Unaddressed Tooth Decay May Need Endodontic Treatment

Each of your teeth is made up of multiple layers that all play an important part in providing you with the ability to safely chew food. The outermost layer of tooth enamel is a very hard substance with the structural durability to last for many years. Yet Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry notes that individuals who struggle to maintain effective oral hygiene... read more »

Protect Your Smile With Dental Sealants

Through the use of dental sealants, an individual's risk for suffering dental damage is greatly minimized. Dental sealants can be an effective means of prevention cavities and dental erosion to keep your teeth safe. Dental sealants create a barrier between your teeth and the acids that that can damage them. Dental sealants are thin coatings applied directly to the chewing... read more »

A Tooth That Required Extraction Might Need a Dental Bridge Restoration

There are some rare cases where a tooth is so severely compromised by an untreated cavity, dental abscess, or dental trauma, that it simply cannot be saved by a root canal or other conventional means. In a case like this Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry and the staff at TLN Family Dental’s dental clinic might advocate a total dental extraction. This treatment... read more »

Treat Cavities Before They Steal Your Smile

Do you know if your teeth are adequately protected against cavities? Since tooth decay is often caused by plaque buildup, you need to target the source of the problem to protect your teeth against decay. Treat cavities before they steal your smile with these simple steps: – Floss your teeth daily using a high-quality dental floss or floss product. –... read more »

The Duty of Dental Sealants

If you take a good look at your teeth, you will notice that they don’t all look the same. That is because the different sets of teeth are designed to do different things. For example, your back teeth known as your molars have the job of chewing your food to make it easier for you to swallow it and digest... read more »

Fluoride Fights Cavities

Fluoride can greatly benefit your dental health. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter, as it helps prevent cavities in patients by strengthening the tooth enamel against acid attacks. It can also reverse early decay. This mineral can be found in many places, including: Our Office Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry can apply fluoride when you come in for your routine dental appointment. At... read more »

Tooth Decay is a Threat to Good Oral Health

Did you know, tooth decay can seriously damage your health? Tooth decay can be dangerous not just to your smile but to the overall health of your mouth. That is why you need to take special care of your teeth. Here at TLN Family Dental in Houston, Texas, we care for you and your teeth. We are and are happy... read more »

Fluoride Is Beneficial for the Prevention of Tooth Decay

The mineral density of your tooth enamel is what gives your teeth the strength to chew food and prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately, the regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages and inconsistent oral hygiene habits can weaken your tooth enamel. If this process of enamel erosion is not counteracted in some way, it could lead to tooth sensitivity and tooth... read more »

Eliminate Bad Breath With Effective Oral Hygiene Habits

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is an affliction of the mouth often caused by bad bacteria that emits unpleasant odors. Bad breath can be harmful for an individual's personal relationships and their self-esteem. Eliminate bad breath with effective oral hygiene habits. Three of the top habits you can do at home, for not only stopping halitosis, but also... read more »