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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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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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Things You Should Know About Dental Implants—But Probably Don’t

Whenever you’ve been to the dentist, you’ve likely seen models or literature regarding braces, crowns or dentures—but what about dental implants? Many people aren’t all that familiar with dental implants ironically; even though they are a much better solution than bridges and crowns. What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is a dental prosthetic that actually replaces the root of a failed tooth. Just like a tooth… 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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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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