Back-to-school is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for health physicals, immunizations, and an equally important appointment – dental checkups. Until then, summer is the time when many kids slip out of their usual routines and perhaps even put their oral health at risk. Now is the time to zero in on […]
Millions of people are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time, ranging in ages as young as 7 to adult. With so many different types of treatment and techniques that seem to evolve rapidly, many people wonder what age is best for getting braces. At Briter Dental, we help patients better understand the reasons for […]
By the year 2030, approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population will be age 72 or older. It is a number that is growing rapidly, meaning more and more of dental patients are and will be of advanced age now and in the years to come. While the risk of oral health problems tends to […]
After weeks of off-and-on jaw discomfort, you decide to visit the dentist to find out the source of your symptoms. After a few x-rays and a quick exam, the dentist informs you that your wisdom teeth are impacted and will need to be surgically removed.
>How did this happen? Could you have done anything to […]
Haven’t Been to the Dentist in Years? Here’s What to Expect
Despite recommendations for dental check-ups every six months, we often see people in our Katy dental office who have not been to the dentist many years – sometimes decades! Chock it up to dental anxiety, no insurance, embarrassment, or perhaps just life getting in the […]
It’s that searing pain that shoots through your mouth when you bite into a cold Popsicle or drink a cup of hot coffee. You have sensitive teeth and the seemingly normal foods that other people seem to enjoy making you cringe at the thought of consuming them. Approximately 1 in 8 people suffer from the […]
Tooth Replacement Options – Which is Right for You?
Most adults are missing at least one permanent tooth, and many are missing several or even all of their teeth. Whether you are completely edentulous or still hanging on to most of your natural teeth, your options for tooth replacement are many. Some require more upkeep than […]
It’s normal to feel a little nervous about a visit to the dentist – particularly if you are visiting an office for the first time, about to undergo a new treatment, or concerned about a particular symptom you’ve been experiencing. However, your apprehension should never keep you from visiting your dentist’s chair. If it does, […]
If you’ve been told you need a root canal, don’t fear; despite their bad reputation for pain and discomfort, today’s advanced dental technology and sophisticated procedures make the process generally pain-free – similar to what you might experience getting a dental filling instead. So why do people still wince at the thought of getting one? […]
There are approximately 323 million people living in the U.S. Of them, about 120 million are missing at least one tooth and 36 million are completely edentulous. There are many reasons why someone could lose a permanent tooth, whether due to decay, periodontal disease, or even a trauma. If you lose an adult tooth, you […]