Preventative and general dentistry are needed for maintaining optimal dental health. At Authentic Smiles in Austin, TX, we ensure all of our patients leave our office with a healthier mouth. A healthy smile starts with basic oral hygiene care. Practicing daily habits such as brushing and flossing are needed for a smile to look great. Make sure to visit us every 6 months for your dental cleaning, exam and x-rays. We will detect any problems before they persist or cause you any pain or damage to your mouth. It is important to maintain your dental health in order to prevent more serious problems like gum disease.
Oral Exams and Cleanings
Professional cleanings should take place every 6 months or as suggested by your hygienist. During your cleaning, we will remove plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth, reducing the growth of bacteria which can cause gum disease. Oral hygiene is necessary for your oral health. Research shows that professional dental care can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes as well as serious dental problems. As a result of a healthy mouth, regular oral exams and cleanings will keep your smile looking clean and stain free. If cleanings are not enough to keep your smile stain free, we offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental crowns for a whiter smile.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings are used to repair cracked or broken teeth, as well as decayed teeth. They are not only apart of general dentistry, but restorative dentistry as well. Once the decayed portion of a tooth has been removed, we will fill in the remaining area with tooth-colored material. Our composite fillings match each individual tooth color in addition to strengthening the tooth. In addition, we also suggest replacing your old, and harmful amalgam fillings with these stronger restorations. The new materials blend well with your existing teeth to create a natural and healthy looking smile. As a result, your teeth will be completely new again, free of damage, and as strong as before. You will not need to worry about your tooth looking unnatural or not functioning well. Tooth colored fillings will keep your teeth at their prime.
Root Canal Therapy
Typically performed when a tooth has become severely damaged or decayed, root canals are performed to save the infected nerve. The affected tooth pulp will be removed and the area will be cleaned. An important part of restorative and general dental care, the root canal procedure saves the tooth from being pulled as well as prevent the spread of infection. Most patients complain that root canal therapy is painful, when in fact, it is the infection that is causing the pain. After root canal treatment, all of your pain will be relieved. Without root canal therapy, extraction as well as other restorative treatments will be necessary. In the long run, root canals are more effective and less expensive than the alternative.
All of our general dentistry services are designed to suit your specific needs while maintaining the health and beauty of your smile. Preventative care is the most important aspect of dentistry. It allows us to diagnose and treat root causes before they develop into anything harmful. Visit our office today and treat yourself to a healthy and authentic smile. Visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with us.
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