Dr. Rainey and Dr. Fritsche love to stay connected with their patients and share their knowledge of dentistry even outside your scheduled dental visits. This blog offers an opportunity to continue to educate and answer your questions between visits. We cover topics from general health to technology to important research emerging from the field.
Many patients have tried different methods to whiten their teeth with varying degrees of success. Some patents don’t even try to bleach their teeth because they believe that their teeth are so stained that it will not work for them. I am here to tell you that after many years of […]Continue Reading »
How could you possibly have hidden decay if you get X-Rays and a dental exam every 6 months? If you have been to the dentist before, then you are probably familiar with the part of the dental examination where the little silver hooked probe is used to press on the fissures in the teeth to […]Continue Reading »
Why do Many Patients Fear Going to the Dentist? Fear of shots/needles Disliking the sound of the high speed dentist drill Anticipating pain Don’t like mouth being open too long Anxiety related to any or all of the above What is Air Abrasion and how does it make going to the Dentist more Comfortable? Many […]Continue Reading »
Many people want to straighten their crooked teeth so that they can have a smile that they want to show off. Often what keeps them from starting orthodontics is that they dread the metal wires and brackets bonded on their teeth, at least in my experience in my dentist office in Victoria, TX. Some of […]Continue Reading »
I have been telling my patients in my Victoria dental office for years of the benefits of flossing although studies indicate the on average less than 5% of people floss. There is now research that found that flossing can add up to 6 years to a persons lifetime. How can this be? Well, when someone […]Continue Reading »
As dentists in Victoria, TX who treat sleep disordered breathing, we are very interested in all aspects of how sleep apnea affects our patients. Recent research suggests that sleep deprivation, as we see in sleep apnea patients in our Victoria Tx dentist office, causes changes in hormones that affect appetite and fat deposition. Ghrelin, the […]Continue Reading »
Nail biting is a very serious dental issue for a number of reasons. In a growing child, nail biting will actually act like an orthodontic device and move the teeth and bone into a negative relationship. It also can wear the teeth severely, which can further complicate orthodontic issues because it changes the bite. We […]Continue Reading »
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 […]Continue Reading »
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 before your physician would. Mouth breathing can be seasonal with allergies or it can […]Continue Reading »
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 […]Continue Reading »
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