Texas Gulf Coast Dental specialize in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. Our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. And to make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are the highest quality and incredibly durable. You can trust your smile with us.
Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling. Lasers are also used to “cure” or harden a filling.
Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during Root canal procedures.
Biopsy or lesion removal
Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Laser are also used to remove lesions in the mouth; and relieve the pain of canker sores
Lasers are used to speed up the in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is “activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process.
Thirsty? The simplest option is best for your teeth
You probably know that drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your health, but do you still find yourself reaching for a soda or glass of juice when you’re thirsty? Below you’ll find some of the reasons water is better for you and your teeth, as well as ideas on how to make that glass of water seem a bit more interesting.
Water helps protect your teeth
We’ll start with the first place water goes- your mouth. While the acid and sugar in juice and soda promote decay and leave your teeth feeling sticky, water helps to wash away any debris or bacteria that might be clinging to your teeth. If you opt for tap water, you’re also getting fluoride- most cities fluoridate their tap water, which further helps protect your teeth against decay.
Water helps you concentrate
It takes an extremely low level of dehydration to affect your ability to concentrate- losing just 2% of your body’s water can make you feel sluggish and unable to focus. A mere 2% moisture loss isn’t even enough to make you feel particularly thirsty, but when the numbers rise, so do the symptoms. More extreme levels of dehydration can result in trouble sleeping, depression and headaches. Dehydrated brain cells also play a factor in neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.
Water may reduce your risk for several types of cancer
Scientists have found that water consumption may reduce the risk of a long list of health problems. Bladder, colon, urinary tract and breast cancer are amongst the types most likely to be influenced by fluid consumption. Drink water regularly helps flush toxins and contaminants from your system continually, and keeping your cells hydrated allows them to heal and renew themselves more effectively.
Water can help you lose weight
While there’s no magical property to water that will have you shedding pounds right and left, it can boost the effects of your weight loss efforts. Dehydration is often mistaken for hunger, so keeping yourself hydrated is an excellent way to avoid snacking when you don’t really need it. It’s also a good idea to drink a glass of water before starting a meal so you’re less tempted to overeat. Water helps your muscles work harder and longer without cramping or fatigue, so it’s a must when it’s workout time.
What if you just don’t like the taste of water?
There are plenty of people who just don’t care for water, no matter how much they know about its benefits. One way to perk up a glass of water is with slices of lemon or strawberry, or even a few sprigs of mint. This adds an interesting taste while giving you the added nutrients and antioxidants of fruit or herbs. Non-caffeinated herbal tea can be a good way to boost your fluid intake as well. If you are going to drink juice, sports drinks or other sugary beverages, scientists suggest diluting the drink with water.