When it comes to the prospect of losing your adult teeth, the preference is always to save your natural teeth. If this is not feasible, we offer several ways to maintain your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile in selfies.

    Dental Veneers
    If you still have your teeth, but are not happy with them, these might be your solution. Stunning porcelain veneers offer an economical approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They brighten unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

    Dental Bridge
    A dental bridge is used where a tooth is missing. It “bridges” a gap between teeth. It is a restoration with a false tooth (or teeth) attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges have been used with success for generations of dental patients who have lost teeth for various reasons.

    Dental Implant
    A dental implant is a more extensive replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture. An implant is often the optimal restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.

    Dentures
    Most people have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the wearer. These are customized and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

    Don’t worry about losing your grip on the adult teeth you’ve been enjoying all these years. We have experience and training in many essential services to meet your dental needs including porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and CEREC dental crowns.

    Schedule your initial consultation at 832-895-5120 to visit us at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland, Texas. We are perfectly situated for our neighbors throughout the Houston area.

    Your consultation will include a customized treatment plan for restoring teeth, an outline of the cost of desired procedures and a schedule for completing the work. Come with questions and leave with answers.

     

    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

     


    Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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    If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the essential first step is to select a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

    Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

    At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
    Generally less expensive
    Doesn’t require a trip to your dentist
    May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
    At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
    Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
    Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
    Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

    In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
    Pros
    Same day results
    Administered by a dental professional
    Gum tissue is protected

    In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
    More expensive

    Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

    David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry advises patients to meet with with their dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially essential when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

    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

     


    Trust Dr. Montz For Accurate Dental Info

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    Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about oral health and dental treatment is gleaned from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it helps with living a healthy lifestyle. We caution our friends and neighbors in the Houston area, however, not to count on online dental information until their dentist verifies its accuracy.

    Misconceptions about medical treatment in general and dentistry in particular began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous but the web has exponentially accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.

    Some of the most common dental myths are focused on the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.

    In worst-case scenarios, patients delay or avoid needed dental treatment because of something they encounter online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with Dr. Montz. You can depend on us for accurate information and quality care.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. Our motives are straightforward and transparent. You can’t always determine who operates and funds online dental sites, so be careful out there!

    Since 1997, we have provided extraordinary general and cosmetic dental services including porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and CEREC dental crowns.

     

    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

     


    What Can David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Do For You?

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    Hello, and welcome to the Houston dental health blog. My name is Dr. David C. Montz and I want to tell you about our practice, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We work hard to keep our patients satisfied. Our most popular services are:

    sedation dentistry
    CEREC dental crowns
    porcelain veneers
    teeth whitening
    sleep apnea

    We serve residents in the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel area from ages 5 to 95. Our friendly staff is there to help you get the healthiest teeth possible.

    Along with healthy teeth, many of our patients want to know more about popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. These include teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, gum contouring, and more!

    A combination of cosmetic dental treatments can remedy every problem to achieve your brilliant smile!

    If you live in the Houston area and would like to see what David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has to offer, give us a call at 832-895-5120. We are currently accepting new dental patients!

    We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland, Texas and we have been serving the area since 1997. We can’t wait to make you our next satisfied patient.

    Contact us today!

     

    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

     


    Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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    Today’s David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

    A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

    If, after a thorough evaluation, Dr. Montz determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, Dr. Montz will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are handled to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

    During the procedure, your dentist will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

    Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected tissue is removed, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

    If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call Dr. Montz now at 832-895-5120 for an appointment.

    If you are unfamiliar with our services at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, be sure to visit our website at https://www.pearlandsmiles.com/about-us.html to get more details.  Dr. David C. Montz opened David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in 1997 here in the Pearland. Dr. Montz is well-known throughout the state of Texas as a provider of outstanding dental care, including sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.

    In addition to general dentistry, we provide outstanding cosmetic dental services; everything from tooth whitening to complete smile transformations.

     

    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

     


    It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile, Pearland

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    Are you a busy Pearland resident who can’t find the time to improve your smile? The truth is, it may not take as long as you think. My name is David C. Montz, and my staff and I at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry can help restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth –sometimes in just one visit!

    We have been treating the residents of Pearland since 1997 and have seen the results of neglected teeth and gums. Don’t let your Texas smile deteriorate any longer, call me today at 832-895-5120 to begin restoring your smile.

    Ask us about dental implants. Happy dental implant patients have discovered that implants look and feel like their own teeth.

    Dental implants are great for producing a foundation for dentures, supporting a bridge, or replacing a damaged tooth without disturbing the surrounding teeth. Since dental implants interface into the anatomy of your jaw they help prevent bone loss and gum recession.

    We would love to have a consultation and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Your smile is our number one priority, make it yours as well and you will be healthier and happier.

    Our services include advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including CEREC dental crowns, Friendswood sedation dentistry and porcelain veneers.

     

    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

     


    When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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    If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we have been providing sedation since 1997. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

    When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time needed to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health issues. Call 832-895-5120 to schedule a consultation with Dr. David C. Montz to discuss your options.

    Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

    Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry – we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated – but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 1997.

    Regular dental check-ups are important for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

    David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry offers full-service dental care including porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, and sedation dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental information from David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland.

     

    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

     


    Toothbrush Wars In Pearland

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    It may surprise you to know that some people have very strong opinions about which type of toothbrush is the best: manual or electric. Is there really one that is clearly better?

    Most cosmetic dentists will tell you that all toothbrushes, when used correctly, are effective in removing plaque and that choosing which kind you like is really up to you.

    Today in the Pearland dental blog, we want to give you some extra information about toothbrushes to help you pick which kind is right for you or your child.

    You need to consider cost and convenience.
    Some argue that even though electric toothbrushes are more pricey, you’ll save on dental bills. However, there are no definitive studies to back up this claim.

    Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores carry all types of electric toothbrushes. This can be difficult when buying replacement heads. People who travel may find that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack (and batteries are not required).

    The pressure you put on your gums with either type of toothbrush is essential. Some say that it’s difficult to know how much pressure to use with electric toothbrushes, while others say that, because of the quick electrical movements, they tend to be more gentle on their gums than when they use manual brushes. You may want to try them both to see what your brushing style is and discuss it with your dentist.

    Special consideration should be taken for people with arthritis. Most dentists advise their elderly and arthritic patients to use electric toothbrushes when their manual dexterity is diminished.

    As for children, once they are old enough, an electric toothbrush may be preferable, but safety should always be the first concern for parents. Make sure you look for the ADA seal on any dental product you buy. Whichever type of toothbrush you choose, make sure you get soft bristles and replace it every three to four months.

    I’m Dr. David C. Montz and I want to thank you for visiting my Pearland dental blog. If you are looking for friendly dental care, tooth whitening, or cosmetic dentistry in or around Houston or Pearland, give us a call at 832-895-5120.

    The following online article was used as source material for this blog: Brichford, Connie, “Choosing a Toothbrush: Manual vs. Electric,” WebMD, http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/101/manual-v-electric-which-is-the-better-brush.aspx, accessed on November 29, 2011

     

    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

     


    Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

    Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

    Hello, Pearland! Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, I can help. My name is David C. Montz, and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles  since 1997 at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

    Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee, or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I can lighten your teeth and brighten your smile.

    Maybe you have injured a tooth causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to a tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is ideal for your teeth.

    Your smile the first thing people notice. I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely unforgettable!

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we not only offer tooth whitening to our Houston area patients, we also offer cosmetic dentistry.

    If you or your family need Invisalign or CEREC dental crowns we invite you to come in for a dental consultation. We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland, Texas.

    Invest in a white, bright smile! Call us today at 832-895-5120 or visit https://www.pearlandsmiles.com/

    Thanks for visiting my cosmetic dental blog! – David C. Montz, DDS, PA

     

    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

     


    Don’t Bite The Dentist!

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    Bite down hard, but not on Dr. Montz’s hand!

    Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.

    Let David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, Texas help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing pleasurably every meal of the day.

    As we examine your mouth and survey the damage, we will remain gentle and forthright. We can guarantee a wonderful view of our ceiling. And if you haven’t already, come check out our customer service. Call now while you’re thinking about it: 832-895-5120

    David C. Montz DDS is a dental provider worthy of your trust. We offer cosmetic dentistry. When we schedule you for cosmetic dentistry, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled. We also encourage our Houston friends to consider dental implants as an option with us.

    Instead of the dentist, chew on that, Pearland!

     

    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

     


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