You may have noticed at your last dental exam one of the staff members using a small intraoral camera in your mouth to take photos. These photos are very beneficial to helping us provide accurate dental care to our patients.
Texas Dental Hygienists are required to complete 12 continuing education hours per year. We strive each year to exceed the required hours to educate ourselves, our team, and our patients. Smiles by Burgess’ Dental hygienists Kim and Tina began the year by attending The Star of the South Dental Meeting presented by The Greater Houston Dental Society. The hygienists attended a class focused on patient medical history updates and how they can effect a patients dental needs.
We get it. A chipped or broken tooth probably isn’t the highlight of your year. But it is by no means the end of the world! Damaged teeth are very common and affect people of all ages. Fortunately, today’s crowns are realistic, durable and more convenient than ever. Once in place, no one will ever have to know you have a crown.
Smiles by Burgess has a dedicated, professional staff with years of hands-on dental experience. Each of our employees has been with us for several years, with two celebrating their 10th anniversary with us in 2017!
One of the things we are so proud of at Smiles by Burgess is the loyalty of our staff. Our newest team members have been here nearly four years already! This means that our patients get to see the same smiling faces at the front desk and in the chair when they come and visit us for their dental or oral health needs.
As our gift to you, all new patients that have a comprehensive exam and dental cleaning will receive FREE teeth whitening trays following their first visit at Smiles by Burgess!
Invisalign is a tooth alignment system that produces gorgeous results comfortably and conveniently. It differs from traditional braces, because the clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. If you’re looking to straighten your smile without drastically altering your daily life or appearance, Invisalign might be the perfect solution.
A dental bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth. It’s different than a crown, because it covers multiple teeth instead of just one and fills the gap where teeth are absent. Bridges have many benefits including improving your appearance and overall dental health. They also help with daily functions that can be hard to perform with missing teeth, such as eating or speaking.
Would you be shocked to learn that one American dies every hour of every day from oral cancer? That oral cancer has a higher death rate in the United States than cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, cancer of the brain, liver, kidneys, or ovaries?
The very center of a tooth is composed of blood vessels and nerves which are collectively called the “pulp”. This inner chamber containing the pulp is susceptible to infection when a tooth has an opening in the enamel that exposes the soft center of the tooth. Severe tooth decay, gum disease, a cavity or when a tooth is broken or chipped can all lead to an abscessed tooth.