Category: Patient Education

Does your Dentist Embrace 3D Technology?

Have you been going to the same dentist for many years? When you love and appreciate the people at the dental practice you frequent, you may overlook certain elements in the office. However, look around. If the dental team hasn’t made the effort to keep up with the times by updating their office technology, you… Read more »

What Do Marine Sponges have to Do with Plaque?

Bacteria are the bad guys in the world of dentistry. They are the key component in tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. However, certain germs, when distributed correctly (such as inside your intestines) play a role in good, balanced health. Katy, TX dentist Dr. Colin Lathrop, will explain how studying bacteria on marine sponges in Baltimore,… Read more »

Put Your Medicine Where Your Mouth Is…Then What?

Here’s an interesting statistic from the Mayo Clinic. An estimated 70% of Americans take at least one medication regularly, whether over-the-counter or by prescription. Dr. Colin Lathrop, a family dentist in Katy, TX, explains that sometimes even the things we require to keep ourselves healthy can also affect our oral health. Not that we advocate… Read more »

Try to Relax for Better Oral Health

You’ve probably heard statements connecting stress to heart attacks. Cause and effect in the medical world isn’t always quite that black and white. Stress levels are difficult to pin-point in a quantifiable manner. However, there is little doubt that highly stressed individuals tend to overeat, sleep poorly, drink too much alcohol, and smoke. Succumbing to… Read more »

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 »

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 »