Our Houston dentist office is dedicated to serving our patients with the great quality of care. Every decision and every service we provide is aimed to meet our high standards. From the first contact with a new patient, we aim to give a lasting impression of our organization.
When you choose Marquette Dentistry, you’re betting on experience, quality dentists, and a consistent and rigorous commitment to excellence. Here are some of the services we provide to keep your dental health in the best condition possible:
Cleanings & Prevention
Prevention is oftentimes than paying for costly treatment. Furthermore, prevention is a major key factor in always having a healthy smile. By actively preventing disease and decay through regular dental care, professional dental cleanings, and regular exams, we can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
- Professional Cleanings
- Dental Examinations
- Home Care
- Digital X-Rays
- Gum Disease
Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a certified dental hygienist form the foundation to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. When you acquire our professional cleaning services, you’ll go through:
- The removal of plaque from the teeth – Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from bacteria, saliva, and food. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
- Removal of calculus (tartar) above the gum line – Calculus is a plaque that hardens on the tooth’s surface and is quite difficult to remove. (calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it
- Polishing and removing stains from teeth
Oftentimes, people don’t understand the importance of dental examination and may decide on skipping this step. Dental examinations are great as they can help diagnose a dangerous disease prior to it becoming hazardous to your health.
Additionally, regular examinations can save you money by alleviating problems, regardless if they are small, and prior to they become expensive to repair. In some cases, these dental problems can become impossible to repair. Our dental examinations include the following services:
- Oral cancer screening
- Gum disease evaluation
- Visual examination of tooth decay
- Examination of diagnostic x-rays to see cyst, tumors, invisible decay and other problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye
- Evaluation of status of current restorations (fillings and others)
Overall, seeing your dentist on a regular basis is extremely important. Remember, working to prevent disease is always better than paying to treat a disease.
The start of a beautiful, healthy smile takes place at home. Proper home care is imperative if you want to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, and prevent costly dental treatment in the future. In general terms, the goal of home care is to remove the sticky film of bacteria called plaque from your teeth on a frequent basis.
Simply put, brushing daily is still an extremely important part of any dental care plan. It’s highly recommended that you use modern electric toothbrushes such as Sonicare and Braun. The best bet is to gently vibrate the brush in a circular fashion at a 45-degree angle to the gum line.
Afterward, you should vibrate the brush back and forth on each tooth surface until you complete the effective cleaning of your entire mouth.
Another reason that makes brushing so important is the fact that bad breath is oftentimes caused by the bacteria on our tongues. A great way of preventing bad breath is by brushing your tongue in order to remove the bacteria that caused bad breath.
Surprisingly, many people sometimes overlook the importance of flossing. In some cases, people don’t realize how important of a step flossing is. As a matter of fact, flossing is an incredibly crucial part of maintaining a healthy smile. Generally speaking, it’s recommended that you floss daily. By doing so, you’ll help remove plaque that’s between the teeth that you can’t reach with regular brushing.
Take “12” to “18” of dental floss and wrap it around the middle finger of each hand. Then, you can pull the floss tightly, and then use your thumb and forefingers to slide the floss between the tooth. You should get as low as possible under the line. Additionally, you should use a fresh section of floss for each tooth until you have completed the flossing of the entire mouth.
It’s highly recommended that you rinse thoroughly with water after you brush your teeth. Occasionally, you should also use mouthwash to rinse. With that being said, recent studies indicate that using mouthwash in a healthy smile can change the regular biological activity of the mouth. This, in turn, leads to dried tissues and other problems.
If you have been worried about the decay of your teeth over time, our sealants can be of great help. Unfortunately, this is something that can occur in the lives of many people. With that being said, there are many ways to protect the chewing surface of teeth from decay with the help of sealants.
- Protect normal pits and grooves on the chewing surface of back teeth
- Stop small amounts of decay from growing any larger
Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can actually trap food and can’t be removed from brushing or washed out by water or saliva. A sealant is a tough, plastic material designed to bond (stick) to tooth enamel. These clear or tooth-colored sealants are painted onto the tooth surface to “seal” the pits and grooves and protect against decay.
Overall, the sealants are applied to children’s first permanent back teeth. Additionally, these sealants are also useful for adults in certain situations.
If you’ve been thinking about changing something up to either improve or change the look of your smile, it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry from Marquette Dentistry in Houston. Whether it’s a whitening service or fixing a tooth chip, we’ll ensure that you leave our dental office feeling more confident than when you first arrived.
When choosing Marquette Dentistry, you’ll have an answer to questions about your dental health. Additionally, we have the ability to create a custom dental plan for you. As such, the results you get at the end of the process will be the ones you are looking for. Here are some questions you should ask when thinking about changing your smile’s appearance:
- Do you like the way your teeth look?
- What makes you uncomfortable about your teeth?
- Do you not like the color of your teeth?
- Do you have any gaps between your teeth? If so, how long have you had them?
- Are there any chips or cracks you have?
- Are you missing any teeth
- Do you have any crooked teeth
- Are you happy about the positions and shape of your teeth?
- Do you think that your teeth are too short or too long
Treatment Choices for a New Smile
Due to the advances in cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years, there are many choices to pick from when wishing to change the look of your teeth. With all the additional procedures and materials available to you, you’ll have the appealing and natural-looking teeth that you’ve always wanted.
If the problem you have is that your teeth bother you, we can handle the problem by changing the contour for a more alluring appearance. Our professional bleaching is great as it can whiten your teeth with ease.
Furthermore, chips and cracks in your teeth can be repaired with bonding, while veneers can help manage gaps, poor shape, and teeth that are out of alignment. Everything we use in our mouth repair services can be made to match your tooth’s particular shape, so the result matches the rest of your teeth without any issue.
If you’re worried about the look of braces, check out our less visible or “invisible” options for our clients. We are fully capable of placing braces on the back of your teeth if you prefer. In some cases, we can offer treatments that can be done with clear plastic mouthpieces aligners that, if needed, can be removed.
With the new addition to options in cosmetic dentistry, you can have natural-looking teeth and the great smile you’ve always dreamed of.
The treatment options we offer include:
- Tooth whitening
- Enamel Shaping
Occasionally, whether it’s due to trauma or disease, people will lose teeth that may not be able to be replaced. In cases like these, rehabilitative dental treatment is a must.
If you’re missing any teeth, you may experience many new problems. Potential problems could include:
- Bone loss
- Shifting of the other teeth
- Bite Problems
These types of problems should be taken seriously because each one of these can greatly affect other aspects of dental health. If these problems are not properly addressed, they lead to the creation of more dangerous downward spirals.
Furthermore, not many things are quite as unattractive as missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth, or teeth that have natural-looking alternatives can greatly help improve a patient’s overall self-image, confidence, and dental health.
Contact Us Today
If you’re currently looking for top-rated dental care services, contact Marquette Dentistry at your earliest convenience. You can reach us by calling (832) 786-4406. Moreover, you can visit our website to learn more about our services and other types of parent resources.