February 4, 2020 Dental Tips0

Obviously, teeth are liable for enhancing one’s personality. And teeth are the only place where you can see what you eat. This is because there are various beverages and foods that build up plaque in the mouth that contributes to teeth hassles and many gum problems as well.   

Also, cavities are one of the chronic oral diseases that can cause distinct complications like chewing issues, mouth pain, and more. So, here below are some foods that can harm your teeth in many ways and how you should avoid them to save your mouth from plaque. Let’s get started.

Alcohol

We all are aware that alcohol is injurious to health but do you know it can affect your oral hygiene as well. A dry mouth lacks in the formation of saliva which further allows the cavities to take place. The formation of saliva is very necessary as it helps in treating the early signs of gum diseases, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. So, stay away from alcohol as it dries out the mouth allowing the sticky food to make way for cavity formation.

Sour Candies

It’s very known that candies cause cavities and are bad for mouth also. But if we talk about sour candies then these contain more distinct acids that are tougher on gums and teeth. So, if you are sweet obsessed or love candies then you need to pick the food that can melt easily and quickly.

Carbonated Drinks

Drinking carbonated sodas not only affects the teeth but impacts the overall health too. Such drinks enable plaque for more acid production and damages the tooth enamel. So, if you are addicted to such drinks then you are allowing acid to make way into your mouth every day. 

Sticky Chips

Those crunchy chips are obviously satisfying and tickling to our taste buds. But they are fully loaded with the starch that gets trapped between the teeth further forming plaque. So, avoid such chips as much as possible and indulge in healthy eating. You can also contact the best dentist in Houston for advice on what to eat for healthy teeth and what more to avoid. 

Ice

What all we know about ice is it contains water only but chewing such hard substance can lead to hassles like cracked, chipped or broken tooth. So, use ice only to chill the cold drinks or other beverages and not to chew. 

Apart from avoiding all such foods, you need to search on the internet for the best dentist near me and visit them regularly for better oral hygiene tips do’s and don’ts. However, you can also visit us at A Dental Care where the team of doctors can provide better tips and suggestions for teeth care.


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April 5, 2017 Uncategorized0

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 it entails. They may also express fear of negative social aftermath from their sudden change in appearance. Ways to help comfort your child in preparation for braces can be found here.

Junk Food “Spree”: There are certain sweet treats and foods they will not be able to partake of while wearing braces. In the three or four days preceding their dental appointment allow them to have sticky candy like gummy bears, caramel and their favorite hard crunchy foods like popcorn and chips. To go all out, for their last hoorah, you can even create mini celebration party by inviting some their friends over while providing these snacks with games and their favorite shows. With that being said, always make sure to help your loved one brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day to prevent cavities.

They Can Always Wear A Colorful Smile: Each time the braces are tightened some kids find it really fun to be able to change the color of their bands according to their preference or mood. Does you child have a favorite color or superhero color combo? Now is their chance to be reminded of it every time they smile!

How to Deal With the Pain: At this time, it is essential to help your child understand that there will be very minimal discomfort or none at all when braces are first applied to the teeth. There may be some irritation in the following days due braces rubbing on delicate areas inside the mouth and very mild pain after each time the braces are tightened. But there is no insufferable pain awaiting them at the dentist’s office. When it comes to actually getting braces on it will be an easy and painless process.

Handle The Bullies: It is imperative that you equip your child with the right tactics to get a handle on dealing with bullies long before they encounter them.  First, if they are verbally teased with the famous and conventional “brace face” or “metal mouth” comments it is always best to IGNORE them and WALK AWAY. Immediately after encountering a bully, encourage your kids to stay strong by helping them to make the habit of saying positive things like “I will have straight teeth after this” and “I have temporary braces for a lifetime of great teeth”.

It may not be easy at first to experience this change of having braces but it is all about perspective and the bigger picture. The fact is that they are not nearly as painful as children imagine them to be. Bullies eventually fade into the background when properly dealt with and the foods he/she can’t eat now can be enjoyed later when the braces come off. As a parent your encouragement, support, and positivity are vital to make this journey a good one. By applying these simple tips you will certainly allow it to be an opportunity for character growth parent to child.

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. Our consultations are free, so please contact us at any of our locations below.

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Houston, TX 77060

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Houston, TX 77087

Phone: 713-641-2400

Tidwell Office

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Houston, TX 77093

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Union Dental Office

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Houston, TX 77084

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March 10, 2017 Uncategorized0

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, this could eventually cause micro fractures, chips, and even cracks. Similarly, did you know that chewing on your nails could wear down teeth unevenly, causing an uneven bite? If you have worn down teeth, you could ultimately have to cope with tooth loss. Your fingernails are actually very dirty, which may be the dirtiest part of your hands. This introduces germs and bacteria in your mouth. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions you can do to stop chewing your nails.

Chewing gum can unintentionally train you to grind your teeth, and if you already suffer from bruxism, it could become even worse. Chewing gum can also damage your enamel, especially if you decide to chew gum that has sugar in it. Fortunately, if you chew sugar-free gum and don’t have a problem with grinding your teeth, chewing gum may actually offer several benefits. For instance, it can cause saliva flow, which might carry bacteria, plaque, and leftover food particles away from your pearly whites.

Would you like to learn more about chewing gum or chewing your nails in Houston, Texas? Are you hoping to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Firoz Lalani? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact A Dental Care by calling us at . We look forward to meeting with you soon!


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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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August 16, 2016 Dental TipsHealthcare

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 know what you should do if you have gum disease? Also, what do you know about the stages of gum disease?

The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation in your gums, though the infection isn’t usually too severe. In fact, this stage of gum disease can usually be reversed simply with brushing and flossing. However, if gingivitis isn’t addressed quickly enough, it can progress into periodontal disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is harder to reverse. Fortunately, a deep cleaning can usually help with this stage of gum disease.

If this stage of gum disease isn’t addressed, you may have to deal with advanced periodontal disease, which is also known as periodontitis. This more serious form of gum disease can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and even oozing gums. At these times, chewing may become painful, resulting in a much needed need to visit your dentist.

In reality, if you’re able to catch gum disease early, you’ll be able to address the problem much more efficiently. This is one reason most dentists recommend six month checkups. As you’ve probably guessed, our team will be able to recognize the early stages of gum disease and can give you specific advice to fight against the issue. Similarly, there are a few things you can do to prevent gum disease, such as brushing and flossing daily.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact A Dental Care. Our dentists and team will gladly help you fight against gum disease, regardless of which stage of gum disease you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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June 22, 2016 Uncategorized

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 these benefits, it’s important to know what drinks you should be careful with.

For instance, you know that some people need their morning cup of coffee, but did you know that coffee is one of the drinks that is most likely to cause stains. Sadly, drinking black coffee can make the staining worse. To avoid this problem, simply add a little milk to your drink. Like coffee, dark sodas can also cause tooth stains. Cold drinks can also cause problems because it will make your teeth porous and even easier to stain. Also, while wine can be healthy for you heart, it isn’t good for your teeth. Like coffee and soda, wine will stain your teeth.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid most of these issues. For example using a straw will help protect your teeth and greatly reduce staining. Also, rinsing your mouth with water between drinks will help to clean out your mouth. This also helps reduce the amount of acid that can damage your teeth.

If you notice your teeth changing color, or are worried about a particular stain, please contact A Dental Care at . Dr. Firoz Lalani and our team will gladly analyze the state of your mouth and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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