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Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays Oct 1st, 2019

Since it was introduced in 1997, Invisalign®  has revolutionized the world of orthodontic treatments by eliminating the stigma of wearing braces. Invisalign trays are virtually invisible, and unlike traditional braces, they don’t lead to severe bouts of pain. They’re also easier to clean, because you can take them off while...

Chronic Bad Breath? It Could Be a Sign of Periodontal Disease Sep 1st, 2019

We all have bad breath once in a while. Especially after eating something that’s known to cause it. If bad breath, also called halitosis, is persistent and doesn’t go away with good oral hygiene, it may be from gum disease. Chronic bad breath can be an early warning sign of...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Aug 9th, 2019

When most people think of teeth-straightening treatments like braces and Invisalign©, they think only of the cosmetic benefits. But while having straight, properly-aligned, evenly-spaced teeth certainly does make your smile look great, the benefits of alignment go a lot deeper than that. Optimizing your alignment and spacing offers health benefits...

Could Age Be Discoloring Your Teeth? Jul 1st, 2019

A birthday is a reason to celebrate, especially as you’re nearing your golden years. While you don’t care so much about party hats and presents (or maybe you do!), you may have grown concerned about how your smile has dulled. It’s common for teeth to yellow or discolor with advancing...

What's a Smile Makeover? Jun 1st, 2019

When you look at pictures of yourself, are you smiling at the camera with tightly closed lips? Or are you hiding a gleeful laugh behind your hand? You aren’t alone. According to a study by the American Association of Orthodontists, 36% of the people surveyed are unhappy with their teeth....

The Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth May 6th, 2019

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition marked by compulsively grinding or gritting your teeth. Though teeth grinding usually occurs at night while you’re sleeping, you could also be grinding your teeth during the day without even realizing it. What’s more, if you have bruxism, you could also have other...

Fillings Without Drilling: Learn About the Many Benefits of Our Leading-Edge Solea Dental Laser Apr 1st, 2019

Have you ever sat in a dentist’s chair before having a cavity filled and wished you could skip the pain of the needle used for numbness or the unpleasant noise and sensation of the drill? Thanks to Solea® dental lasers, you actually can. At Advanced Dental Care of Austin, we’re...

5 Smile Flaws Veneers Can Remedy Mar 7th, 2019

You really envy women and men with big, white, dazzling smiles. And you should: Scientific research shows that genuine smiles help you feel good, relieve stress, and convey an attitude of confidence and success. But you’ve been keeping your smile hidden behind closed lips. You’re embarrassed by cosmetic issues with...

What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Dental Care Feb 14th, 2019

Dental care plays a hugely important role in a child’s overall wellness by promoting strong, healthy teeth and guarding against issues such as infections and decay. Healthy teeth also allow your child to talk and eat well, which can benefit their self-confidence and ability to thrive socially and academically. February...

Why Replacing Missing Teeth Is as Much About Health as Your Appearance Oct 15th, 2018

Wondering why it’s important to replace a missing tooth that’s in the back of your mouth where no one can see? Because your teeth work together to keep your smile healthy. Even when it doesn’t affect your outward appearance, the rest of your teeth can suffer over a lost tooth....

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR FIXING A CHIPPED TOOTH? Sep 7th, 2018

Do you like eating hard foods? Are you fond of using your teeth to open a package? If you say “Yes” to these things, then you are prone to suffering from a chipped tooth. It could cause pain. Because it usually happens to the front teeth, it would make you...

WHAT ARE SOME BEST PRACTICES FOR NIGHT TIME ORAL HYGIENE? Jul 29th, 2018

Anything could happen in your mouth while you’re sleeping for six or eight hours. When you’re asleep, bacteria gather on your teeth. It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t sleep to avoid cavities, plaque or tartar. There are lots of methods to keep your dental health while resting. Here are some...

DO TONGUE SCRAPERS HELP BAD BREATH? Jul 2nd, 2018

There are bacteria in your mouth. However, it’s not these microorganisms that cause your stinky breath. These bacteria produce sulfur that makes your breath stench. The majority of these bacteria resided right into your tongue.But Do Tongue Scrapers Help Bad Breath?You may ask how can tongue scrapers aid in getting...

HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH TEETH WHITENING METHOD IS BEST FOR ME? May 29th, 2018

Getting a professional teeth whitening treatment can be expensive to some patients. However, you don’t have to settle for having a dark smile because of too much coffee consumption. Having whiter teeth can improve your appearance and boost your confidence. For that reason, teeth whitening treatment is a popular cosmetic...

MY TOOTH CRACKED Apr 30th, 2018

A cracked tooth can have a variety of symptoms. You will experience erratic pain when chewing food or when you exposed the affected tooth to hot or cold temperatures. Dentists may have a difficult time diagnosing the cause of your discomfort.Caring for your broken toothGive us a call as soon...

MY TOOTH IS GIVING ME A HEADACHE Mar 25th, 2018

One of our patients at Advanced Dental Care of Austin asked “My tooth is giving me a headache. Is that even possible?”The short answer to this question is “yes.” It is possible for dental and sinus conditions to cause a headache. The most common headache they would cause is a...

MY GUMS FEEL SORE Nov 24th, 2017

“What should I do if my gums feel sore?” It’s one of the questions of our dental patients here at Advanced Dental Care of Austin.We all experience gum soreness at some point. There may be several reasons why you’re feeling sore in your gums. But don’t worry. You’re not alone....

DOES BRUSHING YOUR TONGUE HELP BAD BREATH? Sep 26th, 2017

Toothbrushing alone won’t help bad breath. You can brush more than twice a day if you wish. But you’ll still suffer from bad breath if you don’t clean your tongue. Cleaning your tongue will get rid of bad breath or halitosis.When you reach for toothpaste, make sure to follow a...

DOES YELLOW TEETH CAUSE BAD BREATH? Jun 15th, 2017

Does Yellow Teeth Cause Bad Breath?Yellow teeth can cause bad breath. However, not all people with bad breath have yellow teeth and vice versa. Unattractive teeth and stinky breath can affect your social life. It’s especially damaging if you want to get a promotion or pursue a new romance. One...

DO DENTAL FILLINGS HURT AFTERWARDS? Apr 23rd, 2017

Do Dental Fillings Hurt Afterwards?Dental fillings may hurt afterward. It can be annoying, but it’s common. But why would it hurt after restoration?Why would a dental filling hurt afterward?After completing a dental filling, the tooth that has been restored may be sensitive to hot or cold pressure. It’s normal, and...

MY GUMS BEHIND MY MOLARS HURT Mar 11th, 2017

If you find yourself saying “my gums behind my molars hurt”, this is likely caused by your wisdom teeth. These are the last molars to erupt, and are often troublesome for many patients. The pain in your gums indicate that the teeth have become impacted, and may need to be...

MY TOOTH IS NUMB – WHAT SHOULD I DO? Nov 7th, 2016

My tooth is numb. Why? I thought my tooth was dead in my mouth.Your tooth is alive. It contains blood vessels and nerves. That said, if you feel numbness in your tooth, it may indicate that it has been injured. If left untreated, it will begin to die.For that reason,...

MY TOOTH BROKE AND I’M PREGNANT Nov 7th, 2016

“My tooth broke. Can I still go to your dental clinic? But I’m pregnant.” It’s one of the questions we commonly received.Generally, dental work is safe to almost everyone, even to pregnant women. Professional cleanings and other preventive measures are essential for the health of the woman and of her...

DR. KOZINN AWARDED FELLOWSHIP IN ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY Nov 7th, 2016

Austin, TX (June 20, 2015)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kinneret Kozinn, DDS, FAGD, of Austin, TX, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the AGD 2015 annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco.Dr. Kozinn earned this award early in...

MY TOOTH IS TURNING BLUE Nov 7th, 2016

In today’s society, your smile is very important. People who have bright, white smiles are viewed as being more attractive, more intelligent, and more successful than those who don’t. When you say “My Tooth Is Turning Blue”, this can be a serious cause for concern. Not only does this have...

CAN FLOSSING CAUSE A TOOTHACHE? Nov 7th, 2016

Tooth pain after flossing can be a common problem. We have people coming to us and asking “Can Flossing Cause a Toothache?” There are many causes behind it, but it’s important that this type of tooth pain is never ignored. It’s also very important that you do not stop flossing...

MY TOOTH CRACKED AFTER A ROOT CANAL Nov 7th, 2016

We have new patients call us time to time and say “My Tooth Cracked After a Root Canal” If your tooth cracked following a root canal, chances are you were suffering from a condition known as cracked tooth syndrome. Unlike teeth with fractures that are clearly noticeable, the fractures in...

MY TOOTH SMELLS TERRIBLE Nov 7th, 2016

A tooth may start to smell terrible for various reasons. The most well-known reason for this is tooth decay. At the point when microorganisms in the mouth start to feed on the tooth, they can create a smell. Over time, these bacteria multiply on the teeth, feeding on the plaque...

MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I FLOSS – WHAT CAUSES THIS? Nov 7th, 2016

This is one of the most common questions that we receive. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, this is usually an indication that your gums are inflamed, a condition known as gingivitis. This can occur when harmful bacteria build up along and underneath the gum...

MY TOOTH FEELS LOOSE Nov 7th, 2016

Sometimes, adult teeth can feel a bit loose, which is particularly noticeable when you’re eating or brushing your teeth. In many cases, this sensation will feel worse in the mornings, and then gradually tighten up during the day. Often, the sensation is completely gone by morning. If your tooth feels...

MY TOOTH IS NUMB Nov 7th, 2016

Numbness in your teeth or gums is never normal and should be taken very seriously. Many patients aren’t aware of the fact that their teeth are alive; they have nerves and blood vessels just like any other part of the body. Numbness is a sign that a tooth is beginning...

WHY DO DENTISTS RECOMMEND SOFT TOOTHBRUSHES Nov 7th, 2016

Brushing your teeth regularly is an important part of maintaining excellent dental health. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware that the toothbrush you choose can actually be detrimental to your oral health. With all of the toothbrushes available on the market today ranging from soft bristles to hard bristles, electric and...

MY TOOTH HURTS REALLY BAD Nov 7th, 2016

My tooth hurts really bad, what could it be?Toothaches are a common dental problem that could be attributed to a number of causes. The most common cause of a toothache is tooth decay, or cavities. When tartar and plaque builds up on the surfaces of the teeth, the bacteria present...

DENTAL INSURANCE Nov 7th, 2016

Dental InsurancePurchasing a dental insurance plan is generally considered to be a good idea for most individuals and family. Not only does dental insurance help to offset the cost of regular, bi-annual visits to your dentist’s office, dental insurance can also protect you from financial losses due to accidents or...

CHRONIC BAD BREATH IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM Nov 7th, 2016

Chronic Bad Breath Is A Serious ProblemLet’s be honest, nobody likes a person with bad breath. Not only is bad breath embarrassing when interacting with others, but bad breath also affects how you view yourself. A healthy, fresh breath definitely improves one’s self esteem and confidence.If you are suffering from...

CAN FLOSSING PREVENT HEART DISEASE? May 7th, 2016

Flossing alone can’t prevent heart disease. However, when you practice good oral hygiene, your habit may provide overall health benefits, including cardiovascular disease prevention. Flossing, when it’s accompanied by brushing at least twice a day, can lower your risk of systemic diseases.It’s important to remember that a good dental hygiene...

GOLD OR PORCELAIN: WHICH DENTAL CROWN IS RIGHT FOR YOU? May 7th, 2016

It’s extremely confusing to choose between gold and porcelain as a material to be used for crowns. These two options have their own pros and cons. As you make your decisions, you and your dental professional should work together to know which crown is right for your case.Why can porcelain...

DOES TOOTH DECAY CAUSE BAD BREATH? May 7th, 2016

Tooth decay and bad breath are something that you don’t want to have. Bad breath, for one, is embarrassing. Some sufferers don’t realize that they have it, but the people around them are afraid to tell the truth.Several reasons can cause bad breath, and one of them is untreated tooth...

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO PREVENT PLAQUE? May 7th, 2016

Plaque contains harmful bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease. When plaque hardens, it becomes tartar that attaches to your teeth’s enamel. If it’s not removed, it will result in inflammation and irritation to your gums around your teeth.The good news is that plaque can be prevented. What can...

WHY SHOULD I GET CAVITIES FILLED? May 3rd, 2016

When your dentist finds that your tooth has a cavity, you need a filling. A dental filling is necessary to protect the affected tooth from further decay. If it is left unfilled, your tooth will get worse as the cavity progresses. Tooth decay may lead to bone loss. This may...