110 Professional Park Dr. Victoria, TX 77904

Comprehensive Family Dental Blog

Health Focused Dentistry and Orthodontics

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.

Posted June 3, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

Straighten Teeth Without Braces

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 […]

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Posted May 20, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

Flossing can add years to a lifespan.

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 […]

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Posted May 13, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

Poor sleep can cause craving high carb and high calorie foods.

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 […]

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Posted March 30, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

Dental Problems from Nail Biting

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 […]

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Posted March 23, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

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 […]

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Posted February 17, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

Mouth Breathing has Negative Effect on Health

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 […]

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Posted February 8, 2016 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
Dr. Tim Rainey

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 […]

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Posted June 24, 2015 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
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Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea

In my Victoria dental office, I see a lot of sleep apnea patients. Even though many have had a sleep study and often been given a CPAP, its surprising to me how little they have been educated on the subject. They understand that sleep apnea is unhealthy and that they may be tired, but usually […]

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Posted May 20, 2015 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
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Dental Implants for Stabilizing Dentures, or even Replacing Dentures

We have seen a large increase in patients in my Victoria Tx  dental office looking for dental implants. Many patients want a dental implant to replace one or more missing teeth. The benefits are that they are able to avoid crowns on teeth that don’t need it as in the case with a dental bridge. […]

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Posted May 13, 2015 / Blog, Comprehensive Family Dental Blog
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How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Choosing a dentist for cosmetic dental work can be a difficult task. Just about every new dental office seems to advertise that they perform cosmetic dentistry. In larger cities you might see a strip center with a sign that says cosmetic dentist or even cosmetic dental center. Even more daunting in smaller towns, like trying […]

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