Dental Blog

an elderly couple smiling with their new dental implants
What Is Gum Disease? Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, causes inflamed gums within the mouth and is caused by bacteria growth. Usually associated with poor dental hygiene, periodontal disease can have a lasting impact on a person’s smile and overall health, and if you don't control your periodontal disease, can even lead to a …
a model of a placed dental implant
Dental implants are one of the longest-lasting tooth replacements you can choose. In many cases, they last for decades and sometimes for the rest of an individual’s life. But just like natural teeth, dental implants are susceptible to infection from bacterial plaque and calculus buildup. Our periodontist, Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, provides 4 tips that can …
Dental Implant Patient Smiling
The holidays and smiling go hand in hand, especially now that everyone carries a camera all the time! Yet what if your smile makes you feel uncomfortable, as in the case of discolored, decayed, or missing teeth? Not to worry. Your dentist in Austin, TX, can introduce you to several cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments …
Dental Implant Model
In November and December, many people tend to indulge in big holiday meals, not to mention loads of snacks. Though once-in-a-while feasting can be enjoyable, it can potentially wreak havoc on your oral hygiene and overall health if you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. The good news is that with a little planning …
Dental Implant Model
Your smile says a lot about you. It reveals your emotions, showcases your personality, and makes the people around you more relaxed. What happens, though, if you are unsatisfied with your smile because of missing teeth? You can always talk in Austin, TX about the most advanced, permanent restorative dentistry solution available: dental implants.   How Do …
Dental Implant Patient After Procedure
The holidays should be a time to gather with friends and family, not worry about your teeth. Nevertheless, many people limit what they eat during holiday celebrations and parties because of missing teeth. In fact, losing just one tooth can interfere with being able to fully enjoy all the tastes of the season. However, lost …