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February 23, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 regular dental visits are considered a comprehensive regime. Proper oral hygiene is important for maintaining not only the health of teeth but gums and overall health. Many people are unaware of the serious consequences that poor dental hygiene can have on your general health and more studies are investigating links between more serious conditions and poor dental health. A little prevention is better than a cure, so do not take lightly that brushing your teeth, flossing, using mouth wash, a proper diet and regular dental visits can help prevent the following illnesses:

Alzheimer’s disease

The University of Central Lancashire investigated the link between Alzheimer’s and oral health. Researchers compared brain samples from a small group of people with Alzheimer’s to samples of people who did not have the disease. They discovered something in common with the brain samples of people who had Alzheimer’s disease. The bacterium known as Porphyromonas gingivalis was only present in the sample of Alzheimer’s disease, the more stunning discovery is that Porphyromonas gingivalis is associated with chronic gum disease. Once the bacterium leaves the mouth and enters the bloodstream it damages functional neurons in the region of the brain related to memory.

Pancreatic cancer

Researchers at Harvard University concluded that men with a history of gum disease had a 64% increased risk of pancreatic cancer, when compared to men who had never had gum disease. That risk was even greater for men with recent tooth loss. The research was unable to definitively state whether periodontitis bacteria was the cause of pancreatic cancer but it has proven that there was a link between the two. The bacterium is associated with the affecting the tissue that support the teeth, causing bone loss around the base of the teeth.

Kidney disease

Kidney disease also seems to be linked to poor oral health. Periodontists have found that adults who are completely or partially toothless, are at a higher risk of developing chronic kidney infections and kidney failures, compared to people who have no missing teeth.

Pregnancy complications

Research has revealed that periodontal disease may increase the risk of premature birth and resultant low birth weight, it is therefore recommended that pregnant women who have periodontal disease schedule regular dental appointments from a periodontist.

Bacterial chest infections

People with gum disease or who do not practice proper oral hygiene have been shown to have more bacteria in their mouth, which leads to higher probability of developing upper respiratory infections.

Good oral hygiene is an important element to living a healthy lifestyle. Schedule an appointment today and take the path of prevention with proper oral health care. Adental Care has four offices in the Houston, Texas area and we have an experienced team ready to assist you with your questions or concerns. Please contact us at any of our locations below.

Greenspoint Office

Address

A Dental Care
165 Greens Road
Houston, TX 77060

Phone: 832-447-6453

Gulf Gate Office

 Address

A Dental Care
6888 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77087

Phone: 713-641-2400

Tidwell Office

 Address

A Dental Care
3301 Tidwell Road, Suite D
Houston, TX 77093

Phone: 832-564-1800

Union Dental Office

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A Dental Care
4654 Highway 6 N, Suite 401
Houston, TX 77084

Phone: 832-683-4034


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February 17, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 health because the stomach acid that comes up can erode and dissolve your tooth enamel. This can increase your chances of falling victim to tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. To avoid the damaging effects of acid reflux, it’s best to rinse your mouth regularly throughout the day with water. Even though it might seem beneficial, please avoid brushing your teeth right away.

–Stomach ulcers: Stomach ulcers can alter your life in a myriad of ways. Fortunately, there are medications that can help make your life a little easier. However, those medications can affect your smile by turning your tongue black. But don’t stress! That side effect should disappear once you complete treatment.

–Chronic kidney disease: Chronic gum disease can affect your oral health by causing bad breath. It can make your breath smell like fish or urine. If you experience these symptoms, it’s best to visit your doctor right away.

–Diabetes: Diabetes doesn’t just affect your blood sugar. It can also affect your smile by increasing your chances of developing gum disease. This is because the condition alters your immune system’s ability to fight infection. Diabetes can also cause tooth decay and tooth loss. To prevent these dental issues, make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily.

–High blood pressure: Like stomach ulcers, the medications that help you cope with high blood pressure can affect your oral health. They can cause gingival enlargement, which is a condition that involves your gums swelling and growing over the teeth.

If you take good care of your smile while you have one or more of these medical conditions, then you’ll be on the right track toward having a strong and successful oral health in Houston, Texas. To learn more about how to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape, please feel free to call A Dental Care at when you can. Dr. Firoz Lalani and our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can!


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February 6, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 condition of your oral health. Those dental issues are:

–Enamel erosion: Enamel erosion can cause extreme tooth sensitivity. It generally occurs when you eat and drink acidic foods and beverages. The acid in the products can wear away your tooth enamel and expose the sensitive layers of your teeth. It’s important to strengthen your teeth with fluoride and avoid consuming acidic products as much as possible.

–Tooth decay: Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that can cause severe pain and can alter your oral health. This problem usually develops when you have poor oral hygiene habits. If you don’t remove the bacteria, food particles, and plaque from your smile, there is a chance they can attack your teeth and cause cavities. If the cavities are left untreated, it can result in root canal therapy or even tooth extraction. It’s best to avoid this dental issue by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing daily, and visiting Dr. Firoz Lalani every six months.

–Gum disease: Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue that needs to be prevented at all costs. You can prevent it by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting Dr. Firoz Lalani twice a year. The cleaning and checkup is vital because it involves the only treatment that can completely remove the plaque from on and between your teeth, which is the substance that causes gum disease. If you don’t prevent and treat gum disease, it can result in receding gums and loose and lost teeth.

If you would like more tips, details, and information on how to prevent dental issues in Houston, Texas, please call A Dental Care at and schedule an appointment with Dr. Firoz Lalani at your earliest convenience. When you come into our office, we’ll give you the tips and information you need to succeed!


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December 20, 2016 Uncategorized0

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 any concerns about your braces, A Dental Care is here to assist you. Here are just a few of the tips you can use to make your braces work wonders:

– Food: Avoid various foods and snacks that can easily get stuck between your teeth and braces.

Oral Hygiene: To keep your braces clean, you should still brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily to prevent harmful food particles from becoming trapped between wedges in your braces and teeth.

– Appointments: Visit your orthodontist regularly for checkups and appointments.

– Safety Equipment: To protect your teeth and braces, wear safety equipment to suit your environment. This includes mouth guards, helmets, face protectors, etc.

– Cleaning: Always clean your retainer weekly.

A Dental Care wants your orthodontics treatments to serve you as best they can. To schedule an exam with Dr. Firoz Lalani or to book an appointment for any of our wonderful services, please call us at . Our office is in Houston, Texas. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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October 20, 2016 Uncategorized

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 overbite caused by the lower front teeth biting behind the upper front teeth

Open bite: occurs when the top and bottom incisors do not connect when biting

Spacing issues: too much space, or abnormal gaps between teeth

– Crossbite: occurs when the protruding lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw

– Overbite (also called an overjet, or referred to as “buck teeth”): occurs when the upper front teeth (the incisors) protrude out further than the lower front teeth

– Overcrowded teeth: occurs when there is not enough space between the teeth, which can cause teeth to bend and protrude

– Other bad bite issues: extra or missing teeth, misalignments, irregularities in the teeth, gums, jaw, or face

– Underbite (sometimes referred to as “bulldog teeth”): occurs when the lower front teeth (the incisors) protrude out farther than the upper front teeth

– Misplaced midline: occurs when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth

If you would like to learn more about orthodontic braces, or inquire about all our dental services, please call A Dental Care at to talk to a member of our team, or stop by our office in Houston, Texas. We look forward to helping you soon!


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