Dr. O'Keefe's Blog
July 15, 2018
According to the Commonwealth Fund, 32 percent of U.S. adults skipped their routine dental visits in 2016. By skipping just one bi-annual visit, you’re at higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and even serious debilitating diseases like oral cancer. Visiting the dentist is about so much more than getting a simple cleaning.
It’s an opportunity to confirm serious problems aren’t present. If they are, routine visits to a dentist in Memorial Houston will help you catch them and prevent these three common issues.
July 8, 2018
If you’re tired of dealing with a dentist that doesn’t listen to you, doesn’t make you feel comfortable, and can’t seem to meet you or your family’s needs, it may be time to search for a new dentist in Memorial Houston. However, if you’ve had this dentist for a long time or you grew up with them, it can be hard to know where to start.
Consider these four steps when choosing a new dentist and you’ll be far more prepared.
June 29, 2018
You no longer have limited options for restoring your missing teeth. Whereas the only choice used to be dentures that merely rest on the gums, patients can now experience the benefits of having a procedure done that will provide a level of security and stability that is only matched by having the natural roots themselves in place. As you read on, you’ll learn about the many benefits of dental implants in Memorial Houston and how much they cost on average.
June 20, 2018
Thanks to the continued advances in the world of dentistry, there’s now a way to address several oral health issues with a simple, yet effective, custom mouthguard from your dentist in Memorial Houston. As you read on, you’ll learn about the many different problems that wearing a nighttime oral device can aid in correcting.
May 15, 2018
In your quest for excellent dental health, you’re looking for an edge – a simple change you can make that’ll take your oral hygiene to the next level. Your desire is being answered because your dentist in Memorial Houston is here to explain how to enhance your oral care by brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush. As you read on, you’ll learn why this is the better option.
May 5, 2018
Does the look of your teeth really matter? According to a recent study, it does, as three-fourths of the people polled said they’d trust a person with nice looking teeth more than someone with a high-powered job, flashy car or stylish wardrobe. Knowing, then, the potential impact of your smile, how can you improve it? Your cosmetic dentist in Memorial Houston is here to explain how cosmetic bonding provides a quick and easy solution for your smile imperfections.
April 15, 2018
April has been designated as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. As a result, dentists around the country have joined together to encourage everyone to get an oral cancer screening. Their hope is to reverse the trend of increased diagnoses of this disease, as over 40,000 people will be affected in 2018. Your dentist in Memorial is doing his part by weighing in on the importance of attending semi-annual checkups, where you’ll receive a full oral cancer screening. Read on to learn more about how you can prevent this disease.
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.