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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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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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Patient’s Guide to Choosing the Right Cosmetic & Dental Implant Specialist

Now that the majority of people have received their W-2’s, those that are fortunate enough to expect a refund are planning on putting that money to good use. Some might be taking that much needed vacation, remodeling a room in their house or treating themselves to the big screen TV they’ve always wanted. Some people however, are considering using their refund in a manner that can impact… 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… Read More »


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Patient’s Guide to Choosing the Right Dental Implant Specialist

Choosing the Right Cosmetic & Dental Implant Specialist All dentists are not created equal.  As if completing dental school was not enough, some dentists choose to pursue additional training that gives them a high level of specialized expertise and training.  A Prosthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed dental school but has also completed an additional three years of training and education in an American… Read More »


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New Year, New You, The Benefits Of A Great Smile

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? We sure did and like most people our resolutions tend to center around improving health, improving good habits, ceasing bad ones and basically anything we can do to improve ourselves. The reality of most resolutions though is that by February we usually start losing that momentum and forget what we resolved to do. What if we had reminders… Read More »


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Use Your Dental Benefits, Before You Lose Them.

As we race to the finish of 2017 and we will be ringing in 2018 before you know it. With a new year also comes a new calendar year for dental benefits as well as they reset on January 1st. Many people don’t realize that if you don’t use all of your dental benefits, they don’t roll over, you just lose them. That could be thousands of… Read More »


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4 Warning Signs of Dental Implant Failure

Getting a tooth implant procedure is not something anyone takes lightly. It is a very serious procedure that involves a very delicate part of the body that is essential to daily living. In all honesty so many things can go wrong with this type of procedure if it is not handled by an experienced professional; so it is easy to see why someone would be so anxious… Read More »


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3 Common Misconceptions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever been to a dentist at some point in your life? In all likelihood your answer to that question was probably a ‘yes’. However, cosmetic dentistry is significantly different than your generic dentist. Because of this, there are several misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry. We’ve listed three of the most common misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry. 1. It Must Be Too Expensive Any services or procedures related… Read More »


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6 Reasons Why Houston Will Soon Smile Again

Hurricane Harvey dealt a crippling blow to thousands of Houstonians. The past few weeks have been challenging, however there is no doubt that Houstonians will soon smile again. 1. The People You don’t have to try hard to find a news story or social media post about neighbors helping neighbors the past few weeks. It has been truly inspiring to see the true and loving character of… Read More »


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