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

August 11, 2016

School is about to start up again and your child has some necessities. Along with getting new clothes, new shoes, and school supplies, you need to take a trip to the dentist’s office so your child has a healthy smile before heading back to class. Here’s a brief back-to-school checklist.

  1. Schedule (Another) Check-Up

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that tooth decay affects U.S. children more than any other chronic infectious disease and 19 percent of children ages 2 to 19 years old have untreated tooth decay. So don’t just visit your child’s dentist during the summer. Schedule regular dental examinations to diagnose or prevent any dental problems. Regular checkups are important because your child may not bring up any tooth pain and teachers are unlikely to notice your child’s dental problems. By scheduling dental checkups often, you’ll prevent your child from losing school time.

  1. Make Sure They Brush and Floss

Have your child brush and floss often. While you’re out scrounging for school supplies, stock up on toothbrushes and dental floss for the school year. You’ll want to change toothbrushes every three months or after encountering a sickness. An easy way to remember when to switch out a toothbrush is to do so when report cards come out. You might also want to ask your dentist the best time to change toothbrushes for your child’s teeth.

  1. Watch What They Eat & How They Play

Make sure your child is eating healthy lunches and snacks. Avoid sugary foods and soft drinks. If you pack a sack lunch, include foods like grains, milk, cheese, vegetables, fruits, and yogurt. If your child eats in the school cafeteria, discuss with your child some healthy options to eat when not under your supervision. Also, if your child is involved in sports, have them wear a properly fitted mouth guard while participating in sports and PE classes.

Your child’s dental problems can lead to difficulty in eating, speaking, and learning. Prevent it by visiting their dentist every four months. For any questions concerning your child’s healthy smile, give Dr. Silva a call at (512) 605-0860.

March 25, 2016

“Green Dentistry,” or Eco-Dentistry, is the practice of oral health care and dental treatments utilizing technologies and procedures that promote environmental health. The benefits of being a green dentist client are numerous and seem to be growing.

This popular dentistry trend has reduced waste and pollution. Green dentists have switched to accessing administrative and marketing records online as opposed to using files. By switching from disposables to re-usables and ensuring that lights and all equipment are off at the end of the day, it has also saved money, energy, and water for their companies. 

While brushing your teeth, there are some ways you can go “green” as well. Here are five ways to protect the Earth, the environment, and each other:

  1. TURN THE WATER OFF. Conserve water by not leaving the sink on while brushing your teeth. The only time you should use it is when you rinse.
  2. BRUSH SOFTLY. Brushing your teeth with force can damage your gums as well as your toothbrush. If you brush gently, your toothbrush will last longer. This will save you money and reduce waste.
  3. BUY A COMPOSTABLE TOOTHBRUSH. 450 million toothbrushes end up in landfills every year. A compostable toothbrush is made up of 100% plant materials which will reduce the amount of plastic that will end up in the landfill if you make the switch.
  4. SWITCH TO A NATURAL TOOTHPASTE. Natural toothpaste breaks down easier, which makes it easier on our water ways. Also, You may find some artificial chemicals and additives in most regular toothpastes you won’t find in natural toothpastes.
  5. TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR TEETH YOURSELF. If you floss daily, you are not only preventing future dental work on your teeth, but you are also saving money and reducing the amount of chemicals dentists use while filling cavities.

For additional information schedule an appointment with Dr Silva today. At Austin Premier Dental, you can rest easy. We are specially trained and experienced in providing you with the knowledge to keep your smile bright.

June 3, 2015

If you believe you may have lost a filling, the first thing you should do is try to remove it from your mouth so that you don’t accidentally swallow it or inhale it. Don’t worry if you do swallow it, as they usually pass without a problem. However inhaling it into your lungs could major problems, including infection.

Next, you should call us immediately, let us know of your problem and make an appointment as soon as possible to replace the filling. Before you arrive, keep the area as clean as possible as the gap from a lost filling can be a trap for food, causing unwanted bacteria. Brush gently and remove all debris. You can also try a warm salt water rinse after eating.

Losing a filling can be a frightening event and quite painful if you bite down on it accidentally. Just remember, there’s no cause for alarm because it is pretty simple to fix. Just remember you are in good hands with Dr. Silva. We are here for you!


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