When you visit us for dental cleanings and checkups, we speak with you about your smile and your oral health. We talk about any problems we see (if any), about how to deal with those concerns, and more. When you’re familiar with the way your smile and possible issues work and the terms associated with them, it’s very easy to gain a big picture understanding of your smile, common concerns, and what you need to do both to offer your grin protection and to treat it when things don’t go quite as planned. However, if you feel you need a bit of a review of the day-to-day dental care jargon you require, our Austin, TX team is happy to make this happen!
With each passing year, we all decide that we’re going to do our absolute best in terms of areas of our lives that could use a bit of improvement. If you have your smile care on that list for 2020, then the underlying goal you’re considering is how to get more out of your experience for the year, so you’re enjoying a very healthy and beautiful looking smile! Unfortunately, if you aren’t really sure what you can do any differently other than remember to brush and floss, then a bit of inspiration may be just the ticket! Lucky for you, our Austin, TX team is full of helpful considerations!
The truth is, it takes a while for tooth decay to actually get started and then to form, leaving you with a cavity. However, from your perspective, it may seem as though everything was perfectly fine one moment and then bam! Suddenly you have this hygiene-related illness affecting your tooth and you need restorative dental care to fix it. How did you miss the process that got you there, you ask? Our Austin, TX team is happy to explain what’s going on that may be causing you to think that decay spontaneously arrives, when it’s actually something that no longer needs to catch you by surprise.
We’re into September, which means we have about four months of the full 12 left. As you know, that shakes out to the final third of the year but we are quickly headed toward the final quarter! When 2019 began, of course, you had lots and lots of time at your disposal, with which you probably came up with some lovely plans for your oral health. Did you follow through on that dental care? Are you ahead of the game, behind, or somewhere in between? Whatever the case, consider this our Austin, TX team’s friendly reminder to consider those end-of-year details that help protect your grin.
You know, of course, and you have known for the majority of your life that the basis of a healthy smile includes brushing your teeth. However, you have heard it so many times that there may not be quite as much power behind that statement, which means you may start to feel a bit apathetic about it. Is it really that important, you may wonder? The truth is, the answer to that question is always going to be a very big yes! While you can appreciate professional advice from our Austin, TX team is probably factual and important, we realize you may still appreciate some additionally compelling reasons behind our dental care advice. So, let’s get started with some brush-related details.
If tooth loss is something you are currently thinking about most of the time because you are missing teeth, then you might feel a little unsure about something that’s very important: Whether or not to replace your teeth. Part of you assumes it only makes sense to replace them. The other part wonders: What if you decided not to? Fortunately, this is an issue our Austin, TX team can very quickly put to rest, so you can move forward! The answer is always that replacing the teeth that are missing and filling open spaces is the right move. Now, as for why, we can help with that, too!
When you hear about dental care, from the cosmetic treatments we offer to those that are restorative in nature, there’s one thing that comes up quite frequently (especially when you ask our Austin, TX team what the results are going to look like). What is it? Well, you hear us explain to you that the treatments provide you with lifelike materials, so your smile looks, well, a real smile! So, why is this so exciting, you wonder, and what does it really mean? Let’s sort through some compelling details.
When you think about your smile care, do you find that you’re often worried about cavities? Concerned about whether you’re doing a good enough job? Maybe you feel like it’s a huge chore. Fortunately, our Austin, TX team is happy to remind you that when you focus on practicing success-oriented care, rather than care that’s based in feelings of worry, it can feel much easier to simply stay the course. What does this look like and how can you accomplish it, you ask? It’s easy!
When you sit back and consider the idea of teeth whitening for yourself, you may realize that your thoughts primarily focus on the fact that you’re not sure when you’ll be able to whiten. If this is the case, then that means you haven’t been in to see our Austin, TX team for a cosmetic consultation just yet (which we highly recommend because it will provide you with time to receive answers to your every whitening question and more!). You may ask yourself: Are you ready now, are you going to need to do something to become a candidate, or is traditional whitening just not in the cards for you? Allow us to help.
Have you considered dental sealants, yet, for your child? Maybe you are on the fence, you haven’t really given them much thought, or you keep thinking about following through (but just haven’t gotten around to it yet). Whatever the particular detail is that’s kept you away from this preventive care children’s treatment, we remind you that there are some exceptionally compelling reasons to get motivated, bring your kiddo in, and to say “yes!” to sealants at our Austin, TX practice. Find out a bit more.