5 Tips For Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

At Austex Dental, Dr. Ding and the rest of our team work hard to educate all of our patients about good preventive care habits. In addition to visiting our office regularly for cleanings and exams, we want our patients and their families to brush and floss their teeth twice a day. Good dental habits extend … Continued

History of Dental Science

Our team at Austex Dental works hard to stay on top of the latest technological advances that make your dental visits more efficient and comfortable. During your most recent visits, you probably noticed Dr. Ding using state-of-the-art technology – like an intraoral camera so you can see the inside of your mouth or our Isolite® … Continued

Healthy Eating Habits for Teeth

In addition to healthy preventive care habits such as regular brushing, flossing, and visits to our office, there are other steps you can take to improve your dental health. We all know that drinking soda and eating tons of candy can cause cavities. Did you know, though, that there healthy eating habits that can strengthen … Continued

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

Most of us know that smoking can have a negative effect on your health. From respiratory issues to cancer, this unhealthy habit has a bad reputation for a reason. If you’re a smoker, it’s important to understand the effects that this habit has on your dental health, so that you know what signs to watch … Continued

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