Search for “dentist near me” and that’s all you’ll get—dentists who have offices near you. However, if you’re looking for a dentist that is conveniently located near your home or work and that will provide a comprehensive offering of dental services, then you’ve found him! Sugar Land dentist Dr. Paul Davey and his team are well-trained and experienced professionals. They use state-of-the-art technology to give you and your family outstanding treatment, whether your appointment is for a routine dental checkup or a more complex procedure. Read on to learn more about the services we offer.
As a parent, you take great pride in ensuring your child grows strong and healthy. However, one area many parents overlook is dental health. Since the baby teeth eventually fall out, too many parents underestimate the importance of teaching oral hygiene habits from an early age. However, the younger you start teaching children to care for their teeth, the more likely these habits will carry over into adulthood for a lifetime healthy smile. As a children’s dentist in Sugar Land, we encourage you to set the right foundation for a lifelong commitment to oral health.
The American Dental Association recommends individuals of all ages brush their teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. Flossing is an important once a day habit. Does it matter which kind of toothbrush you use? Learn about electric and non-electric brushes and the pros and cons of each from Dr. Paul Davey, your dentist in Sugarland, TX. (more…)
Seeing Dr. Paul Davey, the dentist Sugar Land, TX, trusts, twice each year for dental checkups is an important component of maintaining your best oral health and your overall well-being. Let’s take a look at 10 reasons why Dr. Davey wants to see you and all the members of your family every six months for a dental cleaning and exam.
Have you flossed your teeth today? You should have taken care of it this morning, but you’d be surprised how many patients completely forego flossing. If you have yet to floss, that’s okay. Just as long as you’re doing it at least once a day after a meal. Many patients don’t realize just how vital flossing is for oral health. Sure, brushing your teeth is very important, but it’s just one-half of the equation to achieving great oral health. Flossing isn’t hard to accomplish, it just requires a certain level of dedication. When you consider the alternative to not flossing, it’s easy to see why it’s vital for optimal oral health.
Not everyone knows how to floss properly, but with a little guidance you can start improving your oral health. Our Sugar Land, TX office has a dental staff that is both professional in everything they do and friendly towards all of our patients. Our general dentistry services are designed to keep your oral health in fantastic shape, and good at-home dental hygiene is a part of that. Dr. Davey is a general dentist that Sugar Land and other residents can trust to help keep their oral health intact. If you have no clue how to floss or could use a refresher, you’ve come to the right place
You’ve probably been told to brush your teeth when you wake up and before you fall asleep since you were very young. You may not even think about it anymore. However, that unconscious brushing might not be doing you as much good as you think. According to a recent study, most patients are still utilizing brushing techniques they used as children, and don’t brush long enough for optimal effectiveness. At the practice of your Sugar Land, TX dentist, Dr. Paul Davey, we want you to make the most of your brushing. Twice annual checkups can help you maintain excellent oral health for life, but proper brushing can extend that clean, healthy smile between visits. Call to schedule an appointment or find out more about proper at-home hygiene.
If you’re tired or sore, sensitive, or bleeding gums, contact Dr. Davey today. These are all clear signs that you may have periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is an inflammation and infection which slowly destroys the bone and gum tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal disease affects nearly 75% of Americans at some point and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. If you suspect that you have a gum infection, schedule a periodontal disease treatment appointment with Dr. Davey and Texas Got Smile today. Dr. Davey is an experienced general and family dentist, now proudly serving families daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Periodontal Disease Develop?
In a word, plaque. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria and enamel eroding acids which cling to the surfaces of your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing can remove most, but certainly not all plaque, especially around your gum line. The bacteria in plaque deteriorate gums and supporting tissues over time. In fact, plaque that is not completely removed within 48 hours can harden into a rough deposit called tartar which can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning.
Do You Have Periodontal Disease?
- Chronic bad breath
- Red, swollen, or sensitive gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loosened or shifting teeth
- Receding gums or elongated teeth
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
If you have periodontal disease, the first treatment step will include comprehensive scaling and root planing to disinfect and smooth out periodontal pockets. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from deep below the gum line to keep bacteria from accumulating again.
Because periodontal disease can often progress painlessly, you may not even be aware a problem exists. Don’t allow periodontal disease to destroy your dental health. Schedule an appointment for periodontal disease treatment with Dr. Davey and Texas Got Smile today. Dr. Davey is a highly qualified general and family dentist. Texas Got Smile delivers quality care daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the neighboring cities.
Do you find it difficult to breathe at night? If you have nightly trouble with breathing or loud uncontrollable snoring, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder characterized by thunderous snoring, pauses in breathing, and shallow breaths during sleep. These breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur over thirty times per hour. Once normal breathing resumes a loud snort or choking sound can often be heard. Untreated sleep apnea can make a restful night’s sleep impossible. As a result of this poor sleep quality, you may become tired and less productive during the day. Sleep apnea can also lead to more serious medical issues. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. Make your sleep apnea therapy appointment with Dr. Davey today for the restful night’s sleep you need to stay healthy. Dr. Davey is an experienced sleep apnea doctor. Texas Got Smile delivers quality care daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
Although not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, the most common sign of sleep apnea is loud, incessant snoring, followed by pauses and choking or gasping sounds. The snoring is usually the loudest when you sleep on your back. Family members are often the first to notice these issues. You may not even be aware of the problems until a loved one points them out. Another common sign of sleep apnea is fighting sleepiness during the day, or being unable to focus or concentrate. You may also find yourself rapidly falling asleep during the quiet moments.
What Are Your Sleep Apnea Therapy Options?
- CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure): CPAP is the most common treatment for sleep apnea in adults. CPAP uses a small face mask and a machine that gently blows air into your throat as you sleep. The pressure from the air helps keep your airway open. However CPAP treatment is not well tolerated by everyone. CPAP may cause side effects like stuffy nose, irritated skin, dry mouth, stomach bloating, and headaches.
- Oral Appliance Therapy: For those who wish to avoid CPAP, Dr. Davey offers oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea relief. An oral appliance is a custom-fitted plastic mouthpiece. The mouthpiece can be worn during sleep to adjust your lower jaw and tongue. This will keep your airways open while you sleep to gently relive your sleep apnea symptoms.
Sleep apnea can often go undiagnosed. There are no blood tests that can diagnose the condition, and most people who have sleep apnea don’t know they have it until a family member complains of their snoring. If you suspect that you, or someone close to you, is suffering from sleep apnea, make an appointment with Dr. Davey today. Sleep apnea therapy can help you restore your quality of life. Dr. Davey is a highly qualified sleep apnea specialist. Texas Got Smile proudly serves families daily throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the neighboring areas.
Unexplained headaches, ear aches, neck pain, and jaw stiffness, can all be signs of a degenerative group of conditions known as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. Your temporomandibular joints are located just in front of each ear and are responsible for regulating the muscles that open and close your jaw. TMJ disorders can occur when the chewing muscles and the temporomandibular joint stop working properly. When this happens, the surrounding muscles cramp and spasm becoming part of a cycle that results in tissue damage, pain, reduced functioning, and muscle tenderness. If you suspect that your pain and discomfort are associated with TMJ disorder, make an appointment with Dr. Davey today for your TMJ disorder evaluation. Dr. Davey and his experienced and caring team at Texas Got Smile can help you find answers and relief. Texas Got Smile proudly restores smiles throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
What Are the Signs of TMJ Disorder?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should seek TMJ disorder treatment as soon as possible:
- Pain in or around the ear that often spreads to the face
- Tenderness of the jaw and surrounding muscles
- Clicking or popping noises when opening or closing your mouth
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- Jaws that get stuck or locked in place
- Pain from yawning, chewing, or opening your mouth widely
- Chronic headaches or neck aches
Dr. Davey has received many hours of extensive additional training in the treatment of TMJ disorders from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Davey utilizes the latest research and technology to treat TMJ disorders including: K7 and TENS technology, as well as electromyography and sonography. Texas Got Smile can offer a range of non-invasive treatments like stress reducing techniques, strengthening exercises, alternating hot and cold compresses, headache treatments, and oral appliances. You can make an appointment with Dr. Davey at Texas Got Smile today to immediately relieve your TMJ disorder symptoms. Dr. Davey is a highly qualified general and restorative dentist. Texas Got Smile proudly serves patients throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy, and nearby areas.
If you have misshaped, discolored or uneven teeth, dental veneers may be a great option to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are a shell or thin layer of tooth colored porcelain or composite resin that can be placed over the surface of your teeth. Veneers can either be made by a dental technician in laboratory or by your dentist directly on your teeth during your appointment. If you have a severe case of dullness, wear, discoloration, extensive chipping, cracking, spacing or uneven teeth, then porcelain veneers may be your best option. Veneers protect the surface of your damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Veneers are extremely durable, and don’t’ require disruption of tooth structure as do crowns. If you want to repair your smile, contact Dr. Davey’s Sugar Land, TX dentist office today for an appointment.
Veneers and Bonding
Bonding refers to direct composite veneers. This is an inexpensive yet effective way to fix small chips, cracks and discoloration in your teeth. The dentist may perform a diagnostic examination before giving dental veneer treatment to identify any oral health concerns that must be addressed before veneer placement. The dentist will work with you to select the best tooth color for you from a special shading chart. Imaging technologies can also provide you with a preview of your new smile.
The Veneers Process
First, your dentist will likely administer a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable during the tooth preparation phase and placement of the veneer. Your natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it with a small handheld rotational cutting device called a bur. If you are getting direct composite resin veneers, the dentist then apply the chosen shade of composite to your teeth, shape the material and then harden it using a high intensity light. The dentist may then need to apply additional layers of composite to achieve the desired shape, length and form of your smile. When the entire composite is placed, the veneers will be finished and polished. If you are receiving porcelain veneers, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which a mold of your mouth will be made. This impression may then be sent to an outside laboratory where the veneers will be fabricated.
Quality Veneers in Sugar Land, TX
If you are considering restorative procedures such as veneers or bonding, the first step is to make an appointment with Dr. Davey to discuss which options are best for your individual circumstances. Dr. Davey will first ensure that your teeth are healthy and ready for cosmetic procedures. Dr. Davey proudly serves resident throughout Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Richmond, Katy and surrounding communities.