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How Long Does It Take to Get a Smile Makeover? Jun 1st, 2022

A perfect smile can improve more than your appearance. Having teeth that are free of damage, decay, and misalignment can also affect the way you move your mouth when you speak and chew. The result can improve your self-esteem and the way others perceive you. If you’re ready for a smile...

New and Improved Dentures: Why You Should Give Them a Second Look May 1st, 2022

Replacing missing teeth is not a simple matter of appearance or esthetics. If you’re among the estimated 178 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth or the 40 million Americans who don’t have any teeth, you can attest to the fact that although missing teeth can be embarrassing and wreak...

Bad Habits That Can Crack Your Teeth Apr 1st, 2022

Too much pressure, applied at the wrong angle, can cause the strong outer enamel of your teeth to chip or crack.  While Dr. Louis Russell, Jr, and the team at Russell Family Dentistry of Tomball, Texas, can repair chips or cracks using restorative dentistry procedures like dental crowns, you might...

That Snoring May Be Due To Sleep Apnea Mar 1st, 2022

Snoring while you sleep isn’t always a cause for concern. Habitual snoring is relatively common, occurring in about 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women.  While chronic snoring doesn’t always indicate a problem, you shouldn’t ignore the condition. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a disorder...

Root Canal vs. Extraction Feb 8th, 2022

You may have heard bad things about having a root canal, but you might also have worries related to having a tooth extracted. What’s the best course of action when you have tooth damage?  Louis Russell Jr., DDS, at Russell Family Dentistry has helped many patients improve and maintain their...

Are Clear Aligners a Good Choice For Children? Jan 11th, 2022

When your child is at the point of needed orthodontic care for their teeth, there’s a lot to think about. Should you invest in braces, or would clear aligners be a better choice? It’s a pretty big decision, and one you probably don’t want to make alone. At Russell Family...

The Surprising Health Benefits of Dental Implants Dec 16th, 2021

Nobody wants to lose their permanent teeth, but about 178 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all of their teeth.  If you’re missing permanent teeth, you may be considering your replacement options. Whether you have one missing tooth or several missing teeth,...

Can My Infected Tooth Be Saved? Nov 9th, 2021

When your tooth starts to hurt, panic inevitably follows. Of all the questions swirling in your head, two jump to the top of the list: “How do I stop the pain?” and “Can my tooth be saved?”  Fortunately, Louis A. Russell Jr., DDS, and our team at Russell Family Dentistry...

The Difference Between Veneers and Bonding Oct 7th, 2021

Getting a bright, white perfect smile is easier than ever with advances in cosmetic dentistry. At Russell Family Dentistry in Tomball, Texas, our experienced family dentist, Dr. Louis Russell, Jr., specializes in smile makeovers. When fixing smile imperfections, we utilize many dental tools and techniques, including veneers and dental bonding....

How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health Sep 8th, 2021

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, leads to serious oral, dental, and whole-body health complications if not treated and reversed. Prevented by good oral hygiene, gum disease causes problems for more than just your gums. The care team at Russell Family Dentistry, led by Dr. Louis Russell, Jr, teaches patients...

Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns Aug 13th, 2021

Ceramics have been used in restorative dentistry for a long time. The color, texture, and even reflectivity levels of ceramic are very similar to natural teeth, making ceramic a great option for crowns and dental implants. However, in the past, you had to wait for weeks to get your ceramic...

Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth Jul 12th, 2021

Whether you have a few crooked teeth, gaps or crowding, or an over- or under-bite, you might wonder about getting your teeth straightened. You should know that straighter teeth aren’t just a cosmetic improvement. Straighter teeth can also stay healthier for longer, as well. At Russell Family Dentistry of Tomball,...

How Often Should I See a Dentist? Jun 16th, 2021

Your teeth and gums need daily care and cleaning to stay healthy and great-looking. But at-home care isn’t enough alone to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. That’s where the dental care experts at Russell Family Dentistry come in. Under the leadership of Dr. Louis A....

Dental Implants vs Dentures: Which Should I Choose? May 17th, 2021

If you have one or more missing teeth, you need dental restoration to maintain your jawbone, bite, oral and digestive health. At Russell Family Dentistry of Tomball, Texas, Dr. Louis Russell, Jr provides a range of dental restoration options to new and existing patients, including dentures and dental implants. So,...

5 Benefits of Clear Aligners Apr 18th, 2021

Straight teeth are more than just a question of aesthetics, as straighter teeth can be easier to protect from dental health problems. However, there’s nothing shallow about caring for the aesthetics of your smile, either. Confidence in your smile can give you a big boost in your personal and professional...

What Does a Smile Makeover Entail? Mar 17th, 2021

When you step out, you lead with your smile. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. So, if you feel less than confident about your smile, it can negatively impact your life in many different ways. You might speak up less, hang back, or even avoid...

The Many Roles of a Dental Crown Feb 16th, 2021

Dental crowns are one of today’s dentistry’s most flexible tools to maintain your long-term oral and dental health. At Russell Family Dentistry,  Louis Russell Jr., DDS provides crowns for new and existing patients in the Tomball, Texas area. Here are just some of the reasons Dr. Russell might recommend that...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Jan 21st, 2021

Your dentist doesn’t just check your teeth. Your gums and gum health also play a big role in your dental and oral wellness. And, with nearly half of all adults in the United States over the age of 30 being impacted by gum disease, staying aware of your gum health...

Dental Implants: Why They Are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Dec 11th, 2020

A gapped smile might be cute on an 8-year-old, but if you’re one of the 120 million adults in the U.S. who are missing at least one of their teeth, the look doesn’t have quite the same appeal. Luckily, you have plenty of replacement teeth options to choose from.  Louis...