If we asked you how you feel about your smile, would you respond that you don’t like your teeth? If you feel guilty about this or you think you’re a bit odd because you have this particular dislike of this natural structure, then our Austin, TX team asks you to think again! You should not feel bad about this, nor should you assume it is only you. One of the reasons that different areas of dental care exist is to help you enjoy your smile, to like the way it looks, for your teeth to offer optimal function, and more! So, don’t spend any more time wishing you liked your teeth more. Instead, come on in to receive care that will allow you to feel just the opposite!
You may not have ever really given a ton of thought to the little gathering of items you collect over time to cleanse your smile. For as long as you can remember, you’ve had a few things in your bathroom without fail: Toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss. You may occasionally add something new to the mix, like a new toothpaste or a mouth rinse. One day, out of the blue, you may suddenly find yourself wonder: Hey! How old is this stuff? Should I have thrown these things away already? Is this even my toothbrush? Good news: Our Austin, TX team can help you with the management of your dental hygiene products, so you’re never unsure (or accidentally using something you shouldn’t be).
Holiday obligations can certainly keep a person busy. Sure, many of those obligations are full of friends, family, and fun, but it is worth acknowledging that it can feel difficult to add much to your schedule this time of year. What you might not realize is that you can fit in professional cosmetic dental improvements with relative ease, thanks to the take-home whitening kit offered by your Austin, TX dentist. With a take-home whitening kit, you can address difficult stains that store bought products leave behind, and make big changes to the brightness of your smile. By the end of your daily treatments, you can be amazed at how much better your teeth look! (more…)
While you are probably hoping for just a couple answers to what your tooth pain means, so you can diagnose yourself at home and go along on your merry way, we aren’t going to be able to give you your wish at the moment. Our Austin, TX team can, however, provide you with some very valuable information, so you better understand what you should do when your tooth hurts, what it might mean, and how to follow through to find out what it actually does mean, so you can protect your oral health!
You might not give your bite balance as much credit as it deserves! Then again, if things aren’t really quite balanced between your top and bottom teeth, well, you may be overlooking the fact that this is often the factor responsible for many of your smile woes. When you learn more about why it’s so important to attain and maintain balance, what may be causing your problems, and how to fix them, you will have a newfound appreciation for a beautifully aligned grin! To get started, our Austin, TX team is happy to offer introductory details.
What might be going on behind the scenes that could threaten your ability to have a nice relaxing holiday season when it comes to your smile health? What aren’t you thinking about right now that, in the future, will cause you to look back and say, “If only I’d thought about it sooner!” we wonder? While you may be shrugging your shoulders because you cannot really come up with anything, we are happy to report that our Austin, TX team can most certainly provide you with some ideas that can prove very helpful. Once you get into the swing of thinking preventively, protecting your oral health now and well into the coming months becomes much easier.
When you want to do something that you know doesn’t adhere to the basic principles of keeping your oral health safe, you find yourself at a crossroads. On one hand, you can do exactly as you know you should and, as a result, you’ll have nothing to worry about. On the other hand, you quickly scramble, reaching for ways to rationalize behavior that could potentially leave your smile in less wonderful shape. Which to choose? If you let your brain take over for too long, some very convincing (though certainly not accurate) ideas may pop up! Let our Austin, TX team alert you to some common ones, so you’re ready to make the right choice and stay the course!
We are just about into cold and flu season, which means the last thing you want to do is spread germs to anyone else (or to end up having someone spread them to you!). However, aside from the obvious of using a tissue, covering your mouth when you cough, and not sharing drinks, you may be at a loss for further tips. Good news: Our Austin, TX team is here to come through for you! We’ve got some tips that just happen to be related to your smile care and dental hygiene that will save the day.
If there’s one thing you can say about Halloween, it’s that this holiday is very good at causing a sugar overload. Whether the effects are something you worry about because they cause you to “crash” and fall asleep on the sofa before you get a chance to brush, because with every bite you worry about smashing all of that sugar against your teeth, or because you are actually concerned for your overall health, the following is certain: You have the best of intentions for keeping the sugar consumption under control but you’re not sure how. Fortunately, our Austin, TX team is very experienced with this oral health conundrum and would love to extend some helpful tips.
Sometimes, you will notice that the food you’re eating tastes very strange, only to remember that you just brushed your teeth, which explains it. Or, maybe you took a very hot sip of coffee earlier in the day, so your taste buds are a bit singed at the moment and everything tastes not-so-flavorful. Then, of course, there are other instances in which there’s no real explanation but with every bite, you notice your flavor-sensors aren’t doing their usual thing. What might be going on with your smile health, you ask? Our Austin, TX has some very good guesses (and suggest you see us soon for further care).