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How Dental Implants Can Optimize Your Health

Losing teeth does more than ruin your smile. Tooth loss takes a toll on your oral and general health. Here’s how dental implants can improve your smile as well as your health.
Jan 17th, 2023

Why You Shouldn't Delay Your Dental Treatment

From skipping routine dental exams to putting off replacing a broken crown or dental filling, delaying dental treatment can cost you time, money, and put your oral health at risk. Here’s what can happen when you delay your dental treatment.
Dec 1st, 2022

What to Eat (and Avoid) With a Temporary Crown

A temporary crown can improve your nutrition and speech while you wait for a permanent crown. But if you’re not careful, the foods you eat can damage your temporary crown. Here are the best foods to eat and what to avoid.
Nov 1st, 2022

Recognizing the Signs of a TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorders can be painful and interfere with your ability to eat and open and close your mouth. Here’s what you need to know about the signs and symptoms of TMJ and when to see a dentist.
Sep 1st, 2022

What to Expect From Your Smile Makeover

Smile makeovers are customized to include the dental services you want and need most. Here’s what’s included in a smile makeover and what you can expect depending on the dental procedures you choose.
Aug 1st, 2022

5 Problems Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix

No dental imperfection is too small or too great for cosmetic dentistry! Here’s what you need to know about the best cosmetic dentistry treatments for dental issues, ranging from yellow teeth to cracked and missing teeth.
Jul 1st, 2022

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With regular preventive care, dental implants are a long term solution to tooth loss. Here’s what you need to know about caring for your dental implants, and how long you can expect them to last.
Jun 1st, 2022

7 Ways Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Veneers can transform your smile and make your teeth stronger. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from choosing dental veneers. Read on to learn more.
May 1st, 2022

4 Ways to Prevent Gingivitis

Prevention is the best course of action when it comes to common dental issues like gum disease. Here’s what you need to know about what causes gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, and what you can do to prevent it.
Apr 1st, 2022

Why Is Flossing Important?

If you’re wondering whether flossing is important or necessary, the answer is yes. Here’s how daily flossing can prevent dental problems and protect you from potentially painful and expensive treatment in the future.
Mar 1st, 2022

Does Sedation Dentistry Cause Side Effects?

There are several types of sedation dentistry available to help keep you calm and comfortable throughout a dental procedure. Here’s what you need to know about how it works and any potential side effects.
Feb 1st, 2022

5 Reasons to Choose a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover can be as simple as getting a professional teeth whitening treatment, or it could include multiple procedures to fix and replace damaged or missing teeth. Here are some of the benefits of investing in a smile makeover.
Jan 1st, 2022

When to Consider Dentures

Contrary to popular belief, dentures aren’t just for senior citizens. There are several types of dentures available for full and partial tooth loss. Here’s what you need to know about dentures and if they’re the right choice for you.
Dec 1st, 2021

Different Types of Teeth Stains

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to teeth stains. Different types of teeth stains require different whitening treatments. Here’s what you need to know to get the best results from professional teeth whitening treatments.
Oct 1st, 2021

What to Expect From Your Veneers

Veneers can literally makeover your smile along with your appearance in the process. Here’s what you need to know about dental veneers and what you can expect for your smile and oral health.
Sep 1st, 2021

The Link Between Hormone Changes and Gingivitis

You know that your oral hygiene habits and diet can affect your risk of gum disease, but you might not be aware of the link between your hormones and gingivitis. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself from gum disease.
Aug 2nd, 2021

How Long Will My New Crown Last?

With the right care, a dental crown can last for years. Here’s what you need to know about how long your new dental crown will last and what you can do to maintain its condition. Read on to learn more.
Jul 8th, 2021

7 Procedures That Periodontists Perform

Periodontists perform surgical and nonsurgical procedures to treat various stages of gum disease. Here’s what you need to know about periodontal treatment and what you can do to lower your risk of gum disease.
Jun 14th, 2021

2 Types of Tooth Stains

Nobody wants a discolored smile, but did you know that some tooth stains are easier to fix than others? Here’s what you need to know about the two types of tooth stains and which teeth whitening treatment will work best for you.
May 13th, 2021

Treatment for Your Gingivitis

Unlike the more advanced stages of gum disease, gingivitis is reversible when treated early. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of gingivitis and what you can do to protect yourself.
Apr 1st, 2021

Reasons You Might Need Dental Implants

Dental implants are more than a cosmetic solution to tooth loss. They also improve and protect your oral and overall health. Here’s what you need to know about implants and whether they’re right for you.
Mar 7th, 2021

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep can do more than prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep; it can also increase your risk of serious health complications. Here’s what you need to know about the causes of sleep apnea.
Feb 4th, 2021

I'm Embarrassed to Smile: Can You Help?

Whether you want whiter teeth or need a full smile makeover, there are many options available to fix your smile and improve your oral health. Here’s a list of some of the many general and cosmetic dentistry options.
Jan 1st, 2021

8 Benefits of Dental Implants

Nothing can take the place of a natural tooth, but dental implants are the next best thing. Read on to learn some of the benefits of dental implants to help you decide if they’re the right tooth replacement option for you.
Oct 5th, 2020

What’s Better for Me: Bonding or Veneers?

Cosmetic bonding and veneers are minimally invasive and affordable options to quickly makeover a damaged smile and fix cosmetic imperfections. Here’s what you need to know about each procedure, and how to choose the best option for your needs.
Sep 15th, 2020

How a Root Canal Procedure Relieves Your Pain

With so many myths and misconceptions about root canal therapy, many people are understandably afraid of the procedure. But the truth will actually surprise you. Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid if you need a root canal.
Aug 17th, 2020

Important Steps to Take When You Lose a Tooth

Losing a tooth can be painful and traumatic, but if you act quickly and take precautions, our dental team may be able to save the tooth and prevent long term problems. Here’s what you should do if you lose a tooth or experience dental trauma.
Jul 21st, 2020

5 Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can take an adjustment period. But with a little practice and getting used to, they’ll feel comfortable in no time. Here are a few tips to help you get used to your new dentures.
May 15th, 2020

When Is Gum Graft Surgery Necessary?

Gum recession is a common symptom of gum disease, which often leads to tooth loss and other oral health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your risk, and if necessary, gum graft surgery to repair the damage.
Apr 9th, 2020

How Unhealthy Gums Affect Your Overall Health

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, but unhealthy gums can also increase your risk of general health complications as well. Here’s what you need to know about the link between your gums and overall health.
Mar 10th, 2020

Warning Signs of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is as bad as it sounds and the consequences of ignoring it are very serious. At Memorial Park Dentistry, we see a lot of people with the warning signs of gingivitis and they are the lucky ones.
Nov 1st, 2019

Waking Up With Headaches? It Could Be TMJ

Do you wake up with a headache on a regular basis? If you’re perplexed as to what’s causing your headaches, or you’ve just attributed them to stress, there could be an underlying cause. Learn why your headaches might be the result of TMJ disorders.
Oct 1st, 2019

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

If you’re looking for a cost-effective and easy way to enhance your smile, teeth whitening may be the perfect option. Then, when you’ve got your teeth absolutely sparkling, how do you make the gleam live on?
Sep 5th, 2019

Five Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Veneers

Are you hiding your smile because of tooth stains, cracks, or misalignment? Consider cosmetic veneers, a natural-looking solution to enhancing the aesthetic appearance and function of your teeth.
Jun 13th, 2019

4 Major Benefits of Instant Orthodontics

Want straighter-looking teeth without the long-term commitment of braces? Then instant orthodontics could be just what you're looking for. Here are four big benefits to this unique and popular treatment.
Apr 28th, 2019

When Does Gum Disease Require a Deep Cleaning?

Without prompt and proper treatment, gum disease can cause deep infection and eventually tooth loss. Even with regular brushing and flossing, you can still develop periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease. Here's how a deep cleaning can help.
Feb 1st, 2019

5 Benefits of Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist to Improve Your Smile

Are you ready for a smile makeover? There are plenty of reasons why you should choose a specialist — a cosmetic dentist — to improve your smile. Cosmetic dentists have the training and expertise needed for a reliable, beautiful smile transformation
Jul 9th, 2019

Calm Your Jitters With Sedation Dentistry

Are you too anxiety-ridden to visit the dentist for check-ups and treatment? You're not alone; an estimated 1 in 5 adults have dental anxiety. But there is a way to beat that dental phobia and keep your teeth healthy and strong: sedation dentistry.
May 17th, 2019

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