Dr. Ayham Nahhas is the owner of Wave Dental in Houston, Texas, a small, locally-owned business that puts patients first.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Do you ever experience tooth pain upon chewing, or upon drinking something hot or cold? There are several types of sensitivity, and several possible treatments. Many patients fear the worst upon the first sign of sensitivity, but don’t panic! Oftentimes, the problem and solution are actually quite simple. But it’s always best to see your…

Is Dental Treatment Safe During Pregnancy?

Is Dental Treatment Safe During Pregnancy?

One of the most common concerns I encounter in my office is how to handle dental care during pregnancy. With all the well-known precautions about alcohol, caffeine, seafood, and more, it’s understandable that many pregnant women are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the safety of routine dental…

How does a dental implant work?

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Chances are, you’ve heard about dental implants vaguely through a television ad or other media, but many patients come to me wondering what they really are and how they work. Although ancient humans attempted to replace teeth with bones, stone, shell, and other materials, modern implants are the result of the accidental discovery in the…

Is flossing really necessary?

Is Flossing Really Necessary?

According to a survey by Delta Dental, only about 41% of Americans floss daily, although that number may be much lower, since another survey by the American Academy of Periodontology showed that 27% of people lie to their dentist about flossing….   Well, there is no need to lie, since I never judge my patients,…

Do you mind your gap?

Do You Mind Your Tooth Gap?

Depending on who you ask, a gap between the two front teeth can be considered unsightly, beautiful, or not even noticeable. While there is no harm in having a gap here as long as it does not interfere with speech or cause food to get stuck in between the teeth, many patients express a desire…