Dr. O'Keefe's Blog
March 27, 2018
If you have dental pain, you should know that’s something that you should never ignore. Dental pain is always just the start of your dental problems—just a quick hint that you could be facing much more detrimental damage to your smile.
In many cases, when people let their dental pain ride out for too long, they could risk losing their natural teeth because of an infection. However, if you get the treatment you need early on—like root canal therapy from a dentist in Memorial—you might just be able to save your natural smile! Learn more about how to determine if you need a root canal in this week’s blog post!
February 2, 2018
Have you noticed that your gums bleed easily? Are they puffy, swollen or irritated? Your dentist in Memorial says that these could be signs of gum disease and that they shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is because what seems like simply an oral issue could very easily lead to more serious problems. He will reveal the little-known connection between the health of your gums and your heart as you continue reading.
January 4, 2018
It’s a new year, and you’re full of excitement and hopefulness about the possibilities that it holds. As normal, you are contemplating what goals you will aim for, but your Memorial dentist in Houston suggests that you take an unconventional approach for the upcoming calendar cycle. He recommends that you place improved oral health in the top tier of your list. Read on to learn why this is one of the best resolutions that you can set, and how preventive dentistry can make the upcoming year one of the most productive ones you’ve ever had.
October 25, 2017
The health and appearance of your smile is important to you, which is why you are proactive about your home oral hygiene and pay monthly premiums for insurance coverage. However, while you pay for your coverage, you may not visit your dentist in the Memorial area of Houston as often as you should. If you are among the 36% of adults who did not schedule an appointment this year, you are not only placing your oral health at risk but also allowing your dental benefits to go unused. As the end of the year approaches, now is the time to make the most of your dental insurance.
September 16, 2017
After every meal, do you have a persistent sweet tooth that just won’t quit? You had a healthy salad and tall glass of water, but your taste buds are just craving some ice cream.
Having sugar is good when enjoyed in moderation, but what happens to your teeth when you overindulge? Your dentist is Memorial Houston is here to speak to you about sugar and its effects on the smile.
August 31, 2017
According to one CDC report, nearly half of adults age 30 and over have some form of gum disease, while roughly 70 percent of people age 65 and over have the condition. Discussions on oral health often center around teeth, but your gums are just as important as your pearly whites. Unhealthy gums can even lead to tooth loss. To avoid future pain and inconvenience, you should be alert to any signs of gum disease. If you suspect that not all is right with your gums, visit your dentist in Memorial Houston right away so you can tackle the problem.
July 24, 2017
Have you always wanted a flawless smile you look forward to sharing in family photos or that makes you feel more confident? For many Houston area patients, Dr. Terrence O’Keefe has just the solution you need to quickly, comfortable create a picture-perfect smile. Porcelain veneers are thin sheathes of high quality porcelain we fuse to the front facing surfaces of teeth to completely transform teeth without requiring patients to invest great amounts of time or money in a treatment plan. If you’d like to find out more about porcelain veneers or any of our cosmetic dentistry solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team to schedule your cosmetic consultation.
June 20, 2017
It’s easy to invest countless dollars and time in products to whiten your teeth. For some patients, over the counter whitening products can be effective. But, for the majority of people seeking teeth whitening, the non-professional products won’t provide the results they’ve been longing for nor last nearly as long as they need them to. The best way to determine the best options for teeth whitening in Memorial Houston is to visit Dr. Terrence O’Keefe. Dr. O’Keefe can examine your smile and help you determine the most effective teeth whitening solution to fit your budget and timeline.
May 18, 2017
Did you know that only about 30% of Americans floss their teeth once a day? That means that almost three quarters of the population doesn’t floss at all, or only engages in this important habit a few times a week. To prevent gum disease, protect against cavities, and keep your smile sparkling and healthy, you should follow these tips on flossing from your premier dentist in Memorial Houston. In this post, Dr. Terrence O’Keefe explains the benefits of this part of your oral hygiene routine, and how to floss correctly.
April 18, 2017
Should you be concerned about oral cancer? Dr. Terrence O’Keefe, your dentist in Memorial Houston, routinely screens his patients for this deadly disease because it strikes thousands of American adults each year. He wants his patients to understand its symptoms and risks, too, especially during April, Oral Cancer Awareness Month.