Crunch, crack, snap. Regardless of the sound it makes, it is still a scary moment. You have now broken your tooth and a million thoughts are running through your head. What just broke? Is that my tooth? Was that a piece of food? How much did it … [Read more...]
Does My Tooth Need A Crown After a Root Canal?
You just finished a root canal. You are out of pain and you are maybe thinking about waiting a while to return to your dentist for that crown. Well that could turn out to be the worst decision. Take a look at the video below and we will discuss … [Read more...]
How Long Do Fillings Last?
Everyone wants to be a member of the cavity-free club. For adults in the USA, the number of people who fall under that category is really small. A study from the Center for Disease Control found that by the time the adult population hit age 65, 96 … [Read more...]
What is a Dental Emergency?
It throbs. It aches. You haven't got a good night's sleep in a couple of days. You know the pain is coming from one of your teeth. Putting off a visit to the dentist is no longer an option. This could be a dental emergency. These emergencies … [Read more...]
Wisdom Teeth Removal Later in Life
Let's get one myth debunked before we get started: you are too old to have your wisdom teeth pulled. With that being said, there is an ideal age and development of wisdom teeth in which to take them out. Ideally, the wisdom teeth are pulled when … [Read more...]
Great news! North Austin Dentistry has decided to extend its hours to make itself more available to patients when they need it, including weekends. We understand that in today's work environment, employers are becoming less flexible in allowing … [Read more...]
How Does Dental Insurance Work?
I am writing this blog post for one primary purpose: to help my patients understand how their insurance works, so there are fewer of those awkward financial conversations in dental offices everywhere. Let’s first get one thing out of the way … [Read more...]
What is a Root Canal?
Root Canal. This phrase evokes fear more than any other word used by a dentist. Many people haven’t had a root canal, and many more haven't had a negative experience with a root canal, so why do root canals have such a bad reputation? Root … [Read more...]
The Magic of Whitening
The tooth whitening industry is a very large and ever expanding market. Over $1.4 billion dollars were spent on whitening products by Americans. Some of this money was a complete waste, and some of this money was used to transform a smile. On the … [Read more...]
I Can’t Go Without My Teeth: A Brief Explanation About Immediate Dentures
Sometimes you just have to make due. You make the best of the situation based on what you have to work with. For some patients, many years can pass between dental visits and the news they receive at these visits can be bad. In some cases, this … [Read more...]