Smile Care: 2 Things You Should Never Tell Yourself!

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!

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Watch Out! 3 Ways You’re Accidentally Spreading Germs

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.

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Sugar Overload? Let Our Halloween Tips Be Your Guide!

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.

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Everything Tastes So Strange: Do You Know Why?

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).

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Things To Remember About Checkups That Make You Smile

How are you doing with keeping your dental checkups scheduled two times every year with our Austin, TX dental practice? If you’re shaking your head and shrugging because the answer is not so great, you might just need some helpful motivation. We know, there are lots of things going on in your life and lots of things to do! However, remember that prevention is absolutely key when you want a healthy smile! Ready for a quick infusion of inspiration that really can change your outlook? Let’s go!

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Dentures, Partials, ClearCorrect: What Do They Have In Common?

When we start listing off items that don’t really seem like they have a lot in common, such as dentures, partials, and ClearCorrect treatment … but we want to know what you think makes them similar … you may find yourself scratching your head in wonder. You’re not sure, you admit! Well. Let’s give you a quick hint: They are all removable smile treatments! Wonderful. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, our Austin, TX team thinks you should really dig a bit deeper with us as we examine how you can best keep these items safe and effective for the long-term benefit of your smile.

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Those Sweet, Adorable Baby Teeth: Important Things To Note

Your child’s smile is cute! It’s adorable. Those teeth are so little and sweet! While new teeth and new life are always quite precious, it often comes to our attention that parents frequently think with equal certainty some not-so-accurate things about baby teeth! Some individuals assume they don’t really need any type of dental care. Others worry a lot about when those teeth should be coming in. Our Austin, TX team would love to help you out with this children’s dental care topic, so you’ve got a positive and clear outlook that will help protect your family’s oral health.

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Relief From A Toothache May Come In The Form Of A Root Canal

That aching pain and sensitivity in your tooth can be a nuisance, and a warning. Pain and sensitivity may be acting as symptoms of an internal tooth problem. This could stem from an untreated cavity, but you can suffer internal issues after suffering a dental injury. Fortunately, your Austin, TX dentist can examine your oral health, and determine how to approach solving the problem. If you do have an internal issue, a root canal can be necessary. Root canal treatments make it possible to target an infection in your pulp, where a tooth’s living tissues are located. While people can be hesitant to move forward with treatment because of the root canal’s reputation, this procedure offers important smile protection. (more…)

Cosmetic Changes: What’s Keeping You From Making Them?

What’s keeping you from making the cosmetic changes you’d really love to see for your smile? Are you worried that you need a lot more information before you get started with the whole process? Do you recognize that though you want improvements, you don’t know what those might be, so you’re feeling a little uncertain about how to verbalize what you’d like to achieve? Trust our Austin, TX team when we say that we definitely get it! Of course, we’d prefer that you felt comfortable and excited about taking action, so allow us to offer the help we think you need right now.

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3 Ways You Make Flossing Less Successful

Of course, you want your dental hygiene to be as successful as possible. While you may have some good ideas about what can make it effective, you may be missing some information. Let’s flip things around a bit and talk more about what can make it less successful! As a result, you can keep these details in mind as you practice your dental care and ensure you’re avoiding them in order to protect the health of your teeth and gums! Remember, if you require any type of additional help, our Austin, TX team is always here for you.

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