Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is here and you know what that means! Sealy Dental Center located in Sealy, TX is proud to honor Oral Cancer Awareness Month which is honored every year by the oral cancer foundation to bring awareness to the condition. What is oral cancer you ask? Oral cancer is a growth that can occur on the mouth, neck, throat, and even roof of your mouth that does not go away for weeks at a time. Oral and pharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kills nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Dentistry is the best way to catch early signs of oral cancer so that is why is it VERY important to make a yearly appointment with the doctors at Sealy Dental Center in Sealy TX for your oral cancer screening.

Here at Sealy Dental Center, we are proud to have the utmost technology to scan your mouth to detect anything precancerous. If you are having any of the symptoms below please contact our office immediately to make an appointment with one of our doctors:

  • A lip or mouth sore that doesn’t heal.
  • A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • A growth or lump inside your mouth.
  • Mouth pain.
  • Ear pain.
  • Difficult or painful swallowing.
  • Irritation that will not go away for weeks at a time

The positive side to this scary diagnosis is that with good oral hygiene and continuous visits to Sealy Dental Center we are able to do yearly proactive screenings for you and your family. We are here to ensure you have a happy, healthy smile and provide you with early detection.

Please call our office today to schedule you and your families oral cancer screenings at (979) 885-4856 or visit us online to book your appointment. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

Oral Cancer Awareness Month- Free Screenings!

Here at Sealy Dental Center, we want to ensure that each of our patients are aware and full preventative of oral cancer. Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) unfortunately kills nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Of the people diagnosed with these types of cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years. However, many who do survive oral cancer suffer long-term problems, such as facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking. It is a serious disease that is sometimes not taken seriously and Sealy Dental Center is here to provide each patient with the screenings that are necessary for oral health.

The main issue we face today with oral cancer is the death rate associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancers remains particularly high because the cancers routinely are discovered late in their development. Fortunately, when oral and oropharyngeal cancers are detected and treated early, mortality and treatment-related health problems are reduced and can try to be treated, That is why Sealy Dental Center is here to help each of our current and new patients be proactive in their screenings. We want to ensure that everyone lives a happy and healthy life, so for the month of April we are providing each patient with FREE oral cancer screenings.

In between dental visits at Sealy Dental Center, it is important for patients to be aware of the following signs and symptoms, and to see a dentist if any of these symptoms proceed.

• soreness or irritation within the mouth
• red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
• lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas
• difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw or tongue
• a change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth

If you have any of these symptoms please call Sealy Dental Center to make an appointment with one of our dentist professionals. If you are not experiencing any symptoms we still highly recommend that you come in to receive our FREE oral cancer screening. Why not be preventative with your oral treatment?

Call Sealy Dental Center today at 979-885-4856 to set up your appointment for your FREE oral cancer screening!

Sweetheart of a Deal!

This month is the month of love! Is your smile ready?

Do you have plans to celebrate with a loved one this month? Is your smile making you feel less than fantastic?

Here at Sealy Dental Center we have exactly the thing to help you have that instant wow factor – teeth whitening!

Maybe you’re not big on Valentine’s Day. The benefits of having a bright, white smile extend far beyond looking great for a holiday! Perception is sometimes everything. Teeth whitening is also perfect for any special occasion or interview, or simply as a confidence boost that will enhance your look and make you feel polished and prepared.

What is it?

Teeth whitening is your solution for stained or yellow teeth! In less than an hour, your smile can be whitened by up to eight shades! It is also enamel-safe, unlike a lot of popular whitening brands you’ll find on store shelves.

Teeth whitening is significantly more effective than traditional whitening methods because of advanced guided light optic technology. You’ll see the results immediately, so you can make an appointment right before your plans or big day, no waiting necessary!

What alternatives are there?

Maybe you can’t make it into the office or you’re wanting something very subtle instead. We have a variety of whitening products that you can take home for similar results!

Call us today so we can help you find what is best for your smile!

(979) 885-4856

Make sure you’re staying on top of your yearly cleanings and exams as well. Having a healthy smile is just as important as having a bright smile.

Schedule an appointment today!

THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION YOU HAVE TO KEEP!

A new year is here! While setting your goals for 2018, did you find taking better care of your health at the top of your list? Perhaps you’re one of the more than 30% of people in the U.S. who haven’t gone to the dentist in the last year! Or maybe your 2018 resolve is to have a bright, good-looking smile you’re proud to show? Whatever it is you want to achieve, don’t let the February fallout happen with your resolutions! Keep connected with the New Year spirit and schedule an appointment with Sealy Dental Center, Sealy’s premier dental practice, today!

Inside out is what it’s all about.

Don’t just want the cosmetic or esthetic benefits of visiting the dentist! A whiter smile is eye-catching but preventative oral health care can add seven years to your life, according to a Wayne State University study. You can have both sides of benefits! Nurture your oral health holistically by scheduling your exams and x-rays each year so you can have healthy teeth and gums for life. It is widely-known that many diseases make their presence known in the mouth; and tooth decay and gum disease that go undetected can equal extensive and costly dental work down the line. Slacking in your oral health maintenance has been linked to heart problems, aggravated issues with diabetes, and even pre-term labor in pregnant women. Be on the defense regarding your dental health. You’ll get fresher breath and can minimize tooth sensitivity and bleeding gums too; that is always a plus!

Once you’ve covered your preliminary bases, you can trust you’re in good hands with Sealy Dental Center for natural looking dental implants, fillings, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, or whitening. Sealy Dental Center even specializes in sedation dentistry if you’re nervous or know you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you.

Schedule an appointment today by calling 979-885-4856!

Don’t forget to add calcium and fibrous foods to your diet to boost your dental health and of course, don’t forget to floss!

Use It or Lose Your Dental Insurance!

It is that time of the year again to use your dental benefits before they expire! Who would want unused money to go down the drain? Make sure to maximize them while you can!

Here at Sealy Dental Center, we want to remind you to that $1400 worth of unused dental benefits go to waste every year. Typically, Insurance companies will not alert their customers, and most patients are too busy to study how much remains on their policies. We don’t want to see this money thrown away so call us today to schedule your end of year appointment! You can save hundreds of dollars on out-of-pocket expenses by maximizing your dental benefits before December 31st, especially if your deductible has been met.

Sealy Dental Center, located in Sealy and Katy, is able to provide multiple services whether you have been putting off that much needed implant, cosmetic, or just a routine cleaning and examination. We are more than happy to get you scheduled for our next available time and date. Today is the day to get your whole family in together to maximize all benefits you have left for 2017! Don’t look back on this year wishing you would have called for that appointment, that’s why Sealy Dental Center is here to help.

Schedule the cleaning and dental work you’ve postponed all year, and start 2018 with a healthy smile! The holidays can cause a busy schedule for your family and we book up quickly for November and December, so don’t wait! Treat your teeth with care now and they will thank you for it in the long run.

If you want to use your benefits, give us a call today at 979-885-4856

5 Foods That Are Great For Your Teeth!

Have you ever wondered what are foods that are good for my teeth? We always hear what not to eat from dentists, so let’s look at what benefits certain super foods have on our teeth health. It’s great to avoid candy but there are several foods you can eat to help build healthier teeth and gums, prevent tooth decay and gum disease, as well as keep your mouth and smile looking young and beautiful for life. Here are 5 super foods you need to add to your diet, if they are not there already.

Chocolate

Yes, dark chocolate is a super-food for teeth! But, not all chocolate, the 70% cacao is what you need to eat. Why is it so good, besides the taste? There is a compound called CBH which, according to tests, helps to harden tooth enamel, making you less susceptible to tooth decay. It may even prevent cavities, so be on the look out for the addition of CBH in your toothpaste in the near future.

Say “Cheese”

The ability to combat acid erosion of teeth is what makes cheese a super-food. When we eat meals consisting of breads, citrus, sweets and soda pop, our teeth are exposed to acid which leads to tooth decay. Eating a piece of cheese after a meal counteracts this acid left behind. We recommend sheep or goat’s milk cheeses versus cow’s milk cheese becuase it is better for you and digestion.

Salmon, Yes Please!

Calcium protects your teeth and gums from disease, but without enough vitamin D in your diet, that calcium cannot be fully absorbed. Fatty fish is a great source of getting the proper amount of Vitamin D. Supplements for vitamin D, 5000 iu per day, is another great way to add this critical vitamin to your diet

Oranges

So, your dentist always warned you of acidic foods, but oranges are actually a super food! The vitamin C in oranges strengthens blood vessels and the connective tissue slowing down the progression of gum disease by reducing inflammation.

It’s best to not brush your teeth immediately after eating oranges or other citrus fruits. Enjoy a glass of sparkling water to reduce the acid, but not remove all together. We recommend waiting 30 minutes to brush teeth after a meal or eating acidic food.

H2O

Water makes up 99.5% of your saliva. High levels of water is essential to properly break down the foods we eat. By neutralizing acid, this will help prevent tooth decay. Low levels of water or dehydration thickens saliva thus reducing bacterial acid in the mouth. So, drink plenty of water!

Summertime Smiles – Teeth Whitening

Time to Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening in Sealy and Katy, Texas!

Now that the summer is in full swing, have you considered updating your smile? With so many activities filling up our busy schedules this summer such as  weddings, graduations, family vacations and even school reunions, why not take the time now to get teeth whitening in Sealy and Katy, Texas. You may be surprised to see what a big impact a brighter smile will have on you.

At Sealy Dental Center in Sealy and Katy, Texas, we offer teeth whitening for patients looking to brighten their smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Right For You?

Now, you’re ready to upgrade your smile, the first step is to determine if whitening is right for you. But, you have a few questions about teeth whitening in Sealy. If your teeth are in need of repair, or you have veneers or crown work, whitening may not be as successful as you hope. The doctors and staff at Sealy Dental Center can help determine if whitening will be effective for you, and which system will best suit your lifestyle.

 

Which Is Better, In-Office or Take-Home Whitening?

Your dentist in Katy and Sealy offers teeth whitening. If you want fast results, our in-office whitening system is the choice for you.

At Sealy Dental Center, we’ll start by building a protective barrier around your gums and soft tissues, then we’ll apply the high strength whitening gel. Then we finish with a fluoride treatment to eliminate any sensitivity you might experience. Then you’ll leave showing off your dazzling new smile.

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we’ll create custom trays for you with impressions of your teeth. These trays are designed to fit firmly to protect your gums and soft tissues from the injury that excess whitening gel can cause. We will show you how to safely apply the whitening gel. The best part about take-home trays is you have the freedom to update your smile anytime and anywhere you like.

 Maintaining That New Smile!

Now that you have the brightest smile in town, how can you keep it staying so bright? The best way to keep your new smile is with good oral hygiene – brushing 3 times per day, flossing at least once a day, and attend regular cleanings and exams every 6 months.

For more information or to schedule your next appointment, contact Sealy Dental Center at (979) 885-4856 or for our Firethorne Katy Office, call (281) 712-6980

 

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