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The Effects of Exercise on Your Teeth

The January 2015 issue of AUSTIN FIT MAGAZINE posted an article “The Effects of Exercise on Your Teeth” “According to a surprising 2014 study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, regular exercise may not be so good for one unexpected area of your body: your teeth. One might guess that […]


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, […]


Bad Breath Problems

Lots of patients are concerned about bad breath.  As a social embarrassment, it’s surely near the top of the list.  Since mouthwashes won’t eliminate the problem, let’s look at some possible reasons for your condition. Bacteria, plan and simple, are the culprit.  Bacteria do their work in the mouth, lungs, sinuses and stomach.  In the […]


Gum Disease

What’s all the fuss about gum disease?  And why the lectures by your dental hygienist?  For very good reason, actually.  Periodontal disease is a progressive disease – one that does not stabilize or show signs of healing.  It only gets worse.  Even when it doesn’t hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually take its toll – […]


Keeping Baby Teeth Clean

We recommend planning your baby’s first dental visit between 6 months and 2 years.  The earlier the best, so they can begin to be comfortable in the dentist chair and develop good health habits. When new baby teeth are breaking through, rub the baby’s teeth and gums with a pad of gauze or a washcloth […]


Baby teeth

New babies are vulnerable little people.  And from the first day a tooth erupts, new teeth are vulnerable too.  Fortunately, as parents, there are ways you can protect your child from cavities and ensure the best possible dental health beginnings. One avoidable threat to baby teeth is “nursing bottle mouth.”  While putting down the child […]


Tooth Wear

Some tooth wear is normal for everyone.  Abrasion can occur as a result of simple chewing if teeth are just not very strong.  Or, it could be a matter of a highly acidic diet, tooth grinding during sleep or when stressed, or other habits.  If your teeth show excess signs of wear, try to monitor […]


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 […]


Anti-Tartar Toothpastes

There are lots of dental products available at your local grocer or drug store. It’s tough to pick the one that’s right for you.  In an effort to keep gum disease at bay, many manufacturers have researched and developed anti-plaque, anti-tartar home care products and some even advertise these to be the be-all and end-all […]


General Health at the Dentist

The May 2000 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Health states, “You cannot be healthy without oral health. Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate entities.” Dental practitioners are in a unique position to recognize and address the early warning signs of a body out of balance. The so-called lifestyle illnesses are […]


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