Show Your Snow-White Smile This Winter

snow white smileArtist Antoinette van Kleeff once said, “When snow falls, nature listens.” My Austin dental practice is always ready to listen, especially when it comes to maintaining your pearly whites.  Give us a call with questions and don’t forget to follow these simple steps to help ward off unsightly stains.

Brushing Up on Stain Prevention

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times — regular brushing and flossing are two of the biggest cavity and stain fighting techniques you can do at home, everyday. No teeth are resistant to the many stain-causing food and drinks we encounter throughout the day, but you can better protect and prevent the damage by always brushing twice daily and flossing once. Brush when you wake up and before bed for best protection.

Food and Beverage Blues

We hate to say it but some of your favorite foods and delicious drinks are the biggest reasons your teeth aren’t so winter white. Dark, sugary drinks are most likely to leave their mark, just as are rich foods. If a food or drink is capable of staining your tablecloth, it’s most likely able to leave its mark on your teeth too. Some of the biggest offenders include: Red wine, soda, berry juice, coffee, sauce, and gravy. Fight back by using a straw to slurp down drinks, and swallow foods swiftly leaving less time to linger and stain.

Bright White, Day or Night

Different whitening procedures will work best on a variety of teeth stains. Lifting these pesky, colorful remnants to reveal your best smile is an achievable accomplishment. You can use a whitening toothpaste, but be sure to check the label for the American Dental Association seal of approval. Porcelain veneers are another long-term solution for whiter, brighter teeth.  Be sure to check with your Austin dentist before starting any whitening procedures.

When the white stuff does start to come down this winter, my dental office in Austin will be ready to assist you, making sure your teeth are pearly white, healthy, and happy. Ensuring your comfort with grace, elegance, and empathy is our highest priority!

Welcoming new patients from Austin, Westlake, and Cedar Park in any kind of weather.

Fresh Breath Tips For a Perfect Mistletoe Smooch

mistletoeThis time of year means more mistletoe and festive parties with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether you’re greeting someone with a smooch or simply engaging in a close conversation, make sure your breath is fresh by brushing up on these helpful dental hygiene tips. Our Austin dental office wants you to ring in the New Year right with a clean, bright smile.

Brushing, Flossing, and Lip-Locking

Brushing twice daily is one of the biggest defenses to stave off bad breath. Regular, once daily flossing will also ensure your smile and kiss are clean and debris-free. Sometimes this regular routine becomes a second thought this time of year due to the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  It’s important keep brushing and flossing for lip-locking free of foul breath. If your daily routine is still plagued by plaque or pain, contact your Austin dentist to schedule a visit.

We’re Talking Tongues

One of the most overlooked tricks to getting your breath fresh is to make sure your tongue is clean. When you’re brushing and flossing your teeth, don’t forget to scrape or brush your tongue. A frequent brushing helps to remove pesky food particles and dead cells, leaving breath even more fresh. It’s one small step, but it yields big rewards!

Stress-Free is the Way to Be

Whether you’re worried about holiday bills or coping with friends and family, this time of year can be crazy. Sometimes added stress means our daily routines get out of sync, leading to lack of hygiene and offensive breath. Don’t forget to eat as healthy as you can, stay hydrated with plenty of water, get plenty of sleep, and be sure to exercise regularly. If you’re still struggling with bad breath, be sure and give our dental office in Austin a call. You’ll feel relaxed in our stress-free environment, and together we’ll discuss your best oral health options.

We hope your holidays are happy, peaceful, and full of joy. Whether you find yourself kissing under the mistletoe or planting a familiar smooch on a loved one, your fresh breath and healthy smile are sure to make a great impression in 2016!

We look forward to welcoming patients from Austin, Westlake, and Cedar Park into next year and beyond!

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