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Dr. Gennero Named AACD Accredited Member

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Mar
2016
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MADISON, Wis. (01/29/16)—Deborah Gennero, DDS, FAGD has earned the Accredited Member credential in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She joins an elite group of 419 dental professionals who have achieved Accreditation in the Academy.

Since 1986, the AACD Accreditation process has provided an opportunity for dentists and laboratory technicians to enhance their professional skills and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Accreditation is an honor requiring a dedication to continuing education and responsible patient care.

Dr. Gennero graduated from the University of Texas receiving her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry and went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.

In striving for professional excellence, she has affiliated with many dental organizations in addition to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry, member of the Pankey Institute, the Spear Faculty Club, American Dental Association, and their affiliates.

Her private practice is located in the Park Ten Energy Corridor of Houston, Texas, where she cares for her patients.

She is married to Dr. Craig Curd, a practicing Endodontist, and has three handsome sons.

Dr. Gennero will be honored for this achievement at AACD 2016 in Toronto on April 30.

For more information, visit www.aacd.com/accreditation.

About the AACD
The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,500 cosmetic dental professionals in 80 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

So What—It’s Only One Tooth!

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Sep
2014
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Many patients do not understand why dentists are so adamant that a missing tooth, a decayed tooth or a loose tooth, yes, even just one, needs to be repaired or replaced to its initial shape and function. It’s reasonable that patients wonder why it is so important to replace just one tooth.

The reason is that that one tooth missing will allow for a domino effect. When a tooth is lost, the teeth immediately surrounding that tooth will tip, turn, twist and slide out of place, drifting into the hole left by the lost tooth.

The tooth, or in some cases, teeth, below or above the missing tooth will erupt up or down into the opposing open space.

The teeth that shift will be out of position. They will be more difficult to property clean and maintain. And, the affected, out-of-position teeth will be misaligned in the bite. Unwelcome stresses and strains will be created on the shifted teeth.

The shift in the adjacent and opposing teeth will eventually lead to further tooth loss. Dentists see this again and again in case after case where patients do not replace that single missing tooth.

If you would like to keep your teeth for the rest of your life and you have lost or about to lose a permanent adult tooth, then please call and schedule a consultation with our team to find out how we can help you replace that missing tooth or missing teeth. Call us today!

Your “Business Success” Smile

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Sep
2014
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You get up early. You shower, shave, brush your teeth. You pick out your “power outfit or power suit”—the one that is cut just right and has the colors that make you look and feel confident and ready to face the day.

Perhaps you have a big job interview or a graduate school interview. Or maybe you have a group project at school or work where you’d like to take charge and shine for your teacher or boss. Maybe today is the day that you are being considered for that big promotion. Whatever the case might be, you have to be ready, on your ‘A-game’. But, it’s not only your clothes, hair and make-up that matter….

How confident are you when you smile? A beautiful, bright healthy smile goes a long way in helping you present yourself with the confidence you need to succeed. If your smile is not yet the smile that you desire, let Dr. Gennero help you complete your “business confident” look with a smile makeover.

Dr. Gennero and her energetic and talented team are ready to help you attain that smile that will help put you ahead of the competition. Let us help you in deciding if dental veneers, teeth whitening and/or Invisalign adult braces are right for you. Call today for a complimentary smile assessment consultation.

New Orthodontic System: Cfast

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Jun
2014
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Many of us are not blessed with a naturally well aligned smile. You may have gaps, overlaps, twists, or otherwise crooked teeth which bother you when you look in the mirror or see pictures. Do you dream of a straighter smile? You may have already looked into a clear braces (such as Invisalign). There is a new orthodontics system available from Houston, TX, Dr. Deborah Gennero called Cfast. Just what sets Cfast apart from other orthodontic systems? Think fast.

The Social Six

One of the biggest drags about traditional orthodontics is the amount of time it takes from the moment the braces are firmly placed on your teeth to the end of the treatment. Cfast stands for Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth and it is the perfect alternative for adult patients looking to straighten their most visible teeth without a need for bite alignment. Cfast only focuses on correcting what are known as the “social six” teeth. These are the pearly whites which show when you flash your grin at others. They are the teeth that make impressions and represent the way you look when you smile.

How Does Cfast Work?

Cfast utilizes clear brackets and white wires which are affixed to the surfaces of your teeth to blend in with and appear nearly invisible. Gentle force moves your teeth into proper position comfortably. This alone is one of the biggest draws of Cfast as a new orthodontic option. Traditional braces often come at the price of pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. Most Cfast patients only need to wear the system for 4-6 months. If you have a big event coming up such as a reunion, wedding, or family reunion, you could feasibly have your teeth straightened before you go, provided you time the treatment correctly.

Cfast from Houston, TX Dentist

While Cfast can straighten your front teeth in record time, it is not appropriate for all patients. Talk to Dr. Deborah Gennero about your interest in Cfast and she can determine whether you make a good candidate. Should you need more comprehensive orthodontic treatment, Invisalign clear aligners might work for you.

Five Foods to Avoid if you Want Whiter Teeth

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Mar
2014
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Five Foods to AvoidTeeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Deborah Gennerro performs on her patients. Of course, teeth can become yellow and dull thanks to years of smoking and the natural aging process, but certain foods and drinks directly and quickly contribute to a lackluster smile. Dr. Gennero wants to discuss the foods and drinks you should avoid to keep your smile brighter and whiter.

Five Teeth Staining Foods

1. Coffee and tea: Yes they may give you the caffeine charge you are searching for in the morning (or afternoon) but at what cost? These brown liquids will stain your teeth if you drink them daily. If you can’t live without your daily jolt from coffee or tea, consider drinking them through a straw or at least rinsing your mouth with water after drinking them.

2. Soda: If you aren’t an all-day coffee drinker, you may very well be a ‘round the clock soda sipper. Most sodas are dark or bright in color and also have acid which is unhealthy for your tooth enamel. When acid demineralizes enamel, stains will occur much more easily. (more…)

Dental Bonding Covers Up Flaws with Ease and Simplicity

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Feb
2014
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Dental BondingCosmetic dental procedures are multi-faceted to suit the varying needs of patients. Chipped, misshapen, crooked, or discolored teeth aren’t a life sentence. You can make changes whenever you want with the help of Houston cosmetic dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero. If you cringe when you see pictures of yourself, or don’t even like looking at your teeth in the mirror when you’re alone, this is no way to live. Smile confidence is an important element of a high quality of life. One of the simplest possibilities is a treatment called dental bonding. A fairly simple and non-invasive treatment, small flaws on teeth are easily covered up with bonding material (composite resin).

Versatile Composite Resin

Tooth-colored composite resin is the material used to fill cavities in front teeth. We also use it for dental bonding. Incredibly versatile, cosmetic bonding covers up imperfections with both aesthetics and strength. The material undergoes a chemical reaction which allows the resin to literally (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry Quiz: True or False?

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Feb
2014
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Cosmetic Dentistry QuizWhen you look in the mirror, are you pleased with your smile? Or do you feel frustrated that no amount of brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly will ever help overcome your cosmetic dental issues? Cosmetic dentistry has been an important specialty for many years. Houston cosmetic dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennerro is trained to provide cosmetic dentistry services to her patients. How much do you know about cosmetic dentistry?

Questions

Q1. True of false – There is no correlation between dental health and career success. (more…)

Are You Addicted to Tooth Whitening?

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Jan
2014
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Addiction-MonitorNo one doubts that white teeth are desirable. Bright, sparkling teeth can boost your self-confidence and give you a healthier, more vibrant appearance. However, if you are considering cosmetic dentistry in Houston, TX, there is a new hazard to be aware of: bleachorexia. The word may sound ridiculous, but it is a very real, dangerous, and growing phenomenon in our society. Bleachorexia is an addiction to teeth whitening, and like any addiction, it typically springs from low self-esteem, coupled with perfectionism and a desire to succeed. While cosmetic dentistry is a huge benefit to many patients, those who become addicted to whitening treatment can wreck enormous damage on their teeth and sensitive gum tissue. (more…)

Houston, TX Dentist Deals with Holiday Tooth Stains

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Dec
2013
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Holiday-Party-300x200The holiday season is a prime time for serious eating and drinking. It’s very common to gain a few pounds of solid holiday cheer in December. Work parties, friend parties, family parties – there is bound to be a plethora of sweets, treats, and even more than a few adult beverages. Red wine is festive and soothing on a cold winter’s day. However, Houston TX dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, wants you to be concerned about foods and beverages like red wine that can cause dramatic teeth stains which make you look older. (more…)

Houston, TX Dentist Suggest Five Ways to Get Happy

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Oct
2013
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Which comes first: the smile, or the feeling of happiness? Many people believe that a smile is a result of feeling happy, when in fact, the act of smiling can actually bring about happiness. A research study in England found that smiling produces endorphins that would be similar to winning a large sum of money. If you are feeling blue this fall, your Houston, TX dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, offers you five suggestions of activities that should make you feel like smiling more.

Five Ways to Feel Happy

  1. Keep a journal – You’re reading a blog right now, but you can write one, too. Having an outlet to write your thoughts and share them with the masses through the internet can bring about happiness. When you receive positive and affirming comments on your blog, you’re likely to feel even happier.
  2. Make sure you’re getting vitamin D – Serotonin is a hormone that makes you feel good, but when you don’t get enough sun, your levels can be low, and bring on a feeling of sadness. Ever hear of the winter blues? People that live in parts of the world that don’t see a lot of sunshine in colder months should be sure to take a daily vitamin D supplement to keep that smile on their faces.
  3. Schedule a dentist appointment – Have you ever walked out of the dentist’s office feeling like a new person? Other doctor’s appointments can have the same affect. Whether you’re due for a checkup, a dermatology procedure you’ve been putting off, or a physical with your general physician, overall health maintenance and preventive measures can put a happy spring in your step.
  4. Have a dance party – Think you’d feel foolish if you got caught dancing around your living room? Well, that might be, but according to Alice Domar, PhD, director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham, Massachusetts, music activates pleasure centers in your brain, and movement releases mood elevating endorphins.
  5. Just go for it and fix your smile – If issues with your teeth make you feel embarrassed to smile, and you’ve always wanted to opt for cosmetic dentistry, maybe it’s time to make that appointment. A cosmetic dentist has the ability to do a complete smile makeover, using procedures like dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, and tooth colored fillings and crowns to create a look you’ll want to grin about.

Cosmetic Procedures from Houston, TX Dentist

To schedule an appointment with your Houston, TX dentist, contact our  77084 dental office call us at (281) 578-6200. Also, visit our website for services, patient forms, and to learn more about the team. We gladly welcome patients from Clear Lake, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugarland, and surrounding cities.

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