Posts Categorized: In the Office

Smile for Your Health

THERE ARE SO MANY things that can make us smile, from seeing an old friend to watching a good movie to randomly remembering a great joke we heard years ago. Well, we’re about to give you another reason to smile: it’s good for your health! That’s right, smiling has actual health benefits, so prepare to… Read more »

Do you know how much SUGAR is in the food you eat?

The Hidden Sugars In Our Food WHEN WE THINK OF SUGARY FOOD, we usually picture things like candy, cake, pie, ice cream, and soda, but there is sugar hiding in many of the foods we buy at the grocery store — even foods we don’t think of as sweet! This is bad news for our… Read more »

How your meds may be affecting your Oral Health!

MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE things none of us ask for but many of us have, and with medical problems come medications. Unfortunately, along with medications come side-effects, and these often have a negative impact on oral health. The Delicate Balance Of Our Mouths Our oral health does best when our mouths can stay close to a… Read more »

4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

WE’VE ALL HEARD the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so the expression should really be “smile to burn calories!” But smiling… Read more »

Tooth Fairy Traditions

THE TOOTH FAIRY is one of many childhood fantasy figures we remember fondly. We lost our baby teeth, stuck them under our pillow, and the mysterious tooth fairy would swap our teeth out for money! What could be better? The tooth fairy isn’t quite the same for everyone though! The legend of the tooth fairy… Read more »

Dental Technology in South Austin

South Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, believes that every dental visit should be a comfortable and pleasant experience. He welcomes patients to watch television and listen to music while our friendly and knowledgeable staff takes care of their dental needs. To provide the best care possible, our office utilizes various dental technologies, which Dr. Van… Read more »

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

As an Austin family, general, and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Steven Van Wicklen and our team believe that quality dental care goes much deeper than just routine, bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings. From the first time you set foot in our Austin dentist office, it is our goal that you experience a new height of comprehensive… Read more »

Who is Austin Dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen?

In Austin, Texas, it takes a lot to set a cosmetic dentist above the rest. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen’s practice philosophy and his dedication to his patients’ dental care do just that. Read on to find out more about one of Austin’s leading cosmetic, restorative, general, and preventive dentists. Dr. Van Wicklen’s Philosophy Voted “Best… Read more »