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December 13, 2018 Uncategorized0

Now that we are in the midst of the December holiday season, it seems that people are offering gooey, tempting snacks, candies and desserts everywhere you turn. You might think that the team at A Dental Care is going to ask our patients in such areas as Greenspoint, Gulf Gate, Tidwell and Union to refrain from eating sticky junk food. While we do encourage healthy eating, we don’t think it’s necessary to avoid all treats during the holidays.

Also Read : Is Your Smile Ready for Thanksgiving Turkey?

For those times when you do indulge, it’s good to have a plan for the sake of your dental health. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you cope with sweet, sticky treats:

  • Choose wisely and pursue moderation. This means, for example, forgoing donuts in the morning because you know a holiday cake will be served during lunchtime or that you will be attending a party that night where you know sweets be offered in abundance!
  • Brush your teeth in between meals. This is a task that you might avoid after lunch because it’s inconvenient when you are at work or school and away from the toothbrush by your bathroom sink. But it’s easy to pack a small travel toothbrush like you would bring on a vacation. Keep a toothbrush and some toothpaste in your desk, backpack, purse or briefcase and you’ll be set.
  • Eat some fresh vegetables to help clean your teeth. Raw carrots, celery, broccoli and other healthy snacks will be a good chaser to the gooey treats you’ve just devoured.
  • Chew sugarless gum. Chewing gum after a sticky treat will help generate more saliva, which helps wash away sticky treat residue and will neutralize acid from bacteria to reduce tooth decay.

We’re Standing By to Help You Protect Your Teeth!

We’re proud to offer service to patients in the greater Houston area and beyond and we are looking forward to treating you as well! To learn more about our approach to dentistry or to book an appointment, please get in touch with A Dental Care today.


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November 28, 2018 Uncategorized0

Teeth become stained for a variety of reasons. Smokers often struggle with dental stains, because nicotine and tar can stain teeth yellow or brown. People who drink acidic beverages like coffee and wine may also find that their teeth become easily stained. Even poor dental hygiene can be a cause for teeth to turn a shade or two darker than their natural color.

For many adults, this reality can be disappointing and frustrating. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Whether your teeth are stained because of the foods you eat, lifestyle choices you’ve made or just because of the natural aging process, tooth whitening can lighten and brighten your teeth.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

There are many reasons to get your teeth whitened! People who get their teeth whitened often experience:

  • Improved confidence.
  • Easier interactions with others.
  • Greater pleasure with personal appearance.

Of course, many dental patients also appreciate that tooth whitening is fast, safe and relatively affordable.

Options for Whiter Teeth

There are many different ways that tooth whitening can be accomplished, so you can pick the method that works best for you. Some methods are more effective and have more dramatic impact than others.

  • DIY options. DIY tooth whitening services feature over the counter gels and other strips. Though somewhat effective, DIY options have a less concentrated formula than bleach administered by the dentist.
  • Toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes use an abrasive formula to remove stains from the surface of tooth enamel. These pastes only remove stains, but do not lighten the color of the enamel itself.
  • Professional whitening. During a professional whitening session, the gums are protected with gel or a guard, then bleach is applied to the teeth.  Professional whitening services are often the longest lasting and most effective, because the enamel itself is lightened with powerful bleach.

Make An Appointment for Tooth Whitening Today

Why wait to have beautiful teeth? Dental whitening services can improve your smile and give you more confidence today. To get started with our tooth whitening services, contact — today for an appointment. Call us at- 281-668-5869


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November 20, 2018 Uncategorized0

There are many things you can do to make your teeth whiter. Often, the most effective options are those administered by a professional. Knowing the choices can help you decide which option is right for you.

Bleaching Gel

Bleaching gel is a product that is applied to the teeth to whiten the enamel. Bleaching gel can be used at home and can also be used in the dentist office. Often, the most effective way to ensure that bleaching gel is held against the teeth is to encase the teeth in a tray. The tray is filled with bleach, which is then inserted over the teeth.

Custom Tray Take Home Whitening

Over the counter trays are sold in pharmacies and in stores that sell wellness-related products. Although these trays are effective, they don’t fit the teeth as well as they could. This causes bleach to leak out over the teeth and into the mouth. Custom trays are supplied by the dentist and can be used at home. The dentist helps to ensure that the trays are fitted properly to the teeth.

Laser Whitening

Laser whitening services start by coating the teeth with bleach. After the bleach is applied to the teeth, it’s then heated up with a focused beam. Laser whitening is very effective but also tends to be the most expensive whitening procedure, so patients must decide if the extra money is worth while.

KOR Whitening System

The KOR Whitening system is a tray system that is specially designed to keep saliva out of the whitening gel. This prevents the whitening gel from becoming diluted, and maximizes the impact of the whitening gel on the teeth. Whereas standard gel and tray systems only work for about 35 minutes, the KOR whitening system can work up to 10 hours.

Whitening Tooth Paste

Whitening toothpaste does not whiten as well as some other whitening products. However, whitening toothpaste remains a favorite among budget conscious people, because whitening toothpaste is very affordable and easily accessible at pharmacies.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Getting a regular professional cleaning is another excellent way to prevent the teeth from becoming stained. By cleaning the enamel on a regular basis, the dentist ensures that the teeth are smooth and food is unlikely to stick to the surface of the teeth. This helps reduce tooth staining.

Lifestyle Changes

Some lifestyle choices lead the teeth to become stained. Drinking coffee, wine and other beverages can all turn the enamel a shade of brown, yellow or even gray. Smoking too can stain the teeth quite badly. Sometimes people find that the easiest way to ensure that their teeth will continue to look good is to cut out these problematic beverages and habits from their diet.

Make An Appointment for Professional Whitening Services

Your teeth can be beautiful and white. To get started with professional whitening services, contact — today. We’ll be happy to help.


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November 16, 2018 Uncategorized0

If you’re like many families, chances are it’s been a year since you last saw many of your relatives, at the annual Thanksgiving feast. Just as you will want to wear nice clothing to the holiday celebration this November to look your best, you will also want to make sure that your smile is in great shape too. This is why so many of our patients make sure to have their teeth cleaned before visiting family for Thanksgiving.

Imagine the reaction you might get after hugging and kissing your relatives when your teeth aren’t looking their best. Or, consider that people will notice your unsightly teeth when eating and having conversations around the dinner table.

And consider the fact that since Thanksgiving is a time of welcoming others into our homes, you may very well meet some new neighbors or friends, and you’ll want to make a good impression on them. What’s more, Thanksgiving day pictures will get posted on your relatives’ social media pages, so images of your not-so-perfect teeth will be there online for all to see.

When your teeth are nice and clean, you’ll be more inclined to smile in front of family and friends. Individuals whose teeth have not been cleaned lately will sometimes try to avoid smiling, and that’s a shame. Smiles are contagious, and the world can always use more smiles, after all! Keep in mind that you can have greater confidence in your smile at the big turkey get-together by first visiting your dentist for a proper cleaning.

How Long Has it Been Since Your Last Teeth Cleaning? Schedule an Appointment Today!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so if you are hoping to have your teeth professionally cleaned before the holiday, now would be a good time to arrange for an appointment. For details, please connect with the team at A Dental Care today.


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October 26, 2018 Uncategorized0

Does this seem familiar? You’re on a break at work or at school and you have so little time, you wind up grabbing some junk food from a vending machine or eating some stale cookies that you found in your car or backpack. While consuming empty calories may tide off your hunger for a little while, you increase the risk of tooth decay when you choose less-than-healthy snacks.

At A Dental Care, we are devoted to preserving and improving the oral health of all our patients. This is why we would like to take this opportunity to mention some snacks good for your teeth that you can add to your routine now. They include delicious dairy products, nuts and fruit, making it easy to start snacking better!

  1. Almonds: They’re low in sugar and are packed with calcium, which is essential for strong teeth.
  2. Apples: Chewing high-fiber apples stimulates your gums and boosts salvia production to wash away food particles and harmful bacteria.
  3. Carrots: Full of vitamin A and plenty of fiber, carrots are like a natural toothbrush.
  4. Celery: Contains vitamin A and vitamin D to promote healthier gums while also keeping your teeth clean between meals.
  5. Cheese: is an excellent source of calcium. What’s more, consuming cheese raises the mouth’s pH level, which reduces the chances of getting tooth decay.
  6. Leafy Greens: Indulge in some kale or spinach to get calcium (building your tooth enamel). Greens have folic acid, which helps combat gum disease during pregnancy, according to a report from Colgate.
  7. Yogurt: Provides calcium as does cheese, but also has probiotics (helpful bacteria to combat cavity-causing bacteria).

Eating healthier snacks instead of cheap, sugary treats will give you a better nutritional boost as they also keep your teeth cleaner and healthier. It’s also prudent to schedule regular appointments with your dentist for cleanings and general checkups. To learn more about our approach to dentistry or to make an appointment, please get in touch with A Dental Care.


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October 18, 2018 Uncategorized0

It’s almost that time of year again, when children go around dressed in imaginative costumes, demanding candy from neighbors for Halloween. The last thing you would want is for your kids to get cavities because they ate too many sweets and slacked off on brushing and flossing their teeth.

We’d like to take this opportunity to provide a Halloween dental reminder to all of our patients. Here are some tricks you can try to get your kids on track for improved oral health.

Halloween Is a Great Time to Teach Kids to Combat Tooth Decay

After Halloween dentist offices’ phones are often ringing off the hook with parents needing to get their kids’ teeth cleaned, as they realize just how many sticky, sugary treats their offspring have managed to consume!

  • Pre-educate your kids on flossing prior to Halloween: Lead by example, making a point to floss daily, to reinforce that they should floss diligently after the holiday too.
  • Keep a supply of healthy treats as an alternative to sweets, such as apples, raisins and nuts.
  • Set limits: Instruct your kids to collect candy but not to eat any as they go out trick-or-treating. Then, back at home, they can pick out just a few treats to eat that night and a couple of more for the next day or so. Candy should be an occasional treat and not something eaten on a regular basis, after all!

Give it away: Donate excess candies after Halloween to decrease consumption. A great way to do this is by sending chocolates and other sweets to support our troops.

We recommend that you participate in the Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops Program. They will ship donated candy to service members stationed all over the world as well as to veterans being treated in VA hospitals in the states.

How Long Has it Been Since Your Kids Saw the Dentist?

The big sack of Halloween candy that your kids want to feast on is just one of the many holiday season temptations that can lead to tooth decay. If it’s been more than 6 months since your child’s last visit to the dentist, now would be a perfect time to come in for a cleaning. To set an appointment, please connect with A Dental Care today.


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September 27, 2018 Uncategorized0

When you require the services of a dentist but your schedule makes it difficult to book an appointment during normal business hours Monday through Friday, there’s no need for you to go without treatment or suffer. At A Dental Care, we are known for being a Saturday dentist Houston residents know they can rely on.

Why You Should Come and See Us for All Your Family’s Dental Needs

  1. Customized treatment plan for each patient who comes through our doors. After a consultation and examination, your dentist will explain what needs to be done and what you can expect during your procedure, whether it is a routine teeth cleaning or a more involved project, such as to prepare for braces or to combat gum disease.
  2. We treat patients of all ages, from children to seniors, providing service to your whole family.
  3. Four Houston, Texas locations for your convenience, with offices in Greenspoint, Gulf Gate, Tidewell and Union.
  4. A Dental Care provides a full range of services, from cosmetic dentistry to preventative dentistry.
  5. Orthodontics are available as braces for adults and children as well as Invisalign for a more subtle form of teeth straightening.
  6. If you are in need of dental restorations to bring your smile back after tooth damage or decay, we are proud to offer a range of treatments that will leave you with an improved appearance.
  7. Experts at preventing and treating periodontal (gum) disease. Going to the dentist is about much more than caring for your teeth. Maintaining the health of your gums is of paramount importance and we can help reverse damage.
  8. Warm and caring team of licensed and trained dental professionals who will make you feel relaxed while taking care of your teeth.
  9. We are rooted in the local community, offering service to patients in Houston and the greater Fort Union-Katy area since 2010.
  10. Knowing that A Dental Care is open on Saturdays will give you and your family the peace of mind that comes from knowing a professional dentistry team is standing by to assist when you might need them the most.

Soon you will see why we have a reputation as the best weekend dentist Houston has to offer.

Do You Need a Dentist Open Saturday? We’re Just a Phone Call Away!

Not everyone has a lifestyle that lets him or her see the dentist during weekdays. For people who need a dentist open Saturday, we are the preferred choice for Houston families and we are looking forward to providing outstanding service to you too! If you have any questions about our approach to dentistry or if you are ready to book an appointment, please contact the professionals at A Dental Care today.


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July 31, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 during a routine exam as well as a couple of reasons why consistent dental exams are imperative, continue reading.

What happens During a Dental Exam?  According to Mayo Clinic your dentist or hygienist will “clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease [they also] evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.” Addittionally, things like diet, proper cleansing techniques and lifestyle factors that can affect your oral health may be discussed and/or demonstrated. Activities completed during this process also include evaluation of “need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement, checking your bite and jaw for problems as well as removal any stains or deposits on your teeth.”

Keep your pearly whites from falling out. Proper removal of plaque by a professional helps to get rid of and prevent build up, if untreated it can lead to gum disease. This can further ruin the supporting bone in your jaw and in turn cause teeth to loosen from the root and fall out. The only true way to lower the likelihood of this happening is through regular dental exams.

Quality of Overall Health is linked to Oral Health. Consistent and proficient dental care can help to prevent disease. According to Mayo Clinic, studies show that poor oral hygiene has been connected to “Endocarditis: an infection of the inner lining of your heart [which] occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart.” In the same way, inflammation and infections caused by oral disease has been associated with “Cardiovascular disease: heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke.” There is also the possibility that it can affect women during pregnancy. Studies suggest, “Periodontitis (a severe form of gum disease) has been linked to premature birth and low birth weight.”

These things can affect one’s life deeply but can be prevented with routine visits to his/her dentist and dental hygienist.  The frequency of visits should always be determined directly from a professional that understands the condition of your oral hygiene thoroughly. Take the time to give extra care to your teeth, your overall health and body will thank you for it.


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July 17, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 needs.

  • Traditional braces consist of a small bracket that is glued to the front of each tooth and the molars are adjusted with a band that encircles the tooth. They are permanent for the time that one is required to wear them (the average time is about two years) and are extremely effective for correcting more severe issues. Braces can be clear (ceramic) braces which means the material can made to be either transparent or to match the color of the your teeth, camouflaging them. Traditional braces are used to correct issues like crossbites, malocclusions, very crooked teeth, and various other flaws of teeth and the jaw. These corrective appliances can make it difficult to eat sticky or crunchy food. Taking extra care to brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth and using a water pick may be helpful. Brushing after every meal is ideal for oral health when wearing braces. Follow up visits are needed on a six to eight week basis for tightening of the braces, each time they are pushed closer to where they need to be.
  • Invisalign is a progressive, clear aligner, which is used to gradually move teeth into their final positions. This method of treatment is ideal for those who do not need to rotate canines, premolars or move teeth vertically. Unlike traditional braces, this orthodontic appliance is discreet and removable. Depending on one’s needs it can be worn from 6 to 18 months but still varies person to person. Invisalign works by tilting or rotating the teeth (including the roots).  Teeth are moved closer to the right position without the need for wires or tightening by having the aligners replaced by your dentist every two weeks. It is easier to eat all the foods one enjoys because there is no wiring for food to get caught in. Although it is much easier to eat, extra oral care is still needed as well as using a cleaning system and rinsing trays in luke warm water. One must maintain brushing after every meal and flossing twice a day.

Braces and Invisalign are fantastic ways to achieve a beautiful smile that can light up a room. Knowing the significant differences between each option can help when aiming to understand which option can supply one’s desired results. Both aligners have pros and cons as well as proven efficacy, it is just a matter of having your dentist find the right solution for your specific needs. Please come into any of our offices at A Dental Care for a free consultation.


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April 13, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 be able to help our patients in Houston, Texas, promote healthy smiles this festive Easter season with healthy basket stuffers!

Toothbrushes: Stock up on soft-bristled toothbrushes that are gentle on the gum line and tooth enamel. Kids sizes come in all kinds of themes to entice them to brush their chompers.

Toothpaste: Kids will do well with fluoride toothpaste to fortify enamel. Fun toothpaste for your child’s smile come in all kinds of fun flavors: strawberry, watermelon, cinnamon, bubblegum, citrus, berry and even chocolate anti-cavity fluoride toothpaste.

Dental Floss: Waxed or unwaxed? Flavored or unflavored? If floss doesn’t appeal to your child, maybe try interdental cleaners like picks or sticks to remove plaque between teeth.

Sugar-Free Gum: Freshen breath and stimulate healthy saliva production which bathes teeth and gums and washes away bacteria.

Whitening Strips: These can help refresh and brighten your teen’s smile.

Water Flosser/Oral Irrigator: If your child just isn’t flossing, consider investing in a water flosser.

Electric Toothbrush: If you are worried that your child or teen isn’t brushing properly, electric toothbrushes can provide ease of mind for you and effectively cleaner teeth for them.

At A Dental Care in Houston, Texas, we are pleased to part of the team helping you and your loved ones have excellent oral health all year round. To schedule a visit, please call today!


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