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How is periodontal disease diagnosed?

We hear about gum disease all the time in toothpaste commercials and during evaluations with the dentist. But what exactly is gum disease, and how is it diagnosed? The team at Peters Dental Associates in Houston, Texas are here to help demystify gum disease and give patients a better understanding of what it entails. What […]

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Do I need to wear a nightguard?

During sleep, some patients may experience clenching and grinding of the teeth. This condition, known as bruxism, is a condition that can be not just an inconvenience to patients, but can result in a variety of problems. Bruxism can cause patients to experience constant tension and pain in the jaw area and even wake up […]

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How to care for all-on-fours

Patients in Houston, TX missing an entire arch of teeth may find that they have experienced dramatic changes in their life. In addition to making it harder to speak effectively, it can also impact the appearance of the smile and your ability to eat your favorite foods. In situations such as this, Dr. M. H. […]

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What to expect after dental implant surgery

Dental implants are a complex dental device that is used to replace one or more teeth within the smile after loss or extraction. This restoration is highly desirable because of its longevity, and continues to be one of the best investments patients can make in their smiles. The entire process from start to finish requires […]

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Are dental x-rays safe?

When dentists need to evaluate a patient for an upcoming procedure, or to check their overall oral health and wellness, it is important that they have patients take routine dental x-rays. This is a common diagnostic tool used in dental practices today to help image the teeth, bone, and gums beyond what the eye can […]

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How to properly brush your teeth

Have you ever watched a child brush their teeth for the first time? It’s easy to spot when a child is not properly brushing their teeth, but have you ever thought if you’ve been doing it wrong this whole time too? At Peters Dental Associates in Houston, TX, we find that many adults are making […]

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