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!

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!

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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