Austin Premier Dental


Dr. Bruce Silva and his team at Austin Premier Dental are dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate dental health care.

March 12, 2018

Much like the New Year, spring is a time for starting over. If you didn’t schedule a dental cleaning with your dentist at the beginning of the year, now is the time to do so. During a dental cleaning (also known as a dental checkup), your dentist will go over reviewing and updating your medical history, followed by x-rays and examination of the teeth, and if needed, treatment planning. We recommend visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning, which will provide a few oral health perks in the long run.

A teeth cleaning helps remove bacteria that cause plaque, but 24 to 48 hours after, it starts to develop again. Even when you’re practicing good dental care at home, plaque buildup is inevitable after six months of not seeing a dentist. The longer plaque stays in your teeth, the more it is likely to stay permanently. Once it reaches this stage, it is more difficult to remove and may require special tools and treatment. With a professional teeth cleaning twice a year, you are less likely to experience heavy plaque buildup on your healthy smile.

Visiting your dentist for a dental cleaning can also reveal early signs of medical issues that are much worse than plaque. Some of these medical issues include oral cancer and cardiovascular disease, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. It’s never too late to make a professional dental cleaning a priority.

If you practice healthy dental habits, you should only have to visit your dentist once to twice a year. Visit your dentist more frequently if you are not brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Visiting your dentist now will help you keep your healthy smile look its best while actively preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Call Dr. Bruce Silva and schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning today.

January 12, 2018

Start 2018 off the right way by calling Dr. Bruce Silva today and scheduling a cleaning and prevention appointment. Prevention is the best practice to ensure you keep that healthy smile. While everybody’s needs are different, we recommend routine cleanings. The older you get, the more frequent those routine checkups and cleanings should be.

On average, seeing a dentist twice a year works well for many people. Some can get away with fewer visits. Others may need more frequent visits. People with very little risk of cavities or gum disease can do fine seeing their dentist just once a year. People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or more. This high-risk group includes:

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics
  • People with current gum disease
  • People with a weak immune response to bacterial infection
  • People who tend to get cavities or build up plaque

Dr. Bruce Silva goes above and beyond in his diagnostic and preventative service. The preventative services include:

  • Tartar and plaque removal
  • Removal of stains
  • Fluoride applications
  • Sealants
  • Teeth polishing
  • Denture positioning

The diagnostic services include:

  • Review medical history
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Evaluation of gum tissue
  • Teeth decay detection

While not in the presence of a dentist, you can help prevent tooth decay by going over the following steps:

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.

Our experienced team will also provide educational services so that our patients have the necessary knowledge and tools to practice good oral hygiene at home. So call Dr. Bruce Silva today for a dental checkup and start 2018 the right way!

September 18, 2014


The American Dental Association was founded in 1859 and remains a not-for-profit organization as well as the nation’s largest dental association. The ADA represents more than 157,000 dentist members! The ADA has also become the leading supplier of dental and oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA’s mission is to improve the dental health of the public through their members and recommended products.

Speaking of products, there are more than 300 oral health goods, including toothpastes, dental floss, toothbrushes, mouth rinses, denture adherents and chewing gum that carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Seeing the ADA Seal indicates to consumers a symbol of safety and effectiveness. Search for ADA Seal products

The ADA is also proud to offer a charitable arm of the organization that provides scholarships for dental students, advocates for children’s dental health and supplies disaster relief to members in need.

What does it mean for you, the patient, that Dr. Bruce Silva is an ADA member? Members of the ADA pledge to abide by the ADA Code as a condition of their membership in the Association. They understand that they are given the trust of the public and trust in the dental association to remain committed to thorough patient care and high ethical standards of conduct.

We are ready to provide you and your family with excellent care and the best technology and products.

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