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Nervous About Dental Work? Consider Oral Sedation Feb 16th, 2021

You remember the feeling: You know the appointment is coming and it’s a dread in the back of your mind. You’ve even called to reschedule twice and you know you can’t put it off anymore. It’s time to go to the dentist. If this is you, you’re not alone. Research...

How to Prevent a Dry Socket Jan 21st, 2021

Millions of Americans have teeth extractions every year. Any time you have a tooth removed, there’s always a danger that a condition known as alveolar osteitis — or dry socket — can develop. This painful condition occurs when the blood clot that normally covers the bone and nerve issue is...

Beyond Appearance: Health Benefits of Invisalign® Dec 14th, 2020

Your primary motivation for getting Invisalign® may be to improve your appearance and give yourself a brand-new smile. Your appearance is a great reason to get Invisalign, but the end result of the treatment will be even better — your oral and overall health will improve tremendously. At Portrait Dental...

White vs. Amalgam Fillings: Which are Right for Me? Nov 17th, 2020

If you’re one of the 91% of Americans over the age of 20 who have had a cavity, you know what it’s like to visit the dentist’s office and walk out with a filling. The question is, what type of filling is best for someone with a cavity? Will it...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Oct 14th, 2020

More than half of all Americans over the age of 30 have periodontitis, a form of gum disease. That’s about 65 million Americans, which means many people aren’t taking their oral health seriously enough. At Portrait Dental in Katy, Texas, we’re constantly on the lookout for early signs of gum...

Professional Teeth Cleaning: An Important Step Toward Great Dental Health Sep 16th, 2020

So you want good dental health? The first step is to actually go to the dentist.  Recent statistics indicate that this is a problem for many Americans. More than 31% of adults ages 20-44 had untreated cavities, and about 35% of adults ages 18-64 had not been to the dentist...

5 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants Aug 19th, 2020

If you’ve ever lost a tooth through accident, injury, or disease, you know what a traumatic experience it can be. It not only affects your smile, but it can keep you from eating the food you want and lower your self-confidence. Thanks to advances in medicine, dental implants provide an...

Versatile Veneers: The Ultimate Cover-up Jul 31st, 2020

You dread looking in the mirror every morning because you know you’re going to see exactly how imperfect your smile is. Your teeth are crooked, have gaps, and there’s even a chipped tooth from that accident a few years ago. You’re self-conscious about your smile, but you’ve never taken the...

Why You Need a Yearly Dental Checkup Jun 22nd, 2020

Before you know it, that time of year has rolled around again and you get the call: your dentist is expecting you in the office in just a few days. You might outwardly groan, but deep inside you know a regular dental checkup is a good thing. At Portrait Dental...

Why You'll Love Sedation Dentistry May 27th, 2020

Going to the dentist is not at the top of anyone’s “fun things to do” list, but thanks to sedation dentistry, it just might move up the rankings a little. If you’re one of the more than 60% of people who suffer from dental fear, this is welcome news. Whether...

Five Reasons for a Smile Makeover Apr 24th, 2020

You know who they are — the people who have a smile that lights up a room. When they walk into a room, it becomes a bright, cheery place where everyone wants to spend time. You might think you’re not one of those people, but the good news is that...

Considering Invisalign? Here’s What to Expect Mar 27th, 2020

Do you hide your smile because crooked teeth are destroying your self-confidence? Time to straighten those little devils, which helps you build self-confidence, avoid gum disease, and improve your general oral health. Once, metal braces were the only way to straighten teeth. Today, we have Invisalign®, removable plastic aligners that...