Oral Cancer Screening in Houston, Texas

Oral Cancer – It’s Important to Spot it Early!

Oral cancer can be a dangerous disease if not found early. An oral cancer screening from Dr. Dernick and his team at Smiles of Memorial scan patients for oral cancer during their yearly dental exam. This is one reason why the oral health team encourages patients to complete bi-annual dental visits. Prevention is one of the best ways to reduce …

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 …

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 …