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How Does Water Support Dental Health?

June 4, 2020

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Woman drinking water

There seems to be countless benefits when it comes to drinking water. After all, our bodies are made of 60% water and staying hydrated helps your organs function properly so you can stay healthy. This is no different for your oral health. It keeps your teeth strong and can prevent dental problems from forming or worsening. Read on to learn what your dentist in Round Rock has to say about the benefits of drinking water.

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An Easy Guide to Complicated Dental Implant Terms

February 7, 2020

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Diagram of the different parts of a dental implant

Dental implants in Round Rock are an excellent way to permanently, safely, and beautifully replace your missing teeth! However, you may not fully understand what to expect if you don’t know a few important terms. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming if your dentist or oral surgeon begins to use words that sound like they’re from a different language! This guide can teach you some of the most common terms about dental implants so you can understand exactly how this important procedure works.

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Discover What You Should Do When Faced with a Dental Emergency

December 16, 2019

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an older man dealing with dental pain

It’s a beautiful day, and you’ve decided to take a bike ride around the lake. While enjoying your scenic view, you hit a rough patch of gravel and suddenly find yourself falling off your bike and hitting the ground. When you go to stand up, you realize a part of your tooth is missing. Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. This is why it’s always best to be prepared when tragedy strikes. While waiting to see your emergency dentist in Round Rock, keep these useful tips in mind should injury occur to your teeth or gums.

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Why It’s Best to Skip the ER When Faced with a Dental Emergency

December 8, 2019

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a young woman holding her cheek in pain at the dentist’s office

It’s understandable when a crisis occurs, the first place you think to go to is your local emergency room. After all, “emergency” is part of its name. While this is standard procedure in most situations, dental injuries should be treated differently. Why? To better understand the reasoning behind this question, let an emergency dentist in Round Rock explain why you’re better off skipping the ER and instead, heading to your dentist’s office.

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Discover What Constitutes an Actual Dental Emergency and When to Seek Help

November 1, 2019

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a woman holding her cheek in pain

You plan, prepare, and take all the necessary precautions, but when you least expect it, accidents happen. Whether it’s a toothache or knocked-out tooth, you want relief sooner rather than later, which is why your emergency dentist in Round Rock is always there to help. But what if it’s something that can heal on its own? What if it’s not all that serious? To help you better understand when you should seek treatment, read on to learn what constitutes an actual dental emergency.

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How to Teach Your Children Great Oral Care Habits

February 8, 2019

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As an adult, you are in the habit of brushing your teeth at least twice a day because that’s what you were taught to do when you were a kid, and because that’s what you saw your parents doing every day. Now that it’s time to pass on the knowledge, here’s what you should include in the conversation to help them keep their teeth healthy for life:

Monkey See, Monkey Do.

Children love to imitate what their parents do! Make oral care a family activity, so kids feel included and understand that this is a daily routine – no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it!

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When are Extractions Necessary?

August 22, 2018

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There are a few cases in which a tooth extraction is needed to keep the oral structure healthy. Infection, damage, and impaction are all reasons in which a dentist might extract a tooth.

Severe Infection

If a tooth is badly infected, it will cause immense discomfort. Bad breath, along with tenderness and swelling are all symptoms of a tooth infection. An untreated tooth infection poses a threat to other teeth as well- thus, it’s in patients’ best interest to resolve the issue promptly.

Root canal therapy can save teeth, but only when the infection is localized to the inner pulp of the tooth. Root canal therapy essentially cleans out the infection and replaces it with a body-safe material (like gutta percha). Extraction is preferred over RCT only when the tooth is beyond repair. In that case, going forward with the RCT would be wasteful. (more…)

What is Digital Dentistry?

August 8, 2018

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When choosing a dentist, your oral health should be your top priority. This doesn’t mean your comfort should suffer. A dentist equipped with digital technology can provide more comfortable and accurate treatments.

But just what is “digital dentistry”?

With the addition of digital technologies, dentists can provide better, more accurate diagnoses and treatments for their patients. Many of these technologies also provide a platform where multiple dentists can collaborate to resolve challenging cases.

The most frequently used digital dental tools are CAD/CAM restorations, digital radiography, digital impressions, implant placement imaging, digitally-based surgical guides, and computerized case presentations. (more…)

The Benefits of Porcelain

July 29, 2018

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Porcelain dental restorations are a far cry from the wooden teeth of old. Over the years, porcelain has become an essential material in cosmetic dentistry. It affords both dentist and patient with many benefits. Patients love their porcelain restorations, and dentists love the ease of construction and high rate of patient satisfaction.

Keep reading to learn why porcelain is the material of choice in cosmetic dentistry.

A Natural Aesthetic

When patients want to preserve a natural, healthy smile, they choose porcelain. Porcelain is unique in its semi-translucent nature, which gives it the ability to reflect light just as natural enamel does. (more…)

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