Uptown Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Uptown News & Tips

Our goal at Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is not to only be the leading source for Houston cosmetic dentistry, but to also serve as a resource to people with helpful knowledge, tips, and facts as you are doing your research on selecting a cosmetic dentist. We strive to be as transparent as possible and try to answer as many questions in our bi-weekly blogs.


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Veneers, but not from Ikea

Everyone loves to traipse around the Houston Ikea store, heading from fully laid out room to fully laid out room and ending with a plate of Swedish meatballs in the restaurant. Ikea is known for its affordable furniture and much of it relies on veneers. A dresser will have a thin veneer of a fine wood masking a lesser-looking wood that is making up the structure of… Read More »


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Patient Experience Story: All-on-4 Surgery

At Uptown Cosmetic & Dentistry, we love bringing joy to people’s lives by providing them with a smile they can be proud of. On the morning of her All-on-4 surgery, our patient shared with us that she has always wanted to fix her smile, but felt that she would never be able to do so. After her procedure, we showed her her new smile and she cried… Read More »


What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

In a modern big American city such as Houston, it may be hard to imagine a person without any teeth. Yet the American Dental Association estimates that at least 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Many of these people have tried full sets of dentures, but aren’t happy with the slipping, lack of being able to sense temperature, and the continued jawbone deterioration. Replacing… Read More »


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Dress Up Your Smile Heading into Party Season

OK, it’s still pretty toasty here in Houston despite supposedly being “fall.” But fall is coming and with it the holidays and party season. Between work, friends, and relatives, you’ll have plenty of parties and dinners to be a part of. Is your smile up to it? Many people come to Dr. Velasco and our team at Uptown Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants not because they have problems… Read More »


Addressing Your Entire Mouth

We all take the health of our teeth, gums, and jawbone for granted. We do the cursory home hygiene required, and just expect everything to keep on keeping on. But your oral health is complicated, involving the hard tissues of the teeth and jawbone, and the soft tissues of your gums and tongue. Sometimes things can really start heading south. Problems such as extensive decay, gum disease,… Read More »


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Healthy Habits: Drinking

Are you dealing with stained teeth? Your adult teeth are a part of you and will stay with you for the rest of your life. Protecting your teeth and your gums is extremely important to your overall health and well-being. The first step toward healthy teeth and gums is knowing exactly what foods and drinks are unhealthy and harmful. Lucky for you, all you have to do… Read More »


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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… 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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