Posts By: Tooth Fairy

Austin Dentist Explores the Usefulness of Baking Soda

If dentistry had superstars, baking soda would be on the A-list. Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda has many uses outside of dental care, from cleaning multiple surfaces throughout your house to eliminating offensive odors. Its myriad uses, however, do not diminish its effectiveness at keeping your teeth clean and healthy. In times past,… Read more »

Austin Dentist Warns: Beware the Uninvited Thanksgiving Dinner Guests

Dinner tables will be crowded with friends and family this Thanksgiving, most of them smiling and happy to be together (hopefully). Many families, however, will also have to endure the presence of the black sheep—the one (or more) family member that always seems to cause trouble and tension, and most family members tolerate simply because… Read more »

Smokeless Tobacco Causes Oral Cancer

The fact that tobacco causes cancer may come as no shock to most people. While tobacco is derived from a plant, by the time it hits store shelves it contains thousands of additional chemicals, some of which may surprise and disturb you. Dental professionals know well that tobacco, whether smoked or chewed, can be a… Read more »

Austin Dentist Offers One-Visit Crowns

When damage or decay in a tooth is too extensive for a filling to repair, Austin dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen will probably suggest a dental crown. Crowns cover an injured tooth to strengthen the remaining structure. A dental crown may be fabricated with precious metal, zirconia, or tooth-colored porcelain. As an Austin cosmetic dentist,… Read more »

What to Do for a Dental Emergency in Austin

Our South Austin dentist understands that Austinites are adventurous people. Whether your stand-up paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake, climbing Enchanted Rock, or taking a dip in Barton Creek, we want you to be prepared for a dental emergency. That’s why our South Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, offers emergency dental appointments. Dr. Van Wicklen will… Read more »