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3 Ways to Get the Best Results from Your Flossing Routine

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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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The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

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The Problem of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause a number of oral health issues when left untreated. A space left after an extraction makes it possible for the surrounding teeth to shift and tilt toward the gap, having a negative impact on the health of your bite and chewing capabilities.

Tilted teeth often expose roots, making them more likely to develop decay, which is particularly difficult to treat.

To replace missing teeth, we offer both dental implants and dental bridges in our Round Rock, TX dental office.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges require crowns on two healthy adjacent teeth that suspend a prosthetic tooth in place. We design your dental bridge to match ...

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I'm Frustrated with My Chipped Teeth. What Can I Do?

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It’s important to protect teeth, but sometimes day-to-day life causes them harm, often in the form of chipped teeth. You might bump your tooth on something, causing an unsightly scar in your tooth’s enamel. Which is why we recommend never using your teeth to open packages, bottles, or to chew on pens or pencils.

Perhaps the most common way to chip teeth, however, is because of a nighttime teeth grinding habit that chips away at the enamel.

Let’s Repair Those Chipped Teeth

A cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Round Rock, TX dental office will determine your options when it comes to regaining your smile. Here are some of the cosmetic improvements we offer.

Cosmetic ...

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Tooth Loss and Its Impact on Your Entire Body

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Tooth loss can be devastating. It can affect a person’s self-esteem when they are turned down for a job, or there are judgments made about them based on their appearance. There are also other problems with missing teeth that impact the entire body. People with missing teeth often find they can no longer chew their favorite healthy foods, so their nutrition suffers. This can be a detriment to their overall health.

Don’t let missing teeth destroy your wellbeing. Dental implants from your Round Rock, TX dentist Old Settlers Dental can change your life—and improve your health.

The Aesthetics of Missing Teeth

The most apparent aesthetic issue with missing teeth is the gap ...

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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.

 

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DIY Can Be Fun - But Not When It's Braces

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You may have noticed an intriguing trend gaining in popularity, especially among teens – do-it-yourself braces. This can include mail order aligners and home remedy style options. These orthodontic experiments are terrifying for dentists because they understand the serious repercussions of what can happen when you try moving your teeth without the supervision of a qualified dentist or orthodontist.

  • Gum infections – Using paperclips, rubber bands, or any household item to move your teeth can cause a foreign object to lodge itself in the gums and cause a serious infection that leads to gum disease and bone loss.
  • Damaged roots – A teen on YouTube demonstrates closing the gap between her two ...

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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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