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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Why Are My Teeth Breaking?

If tooth enamel is the hardest substance found in the body, then why do teeth break? The truth is, teeth can become brittle and weak due to a wide range of factors. While teeth are typically very strong, they are prone to chipping, cracking, or breaking when their integrity has been compromised. Some common reasons why your teeth may be more susceptible to breaking include:  Genetics can make some people’s enamel softer than normal, as well as affect the layer […]

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Can I Be Put to Sleep for Dental Work?

Many people get anxiety when they think about going to the dentist, even if it’s just for a routine cleaning and exam. Our dentists have helped many patients manage or overcome this fear through gentle and compassionate dental care. While we strive to make every appointment as pleasant as possible, we understand that some men and women still suffer from dental phobia, which can prevent them from getting the care they need. This is why we are proud to offer […]

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Can I Get One Veneer or Do I Need a Full Set?


Whether your teeth are short, damaged, translucent, or otherwise not what you want them to look like, porcelain veneers can treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns to create the beautiful, bright smile you desire. If you are considering veneers, you may be wondering how many you will need. Some patients may only have one or two teeth they want to enhance; whereas others may want a full smile makeover. While you can get a single veneer to address one […]

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Cosmetic Dentist in Austin Opens the Door to Practice’s Office Remodel

Austin Dental Spa remodels office and redesigns website for a brighter, more modern environment for patients.

Mark Sweeney, DDS reveals a completely new look to the Austin Dental Spa office, which recently underwent a makeover along with the practice’s website. Austin, TX — The team at Austin Dental Spa is committed to staying at the forefront of dental advancements to provide patients with the best possible experience. As part of this mission, Dr. Mark Sweeney recently announced the new look of the practice’s physical office, as well as a refreshed design of its website. The Austin […]

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Why Are My Teeth Loose?


A loose tooth is normal when younger, as the adult teeth are growing in, but when a permanent tooth becomes loose, this can be a cause for concern. There are a variety of reasons why a person’s tooth may become loose during adulthood, and depending on the cause, your dentist can help you find the most appropriate solution. Common reasons for a loose tooth include: Gum Disease: A buildup of harmful bacteria leads to periodontal pockets and gum recession, which […]

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Can Charcoal Toothpaste Whiten My Teeth?


Products with activated charcoal have grown in popularity due to claims of the material removing stains and toxins from the body. Charcoal toothpaste, in particular, has become marketed as a way to whiten teeth more naturally. With traditional teeth whitening methods, a bleaching process causes a chemical reaction within the tooth, lightening the deep-set stains and overall color of the teeth. Charcoal acts in a similar way to whitening toothpastes — polishing surface stains off the outer enamel — but […]

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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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