Terri Alani DDS Blog

How Can Veneers Boost My Appearance This Summer?

June 7, 2023

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woman at the beach

You and your friends have been planning all year for your summer beach vacation. You’ve already thought about which clothes you’ll take as well as how much money you plan to bring along, but have you considered how you might spruce up your smile? Your pearly whites deserve to shine this summer, so discover how veneers can give you the transformation you need to feel your best.   


Caution Ahead: Chewing Ice & Dental Damage

May 7, 2023

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a picture of ice melting

There are many little habits people have that help them get through their day. Some, like making your bed and consistently drinking water, are beneficial to your well-being. However, there are others that can negatively impact you.  A prime example is chewing ice. While this oral habit may be soothing and fun, it can cause damage to your smile. Read on to learn more about how chewing ice and your dental health are linked.


4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

April 6, 2023

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person smiling while talking to dentist

As Tax Day approaches, many individuals ponder how to maximize their refunds. Instead of splurging on your usual purchases, investing in your smile offers lasting advantages. Enhancing your dental health and appearance can have a profound impact on your overall look and well-being. Read on to discover four compelling reasons why using your tax refund to enhance your smile is a wise decision.


3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

March 24, 2023

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young girl visiting dentist

Summer is right around the corner, and you and your family are liking to be gearing up for some fun in the sun. Whether it is spending more time around the pool or setting out on a family getaway, you’ll want to make sure your smile looks and feels its best for all the photos you’ll be taking. But to ensure you don’t spend your time seeing an emergency dentist for sudden injuries or infections, here are three reasons to schedule a dental visit before vacation.  


How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

February 8, 2023

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BOTOX® appointment marked on calendar

BOTOX® is famous for its ability to smooth out wrinkles and allow patients to achieve a more youthful appearance. Are you thinking about getting it? If so, you may have some questions about what to expect. Specifically, you may want to know how long BOTOX® lasts. This blog post discusses the average lifespan of this cosmetic service.


2023 Has Arrived! Here Are 4 Resolutions That Will Improve Your Oral Health

January 12, 2023

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Closeup of woman brushing her teeth in bathroom at home

With a new year comes a fresh start. So, if the last quarter (or half, or all) of 2022 included some less than ideal dental habits, there’s good news: you can turn over a new leaf now! If you’re unsure where to start, here are some oral health-specific new year’s resolutions to consider reaching for this year.


5 Helpful Oral Hygiene Tips for the Holidays

December 3, 2022

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a group of people celebrating the holidays in Houston, TX

The holiday season is finally here, and you’re probably feeling pretty ecstatic about all of the fun festivities you have planned! But one thing you need to keep in mind is your oral health; it’s sometimes easy to slip up and disregard your pearly whites when you have so many things going on. Here are some tips from your dentist in Houston to help you enjoy the holidays this year without ruining your smile.


Watch Out! These Foods Can Chip Your Teeth

November 3, 2022

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a person eating popcorn in Houston

If you’re a frequent moviegoer, it’s hard to enjoy any piece of cinema without a big bowl of buttery popcorn! But unfortunately, those fluffy little kernels can actually pose a serious threat to your pearly whites—as can many other foods! Here’s a list from your emergency dentist in Houston of some of the most common foods that are actually hazardous for your smile and can chip your teeth, along with what to do if you find yourself with a chipped tooth.


The Impact of Fluoride on Your Teeth

October 13, 2022

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patient getting fluoride in Houston

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but we all know that’s not always the case. The biggest threat to their longevity is tooth decay, which is easily preventable. Simple practices like brushing and flossing can go a long way in preventing cavities. However, there’s another crucial factor that’s necessary for a healthy smile – fluoride. Read on to learn more about what it is and how it can help your teeth in the long term.  


3 Reasons Why Cosmetic Dentistry Isn’t Just for Celebrities

September 29, 2022

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Woman smiling while walking outside

From red carpet events to simple errands on the streets of Los Angeles, celebrities need a picture-perfect smile at every turn. So, it’s not surprising that actors, musicians, and influencers come to mind when you think of cosmetic dentistry. However, these smile-transforming treatments aren’t just for the rich and famous. Here’s why!

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