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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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Better Teeth through Electricity

Sure, we give our patients a trusty toothbrush when they visit our Houston offices. But we’d be happy to give up that, and maybe give you more floss instead.  It’s not that we don’t love the toothbrush and want you to brush for two minutes twice each day. It’s that we’d like you to switch to an electric toothbrush.  This isn’t some novelty item that only adds… Read More »


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Four Common Myths About Porcelain Veneers

At Uptown, Dr. Velasco is a big fan of porcelain veneers. They are a great cosmetic solution to issues with your teeth affecting their appearance. Your teeth could be stained from a reaction to tetracycline when you were a child. You could have a chip or a crack in one or two teeth. You may have gaps between some teeth. You may have teeth that have been… Read More »


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Five Reasons You’re a Great Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants

If you’re missing a bunch of teeth, if most of your teeth on an arch are badly damaged or decayed, or if you have dentures that slip and are troublesome, odds are you’ve thought about dental implants. A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth. The implant gets its name from the titanium implant that is screwed down into the jawbone in the hole formerly… Read More »


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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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Can You Print a Dental Implant?

We’ve all heard of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. It seems mind-boggling in some ways, as the process takes a digital file and then “prints” the data layer by layer until the object is now a three-dimensional item. The process is called “additive” because the printer lays down successive layers of material until the object is created. You could think of it, in a way,… Read More »


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Five Ways a New Smile Can Improve Your Love Life

Sometimes people can discount the value in having certain dental procedures performed. Their thinking can be twofold. First, they’re my teeth and tooth enamel is as hard as a rock, so what’s going to happen? Second, who’s looking at my smile anyway? What’s a gap for a missing tooth or a snaggle tooth going to matter? At Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry we beg to differ…seriously. Since… Read More »


New Smile for a New Year with Porcelain Veneers

After the year we just had, we all deserve to treat ourselves to a little something, you know, for the effort! Dr. Velasco thinks you deserve a new smile for the New Year, and we can give you just that with the application of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth. You can use a… Read More »


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Wow Your Family and Friends with a Perfect Smile this Holiday Season

We’d all like to have a perfect smile, but no one does. A couple teeth could be a bit crooked; there could be a slight gap; maybe some permanent stains from tetracycline; possibly a chipped corner or two. During this oddest of years, this stubborn virus has allowed you to conveniently hide any flaws with your smile behind an omnipresent mask. But what if you could show… 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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Use It or Lose It? Dental Insurance and the End of the Year.

At Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, our goal is to give our patients from Houston and the surrounding areas healthy teeth and gums that they can smile about. But there’s one thing that would make anyone frown, no matter how great his or her smile. That’s leaving dental insurance dollars unused. That’s why we encourage you to schedule an appointment soon to get the most out of… Read More »


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