Oral Hygiene – You Only Have One Mouth

Oral hygiene Austin TXOral Hygiene…Okay we all know what oral means and the definition of hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness”. Therefore it means taking care of your mouth and teeth. All dentists and Orthodontists like those at the office of Dr. Mary Kay Becher DDS PA recommend being attentive to your teeth and your overall oral health.

Oral hygiene and good oral health knows no age limits. From infants to seniors oral hygiene is important to your whole health picture.Read more on Oral Hygiene – You Only Have One Mouth…

Dental Abscess – What Is It?

Dental Abscess Austin TXA dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically originates from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth.

Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva and bacteria in the mouth which sticks to the teeth and damages them, as well as the gums. If the plaque is not removed by regular and proper tooth brushing and flossing the bacteria may spread within the soft tissue inside the tooth or gums, eventually resulting in an abscess.Read more on Dental Abscess – What Is It?…

Teeth As A Tool Is A Bad Idea

Taking Care of Teeth Austin TXCare for your teeth! Have you ever been frustrated opening a bottle, container, prying open a lid, or ripping open a package with your hands? Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show” tried prying open a tube of scar tissue repair gel with disastrous results.

For the 40 year old comedian, what happened next wasn’t funny: when trying to open the gel, Fallon chipped his front tooth, on top of another medical problem, a serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks resulting in trying to open the scar cream. Moral of the Story… Always use the right tool for the job… and your teeth are never the right tool!

Taking Care Of Your Teeth

Did you know that according to the American Association of Endodontists, chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries? Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of great ways to restore damaged teeth and if you are considering orthodontic treatment or currently wearing braces when an accident occurs, orthodontic brackets can be bonded to the different restorative options.Read more on Teeth As A Tool Is A Bad Idea…

Oral Hygiene Contest

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Prepare for a contest that will leave you smiling! All it takes is a visit to your general dentist and a simple signature to be entered in our drawing for a fabulous reward! You could win an Apple Watch for yourself and a free lunch for your dental office, courtesy of Dr. Becher and Dr. Rangwala. This is our way of saying “thank you” to you and our dental partners for taking complete care of your beautiful smile.

Visit our Contest Page for more information and to download your hygiene card. This contest will run through March of 2017.