Every time I see my hygienist she tells me, “You are doing good but you could still floss more.” The recommendation is to floss at night, every night. I will admit that I do about half of that. Sometimes I think I am too tired or in a hurry…silly excuses because I would never use […]
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The eruption of teeth for babies may or may not cause discomfort. Many children will drool more than usual, want to chew on toys or fingers, or be a little grumpy. A fever over 100 degrees should not be attributed to teething. If your child has a fever over 100, you should see the pediatrician. […]
Until recently there has been very little research on how dairy products affect oral health. A study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry stated that consuming cheese and dairy products may help protect teeth from decay. The way it improves oral health is by raising the pH level in the dental plaque […]
According to Medical News Today and The American Journal of Pathology, BPH, the chemical compound used in may plastics can cause damage to developing teeth. Rats were dosed with daily low doses of BPH and the results are very interesting. “Analysis of the damage shows numerous characteristics that are common with a recently identified pathology […]
Austin Children’s Dentistry is proud to support our community at multiple events around NW Austin, Leander, Cedar Park, Hutto, and Round Rock. Check out our calendar of events to find out more and join us for the Rodeo at the Cedar Park Center on June 21-23!
When I was a child learning how to ride a bike without training wheels, I fell face first onto the concrete and hit my front tooth. Shortly thereafter my tooth turned a grey color. Luckily I had no other problems, the tooth eventually fell out and the permanent tooth looked fine. It turns out that […]
This past Tuesday was Super Hero Tuesday at Austin Children’s Dentistry. Thanks to our staff and the kids for dressing up as their favorite Super Hero for the day. Stay tuned, we have more fun days coming up.
When we are infants and do not have our teeth in yet, we put our tongue forward in between the upper and lower jaws to stabilize the lower jaw and protect the airway during swallowing. Once our teeth come in, this swallowing pattern should change naturally. If it does not correct by the age of […]
In the May/June 2004 issue of General Dentistry it is reported that not only are oral piercings a source of damage to teeth, gums and nerves but can also lead to fatal infections such as Ludwig’s angina or endocarditis. Most people would have a hard time finding a dentist that would recommend an oral piercing, […]