The Evolution of Teeth: Why Are Incisors Different from Molars?

Human teeth have evolved in function and appearance over many thousands of years. Because tooth fossils often remain well-preserved, researchers have been able to understand what human teeth were like ages ago. We want to take a look at the ways in which they’ve changed to shed some light on the evolution of teeth and … Continued

Dental Veneers 101

If you’re looking to improve your smile, dental veneers may be the perfect solution. We’ve put together a guide to help you understand what veneers are and how they can give you the smile of your dreams. What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that cover the front surface of … Continued

What Causes Teeth Sensitivity to the Cold?

The hot summer months have many of us craving a cool, sweet treat. But if you suffer from tooth sensitivity, a trip to Amy’s Ice Cream for a scoop of their delicious Mexican vanilla may give you pause. Ever wonder what causes that sensitivity? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you might be … Continued

Do You Really Need to Visit the Dentist Every 6 Months?

Our patients often ask us how important it is to see the dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning. So many patients will skip seeing their dentist for years, waiting only until a problem has become so severe that they are in excruciating pain. What you may not realize is that with affordable … Continued

Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you looking for a way to make your smile beautiful? Austex Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to make you feel confident in your smile. Here are just a few different types of cosmetic dentistry options we offer. Why We Love Invisalign® Many of our patients wish they had straighter teeth. Whether … Continued

Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Much?

We’ve all heard that too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. But is that true even of healthy things like brushing your teeth? Actually, it is! Sure, it’s important to brush your teeth regularly – twice a day for at least two minutes is what experts recommend – but over-brushing is … Continued

How Aging Affects Your Teeth

As we age, our teeth naturally become more worn down. The muscles used for chewing also become weaker, making it more difficult and tiresome to chew. Aging can have a lot of effects on teeth, but there are some things we can do to prevent natural aging from wearing down our teeth too much. Protect … Continued

What We Used to Eat in the Caveman Days

Our ancestors may have thought they had their diets all figured out, but did they? They’re thought of as only primitive people who ate the foods available to work, reproduce, and survive. But is this true? While the environment seems to have been the main dictator of their diet, it was still a diet nonetheless. … Continued

How Many Times per Day Should I Floss?

Daily flossing is an important part of a good oral health care regimen, and while most dental professionals recommend flossing at least once a day, you may wonder if it’s beneficial to floss more frequently. It’s a good idea to brush your teeth after meals, but should you also floss more than once per day, … Continued

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: So Much More than a Bad Night’s Sleep!

How Does It Most Commonly Start? Obstructive Sleep Apnea most commonly occurs in adults whose weight ranges from slightly overweight to morbidly obese. The more weight one has on their body, the more they will experience the effects of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). This translates to a “catch-22” situation that occurs by causing the individual … Continued