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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 …]

Foods and Habits that Stain Your Teeth

Tooth enamel is porous making it susceptible to stains.  Colored foods and beverages are absorbed by your teeth and stains become embedded and that can result in a yellow or brown tinge.  However, the color of food is not the only thing to look out for.  The level of acidity of food can also discolor [Read more …]

Dental X-Rays Are Safe

Do you know that there are many beneficial uses of radiation?  One type of radiation, x-rays, are used extensively in the medical and dental professions to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions.  Dentists gain valuable information from x-rays to aid in keeping teeth healthy. Dental X-Rays Show Hidden Problems Dental x-rays are pictures [Read more …]

Tooth Anatomy

Tooth anatomy is very unique. We have several different types of teeth, and each type performs a different job. We use our teeth to bite and chew food, and so they are the first step in the digestion of food.  Teeth also help us say certain sounds. Tooth Anatomy Glossary Bicuspids (also called Premolars) are the teeth [Read more …]

Does Dr. Taylor Take My Dental Insurance?

Healthy teeth and gums are important for you and your family.  Dental disease can affect your overall health, so it is important that you and your family see a dentist regularly. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires that the new health insurance exchanges offer dental plans for your children.  Most state marketplaces will offer dental [Read more …]

6 Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are a pain! Here’s a list of 7 things that might be causing (or worsening) your sensitive teeth: 1. Acidic Foods Can Erode Enamel Acids are hard on your teeth. Some foods are high in acid content–things like tomatoes, citrus, fruit juices (including lemonade), wine, sports drinks,  and carbonated soft drinks (including diet [Read more …]

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 …]

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 …]