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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.


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 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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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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