We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing dental care from many different angles, but you know what we’ve never actually talked about? Our very own dentist, Dr. C. Gary Simmons! Today, we’re going to do something a little different and share 3 interesting things about him so you can learn more about the man you trust with your family’s smiles. (more…)
Gary Simmons, DDS Blog
August 9, 2017
July 28, 2017
Periodontal (gum) disease often goes undiagnosed in the early stages. If you keep up with your daily brushing and flossing and visit us twice a year, we should be able to partner with you to prevent gum disease. However, despite best efforts, many patients still experience adverse oral health effects caused by this common condition. We screen for periodontal disease at every appointment by completing a process known as periodontal charting. One of the earliest indicators of gum disease is increased space between the gums and tooth roots. During gum charting, we measure this space as part of each checkup, and if we notice changes, our dentist can begin treatment right away to prevent any issues before they begin. If you do happen to develop gum disease, despite the best efforts of C. Gary Simmons, DDS and his Spring dental team, we can help you with periodontal therapy. The only way to know for sure that you are in need of treatment for this common oral health condition is to receive an accurate diagnosis from a dentist. However, you can keep reading to learn more about the common warning signs and risk factors for gum disease. If you experience any of these concerns, it’s essential that you contact our team right away to schedule an evaluation.
June 16, 2017
You need to restore a broken tooth, but when you one of your best friends shows you his dental crown, you’re amazed at how unnatural and misshapen it looks. You’re terrified that everyone will know you’ve had dental work done, and you’re tempted just to let the compromised tooth linger, rather than facing a tooth that sticks out like a sore thumb. Why do some dental crowns look so obvious? And – what can you do to prevent this from happening to you? In this post, your trusted dentist in Spring, TX explains what happens when this restorative treatment goes awry – and what you can do about it.
May 15, 2017
Although it’s not the most positive fact, the sad reality is that there are very few lives today that haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another. When someone speaks of cancer, people can usually relate whether it be their mother, father, siblings, friends, colleagues, or in some cases just acquaintances. It’s important to consider the very realistic chance of you or a loved one having oral cancer.
The office of C. Gary Simmons, DDS wants to give you the information you need to keep your mouth and body healthy. While many patients who develop oral cancer have a history of tobacco use and/or excessive alcohol consumption, a quarter of all cases occurs in patients who have never engaged in these hazardous behaviors. That is why it is imperative to have your dentist in Spring, TX complete an oral cancer screening during your dental appointments.
April 12, 2017
You were thrilled to finally pull off the family reunion you’ve dreamt of your whole life. Seeing your relatives of all ages enjoy themselves and spend time together at Waterwall Park reminded you of how much you have to be grateful for. Since you were smiling so much, it made you think about all of the grins around you, and seeing your older family members with dentures made you conscious of how important your teeth are. You wondered how you could maintain your oral health at any age, and with these tips from Dr. C. Gary Simmons, the premier dentist in Spring, TX, you can keep your smile happy your whole life long.
March 9, 2017
Your smile is completely healthy – except for one problem tooth that’s bothered you your whole life. The back molar on the right side has had a cavity since you were a child, and the decay has progressed. When you see your dentist in Spring, TX, Dr. C. Gary Simmons, he tells you that putting in a new a filling is not enough – you need a dental crown. Although you’ve heard the term before, you’re not sure what this is or how they work. Dr. Simmons answers all your questions about this superior dental treatment in this article.
February 7, 2017
A common question among new parents is, “When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?” Some parents wonder why it’s even necessary to bring their children to the dentist at an early age when technically, they only have “baby teeth.” Although they do eventually fall out, baby teeth do play an important role in your child’s overall health as they continue to grow. Early dental education is also important for both parents and children. After all, as their parent, you are setting the example for how they should care for themselves. Dr. C. Gary Simmons can help you to take care of your family’s oral health.
January 23, 2017
When many of your teeth are missing or failing, normal daily activities that most of us take for granted such as chewing, talking, smiling, and eating become more challenging. You may also feel embarrassed about the state of your mouth, or the appearance of your teeth. Dentures are a great option for not only restoring your teeth, but also the appearance of your face, and Dr. C. Gary Simmons can help! We’ve got more information about traditional and implant-retained dentures in Spring, TX.
January 18, 2017
The American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of two visits the dentist every 6 months for preventive care. Preventive care is vital to ensuring the health of the teeth and gums. Unfortunately, only 83% of children and 62% of adults have visited the dentist in the past year. Among the leading reasons people do not visit their dentist in Spring regularly is due to misinformation about the importance of preventive appointments. Without semi-annual appointments with your dentist, you place your teeth and gums at risk for serious damages.
January 12, 2017
Metal fillings change the appearance of your smile. When you talk or laugh, you may see these unsightly dark spots on your teeth. You may wonder if you should have them replaced with a more appealing material, and you know a dentist near me replaces metal fillings with composite, however is it necessary?