Blog Archive

What to Expect With Oral Surgery Oct 14th, 2020

Oral surgery may have an ominous ring to it for some people. Despite its clinical sounding name, it encompasses a range of common dental procedures, and isn’t a singular process. As with other types of surgery, oral surgery has varying levels of complexity, from minor to major, and it includes...

5 Benefits of Invisalign Sep 23rd, 2020

While there’s no arguing the results, traditional teeth alignment with braces has plenty of room for improvement. The metallic appearance of conventional braces can strike a blow to many teens, just as they’re developing concern for their appearance. Older patients might need to worry about credibility at work, when others...

Which Type of Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for You? Aug 21st, 2020

While regular dental checkups keep you ahead of tartar buildup, cavities, and gum disease, there’s more to a brilliant smile than simple maintenance. In many cases, natural teeth aren’t “Hollywood perfect.” That can take additional work, but your dentist, Kerry M. Bloom, DDS here in Houston, is also the man...

Same-Day Crowns Can Transform Your Smile Jul 19th, 2020

It’s hardly news that computers have revolutionized many aspects of contemporary life. The revolution continues as technologies evolve, interact, and refine to the point where new applications emerge, spurring on the development cycle even further. Digital 3-D imaging is a catalyst for change in the field of dentistry. Dental crowns...

What Can I Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure? Jun 25th, 2020

For generations, dentures and dental bridges were the best way to replace missing teeth, and while these could be effective, there remained problems. Dentures only replaced the parts of your teeth above the gumline. Fixing denture plates in place wasn’t reliable, and the shape of your jawbones and gums changed...

6 Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) May 1st, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 47% of American adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease, and the rate increases to 70% for people over 65. While certainly many have mild cases, others could risk tissue damage and tooth loss without treatment....

Professional vs. Home Teeth-Whitening Mar 4th, 2020

If you think an attractive smile is a social asset, 99.7% of the population agrees with you. It’s no wonder that the teeth whitening industry sees $11 billion in activity every year. Your smile is a big part of the way the world perceives you. Teeth whitening is one of...

Caring For Your Dental Implant Feb 1st, 2020

By the time you reach the age of 40, there’s nearly a 70% chance that you’ll be missing at least one natural tooth. While dentures and bridges have long been used to fill the gaps, the new standard of care for missing teeth is dental implants.  It’s estimated that the...

How to Minimize Invisalign® Pain Jan 9th, 2020

If you’ve just gotten your new Invisalign® aligners, they may feel very strange. That’s normal. After all, you have foreign material in your mouth all day and all night. But don’t worry: That feeling disappears quickly. Invisalign aligners have taken the world of orthodontia to a new place. More than...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Dec 1st, 2019

Did you know over four million Americans wear braces? It’s not just a cosmetic issue. Leaving crooked teeth misaligned can lead to serious consequences for your entire body. Here, at the offices of Kerry M. Bloom, D.D.S, your health is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful...

How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy After Oral Surgery Nov 1st, 2019

Oral surgery can address many dental and mouth conditions. It’s usually performed if you have tooth damage, an infection, or abnormal gum tissue. You need to follow certain guidelines after oral surgery to keep your mouth healthy. Otherwise, you’re at risk of infection. Knowing what to do after oral surgery...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Oct 1st, 2019

Around 40 million American adults are missing at least one of their teeth. If you’re one of them, you shouldn’t ignore your missing tooth, even if you don’t feel as though it affects your appearance or health.  You know that your teeth work together to help you chew, talk, and...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays Sep 1st, 2019

Once you've got your Invisalign® trays, clear aligners that correct your smile almost invisibly, taking good care of them is key to getting the most out of the process. With good hygiene and careful storage, your trays should stay invisible for the two weeks or so you'll use each set....

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Aug 1st, 2019

Improving the appearance of your smile can benefit your well-being in a thousand little ways.  Kerry M. Bloom, DDS, is committed to helping you enjoy your best smile. Our office, conveniently housed inside Houston Methodist Hospital, offers Philips Zoom in-office teeth whitening, improving your smile's brightness by up to eight...

Waking Up With Headaches? You May Need a Night Guard Jul 1st, 2019

Do you often awaken in the morning with a headache and don’t know why? Maybe you need to check inside your mouth, because you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. You can do extensive damage during the night and not even know it until you see teeth that...

Get the Smile You've Always Dreamed of With Invisalign® Jun 1st, 2019

Invisalign® is a popular and effective orthodontic treatment offered by Kerry M. Bloom, DDS, and our experienced team in Houston, Texas. When you want straighter teeth without traditional metal braces, consider Invisalign. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic system used to straighten teeth. Instead of metal braces and rubber...

Why Dental Implants Are A Good Option For Replacing Missing Teeth May 3rd, 2019

Missing teeth can mean more than just a gap in your smile. They can lead to a lack of confidence if you find yourself hiding your smile or avoiding photographs. They could even contribute to further jaw problems if you don’t get them replaced. Luckily, Dr. Kerry Bloom offers a...

Wearing a Night Guard is More Important to Your Oral Health Than You Might Realize Apr 1st, 2019

Bruxism is the (usually unconscious) habit of grinding your teeth, particularly at night. Up to 31% of women and men engage in some form of bruxism, according to the Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache. Some reasons you grind your teeth could include: You’re a smoker You drink...

Necessary Steps for Preparing Your Mouth for Dental Implants Mar 7th, 2019

More than three million people in the United States have dental implants and that number increases by half a million each year. The reason for the popularity of dental implants is simple: They offer the best solution for missing teeth, in both form and function. At our Houston practice, Dr....

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help With a Variety of Dental Issues Feb 1st, 2019

Cracked teeth. Missing teeth. Crooked, overlapping, unevenly spaced, or stained teeth. These common dental issues adversely affect your dental health, your overall health, and undoubtedly, your self-confidence. Here at Kerry M. Bloom, DDS, in Houston, we’re committed to keeping your teeth and mouth healthy, while providing you with the most...

Brighten Your Smile This Year With Zoom Teeth Whitening Jan 14th, 2019

The new year offers everyone a new start, a new chance to make plans and set goals for the next 12 months. If you’re like most people, at least one of your goals probably has something to do with improving the way you look or feel about yourself. And one...

How Endodontics Helps to Reduce Unwanted Pain Dec 20th, 2018

When most of us think of maintaining an attractive, healthy-looking smile, we think of the white exterior of the teeth. But the inside of the teeth is just as important. Inside the tooth interior is a portion called the pulp. The pulp contains the blood supply and nerves that keep...

The Two Main Differences Between Braces and Invisalign Nov 29th, 2018

Getting your teeth straightened no longer means months wearing metal appliances, and for adults who want straighter teeth, this is good news. Invisalign allows gentle straightening of the teeth without the need for full braces, but is this the right answer for everyone? Does Invisalign mean the end to braces,...

How Dental Implants Can Improve Oral Health Oct 31st, 2018

When you lose a tooth, it's not just your physical appearance that suffers. Many people who lose teeth also suffer from a decline in oral health. Understanding why this happens and what you can do to fix the problem can help you take care of your teeth. Here's what you...

Which Teeth Whitening Method Is Best for Me? Sep 14th, 2018

Teeth whitening has become as much a part of oral health these days as a six-month check-up. And why not? Having a brilliant smile isn’t just for celebrities. It’s much more affordable than it used to be. Plus there’s a whole slew of options to brighten up those pearly whites...

3 Surprising Ways A Smile Makeover Can Help You Aug 16th, 2018

3 Surprising Ways A Smile Makeover Can Help YouYour smile greets the world, so you want to put your best self forward every time you flash your pearly whites. But if your teeth are dull, crooked, or chipped, your smile may not tell the story you want the world to...

Why Good Dental Hygiene Helps Prevent Serious Health Conditions Jul 31st, 2018

Good oral hygiene is one of the cornerstones of good health, and yet over 90% of American adults ages 20-64 have cavities. The benefit of good oral care is far-reaching. Not only does taking care of your teeth and gums prevent plaque, gingivitis and other gum diseases, it also prevents...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White Jun 28th, 2018

The power of a good first impression is the stuff of legend: Romances bloom, business deals are struck, and relationships are forged all thanks to that one moment when people meet and form an instant assessment.Playing no small role in this first impression is your smile, especially one that’s backed...