There are some very basic guidelines (that are also quite straightforward) for you to follow in regard to what you should be doing with your brushing. When you follow our Austin, TX team’s suggestions for your preventive dental care at home, of course, you keep your smile clean. When your smile remains clean, it’s much easier for it to remain healthy. While you know that the general rule is to brush twice a day, every single day, that doesn’t mean you won’t have a what-if question or two! However, when you consider some possible what-ifs you might stumble upon, you’ll start to better understand why the original guidelines hold true and, of course, you will still need to brush!
One of the most exciting things about your smile, when it comes to its appearance, is that we can actually do something to make it better if you have goals and hopes and dreams (or if esthetic damage comes into the picture). On a similar note, one of the most exciting things about a new year is that it’s full of inspiration and often provides you with that spark of intention that nudges you into our Austin, TX practice to receive the cosmetic care that you really want for yourself. Then, of course, there is the fact that our comprehensive selection of treatments still stands, so whatever it is you think you’d like to improve, we can make it happen! Now: About how to bring all of these details together, so you can fall in love with your grin…
Now that we’re into a fresh new set of 12 months, we ask you: What are your smile goals for 2019? If you are like many of our patients, then your response may fall into one of a smattering of very common categories. Though you might feel very excited about following through with your ideas and coming out at the end of the year with a healthy and gorgeous grin that you’ve been planning on achieving, there may be one thing in your way: Figuring out how to get started with dental care! Of course, this can be a stumbling block but once you’ve begun, it’s generally smooth sailing until you get where you’re going!
When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, many patients search for a better option than traditional orthodontic braces. For example, they may be uncomfortable with how braces make their smiles look, or the many accommodations that often come with wearing them. Fortunately, patients at our Austin, TX, dental office often have a better option than braces, thanks to the comfort and convenience of ClearCorrect® aligners. (more…)
When it comes to root canal treatment, almost everyone cracks a joke about how much it will hurt, and that’s the end of that. Luckily, your caring family dentist in Austin, TX knows that many times people are seeking real information, but don’t know where to turn for answers. When a tooth has a severe issue, it may be possible to save the tooth with a root canal treatment. The visible portion is then usually covered with a natural-looking artificial crown, and your life can continue as usual. (more…)
When you begin looking into cosmetic treatments for your smile, you may hesitate when you discover the treatment we call porcelain veneers. Do the results that they offer sound good? Of course they do! When you see what someone’s smile with veneers looks like, it seems too good to be true. As a result, you may assume that choosing them for yourself must have some sort of catch, be extremely complicated, and the list goes on. Amazingly enough, most of the things you learn about them will be that deciding on them is quite simple across the board. Ready to focus on some of these very simple reasons you can get excited? Follow our Austin, TX team through some examples!
Have you been told by our friendly Austin, TX team that you have a cavity (or two or three)? If so, we want to be sure you realize treating them just as soon as you possibly can is always to your benefit. Why can’t you just wait, you wonder? Why don’t your teeth hurt if you need dental fillings, you ask? We can easily answer these questions and more, so you enjoy a new year that’s full of good oral health, a comfortable smile, and a greatly decreased risk of additional smile-related problems. Let’s go!
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…)