Preventative Dentistry

Austin preventative dentistry
September 13, 2018

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Is it painful having a wisdom tooth removed? Wisdom teeth removal has become something of a rite of passage among teenagers and young adults. According to the American Dental Association, there are many problems that wisdom teeth can cause including infection, pain, periodontal disease, and pushing existing teeth together due to lack of mouth space. When […]

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February 17, 2019

How can I naturally prevent tooth decay?

  If you’ve ever had a tooth cavity, you know how unpleasant the experience can be. Cavities, also known as dental caries, are caused by decay that leads to tiny holes in the tooth. These holes can expose the nerves running through your teeth, causing pain when you chew and an increased sensitivity to hot […]

whitening bad for your teeth
February 25, 2019

Is whitening bad for your teeth?

Teeth Whitening is Safe and Effective Most people experience a decrease in the whiteness of their teeth simply by engaging in their regular routine. Food choices, drink choices as well as age and many more factors can contribute to a person experiencing tooth discoloration. Even with the best efforts at oral hygiene, the white tooth […]

April 23, 2019

What Can Cause Gum Pain?

Gum pain can be intensely painful and is caused by a wide variety of things. Canker sores, for example, are extremely common and can be caused by anything from stress to a compromised immune system. Gum pain can also be caused by an infection in a tooth’s root, called a tooth abscess, or by infected […]

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June 3, 2019

Best Brushing Habits

The simple fact is that nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontitis according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Periodontitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the gum tissue. In the later stages, it causes deterioration of the jaw and teeth. It all begins with […]

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June 25, 2019

Cavity Detection Options

What are cavities? Cavities are the result of bacterial colonies burrowing their way into your teeth. The bacterial release acids and turn your teeth into swiss cheese. It is difficult to see the development of a cavity, early on, because the bacterial colonies weaken the enamel at a microscopic level before the cavity finally forms. […]

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July 8, 2019

Keeping your gums healthy: A Guide

People take for granted that their gums are there to hold their teeth in place and don’t think about them overly much. It is, after all, the teeth that matter. What they may not realize is if the gums are in bad shape, they won’t be able to hold the teeth well. Even a healthy […]

poor dental health lead to liver cancer
July 23, 2019

Can poor dental health lead to liver cancer?

Is dental health connected to liver cancer? A recent study by a research group at Queen’s University Belfast concluded that poor oral health can increase your chances of liver cancer by 75 percent. Although there is an alternative theory that poor eating habits coincide with poor oral health and, therefore, leads to the increased risks […]

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August 1, 2019

How long should your dental routine be?

Do you know the appropriate amount of time to brush your teeth? Should you use Mouthwash, or Floss your teeth first? The answer to the question is a little more complicated than a simple answer. We invite you to peruse our informative Austin dental center blog post below! What is the Ideal Oral Hygiene Routine? […]

Home whitening vs. In-Office Whitening
August 14, 2019

Home whitening vs. In-Office Whitening

With so much emphasis on our physical appearance, probably everyone you know has jumped on the teeth-whitening bandwagon. While some choose at-home remedies, others opt for in-office treatments to avoid having to wait months for the final results. But when it comes to deciding which whitening treatment to use, it can be overwhelming. Read on […]

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