Category Archives: Dental Care

Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy this Halloween

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Halloween is a time traditionally filled with fun and a little bit of fright. For parents and dentists, the scares are not only limited to ghosts or goblins. They also come from Halloween candy and many of the other treats available this time of year. “We all know that candy …

Brushing Up on your Children’s Dental Health

By Dr. Amar Trivedi, Director of Dental Services February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Created by the American Dental Association (ADA), the event brings awareness to the importance of dental hygiene and oral health for children. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children and impacts even more kids than asthma. According …

Teaching your children personal hygiene skills

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics The winter months are often synonymous with the cold and flu season. Teaching your children personal hygiene will help them to stay healthy as well as ward off illnesses this time of year.  It’s never too early to begin teaching your little ones the importance of good …

Dental sealants can protect your children’s teeth

By Carolina Boyd Tooth decay is the leading chronic illness among school-age children in Texas. According to the Texas Health Institute, nearly 6 out of 10 Texas children have a history of dental decay and more than 25 percent have untreated decay. That is why it is important that children develop good oral health habits …

Your Baby’s First Dental Visit

By John Dioquino, DDS From a baby’s first word to the first step, every day in your child’s first year of life can feel like a new milestone. Those memorable moments should also include his or her first visit to a dentist. It’s important to start early when it comes to protecting your child’s teeth. …

The importance of good dental hygiene

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. As Legacy’s Director of Dental Care Dr. Mark DeAnda explains, poor dental hygiene can lead to problems bigger than an unpleasant smile. Tooth decay and gum disease can affect other parts of your body, including your heart.

5 Focus Areas for Diabetes Self-Care During the Holiday Season

As we enter full-force into the holiday season, it’s a great time to focus on your diabetes self-care and also remind yourself that there are many things that you can do to prevent or delay diabetes symptoms.

Watch “The Legacy Story”

Legacy has transformed from the little-clinic-that-could of the 1980s into an entire community health system, today made up of 29 locations, across Southeast Texas. While growth is good, we are just trying to keep up with the unfortunate – and growing – demand for high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the new video.

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.