By putting time and effort into your daily oral care routine, you can keep your smile free of problems that affect your appearance and well-being. What many people fail to realize is that their current brushing and flossing habits are not providing enough support to avoid tartar accumulation. Tartar forms when plaque buildup hardens, and becomes difficult to remove. When deposits of tartar are present, your risk for issues like tooth decay and gum disease can increase. While the substance can resist brushing and flossing efforts, it is possible for your hygienist to clear tartar from your smile during your next routine dental cleaning the next time you see your Austin, TX dentist. (more…)
Would you ever choose to live with a painful toothache? When you consider how much trouble a toothache can create as you try to go about your typical day, it is hard to imagine anyone putting up with this discomfort. With that said, people sometimes resign themselves to this painful experience because they put off treatment in hopes the matter might go away on its own. If you have a persistent toothache, it could be due to an infection that can actually grow more severe, and potentially cause you to lose your tooth! Your Austin, TX dentist can determine if your tooth is infected, and provide the appropriate restorative dental work to address the matter. (more…)
It is important to take advantage of the services your dentist provides at every preventive dental exam. With that said, your long-term smile health does benefit from you maintaining good habits on a daily basis. The approach you take to brushing and flossing your teeth can affect your relative risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Your choices when it comes to meals and snacks can also have a real impact on your smile. Fortunately, you can bring up any questions you might have about your current oral care routine when you attend dental checkups with your Austin, TX dentist. (more…)
Have you already tried to deal with tough teeth stains on your own by purchasing a whitening kit from your local grocery store or pharmacy? If you have, you can be aware that the results they deliver can lead to disappointment. If you want to see real results from a cosmetic dental procedure, our Austin, TX dentist’s office is ready to help! We can send you home with a custom whitening kit that provides bleaching agents that deliver improvements that are hard to miss. Once your recommended daily application period is complete, you can marvel at a smile that is now many shades whiter than it was before! (more…)
While tooth loss should be regarded as a serious problem, it is one that can be addressed effectively through modern restorative dental work. For many people who lose a tooth, a dental implant can offer great support that makes them confident in their smile, and in their ability to bite and chew with their restoration. Our Austin, TX dental office has helped many people enjoy smile improvements with dental implant-held restorations. We can talk to you about what you should expect from dental implants, as well as the benefits of using another prosthetic appliance to restore your smile.
When a person’s teeth are poorly spaced, they can be self-conscious about visible gaps, overlaps, and other flaws that have a negative effect on their smile. If you have these issues with the way you look, you may feel frustrated at the thought of having to wear metal braces to finally address them. What you should know is that our Austin, TX dental office can work on your smile alignment flaws by providing ClearCorrect aligners. ClearCorrect appliances are easy to remove, and they are designed to avoid unwanted attention. As a result, they can be an effective solution for poor dental alignment, as well as a discreet one! (more…)
Living with a smile that you are less than confident in can become harder and harder over time. This is partly because you can feel frustrated by persistent feelings of self-consciousness, but also because wear and tear can gradually create additional problems for your teeth. What can you do to see meaningful improvements, and ensure that those improvements last? Our Austin, TX dental practice has helped many people greatly improve the way they look through the placement of porcelain veneers. Veneers are remarkably strong, thin shells constructed to look like healthy teeth. They only occupy a limited amount of space on teeth, but their presence can effectively hide a wide range of flaws that might make a person unhappy with how they look. (more…)
How long will it take to have a problem with your tooth addressed? At other practices, you may find that you have to wait to complete a treatment because your custom dental crown has to be produced by a third party dental lab. Our Austin, TX dental office is able to craft these restorations on site, so we can have the restoration ready for you in just one day! This makes the process of restoring a tooth more convenient, so you can return to your daily life with no more concerns about the condition of your tooth. It also eliminates a frustrating waiting period where you have to rely on a temporary crown to effectively protect a vulnerable tooth. (more…)
What are your goals for 2020? Many people enter the new year thinking about opportunities for professional growth, while others focus on social concerns, or their well-being. It is important to think about how your smile can affect your socially and professionally, and how your oral health influences your overall well-being. If you want to make sure your smile is looking and feeling its best, make sure you have preventive dental exams scheduled throughout 2020. Checkups every six months can ensure that your smile stays healthy, and that you are receiving important support for problems with plaque and tartar. Our Austin, TX dental office can provide important preventive support for you so that you can keep your teeth healthy throughout 2020…and beyond. (more…)
What you probably already realize is that if you are interested in cosmetic care for an issue you’re having with your smile … but it’s not a serious, severe, or all-over issue … dental bonding and contouring often come to the rescue! While they can treat little bitty details, you likely realize that treating even the smallest of eyesores can result in what appears to be a dazzlingly revived grin! However, as you get down to the particulars of whether you require bonding for your need or contouring, the answer may escape you. Don’t fret! Our Austin, TX practice has the beautifying-related information you need, coming right up!