One of the best ways to find a dentist in Houston is to find a website for dentists that have a search engine. You can find a search engine where you are able to put your zip code in and then you will get any dentist offices in your area.
One of these search engines is located on the American Dental Association website. You also can narrow any search by using other benchmarks such as:
- Dentist’s Name
- Dentist’s Address
- Zip code
You also can separate the specialties such as general dentist or orthodontist.
American Dental Association
ADA member dentists can be found nationwide – if you move away from Houston this will help you find a dentist near your new home. There is also the Greater Houston Dental Society which also hosts another website where you can use their tools.
List of Dentists
After preparing a list of dentists in your area, you will be able to find their websites and have other questions answered such as:
- How long they have been in practice;
- Do they take children;
- Do they practice pain-free dentistry;
- Do they have an oral surgeon with their practice or refer to one who is in the same area?
Health and Mouth Diseases
It is important that everyone in your family see a dentist once every year. Your teeth are important to your total health. There are also some health problems where it is vital that you have a dentist to see yearly.Your mouth is full of bacteria which are harmless unless you have other diseases such as:
- Diabetes–reduces the body’s resistance to infection of the gums
- HIV/AIDS – lowers the body’s immune system
- Tooth decay
- Reduce saliva flow due to medications
- Endocarditis an infection of the inner lining of the heart
- Cardiovascular disease
- Osteoporosis —causing bones to become weak and brittle
- Tooth loss before age 35 might cause Alzheimer’s disease
- Saliva can wash away particles of food and neutralize acids produced by eating
Without enough saliva or acid; bacteria in the mouth can cause a bacterialinfectionor overgrowth leading to other diseases.
Studies show that oral bacteria and inflammation can be associated with a severe form of disease of the gums known as periodontitis.