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Jose Altuve Makes the List of MLB’s Best Smiles

Since his debut in 2011, Jose Altuve has become a powerhouse hitter for the Houston Astros. But his recent honorary ranking among the best smiles in MLBshows that he’s a powerhouse in the smile department, too.

Jun 14th, 2018
Why Dental Insurance Doesn’t Cover Implants

We’ve talked before about the problems with dental insurance, why it might not be the best deal for you, and why it may be killed by the gig economywhere people have to invest in it separately.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Introducing Nightlase

At the office of Dr. Scott Young, we are always looking for innovations that provide our patients with better results and help them solve problems for which there was no good solution in the past.

Mar 14th, 2018
How Many Veneers Is the Right Choice for You?

Veneers are a very flexible cosmetic dentistry procedure. They can be used to fix just one tooth, or to transform your entire smile. But with flexibility comes decisions. You have to decide how many veneers is the right number to achieve the effect you’re

Feb 28th, 2018
Would You Like a More Manly Smile?

You know that there’s a manly way to dress, a manly way to drink, even a manly way to stand. But you might not have realized that there is such a thing as a manly smile.

Dec 28th, 2017
Dental Care Tips for Bachelors

It’s no secret that men tend to have much poorer dental health than women. They are more likely to be missing teeth, and more likely to have poor oral health.

Oct 19th, 2017
Are Americans Getting Fewer Dental Crowns?

This week, the trade website DentistryiQ performed an analysis on the number of single dental crowns being placed by dentists and found out that dentists are placing fewer crowns.

Jul 12th, 2017
What Smiles Mean

We’re used to thinking of smiles as being a happy expression, but it’s not always. In fact, there’s more than a dozen different types of smiles, and they convey many different messages.

Apr 11th, 2017
Dry Mouth: Destructive Danger for Your Teeth

You might think that dry mouth is just a nuisance. It makes your mouth feel uncomfortable and can cause an unpleasant taste in your mouth. What you’re tasting there is the destruction of your teeth.

Mar 8th, 2017
Is Your Unhealthy Mouth Making You Fat?

If you’re unhappy with recent weight gain or with failed efforts to try to lose weight, it could be that poor oral health is to blame. You might not think that gum disease and tooth problems are behind your weight problems, but they might very well be.

Aug 24th, 2016
Zoom Whitening FAQ

Zoom tooth whitening is a dental procedure that changes the natural color of your teeth to a lighter, brighter, more youthful looking shade.

May 21st, 2016
Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 42,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year.

Apr 5th, 2016
How Dental Crowns Are Made

Dental crowns may be created differently in different offices, either through a mold or by a digitally constructed model.

Mar 31st, 2016
Crown Lengthening

Teeth that appear too short can distract heavily from the appearance of a smile.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Four Questions about TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is the name given to a group of disorders impacting the proper alignment of the jaw.

Mar 8th, 2016
Questions About Your Dental Crown

A dental crown is a dental fixture that covers your entire tooth. It is often needed if a tooth is badly broken or decayed, or if another restoration, such as a filling, inlay, or onlay will not sufficiently cover the damaged area.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Mouth Breathing Increases Risks for Cavities

A new study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation suggests that people who breathe through their mouth while sleeping experience a “statistically significant” change in pH compared to those who breathe through their nose.

Feb 18th, 2016
What is Fluorosis?

Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition marked by dark spots or ribbons of discoloration on teeth

Feb 12th, 2016
What is a Smile Makeover?

You find yourself staring at your reflection in the mirror again. Specifically, you’re analyzing your smile and how that cracked tooth sticks out.

Jan 27th, 2016
What is a Canker Sore?

A canker sore is an ulcer that develops in the mouth – typically on the tongue or lips – and can cause irritation and discomfort.

Jan 14th, 2016
Perfect Your Smile in 2016

Recent studies have found that people with straight, white, and attractive smiles are more likely to succeed in business and to report more general satisfaction with their lives.

Jan 6th, 2016
Gum Disease and Breast Cancer

Recent research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests postmenopausal women with gum disease are at an increased risk for breast cancer.

Dec 30th, 2015
Black Hairy Tongue

Black hairy tongue can look rather alarming, but is typically not a cause for great concern.

Nov 13th, 2015
Back to School Smiles

The school year is upon us and now is a great time to schedule your next visit with Houston dentist Dr. Scott Young.

Sep 4th, 2015
Invisalign® Can Help You Stay Healthy

The Invisalign® system straightens the smile with removable aligners that gently push teeth into their optimal position over a six to 18 month period.

Aug 26th, 2015
Are Whitening Toothpastes Effective?

Is whitening toothpaste effective? That depends largely on what the active ingredients are and requires an understanding of how the word “whitening” is used for dental products.

Aug 11th, 2015
Do Tongue Scrapers Work?

Tongue scrapers, once only available in health food stores, have recently seen an increase in popularity – due largely to bigger corporations creating more readily available models.

Aug 4th, 2015
Replacing Metal Crowns

If you have old metal crowns, it may be time to consider replacing them with a more attractive option.

Jul 1st, 2015
How do Teeth Remain Strong?

Unlike bone, teeth are not comprised of living cells and therefore cannot regenerate after they have been broken.

Jun 25th, 2015
Are Metal Dental Crowns Safe?

Metal dental crowns are typically made of gold, copper, and other materials that, while not necessarily aesthetically pleasing, are generally considered safe.

May 5th, 2015
Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

If you suffer from dental phobia or increased anxiety when considering dental care, sedation dentistry may be the exact solution you have been waiting for.

Apr 14th, 2015
EGCG and Oral Cancer

EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is a catechin found in white, green, black, and oolong teas that has long been linked to health benefits ranging from weight management to cancer prevention.

Feb 12th, 2015
Resolve to Floss Twice a Day

Flossing once a day is certainly better than not flossing at all, but nowhere near as good as flossing twice.

Jan 22nd, 2015
Halloween Oral Hygiene Tips

Rotten teeth can add a fun twist to many a ghoulish costume, but there is nothing fun about tooth decay in real life.

Oct 29th, 2014
Welcome to Our Redesigned Site

Welcome to the redesigned website of Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young. We have taken time to ensure ease of navigation, allowing both current and potential patients to learn more about our dentist, our staff, and the many services we offer.

Oct 21st, 2014
Remembering to Floss

Flossing at least once a day helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, but according to the American Dental Association, fewer than 50 percent of adults perform this task regularly.

Oct 14th, 2014
SSRIs Linked to Dental Implant Failure

A new study published in the September edition of the Journal of Dental Research suggests a strong link between SSRIs such as Lexapro and Prozac and dental implant failure.

Sep 23rd, 2014
Can Yogurt Fight Gum Disease?

Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic that can be found in many fermented dairy products, has been shown to increase the efficacy of gum disease treatment by 53 percent.

Sep 3rd, 2014