Fluoride For All! Dental Health in Pearland

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” David C. Montz DDS in Pearland reminds you that fluoride is good for  dental health at all ages.

Fluoride is a critical mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water, and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. It makes teeth stronger and more resistant to the detrimental acid that is formed by bacteria. We may recommend a fluoride treatment during your regularly schedule dental cleaning.

The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam, and may be available in several flavors. It is applied directly to teeth through the use of a plastic dental tray. The tray is kept in your mouth for just a few minutes. Fluoride treatments are an easy and painless way to strengthen your teeth and keep an attractive smile.

While many of our patients understand the importance of fluoride treatments for children, some do not realize its importance for adults. Yet fluoride treatments are sometimes recommended for adults who are susceptible to enamel wear or cavities.

We urge you to see us at David C. Montz DDS in Pearland every six months for a complete dental checkup and cleaning. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, gum disease treatment, and dental implants. Call for an appointment 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

 


Let’s Talk About Smiles: Cosmetic Dentistry in Pearland

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At David C. Montz DDS in Pearland, we’re devoted to upgrading smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Few physical improvements have such a dramatic influence on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and a beautiful smile contribute to overall physical health and a high quality of life.

If you have ever wondered whether cosmetic dentistry could change your life, we invite you to schedule a consultation. The initial consultation is the most crucial part of any treatment plan. We’ll consider the following:

  • Your goals for your smile.
  • The state of your oral health.
  • The individual characteristics of your teeth and gums.
  • Which treatments are best for you.
  • A detailed explanation of each needed procedure.
  • Our smile gallery.
  • Options for scheduling treatment (all at once or over time).
  • Information about sedation dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry options include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and Invisalign clear braces. Your stunning smile begins with David C. Montz DDS 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

 


Regular Dental Floss v. Picks: Dental Health in Pearland

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Our patients sometimes ask whether there is much difference between floss picks and regular dental floss. At David C. Montez DDS in Pearland, we say that while it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, we wholeheartedly recommend traditional floss or dental tape for healthy teeth.

A floss pick holds just a small length of floss, stretched in a straight line. But a tooth is rounded or oval, with occasional irregularities. Geometrically, a straight length of floss just doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t conform to the contours of the tooth as well as traditional floss.

By wrapping traditional floss completely around a tooth, you can more effectively clean that vital area around and just below the gumline. And your fingers are much more nimble than a piece of plastic.

We have seen dutiful floss pick users who nevertheless developed decay due to a hairline crack the floss pick missed day after day.

Here is a review on proper flossing:

  • Cut a strip of floss about 18 inches long and securely wind each end around your middle fingers.
  • Take hold of the floss with your forefinger and thumb leaving about two inches to work with.
  • Thread the floss between two teeth.
  • Hold the floss tightly against the side of the tooth and move it up and away from the gumline. You want to clean the space between the tooth and gum without pulling more gum tissue away, so it’s important to scrape up and out of the pocket.
  • Move the floss around the tooth to clean every surface – especially those that your brush can’t reach. You can use a “shoeshine” method if you like. As you use a section of floss, unwind from one hand to access a clean piece. With 18 inches, you should have enough to provide a clean length for each tooth. If you run out, that’s okay. Just toss the used piece and cut a new piece.
  • Some people find it more straightforward to begin on one end of the upper teeth and clean each gap one by one until they reach the end on the opposite side, and then repeat for the lower arch. Whatever method you select, make sure you clean around every tooth, including the back surfaces of the rear molars.

If you have never flossed before, your gums might bleed the first few times. The bleeding may be due to gum inflammation, the beginnings of gum disease. Keep flossing gently and the bleeding ordinarily stops within a week or two.

The team at David C. Montz DDS in Pearland are concerned about the dental health of each of our patients. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as procedures like teeth whitening and dental implants.

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

 


Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry In Pearland

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If you want a movie star smile, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates in Pearland can explain your cosmetic dentistry options.

Whether you have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening, we can address your problem areas, provide you with an overall assessment, and discuss the treatments that are best for you.

A smile makeover usually involves two or more procedures, which may include dental veneers, dental implants, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening or bleaching.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental treatments that are necessary to correct other problems, such as bite alignment. In such cases, Invisalign clear braces may be an unobtrusive option.

Visit our smile gallery for some before-and-after images of our cosmetic dentistry at work.

David C. Montz has years of experience in CEREC dental crowns and sedation dentistry, helping our Pearland patients leave our office with more confidence and a smile they are proud to show off.

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

 


Teeth Whitening For A Whiter Pearland Smile

Pearland Tooth Whitening For Whiter Smiles Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in Pearland. It comes with a lot of options. How do you decide which one is best for you?

Visiting David C. Montz DS, PA & Associates is a good start! We’ll recommend teeth whitening procedures based on your age, dental hygiene, existing dental work, and personal goals.

Most importantly, we can help you assess the condition of your teeth and understand how to care for them once they are whitened.

Now, about those whitening options: they range from procedures you can do at home, to professional in-office whitening. The one best for you can depend on many factors, starting with the color of your teeth and how white you want them to be.

Consulting with us before you begin has several advantages. They include our professional care, experienced advice, and reliable recommendations for which procedure is best for you.

If you are contemplating teeth whitening in Pearland, come in and meet with us for just a few minutes. We’ll discuss your goals, your options, and the results you can expect. You will be much happier with your results with the advantage of professional advice.

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

 


Dental Anxiety? Try Sedation Dentistry in Pearland

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Do you worry about seeing the dentist? Does your anxiety level start to rise, even when you set up an appointment? David C. Montrz, DDS, PA & Associates in Pearland have a solution: sedation dentistry.

Most of us get at least a little nervous before an appointment. For some people it’s more than that. It may be because you suspect you have new cavities, or worry about the idea of drilling, but for such patients, the anxiety is in overdrive. With sedation dentistry at our Pearland or Friendswood office, we’ll put you at ease.

There are several options.

1. Nitrous Oxide

This is what is commonly known as laughing gas, and it’s been in use at dental offices across America for more than a hundred years. Once it’s administered, probably won’t make you laugh (you never know, though), but most patients are put at ease within a few minutes. Afterward, it wears off quickly and there are no side effects, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home.

2. Oral Conscious Sedation

For patients who need a little more than laughing gas, the next level is oral conscious sedation. We prescribe a sedative that you take an hour before your scheduled appointment. Most patients are awake through the entire procedure but don’t remember anything. Since this is the next level of sedation, it’s more powerful – and you’ll need a ride back home.

3. IV Sedation

IV Sedation is for those patients with dental phobia, have a medical issue, or want to complete a series of treatments in a single visit. At this level, the patient is completely out. It is administered by professionals and is perfectly safe, but again, you will need a ride home when it’s over.

Our practice has created a special website devoted to sedation dentistry, and it should answer all of your questions:

DentalSedationHouston.com

At David C. Montrz, DDS, PA & Associates, we also practice general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Call today to see what we can do for you.

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

 


Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Pearland Cosmetic Dentistry Hello, I’m Dr. David C. Montz. Welcome to my Pearland cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentists in Pearland are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Pearland cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Some Pearland dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Pearland dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.

As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, my friendly team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Houston area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Pearland patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)

Experienced Pearland dental professionals who perform family, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.

If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Houston area, I invite you to come into David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave . To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 832-895-5120.

 

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

 


7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify

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Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Houston area, but many patients don’t know exactly what it is. Today in the David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry dental blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.

4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.

6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover.

Hi. I’m Dr. David C. Montz, of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland.  My practice offers the following services:

sedation dentistry
CEREC dental crowns
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening

And more! So, if you are in the Friendswood, Alvin, or Manvel area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 832-895-5120.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Source:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-bonding, accessed on March 7, 2013

 

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