We wish you a Happy New Year! Thank you for a wonderful 2013! We are grateful to have such a fun team to work with and some amazing patients. Here’s to another great year in 2014! If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call us at 281-286-0056.

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How We Can Make Your Dental Experience Comfortable

Dental Sedation - Houston PeriodontistAt the office of Magi Crofcheck, DDS, PA, every patient we see is treated with the utmost care, and each treatment plan is catered to the specific needs of each individual. Our office is designed comfortably, we have the best dental technology available, our team is skilled and knowledgeable in every aspect of the dental care we provide.

We give an extra amount of care and attention to the needs of our patients and our patients compliment us often on how comfortable they felt. Not only do we pay close attention to the comfort level of our patients, but we are also able to offer dental sedation as well.

With the use of oral sedatives, or conscious sedation options, we can help ease stress or anxiety that often accompanies an individual during dental treatment. We will educate you thoroughly on the form of sedation that will be administered before treatment, so you can feel confident in your treatment.

If you have any questions regarding the information found on our website, or the services we provide, please call us at 281-286-0056. We look forward to hearing from you!

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How to Brush and Floss Properly
Utilizing proper brushing and flossing techniques are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing properly on a consistent, daily basis can help prevent cavities, tooth decay, periodontal disease and other health problems.

Periodontal disease has been linked to many well known health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and others. The presence of periodontal disease in your mouth can affect how your body responds to other health problems, and decrease the body’s immune response.

To learn how to brush and floss properly, we have a thorough tutorial called, “Effective Flossing & Brushing” that can be found by clicking HERE.

Of course, if you have any questions regarding these instructions, our dental services, or anything else; feel free to call us at 281-286-0056. Thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Dental Implant CareAnyone with dental implants knows the expense that has gone into the removal of the old tooth as well as for the placement of the implant. For this reason it becomes of significant importance to care for the new implant. If done properly it can last for a very long time. Your periodontist will have specific instructions for you to follow immediately after surgery. Here are three easy steps to make your implant last longer and keep your mouth healthy:

Avoid Smoking- Smoking tops the list for increasing the risk of implant-related complications. Therefore, it’s important for individuals who plan on getting, or who already have implants to quit smoking.

Oral Hygiene– General Oral hygiene becomes even more important once an implant is in place. Making sure to brush at least twice a day and preferably after any meal or snack is the first step to a good hygiene process. Flossing after lunch and prior to bed will not only help to keep the area surrounding the implant clean, but will help preserve your other teeth. Finally, using a good mouthwash both in the morning and prior to bed will cut down on the bacteria that can cause plaque and gingivitis.

Regular Maintenance- Making sure to keep up with your routine checkups becomes of vital importance once you have implants in place. Because an issue with these implants or the development of periodontal disease may not cause pain, it becomes doubly important that you and your dentist see one another regularly.

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Going to the dentist for your routine visits is imperative if you want to ensure the health of your mouth and body for years to come. Cleaning your teeth is not the only thing that your dentist will do. They will also evaluate your mouth and neck and look for any changes, even subtle ones, that might be troublesome. Oral cancer screenings are a part of that process.

Oral Cancer often goes unnoticed in the early stages, unless it is found by a licensed dental practitioner. If Oral Cancer goes undetected, the death rate for those who have it is just under 50%. If detected early, the chances of survival are 80% or higher. Tobacco use and recurrent viral infections may increase the risk of oral cancer.

For more information about Oral Cancer, including; symptoms and what it may look like, please visit our Oral Cancer Screenings page.

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Crown lengthening involves the removal of excess bone or gum tissue around your teeth to ensure that the proper amount of healthy tooth is exposed. This procedure can be performed by certified periodontists and dentists. Although crown lengthening can potentially improve the success of certain procedures and your dental health, it is also used by cosmetic dentists to enhance beauty.

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Anterior Crown Lengthening ResultsAfter Anterior Crown Lengthening – Veneers placed by General Dentist

Common Benefits of Crown Lengthening

Unlike other treatments in cosmetic dentistry, crown lengthening does not need to be repeated over and over again. It just needs to be performed once. In most cases, you will not need any touch-ups or follow-ups. Besides improving your smile and making it more beautiful, crown lengthening also offers dental care benefits. Where applicable, it can help reduce the risk of tooth decay by making your tooth more accessible for flossing and brushing. Moreover, this is a simple surgery and patients

In case you have been worried about your dental health and smile, crown lengthening will be worth the short-term discomfort and cost. If your gums are uneven or asymmetrical, crown lengthening can enhance the appearance of your smile and teeth. Please call us at 281-286-0056 if you are interested in Crown Lengthening or any of the other services we provide at our office.

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Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal diseases (gum disease) can have severe consequences if not detected early. Periodontitis and gingivitis are the two main diseases that are included in this category and in some cases it can cause irreparable damage.

Permanent teeth loss is usually associated with periodontitis but the disease itself evolves from an untreated gingivitis. Research concludes that some individuals tend to have a genetic predisposition to develop some form of a periodontal disease. Fortunately, early diagnosis of the disease can help save your teeth and your body from issues caused by periodontal disease and, in most cases, treatment will begin after the initial symptoms have been diagnosed.

On the other hand, prevention by maintaining oral hygiene tend to greatly diminish the odds of developing gingivitis or periodontitis. Visiting your dentist for your regularly scheduled dental visits can help your dentist keep an eye on the health of your gums and teeth. Also, having a healthy diet and removing unhealthy habits, such as smoking and drinking coffee, can help reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease.

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Magi Crofcheck, DDS, PAWelcome to the new website of Dr. Magi Crofcheck, DDS, PA. Dr. Crofcheck has been serving the greater Houston and Clear Lake areas for over 20 years. She is has an advanced education in Periodontics and Dental Implants and is married to Oral Surgeon, Dr. Michael Anton.

Dr. Crofcheck and Dr. Anton hold occasional continuing education seminars created to educate general dentists in the Houston area about Periodontics and Oral Surgery so that patients can receive the best dental treatment available.

Technology and education are important to Dr. Crofcheck. The office is well equipped with the best technology available to ensure a successful outcome for treatment. Sedation options are available and the utmost care is utilized to provide a comfortable experience.

Patients who are looking for a periodontist who provides an individualized, comfortable and complete experience, can browse our website to see how thorough, knowledgeable, advanced, and comfortable we strive to implement into every aspect of patients’ dental care.

Please call us at 281-286-0056 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about your periodontal, dental health. We look forward to serving your dental needs.

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