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How to Get the Most Out of Your Flossing Routine

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At Old Settlers Dental, our dentists and hygienists recommend brushing and flossing at least twice per day and visiting your dentist regularly. Flossing helps clean between teeth and promotes good oral hygiene and optimal dental health.  

Flossing is a great way to clean tight areas that your toothbrush can miss, and it’s important to have a flossing routine to prevent dental issues between professional cleanings in our Round Rock, TX dental office. 

Let’s look at how to get the best results from your flossing routine.

Five Steps to Optimal Flossing

Step 1: Make it a habit to floss at least twice per day.
Step 2: Start with about a foot and a half of ...

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New Year, New Benefits - Schedule Your Cleaning

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With the beginning of the new year, we all get busy making our resolutions to get in shape, eat healthier and just take better care of ourselves. But how many people think about their dental health at the same time? With the new year starting, your insurance benefits may begin again. Take the opportunity to review your benefits and take advantage of them. Dental health has been shown to connect to your overall health.

Preventative Dental Care

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Maintaining Dental Health During the Holidays

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The end of the year is coming and will be bringing the holidays with it. People will be spending evenings at parties and dinners as well as snacking at office lunches. We know that rich desserts and alcohol will be served as well. All of this culinary celebrating can do quite a bit of damage to our teeth. But there are a few basic hygiene habits that can help.

 

Brush Your Teeth Regularly

We are all taught at an early age to brush our teeth twice a day. It's a daily habit that we don't even think about, but it's also very easy to forget our nightly routines after being out late. ...

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Been Putting Off Your Cleaning? This Might Be Why

As it turns out, Americans actually want to visit the dentist more often. Recent studies show that more than 40 percent of Americans wish they could have the professional care their teeth and gums need to stay healthy. While dental care may seem like a luxury, this study shows that most people understand the important role that dentists play in helping them keep healthy and attractive smiles.

Here are some of the reasons that many people feel they cannot go to the dentist as often as they would like.

Busy Schedules

Why does it always seem like kids get the best care and parents sometimes get left out of even the most basic ...

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The Oral-Systemic Link: Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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There has long been evidence that oral health is related to overall well-being, and researchers are now pointing to another link: the one between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. According to a study published by the Arthritis Foundation, there was a clear relationship between the level of pain patients felt when their teeth were professionally cleaned versus not.

Don’t risk your entire body’s health by skipping regular dental visits. Call and visit the best dentists in Round Rock, TX, at Old Settlers Dental. Make your appointment today!

The Research Surrounding Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

The study was conducted by researchers in Cleveland, Ohio, and involved 40 people who suffer ...

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Choosing the Right Dentist for You

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Are you looking for a new dentist in Round Rock, TX? Whether you have recently relocated or you are just looking for a change, you need to consider the dental needs of your family. Then you need to do some research.

Fortunately, you can check out many dentists in your area by doing some online research. 

How to find the Right Dentist

  • First, you need to find dentists who offer a broad range of services. You know your family’s needs best, so look for a dental practice that provides all the services that are important to you. Your life is busy enough without having to run to different practices to get all ...

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Flossing

When brushing your teeth while getting ready to head to work or get to bed, it’s often tempting to skip flossing in order to save a little time. We’ve already brushed our teeth, so what’s the worst that could happen if we don’t floss? If you asked the experts at Old Settlers Dental, they’d probably warn you about things like Halitosis, bleeding gums, periodontal disease, and even difficulties during pregnancy!

Effects of Skipping Flossing

  • Halitosis – Bad breath doesn’t just come from the bacteria and buildup on your teeth and tongue (which you hopefully brush thoroughly). Failing to floss ignores tons of plaque and bacterial waste that hangs out up between your ...

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