If you want to straighten your teeth but are hesitant about how obvious and uncomfortable traditional braces often are, we have good news! Anderson & Atkins, DDS offers Invisalign to our patients. Invisalign is one of the best ways you can gain confidence in your smile — both during and after the process of straightening your teeth. Below we’ll answer frequently asked questions about Invisalign so you can determine if this is the next right step for your smile.
Cavities are one of the most common health issues in America. They can affect young children, teenagers, and adults. There are multiple reasons cavities may occur. Bacteria that linger in your teeth from frequent snacking, drinking sugary drinks, and not cleaning your teeth correctly contribute to the formation of cavities. Cavities can lead to extreme toothaches, infection, or loss of the tooth. So, at the first sign of a cavity, schedule a visit with your dentist.
Flossing your teeth is an important step in your dental hygiene. You can protect your teeth and gums from decay by removing bacteria and food residue when you floss at least once a day. Find a time of day when you have a few extra minutes to floss after brushing your teeth. To make sure you’re flossing the right way, we’ve simplified the process into six easy steps.
While dental fillings and dental sealants both coat and shield your teeth, they are quite different in three main areas: purpose, materials, and longevity. To clarify the differences between sealants and fillings, we’ll break everything down for you.
At Anderson & Atkins Dentistry, we want you to be proud of your smile and your Christmas cards. There are several options that are both safe and effective when it comes to whitening your teeth and we can help you make the decision that’s right for you.
Anderson & Atkins, DDS |
18 Aug, 2021 |
, Children's Dental Needs
, Dental Care
, Healthy Teeth
, Healthy Habits
, Oral Care
, Anderson and Atkins
, Family Dentistry
, College Station
, Texas |
, Dental Health
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During this busy time, many people forget about the importance of taking care of their children’s dental needs. But the start of the new school year is a great time to revamp your oral care habits and prioritize a healthy mouth. Here are three tips you can do today to get your children (and their teeth) ready for the school year.
Did you know that your baby is born with all 20 primary teeth? They’re just nestled below the gumline until your child is about 6 months old. The teeth begin to come through between 6 to 12 months, and most children have their full set of teeth by the time they are 3 years old. This can be an uncomfortable time for your baby, but there are several things you can do to help alleviate your baby’s pain.
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an infection of the gums that can lead to the destruction of bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis is sneaky and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. However, it is largely preventable and treatable! You just need to know what to look out for so that you can address it before it does too much damage.
Accidents happen. That might just be the first lesson we all learn. That and “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” These principles apply to many situations that lead to a chipped or broken tooth. In many cases, it’s purely an accident with an outcome you never saw coming. But at Anderson & Atkins Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that accidents happen. We don’t judge our patients. We help them! So don’t let embarrassment prevent you from calling us when something ha...
The lingering pain from a tight jaw often causes discomfort in other parts of your body like your head, neck, ears, teeth, or face. The pain may also oscillate between throbbing, aching, or severe. Typically, a tight jaw is a culprit of a jaw joint that suddenly locks, clicking noises in your jaw, or a limited range of motion when you try to open your mouth. Tightness in your jaw is not something you should ignore. In many cases, there are at-home remedies to reduce the pain and preventative mea...