Closing Gaps and Improving Smiles

If large gaps between your teeth cause you to feel self conscious about your smile, you may benefit from treatment for gapped teeth. Drs. Charles E. Sutherland, Kenneth W. Pagel, Lillian Carmina Lyons, and Betty S. Albers offer cosmetic dentistry treatments to close gaps between the teeth and improve the overall appearance of the smile. [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Dental Care for Seniors

As we age, many of us take important steps to ensure continued good health, like exercising, watching our weight, and taking vitamins and supplements. Caring for our teeth should be no exception. Seniors are at a higher risk for dental problems like gum disease and tooth loss. It is important to maintain proper dental hygiene [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Is a Mouth Guard Right for You?

When most people think of mouth guards, images of boxers and football players often come to mind, but mouth guards are not just for athletes. Mouth guards can help protect the teeth from the damage caused by chronic teeth grinding or to alleviate the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ disorder. Mouth [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How to Prevent Root Canal Infections

Root canal infections can have serious consequences for your oral health. When bacteria gets into the soft pulp inside your tooth, it can cause significant discomfort. In addition, it can increase your risk for tooth loss and infection in the surrounding tissues. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to decrease your [...]

By | 2017-03-16T18:09:39+00:00 July 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Treating Tooth Erosion to Protect Your Teeth from Further Damage

One of the primary goals of general dentistry services is to keep the mouth clean and maintain the integrity of the teeth. However, it is not just tooth decay from bacteria, plaque, and tartar that can threaten the strength of the teeth. Erosion is another common problem for our patients. Erosion refers to a loss [...]

By | 2016-09-13T14:28:22+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry for Chipped Teeth

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry for Chipped Teeth Chipped teeth will not necessarily impair your dental function, but they can drastically compromise the aesthetics of your smile. In some cases, chips can weaken your teeth, and you may eventually sustain more severe structural damage. Our doctors at Dowtown Dentists offer several restorative dentistry treatments to repair [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How Root Planing and Scaling Can Restore Your Gum Health

The same bacteria that cause cavities can collect beneath your gum tissue, causing infection. If left untreated, gum disease can spread throughout your mouth and even cause systemic illness, so it is important to treat this condition promptly and effectively. Improved oral hygiene can usually remedy milder cases of gingivitis, but more advanced infection may require [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Bad Breath Causes and Treatments

Dr. Charles Sutherland has helped countless patients in the greater Houston area by offering excellent dental care services. This includes cosmetic dentistry to enhance the appearance of smiles as well as restorative dentistry treatments that improve dental health and wellness. The backbone of the practice, however, is solid general dentistry that addresses all sorts of [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Dental Exams: Five Reasons Why They Are Important

Downtown Dentist have built a strong reputation in and around Houston for providing excellent dental care. This includes restorative dentistry treatments that rebuild tooth structure and gum tissue and cosmetic dentistry procedures that bring out the very best in a person's smile. Good dental care does get down to the basics, however, and that means [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

When to Replace Porcelain Veneers

The lifespan of well cared for porcelain veneers is about 10 years, with some lasting a bit longer. Caring for porcelain veneers is as simple as caring for your natural teeth. With proper attention, porcelain veneers will keep your smile looking flawless. Not properly caring for porcelain veneers can dramatically shorten their lifespan, requiring replacement [...]

By | 2016-07-22T20:23:09+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

What Are the Side Effects of Teeth Whitening Treatment?

At our Houston practice, we proudly offer at-home and in-office tooth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular elective dental procedures, thanks to its effectiveness and minimal side effects. Although whitening does pose some risk of tooth sensitivity, Dr. Charles E. Southerland, D.D.S., offers gentle, personalized treatment that reduces your risks even [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 July 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Straighten Your Teeth and Makeover Your Smile with Instant Orthodontics

Instant orthodontics have the unique ability to fix numerous flaws all at the same time to give you a stunning smile, which is a feat even braces can’t beat. Instant orthodontics is another name for porcelain veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that are applied to the front of your teeth to visually straighten them, [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The Many Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

One of the goals at our Houston cosmetic dentistry office is to provide treatment that is not only effective, but also preserves as much of a natural smile as possible. In many instances, tooth decay and damage can be treated with a filling or similarly minor restoration, leaving a majority of tooth tissue untouched. But when [...]

By | 2016-07-22T20:18:48+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

CEREC® Technology

Dental care technology has come a long way over the years. The use of special digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, advanced diagnostic equipment, and other tools have allowed dentists to give patients the best possible preventative and restorative care. These advances in dental medicine have also improved efficiency for dentists and enhanced the convenience for patients. [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 December 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Smile Makeovers – Are You a Candidate?

Nearly everyone has small imperfections in their smile that they would like to correct. With all of the advanced dental procedures that are available today, there is a treatment to address any and all of your dental concerns. Downtown Dentists , are talented Houston cosmetic dentists, they are able to perform a multitude of dental [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 October 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments

Decayed, discolored, and damaged teeth can rob you of your smile. Advances in dentistry have led to a number of treatments designed to restore the health and beauty of your smile. Full mouth reconstruction involves an array of procedures to correct multiple dental problems including decay, missing teeth, and discoloration. Dr. Charles E. Sutherland offers [...]

By | 2016-07-22T19:54:18+00:00 August 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Implant-supported Dentures

In the past, many people thought of dentures as an inconvenient necessity; as a means of replacing missing teeth, they were certainly adequate, but in terms of function, stability, and appearance, they were far from ideal. At best, dentures would somewhat mimic the missing teeth aesthetically and fit reasonably well; at worst, they would slip [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Inlays and Onlays Treatment

For patients in Houston, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns may be used in the treatment of tooth decay. Inlays and onlays are traditionally used in the treatment of rear teeth that have been damaged by decay. Rear teeth that have suffered too much damage for a traditional filling, but have not yet suffered enough damage [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:23+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Dental Bonding Uses and Alternatives

Patients with dental imperfections may not feel confident when smiling and talking. Discolored teeth, gaps between teeth, and misshaped teeth, among other dental flaws, can detract from your self-confidence. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments available today to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile. One such treatment is dental bonding. What Is Dental [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:23+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Gum Disease and Health Problems

The body is an interconnected system that’s remarkably complex. Sometimes pain or a condition in one part of the body can have an affect on another part of the body. For instance, if you grind your teeth at night, you may not just experience tooth pain and jaw pain, but you may also experience ear [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:44:23+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Invisalign® Teeth Straightening Procedure

If you would like to have a smile that’s straight and looks great, you need to consider your many options in the fields of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Traditionally, to get a straight smile it was necessary to get traditional braces that used brackets and wires. Today, that is not the case. At the Downtown [...]

By | 2016-07-22T19:43:44+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Porcelain Vereers Uses

There are many different kinds of dental problems that people may face, and thankfully there are also many different solutions available for effective dental care. If you have teeth that are flawed in some fashion, a member of our office for cosmetic dentistry in Houston will be able to suggest a treatment that will best meet [...]

By | 2016-07-22T19:20:54+00:00 August 20th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments