Posts By: Tooth Fairy

How to Fix a Broken Tooth with Your Austin Dentist

Your teeth are the strongest part of your body. Unfortunately, they’re also the most used, and when they sustain structural damage, your teeth cannot repair themselves. Consequently, much of dentistry revolves around treating and repairing broken teeth before extensive damage renders them useless. Your Austin dentist, Dr. Steven Van Wicklen, has extensive experience restoring and… Read more »

The Need for Dental Fillings, with Your Austin Family Dentist

Dental fillings are among the most common dental treatments today. Considering that 90% of adults in America have experienced tooth decay in at least one permanent tooth, the dental filling’s popularity isn’t exactly an anomaly. At your Austin dentist’s office, Dr. Van Wicklen offers advanced dental fillings made of white composite resin to restore your… Read more »

What are Invisalign Clear Braces? Your Austin Dentist Explains

You might have heard quite a bit about clear braces and their ability to straighten your teeth discretely. As an adult alternative to traditional metal braces, clear braces offer older teens and adults a more aesthetically acceptable orthodontic option. As a dedicated dentist in Austin, Dr. Van Wicklen is well-acquainted with the apprehension that patients… Read more »

Austin Cosmetic Dentist’s Tips for Chemical-Free Teeth Whitening

If you wish your smile were brighter, you’re not alone. Teeth-whitening is one of the most commonly-requested cosmetic dental treatments today, and is the only dental treatment that you can perform at home (aside from your daily dental hygiene routine). While you may not be surprised to know that what you eat and drink can… Read more »

Austin Dentist Discusses S. Mutans—The Reason Candy Causes Cavities

Aside from the joy that comes with summer being just on the horizon, children (and inner-children) may also jump in excitement to learn that June is National Candy Month! Before you dig into countless treats with exuberant abandon, however, your Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, reiterates a warning that most of us should be familiar… Read more »