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The Houston Dentists of Tanglewood invite you to become yet one more of our satisfied clients. Dr. Tom Hedge is always excited to meet new patients at the Tanglewood location. Dr. Hedge is a nationally known authority on both dental techniques, as well as dental practice excellence. Don’t waste another day dealing with lingering dental problems. Contact our Tanglewood office today to schedule an appointment to speak with the doctor.
My vote for the Best Dentist!!!!
I'm so glad we found you!!! This office is so relaxing. Serene! He is amazing! A dentist's office can be a scary place but not this one! Soft gentle aesthetics and a kind Doctor. Thank you, Dr. Tom Hedge!!!
Thank you Dr. Hedge for the excellent treatment you provided my family. After one visit, Dr. Hedge was able to help adjust my daughter’s bite. She now eats without discomfort. Thanks for your patience and for being an excellent dentist.
Dr. Tom Hedge is one of the finest dentists anywhere, especially in Houston. He is always on the cutting edge and you are never more comfortable than when you are in his office. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They made the whole visit extremely easy.
Dr. Hedge and his team are absolutely amazing and I couldn't be happier with the service I received. The entire staff is so nice and caring. It's not often that you meet genuine people at a doctor's office, but this team is incredible. It takes a lot to impress me, but this office has done that and more. I highly recommend using them for your dental needs.
Dr. Hedge and his team are superb. They provide highly professional care, with the highest tech equipment. They are also very caring, empathetic, and take their time to listen. Very happy with my experience with them.
Dr. Hedge is widely known as one of the top-notch cosmetic dentists in the United States. Dr. Hedge received his Bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where he majored in biology and chemistry. While studying at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, he conducted research resulting in the publication of seven abstracts and one paper, and received numerous awards at the state and national levels. After graduating from dental school, he completed a general practice residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. This advanced education included training in anesthesia, pediatrics, emergency medicine, geriatrics, TMJ treatment, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthetics, and implantology.
Dr. Hedge is nationally recognized not only for excellence in clinical programs, but for sound business practices that make full use of the newest technologies in dentistry. He is an alumnus of the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, as well as the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Hedge is a frequent contributor in dental publications, as well as professional development magazines.
Dr. Colt Riley is a General Dentist serving the Houston area. Dr. Riley is experienced in all aspects of dentistry, including Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Implants, and Invisalign. He is a professional member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr Riley is a homegrown Houston Texas boy all the way. He attended the University of Texas for undergraduate and dental school. Hook ‘em Horns! Everyone loves Colt. He is personable, caring, and an excellent dentist to boot. He is married to a Pediatric Geneticist MD. His family includes his dog Heidi. Gotta love “dog lovers”! He excels in all areas of dentistry. In fact, he is MY dentist!
Dr. Colt Riley was also awarded the Doctor’s Choice Award and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Student Award. Not only that, his patients love him.
The Houston Dentists Tanglewood is committed to providing you with a top notch dental team consisting of doctors, support staff, comfortable and modern facilities, and the latest in cutting edge dental technology, to serve all your dental needs.
A full mouth reconstruction, which is more commonly called a smile makeover, is a treatment that involves completely revamping a patient's smile.LEARN MORE
Dental Veneers are a great way to correct misshapen, stained, or cracked teeth, and give patients a long lasting beautiful smile.LEARN MORE
Clear aligners are a discrete treatment that gently move teeth into place over time.LEARN MORE
Teeth whitening can provide patients with a bright white smile that builds confidence.LEARN MORE
Dental implants are a popular choice for patients seeking a permanent restorative solution to damaged, broken, or missing teeth.LEARN MORE
Heathy beautiful gums are our goal. For most people, their gums make up half of their smile, and for some even more. So pink, healthy gums that show just the right amount is the goal.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Houston Dentists of Tanglewood, led by Dr. Tom Hedge, recommends that patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine cleanings and exams. However, some patients may need to come in more frequently if they have certain dental issues or conditions. Regular dental visits can help identify and address potential problems before they become more serious, so it's important to keep up with your appointments.
How can I improve my oral hygiene?
Improving oral hygiene is key to maintaining good dental health. Dr. Tom Hedge of Houston Dentists of Tanglewood recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, using fluoride toothpaste. Flossing should be done once a day to remove any food or bacteria that may be stuck between your teeth. Additionally, using an antiseptic mouthwash can help kill germs and freshen breath.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
To maintain good dental health, brushing and flossing should be done at least twice a day. Brushing should be done for two minutes each time, using fluoride toothpaste. Flossing should be done once a day to remove any food or bacteria that may be stuck between your teeth. However, Dr. Tom Hedge of Houston Dentists of Tanglewood recommends that patients who are at a higher risk for dental problems, such as those with gum disease, should brush and floss more frequently.
What are the signs of gum disease?
The signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious dental problems. Dr. Tom Hedge of Houston Dentists of Tanglewood recommends that patients come in for regular dental checkups to catch and treat gum disease early.
Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush?
While some bleeding may occur when brushing or flossing, it's not normal to bleed every time you brush your teeth. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, so it's important to see a dentist if you're experiencing this symptom. Dr. Tom Hedge of Houston Dentists of Tanglewood can evaluate your dental health and help determine the cause of any bleeding.
What should I do if I have a toothache?
If you have a toothache, Dr. Tom Hedge of Houston Dentists of Tanglewood recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as possible to determine the cause of the pain. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, taking over-the-counter pain medication, and avoiding foods and drinks that are too hot or cold.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
In the event of a dental emergency, the first thing you should do is contact Houston Dentists of Tanglewood. Led by Dr. Tom Hedge, our experienced team is well-equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies, from toothaches and broken teeth to lost fillings and crowns. Depending on the nature and severity of your emergency, we may be able to schedule a same-day appointment or provide immediate guidance over the phone. It's important to remember that prompt action can often make a significant difference in the outcome of a dental emergency, so don't hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible.
What are my options If I have a missing tooth/teeth?
If you have missing teeth, there are several options available to you. At Houston Dentists of Tanglewood, Dr. Tom Hedge and his team can help you choose the best option for your needs. One option is dental implants, which involve surgically placing an artificial tooth root in your jawbone and then attaching a replacement tooth. Another option is a dental bridge, which involves placing a prosthetic tooth between two adjacent teeth. Dentures are also a common option, which are removable prosthetic teeth that can be custom-fitted to your mouth. Finally, there is the option of leaving the gap and not replacing the missing teeth, but this is not recommended and it can lead to problems such as shifting teeth and a change in bite. Whatever your needs, Houston Dentists of Tanglewood can help you find the solution that works best for you.
What are my options if I want straighter teeth?
At Houston Dentists of Tanglewood, Dr. Tom Hedge offers multiple options for achieving straighter teeth. Aside from traditional braces, there are several orthodontic options such as Invisalign, which uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth. These aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning. Dr. Hedge offers alternative options to Invisalign such as SureSmile, Clear Correct and Smile Club Direct. Depending on the severity of your teeth, veneers may also be an option for those looking to straighten their teeth for cosmetic purposes only.