Pflugerville Family Dentistry Blog

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Can I Smoke After A Root Canal?

If your tooth is badly infected, one of the only ways to properly treat it and avoid an extraction is a root canal. The procedure involves taking out all infected tissue from the tooth and placing a dental crown on top to restore its function and look. During the procedure, you won’t feel anything thanks

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Bad breath
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7 Common Causes Of Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis in medical terms, can be a result of different factors that include poor dental hygiene, diets, foods, or other medical conditions. Bad breath can be a sign of health issues, and lifestyle habits that can influence the intensity of it.  Fortunately, bad breath can be addressed and even prevented.

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How Teeth Grinding Can Cause Dental Problems

Teeth grinding is when a person clenches and grinds their teeth. The medical term for teeth grinding is bruxism and it can be both a conscious and unconscious reflex. It can occur while awake or while you are sleeping and, in the long term, it will have an impact on your oral health. Once you

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Can Receding Gums Grow Back?

Receding gums are, most of the time, caused by periodontitis, the medical term for gum disease. The tooth base gets exposed and, in time, it can loosen up, suffer from decay and even fall out. Unfortunately, once they have receded, gums won’t grow back, but with the right treatment, the process can be slowed down

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Patient with missing teeth
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How Dental Implants Support Jaw Bone Health

People seldom think about the health of their jawbone, until they have no other choice. This part of your body plays an essential role in your life by offering your teeth and facial muscles the support they need. However, tooth loss can make a huge impact on your jawbones, which is why dental implants can

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Headache caused by wisdom teeth
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Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Headaches?

The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually come in at around 17-24 years old. These teeth are notorious for becoming impacted, causing oral health problems, and causing pain in the jaw, neck, or head, such as headaches. This is why the best solution is usually to have the wisdom teeth extracted. 

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How to Keep Braces Clean

It can be difficult to learn how to operate with your new metal braces. In the beginning, navigating what to eat, how to properly brush and floss your teeth, and how often you need to do it can be difficult. However, it’s worth it to achieve that straight smile you’ve always hoped for. By avoiding

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Invisalign aligners
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Can You Get Invisalign With Missing Teeth? 

If you want a straighter smile but oral health problems or injuries have caused you to lose one or more of your teeth, you might be wondering if you can get Invisalign to straighten your smile. Is it possible to get treatment when you’ve lost a tooth? The answer is “yes!” And in this blog

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Dry socket after tooth extraction
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How To Avoid Dry Socket After Tooth Removal

Dry socket is a painful condition that can interfere with your healing after a tooth extraction in Pflugerville, and you should take every possible step to avoid it. But what is it, why is it bad, and how can you avoid it? Great questions! Read on to get the answers from Pflugerville Family Dentistry.  What

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Do Braces Change The Shape Of Your Face?

Interested in braces in Pflugerville? You may have questions about how they work and what they do. For example, can they really change the shape of your face? The answer is “yes!” Braces often change and improve the shape of your face. So, not only will you enjoy a healthier and straighter smile, but your

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