Dental Hygiene for the Holidays

With all the sugary goodies flying around for the holidays, it is extra-important to stay on top of your oral hygiene. Here are some tips to take care of your mouth through all those holiday soirées.   Be Aware of Your Sugar Intake: Don’t snack on sugary food products throughout... Read more »

Inconsistent Oral Hygiene Could Result in the Need For a Dental Filling

If achieving consistent tooth care such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily is a struggle for you, you could be at risk of more than bad breath or sore gums. Poor oral hygiene could cause you to develop a cavity that requires a dental filling. If we discover... Read more »

Getting Your Kids to Brush

If you are lucky, your child goes right to the sink first thing in the morning, and just before bed to brush her teeth. But in many cases, getting your child to take care of her teeth may be a bit of a struggle. If you would like to learn... Read more »

Keeping Your Veneers Looking Great!

If you have minor chips in your teeth, or if they are discolored, too short or incorrectly spaced, dental veneers may be an answer to your problem. Veneers are very thin shells, often made out of porcelain that are placed on the fronts of your teeth. They can conceal minor... Read more »

Are You Making These Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth?

To maintain your healthy smile, be sure to practice good daily oral hygiene. At Long Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage eating a balanced diet and attending all bi-annual dental checkups in College Station, Texas along with a strong daily oral hygiene routine to promote your healthiest smile.   Today... Read more »

American Dental Association: An Overview

The American Dental Association (ADA) is the USA's foremost association of dentists, with at least 160,000 members in its ranks; that’s one member per 200 citizens of the US! Since its founding in 1859, the ADA has headed the charge for improving the public’s oral health through providing information on... Read more »

Waterpik Flossing and You

You probably know how effective flossing is in removing plaque and maintaining your oral health. However, if you have joint problems, braces, or simply do not like flossing, there are alternatives you may consider. Waterpik flossing uses a focused stream of water to remove plaque and debris from in between... Read more »

Three Ways Smoking Impacts Your Smile

Smoking is not only bad for your overall health, but it is also a major contributor to dental problems as well, including the teeth, gums and soft oral tissues. If you are a smoker, Dr. Parker Long and our dental team would like to share with you today some additional... Read more »

Preserving Your Child’s Smile When They Suck Their Thumb

Has your child been sucking her thumb for too long? Some children may take longer to quit the habit than others, but there are remedies to help move the process along. To learn more, please read the following: - Children frequently suck their thumbs because they are scared or insecure.... Read more »

A Tooth With a Fracture Might Need to Be Restored by a Dental Crown

The reasons for fractured teeth, and the amount of damage caused can vary. Sometimes fractures are the result of bad habits like crunching on ice, biting your nails, or chewing on desktop items. At the same time, grinding your teeth when you sleep and playing sports without a necessary mouth... Read more »