Attention Friendswood Teens: Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

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    A recent study on the influences of e-cigarettes on oral health has more bad news for men and women who believe vaping is less risky than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, analysts determined that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular deterioration. These conditions, in turn, can…

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

At Montz and Maher Dental Group, many patients come in with a toothache. In some cases, the toothache is a secondary symptom of a sinus condition. Let’s discuss the relationship. Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots…

More Ways To Fight Kids’ Tooth Decay

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Most parents make sure their child brushes their teeth. They do their best to limit candy and sugary drinks. And they make sure their son or daughter consumes adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Some parents go even further and limit between-meal snacks. Despite parents’ best efforts, Montz and Maher Dental Group treat tooth…

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

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I’m David Montz DDS of Montz and Maher Dental Group in Friendswood. My patients often ask me if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular dental exams. Before I answer that question, let me tell you a little bit about xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered…

Watch Out For Hidden Sugar

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Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids. Plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages. Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high-calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Bubble gum, lollipops, and chocolate bars…

Find A Few Minutes To Floss

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One common excuse often given by people who don’t floss is that the practice is difficult to fit into their daily schedule. If you’ve found this to be true, and feel like you are too busy to floss, here are some suggestions for when to fit this essential dental health habit into your day. The…

Should You Let Your Teen Get An Oral Piercing?

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An increasing number of Friendswood adolescents are sporting tongue, cheek, and lip piercings. If your teen asks your permission to get an oral piercing? The team at Montz and Maher Dental Group advises parents to give a firm “No.” Here’s five reasons why teens should avoid oral piercings: Excessive drooling Chipped teeth Infection Hypersensitivity to…

Patient-Centered Dental Care

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At Montz and Maher Dental Group, we are enthusiastic about providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. Our caring professionals can assist you. You could be our next success story! What is patient-focused care? A check-up with no cavities? A dazzling smile? A crown that blends in naturally with your as the surrounding teeth?…