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Happy Holidays, Our office will be closed from December 21st, 2015 until January 4th 2016

Happy Holidays from Clay Dental and the most wonderful New Year! We will be closed from December 21st, 2015 – January 4th, 2016
feliz Navidad y el más maravilloso Año Nuevo! Nuestra oficina se encontrara cerrada desde 21 diciembre 2015 a 4 enero 2016

HEALTHY HABITS

TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SMILING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND INTO THE NEW YEARThe holiday season is always a busy time—especially for families. With kids out of school, a steady stream of festivities and a new year to plan for, the rhythm of everyday life gets put on hold. And sometimes that means good oral health routines and habits go out the window too.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) wants to remind parents and caregivers that the holiday break is a great time to help your kids establish and maintain healthy dental habits. This includes good brushing, flossing and eating habits that are essential for healthy teeth.
TOOTH DECAY IS LARGELY PREVENTABLE. ESSENTIAL STEPS TO PREVENTION:The AAPD recommends that a child’s first visit to a pediatric dentist should be by the AGE OF ONE or when the FIRST TOOTH APPEARS. Regular check-ups should occur every SIX MONTHS.Parents should help their children brush their teeth TWICE DAILY — after breakfast and before bedtime are ideal. It’s…

Dr. Maria Calcina–Top Dentist 2015

Dr. Maria Calcina, Pediatric Dentist, is chosen by the readers of H Texas Magazine as TOP DENTIST 2015.
Dr. Maria Calcina was born in Tientsin, China, before immigrating to Venezuela. She studied dentistry at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and went on to pursue her postgraduate degree in pediatric dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.
After winning a battle with endometrial cancer, Dr. Calcina pursued her licensure in the U.S., where she taught at the University of Maryland College of Dentistry. In 2007, Dr. Calcina relocated to Houston, and after beating breast cancer a year later, opened her practice in Katy. Dr. Calcina is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Association of Women Dentists, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Hispanic Dental Society, the Houston Asian Dental Society, the Texas Dental Society and the Texas Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. - See more at: http://hte…

The importance of fluoride for children and adolescents

Because some insurance plans don’t cover the cost of fluoride treatments for patients older than 13 or 14 years, parents have to decide if they want to pay for the treatment out-of-pocket. Therefore, some parents come to me asking these questions: Is it necessary to apply it? Is it good? Is it worth it? What is it?
Fluoride is an element of the halogen group that has a great capacity of chemical reaction. Therefore, in the presence of calcium and phosphate on oral cavity, Fluorapatita is formed on the surface of teeth, which strengthens mineralization and hardens the tooth enamel.
Fluorine is the gel which is applied after cleanings. I joke with my patients by telling them that we are going to apply "the vitamin" because it is part of a therapy to help prevent cavities. Since the Fluoride has the following two basic mechanisms of protective action against caries:
Low level of fluoride inhibits dental caries by affecting the metabolic activity of cariogenic bacteria and enhanc…

Why brushing your teeth is important

If you take care of your teeth, they'll help take care of you. Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods to help you grow. They help you speak clearly. And yes, they help you look your best.

Make today your dental appointment by calling 281-463-4333 or schedule online

6 Tips to an affordable dental appointment

Make these tips part of your dental hygiene habits and you will be on your way to a great dental health. Making your regular checkups mostly preventive; this will not only make your visits enjoyable, it will also save money.

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Prevent Tartar Buildup

Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Tartar can also form at and underneath the gumline and can irritate gum tissues.
Tartar gives plaque more surface area on which to grow and a much stickier surface to adhere, which can lead to more serious conditions, such as cavities and gum disease.
Not only can tartar threaten the health of your teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic problem. Because tartar is more porous, it absorbs stains easily. So if you are a coffee or tea drinker, or if you smoke, it is especially important to prevent tartar buildup.
How do I Know if I Have Tartar Buildup? Unlike plaque, which is a colorless film of bacteria, tartar is a mineral buildup that's fairly easy to see if above the gumline. The most common sign of tartar is a yellow or brown color to teeth or gums. The only way for sure to detect tartar — and to remove it — is to see Dr. Calcina at ClayDental.
How can I Prevent Tartar Buildup? Proper brushing, especiall…

What is a healthy diet for my child? 

A healthy diet is a balanced diet that naturally supplies all the nutrients your child needs to grow. A balanced diet is one that includes the following major food groups:
· Fruits
· Vegetables
· Grains
· Meat & Beans
· Milk
How does my children’s diet affect their dental health? They must have a balanced diet for their teeth to develop properly. They also need a balanced diet for healthy gum tissue around the teeth. Equally important, a diet high in certain kinds of carbohydrates, such as sugar and starches, may place your child at extra risk for tooth decay.
How do i make my children’s diet safe for their teeth? First, be sure they have a balanced diet. Then, check how frequently they eat foods with sugar or starch in them. Foods with starch include breads, crackers, pasta and snacks, such as pretzels and potato chips. When checking for sugar, look beyond the sugar bowl and candy dish. A variety of foods contain one or more types of sugar, and all types of sugars can promote den…

3 ways to make your appointment to visit Clay Dental

There are 3 ways you can make your appointment to visit Clay Dental:
By Phone: Call 281-463-4333 to make your appointment,
      Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pmOnline: Visit Appointment RequestBy email: info@claydental.net

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WE LOVE OUR DENTAL ASSISTANTS!!!!!!!!!!

Our giveaways for this month start today!

Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month with us.
Like this post to enter for a chance to win a custom mouthguard. Winners will be announced at the end of the month! Don't forget you have to like our page to be eligible to win. Good luck kiddos!

Dr Calcina was awarded with Vitals Patients Choice for the year 2014 way to go!– THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING OUR OFFICE!

Make Oral Health Care for the entire family one of your New Years Resolutions!