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    What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

    What a Beautiful Texas Smile Says About You It’s not just about looks. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a healthy and attractive smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting. (See http://www.aacd.com for complete survey results.)

    Our smile makeover patients who have undergone restorative and cosmetic dentistry at David C. Montz, DDS in Friendswood have experienced this phenomenon firsthand. They have expressed that they not only feel great about their looks, they are more confident in professional and social situations. Another benefit: they also feel more appealing to the opposite gender.

    I’m David Montz of David C. Montz, DDS in Friendswood. I enjoy using my years of training and experience to provide premium cosmetic dentistry for my patients in the Pearland and Alvin area. I am passionate about developing a custom treatment plan for each Friendswood dental patient. Some of my Manviel patients had lived with misaligned or crooked teeth for years. Others had been self-conscious about missing or stained teeth.

    There has never been a better time to upgrade your smile. There are solutions for every kind of dental problem. If you are not familiar with the latest teeth whitening, crown restoration and tooth replacement procedures, it is time to find out. Call 832-895-5120 to schedule a consultation. Come in to our office on 820 S Friendswood Ste 100 in Friendswood and see photos of our happy Houston dental makeover patients who are enjoying their beautiful smiles every day!

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    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Bright Purple Mouth?

    Friendswood Invisalign Remember when Houston adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment were mortified by their metal mouth? Thankfully, for most young men and women, those days are over. Many Friendswood teens of today wear their braces proudly and make no effort to hide them. They know they don’t need to wait until their teeth are aligned to flaunt a striking smile; they enjoy flashing their brightly-colored braces in all their glory.

    Another plus? Just as they mix and match their clothes and shoes, teens can change their wires and bands every time they visit their Pearland dentist or orthodontist. Braces have become another fun way for fashion-forward Alvin and Manviel teens to express their personality.

    Of course, there are still some kids (and many adults!) that are not thrilled about having metallic fuchsia bands and neon yellow wires adorning their teeth. Discrete Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable and can straighten teeth just as quickly and effectively as metal braces. Another benefit of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are not permanently attached to the teeth. Invisalign aligners are easily slipped out for brushing, flossing, meals, and sports. If your Friendswood child plays a musical instrument that defies traditional braces, removable aligners may be the best option.

    If you or one of your children need orthodontic treatment in the Houston area, call David C. Montz, DDS at 832-895-5120 to schedule a consultation with David Montz. David C. Montz, DDS is located at 820 S Friendswood Ste 100 in Friendswood.

    We provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, sleep apnea and sedation dentistry. If you need affordable state-of-the-art dental care in Friendswood, let us tell you about our financing options.

    Whatever your age, if you want to straighten your teeth while making a fashion statement, don’t hesitate to get bands to match every outfit in your closet!

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Inlays/Onlays: Less Invasive Than Complete Crowns

    cosmetic dental Friendswood

    Restorative dentistry has advanced significantly over the years and there are now several effective ways to fix decayed teeth. In today’s post, we are going to concentrate on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays.

    Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive substitute for a complete crown and either one is usually more affordable than a porcelain crown procedure.

    Inlays/onlays are “indirect fillings,” meaning that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional “direct filling” is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist.

    An inlay is used to repair the surface of a damaged tooth, generally to fill a small cavity or a natural pit that is at risk for decay.

    Typically porcelain or composite resin are used for inlays; these materials are heavy-duty and look very natural because the color can be matched exactly to the surrounding teeth. An inlay is exactly fitted to your tooth and looks, feels, and functions like the original tooth.

    An onlay covers a larger part of the tooth. Because they cover such a large area of the tooth, they are often referred to as partial crowns. Onlays are ordinarily applied to the biting surface of the tooth. Just like inlays, they are accurately fitted to the damaged part of the tooth. Composite resin and porcelain are also the main materials used to create an onlay. As mentioned before, inlays and onlays serve a key role in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

    At David C. Montz, DDS, we provide unmatched dental care including inlays and onlays. If you have one or more teeth that has a cavity, crack, or excessive wear, call 832-895-5120 to make an appointment today.

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    3 Cavity Fighters For Friendswood Kids

    Manviel Pediatric and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Most Manviel parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. David C. Montz, DDS recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.

     

    Sealants
    Fluoride supplements
    Oral rinses

    Resin dental sealants are applied by your Houston dentist. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. Some Texas dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are considering them.

    Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your Manviel pediatrician or talk to us at David C. Montz, DDS in Friendswood. There is one caveat, however: if you have fluoridated water, your pediatrician may advise against taking additional fluoride in supplement form.

    If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at any Pearland, Alvin, or Manviel grocery store. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.

    I recommend Manviel children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss at night. They are most effective when they are the last substance on teeth before kids go to bed.

    At David C. Montz, DDS, we believe that with proper preventative dentistry, Houston area kids can enjoy healthy teeth for life
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    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    15 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

    suprising tooth facts Friendswood

    1. Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10.
    2. A tooth with a crown can get a cavity.
    3. Your gum tissue is as essential as your teeth.
    4. Some prescription drugs can increase your risk of cavities.
    5. Some home faucet water filters remove fluoride.
    6. 19 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated tooth decay.
    7. Heartburn can be adverse for teeth.
    8. Allergies can cause tooth grinding.
    9. Dried fruit is just as harmful for teeth as sticky candy.
    10. Tooth enamel cannot repair itself though dentin and cementum (the substance that surrounds the tooth root) are capable of partial regeneration.
    11. A Harvard-led team recently used low-powered lasers to activate stem cells and stimulate the growth of teeth in rats and human dental tissue in a lab. http://www.businessinsider.com/laser-stem-cell-tooth-tissue-regeneration-2014-5#ixzz3fzlosJDMTooth
    12. There are about 300 types of bacteria in your mouth.
    13. Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help remove food particles on your teeth. You still need to brush, but if you can’t brush immediately after meals, sugarless gum can help keep your teeth clean.
    14. Cavities often don’t cause pain until they have reached the root and nerve of the tooth. Visit your dentist regularly to prevent cavities or at least to detect them when they are small.
    15. Bone recession can cause tooth loss even if no decay is present.

    I am Dr. David Montz of David C. Montz, DDS. I hope you have found today’s post interesting and perhaps even learned something new about your amazing teeth and some of the lesser-known risk factors for decay.

    I am accepting new patients at my Friendswood dental practice. I am committed to preventative dentistry and lifelong oral health. I advise my Friendswood patients about sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns and porcelain veneers. In addition, I offer a full menu of cosmetic dental services. If you are seeking a dentist in the Houston area, I invite you to schedule an appointment to meet me and my friendly team.

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Celebrity Smiles In Friendswood

    Veneers in Friendswood How do celebrities obtain brilliant white smiles that are always ready for the red carpet or a close-up? Do they avoid coffee? Not likely. Every star-watching magazine is full of pictures of famous people holding Starbucks cups. Do they avoid tobacco? Some probably do, but many actors and fashion models with dazzling white smiles are smokers.

    Very few people (famous and non-famous alike) with perfect teeth were born with them. (…Sure, no one is born with teeth, but you know what I mean.) Celebrities have perfect smiles because they have undergone cosmetic dentistry.

    Guess what? You can also have a smile like a supermodel or television news anchor because Dr. David Montz has as much experience and training in advanced cosmetic dentistry as any Hollywood cosmetic dentist.

    Dr. Montz has been providing smile makeovers for Friendswood and Manviel dental patients since 1997. Tooth whitening is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure in Pearland. Tooth bleaching quickly perks up your teeth and makes you feel like smiling all the time!

    Porcelain veneers are used often in Alvin cosmetic dental offices because they correct many problems including misshapen teeth, cracks and chips, and discolored teeth. Teeth that have been worn down extensively can also be repaired with veneers. Preparing a tooth for a porcelain veneer is minimally invasive. The latest veneers do not require the removal of healthy enamel. Another plus: veneers are usually less expensive than complete crowns!

    Tooth bleaching and veneers are just two of the many cosmetic dental procedures performed at David C. Montz, DDS. Schedule a Friendswood cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 832-895-5120. At our office, you will always receive VIP treatment, without the annoying paparazzi!

    We look forward to helping you achieve a celebrity smile.

    (Note that the celebrities pictured above are not affiliated with our site; they just have great smiles!)

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Friendswood Dentist

    Bad Breath Treatment Houston

    We all go to our Friendswood dentist for check-ups and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. Today, we would like to consider some of the most common oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.

    1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating cavities. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this problem. (All of your friends will thank you.)

    2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very uncomfortable and can predispose dental patients to a host of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Some Friendswood residents experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

    3. Jaw Issues. If you have a clicking jaw or jaw discomfort, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist ASAP! These symptoms can be signs of a detrimental oral issue.

    4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep!), discuss it with your dentist. A simple mouthguard can safeguard your teeth. If you have suffered damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you information about restorative dentistry.

    I’m Dr. David Montz of Friendswood,
    and I want my patients to come to me with all of their oral concerns. Call 832-895-5120 today to schedule an appointment.

    Excellence By Intention -David C. Montz, DDS

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Wear A Crown In Houston

    Wear A Crown In Houston

    Some Friendswood residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a solution to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, it will cover the portion of the covered tooth that is above the gum line.

    Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. Your Friendswood area dentist will usually put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.

    Dental crowns have been used successfully in Friendswood cosmetic dentistry for decades.

    Many Pearland, Alvin, and Manviel dentists use crowns when performing smile makeovers to cover patient’s discolored or poorly shaped teeth. Strong, natural-looking crowns are also used with dental implants.

    If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with your Houston dentist. Or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the Houston area, call us here at David C. Montz, DDS. We are located in Friendswood and have been serving the greater Friendswood area since 1997. We are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.

    Call us at 832-895-5120 and our friendly staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening in Friendswood, veneers, enamel shaping, or any other cosmetic dental, general oral health, or dental financing questions.

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

    Friendswood Cosmetic Dentistry

    Hi. I’m Dr. David Montz, an experienced dentist here in Friendswood. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s our sense of taste.

    A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth, but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. And it turns out that many of the habits that will keep your taste buds sensitive are those that will also be good for your teeth and gums. So here are a few tips to help you better enjoy the flavor of your food.

    1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your Pearland, Alvin, or Manviel dentist. Plus, optimal levels of saliva are important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.

    2) Avoid processed foods with fake flavors and too much sugar and salt. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.

    3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are responsible for so many horrible health issues, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke and the olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

    Thank you so much for visiting the Friendswood dentist blog. Along with dental health and a keen sense of taste, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. So, if you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 820 S Friendswood Ste 100 and you can reach us for an appointment at 832-895-5120.

    Call a member of our friendly staff today!

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

    Pearland tooth implants

    Today’s message focuses on missing teeth and bone health.

    Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

    Bone Metabolism

    We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continuously regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

    People with missing teeth not only have an unappealing gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses self confidence or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

    Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

    Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

    What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely completed with success.

    If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a dazzling smile! Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Montz by calling 832-895-5120.

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


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