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Austin City Dental Update

Dec-2013

Greetings Friends,

It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us. I hope everybody enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am very grateful that all of you entrust your health to our team. We strive to take excellent care of our patients every day.

No Needle at the dentist?

Jun-2013

Greetings,

I hope you are enjoying summertime. I just read an article that I want to share with you. There is a new medication that should be available in a few years that will numb upper teeth with a nasal spray. Hopefully it passes the last clinical trials and becomes reality soon. If it does, we will definitely have it as on option. Please read the full article below.

Tips for Seniors

May-2013

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Just like it does every other part of our bodies, aging takes a toll on our teeth. Even for those of us who practice good oral healthcare, years of use can lead to a host of problems. Although better than the alternative – as the old joke goes – advancing age puts many seniors at risk for a number of oral healthcare problems.

Here's to Mom!

May-2013

Here’s to Mom!

Who can forget that this month we celebrate Mother’s Day? As we honor mom – and recognize that for most of us, mom’s the one who set the example on caring for our teeth – it’s a great time to remind her about the oral health concerns that face all women.

For example, did you know that women have special oral health concerns that arise during the unique phases in their lives? One of those is gum disease. Changes in female hormonal levels during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause exaggerate the way gums react to plaque, the harmful germs that stick to your teeth. This can lead to gum disease and destroy gum tissue and teeth.

Top 10 Dental Problems

Apr-2013

Your mouth is pretty important and, while it’s a relatively small space, there’s a lot going on in there. Your mouth, after all, is teeming with bacteria, and while most are harmless, things can get out of control and cause you problems. Here are 10 of the most common (and how to avoid them):

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Apr-2013

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat), can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. Its high lethality rate is mainly due to the lack of screening, and unfortunately, it is not a rare disease. Oral cancer kills one person every hour of every day, with more than 100 new diagnoses every day.

Ensure a Lifetime of Good Dental Habits for Your Child

Mar-2013

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"You need to brush from the first tooth," says Beverly Largent, past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), which has also determined that tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases of children. By kindergarten, more than 40% of kids have tooth decay.

At Austin City Dental, we’re committed to helping you ensure a lifetime of good oral health for your infant or child. Here are a few basic steps to follow:

1. Start Early

Your child should see a dentist by the time he or she is 1 year old. Getting preventive care early saves money in the long run, and costs for dental care are nearly 40% lower over a five-year period for children who received dental care by age 1 compared to those who didn’t go to the dentist until later.

Add 'Green Dental Care' to your 'Green Lifestyle'

Mar-2013

At Austin City Dental, we know that you try to ‘Go Green’ in everything you do. Whether it’s buying an eco-friendly car or appliances, or recycling and buying organic when possible, you live the Green Lifestyle because you care about your health, your family’s health, and the health of the environment.

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