There are a large number of people who suffer from “white coat syndrome”, where they either fear that visiting a doctor will involve some sort of pain or that the doctor may find an issue that the patient will have to deal with. You don’t have to be afraid of your dentist. Your dentist wants to make sure that you’re well taken care of oral health-wise as well as emotionally. Here are a few tips that can help to improve your next visit. (more…)
Modern society can be truly incredible. There are always new things to do or see, breathtaking technology at our fingertips 24/7, as well as opportunities to grow, change, and improve yourself. Modern life can also be a source of excess stress, which, over time, can have adverse effects on your overall well-being, including your oral health. Being aware of the issues stress can cause on your teeth can help you prevent your modern lifestyle from doing undue harm to your smile. Here’s what you need to know about TMJ & Bruxism.
You Might Not Know Your Suffering From It
The biggest, most common symptom among those that suffer from TMJ Disorder or Bruxism is habitual teeth grinding. The reason they don’t notice it is because it occurs most frequently while they are asleep.
Anxiety Could Be Causing It
If you find that your way of life has you in a constant state of anxiety, you can start to see it manifest itself in a number of ways physically. One of the ways it does this is by causing your jaw muscles to clench while you are asleep, which can cause you to grind your teeth. This grinding can destroy your oral health if left untreated. Constant grinding can wear down and weaken your teeth, causing them to chip and crack. This can lead to infection and possibly even tooth loss. Although you might not be aware of your grinding, there are several symptoms related to it that you can spot, such as difficulty chewing, tooth and jaw soreness, and clicking and locking of your jaw joints.
Don’t Stress Any Longer
Our dentists are happy to work with your needs to get you the oral care you require. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.
In the past decade, as technology has improved and become more accessible, more and more artists have been able to film and produce interesting content. Austin WebFest has come together again in 2017 to display some of the best new works that might be getting overlooked. Austin WebFest’s mission is to provide an alternative to the commercial film experience as well as celebrate and showcase quality Web series. From June 29th to July 2nd, you have the opportunity to watch new and interesting shows from talented artists across the country. (more…)
Summer is here, which means no more school for kids. If you have children, summer can mean quite a few lazy days without the normal routine that school helped keep. Without that routine, your children are much more susceptible to tooth decay. Summer can also mean more parties with sugary snacks and drinks, long road trips, tons of physical activities, and other opportunities where your children’s oral health might become compromised. Here are a few tips to avoid tooth decay over the summer. (more…)
Whether you’re someone who is taking things to the limit and performing outrageous on a regular basis, or you lead a more relaxed and considered lifestyle, you’ll probably get involved in an activity that can lead to possible damage inflicted on your smile. You could be taking a easy going ride on your bike at the park, playing a heated game of pickup basketball, hiking along a path, or maybe doing work around the house. If you’re doing something physically intensive, you should protect your teeth with mouth guards. (more…)
Since 2007, the Austin African American Book Festival has worked vigorously to promote empowerment through literature. It is a community event that brings readers and writers together to help them to produce and facilitate collaboration, dialogue, creativity and activism. The latest festival will take place on June 22nd and 24th at the George Washington Carver Museum. Attendance to the event is free and will enable you to see new works by and about African Americans, as well as feature notable speakers and authors who will discuss their works. (more…)
Flossing can sometimes seem like the oft-ignored nerdy sibling to brushing your teeth. Everybody understands the importance of using a toothbrush, but nobody really appreciates how vital flossing is to maintaining your oral health While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the plaque and bacteria that lies between them. It is absolutely necessary to keep your teeth healthy. Here are some ways you can improve your flossing and your smile. (more…)
Are you hiding your smile behind your hand because of a damaged tooth? Living with a smile that’s gummier than you want? Do you want to straighten your crooked, misaligned teeth without big metal braces? You may want to talk to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry. Although cosmetic dentistry’s main objective is to improve your smile’s appearance, it can also improves your overall oral health. Here are a few treatments that prove cosmetic dentistry is for more than just looks. (more…)
As frustrating as it might be, most of us cannot do everything that is required to maintain our oral health. We have to depend on dentists to help out. You may have a pain or ache that has been a nagging issue but think it might go away if you just wait it out. It’s never a good idea to give any oral health problems time. Oral issues can get worse when given the opportunity. If you have pain or other issues that won’t go away, see your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)
Fluoride is a vital part of keeping your smile healthy. You get it from your toothpaste, but there are other ways to get it and keep your teeth healthy. The government has been putting fluoride in our public water supplies for over seventy years now, which has helped strengthen the enamel and lower the risk of tooth decay for everyone in communities all across the country. Still, some people are hesitant to embrace fluoridated water. Here’s how to get more fluoride in your life! (more…)