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…