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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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Finding the Right Cosmetic Procedure for Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry in Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

Is there a particular issue that’s troubling you about your smile?

Maybe it’s dull or discolored. Or maybe you have broken or missing teeth. Maybe it’s a number of things and you are in need of a complete smile makeover.

Whatever your specific concern is, you’ll be happy to know that that Drs. John Zavala and Fred Lewcock at Old Settlers Dental, your cosmetic dentists in Round Rock, TX, have the right solution for you!

We’ll take the time to carefully assess your situation and learn more about your goals and your needs so that we can create a personalized treatment plan to help you have the smile you’ve always wanted.

Your personalized care ...

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Considering Orthodontics as an Adult

Adult Orthodontics in Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

If you've lived with crooked teeth, it's always on your mind when you speak in front of others, or when you shake hands with that new client. You may feel self-conscious about your smile, which diminishes your confidence. Adult orthodontics in Round Rock, TX may just be the solution you've been looking for.

Crooked Teeth and Oral Health

Did you know that when your teeth overlap it also affects your oral health? Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean when you brush and floss, which puts you at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth are also more likely to become chipped or fractured when they overlap. A ...

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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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The Process of an Extraction and Dental Implant

Dental Implants Round Rock TX

Dental implants are a common procedure today, and with good reason! If you are in need of a tooth replacement option, implants are a great choice- here's why: 

  • Durability: Dental implants are extremely durable, so they can hold up to eating just like normal without any breakage. Since the implant is anchored into your jaw bone, you get a lot of strength in your new tooth from this process, unlike several other replacement options available today. 
  • Aesthetics: Your dental implant will be topped with a full crown, which can be matched very well to your natural teeth. This means that your implant will look completely natural, and it would be difficult to see which ...

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Got A Gap? We Can Fix That!

Gap Tooth Treatment in Round Rock TX, Old Settlers Dental

What is a Bridge?

 

What is a bridge to you? To some, it is a way to get across an obstacle, to others a way to connect. In the dental industry, a bridge is a method of fixing a gap. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth- and a false tooth/teeth in between. The false tooth/teeth between the two anchoring teeth is called a ...

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