National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Bring in you child today for their annual cleaning & exam.

Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. We at Advanced Dental know how it’s important for kids to keep good oral health and good habits going.

A great way to start at a early age is with their Tooth brush. The Oral B Sonicare Electric Brush.

Kids brush better, longer and more regularly with Philips Sonicare for Kids.

The Bluetooth® connected brush and free app rewards kids for brushing well.

Now it’s easier than ever to inspire healthy habits for a lifetime.

Get yours Today Only $39.99 (originally $49.99)

 

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us with a Brighter, Whiter Smile

It;s getting closer, the month of love! As Valentine’s Day gets closer, people are starting to fan the flames of love towards their direction. Most couples are probably getting ready for dates and finalizing their romantic getaways for the 14th of February, but there is another way that you can prepare for that special day.

You and your significant other can schedule an appointment with at Advanced Dental and begin a smile makeover that will bring out your best smile. Treating yourself to a dental visit before Valentine’s Day will give you that added boost of confidence when you spend time with your loved one on the 14th. Not only that, your loved one will surely appreciate seeing you at your best. Suffice it to say, showing up with well-maintained teeth can mean more than just a pretty smile. It’s actually a window to the kind of commitment you have to taking care of your health.

Here are some of the most popular and practical smile makeovers that patients get just before Valentine’s Day:

 

Teeth Cleaning – Nobody wants to go on a date with their teeth looking all yellow and dirty. If you want to sport a captivating smile, it would be best to go beyond the usual flossing, brushing, and mouth rinsing. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give your teeth that much needed (and much deserved) thorough cleaning that only an experienced dentist in Austin or the surrounding areas can provide you. Professional teeth cleanings remove food particles and calculus deposits that normal brushing and flossing cannot remove. The best part about getting your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis is that it minimizes the chances of creating dental problems in the future. Not only are you getting a cleaner, better looking smile, you are also preventing yourself from potential dental procedures in the future by taking care of your teeth.

 

Teeth Whitening – As much as we want to make our teeth whiter through regular brushing, there will be cases where teeth can remain yellow or discolored. Examples include stained teeth due to smoking and drinking too much caffeinated beverages. This is why teeth whitening has become quite a standard procedure for many before Valentine’s Day. Although there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits stop by today and take advantage with out Glo Bleaching. (check out the website for more details http://gloscience.com/)

 

Fluoride and why its important

Too much demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer leads to tooth decay. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the toothmore resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay

Schedule an appointment today! New Patient special of only $99.00

 

Let keep through teeth healthy and clean.

Whitening Tips

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.

The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.

Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.

One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.

More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.

Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel.

Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).

Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.

Your Dental Benefits

On December 31 , your insurance benefits will end. On January 1 they will refresh back up to your yearly maximum ! This could be a good or bad thing , especially if you have a few things you may need to take care of and have not used that much or any of your benefits! For people who are going through on-going treatment and may have maxed out their insurance for this year January 1 is when your pot of money is refreshed from the insurance!

Either situation that you are in , you should give the office a call so we can accommodate you in our schedule as soon as we can . When the end of the year pops up we find our schedule can become very full and we want to be able to make sure you are taking advantage of the dental benefits you work hard for !

Give us a call , or send us an email and we will set you up with a time that is convenient for you !

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year that we all love! It’s the holidays. Time to spend love and cheer. We look back at all the great accomplishments that was achieved especially with our oral hygiene.

Here are a few tips to achieve and maintain a healthy and glowing smile this holiday season.shutterstock_152221706
#1 Be cautious of candy canes
#2 Stay clear of soda
#3 Watch the wine
#4 Take more turkey
#5 Stock your stockings well
#6 Dip into veggies
#7 Chomp on cheese
#8 Carol while you clean
#9 Don’t use your teeth as a tool
#10 Fill up on fruit
#11 Forego the grazing
#12 Make the holiday meaningful

Our entire team hopes you have a safe, happy and healthy holiday and we can’t wait to see your bright smile in the coming New Year.

Celebrity Dental Transformations

There is not one person in hollywood who does not have that perfect smile . But did they always have teeth like that ? NO! A little bit of cosmetic dentistry can really go a long way ! See some before and afters of some of our favorite celebrities!

Ben Aflecks smile was nice before but with some cosmetic veneers it is even better !
Ben Aflecks smile was nice before but with some cosmetic veneers it is even better !
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Hilary duff has struggled over the years with dental veneers after breaking her front teeth on a microphone , Now she finally has a nice natural look !
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lindsaylohan after Linsday Lohans before teeth are worn and discolored. Some veneers would brighten that right up !
meghanfox
Meghan Fox’s before picture was very cute but with her adult teeth aligned and reshaped she is looking even better !
miley
A little bit of orthodontics and veneers can go a long way !