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

 


Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away

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What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Houston area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

Your dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Pearland, Texas drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

My name is Dr. David C. Montz of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 832-895-5120 to make an appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on September 4, 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

 


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

 


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

 


The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment In Pearland

Pearland Dentistry Wishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to Texas tooth whitening lingo? At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of Houston affordable teeth whitening treatments; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile whitening every day.

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that comes in contact with our teeth cause staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up, and help restore whitening to teeth. Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your Pearland smile whitening results.

Houston at-home teeth whitening products are probably not a good choice if you have crowns or veneers. You could end up with extremely uneven results or possible damage to your existing Texas cosmetic dentistry.

We know the best teeth bleaching options and can recommend the perfect white smile solution for you.

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we hope to see you soon. Give us a call at 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

 


Whitening vs Bleaching At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Pearland

Whitening vs Bleaching At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates - Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Pearland

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients observe significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Pearland teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile improves self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and affordable and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated,  use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Houston men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry guides pregnant or nursing mothers to pick the non-bleach whitening products.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your Texas cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can ordinarily achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Pearland dentist’s supervision.

Call the friendly team at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation!

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The following online articles were used as source material for this post:

Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

 


Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

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At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a valuable investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We acknowledge, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to repair a tooth that has been chipped.

When David C. Montz repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Montz expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Montz performs any needed trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is frequently less expensive than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 832-895-5120 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

Beware of brand-new Houston area practices that advertise uncommonly low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The competence and artistic ability required to achieve minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile makeover.

Tooth Whitening
Most Pearland people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening procedures. David C. Montz recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and spotty coloration.

Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you decide on an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to achieve even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more economical in the long run.