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What Causes Sleep Apnea and How to Resolve It?
Are you aware of the fact that there are certain ailments that wreck havoc in your personal life? Sleep Apnea[...]
What was your favorite part of summer?
It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves[...]
Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a[...]
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Tooth decay affects everyone, with studies reporting that 92% of adults have had a cavity at one point in their[...]
The Secret to Fresh Breath
Bad breath: We’ve all dealt with it. You’ve been around people who have it and, like it or not, you[...]
Is soda really bad for your teeth?
You take a sip of soda – and someone remarks, “That’s going to ruin your teeth!” Is that true? Is[...]
What to Look for when Choosing a Mouthwash
Mouthwash is important for more than just keeping your breath fresh and smelling great. Combined with other forms of dental[...]
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cavities
Most people know when they have a cavity—they can either see it on their tooth or... ouch! They can feel[...]
The Secret to Lifelong Teeth Whitening
Have you ever noticed your attention being instantly drawn to peoples’ teeth when they smile at you? Some people have[...]
Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?
A study conducted in Washington State in 2004 and another conducted in Madrid, Spain in 2012 both reported findings that[...]
Fun Facts for the Fourth
The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks,[...]
Women’s Hormones and Oral Health
At FMS Dental, we know that hormones affect a woman's mood, but did you know they can also impact the[...]
What’s the best dental floss?
Dental floss is similar to a lot of products that depend mainly on the consumer’s preference. Fact is, floss comes[...]
Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches and Abscesses
You never know when a dental problem may arise. Unfortunately, they don’t necessarily occur during office hours. Dr. Melanie and[...]
June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!
The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role[...]
The Evolution of the Toothbrush
Oral hygiene has always been an important part of maintaining overall health. For thousands of years, humans have found ways[...]
Memorial Day
Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and[...]
Oral Health Problems: An indicator of overall health problems?
If you are like many people, you might think of your oral health as separate from your overall health. After[...]
Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!
A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too[...]
May Marks National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
The merry month of May also happens to be National Fitness and Sports Month, so take advantage of the warmer[...]
Chewing Gum: Fact and Fiction
Remember all the things your parents would tell you when you were growing up to scare you away from doing[...]
Every Day is Earth Day
During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public[...]
Dental Veneers and Smile
If you want to fix staining, large gaps, fillings, chipped teeth, or the overall shape of your teeth, this may[...]
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Happy Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We know oral cancer can be kind of a scary topic, but it’s worth using[...]
Is your child a mouth breather?
Have you ever watched to see if your child is breathing through his or her mouth? Breathing through the mouth[...]
When to Begin Dental Care for Your Baby
Children’s oral health differs from the needs of adults in many ways. It’s vital for you to understand what your[...]
St. Patrick’s Day
On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage.[...]
March is National Nutrition Month!
While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics[...]
How to Handle a Dental Emergency
Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities.[...]
Alleviating Anxiety before Your Implant Procedure
Does the thought of getting a dental implant put knots in your stomach? There are many people who don't enjoy[...]
How safe are dental X-rays?
Dr. Melanie and Dr. Farnam and our staff rely on digital X-rays to help us diagnose oral conditions and process[...]
Radiation and the Safety of Dental X-Rays
It is not uncommon to be concerned about your safety when you have dental X-rays performed. Putting on a heavy[...]
Sleep Apnea: How we can help
At FMS Dental, we understand that getting high-quality sleep is vital to maintaining your overall health. Insufficient sleep can lead[...]
Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!
We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally[...]
Oral Health during Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, as you eagerly wait for the birth[...]
The Link Between HPV and Oral Cancer
Cancer has become a common word, and it seems like there is new research about it every day. We know[...]
Adults Can Get Cavities Too
Sure, you brush your teeth and floss regularly, so you might think you’re off the hook when it comes to[...]
Does chronic stress impact periodontal health?
Many studies over the past several years have focused on this question. Since we will all face stressful situations during[...]
Thanksgiving Trivia
At FMS Dental we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Dr. Melanie and Dr. Farnam wanted[...]
Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath
Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious[...]
What is a crown?
Dr. Melanie and Dr. Farnam and our team at FMS Dental hear this question all the time. Millions of people[...]
How Computers Help Dental Implants Look Natural
Never before have dental implants looked as natural and aesthetically pleasing as they do today. With the help of computer-aided[...]
Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more!
All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is[...]
How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?
With children undergoing developmental dental changes and engaging in rough-and-tumble activities, dental emergencies can sometimes arise. If your child knocks[...]
Why is replacing missing teeth important?
When we talk about teeth, every single one of yours counts. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to injury or[...]
What’s on your fall reading list?
How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a[...]
Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities
There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our Houston office, are more[...]
Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth
Women using medication to treat a variety of medical conditions are often unaware of the potential side effects. One common[...]
Tooth Worms? The History of Cavities and Tooth Fillings
Scientists have discovered tooth decay in specimens that are more than 15,000 years old. The ancients once thought that cavities[...]
September is National Gum Care Month!
Can you believe it's already September? At FMS Dental, we know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can[...]
Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school[...]
What type of toothpaste is right for you?
Toothpaste no longer comes in simple choices of fluoride and fresh breath. Paste is not even the only option! You[...]
Periodontics and Pregnancy
Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part[...]
Is it possible to over brush?
Our team at FMS Dental will tell you brushing on a regular basis is critical for a healthy mouth, but[...]
How much calcium does my child need?
When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow[...]
Why should I have my child’s wisdom teeth removed?
The wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent molars to emerge from the gums. This can occur as early[...]
Is dairy crucial to my child’s oral health?
Healthy eating, combined with regular physical activity, plays a vital role in your child’s health and well-being. Dairy foods are[...]