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 »

Keys to Treating Deep Stains and Discolorations

Do any of your teeth suffer from deep stains or discolorations? Fortunately, there are plenty of products on the market that can help correct the color of your teeth, including teeth whitening treatment systems. Listed below are the keys to treating deep stains and discolorations with teeth whiteners: In-Home Teeth... Read more »

Why Does Your Dental Crown Hurt?

Your dental crown is a reliable tooth restoration that can restore your damaged tooth as well as your smile. If you are currently experiencing pain in a tooth with a dental crown, you should come in and have our dentist, Dr. Thomas Davis in College Station/Bryan, Texas, take a look at... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Long Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our... Read more »