Often times, patients associate the words “root canal” with an extremely painful procedure, mostly due to the fact that the procedure used to be performed without anesthesia when it wasn’t around. However, it’s important to remember that we have medicine to help us remain comfortable throughout dental procedures, so don’t worry too much if your dentist starts talking lengthy, painful procedures (such as this) with you. There are several things you can do to avoid a root canal, but first it’s important to understand what the procedure itself treats, so you can know what dental problem you’re looking for! (more…)
Many patients may suffer from bruxism without even knowing it. Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, often occurs throughout your sleep cycle. You may wake with a dull headache, sore or tired face and jaw muscles, or sensitive teeth if you’re grinding your teeth throughout the night. Teeth grinding is often caused from an underlying emotional factor or dental problem, so there isn’t necessarily a “cure” for the behavior itself because your dentist will probably want to focus on correcting the issues that are causing you to clench your teeth. In severe cases, you could end up with broken or chipped teeth – ah! But, don’t worry – your dentist has a solution for you.
When’s the last time you were able to get out of the house and see some good ol’ live music in the capital of Texas? While many Austinites are often frequenting the music scene around the city, it can be difficult to squeeze in show after show – especially if you’ve got kiddos! Well, if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend or a good concert to see – you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the top 3 events in Austin that you won’t want to miss this weekend!
When it comes to your oral health, you shouldn’t cut any corners. Not only can it affect the health of your mouth, but of your entire body, too. While many patients believe their practicing good oral hygiene, they can be shocked when they find out they’re not properly brushing their teeth. Are you brushing those pearly whites correctly? It can be difficult to tell, especially without your dentist looking over your shoulder. Don’t worry – we’ve come up with a few tips for you so you can make sure you’re getting all those nooks and crannies and leaving no bacteria behind!
There are different options when it comes to whitening your teeth – deciding which one will work best for you depends on your situation. Sometimes, in-office treatments may work better for one patient, while another patient will prefer the take-home whitening trays. Is in-office teeth whitening worth it? That depends on what your priorities are. If you’re most concerned with efficiency (a quick result), then yes, in-office whitening may be worth it. On the other hand, if you’re more concerned with cost (but same type of results), take-home trays may be the right choice for you! (more…)
TMJ Disorder can affect the way your mouth is able to function when it comes to opening, closing, chewing, etc. There are many myths out there revolving around TMJ disorder – especially referring to how it’s caused and how it can be treated. How do you know what is a myth and what is actually true? We’re here to help! It’s not always easy to understand problems with your temporomandibular joint, even professionals aren’t exactly sure what causes these problems! Are you ready for 3 common TMJ disorder myths? (more…)
When people suffer from headaches they usually figure it’s because they’ve had a stressful day, or it’s tension, or worry, etc. In most cases, your first thought is not your teeth. According to research about 80 percent of headaches are due to muscle tension. Again, stress, a bad day at work, worry, these are the things that cause muscle tension, right? However, muscle tension can be caused by dental stress. It’s true. Your teeth can be a headache.
If you don’t already have plans for the weekend, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a lot going on around Austin this weekend, you could have a jam-packed schedule if you wanted to! Whether you’re enjoying a basketball game with your family, or taking your spouse out for a night to see Rodney Carrington – it’s sure to be a weekend you’ll never forget. It seems 2016 is off to a great start here in the capital of Texas! (more…)
In order to prevent cavities, it’s important to understand what causes them. You may have heard that brushing and flossing your teeth or visiting your dentist are important, but do you know why? You’d be surprised as to how many people don’t know the answer to that question. Cavities are formed from tooth decay. Sugar comes in contact with bacteria on your tooth, creating acid, which then begins to eat away at the layers of your tooth – beginning with the enamel. How can you prevent cavities? Your dentist may have a few tricks up their sleeve! (more…)
Tooth decay happens to many of us – and it’s not fun, either! A cavity is the last thing you want to have to deal with. Often times, when your tooth becomes severely decayed, it can cause you a great deal of pain. When do you need a root canal? This pain usually indicated your tooth needs a root canal in order to save the tooth from becoming completely decayed. Sometimes, you may not know you have a cavity. This is why visiting your dentist throughout the year can be so critical. (more…)