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July 13, 2020

5 Tips for Good Oral Hygiene and Healthy Smiles

Oral hygiene extends beyond brushing your teeth daily and flossing regularly. There are other techniques that you may not have heard of, but that are necessary to keep a clean, healthy mouth. Here are a few tips to maintain good health for your teeth, gums and mouth. Clean Your Dental Devices Often: If you clean […]

Austin Cosmetic Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Preventive Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Preventive Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Preventive Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Preventive Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Invisalign
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 […]

Austin Restorative Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Preventive Dentistry
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 […]

Austin Cosmetic Dentistry
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 […]

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