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What’s The Difference Between Gum Disease & Gingivitis?

Gum disease is often one term used to describe what are actually three different things. While each level of infection is recognized by a medical term all its own, they are all in fact an infection of the gums. At our dental office in Austin, we want to help our neighbors identify each level of gum disease, educate them on […]

Watch Out for These Labor Day Treats

With Labor Day right around the corner, we’re sure our patients and neighbors are gearing up for a celebration. Typical Labor Day picnics usually include tons of delicious foods and snacks ranging from hot dogs and barbeque chicken to dips and salads galore. But some of these yummy treats aren’t so great for smiles. At our dental office in Austin, […]

“I’ve Lost a Filling, What Do I Do?”

Dental fillings are super-strong restorations that help fill the space left over after we remove decay. But sometimes things happen that can cause a filling to come loose or totally fall out. Whether it’s from crunching down on a popcorn kernel or grinding your teeth while you sleep, a lost filling may cause worry. The team at our Austin dental […]

“Why Does My Dentist Need to Know My Medical History?”

Before your first visit with your dentist in Austin you’ll probably be asked to fill out a medical history form. But why does a doctor who’s looking at your oral health need to know all about your overall health? The truth is, there is a strong connection between the two and the more your dental team knows, the more customized […]

There’s HOW Much Sugar in That?!

Sugar has been a hot topic in the news lately, and with good reason. On average, Americans are consuming 82 grams of added sugar every day. That much sugar puts not only puts us at risk for serious diseases such as diabetes, but as our dental office in Austin knows, it also increases the risk of dental decay, cavities, and […]

What All Seniors Need to Know About Their Oral Health

Getting older is a natural part of life, and as we age our healthcare needs tend to change. Oral health is no different. Our dental office in Austin is committed to protecting smiles through every stage of life, and this month we want to dedicate our blog to the seniors of our community by providing them information on just how […]

Looking for Migraine Relief? Consider Seeing Your Dentist

Over 39 million Americans, including both adults and children, are affected by chronic migraines, and currently there is no cure. In order to help educate the public on the reality of this painful condition, our Austin dental office observes National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month every June. But why is a dentist talking about migraines? What do they have to […]

All About Asthma and Oral Health

Asthma is a scary, chronic disease that affects over 20 million adults and more than 6 million children in the United States. If not managed and treated proactively, asthma can make it difficult to breathe, cause the chest to tighten, and can even lead to death. At our dental office in Austin, we also know that asthma not affects your […]

What All Women Need to Know About Dental Health

We all know that men and women are built differently, and that affects what health problems each gender is more susceptible to. At our dental office in Austin, we also know that even though women are more open to visiting us regularly, they’re actually at more risk for dental problems throughout their lives than men. This May, in celebration of […]

April is National Facial Protection Month

As the weather gets warmer we all tend to spend more time outside. And perhaps our kids are participating in some fun spring sports. While we’re happy that they’re out the house doing something active, it’s not all fun and games when smiles and faces are at risk for injuries. That’s one reason our Austin dental office chooses to do […]