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The Oral Irrigator: Sixty Years of History and How It Helps Your Oral Health

The key element for good oral health is good and consistent habits. It’s why smart oral hygiene campaigns start by targeting children when they are in elementary-school age. Forming good habits early goes a long way. Brushing well one day a week won’t do a whole lot. Brushing effectively every day will prove the best […]

Teeth Health Tips: The Worst Foods for Your Teeth & Cavities 

Most people might not think too much about their teeth. That is, of course, until something goes wrong. Then suddenly their chompers/gnashers/fangs/food smashers have their undivided attention. For many, it is not until we feel that pang or sting of pain that we stop and analyze the problem. By the time we feel pain, however, […]

Deep Digging for Wisdom Teeth: Why We Have Them and Today’s Extractions

A rite of passage. A horror story we all share. The well-known surgery, the swollen cheeks, the proceeding soup and jello eating for several days. For many young adults, the removal of these pesky teeth is simply standard operating procedure. For our ancestors, these large teeth were very valuable assets. In the modern-day, we think […]

A Bite Out of History: Dentistry During War Time

The battles of today are quite different from battles that happened in the early and mid 20th century. Soldiers today get rotations and come home or leave front lines after a few months. When it came to World War I and World War II, soldiers would be overseas and sometimes near the front lines for […]

The Facts Behind Coffee And Your Teeth

Every night before bed, I prep my coffee maker to start brewing when my alarm clock goes off. First thing every morning, as soon as I get out of bed, I pour a cup to activate my brain and get me going. I’m sure I’m not alone on this one. As satisfying as it is […]

Achieving the Smile of Your Dreams with Cosmetic Dentistry

As humans, we are born with what we are given. Unlike other creatures such as certain insects, birds, and amphibians that molt their exoskeletons, feathers, and skin regularly, we humans often have to deal with the hand we are dealt with, lookswise. The genes of our parents (and grandparents, great grandparents, ad nauseam) often dictate […]

How Did People Clean Their Teeth Before Toothpaste?

Toothpaste: A Taste of the Good Life There are so many fantastic things to appreciate about living with modern conveniences. Wireless internet. Smartphones. Keyless cars. And toothpaste.  If you’re wondering why toothpaste is on the same list as wireless internet, then you haven’t thought about what life was like before our modern version of toothpaste! […]

The Power of a Smile: Improve Your Life By Smiling More Often!

According to many psychologists, smiling can make you feel happier. Even if you’re down in the dumps and it feels like your entire world is crumbling around you, you can try smiling (even though it might feel silly at first), and you might feel a flicker of joy spark within your heart. Sounds almost like […]

Dental Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers: What You Need to Know

Dental crowns, bridges, and veneers are one of the many tools that dental professionals utilize to improve people’s teeth and overall health. At Lee Trevino Dental, we’ve helped countless patients over the years to correct their dental health and find their best smile. However, we find that many people are confused about the process behind […]

Scrumptious and Beneficial Foods for Your Dental Health

We are always told to stray away from chips, soda, and candy as these foods are infamous for sitting on and rotting our teeth over time. Although we are never really told which foods our dental health can actually benefit from. Just like the way vitamin C in our leafy greens keeps us growing and […]