What to expect from your dental checkup

Regular dental check-ups are an important part of good oral hygiene. Some patients avoid scheduling them because they feel that these visits are unnecessary. Instead, they only contact their dentist when problems arise. But did you  know that routine visits can ensure better oral health and wellness, and reduce the overall cost of dental care? […]

How to deal with dry mouth

It is not uncommon for people to experience dry mouth on a temporary basis. It may be due to stress or a more physical issue where saliva is not produced enough to keep the mouth moist. Patients who have dry mouth, or xerostomia, may experience: Dryness and stickiness in the mouth and throat Difficulty swallowing […]

How Invisalign can change your smile

Houston, TX area patients come to Dr. Heather F. Fleschler to discuss ways in which they can enhance their smiles. One of the most commonly requested treatments is that of Invisalign orthodontics, which is used to reposition the teeth of the dental arch into proper alignment. What is Invisalign? Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, […]

sleep apnea | Heather F. Fleschler, DDS

How can a dentist help with obstructive sleep apnea?

Patients in Houston, TX who have been diagnosed by their primary doctor with obstructive sleep apnea are welcome to book a visit with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her dental team. While most patients don’t think about seeing their dentist for a sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea can be addressed with the use of an […]

How long does it take to fully treat gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a condition that can occur within the smile and can lead to a more serious infection known as periodontal disease. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX encourages patients to not only avoid the condition but treat it effectively if it develops. What is gingivitis? Gingivitis is the beginning stage of an infection […]

Invisalign | heather F Fleschler | Houston, TX

Why is compliance with Invisalign treatment important?

Invisalign has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. Many patients are proper candidates for this treatment, commonly used to address misaligned teeth, poor bite alignment, and gaps between the teeth. Invisalign is an alternative to orthodontics in that it eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires and instead uses clear plastic […]

Healthy smile

Seven habits that can impact the health of your smile

Do you want a healthier, more beautiful smile? Did you know that there are things that you do every day that can ruin your chances of maintaining oral health and wellness? Along with brushing and flossing after every meal, there are many things you may be doing that can impact your teeth and gums. Below […]

What Causes the Teeth to Become Stained and Discolored?

Dr. Heather F. Fleschler hears from many of her patients about the  need for a brighter smile. In fact, professional brightening has grown tremendously in popularity because it is safe, easy, and affordable. Patients can improve their self-confidence quickly and easily with our teeth whitening options. However, many patients also want to know how to […]

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings with a Dentist

Patients who visit their dentist every six months for an evaluation are at an advantage. Not only do they have the chance to undergo a cleaning and examination with a trained professional, but they also have the ability to screen for oral cancer on a regular basis. Routine oral cancer screenings are offered to patients […]

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