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June 15, 2020

Tonsil Stones: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Now, tonsil stones may not cause life-threatening health problems, but having even one such stone can be a burdensome experience. Picture this. You wake up to bad breath that keeps on getting worse despite all your oral interventions. Your eating, drinking, and swallowing becomes painful. Worse still, you experience difficulty in breathing as the tiny […]

June 8, 2020

Can Teeth Whitening Damage Gums?

Teeth whitening is an important part of maintaining your oral health in the 21st-century with the first impression made by each person aided by having bright, white teeth. Whether you are looking for Austin preventative dentistry or cosmetic dental work, you will find teeth whitening is one of the most important aspects of creating the […]

June 1, 2020

How often should you change your toothbrush?  

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three months or sooner if your brush’s bristles are splayed. This advice applies to both manual toothbrushes and electric toothbrush heads. A toothbrush with frayed bristles will be ineffective in removing plaque from your teeth. However, brushing too hard will wear down toothbrush bristles and your […]

May 25, 2020

Burning Mouth Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Burning Mouth Syndrome, a condition that causes a burning sensation in the mouth, affects at least 2% of the world population, according to the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM). The burning sensation can be felt on the whole mouth, but commonly the gums, palate, lips, and the inner parts of the cheek. The condition […]

May 18, 2020

Why You Bite Your Cheek and How to Stop

Is it an accident or chronic habit? This is a question Austin Preventative Dentistry can help answer. Whether it occurs from inattentive chewing or repetitive stress and/or anxiety behavior, cheek biting happens to both children and adults. A cheek bite is a very painful experience, which can also involve the tongue or lips. It can […]

May 11, 2020

Straighten Your Teeth With Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have grown hugely popular over the past few years as a better alternative to traditional braces. They are made of clear plastic and are made from molds of the mouth to properly fit so crooked or crowded teeth can realign into proper position. If you are considering getting clear aligners, you should know […]

May 4, 2020

What Happens if I Don’t Replace a Missing Tooth?

Missing Teeth Equals a Missing Roster The teeth in your mouth are a team. In fact, it is often a nearly perfect team, in the beginning, allowing for a bite that can do things like chew food effectively for proper digestion. If one or more of those players are missing other members of the team […]

March 23, 2020

Vaping and Oral Health

The practice of vaping has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is marketed as a healthy alternative to smoking cigarettes. While it’s true that vaping is free of the many harmful chemicals that are released by burning the tobacco leaves of cigarettes, it is far from a safe practice. In addition to other major […]

March 17, 2020

3 Ways Orthodontic Techniques Could Prevent a Poor Bite

The manner in which the jaw closes and shuts plays an important role in overall dental health. The jawbone is connected to the mandible at two points called ball socket joints near the jaw under the ear. In normal bites, the jawbone aligns with the mandible and moves normally while opening and closing. In abnormal […]

March 9, 2020

Easy Oral Care Tips for Kids

When Kids Have Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Kids generally have teeth that look like they belong to kids. Biology designed it that way because adult teeth would not look right in a child’s mouth, nor would adult teeth fit. However, kids often have accidents or health problems that create unsightly and unhealthy visual markers on their […]

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