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3 Ways to Get the Best Results from Your Flossing Routine

Floss | Dentist Round Rock TX

As your Round Rock, TX dentist, we want to help you get the most out of the time you spend taking care of your teeth both morning and night. Practicing proper technique when flossing is one area where people might be missing the boat and not getting the most out of their time.

#1 Use the Proper Type of Dental Floss

Dental floss comes in as many varieties as you can imagine - waxed floss, flavored floss, un-waxed floss, woven floss, and even coconut oil floss. Choosing the one that works best for you depends on the alignment of your teeth and your personal preference.

Overcrowded teeth- waxed floss or floss tape

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Easy ways to improve your dental habits

Improve Dental Habits | Round Rock Dentist

We get it- you have a busy life! Between wrangling the kids for school, making sure they're brushing their teeth well, going to work, coming home, making dinner, doing homework and chores, bedtime, and everything in between, you probably don't want to add a ton of extra stuff into your daily routine. Luckily, you don't have to! Just by making a few small tweaks during the day, you can easily improve your dental habits.

Keep Dental Supplies Handy

Keep a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss in your desk at work to brush after lunch. If you carry a bag, such as a purse or a briefcase, try to ...

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3 Tips for Finding the Right Dentist in Round Rock

Best Dentist Round Rock TX

Finding the perfect Round Rock dentist to meet your needs can be a bit overwhelming, especially if maintaining a healthy smile is important to you. There are a number of things to consider when choosing a dentist for you and your family. Here are 3 tips to help you make the right choice.

Tip #1 Convenience

Does your potential dental office make care easy for you? Check to see if they offer all of the features you’re looking for.

  • Convenient hours
  • Works with your insurance
  • Offers a wide range of services
  • Treats most conditions
  • Easy payment options

It’s important that it feels like your dental team is helping make dental care easy.

Tip #2 Quality

When it comes to ...

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Stress and Your Dental Health

Dentist using computer | X-Rays | Round Rock Dentist

Stress can play a large role in the quality of your health. It can take its toll on just about every system, including your teeth. These problems can range from teeth grinding and clenching to poor nutrition and oral hygiene. We all do our best to maintain proper hygiene and oral care so we can have the beautiful smiles we treasure. Some of the dental issues that may come to play during moments ...

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart

Healthy Smile, Healthy Heart, Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

If you want a gleaming, healthy smile, the first and most obvious step is to pay close attention to your dental hygiene and health. More than that, though, keeping your mouth healthy can have an even bigger impact on your body. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S., claiming over 600,000 lives per year. Over time, researchers have shown a link, if not direct causation, between dental health and heart disease. While direct causation has yet to be determined, gum disease and heart disease share some of the same risk factors- smoking, poor nutrition, diabetes, and overall lack of self-care.

One hypothesis for the ...

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You Are What You Eat, Pt. 2

Girl Eating Watermelon, Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

In our last segment, we covered several foods that are great for your dental health. Part two of "You Are What You Eat" will focus on just the opposite- foods that are bad for your dental health! Of course, we'll "never say never" when it comes to most foods, but it would certainly be in your best interest to partake in them sparingly!

Dried Fruits

Admittedly, dried fruits are much better for you than processed fruit snacks, but you should still brush and floss after eating them. While their healthier counterparts- fresh fruit- stimulate saliva production, dried fruits are sticky and sugary, a double-whammy for your oral health. Not only do they ...

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You Are What You Eat - Pt. 1

Oral Health in Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

We've all heard the saying, "you are what you eat." Well, when it comes to the health of your mouth, that is a very accurate statement. Eating a well-balanced diet is crucial for overall health and well-being, of course, but one of the first symptoms of a bad diet is poor oral health. Join us in our two-part "You are what you eat" series as we discuss the best and worst habits when it comes to oral health and diet.

Cheese

Who doesn't love cheese? In addition to offering calcium and protein, hard cheeses such as cheddar tend to raise the pH level- which means lower acidity- lowering the risk of tooth ...

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