Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrom – What is it?

If your mouth sometimes feels like a hot, dry sauna, you are not alone. This is called burning mouth syndrome which can be related to a variety of diseases, infections, and medications. If you have a dry, burning sensation on your tongue, hard palate, lips or anywhere in your mouth, call Dr. Dernick at Smiles of Memorial to plan a …

sensitive teeth

How To Care For Sensitive Teeth

It’s a hot summer day and you take a big, delicious bite into a bowl of rocky road ice cream. Just as the chocolate and vanilla hit your tongue a sharp, painful stabbing pain fills your tooth. This situation is all too common for people with sensitive teeth. At Smiles of Memorial, we want to help you enjoy the hot …

Candy

Eat Candy And Have A Healthy Smile

Spring has sprung! This is the time of year children start to ask for spring goodies, like peeps, jelly beans, and chocolate. If your worried about how this will affect the health of their teeth, you’re not alone. However, at Smiles of Memorial, Dr. Dernick promotes a healthy way to eat candy without damaging the health of your teeth.   …

Saliva

What’s Up With Saliva?

At times, saliva can seem like a liquidy nuisance making your mouth uncomfortably watery. Other times, saliva is nowhere to be found and your mouth feels like a desert in the middle of summer. So, what does saliva really do and how can it help your oral and overall health. Let’s take a deeper dive into the watery world of saliva. …

Do You Really Need to Fill Your Cavity?

At Smiles of Memorial, Dr. Dernick and his team hear this question often. It is a valid one. When a dentist, like Dr. Dernick, tells you that you have a cavity and need a dental filling, do you ever wonder, “but, do I really need a filling?”. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of getting a filling to learn …

All About Oral Cancer

Dr. Dernick and his team at Smiles of Memorial in Houston, Texas want to ensure that you have good oral and overall health. One way they do this is by providing a complimentary oral cancer screening during regular exams. In this blog, we will discuss some risk factors for developing oral cancer, common signs and symptoms, and what you can …

Common Dental Emergencies

Whether you were in a recent accident, had a traumatic fall, or have a toothache you may have a dental emergency. Many patients discount their pain and do not visit Dr. Dernick and his team when they have a true dental emergency because they think it is not a ‘big deal’. Well, if you are in excruciating pain or you …

What Dental Procedures are Considered Cosmetic?

Investing in your oral health is one of the best decisions you can make. Not only will it improve your confidence, but it can also improve your overall health. There are numerous chronic diseases linked to poor oral health, including heart disease and diabetes. First, we will discuss the difference between preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.  Preventative vs. Restorative vs. …

How Does Aging Affect My Oral Health?

Numerous physiological changes occur through aging. Just as you feel aging in your bones and muscles, you may feel aging related to your oral health. However, do not worry. Aging is a natural process and with the right care, you can maintain good oral health as you age.  Normal Wear And Tear Grinding, eating, and rubbing your teeth together causes normal …