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Teeth Sensitivity

Many people complain about teeth sensitivity, or discomfort experienced on eating/drinking something hot or cold. This sensitivity can either be localized (restricted to a single tooth, or region), or generalized (experienced in all teeth in the oral cavity), and there are a number of factors that can cause this condition – all of which, can [Read more …]

Air Abrasion – The Alternative Dental Service

Perhaps the biggest reason why most people have phobias of dental clinics and dentists is the intimidating sound of drills as well as other equipment used during procedures. Many patients avoid going to the dentist’s simply because they would rather delay the treatment than have a drill placed in their mouth. These ‘drills’ are basically [Read more …]

Nursing Bottle or Early Childhood Caries

Nursing Bottle Caries, also known as Baby Bottle or Early Childhood Caries, is the name given to the specific type of tooth decay that is generally seen in the front teeth of young children. Even though they are temporary, the importance of the primary/milk teeth cannot be underestimated – they give the child the ability [Read more …]

Gum Care

To most people, oral hygiene only means brushing twice a day to keep cavities at bay; but there is a lot more to ideal oral health care than just that. Keeping the teeth clean and plaque free is important, yes, but it is essential to remember that it is the soft tissues that are actually [Read more …]

Diet and Oral Health

Our diet has a great influence on our oral and general health. Things we eat and drink can have an impact on our teeth and soft tissues over a period of time, which is why we must always be very careful about our diet. According to leading researching, food and beverages that contain carbohydrates or [Read more …]

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry refers to all those procedures that are aimed at repairing damaged teeth and restoring their functionality as well as aesthetics with the help of specialized dental materials. Some of the most common procedures in restorative dentistry include fillings, direct adhesion or bonding, pulp capping and root canal therapies. A wide variety of materials is [Read more …]

Implant Crowns

The main difference between normal crowns and implant crowns lies in the fact that the former are fitted on to natural, compromised teeth while the latter are fitted on to dental implants. While a regular porcelain crown merely covers a damaged tooth, thus restoring its functionality and aesthetics – an implant crowns entirely replaces the crown [Read more …]

Oral Cancer Screening

Many people may not be aware of this, but it is actually the dental practitioners and not general physicians who are responsible for examining, diagnosing and even treating oral cancers. This is because during routinely dental checkups, the dentist examines all parts of the oral cavity including the soft tissues for any abnormalities or changes in appearance, [Read more …]

Teeth Staining

The surface of teeth, owing to its light color and mineralized nature, is susceptible to staining. However, when staining occurs especially in teeth that become prominent upon smiling, it can lead to low self confidence issues among individuals affecting their social and personal lives. Staining can either be temporary or permanent, intrinsic or extrinsic – [Read more …]

How to Choose a Dentist in Austin

Finding the right dentist for you and your family can be confusing. There are many dentists in every major city. Some dentist’s names have “DDS” (doctor of dental surgery) or “DMD” (doctor of dental medicine) at the end. What’s the difference? Not much. Both “doctors of dental surgery” and “doctors of dental medicine” receive comprehensive [Read more …]