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Three Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth Grinding

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth Grinding

Chronic teeth grinding and clenching — aka “bruxism” — is a subconscious habit that can wreak havoc on your smile’s appearance. From flattened and jagged tooth surfaces to broken dental work, even tooth enamel (which happens to be the strongest substance in your entire body) can’t stand up to excessive wear. But bruxism isn’t something

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Alternating Checkups Between Your Dentist and Specialist

Alternating Checkups Between Your Dentist and Specialist

As a periodontal dental specialist in Conroe and The Woodlands, Dr. Kip Saunders has to communicate closely with your referring general dentist. With gum disease, your care plan usually calls for a variety of preventative and disease-management strategies. This approach is to prevent the condition from relapsing and progressing into tooth loss. But what does

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Treat Snoring with a Laser

Treat Snoring with a Laser

Do you or your spouse struggle with chronic snoring almost every night? While there are a number of risk factors that you can have someone “control” over (like weight gain or alcohol consumption) there are some that you do not. For instance, your oral anatomy. Have you ever wondered if it’s the way your upper

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Should I Get Sedation During My Dental Treatment?

Should I Get Sedation During My Dental Treatment?

Dental anxiety and phobia affect hundreds of people just in Conroe and The Woodlands. Unfortunately, it’s also something that prohibits a lot of individuals from getting the dental care that they need and deserve. Fortunately, safe and comfortable sedation dentistry can help that. With sedation you’ll be able to relax through your procedure, finally catching

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Your First Trip to the Periodontist

Your First Trip to the Periodontist

If you’re seeing a periodontist (gum specialist) for the first time, you’re probably wondering what to expect. In most cases, our new patients are referred by a general or family dentist in the Conroe area. Others call us directly for a second opinion, especially if they’re considering dental implants. When you visit Dr. Kip Saunders

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Four Advantages of Getting Dental Implants

Four Advantages of Getting Dental Implants

If you’re looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants offer a number of advantages over traditional forms of restorative dentistry. As one of The Woodlands most experienced periodontal experts, Dr. Kip Saunders has seen first-hand what dental implants do for our patients throughout the greater Conroe area. Here are just some of the reasons why

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The-Top 5 Signs of Gum Disease

The Top 5 Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease — aka “gum disease” — is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults in The Woodlands and Conroe. Fortunately, soft tissue therapies and non-surgical laser treatments can help. But prevention and early diagnosis are always the best steps in treating gum disease. Here are the most common signs and symptoms to

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3D-Imaging-for-Dental-Care

Using 3D Imaging for Dental Care

Gone are the days of gooey dental impressions. Today, modern dentistry has the added advantages of incorporating 3D imaging for improved patient comfort and a better treatment outcome. While it may seem like a novelty, 3D imaging changes the way dental specialists like our periodontist in The Woodlands care for patients. Here are just a

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medical conditions linked to periodontal disease

Medical Conditions Linked to Periodontal Disease

You’ve probably heard it said before: “The mouth is the gateway to your body.” Today’s research shows that it’s true. In fact, it’s almost scary to learn how many underlying medical conditions can be directly affected by our dental health. Here are a few examples of oral-systemic relationships seen in clinical studies: Diabetes — It’s

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Lasers Treatments for Gum Disease

Lasers Treatments for Gum Disease

Gum disease — also known as periodontal disease or “periodontitis” — is an infection that causes deterioration of the supporting gingiva (gums) and bone around your teeth. Traditional treatments for gum disease include special cleanings and medication to lower the levels of infectious bacteria. But today, modern soft tissue laser therapy is improving results and

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