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Fluoride helps protects Teeth

Family Dentistry for Pasadena and Deer Park Texas: Fluoride is still one of the best things in Dentistry for prevention of decay. Fluoride exerts its anti-decay properties by three different mechanisms.First, the presence of fluoride ion greatly enhances the precipitation into tooth structure of fluorapatite from calcium and phosphate ions present in saliva. This insoluble […]

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Athletic Mouthguards For Protection And Performance

A mouthguard is a flexible plastic appliance that is worn during recreational and athletic activities to protect the teeth from trauma or loss and to prevent jaw fractures, neck injuries and concussions. Mouthguards also minimize lacerated and bruised lips and cheeks by keeping these soft tissue areas away from the teeth.

Best Dental Implant Dentist La Porte TX

 La Porte Texas Dental Implant Dentist  Dr. Nugent loves doing Dental Implants. Dental Implants are the most secure, stable and long term solution to missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to mimic mother nature. The titanium cylinder anchors into the bone. Then the replacement tooth is crafted to fit on the dental implant. Nothing Dr. […]

Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) Dental Sedation

Dr. Nugent often hears, “Don’t take this personally, but I don’t want to be here.” Or, “I’d rather give birth than go to the dentist.” Dental visits are anxiety producing for some individuals and result in uncomfortable stressful situations. The good news is that Dr. Nugent has a lot of dental sedation options.

Michael R. Nugent DDS BEST Pasadena, TX Dentist

Pasadena Texas Family Dentist Dr. Nugent talks about Healthy Food for your Teeth: What we eat is significant to our overall health. General guidelines should include balance and moderation and should involve choices from the five major food groups Dairy [milk, yogurt, cheese] Meat [poultry, fish] Fruits Vegetables Whole grain [breads, cereals] What do we […]

Cold Sores and Fever Blister

Dr. Nugent is a dentist in Pasadena Texas. He focuses on Cosmetic, General, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Nugent sees patients of all ages. Todays Blog article is about Canker Sores.

Canker sores [apthous ulcers] are often confused with fever blisters [cold sores]. They are quite different, however. Canker sores are only found inside the mouth on the gums, cheeks, tongue or floor of the mouth. They cannot be transmitted from one individual to another.

Does My Dental Insurance Pay?

If you have dental insurance coverage, like most people, you want to know how much of the treatment will be covered and how much out-of-pocket expense will I have?

What Are Dental Implants? | Dental Implants Pasadena TX

Dental ImplantDental implants offer people an alternative to the traditional ways of replacing missing teeth. The actual implant is an artificial root [anchor] made from synthetic material, usually titanium metal.

The dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. It takes 3-6 months to fuse with the bone [called osseointegration]. An abutment [post] is attached to the implant and protrudes above the gum tissue. A replacement restoration is cemented or screwed to the implant abutment. Depending on the situation, dental implants can support a fixed crown or bridge or act as a stabilizing base for a full implant denture.

Pasadena TX Dentist | TMJ Headache

Chronic symptoms of the head and neck can often be attributed to:
  • Headache — the temporalis muscle (it closes and clenches the jaw)
  • Sinus pressure and pain — the lateral pterygoid muscles (it moves the jaw side to side and/or forward)
  • Neck stiffness and pain — trapezius muscle (it stabilizes the skull during jaw clenching and grinding)

Best Pasadena Texas Dentist

  Pasadena Texas Dentist Dr. Nugent: Just a reminder to have your Panoramic X-ray taken every couple of years. It is a very valuable piece of diagnostic information. The Panoramic X-ray offers a broad coverage of the facial bones and teeth and helps Dr. Nugent look for any abnormalities such as cysts or tumors. Dentistry […]

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