Can I Go To The Dentist With A Cold?

If you feel sick with watery eyes, a runny nose, cough, or sore throat before your dental visit, don’t cancel your visit with the dentist. As a rule of thumb, you should never cancel your visit at Smiles of Memorial in Houston, Texas, even if sick, unless you have a good reason. That’s because your oral health is very important …

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked Tooth Syndrome: Is It The Cause Of Your Toothache?

The set of symptoms that make-up cracked tooth syndrome are not always easy to see. The symptoms that do appear can be easily missed or not seen on an x-ray. However, if you have had a toothache and tooth sensitivity for a long period of time, you should talk to Dr. Dernick and his Smiles of Memorial team about the …

common brushing mistakes

Common Brushing Mistakes

The best way to protect your teeth from tooth decay, gum disease, or oral cancers is by brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each. However, if you adjust a few common mistakes most patients make while brushing your teeth could be healthier. Rough Scrubbing Adding more muscle to your brushing routine does not give your teeth a …

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety before or during your dental procedure is a common experience for many patients. At Smiles of Memorial, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. Below are a few tips to reduce your dental anxiety.   Tell Us Your Concerns Our goal at Smiles of Memorial is to make you feel relaxed. We strive to create open communication …