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The Castleberry Center Blog

Is It Okay to Get Invisalign on Just My Top Teeth?

March 4, 2022

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woman putting on Invisalign aligner

What if your bottom teeth look great but your top row needs help? It may have you thinking, “Can I get Invisalign on just my top teeth?” You definitely can but before committing there are some factors you need to consider regarding single-arch treatments. With that being said, read on to learn from your dentist in Houston about getting Invisalign only on your upper teeth.

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What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist?

January 24, 2022

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dentist with child and parent

You try to prioritize the dental health of your entire family, but it can be a challenge. Even if members of your household are great at keeping up with their dental visits, it can still be a headache. When multiple trips across town are required to receive dental care, it makes the process a lot more hectic than it needs to be. Fortunately, there is a solution. By choosing a family dentist in Houston, you will experience several benefits. Continue reading to learn some of them.

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What Are Some Myths About Children’s Dentistry?

January 4, 2022

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child smiling at the dentist

A child’s smile is continuously evolving throughout their youth. From their first tooth to their initial permanent molar, there are so many changes as they grow up. Unfortunately, several myths about children’s dentistry are out there that may halt progress in your little one’s dental development. Read along as your dentist in Houston debunks some of the most common misconceptions.

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Tips on Caring for Dentures to Extend Their Lifespan

December 4, 2021

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You’ve taken such great care of that 2005 Ford GT you bought new at the dealership. You always wanted a supercar, so when you finally had the money saved up, you went for it. The way you’ve kept that vehicle clean, had it regularly serviced, and driven so carefully, it’s no wonder it still looks as great today as the day you bought it.

This is an admirable approach to caring for items in your life, and it can really help you save money to have more discretionary income. Whether it’s a huge purchase like your car or home, or maybe a smaller investment like your charcoal grill or your dentures, why not take great care of these items and extend their shelf life?

Caring for dentures properly will keep your smile looking sharp, ensure they fit well, and help them last. Read on to learn about effectively cleaning your dentures, plus some other tips when you are not wearing them, from your dentist in Houston.

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Why Can a Root Canal Be Good News?

November 24, 2021

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woman with thumbs up in dental chair

Snakes are like root canals. Huh? Well, both seem to have undeservedly bad reputations while they are actually quite beneficial.

Snakes do a wonderful job of pest control, their venom is often part of the cure for a bite from the same species, and researchers even studied the movement of snakes to create robots that can maneuver into small spaces and be an essential part of rescue efforts in the wake of natural disasters.

But this is a dental blog, so let’s get back to root canals. Thanks to cartoons, movies, and people’s imaginations, root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. While root canals are something that many people should try to avoid, they do not deserve the reputation that they receive.

Keep reading to learn the benefits of root canal therapy in Houston from your dentist.

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How Can Daily Flossing Be a Lifesaver?

November 4, 2021

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Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone, or Q in the James Bond films. Sometimes a sidekick should perhaps be on more equal footing with the main character for their contributions.

In dentistry, flossing is usually considered a sidekick to brushing, but it’s a pretty darn big deal in its own right. In fact, regular flossing can even be a lifesaving act. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Houston why daily flossing matters so much for your oral health and your future, in general.

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9 Things Your Dentist Does at Your Checkups

October 12, 2021

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patient learning about importance of routine dental checkups in Houston

Do you know everything your dentist checks for during your biannual appointments? Along with cleaning and cavity prevention, the importance of routine dental checkups is due to more factors than you may think. Continue reading for more information on what happens at these appointments and how your dentist uses them to ensure that your mouth remains as healthy as possible.

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4 Surprising Cavity-Causing Foods

September 8, 2021

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surprised woman with hands over mouth

Everyone knows that sugar is not good for your oral health. It’s the primary ingredient in candy, which is notorious for causing cavities in your mouth. Although most people know to eat these sweet treats in moderation, some other lesser-known foods and drinks are just as dangerous to your smile. That said, here are four foods that may surprise you with how much they contribute to the development of cavities.

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The Top 4 Tips for Easy Retainer Care!

September 2, 2021

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Close up of retainer with blue base in its case

If you just finished orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign, you’re probably itching to show off your newly straightened and beautiful set of teeth! However, your work isn’t done quite just yet. After spending significant time and money on your smile, it’s vital that you wear a retainer to protect your investment. With this final step comes some maintenance, which is why your dentist has included the top 4 retainer care tips to make your life easier.

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Root Canals: Affordable & Always Worth It!

August 28, 2021

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Woman in the dental chair who is experiencing dental pain

Regular checkups and cleanings are recommended twice a year to help avoid and prevent the need for root canal therapy. However, if you have dental pain or decay that requires this treatment, you may be worried about the cost. That’s why your dentist has included some important information about the factors that influence the price of root canals, plus the reason they’re surprisingly more cost-effective than your other options.

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