Enjoy Your Smile Thanks to Cavity Prevention Treatments

To ensure your smile has the best chance for oral health care success, be sure to enhance every aspect of your oral health care lifestyle. This includes maintaining dietary habits, frequent visits to your dentist, and regular cleanings every day. Never let your oral health fall into disrepair. The good news is with proper help and treatment, you can reverse... read more »

Mouthwash: Are You Using It?

Did you know that using mouthwash in addition to brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing regularly can help your teeth resist cavities, plaque, gingivitis, tooth decay, xerostomia - a fancy word that means a lack of saliva - AND prevents bad breath? It does. If you're not using mouthwash, you should be! Why do you need to use mouthwash... read more »

Eliminate Cavities at Their Core with Dental Fillings

Are you experiencing any increased tooth sensitivity? Do you feel any discomfort or pain when you try eating? If so, you may be suffering from a hole in your tooth known as a cavity. Cavities are formed when the tooth enamel protecting a tooth is breached until a hole forms down to the tooth’s root. Fortunately, dental fillings can be... read more »

Why Brushing Correctly Helps Your Smile Shine

Brushing your teeth correctly protects your teeth and gums from the ravages of tooth decay and gum disease while making your smile shine. There are better ways to brush your pearly whites than sawing back and forth or using an outdated toothbrush. Dr. Anderson Lane and our Anderson Lane Dental team in Austin, Texas, hope you enjoy the following brushing tips... read more »

Avoid the Damage of Halloween Candy

This is a great time of year, especially for younger children. However, with the influx of candy in many people's diets, this means they're at higher risk for cavities. This is a serious problem because cavities can devolve into other issues when left untreated. With that in mind, let's look at exactly what too much Halloween candy can do to... read more »

Can a Tongue Scraper Help You?

You know that if you want to enjoy good oral health, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, but did you know there are other things you can do to improve your oral health? Naturally, we recommend considering all of your options when it comes to your oral health—include tongue scrapers. Granted, using a tongue... read more »

Common Causes of Dry Mouth

Your saliva production can be affected by many things, anything from dehydration to medical conditions and medications. When saliva is reduced, you may experience a condition called dry mouth, or xerostomia. Dry mouth happens when the salivary glands which produce saliva in the mouth decrease production, making the mouth feel drier than normal. No. 1. Dehydration may develop from excess... read more »

How to Prevent Cavities on Halloween Night

Halloween is a great time to dress up, fill your trick-or-treating bags with candy, and scare the neighbors, but what many don’t know is that Halloween is also a great time for cavities to attack your smile. To help you prevent cavities on Halloween night, we strongly recommend doing the following: Brush away the sugar After you go out on... read more »

Don’t Skip Brushing Before Going To Sleep

At the end of a long, stressful day, you may want to just fall into your bed and sleep. However, you should not forgo your oral hygiene routine, no matter how tired you feel. Your teeth should be brushed twice a day and flossed once a day. When you skip brushing, especially before you go to sleep, then cavities and... read more »

Dental Health And Diabetes

Did you know that 1 in 5 cases of complete tooth loss have been linked to diabetes? Did you know that not only can diabetes increase your risk of gum disease, but that gum disease can make it difficult to control blood sugar levels? If diabetes isn’t properly cared for, it can wreak havoc on your general and dental health.... read more »