Avoid These 11 Teeth Wreckers

So you know brushing twice a day, flossing daily and getting regular dental checkups are the best ways to keep a healthy, happy mouth. But there are also a number of things to avoid in order to keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape. Here’s our list of eleven of the...

Oh, No! My Tooth Is Loose! (And I’m not a Kid.)

When your tooth is loose or has fallen out, and you aren’t five years old, it can be a bit alarming. But never fear, we’ve got the solution to all of your wiggly — or completely out — tooth troubles. How Loose Is Your Tooth? The way you treat a loose tooth depends on...

What That Pink in the Sink Means

No matter how impeccable your oral care is, the chance is you will experience your gums bleeding at some point. When you spot pink in the sink, it’s often a sign of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that can cause a...

All About Fluoride

Most of us are aware that our teeth need fluoride, but do you realize how important it is for optimal oral health and development? This mineral is absolutely essential for our pearly whites! What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in food and...

All About Dental X-Rays

At Austin Family Dental, we pride ourselves on giving safe, thorough dental examinations to our patients. X-rays are one essential part of our care routines. Some patients ask if X-rays are really necessary, and the answer is “yes.” Why X-Rays Are Needed While we do...

Re-resolve to Take Care of Your Mouth in 2017

When you’re reminding yourself about your New Year’s resolutions this year, don’t forget about your teeth. You don’t usually think about your teeth and resolutions? Well, why not? We’ve got four mouth-friendly goals for you to set in 2017. Get Checkups Every Six...

There’s a Right Way to Brush Your Teeth

There’s more to keeping those pearly whites in good health than brushing back and forth a few times. Here are our best tips for keeping your smile in tip top shape! Get the right tool. A man-sized brush for a toddler just wouldn’t make sense. Make sure you’ve got the...

Uh-Oh, You’ve Got a Cavity. What now?

So you either suspect you have a cavity or you’ve heard the dreaded words from your dentist. Here are some common symptoms: A toothache Tooth sensitivity Pain when biting A broken or chipped tooth Bad breath Dark spots on your teeth If you’re experiencing any of the...