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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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Can Any Dentist Do Cosmetic Dentistry?

So you’ve decided that you want to get some cosmetic work done on your teeth, but which dentist should you choose? The truth is that a lot of dentists out there will not be able to give you the beautiful smile you are looking for. The reason why? There is a lack of guidelines governing who can call themselves a cosmetic dentist. Any dentist who has completed… Read More »


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These 6 Celebrities Have Had Cosmetic Dental Makeovers

People often look at your smile first. Celebrities especially know this truth because their careers depend, in part, on their looks. How do these celebrities obtain such captivating smiles? The answer is cosmetic dentistry. Let’s take a look at some of the celebs who have had cosmetic dental makeovers done over the years. 50 Cent Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s teeth have undergone a huge transformation over the… Read More »


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This Disease is the Top Cause of Tooth Loss in Adults

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. The disease’s slow onset is partially to blame. It’s not something that you catch overnight or recover from with a few days of rest. The prevention, development, and treatment of gum disease are all ongoing processes. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky, colorless film that gradually builds up on teeth. Plaque… Read More »


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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly? 4 Tips to a Better Brush

Toothbrushes have been around for thousands of years. Thankfully, they aren’t made of twigs, bones, horsehair, and feathers anymore. Modern toothbrushes are made of nylon bristles and plastic handles, and you’ve likely been using one since you were a kid. We learn how to brush our teeth early in life and by the time we are adults, it’s something we do without even thinking about it. There’s… Read More »


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4 Beneficial Effects of Smiling

No one needs to explain what a smile is. It’s a universal human expression that we’ve seen and used throughout our entire lives. Babies are said to even smile in the womb. Smiles are our responses to happiness, friendliness, humor, and a host of other positive feelings and situations. But there is more to smiling than meets the eye. Smiling is linked to endorphins. These are the… Read More »


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Do You Grind Your Teeth? It Can Cost You in the Long Run

They say acceptance is the first step to recovery, but you have to be aware of a problem in order to accept it and eventually confront it. That’s the scary thing about undetectable problems. They are silent, slow killers and by the time you discover them, the damage has already been dealt. Teeth grinding, or bruxism as it is medically known, is one such problem. It manifests… Read More »


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The 4 Benefits of the All-On-4 Teeth-in-a-Day Procedure

If your smile is in need of serious improvement you might be considering a full mouth restoration procedure. Although there are many options for cosmetic dental surgery, the All-on-4 Teeth-in-a-Day procedure is becoming increasingly popular for patients with excessive tooth decay, severely broken teeth or complete tooth loss. The All-on-4® procedure achieves permanent results with screws that keep implants in place in your mouth. Here are the… Read More »


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6 Tips for Maintaining Your New Veneers

In last week’s blog post, we discussed frequently asked questions associated with porcelain veneers. If you decided to go through with an investment on a full mouth makeover, then it is important to preserve and protect your beautiful smile. This week I wanted to go more in depth on the maintenance of porcelain veneers. As I mentioned before porcelain veneers can last from 10 to 20 years… Read More »


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How Do Veneers Work?

They say a smile is worth a thousand words so take the next step to a new you who isn’t afraid of showing those pearly whites. If you are insecure about your smile and are considering a mouth makeover, porcelain veneers could be the right option for you. These veneers have become increasingly popular due to their quick and long-lasting results to picture-perfect teeth without having to… Read More »


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What Types of Anesthesias Are Available to Me?

Here is a question that many of clients ask time and time again. What types of anesthesias are available to me, if I am getting a dental implant or full mouth reconstruction? Is it safe? Like many others, these are probably some of the questions that go through head when you think about getting an implant. Several methods of anesthesia are available. The method of anesthesia that… Read More »


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