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At McCulloch-Wilson Dental, education may be the largest and most important service we provide. We’re your trusted experts for examinations and dental procedures, but your oral health and overall wellness are ultimately in your hands. If that feels like a lot of pressure, remember that it’s really about the small decisions you make each day—brushing and flossing, choosing healthy snacks over the sugar-packed variety, putting down cigarettes and picking up an exercise routine. We’re here to support you and expand your knowledge, and our blog is one of our favorite places to accomplish this task. We publish two articles a month on all things related to the health of your mouth and body. Follow along and feel free to share and join the conversation!
Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We all have those nervous habits we turn to when we feel awkward, stressed, or just plain bored. If your choice vice is biting your nails, you need to know that it can cause a lot of distress on your oral health and overall health. Katy dentists, Dr. Wilson & Dr. McCulloch share why nail biting… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Most kids lose their baby teeth—also called primary teeth—in a distinct sequence at set intervals. Children’s baby teeth come out naturally starting around age six, becoming progressively looser as they fall out (sometimes with a little extra wiggling because the Tooth Fairy is expected to visit). Sometimes baby tooth loss doesn’t happen in the usual… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Katy, Texas dentists Dr. McCulloch & Dr. Wilson have the answers!… (Read More)Continue Reading »
When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when… (Read More)Continue Reading »
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic… (Read More)Continue Reading »
What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Being the parent of a little one (or a couple or a few) means making a lot of decisions each day—what to dress them in, what to feed them, what books to read, toys to purchase, schools in your district. There are also a lot of questions you’ll ask, such as: “How do I care… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Halloween means class parties, trick or treating, and an all-around day full of sugar. While it’s perfectly fine to have fun and enjoy some sweet treats, don’t limit your party snacks to bowls of candy. There are plenty of healthy and fun ways to celebrate that are better for your kids’ teeth and their health. … (Read More)Continue Reading »
Your jawbone (the mandible) meets your skull bone (the temporal bone) at the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. On a good day, this joint allows your mouth to open and close, to speak and eat or rest. On a bad day, you can develop pain and dysfunction in the TMJ that affects many areas of your… (Read More)Continue Reading »