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…

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…

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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At Montz and Maher Dental Group, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in an intriguing field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.”…

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…