Posts By: Tooth Fairy

Your South Austin Dentist Offers Tips for Seniors

Dr. Steven Van Wicklen has practiced dentistry in Austin, TX, for over 25 years.  His emphasis on quality care, with a sincere focus on patient comfort and rapport, is just as evident now as it was back in 1985. With his friendly, professional staff and the welcoming environment that his office conveys, it’s no surprise that… Read more »

Why Coconut Oil Might Be Good for Your Teeth

A presentation given recently at the Society for General Microbiology’s autumn conference is the latest in a score of studies aimed at discovering unconventional methods of addressing cavity prevention. The study outlined the ways in which enzyme-modified, or digested, coconut oil might join the ranks in the war against tooth decay. Already known to be… Read more »

All about Invisalign from Your South Austin Dentist

There was a time, not that long ago, when the only option for straightening crooked or misaligned teeth was classic bracket-and-wire braces. Over the years, a variety of clear and color options for the brackets and rubber bands used in orthodontic practices became available, but the fact remained that when you had braces on your… Read more »

Poor Oral Health Affects Performance of Children in School

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health argues poor oral health may contribute to bad academic performance of children in school, highlighting the importance of dental care during childhood. The Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study looked at the correlation between the oral health and academic achievement records of close… Read more »

South Austin Dentist Discusses the Harm of Smoking

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, those who smoke are twice as likely to develop poor oral health. That is not a surprising statistic when you consider the number of oral health issues related to smoking. Some believe smoking only leads to the cosmetic issue of stained teeth and embarrassing bad breath. However, smoking also… Read more »