Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

Houston Oral Dentistry

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…

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…

Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” “Fluoride toothpaste” is ubiquitous for good reason. Fluoride is an important mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes the toothpaste more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and…

Healthy Baby Teeth For Houston Toddlers

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Healthy Baby Teeth For Houston Toddlers

Healthy baby teeth are important. The team at Montz & Maher Dental Group cares about all of their patients, and wants to make sure that your child starts out with great oral health. Babies as young as 9 months of age can be infected with cavity producing bacteria, which can cause tooth decay. The Center for…