Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Notes from the American Dental Association about Whitening

From www.ada.org: Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve […]


Whiter Teeth - The Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

Does whitening damage teeth?

Studies have shown that when properly done on patients with no active decay, there is no damage.  According to the American Dental Association, damage to teeth after whitening can occur with overuse of at-home whitening systems as these are administered without the supervision of a dental professional.  Damage could also occur in the enamel if […]


Dental Implants

Let’s deal with the most common misconception about dental implants… Implants are wonderful, yes, but they work a little differently than you may think.  For some patients, only one tooth is missing, either congenitally or due to a trauma.  In this case, if the bone is strong and healthy, and there is enough of it, […]


Internal Bleaching of a Tooth

Bleaching a non-vital tooth, a tooth that has had a root canal, works differently from bleaching the surface of the teeth.  Over time a tooth that has had a root canal can look discolored, which is happening from inside the tooth.  In most cases, using a standard bleaching procedure to bleach your teeth, such as […]


GoSmile whitening toothpaste

GoSmile Truly Whitening Toothpaste System Toothpaste that takes whitening to the next level…whitens beneath the enamel for TRUE stain removal! Breakthrough technology for REAL whitening, not just polishing.  This toothpaste TRULY whitens, by penetrating enamel – which is translucent – to remove the stains in the dentin that really give teeth their color.  The easiest, […]


Tooth Whitening products & ingredients

Smile Whitening is a hot topic and one of the most popular cosmetic treatments sought out today.  Reading the labels and deciding on which product is right for you can be very confusing. Peroxide is the active ingredient in nearly all tooth whitening products.  There are two types – carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide.  Both […]


Dental implants

Dental implants are the best option for patients who have severely cracked or missing teeth. Performed in single or multitooth restorations, implants are a permanent option for those who might otherwise need something like dentures. For decades, titanium implants were the only choice, but the new zirconia implants offer several benefits, including a holistic one, […]


Hidden Braces

Traditional braces are  still the most ideal for severely misaligned teeth.  However, if you only are looking to get a small fix to improve your ‘social’ smile but don’t want to walk around with visible metal braces, NewBeauty has a recommendation- Incognito Lite Hidden Braces. They are great for correcting mild imperfections in the anterior, mainly […]


Your Front Teeth Can Tell Your Age

As posted in NewBeauty, one of the first things people notice about you is your smile and your teeth might be aging you more than you realize. “The telltale signal of an older-looking smile is the worn or “sawed off” look of the front teeth. When we are young, the front two teeth are longer […]


Smile Whitening

Common foods and drinks, such as coffee, red wine, berries, and tomato sauce, will stain your teeth.  Over time, your teeth loose their brightness and you see a yellowish tinge to your smile.  As you age, daily wear and tear creates etchings on the tooth surface which make teeth more susceptible to stains than you […]


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