In a world full of soda machines, complimentary peppermints and other sugary foods, it can be easy to forget that these snacks can have a major effect on your oral health. After all, you can’t see any damage, so it’s fine, right? But tooth decay has a way of developing over time, and if it’s not treated, you could end up with a gap in your smile – or worse. Here’s what you need to know about damaged teeth and why it’s important for your dentist in South Austin to try and save them.
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May 8, 2019
April 20, 2019
Washing your mouth may not seem necessary after you’ve just brushed and flossed. Using mouth rinse can help prevent oral health problems and keep your breath fresh if it’s used in addition to other oral hygiene products. When you’re walking down the health aisle at the grocery store, you may notice that there are a few different types of rinses. Depending on what you want your mouthwash to accomplish, you can choose from a variety. It’s best to consult your dentist in Oak Hill to see which kind would benefit your mouth the most. Read on to learn about the different types of mouthwashes and what they have to offer. (more…)
February 6, 2019
If you have a tooth that is injured (chipped or cracked) or decayed, you might expect your dentist in Oak Hill to suggest a traditional filling. Unfortunately, these are usually not enough to provide the help your tooth may need. We understand you don’t want unnecessary procedures and may be asking, “But why won’t a filling work?” Let a dentist in Oak Hill share a few ways you can tell if you may need a temporary crown.
January 26, 2019
When you clean your teeth in the morning or at night, do you ever notice blood ending up in the sink along with the excess toothpaste? Bleeding gums is often a sign of gum disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affects roughly half of all American adults – that is over 60 million men and women! Fortunately, gum disease can be reversed – but only if it is caught and treated in the early stages. Here are the signs and stages of gum disease and how visiting a dentist in Oak Hill can help prevent tooth loss.
December 22, 2018
Porcelain veneers in South Austin can transform a smile that has faded over the years. Veneers are an effective treatment for many cosmetic issues, including stained, widely gapped or uneven teeth. Veneers do require that the underlying teeth are healthy enough to support the restoration. If this is not the case, then the patient may be better off seeking other options.
December 3, 2018
Do you have a little one at home? Of course, you want to know what is healthy for them and what’s not. For years, parents have given their kids pacifiers to relax and fall asleep, but are they healthy for your baby? Using a pacifier comes with both pros and cons. Keep reading to learn the positives and negatives of using a pacifier from your dentist in Oak Hill.
November 4, 2018
You know those people who dream of Pumpkin Spice Lattes long before fall?
You crave the PSL, too, but you’re a year-round, die-hard Starbucks regular. On a daily basis, you sip through the guilt of the multitude of “sins” you know are hiding in those delicious drinks. You can easily put your dentist in South Austin completely out of your mind, but why should you? He’s got a few Starbucks workarounds you just might love…without the guilt.
October 24, 2018
Are you looking to achieve that whiter, brighter dream smile? One of the most significant benefits porcelain veneers provide for patients is their resistance to stains or discoloration. This means that they don’t discolor at the rate your natural teeth do, which means that you can maintain your beautiful smile longer with regular brushing and flossing. Here are some of the other benefits porcelain veneers in South Austin offer.
October 18, 2018
It’s that time of year again! From Halloween through New Year’s, it seems like there are endless goodies to be eaten everywhere you look. In addition to the extra desserts you make at home, you might also find the office breakroom filled with cookies and candy as well! But, unfortunately, an estimated 27% of Americans from age 20-64 have untreated cavities – and all these sweet foods certainly don’t help. So how can you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, without it taking a toll on your teeth and gums? It’s simple: practice good prevention and make good dietary choices. Keep reading to learn more about some simple strategies you can use to avoid major dental work from a dentist in Oak Hill this year!
September 3, 2018
Do you brush your teeth? Congratulations, you’re already on your way to maintaining a healthy smile. But, did you know that you can brush your teeth too hard? Yes, you read that correctly, brushing with too much pressure can cause damage to your teeth and gums. Most people that overbrush don’t even know that they are damaging their smile. Keep reading to learn the signs to tell if you’re brushing too hard and the issues brushing with heavy pressure can cause for your teeth and gums from a dentist in South Austin.