Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants?

January 12, 2016

man with a beautiful smile thanks to dental implants in los fresnosDental implants are the most versatile tooth replacement options, and are effective in replacing any number of missing teeth from one tooth to an entire row. This is due in large part to the innovative design that replaces the entire dental structure both the roots and biting surfaces of teeth. This not only provides optimal structural support for replacement prosthetics, but promotes oral health by stimulating jawbone density and the retention of gum tissue volume. For many patients, dental implants are the clearly superior tooth replacement solution, but like any surgical procedure, there are patients who will not be ideal candidates. Before selecting dental implant tooth replacement, it’s essential that patients weigh their options, and make the choice that fits their needs.

Why You Should Make It Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss Daily

January 11, 2016

New years resolutions: floss daily

  1. It’s a New Year! The New Year is a time for new starts, and this year you can make a resolution to start flossing every day. The benefits are greater than you may think!


  1. Avoid plaque build up! When you eat, food can get stuck between your teeth. When this is left unchecked, it can cause serious plaque build-up which can lead to bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. Plaque builds up naturally after you eat, and this sticky substance is notorious for causing the mentioned problems and more. Even if you brush regularly and your teeth look okay, neglecting to floss can only do harm. Cavities can form in hard to reach places such as between teeth, making them go unnoticed until you’re in serious pain and in desperate need of a dental visit.


Is Teeth Grinding Really a Big Deal?

December 16, 2015

woman sleeping peacefully thanks to teeth grinding treatmentMany patients who suffer from chronic, unconscious teeth grinding and clenching, bruxism, are unaware of the potentially detrimental effects it has on oral health. From a chipped to tooth to hearing loss, the potential health concerns related to bruxism can dramatically impact a patient’s daily life.

Your Child’s Development vs. Bad Oral Hygiene

September 3, 2015

young girl brusing teeth great oral hygiene routineIt’s not just your dentist who can recognize bad oral health. Surprisingly, your child’s teacher might be the one to recognize problems with his or her teeth considering they spend almost 40 hours a week together. Teachers learn a lot about children’s development over the years, including the problems that arise in the classroom due to a lack of proper dental care.

Importance of Dental Cleanings & Exams with Your Dentist Los Fresnos

July 21, 2015


If you’ve ever tried to change a habit or make a new one, you know it’s not easy, even if that habit might save your life. Twice a year dental cleanings and exams could help patients avoid numerous systemic diseases, and reduce health effects of some chronic illnesses. At Los Fresnos Dental Center, we know it’s not easy to start a new habit, but we hope you’ll consider six month dental checkups. You’ll see the difference every time you smile, but you may never know how many other benefits you received by maintaining your beautiful smile. Contact the caring dental team at our Los Fresnos, TX office to schedule an appointment today.

Six Tips To Maintain Healthy Teeth While You’re Traveling This Summer

June 29, 2015

los fresnos summer travel tipsSummertime is a glorious time for families across the United States. It’s the time of the season where everyone is traveling. It makes sense — school is out and parents are on vacation from work. It’s the perfect time to get away from it all and enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, some patients take the relaxation part a little too seriously and don’t receive dental treatment during these crucial months. There is temptation everywhere in the form of
food and other sugary treats. These treats, no matter how good they taste, can leave your smile in tatters and cause big problems if they aren’t taken care of.

Our office in Los Fresnos, TX wants you to have a wonderful summer, but scheduling an appointment is very important before you hit the road. This gives us ample time to diagnose any current problems while keeping a close eye on issues that may turn into bigger ones. A general checkup can leave your mouth feeling clean and healthy throughout these exciting summer months. Before you pack your bags and head on your adventure, schedule an appointment just so we can make sure everything looks great. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Super-Mom Secrets: Summer Edition

June 9, 2015

Summer beach

It’s summertime again and you know what that means – it’s time to spend this wonderful season having fun in the sun while enjoying the company of friends and family. If you’re a parent, you also know how busy it can be. Sports practices, summer camp, swimming lessons, dance recitals; the list can seem endless. Los Fresnos Dental Center in Los Fresnos, TX wants to help those moms stay on their game and make this summer the best one yet, so we enlisted the help of the Super-Mom.


Super-Mom’s 5 Secrets

Summer is a breath of fresh air for kids. No school for your kids means late nights, spending time with friends and getting into who-knows-what during the day. Heed these five friendly dental tips so you and your kids can breeze through the summer without any problems.


#1 What To Do: Knocked-out tooth

  • Put tooth in glass of milk (or store inside mouth to keep it moist. Remember: DO NOT BITE)
  • Don’t touch the root of the tooth
  • See the dentist immediately

#2 Helpful Nutrition Hacks

  • Probiotic-rich meals regulate phytic acids in the digestive system, which are kryptonite for teeth.
  • Homemade bone broths (chicken, beef, or lamb with ample vegetable servings) improve absorption of Vitamins A, D, E, and K and other minerals which are essential for life and beautiful smiles. Plus, they are easy to cook!
  • Limit grains and sugars – residues from these can cause rapid decay and cavities.

 #3 Easy Dental Tips

  • Keep a toothbrush and floss kit available to grab on-the-go. It’s perfect for a single-day adventure at the beach or camping.
  • Use non-alcoholic mouthwash to rinse and brush after being in the ocean all day.
  • Purchase cinnamon-flavored floss because it will make this important task that much sweeter.

#4 Dentist’s Gentle Solutions: Get It Done!

  • Easy, single-visit, multi-patient scheduling for families
  • 1-hour crowns scheduled during lunch breaks
  • Convenient evening and weekend scheduling
  • PLUS summer discounts

#5 Fight Boredom: Top 5 Websites for Kids


These time-saving tips will help ensure that you and your kids’ summer will be stress-free and full of excitement. It’s an important time of year for your teeth; there are all kinds of treats and other summer delicacies that can wreak havoc on your teeth. Stick with us and your family will keep their smiles shining bright and beautiful this season.


Schedule An Appointment

If a dental situation does arise, be sure to give our office in Los Fresnos, TX a call. We happily serve the surrounding communities of Del Mar Heights, Los Cuates, Rancho Viejo, Laureles and beyond. Happy summer!


810 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste C-3, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 USA
Dr. Adam LaLonde Los Fresnos TX Dentists (956) 233-4400 (956) 233-5626