Are the Holidays the Worst Time of Year for Your Dental Health?

December 13, 2023

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The holiday season is a time for celebration and reuniting with family and old friends. People across the world travel great distances to see their loved ones, give gifts, reminisce, and make new memories, and foods, drinks, and treats are offered liberally. While this makes for a wonderful time for many, the cakes, cookies, candies, and strong drinks can take their toll on their dental health. Here are a few ways celebrating the holidays can harm your oral health and a few ways to keep your teeth shiny and healthy for the new year.

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Why You Need a Healthy Mouth Before Cosmetic Dentistry

November 27, 2023

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Female dental patient speaking with dentistIf you’re embarrassed by stained, chipped, or gapped teeth, you don’t have to live with the weight of an unattractive smile holding you back from feeling your best. Cosmetic dentistry can give you a picture-perfect smile. However, you must have healthy teeth and gums to be a candidate for elective services. Your smile might look better, but you could be at risk of serious complications if tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues aren’t addressed first. Don’t worry if you need a little prep work. Here’s why it is time well spent to ensure your new smile lasts. 

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4 Lifestyle Changes That Help Your Dental Implants Last

September 19, 2023

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Dental implants are touted as the pinnacle of tooth restoration because they offer unique advantages over other treatment options. That doesn’t mean they’re perfect, though! While it’s true that this method does have an incredibly high success rate, there are certain factors that could lead to their failure. Keep reading to learn 4 lifestyle changes you can make to help make sure your dental implants last!

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The Power of Precision: Why a Cone Beam Scanner Matters for Dental Implants

August 11, 2023

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A woman being prepped for her dental implant CBCT scan

You wouldn’t buy a house if you discovered that the support weights were estimated, or a car if the engine was put together by an eight-year-old (no matter how talented they may be.) So why entrust the future of your teeth to anything less than the best?

Dental implants are one of the biggest investments you can make in your dental care journey. Because of this, you’ll want to ensure that everything about your treatment is as accurate as possible.

Continue reading to learn more about cone beam scanners, and how they can help with your dental treatment.

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Small Teeth, Big Solutions: Dental Veneers to the Rescue

July 19, 2023

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For some people, simply existing isn’t enough. They want to make a powerful, lasting impression on others and live loud and proud. They want to be seen and live their best lives. When the idea of what’s on the inside doesn’t match what’s on the outside, it can be devastating for self-confidence. This is often the case for people with smaller teeth in an otherwise wide grin.

Other problems more physical in nature can arise from shorter teeth as well. You could develop a misaligned bite, teeth grinding, or have difficulty eating. Many factors may have contributed to the height of your teeth, but what you’re looking for now is a solution.

Dental veneers can completely revitalize your smile, restore your confidence, and grant you renewed vigor in your outlook on life. Read on to learn what dental veneers are and how they can draw the right kind of attention!

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What About Your First Month with Dentures?

June 22, 2023

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A closeup of dentures sitting on a glass countertop

If you’ve just gotten dentures, you’re likely eager to use them. After all, they’ll address your tooth loss and restore your smile’s full look! Still, don’t forget that dentures involve an adjustment process. You’ll likely need a month before they start feeling familiar to you. Fortunately, your Austin dentist can help you learn what those first 30 days will look like. With that said, here’s a summary of the typical first month with dentures and how to adjust more easily.

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Why Your Lower Dentures May Have a Hard Time Staying in Place

May 9, 2023

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It’s easy to assume that lower dentures would have an easier time staying in place in your mouth than upper dentures, but in many cases, it’s just the opposite. Quite a few people complain about lower dentures that are too loose and have a tendency to shift or slip a lot. What exactly is the root of the problem? Here is some insight from your dentist regarding why lower dentures often have difficulty staying put – and what you can do to solve the issue.

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Clear Braces in Great Shape!

February 1, 2023

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a person holding and caring for their clear aligners

Having a beautifully straight set of pearly whites is beneficial in many ways. It boosts your confidence, which can help your career and connect with others. An aligned smile also helps your oral health by making it easier to get to clean your teeth and get rid of the plaque that leads to cavities. No matter your reason, clear braces have made it possible to straighten your teeth in a discreet and comfortable way. However, the aligners do need to be taken care of to remain undetectable. Read on for five helpful tips on keeping your clear trays in their best condition as you journey toward your new grin!

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