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A Whiter, Brighter Smile Between Visits

Woman with magnifying glass over mouth showing white smile.

One of the most common questions asked of dentists is, “How can I keep my teeth whiter and brighter between visits?”  Many patients even state that they use whitening products at home, but still don’t see the results they desire, or that their stellar results fade quickly. Like so many other health and cosmetic issues facing the modern person, diet is a huge factor in keeping your teeth white. Your diet, the foods and beverages you consume, can stain your teeth, rendering many at-home whitening tactics almost futile.

 

So, what are the foods I should monitor for whiter teeth?

 

1. Coffee and Tea

You can easily tell by the colors of these two ...

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Nail Biting- A Worrisome Habit

Nail Biting | Dentist Round Rock TX

Nail biting, or onchyophagia, is one of the hardest habits for people to break since they often do it without even noticing. While it can be unsightly, it can also be a major dental hazard. Teeth can become cracked, chipped, or worn from the stress caused by biting, and from crashing together during biting. Braces wearers are also in danger of root resorption- or shortening- since braces already put increased pressure upon teeth. The pressure added from biting nails, chewing pencils, or clenching teeth can also cause headaches, facial pain, sensitivity, recessed gums, and more problems.

I’m a nail biter. How can I stop?

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Six Months To A Straighter Smile!

Six Month Smiles and Invisalign by Old Settlers Dental in Round Rock TX

The idea of braces can be terrifying to people for a number of reasons. They're costly, can take up to several years to work, and can often be painful and unsightly. Luckily, Old Settlers Dental offers Six Month Smiles, a revolutionary dental solution to minimize cost, time, and pain.

How Does it Work?

Rather than re-aligning the entire mouth, Six Month Smiles focuses only on the area exposed when patients smile. This allows us to bring the treatment to you at a much lower cost, and with an average treatment time of only six months! The Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® technology features clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to ...

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Stress Free Dentistry

Stress Free Dentistry, Round Rock TX

Stress Free Dentistry

Most people don’t look forward to going to the dentist, especially for more invasive procedures like root canals and oral surgery. Some people actually feel so much anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist for even routine treatments that they skip regular visits. Skipping cleanings and exams can cause even those with great oral hygiene to develop gum disease and tooth decay, which left untreated may cause permanent damage. The dentists at Old Settlers Dental provide a modern and stress-free atmosphere and sedation dentistry to help patients feel more relaxed.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses either oral or IV sedation to help patients feel more comfortable. Those ...

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How To Stay Off Our Naughty List!

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Off Our Naughty List

The holidays are a happy time, but also a stressful time. Between the traveling, presents, family, food, and festivities, you are probably not giving your oral hygiene much thought. Luckily for you, Old Settlers Dental is here to help you keep your teeth healthy this holiday season, and keep you off our naughty list! Read on for some simple tips!

1. Don’t crack nuts with your teeth

Although protein found in nuts helps keep muscles and bones strong, the hard surface of most nutshells can cause serious tooth and gum damage, and may even crack teeth. If you are getting ready to snack ...

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Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Dental Implants by Old Settlers Dental in Round Rock TX

The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 178 million people ages 18-65 in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million people do not have any teeth at all. In adults, tooth loss can occur due to gum disease, decay, injury, or cancer. 

 

If you have any of these problems, we will consult with you to see if implants may be right for you. We will determine if your overall health will allow you to accept the implants with minimal risk of rejection; this will also depend on your general dental habits. Like your natural teeth, dental hygiene is ...

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