Dr. O'Keefe's Blog
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.
March 28, 2017
You’re finally ready to address your missing teeth and fill in the blank spots in your smile. You’re not sure what replacement teeth option would work for you, though. You’ve heard that dental implants in Memorial Houston are the best way to restore your teeth to their former glory, but are you a good candidate for this procedure? In this post, you’ll learn more about dental implants and find out if this procedure would be ideal for you from Dr. Terrence O’Keefe.
February 6, 2017
In the past several decades, examinations of American military recruits showed that our citizen’s teeth were in poor shape. Only a small percentage of people took good care of their teeth. Researchers could blame the individuals for not taking initiative to have good oral hygiene, but only so much. There were no guidelines for how often you should see a dentist. Many dentists in the past focused on fixing dental problems rather than preventing them. Your dentist in Memorial Houston cares about your oral health. Dr. Terrence O’Keefe is ready to conduct preventive routine checkups our Houston citizens need. He also provides each patient with information on how to properly care for your teeth at home, keeping smiles healthy and bright for years to come.