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Urgent and Emergency Dental Care Available at Austin Dental Spa: Hands-Free Check Outs & New Patient Safety Protocols in Place

Austin Dental Spa has always gone above and beyond in keeping our patients and team members safe and healthy. Recently, due to the threat of COVID-19 , we have made essential changes and modified our protocols of the patient experience. THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF BOTH OUR PATIENTS AND TEAM MEMBERS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. Here are the changes we have implemented: We have a minimal team in place. Each of our team members is monitored for temperature and […]

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Why Are My Gums Receding?

As you get older, you might notice your gums starting to recede, creating unwanted changes in your smile appearance. When left untreated, gum recession gradually reveals more of each tooth’s root, which leads to more advanced problems. Your teeth may become more sensitive, develop decay, and even begin to loosen. To stop gum recession before it worsens, it is important to determine what is causing the condition in the first place. Several factors can lead to receding gums, with some […]

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What Happens if I Don’t Replace a Missing Tooth?

Most people will lose at least one tooth in their lifetime, whether from an injury, decay, or disease. Although this is a relatively common problem, it’s important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible to prevent further issues from happening. Initially, one or more missing teeth can take away from your smile appearance, as well as affect your ability to speak and chew properly. Over time, more problems will start to develop, which tend to require more in-depth […]

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How to Treat Infected Gums

If your gums are red, swollen, and easily bleed when you brush or floss, you may have gingivitis. This is the mildest form of gum disease, which means your gums have become infected. Fortunately, you can treat this problem before it gets worse. While infected gums are relatively common, it’s important that you seek care as soon as you notice symptoms. This will allow you to get effective treatment through the least invasive approach. A variety of treatment options are […]

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Austin Cosmetic Dentist Highlights Rejuvenating Treatments for the Aging Smile

Dr. Mark Sweeney of Austin Dental Spa discusses how the mouth changes with age and which cosmetic dental treatments can rejuvenate one’s smile appearance. Austin, TX — Just as the face starts to develop wrinkles over time, the mouth can show signs of aging as a person gets older. Dr. Mark Sweeney, a cosmetic dentist in Austin, says teeth are prone to a number of changes as men and women age, which are caused by the natural aging process and […]

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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Chipping a tooth can be very stressful when it first happens, but with the right treatment, your tooth can be as good as new before you know it! A broken or chipped tooth is a common problem that often results from a blow to the mouth or chewing on a hard food. The tooth is especially vulnerable to breaking if it has already had decay, which weakens its structure. In order to fix a chipped tooth, your dentist will need […]

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How Can I Calm My Nerves Before Going to the Dentist?

Most people wouldn’t describe going to the dentist as a fun or pleasant experience, but at Austin Dental Spa, our friendly team has made patients rethink what it means to go to the dentist. While we strive to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere, we also understand that getting dental work done can be nerve-wracking. Our dentists, Mark Sweeney, DDS and Jordan Slagter, DDS, have helped numerous patients who struggle with dental anxiety overcome their fear. If you tend to […]

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How to Get Rid of Plaque on Teeth

Throughout the day, a sticky film known as plaque, or dental biofilm, starts to form between your teeth and along your gum line. While plaque is completely normal, it can be damaging if not removed on a regular basis. This is because plaque contains bacteria and food particles, and as the bacteria starts breaking down the food particles, toxins are secreted. This can lead to gum inflammation and tooth decay when left in contact with the teeth and gums for […]

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What Causes Teeth Staining?

Stains and discolorations affecting the appearance of your teeth can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Your genetics certainly have an affect on the overall tint of your teeth, since the base shade you were born with will have an impact on how they appear later on in life, as well as how they react to teeth whitening treatments. Additionally, your genetics determine whether your teeth are more translucent or opaque—teeth that are thin and more transparent may […]

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What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?

Having one or more missing teeth can be frustrating to live with. The gaps left behind can affect oral function, take away from your smile appearance, and even cause more severe changes in your oral health. Fortunately, there are several replacement options offered at Austin Dental Spa that can provide incredibly lifelike results. Depending on the specifics of the case, dental implants tend to be the most beneficial teeth replacement option. They replace each tooth from the crown all the […]

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