Dental Tips for a Healthy Summer!

We take dental care seriously here at Sealy Dental Center located in Sealy, Texas and always keeping our patients informed and up to date on dental tips is what we strive for. Summer is right around the corner and our dentists and staff want you to come in for your bi-yearly appointment now so you can enjoy a healthy smile all summer long! We know that summer breaks can be very busy with vacations, pool days, and outdoor activities so why not come in now? Along with your appointment, our dentists will enlighten you on all the update to date dental tips to ensure you are maintaining a healthy smile.

Current dental tips:

  1. Brush at least twice a day.
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste.
  3. Brush thoroughly.
  4. Floss your teeth daily.
  5. Limit acidic drinks 
  6. Limit sugary foods.
  7. Protect your teeth from injury.
  8. Try to save a knocked out tooth.
  9. Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. For example, opening cans, food, etc.
  10. See your dentist at Sealy Dental Center for regular check-ups.

 

Sealy Dental Center is proud to always bein accepting new patients here as well as all three of our sister offices. Call us today to make an appointment for you and your whole family at 979-885-4856

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!

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is upon on and Sealy Dental Center located in Sealy, Tx is ready to honor National Children’s Dental Health Month! It is very important to take care of your dental health just as much as it is for your children. As a family dentist in Sealy, we would like to take the time to make sure your children’s health is a priority.

All month long in February, we are observing children’s health and would love to have your child come in for an appointment with us here at Sealy Dental Center. Our trained dentists will ensure to teach your child the do’s and don’ts of brushing and how to ensure they maintain a happy healthy smile, the fun way! Habits established at an early age are very important in order to maintain healthy habits for the rest of life.

Call us today to make an appointment for your whole family with Sealy Dental Center at 979-885-4856

 

 

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Dental Awareness Month- Back to School Appointments!

Backpack? Check. Lunchbox? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check!

They say you are never fully dressed without a smile, so why not give your child a beautiful white smile to wear for their first day back to school?

The new 2018 school year is sneaking up on us and you have been given the ever-growing, back-to-school to-do list that every parent dreads. There is one important thing that the teachers did not include on that list: a back-to-school dental checkup.

Here at Sealy Dental Center we always say it is good to have routine dental visits, but what makes back-to-school checkups so important is that it can help prevent common dental diseases found in school-age children. Cavities are known to be one of the biggest obstacles that children face and according to the ADA (American Dental Association), it causes them to miss “more than 51 million school hours each year”.

So if you want to keep those cavities and the other dental diseases at bay, here are some tips to have a successful dental checkup to ensure your children’s teeth shine as bright as their future:

  • Brush! Brush! Brush! It’s important to encourage your child to brush twice a day for two minutes to keep those cavities away. Brownie points if your child brushes before their appointment!
  • What time is it?? Naptime! Make sure you don’t schedule your child’s dental appointment during their naptime or your day at the dentist will be most challenging. Also, take into account if your child is cranky or had a bad day, they might not have the energy to make it through the appointment.
  • If one of your children has gone to the dentist before and it’s their younger sibling’s first time, schedule the older child to go first to act as a role model and show the younger one how it’s done.
  • If it is your child’s first time, it’s important to remember to stay strong and stay calm if your child starts to be uncooperative because if you scoop them up and walk out of the office, the next visit will be much harder. Give the doctor time to try and positively turn the visit around.

Once the appointment is underway, make sure to ask the dentist some of the following questions:

  • How is my child’s overall health?
  • Will my child get their teeth cleaned today?
  • Will my child be given fluoride?
  • Does my child need an x-ray or a mouth guard for sports?
  • What are Sealants?

Now your child is ready to go back to school, but make sure to grab your dentist’s card because accidents are bound to happen whether your child is in sports, recess, or just walking down the school hallways. You can place these cards in your purse or in your child’s backpack just in case of emergencies. Maybe while you’re there you’ll even want to sign up for an appointment yourself.

 

Call Sealy Dental Center today to schedule you and your child’s next dental appointment! (979) 885-4856

Is a dental implant right for you?

Have you lost a tooth due to accident, injury, or illness? If so, a dental implant is a good option to replace missing teeth!

A dental implant is made of medical-grade titanium that is surgically implanted into your jawbone. A dental crown is placed on top of the implant, with the end result looking like a natural tooth. Dental implants are a more secure solution for replacing missing teeth than dentures because they are fixed in place and can’t be removed like dentures. Dental implants can also be more durable than dentures.

If you elect to have a dental implant inserted, dental surgery may be required. But, the doctors at Sealy Dental Center are highly trained in oral surgery and will work hard to ensure a smooth procedure. The entire process can take up to six months but the end result is well worth the wait!

The first step in a dental implant procedure is to insert a titanium screw into the jawbone. The doctor then creates a permanent bond between the implant and the jawbone. A temporary oral appliance will be worn while the jawbone and the implant post heals. The healing process can take several weeks or months, depending on how quickly the jawbone bonds to the implant post.

Once your mouth has healed, you will return to our two dental practices in Sealy and Katy for a custom crown to be placed on top of the dental implant post. The end result is a natural looking tooth and a beautiful smile!

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, call Sealy Dental Center in the Sealy or Katy area today at (979) 885-4856. Our friendly staff will answer any questions and set up a consultation with the doctor!

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

National Dental Hygiene Month!

October marks the beginning of National Dental Hygiene Month! This month is all about bringing awareness to the importance of good oral health and hygiene. It was started by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) ,and they have been spreading awareness since 2009. Here at Sealy Dental Center it is our goal to ensure that you are taking the proper precautions when it comes to your teeth. Did you know that proper brushing takes at least two minutes? Most adults do not even come close to brushing that long! There are multiple aspects that going to dental hygiene but it all starts with correct brushing techniques.

Proper brushing techniques:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

 

Once the proper brushing has taken place, the next important step is flossing. Many overlook this step, but flossing should be a critical part of your daily morning/nighttime routine. Below are the following steps to ensure you are maximizing the benefits of flossing.

  • Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with
  • Holding the floss between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue
  • To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth

 

Remember, here at Sealy Dental Center we want you to showcase your dental hygiene pride not just this month but every day!

Call Sealy Dental Center at 979-885-4856 TODAY to schedule your appointment during National Dental Hygiene Month!

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