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When Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Sep 16th, 2020

Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the more common milestones for people in their teens and early 20s, becoming almost a rite of passage for many young adults.  But older adults also have their wisdom teeth extracted, usually because of bothersome symptoms or to prevent more serious problems from developing....

How to Prevent Bad Breath Aug 10th, 2020

Do friends and family frequently offer you a mint? Do you wake up with a bad taste in your mouth every morning? Do you fear that your halitosis is causing co-workers to avoid getting too close to you? If you have bad breath, you’re not alone. More than 80 million...

4 Tips to Overcome Dental Anxiety Jul 7th, 2020

Here at Trident Dental in Houston, Texas, our skilled providers offer a wide range of dental services with a gentle touch. Still, we know that dental anxiety is a real fear for many patients.  If you’re one of them, you don’t have to be embarrassed.  We want to do everything...

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Signs and Treatment Jun 22nd, 2020

Your wisdom teeth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. If they surface correctly, they can give you more support for chewing. But, if they have trouble emerging because they’re impacted — which usually means there’s not enough room for them to come out — you can experience...

How COVID-19 Can Impact Your Oral Health Apr 17th, 2020

COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of the world as we know it. As a result, people everywhere are taking precautions and changing their lifestyles in ways we never imagined, including visiting the dentist.  Here at Trident Dental in Houston, Texas, our experienced team remains committed to helping you and...

Does Tongue Scraping Actually Work, and Should I Be Doing It? Mar 9th, 2020

Tongue scraping is a somewhat controversial subject in the dental world, as many people have misconceptions about its use and efficacy. When all is said and done, though, you have nothing to lose by doing it and — quite possibly — a lot to gain.   Here at Trident Dental...

10 Tips to Get Your Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth Feb 3rd, 2020

Getting your kids to brush and floss their teeth can be a battle. But establishing healthy dental habits now is important for your child’s teeth and overall health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and our dental specialists at Trident Dental in Houston, Texas, want to share their best...

Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to be Removed? Dec 31st, 2019

Wisdom teeth are one of those nonessential body parts similar to the appendix that can be traced back to the days when humans ate foods like leaves, roots, nuts, and meat. Not having the benefit of cooking their food and using utensils like forks and knives, humans needed these flatter...

Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws Than You Think Dec 16th, 2019

Is some mild discoloration or a few minor imperfections forcing you to hide your smile from the world? Even small chips, cracks, and gaps can take a terrific smile down a notch, causing you to feel hesitant about grinning or laughing. Cosmetic veneers were developed just for people like you,...

Are You Ruining Your Teeth with These Common Mistakes? Nov 1st, 2019

You brush. You floss (most days), but that doesn’t mean you’re doing what you should for your oral health. Too many of us believe our oral hygiene is “good enough,” but there are many common mistakes out there people are making that can ruin their teeth. At Trident Dental, located...

What's a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One? Oct 1st, 2019

Periodontal disease is extremely common. Up to 42% of Americans suffer from this gum disease and it is a primary reason for tooth loss.  Gum disease is reversible, especially if treated early on. At Trident Dental, we evaluate your gum’s health and, when necessary, recommend a deep cleaning to halt...

Halloween Treats That Are Scary for Your Dental Health Sep 10th, 2019

Halloween treats are hard to resist, but some wreak havoc on your teeth more than others. The Trident Dental team offers the following tips on which treats are best avoided, which ones you should be cautious about, and which are the least harmful to dental health.  What to avoid Candies...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Root Canal Aug 9th, 2019

There’s no hiding it — root canals aren’t fun. If you’ve been told you need a root canal, it’s normal to have questions and worries about the procedure. Fortunately, a root canal isn’t the painful, scary procedure it used to be. In fact, modern root canals are similar to routine...

How to Help Your Teen Prepare for Wisdom Teeth Removal Jul 22nd, 2019

Having wisdom teeth removed is a rite of passage for many teenagers and young adults, but sometimes tweens also need the procedure. Regardless of your child’s age, wisdom tooth extraction isn’t a pleasant experience, but as a parent, you can provide aid and comfort so that your child’s healing proceeds...

8 Cool Things About Invisalign® You Didn’t Know Jun 13th, 2019

For years, braces were the way to go if you needed to straighten your teeth or adjust a bad bite. But when Invisalign clear aligners became available, people began ditching the metal wires for a more comfortable, less-obtrusive solution to perfecting their smiles. Now, more than 5 million people worldwide...

Professional Teeth Whitening: It's The Easiest Way to Look Years Younger May 14th, 2019

Smiles that light up a room or dazzle with a brilliance all have one thing in common — they’re powered by bright, white teeth. Whether age is starting to take its toll on your enamel, leading to yellowing teeth, or staining is piling up, your smile may be falling short...

Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Last a Lifetime Apr 28th, 2019

If you’ve ever lost a tooth due to disease, trauma, or some other cause, you know how upsetting the whole experience can be. Our teeth don’t just help us bite and chew — they also help us maintain an attractive, friendly smile, and when one or more teeth are missing,...

Forget the CPAP: Learn About Our Sleep Apnea Solution Mar 1st, 2019

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you’ve got a lot of company. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), about 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, putting them at risk for serious medical problems, like heart attack and stroke. For men and women diagnosed with sleep apnea, getting effective...

How to Ensure Your Child’s Healthy Teeth Feb 8th, 2019

Even though February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, you should be helping your children take care of their teeth all year long. Read on to learn five tips you can use to instill good dental hygiene habits in your children. And for all your dental needs, make sure you...

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies Until You Reach our Office Jan 18th, 2019

When it happens, it seems like there’s nothing worse than having to deal with a cracked tooth, painful abscess, lost crown, or loose permanent tooth. Of course, we at Trident Dental are here for all your dental emergencies. Still, the steps you take to manage the problem before you reach...