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Why Do You Need a Mouth Guard?

If you want to safeguard your oral health, a mouth guard can go a long way. Let’s look at some situations when a mouth guard can protect your teeth and provide other benefits. If you have any questions or specific concerns, however, it’s smart to chat with your dentist. Avoid Sports Injuries Mouth guards are very common […]


Oral Cancer: Risks, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

The American Cancer Society reports over 56,000 cases of oral or orpharyngeal cancer were diagnosed in 2023. If you have a sore or a growth in your mouth that won’t go away, it could be a good idea to see a dentist for an oral cancer screening. Cancerous growths can appear anywhere in the oral cavity, including the tongue, […]


For Easier Recovery and Faster Oral Procedures, Try Laser Dentistry

If you want to minimize your time at the dentist while maximizing your recovery and oral health benefits, laser dentistry may be for you. Though not a new tool used in the dentist’s office, laser dentistry is still a cutting-edge breakthrough technology, useful in oral procedures ranging from routine dental filling to serious oral surgeries. By learning […]


TMJ

Does TMJ Pain Ever Go Away on Its Own?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull. While many use ‘TMJ’ to refer to issues surrounding the joint, medically speaking, issues corresponding to the TMJ are known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD can vary in intensity, ranging from mild discomfort to incredible distress that may lead to debilitating migraines. If you’ve been […]


Teeth whitening

Three Ways Teeth Whitening at the Dentist Is Better Than At-Home Whitening

With teeth whitening being valued as a $6.4 billion industry, projected to nearly double in the next decade, it’s no secret that people want whiter teeth. Chances are, you do, too. However, your at-home strips, toothpaste, and special toothbrushes may give you lackluster results. Teeth whitening at the dentist leaves you with better, more long-lasting results in less […]


diet soda

Are Diet Sodas Good For Your Teeth?

Most are aware that sugar can be damaging to your teeth. Keeping sugar intake in moderation can be a viable oral healthcare option. It stands to reason that sugar-free options of your favorite drinks, like diet sodas, are the healthier option, at least for your teeth. Unfortunately, that isn’t true. Studies suggest that diet sodas cause the […]


Bruxism treatment

What You Need to Know About Bruxism

If you believe you are grinding your teeth while you sleep, you may be dealing with bruxism. This condition can lead to numerous other oral health concerns and conditions. If you’ve ever woken up with a sore or stiff jaw, it may be time to visit the dentist. Bruxism treatment can help protect your teeth and ease […]


4 Reasons Why You May Need a Mouth Guard

When we’re asleep, we aren’t aware of what we could be doing at times. While you sleep, you can snore, grind your teeth, and do other things without even being aware of it. Mouth guards help protect your teeth while you’re asleep, as well as while you participate in other activities such as physical contact sports. Mouth […]


What Treatments Are Available For Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep condition in children and adults, and it can be dangerous. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, know Dr. Paul Covell provides different treatment options. What Causes Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea happens when your throat muscles relax while you sleep, forcing your airways to become blocked. There are many causes […]


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What Are the Goals of Fixed Dental Bridges?

Fixed dental bridges are one of several ways to replace one or more missing teeth. They are made of porcelain and “bridge the gap” left behind after a tooth has been lost or extracted. They are a popular option for patients who visit Dr. Paul Covell of Pasadena, TX, and are considering restoration solutions. What […]


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