If you’re one of the roughly 5 million Americans having their wisdom teeth removed this year, you need to know how to ensure a speedy, uncomplicated recovery.  Even though it’s considered minor surgery and it’s relatively safe, it is still surgery and you may be surprised at how much it can knock you off your… Read More

Even though enamel, a mineral form of calcium phosphate, scores 5 on the Mohs hardness scale—harder than steel—it is also brittle, comparable to glass. As a result, chips, fractures, cracks, and significant breaks, like a tooth broken in half, are not uncommon.   If severe enough, broken and chipped teeth can cause severe pain and/or cause… Read More

Stem cell research has exploded in the last 20 years, so it should come as no surprise that a major segment of medicine, such as dentistry, would have its fair share of researchers attempting to make new scientific breakthroughs.   Those breakthroughs are, by all accounts, at least several years away from your local dentist’s office,… Read More

Today’s blog comes to us courtesy of one of our patients, Matt. Matt is a 42-year-old marketing executive here in Houston. We recently invited him to Bunker Hill Dentistry to try out our new Itero Element 2 intraoral digital scanner. He was kind enough to share his thoughts on the process with us, with a… Read More

Millions of Americans experience anxiety about going to the dentist. Much of this can be chalked up to Hollywood sensationalism, but there’s no doubt that not so long ago, dentists were hindered by inadequate tools and techniques that made getting your teeth worked on not much fun. But if you haven’t stepped into a modern… Read More

For some people, a trip to the dentist means anxiety and frustration due to lengthy visit times and uncomfortable x-ray procedures. But what if undergoing dental imaging could be easier, faster, and much more comfortable? Thankfully, our team at Bunker Hill Dentistry is proud to offer a better alternative—the iTero Element 2 intraoral digital scanner.… Read More

It is widely known that dental check-ups are supposed to be every 6 months for both adults and children, and most professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend so. However, have you ever wondered why it’s exactly 6 months and not 4, 8, or 10? Ever asked yourself why it has… Read More

Wisdom teeth emerge in the back of your mouth sometime between the ages of 17 and 25 (for most people). These additional molars often need to be removed, but there is a lot of misinformation regarding how and why wisdom teeth removal surgery occurs. Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need To Be Removed? No! This dental… Read More