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

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2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas
77581

 


Has Your Child Visited A Dentist?

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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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Houston Dental Patients, Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

Houston Dental Patients Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

The common household toothbrush. Every Pearland home has at least one, and hopefully all Pearland residents are brushing their teeth after each meal. While cosmetic dentistry and a complete smile makeover seem to be all the rage these days, daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral health.

It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat.

However, a few common sense tips might keep any unnecessary germs from affecting the toothbrushes of Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel dental patients.

First, be sure to store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the toilet lid before flushing. Each flush of the toilet releases a spray of bacteria into the air, so it’s best to just eliminate the spray.

Next, since bacteria like a moist environment, store your toothbrush upright and without a travel case so that it can dry completely between uses.

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Brushing and flossing are the key to good oral health, and doing both each day will keep Houston dental patients’ risk for gun disease, cavities, and bad breath low.

Keep your smile bright by visiting David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry regularly and practicing proper oral hygiene.

Dr. David C. Montz has been a dentist in the Pearland area since 1997. We can answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and clear braces.

Call to schedule an appointment today!


Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile In Pearland

Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile In Pearland

Hi, I’m David C. Montz of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. If you are one of my existing patients, welcome back. If this is your first visit, I appreciate you stopping by.

My friendly team and I love taking care of our admired Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel patients.

Today’s article is for Houston smiles that are overdue for a cleaning and exam.

During dental deep cleanings, our hygienists thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. By scaling and planing, they remove areas where bacteria can easily multiply. We are dedicated to preventative dentistry to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. If you are due for a cleaning, call us today at 832-895-5120 to schedule.

After your teeth have been cleaned, I perform a thorough examination. I check for overall tooth and gum health, the presence of cavities, gum pocket depth, bite issues, and signs of oral cancer.

Some people mistakenly believe that they can skip dental visits if they don’t notice anything out of the ordinary. This attitude is risky. Many dental issues advance silently. When the patient experiences pain, much damage has been done. Gum disease, especially, often progresses unnoticed.

If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about dental financing options. It is far less costly to prevent dental problems than to treat them after they have become severe.

Dr. David C. Montz has been a dentist in the Pearland area since 1997. We can answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and clear braces.

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


5 Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry For Houston Kids

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At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, we promote preventative dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and maintain proper dental practices. If today’s Pearland kids can avoid tooth decay, they can save themselves more than you may realize.

1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being.
Maintaining optimum oral health puts Houston children at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.

2) A beautiful, healthy smile boost confidence and self-esteem for Pearland children.

3) By keeping teeth and gums healthy, Pearland children can save thousands on restorative dental work as adults.

4) Strong teeth help kids get proper nutrition. Tooth decay makes eating difficult.

5) Proper dental hygiene beginning at birth and twice-yearly exams commencing at age 2 promote normal speech development. (The American Dental Association recommends toddler dental visits to begin at age 2.)

If you are looking for an experienced family dentist in the Houston area, we invite you to call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland at 832-895-5120. Our friendly team ensures that dental visits are pleasant and comfortable for our patients of all ages.

If you have a toddler that has not yet visited a dentist, call today to schedule an examination. Proper dental care is just as important as immunizations,  nutrition, and medical care.


What Can Fluoride Do For You, Friendswood?

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Hello, and welcome to David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Today’s post focuses on fluoride: “What is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?”

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods as well as in water. Many communities adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water. Fluoride is also added to oral care products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent tooth decay, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth increased resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Fluoride is especially essential for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore fluoride exposure is extremely helpful for setting the foundation for lifelong oral health.

But, stay tuned, adults: the enamel-strengthening benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well! In addition to the oral care products mentioned previously, adults can get a boost of this miracle mineral during routine dental cleanings at the dentist office.

I’m Dr. David C. Montz, and I have a full-service dental practice in Pearland. Helping my dental patients maintain ideal dental health is vital for me, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.

My Pearland practice, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, has been serving the Friendswood area since 1997, and we would like you to be our next satisfied patient. Please contact us at 832-895-5120 so we can make an appointment for you.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/fluoride-treatment, accessed on September 18, 2013


The Mark Of The Perfect Pearland Dentist

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If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, it’s time to pick a dentist in Pearland, Texas. And if you haven’t got insurance but have dental needs, perhaps it is time to consider who can meet those needs affordably in Pearland.

An Educated Dentist

David C. Montz, DDS performs fabulous work for patients traveling from the Manvel and Friendswood areas. Clearly Dr. Montz’s friendly and professional care combined with continuing education and experience will bring well-being and compassion to your dental chair experience. Education is what you should be looking for. Schedule a consultation to learn for yourself at 832-895-5120.

An Experienced Dentist
Our team of dental professionals have been providing valuable services since 1997. Some of our services include porcelain veneers, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and CEREC dental crowns. Patients will note the ease and skill Dr. Montz exhibits after performing these procedures successfully many, many times. Experience takes out the guesswork. Visit our website for more information: https://www.pearlandsmiles.com/about-us.html.

An Affordable Experience
It is not in our best interest to scare patients away with overpriced procedures and debilitating payment plans. We are here to serve our friends and neighbors. Pearland is our home too. If you are in the market for affordable dental care near Pearland, Texas 77581 then call us for prices related to cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or dental implants. Compare the bottom line.

Remember, procedures such as Invisalign or dental implants require not only expensive technical equipment but a trained staff to support the proper use and maintenance as well as superb dental expertise by Dr. Montz. Quality dental care is an investment in your health and its value cannot be overestimated.

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, it is our desire to charge responsible fees made affordable for our community. Give us a chance to prove our value.


A Facial Or Filling?

A Facial Or Filling In Manvel?At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we know that we can’t completely fool you. When you receive treatment at our comfortable cosmetic dental practice, you won’t actually believe you are at a plush Houston spa relaxing with cucumbers over your eyes.

Just because we can’t recreate an identical Manvel spa experience, that doesn’t stop us from trying.

We have an extraordinary dental comfort menu for our Manvel cosmetic dentistry patients.

  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Choose your level of sedation for confident relaxation
  • Topical analgesic
  • A variety of media choices
  • Soft bite blocks to rest your jaw during treatment
  • Personalized attention from our friendly David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry team
  • Ergonomic reclining chairs for maximum back and neck comfort
  • Rigorous, important infection control protocols for peace of mind

Are you in need of tooth restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontic solutions, or just a thorough dental cleaning in Pearland?

Enjoy a luxurious dental spa experience at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry without paying extra. We are enthusiastic about gentle dentistry. Call 832-895-5120 to schedule a consultation.

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Limiting Sugar Intake For Healthier Pearland Kids

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Every health-conscious Houston parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids. And plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages.

Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called “healthy” snacks.

Here are some popular kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

yogurt covered raisins
fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
rice cakes
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
juice drinks
flavored milk
barbecue sauce
fruit smoothies
cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your Houston child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your market, convenience store, or recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is only one diet component that impacts kids’ oral health. If your son’s or daughter’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, we provide high-quality childrens, general, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in the Texas communities of Pearland, Friendswood, and Alvin. The team at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to schedule a first-time dental check-up. Our number is 832-895-5120.


Eruption Charts: Not As Scary As They Sound

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Hello Houston! Thanks for visiting the Pearland dental blog. Today we’re talking about eruption charts and what they are used for.

First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary teeth eruption chart will also tell you when to expect the different teeth to be lost.

Dentists in the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel area use these charts to compare the development of their patients’ teeth to the average times in the population.

Hi. I’m Dr. David C. Montz, an experienced Pearland family and cosmetic dentist. The friendly staff here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry would love to schedule an appointment with you and answer any questions you have about Friendswood eruption times, children’s braces, dental sealants, or athletic mouthguards, as well as questions about teeth whitening and dental implants.

David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is a full-service dental office. Some of the services we offer are:

Sedation dentistry
CEREC dental crowns
Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening
Family dentistry

Give us a call today at 832-895-5120 and we can discuss these services as well as smile makeovers.

Dr. David C. Montz
David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, TX 77581