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About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a condition affecting millions of people.  Half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease.  Many adults currently have some form of gum disease and they don’t even realize it.  Periodontal disease depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums [Read more …]

How Often Should You See A Dentist?

How often you should see a dentist depends on the condition of your oral health. A common rule-of-thumb says you should see a dentist twice a year for cleaning and a checkup. No matter how well you care for your teeth and gums, it is important to see a dentist regularly Regular Dental Exams Are [Read more …]

Dental Health and Kidney Disease

Dental health has been shown to be a significant independent factor in patients suffering from End Stage Renal Disease (“ERSD”). A recent study released at the 51st Congress of the European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association found that good oral hygiene practices greatly improved the survival rate of those patients. The most common cause [Read more …]

About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is dental care and treatment to improve the appearance of your teeth in order to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Many patients report a dramatic boost in self-esteem and self-confidence after a cosmetic dental procedure. Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures The most popular cosmetic dental procedure is teeth whitening. However, teeth whitening [Read more …]

Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Searching for a Cosmetic Dentist in Austin?  Though some dentists claim to be “cosmetic dentists,” this is not a specialty field recognized by the American Dental Association.  Most cosmetic dentistry procedures fall under the realm of General Dentistry. Get Your Smile Evaluated Dr. Jeanne Taylor, practicing in Austin, Texas, for over twenty years, can evaluate [Read more …]

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Missing teeth are embarrassing. They affect your appearance and self-esteem. Do you avoid smiling? Do you cover your mouth to hide missing teeth?  Do you worry that other people are unfairly judging you because you have missing teeth? If you have missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental Implants Are Safe [Read more …]

Are Gum Disease and Heart Disease Related?

Are Gum Disease and Heart Disease Related?   Dr. Jeanne Taylor, DDS, explains what the American Heart Association says about the relationship between these two diseases. The American Heart Association issued a new statement in May 2012 regarding the relationship between gum disease and heart disease.  It states that “studies have found an association between the [Read more …]

Insurance too complicated?

  The office of Dr. Jeanne Taylor office has two insurance specialists that are well-versed in answering your insurance questions. We can also pre-file a planned treatment with your insurance company to find out how much the insurance company will be paying. Call Dr. Jeanne Taylor’s office for more information. 512-343-2425

“Do you need to take prophylactic antibiotics before cleanings and invasive dental procedures?” Asks Dr. Jeanne Taylor

Do you need to take prophylactic antibiotics before cleanings and invasive dental procedures?  Dr. Jeanne Taylor  explains that the guidelines  from the American Heart Association  and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons  have recently changed.   These changes were made because (1) sometimes the risk of taking prophylactic antibiotics is greater than the benefit, (2) sometimes [Read more …]