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Treatment for Bad Breath or Halitosis

  Halitosis is the dental term used to describe bad breath. Everyone will experience it at least at certain times, such as in the morning just after waking up. Due to reduced saliva while sleeping, oral bacterial populations in the mouth can increase overnight. This halitosis is usually quickly eliminated by proper brushing, flossing and [...]

Mouth Breathing has Negative Effect on Health

Mouth Breathing Caused this patients tongue to push the front teeth apart. Dentists typically see their patients 2 times per year for examinations. So if your dentist has had the extra training in sleep and airway disorders that allows them to recognize this, it is much more likely that they will diagnose it [...]

How Cavity Causing Bacteria can Attack the Heart

Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which common cavity causing bacteria in the mouth called Streptococcus mutans can invade heart valve tissue. There are multiple strains of these Strep mutans bacteria and only certain strains posses a collagen binding protein called CNM which allows them to invade and damage heart tissue. They are able to [...]

Practice Good Oral Health this Holiday Season

The only thing worse than a cracked tooth or cavity is getting one during the holiday season, which is why Comprehensive Family Dental has some advice for your family this December. From hard candy to nuts and red wine, there are so many holiday treats that can cause trouble for your pearly whites. Remember to [...]

Seven Year Study Offers New Insights on Tooth Decay Treatment

For the past seven years, researchers across Australia have been working to learn more about tooth decay and the success of a non-invasive treatment approach called the Caries Management System (CMS). When most of us think of tooth decay, fillings are the next thought to come to mind. But this may not have to be [...]

Can You Have Dental Work Performed During Pregnancy?

If you’re an expecting mom with a dental appointment coming up, you may be wondering what the rules are for having dental work done during your pregnancy. Routine cleanings and exams are not only safe for pregnant women, they are even more important than usual. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy can cause gum irritation that [...]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Misalignment and Impaction

A third set of molars that come in during the late teens and early twenties, wisdom teeth often require removal, because of misalignment and impaction. Depending on the circumstances, these molars may be pulled like other teeth or removed through surgical procedure. If surgery is required to remove impacted teeth, an oral surgeon can be [...]

Help Your Kids Stay Cavity Free!

A word that makes every parent grimace, cavities are extraordinarily common among children and teens. A cavity typically form by first making its way through the enamel somewhere, then growing much more rapidly in the softer dentin. Most patients do not feel cavities until they are very deep. Most often caused by dietary sugars and [...]

Create a Bright, Confident Smile by Whitening

A bright, white smile is a great way to boost your mood and your confidence. One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures here at Comprehensive Family Dental, tooth whitening removes stains caused from aging, coffee, food and smoking. A luminous smile can make you look and feel years younger and our Victoria, Texas practice [...]