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Are My Swollen Gums a Problem?

February 27, 2023

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For many people, navigating oral health problems can be more than a little bit difficult. Understanding why you have any given issue, or whether what you’re dealing with even is a problem, can be complicated for the average person.

For example, you may have noticed that your gums have become a little bit swollen recently. If you’re dealing with that issue, here’s why that may be and what you can do about it.


WaterPik or Dental Floss: Which is Best for Me?

February 10, 2023

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WaterPik lying on a table

Dentistry is incredibly complicated; your dentist goes to school for years and years to understand the intricacies of the mouth. However, day-to-day, there’s really only one thing you need to do for your teeth: maintain good dental hygiene.

Within that, there are a few choices you need to make. For example, when it comes to cleaning between your teeth, you might be familiar with WaterPiks that which use pressurized water as a substitute for regular dental floss. If you’re wondering which to use, here’s a guide that may be able to help you choose between the two.


4 Signs That Say You May Need a Dental Filling

January 23, 2023

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a person receiving a dental filling in Round Rock

Dental fillings are one of the most cost-effective and simple treatments for treating minor dental damages due to injuries, decay, or another problem. The process usually involves your dentist providing you with a local anesthetic to numb your mouth before removing the damaged particles. The tooth-colored composite resin will then be used to restore the tooth after they’ve cleaned the area. Read on to learn a few indications that say you might need a dental filling.


Is Getting a Dental Crown Uncomfortable?

January 9, 2023

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a woman thinking carefully about something in Round Rock

Have you been told that you need a dental crown to restore a compromised tooth? These protective tooth-colored caps can strengthen the structure and improve the appearance of pearly whites that have been decayed, broken, or otherwise damaged. However, you might be wondering if the process is painful. Keep reading to learn what you should expect throughout your procedure and the benefits you can look forward to.


4 Interesting Benefits of Smiling

December 24, 2022

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group of people smiling at work

Have you ever thought about the way that smiling can influence how people view you? It’s undeniable that smiling can have an impact on yourself and others. Flashing your pearly whites can do a lot of good as opposed to frowning. In fact, it turns out that smiling can have a positive effect on your health. Keep reading to learn about four of the benefits of smiling.


5 Steps to Follow If One of Your Veneers Falls Off

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person smiling after having veneer reattached

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover up the entire front part of a tooth. They are used to fix a range of cosmetic dental issues and can also protect teeth with damaged enamel from irritants. Though veneers last 7 to 15 years on average, there are some things that can cause them to fall off. If this ever happens to you, remain calm and follow these five steps.


Why You Should Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Amalgam

November 26, 2022

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3D model of three fillings, side-by-side

Usually, when you’re getting a dental filling, it isn’t something you’re doing by choice. What you can choose, however, is what kind of filling you get. Most people have seen the metallic amalgam fillings that are sometimes used on molars, but modern restorative dentists tend to prefer composite resin for their fillings. If you want to know why that is, here’s the difference between composite fillings and amalgams, and why you should choose the former.


A Guide to the Parts of the Mouth, and What They All Do

November 4, 2022

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A diagram of the mouth

You brush your teeth, floss every day, use mouthwash, and stay hydrated, all to take care of your teeth. But how much do you know about how your mouth works? Understanding that will improve your ability to protect your oral health. To help, here’s a guide to the various parts of the mouth and their functions.


What to Do When Traveling with Clear Aligners

October 12, 2022

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So, let’s say you’ve gotten used to your clear aligner trays. You not only wear them as you should, but you also maintain them as instructed by your dentist. However, you plan on traveling with your clear aligners in Round Rock soon. Do you know what to do so your treatment keeps working while you’re away? If not, you may want to get some relevant tips before you leave. Luckily enough, your local dentist is here with some. Read on to learn four things you should do when traveling with clear aligners.


4 Helpful Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems Around Halloween

October 3, 2022

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Parent and child celebrating Halloween together.

Halloween is right around the corner! And with so many delicious sweets and treats available around this time of the year, it’s important to be extra-mindful about you and your little one’s oral health! That said, here are some helpful tips from your dentist in Round Rock for avoiding oral health problems this Halloween season!

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