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 »
Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry
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 »
4 Tips for Taking Care of Your Toothbrush
WE ALL USE TOOTHBRUSHES to take care of our teeth, but what are we doing to take care of our toothbrushes? It’s critical that our toothbrushes remain in good condition so they can do their jobs of keeping our teeth healthy, which is why we’re dedicating a blog post to giving our patients tips on… Read more »
Keep Austin Weird, but Keep Your Toothpaste Weirder
Let’s say that you brush your teeth twice daily over a period of 20 years. That’s 7,300 days, or 14,600 brushing sessions! Now, think about the typical drugstore offering of toothpaste flavors. Ice mint, fresh mint, polar mint, spearmint…you can see where we’re going with this. After 20 years of mint, why not consider shaking… Read more »
Are Dental Cleanings the Most Important Dental Treatment?
Every six months or so, you should visit your dentist for a comprehensive checkup and cleaning. Along with brushing and flossing your teeth twice every day, regular checkups are a well-known factor in good dental health. In many respects, dental checkups and cleanings with your Austin dentist may be the most important professional dental treatment… Read more »
Austin TX Dentist Explains the Best Foods for Oral Health
It seems that everywhere you turn, there is a new diet plan soaring in popularity. Skip carbs, don’t skip carbs, eat fat free, eat high fat – how do you know which diet plan to believe? Weight loss plans are all over the map in terms of effectiveness, and what works for your sister or… Read more »
Why You Should Visit Your Austin Dentist Every Six Months
Most people are intimately familiar with the tenets of basic oral hygiene—brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once (preferably before bedtime), and visit your dentist every six months for a regular dental checkup and cleaning. Most people also know that skipping the toothbrush and floss isn’t a good thing, though… Read more »
Thorough Dental Cleanings in Austin
Last week, we discussed the importance of supplementing your daily hygiene routine with regular visits to your family dentist every six months (or sooner, if recommended). You may know that brushing and flossing your teeth every day helps control the buildup of dental plaque, which is comprised almost entirely of various oral bacteria, some of… 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 »