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Keeping An Eye Out For Oral Cancer

During your twice-yearly exams with us at Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we want you to leave our Houston offices with sparkling teeth. But we have goals beyond that. Sure, removing tartar and plaque and polishing your teeth are important. But even more important is our examination for the signs of oral cancer. That’s why after Migné Reece, our talented hygienist, is finished with your teeth Dr.… Read More »

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Getting Ready for All-on-4 Dental Implants

If you’ve been missing most or all of your teeth, All-on-4 Dental Implants with Dr. Velasco and our team at Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry will be nothing short of life changing. The initial step of removing any remaining damaged teeth, placing the four implants on the top arch and bottom arch, and attaching your temporary full arch prostheses is all done in a single day, amazing… Read More »


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Dr. Velasco Highlighted on BestCompany

Dr. Velasco was recently quoted in an article on BestCompany discussing Dental Implants and Dental Insurance. Click the link below to read the article, and contact us to day to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Read Article


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Dental care now and then

Have you been to the dentist lately? Going to the dentist may be a relatively modern phenomenon, but did you know that people have been using toothpaste since about 500 B.C.? Back then, the ancient Greeks would use a mixture that contained iron rust and coral powder to clean their teeth. Toothbrushes, meanwhile, were bunches of tree twigs that people would chew on.Luckily, dental care has advanced… Read More »


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Brushing Your Teeth Twice A Day

Brushing your teeth properly will help prevent conditions such as gingivitis and tooth decay. If you aren’t brushing right with a soft-bristled brush you might be causing tooth abrasion or even damaging your gums. Follow these steps to brush your teeth the right way. Before you can brush, you have to floss your teeth. Flossing is an incredibly important, yet often neglected, part of oral health. It might be painful… Read More »


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Are Dentures A Better Value Than Implants?

One of the most visible and expressive features of a person is their smile. When you have a great looking, healthy smile it boosts your self image and gives you a more confident disposition. However, when you lose a tooth either to oral trauma, tooth decay or other disease—it can have a very damaging effect on how you see yourself. What Happens If I Lose A Tooth?… Read More »


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Dental (Teeth) Cleaning, Why?

Prevent cavities The whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing and dental cleanings. Stop tooth loss Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. As… Read More »


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What Are Veneers?

What are Veneers? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel during a series of in-office procedures. Why are Veneers Used in… Read More »


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Real People. Real Smiles. Mrs. Paxton’s Life Changing Story.

Everyone has their struggles in life, and this may sound strange to some, but my struggle has always been with my smile. To some people this will sound petty or superficial, but being self-conscious of your smile, having cracked, broken, and missing teeth, causes problems in life that many wouldn’t even consider – lower self-esteem, missed job opportunities, even lost friends. Dr. Velasco and Uptown Cosmetic &… Read More »


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Tips To Avoid Mouth Injuries

Injuries to the teeth and mouth are common. Approximately 80% of dental injuries affect one or more of the front teeth and may cause damage to soft tissues – the tongue, lips, and inner cheeks.In the very young child, injuries to baby teeth usually result from learning to walk. There may also be damage to the unerupted/impacted permanent teeth. Sports injuries are the main source of tooth and mouth injuries in older adolescents and adults. Up to 40%… Read More »


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