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How Poor Oral Health Can Cause Weight Gain

On the surface, your oral health and your weight may not seem very connected. However, there are some correlations between poor oral health and weight gain. Your health can come under siege if certain types of bacteria found in the mouth travel to other parts of the body. Among these various health concerns is unintended weight gain. Austin Dental Spa provides a slew of services including laser dentistry and advanced periodontal care, two services that can go a long way […]

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Improve Your Life With the Right Dentist

At Austin Dental Spa, our cosmetic dentist, Mark Sweeney, DDS, believes in treating patients by looking at the whole oral systemic connection – that is, the concept that oral health is a key part of overall health. Dr. Sweeney has over 40 years of experience performing a variety of cosmetic treatments, restorative procedures, and beyond. His recent video discusses some of the most-life changing oral health treatments available at Austin Dental Spa. With his superior skill and compassionate chairside manner, […]

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How Your Oral Health Can Impact Memory Loss

As part of Austin Dental Spa’s video series, Dr. Mark Sweeney provides another educational session focused on the link between oral health and memory loss. During the video segment, Dr. Sweeney talks about how the connection between your mouth and memory can impact overall brain function. The first link he explains is the act of chewing. Referencing a study, Dr. Sweeney says nerves beneath your tooth are connected to the brain and can help stimulate neural activity. If someone has […]

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Pros & Cons of a Smile Makeover

Dr. Mark Sweeney, Austin Dental Spa’s devoted cosmetic dentist, has performed countless successful smile makeovers. Often considered the cosmetic counterpart of a full mouth rehabilitation, a smile makeover aims to correct a number of aesthetic dental concerns at once. Patients usually choose two or more cosmetic and/or restorative treatments to incorporate into their makeover. The result is typically a comprehensive enhancement of the overall mouth, often manifesting as a straighter, brighter smile. That being said, is a smile makeover the […]

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3 Ways Your Dentist Can Improve Your Life

At Austin Dental Spa, Dr. Mark Sweeney truly believes that dentistry can go a long way in improving the lives of patients. As part of Dr. Sweeney’s ongoing video series, he recently provided an entry that details three ways your dentistry can improve your life. Those three ways included using Zoom!® teeth whitening, single-visit dental crowns by CEREC®, and a smile design or smile makeover. Continue reading to learn how those three techniques can improve your life. Zoom! Advanced Power: […]

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Do You Need a Root Canal?

Experienced cosmetic dentist Mark Sweeney, DDS has a message for you: don’t fall behind on your oral care! It’s important to stay on top of your dental health, and part of doing so is watching for signs of potentially serious issues. In a recent video, Dr. Sweeney shares seven signs that may suggest you need a root canal, including persistent pain, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, and more. Stay tuned for more of Dr. Sweeney’s helpful tips on our […]

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Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Many have wondered whether getting your wisdom teeth removed is an absolute necessity. The answer is not as simple as “Yes” or “No.” For those who have the room for the extra teeth, no, removing these teeth is likely not necessary. However, for those who do not have the room for more teeth in their mouth, the development of wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding, discomfort, pain, and the need for extraction. Our cosmetic dentist at Austin Dental Spa, Dr. Mark […]

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Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

As our cosmetic dentist, Mark Sweeny, DDS, explains in the video below, bleeding gums usually point either to minor injury or gum disease. At Austin Dental Spa, we’re equipped with state-of-the-art techniques and technology to ensure each patient gets the best possible periodontal care. Our patients are always welcome to reach out with questions related to gum health or any other oral health concern. “Bleeding gums are sometimes caused by minor injuries,” says Dr. Sweeney, “like biting into a tortilla chip […]

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How Often Do I Need Dental X-Rays?

Dental X-rays allow your dentist to evaluate the health of your teeth and jaw, as well as detect any changes in the positioning of your teeth or bite. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that adults with an increased risk of cavities get X-rays every six months to a year. For those with minimal risk of decay, such as those who have never had a cavity, the ADA advises they may be able to wait as long as two to […]

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Austin Dentist Discusses What to Know After Dental Implant Surgery

Austin Dental Spa’s team of professionals explains the dental implant surgery aftercare process to ensure a healthy recovery for their patients. Read more.

Dr. Jordan Slagter of Austin Dental Spa offers tips on adjusting to implants in the days, months, and years following surgery. Austin, TX – Dental implant surgery can alter both the function and aesthetic quality of the mouth. Like any intensive procedure, there are specific aftercare guidelines that must be followed in order to ensure proper healing. According to distinguished Austin implant dentist Jordan Slagter, DDS, it is essential to consult an experienced, reputable professional for dental implants. She prioritizes […]

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