Category: General Dentistry

Dental Trends Unlikely to Take Off

You’ve probably seen enough babies with pierced ears to feel used to the look. However, you might feel jarred at the sight of a toddler with a lip or tongue ring. Unfortunately, this is the way most dentists feel when they see anyone with oral piercings. The trend of physical self-expression may evoke liberation in… Read more »

Replacing Silver Fillings with the Tooth-Colored Variety

Do you have any silver amalgam fillings in your mouth? Many people all over the world still do since the material has been filling cavities for well over a century. The evolution of fillings dictates that most dentists now primarily utilize tooth-colored composite-resin materials for a more desirable cosmetic look. Environmentalists are happier with composite… Read more »

Are those Natural Teeth or Dental Implants?

Your Katy dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop is happy to offer patients a variety of tooth replacement options. A recommendation will naturally depend upon your exact situation. Some people still make great candidates for traditional dentures. A fixed dental bridge may also make a viable solution. However, more and more these days, patients are opting for dental… Read more »

A Serious Dental Condition Cause by Bisphosphonate Drug Therapy

Bone density issues have become a real concern for people as they age. The reason for this is not entirely understood. Genetics, nutrition, and the fact that we live such long lives in modern times all have something to with whether or not you might maintain ample density of bone structure. No matter how many… Read more »

Keeping your Mouth Kissable with Great Dental Hygiene

Do you have a hot date coming up? Bad breath might make you feel extremely uncomfortable about any social interactions, romantic or otherwise. Everyone deserves confidence and a high quality of life. Bad breath can take all of this away.  Katy dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop is here to help if you’re concerned that your breath is offensive… Read more »

Coconut Might Make the Perfect Toothpaste of the Future

In the dead of winter, it’s fun to daydream of a tropical vacation. What do you picture? Lounging in a hammock underneath banana trees? Native dancers performing while you soak up the rays of the sun? Sipping a delicious pina colada out of a coconut shell? There’s great news for the dental health of people… Read more »

The Inner Beauty of your Smile

The definition of beauty is subjective. Have you ever heard everyone around you gushing about a supposedly “hot” celebrity and find yourself thinking, “huh…I don’t get it.” One man’s art, sculpture, or favorite movie is another man’s waste of space. When you think of inner beauty, however, there is probably a more common universal ideal…. Read more »

Try this Bad Breath Quiz

Whether you’re ramping up for a hot date or you’re going out for your 40th anniversary, bad breath can really kill a romantic mood. Breath affects your life beyond your relationship with a significant other. Your coworkers are going to bear the brunt of your bad breath if you are sitting close together. Your friends… Read more »

Prepare yourself for a Dental Emergency

Emergencies can be prepared for, but there’s nothing that can simulate the adrenaline rush and panic when something suddenly goes wrong. Car accidents, falls, sport injuries…there are hundreds of ways you could end up damaging your teeth or gum tissues and requiring emergency dental care. Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, likes to go as… Read more »

How Much Do You Know about Dental Sedation?

Every time period has amazing elements. Of course, there are certainly many reasons to look at the past and think that we have come a long way as a developing society. A great example of this is sedation dentistry. Once upon a time, there weren’t any numbing options for dental work. If a tooth needed… Read more »