Mouth Guards For Fall Sports

Mouth Guards For Fall SportsPreventative dentistry is not limited to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Protecting your teeth and your children’s teeth from injury is just as important for preventing dental problems. Back-to-school season often means back-to-sports season for many kids. Football, volleyball, and, martial arts, just to name a few, all come with risk of impact to the face and mouth. Injuries to the teeth can happen in seconds and are much more likely when no protection is worn. Generic, one-size-fits-all mouth guards can be purchased at local sporting goods stores, but the ill-fit makes them less protective than a custom-designed version.  (more…)

Implants Provide Permanent Support

Implants Provide Permanent SupportIf you have a lost a tooth, whether from advanced decay, infection, accident, or injury, you may feel a void in your smile. Even if the missing tooth is in a spot where even you cannot see it, it still needs to be replaced. A missing tooth leaves room for potential problems to develop, such as bone loss in your jaw and instability for your remaining teeth. A dental implant helps to prevent that potential bone loss and creates stability for a replacement prosthetic as well as your remaining natural teeth.  (more…)

Once A Time A Whaa? Theater For Kids

Once A Time A Whaa? Theater For KidsAustin Scottish Rite Theater and the Hideout Theater have teamed up to create a live, improvised, immersive theater experience that is fun for the whole family. Once Upon A Whaaa?! takes place at the Scottish Rite Theater lead by experience improvisers/comedians from the Hideout Theater. The improvisers will get suggestions of the audience to create a brand new, made-up on the spot version of an old story, fairy tale, or myth. Each showing is completely unique based on the audience’s ideas and the imagination of the improvisers. Willing audience members will get to play along, be a part of the story, and help create it. (more…)

5 Problems Caused By Crooked Teeth

5 Problems Caused By Crooked TeethCrooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. You may find yourself covering your mouth when you speak or never smiling in photographs. Teeth are often misaligned due to genetics, but there are reasons such as injury, tooth loss, or thumb-sucking that cause teeth that can grow crooked. Teeth can be misaligned because of the size or shape of teeth. The jaw itself can be misaligned causing the teeth to grow in wonky. Crooked teeth can cause problems to your oral health and your overall health that go far beyond just the appearance of your smile. (more…)

Loose Dentures Caused By Bone Loss

A Way To Secure Loose DenturesDentures are the oldest form of tooth restoration; anthropologists have found evidence of dentures dating as far back as 7 B.C. As time has advanced, so has the technology for dental restoration. Modern dentures are more similar to natural tooth material than ever before. For those that rely on dentures for speaking, chewing, biting, and smiling, dentures restore those abilities all while looking more and more like their real teeth. Over time, even modern dentures begin to lose their grip and their ability to help restore function. Did you know that loose dentures could be caused by bone loss in the jaw? (more…)

Advanced Tech: Dental Restorations

Advanced Tech: Dental RestorationsModern technology has made a significant impact on the world of dentistry, and there are greater advances every day. Staying up to date with this technology can be a huge investment of time and money into training and equipment. This investment always pays off for the patient. Advanced technology allows for better prevention, earlier cancer screenings, faster and more comfortable treatment, and more lifelike dental restorations, such as dentures, bridges, and crowns. With the aid of computers, dental restorations can be made to perfectly replicate your natural tooth for a near seamless replacement. Both Vita Easyshade® and E4D PlanScan technology help your dentist to design a perfect smile. (more…)

Gaming Exhibition At Bullock Museum

gaming museumDid you know that Texas has the third largest video game personnel in the nation? Many of the most successful video games were created in Texas, including: DoomUltimaWing CommanderThe SimsHalf-Life, and Call of Duty. The Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming exhibition will focus on the technological and cultural scope of video games, as well as Texas’ link to one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The exhibition will display artifacts that highlight the combination of technology, art, music, and design that video games bring together. The exhibition will feature innovators, entrepreneurs, game developers, and player community leaders from Texas. (more…)

Serious Reasons To Replace Teeth

Serious Reasons To Replace TeethLosing a tooth as a child came with a visit from the tooth fairy and a dollar bill under your pillow. Losing a tooth as an adult is a lot less fun. With the exception of your wisdom teeth, the rest of your permanent adult teeth are meant to stay in your mouth throughout your lifetime. Tooth loss can usually be prevented, as the reason for most tooth lost in adulthood is severe damage or decay. It may seem obvious to replace a missing tooth in the front of the mouth since it impacts your appearance, but It is very important for your oral health that missing teeth be replaced(more…)

When To Cross The Dental Bridge

When To Cross The Dental BridgeIf you are missing one or more teeth, you should consider some sort of replacement. Even just one problematic tooth can continue to make an impact on your mouth even after it is missing from your mouth. Missing teeth can contribute to bone loss in the jaw, an increased risk of losing more teeth, and a shift in your smile. Replacing your tooth or teeth can help to prevent some of these potential problems. When looking at all the options available to replace teeth, when do you know which option is the right option for you and your smile? When do you know when it is time to cross that dental bridge with a dental bridge? (more…)

Protect Your Tooth With A Crown

protecting your tooth with a crownWhen the integrity of your tooth is compromised by damage or decay, it is often too weak to perform biting duties. A tooth that has been compromised is also susceptible to further damage and decay. If left weak and unprotected, the tooth could sustain so much deterioration that an extraction may be necessary.  A dental crown acts like a permanent helmet for your tooth. By protecting your damaged tooth, the crown can lower the risk of a need for extraction. The crown can restore function to your chewing, biting, or smiling. A crown looks and acts like a natural tooth.  (more…)