Category Archives: General Health

The Benefits of Proactive Dental Health Care

Everyone wants a smile they can be proud to share with others. And when it comes to the beauty of a smile, it often relies on the health of the teeth and gums. To achieve the smile of your dreams, it is essential to maintain your oral health and wellness with preventative care. How to […]


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What is Threatening Your Teen’s Oral Health?

Recent research has a lot to tell us about the risks that may affect young people’s smiles. During early childhood, there is a focus on teaching young ones to care for their teeth and gums. Parents do what they can to demonstrate, then encourage and motivate, and also to support their children by taking them […]


3D technology in the dental world!

PORTLAND, Oregon, February 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “World 3D Printing Healthcare Market-Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020,” projects that the world 3D printing healthcare market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 26.2% from 2015 to 2020. External wearable devices application is set to boost the 3D […]


Super Snacks for the Big Game

As seen on the American Dental Association website MouthHealthy.org By Dr. Sheryl Hunter Griffith, DDS and Dr. Elizabeth Chen, DDS, MS Kids Healthy Teeth Are you ready for the Big Game? A championship get-together demands super snacks but not at the expense of your teeth. That’s why we’ve put together a few tasty game day […]


Are You Keeping Your Child’s Mouth Healthy?

from www.NewWise.com – Released: 1-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham more news from this source Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an opportunity for parents of toddlers, young children or teenagers to explore questions about keeping your child’s teeth clean, your child’s first dental […]


No more needles at the dentist—just a tiny electric current instead

Phys.org website from January 18, 2016 – If you’re scared of the dentist’s needles you’re not alone – but new research means you might not have to put off that appointment again. A study published in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces reveals how the dentist could give you anesthetic using a tiny electric current instead […]


Colgate, American Diabetes Association pair up for oral health-related campaign

  from ADA website – December 11, 2015 By Michelle Manchir The relationship between oral health and diabetes is the highlight of an ongoing campaign launched in November by Colgate Total and the American Diabetes Association. The monthlong campaign targeting consumers — dubbed “30 Days of Laughter” — features videos and social media posts meant […]


Helping Austin Eldercare this holiday season…

If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, consider helping seniors at area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Our team at The Hills Dental Spa is spending a morning at Walnut Hills Convalescent Home to decorate the halls and play bingo with the residents.  If you’d like to participate, let […]


Are X-Rays needed at the dentist?

We share your concern about x-rays.  The reality of radiation exposure makes everyone uneasy.  But the fact remains that x-rays are critical to the practice of quality, preventative dentistry.  In our practice, we sincerely believe the judicious use of x-rays is in our patient’s best interests. X-rays are not just business as usual.  We rely, […]


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What exactly is TMJ?

What exactly is TMJ and what does it mean to you? We often have patients say “I have TMJ” and it’s true.  Nearly everyone does have TMJ – it stands for Temporomandibular Joint…it’s your jaw joint and we all have them!  But, some people have pain in their TMJ – pain in their jaw.  TMJD […]


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