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Fill Easter Baskets with Healthy Smiles This Spring

While tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults (WHO), and tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S. (AGD), there is good news. Tooth decay is preventable with proper care and daily attention. Drs. Firoz Lalani, Manisha Lalani, Regan Joy, Ryan Menezes, Andrea Fernandes and Gregory Wilson are pleased to


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Why Regular Dental Exams are Imperative for Your Health

Brushing after every meal and flossing at least twice a day are essential to maintaining oral health. Yet, many people do not come to the realization that these healthful habits are meant to work in conjunction with regular dental exams for optimal health of one’s teeth, gums, and overall well-being. To find out what happens […]


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Braces or Invisalign: Which Is A Better Choice for You

There are a plethora of choices when it comes to finding the perfect orthodontic corrective appliance to reveal a healthy and beautiful smile. Braces and Invisalign are among the more popular solutions but there are important differences between the two that will help you identify which is the most fitting choice to suit your specific […]


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Fill Easter Baskets with Healthy Smiles This Spring

While tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults (WHO), and tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S. (AGD), there is good news. Tooth decay is preventable with proper care and daily attention. Drs. Firoz Lalani, Manisha Lalani, Regan Joy, Ryan Menezes, Andrea Fernandes and Gregory Wilson are pleased to […]


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Gain Natural and Exceptional Looking Teeth with Lumineers

Lumineers are an excellent way to quickly and painlessly achieve a brilliant smile. They are not to be confused with traditional veneers, which are thicker and more opaque. Veneers also require your original tooth structure to be grinded down in order to be accurately and permanently cemented to your tooth. Lumineers are ultra thin and […]


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How to Mentally Prepare Your Child For Braces

Many people are required to get braces to ensure even, straight teeth. An ideal and opportune time to get them is during adolescents, as children’s bones are still growing. Kids, upon finding out they are due for getting braces may become automatically afraid or nervous about the pain involved with the upcoming event and what […]


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When are braces needed?

Serious issues like crowding of teeth or teeth that have erupted in such a way that they have caused a speech impediment are a few examples of when it’s time for braces. And the growing importance that society places on image and beauty has caused an increase in the number of children and adults undergoing […]


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Bad teeth and a broken heart

As poetic as the title of this article sounds, there is certainty to the fact that bad teeth and dental hygiene affect your love life as well as your overall health.  A prerequisite for kissing is good breath so there is a high probability after all. But more seriously and arguably more importantly, poor dental […]


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Fun Ways To Prevent Childhood Cavities

Tooth decay is a more serious problem than one may think; when tooth enamel is destroyed, it leads to cavities. This is not something that develops over night. Daily oral hygiene habits that are formed from childhood help to establish the health of one’s teeth over time as well as create avoidance of future health […]


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The Facts About Nail Biting

Do you suffer from any nervous habits? Do you ever find yourself chewing your nails? Do you ever think about the consequences of biting your nails or from chewing gum? Did you know these habits could lead to a number of fairly serious health problems? Nail biting could actually damage your pearly whites. In fact, […]


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5 Reasons Why Having Whiter Smile Will Give You a Better Life

Within seconds upon meeting, people often make decisions about who they think you are from financial status based off of appearance to even your intelligence. First impressions are extremely important because there is only one single chance to establish it and your teeth are one of the first factors that determine how healthy and attractive […]


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The Advantages of a Six-Month Checkup

Do you ever wonder why your dental cleanings are so important? If so, our A Dental Care dental team is happy to tell you why! There are many advantages to your dental cleanings and exams, like: –They can deeply clean your teeth: The tools and techniques used during your dental cleaning are the only tools and […]


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What is a periodontal cleaning and when is it necessary?

Routine or preventative teeth cleaning is a quick and simple procedure in which between the teeth and above the gum line are cleaned and the teeth are polished. This maintains a healthy mouth and should be done twice a year. These routine visits to the dentist facilitate good oral health but are also good for […]


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Can bad oral hygiene cause health problems?

A joke that is told often in dental practices goes “you don’t have to brush your teeth, only the ones you want to keep” and this usually sticks with clients. Brushing your teeth is important but not the only element in proper oral care. Flossing, using mouth wash, a proper diet, cleaning the tongue and […]


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The Illnesses and Medical Conditions that Can Attack Your Oral Health

It’s important to take good care of your smile and oral health, especially if you have a medical condition. This is because medical conditions can attack your oral health and harm your smile. In fact, there are many different medical conditions that can do so, including: –Acid reflux: Acid reflux can attack your smile and oral […]


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The Dental Issues to Avoid for a Strong Oral Health

Do you want strong and healthy teeth so you can have a beautiful and functional smile? If so, then it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. In order to do so, you need to do all you can to prevent the dental issues that can alter the […]


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The Facts and Details About Denture Cleaners

Did you know you’re supposed to use denture cleaners to scrub your dentures each day? Well, it’s true! Denture cleaners are products that can clean your appliance even more than a toothbrush can. They generally come in the form of a paste, gel, liquid, tablet, or cream and you can usually purchase them at the […]


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Braces Realign Your Teeth Through Routine Adjustments

The braces your orthodontist, Dr. Firoz Lalani, installed in your mouth are made from a series or metal brackets, bands, and other various hardware. They are designed to realign your teeth for a better functioning mouth and a more appealing smile. This is done by applying progressive tension to the braces to gradually stretch the […]


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Braces Need Care and Attention So They Can Give Your Teeth Care and Attention

Braces need care and attention so they can give your teeth care and attention. If you do not take care of them, they cannot take care of you. Your oral health depends on great oral hygiene, so be sure to do your part to continue a healthy smile for years to come. If you have […]


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Invisalign® Can Improve Your Smile

Have you ever wondered if you could give yourself a straight and beautiful smile you always dreamed of? If so, you are not alone. Many people wish they had ideal alignment in their teeth without the painful process of traditional braces. Luckily, our staff here at A Dental Care in Houston, Texas, is happy to […]


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What Are the Causes of a Toothache?

There are many things that could cause a toothache in Houston, Texas. In fact, a toothache is usually a sign that you have a bigger dental problem. So, our A Dental Care dental team generally recommends scheduling an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Firoz Lalani, if you’ve had a toothache for more than three days. […]


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Dental Veneers Can Improve a Smile Suffering from Multiple Cosmetic Imperfections

A smile suffering from stains, chips, old fillings or other visible imperfections can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Here at A Dental Care, each member of our dental team is well-versed and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments. Using dental veneers is a common method we recommend for improving a […]


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How Do I Know if I Need Braces?

How do I know if I need braces? You may find yourself asking this very question. Your teeth may feel correct, but chances are, you’ve never had any adjustments to know otherwise. You may need braces if you suffer from any of the following abnormalities: – Deep bite or closed bite: an excessive form of […]


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The Basics of Invisalign®

Here at A Dental Care, we strive to give you the positive oral health you deserve and the sparkling smile you always wanted. Invisalign® is a popular way to achieve proper oral alignment very discreetly. That is why Invisalign has become a very popular form of treatment. Invisalign is a popular substitute for braces. Invisalign […]


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What to Expect at Your First Orthodontic Appointment

To help you ease into your orthodontic treatment, our A Dental Care team is happy to tell you what to expect during your first appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Firoz Lalani. When you come into our office, we will likely give you a tour to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. Then, you will experience […]


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Care Instructions for Ceramic Coated Braces

Functionally, the new ceramic coated braces Dr. Firoz Lalani installed on your teeth are similar to traditional wire and bracket braces, in every way. Cosmetically they differ in that the majority of the hardware has been glazed with a special ceramic material that closely matches the shade of your natural tooth enamel. Properly maintaining your […]


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Stages of Gum Disease

As you probably know, gum disease is something you should strive to avoid. You’ve probably heard that, in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong, you should brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you probably know that you should visit a dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, do you […]


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A Knocked-Out Tooth Requires Special Care

Each one of your teeth is held in its socket by a series of strong periodontal ligaments. Unfortunately, there are extreme situations when a hard fall, blow to the face or other unforeseen accident can sever these ligaments and effectively knock the tooth out of place. Our A Dental Care team offers these first-aid considerations […]


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Basic Cleaning Tips for your Retainer

Wearing braces and having them adjusted on a regular basis was just the first step in realigning your teeth for a healthy mouth and an appealing smile. Once the braces have been removed, your teeth will still need a little while to get used to their new positions. This will require you to use a […]


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What Causes Stained Teeth

Have you noticed that after enjoying certain drinks, your mouth could be tinted the same color as the beverage? Luckily, this is generally a temporary status, but did you know that some drinks can lead to permanent stains? This can be especially problematic since most people strive to maintain a white, beautiful smile. To enjoy […]


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Whitening Gels Can Whiten and Brighten Moderately Stained Teeth

A white and even, winning smile plays into your hand in many business and social situations. Unfortunately, the passage of time and the stains brought on by dark beverages and foods can stain your teeth and dim their once youthful luster. You should always consult with our dentist before embracing any new whitening product. This way […]


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Got Braces? Here Are Some Oral Hygiene Tips

Welcome to A Dental Care, where we provide comprehensive dental care at our four practices serving Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas. We provide everything from wisdom teeth removal to Invisalign® and braces for children and adults. Oral hygiene is extremely important when you have braces, so please remember to clean your smile each day with […]


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