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Austin
Manor
14008 Shadow Glen Blvd STE 203
(512) 982-1272
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78653
The Grove
4301 Bull Creek Suite 190
(512) 884-5658
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78731
The Domain
11005 Burnet Road #100
(512) 646-0815
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78758
Saltillo (East Austin)
901 E 5th St Suite 170
(512) 649-7510
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78702
South Lamar
2717 South Lamar Blvd #1086
(512) 717-5315
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78704
Parmer Park
1606 E Parmer Ln. Suite #125
(512) 572-0215
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78753
Lantana Place
7415 SW Pkwy. Bldg 6 #200
(512) 648-6115
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78735
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
604-858-3888
604-858-3382
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McKinney
6700 Alma Rd STE 400
(469) 663-0515
mckinney@enameldentistry.com
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75070
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
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604-858-3382
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Oral Cancer Screenings

Gain Peace Of Mind With Early Detection

Oral cancer screenings are very important. Sadly, oral cancer is hard to detect until Stage III or IV and has spread throughout the body. However, early stages can be caught with proper screenings. At a regular visit, one of our dentists will look for lesions, discoloration, and other signs while asking health questions to understand your oral cancer risk.

Here's How We Help You Detect Oral Cancer

6 Month Check-Ups

Come in regularly. Don't wait until you suspect a problem. Instead, stay proactive with frequent visits.

Cancer Screenings

Get exams for abnormalities. We'll look for lumps, lesions, discoloration, and more with cameras and digital imaging.

Biopsy Basics

Biopsies are quick and painless. With numbing we'll remove anything abnormal and send it away for tests.

Receiving Results

No further action if negative. In the rare case, you have a positive result, we'll refer you to a trusted oncology specialist.

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we'll make sure your time with us is comfortable, enjoyable and informative.

Whatever dental procedure or treatment you need, we'll make sure your time with us is comfortable, enjoyable and informative.

We're changing the way patients experience the dentist. Our primary concern is your oral health and making sure you feel comfortable coming to see us. We know it can be scary visiting the dentist. But our philosophy of providing an easy and fun experience combined with our use of advanced AI tools, we know you'll feel different about coming to see us.

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We've invested in top-of-the-line tools and the latest technology to improve efficiency and patient care. No more goopy impressions! From AI and 3D printers to iTero for digital and diagnostic impressions, we're equipped with proven equipment to ensure that every procedure is comfortable, convenient and ensures an accurate fit. Combining technology and innovations with our highly professional and knowledgeable dental team enables us to deliver the best treatment outcomes consistently.

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We understand the frustration of needing dental care while feeling it may not be affordable. You shouldn't have to worry about paying for your oral health. That's why we have several options to help you easily finance your dental treatment.

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What Is a Dental Emergency? Understanding Urgent Vs. Non-Urgent Dental CareA Dental Room at the Best Dentist in McKinney
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What Is a Dental Emergency? Understanding Urgent Vs. Non-Urgent Dental Care

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August 31, 2023

Dental emergencies can cause a lot of pain and discomfort; they can even potentially lead to long-term complications. But how do you define a dental emergency? When should you rush to the dentist, and when it is reasonable to wait until your next scheduled appointment? 

For your health and comfort, it’s important to understand the difference between an urgent issue that should be seen right away, and a non-urgent dental concern that can wait. Here are some tips to help you recognize when you need immediate attention. 

[Breakout section in its own block: If you’re having a dental emergency, we’re here to help. Call or visit your closest Enamel Dentistry location or contact us after hours at (512) 710-1045.]

Identifying Urgent Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are surprisingly common; according to American Family Physician, approximately 22% of Americans reported having oral pain within the past 6 months. 

However, not every dental concern demands urgent attention. We consider a dental emergency to be any issue that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding and pain, save a tooth, or clear up an infection. Here are some examples of common dental emergencies that should be seen right away:

  • Persistent or severe toothaches
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Swollen mouth or jaw
  • Exposed nerves
  • Knocked-out or partially dislodged tooth 
  • Loose teeth
  • Dental infections 
  • Abscesses

If you’re having trouble deciding whether your concern would be considered a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the pain severe?
  • Are you experiencing a fair amount of bleeding?
  • Did you lose a tooth?
  • Are your teeth loose?
  • Are you having difficulty speaking or eating due to the issue? 
  • Is there significant swelling in your face, jaw, or around the affected area? 
  • Have you noticed any unusual discharge or pus around your gums or teeth? 
  • Have you sustained a recent injury to your mouth or face? 
  • Are you feeling generally unwell or experiencing fever along with the dental problem? 
  • Have you recently undergone dental surgery or treatment that could be related to the current issue?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should receive emergency attention. If you're still uncertain about the severity of a dental situation, give us a call or stop by the office, and we can provide guidance on which steps to take next. 

Examples of Non-Urgent Dental Concerns

Non-urgent dental concerns should still be dealt with as soon as possible, but they don’t necessarily require immediate treatment; they can generally be seen the next day during normal office hours. Some examples of non-urgent dental emergencies include:

  • Dull toothaches
  • A lost filling, crown, or bridge
  • Food lodged between the teeth 
  • Broken or cracked teeth without severe pain
  • Chipped teeth 
  • Mild gum discomfort

Why is it Important to Get Prompt Treatment for Dental Emergencies?

Addressing dental emergencies promptly is important for several reasons. Many dental emergencies are painful; seeking immediate treatment helps us alleviate your pain as soon as possible and prevent it from getting worse. 

Beyond pain relief, receiving immediate care is essential for preserving your overall oral health. Left unaddressed for too long, some issues can lead to further damage, potential complications, or infections. In instances where a tooth is knocked out or dislodged, immediate treatment significantly increases the chances of successfully saving it. 

At Enamel Dentistry, your oral health and comfort are our top priorities. Whether you have a dental emergency or a non-urgent concern, our experienced dentists are committed to providing high-quality dental care in any situation. 

5 Dental Tips for New ParentsA Dental Room at the Best Dentist in McKinney
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5 Dental Tips for New Parents

November 10, 2022

Whether you’re expecting a child or are a brand new parent, there are so many questions and new routines to develop—including those surrounding oral health. Your baby may not have teeth for a while, but it’s never too early to get prepared for when they do! Although they’ll eventually fall out, baby teeth essentially lay the foundation for adult teeth. When baby teeth are decayed, broken, or missing, it can cause changes to the structure of your child’s mouth and affect the development of their adult teeth and their speech.

With that in mind, here are a few helpful tips to give your child a head start on a healthy smile!

  1. Introduce brushing and flossing early.

Brushing should begin as early as possible; in fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises new parents to start cleaning or brushing their baby’s gums from day one. This should be done after every meal using an infant toothbrush or a soft washcloth soaked in cool, clean water. Flossing should start as soon as your child has two teeth that touch. Making brushing and flossing a part of their routine early gets them used to it and makes it easier for them to establish it as a daily habit later on.

  1. Wipe or rinse your child’s mouth after giving them medication.

Baby medicine is very sugary and can contribute to tooth decay if it’s allowed to sit on the surface of your child’s teeth. After each dose of medication, make sure to rinse their mouth out with water or wipe their teeth with a wet washcloth.

  1. Introduce hard foods early on.

Giving your child hard foods will help aid their facial development and give added support for their jaw once their teeth come in.

  1. Follow bottles of milk with water.

Baby bottle tooth decay is very common among infants. It’s generally caused by drinking milk or sugary beverages in a bottle without cleaning their mouth afterward. To avoid this, give your child some water in a bottle after they’ve had milk, and avoid giving them bottles with sugary beverages.

  1. Find a pediatric dentist by age one.

Children should start seeing the dentist at a year old or at the eruption of their first tooth—whichever comes first. Like brushing and flossing, the younger children start visiting the dentist, the sooner they’ll get used to it! Early dental visits are also a great way to ensure your child doesn’t develop dental anxiety—plus, they give our dentists a chance to develop a relationship with your child and understand their unique oral health challenges.

Set Your Child Up for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Maintaining excellent oral health is a lifelong journey and Enamel Dentistry is proud to offer quality pediatric care in Austin and Dallas TX. Whether you’re bringing your infant or toddler in for their first appointment or you have an older child who needs routine or restorative care, you can rely on us to help your family have strong, healthy smiles. To get your child established at our practice, contact the closest Enamel Dentistry location near you or request an appointment online.

How Does Tooth Whitening Toothpaste Work?A Dental Room at the Best Dentist in McKinney
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How Does Tooth Whitening Toothpaste Work?

October 10, 2020

Have you ever been looking at tubes of toothpaste at the supermarket and asked yourself how they work? Have you wondered if there is a difference between common types of “whitening” toothpaste? In this article from Enamel Dentistry, we’ll be taking a look at how tooth whitening toothpaste works, and how it can help you keep your pearly whites bright and beautiful. 

Whitening Toothpaste Contains Mild Abrasives to Remove Stains

Just about all kinds of toothpaste contain some sort of mild abrasive, as this helps remove plaque and polish your teeth. However, whitening toothpastes usually have a higher level of abrasive particles. Baking soda is often used, as is silica, dicalcium phosphate, and a number of other abrasives.

These abrasives are usually formulated specifically to be softer than your enamel. This ensures that they do not wear down your teeth, but they can still be used to buff away surface stains caused by plaque buildup, and keep your teeth looking bright and beautiful. 

Some Whitening Toothpaste Contains Peroxide for Enhanced Whitening Power

All toothpastes with abrasives can whiten your teeth to an extent, but for more whitening power, you’ll want to choose a toothpaste that contains peroxide such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

These are the same compounds used in professional whitening treatments. Peroxide is very volatile, and it breaks the bonds that hold stains onto your teeth upon contact. This “bleaches” the stains away, and restores the natural white color of your enamel.

If you want the best whitening results, you should choose a toothpaste that contains hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. Repeated use of the toothpaste according to its usage instructions can actually reverse minor teeth stains and yellowing. You can also use whitening toothpaste to keep your teeth white after you have had them professionally whitened.

Choose ADA-Approved Whitening Toothpaste for the Best Results (and Stay Safe!) 

It’s important to make sure that you don’t overuse whitening toothpastes. While some are formulated for everyday use, others are intended to be used only once per day, or on some other treatment schedule. Follow the directions on the tube or packaging to make sure you don’t damage your natural enamel due to overusing the whitening toothpaste.  

You should also choose an ADA-approved whitening toothpaste. These toothpastes have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association, so they are generally accepted as being safe to use. 

Avoid non-ADA approved “whitening” toothpastes, such as charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal is extremely abrasive. Because of this, it can eliminate some surface stains on your teeth, but it also may permanently wear down your enamel. 

To keep your teeth bright and healthy, stick to ADA-approved products with mild, tested abrasives and hydrogen/carbamide peroxide. 

Got Stained Teeth? Whitening Toothpaste May Not Be Enough! 

Whitening toothpaste is great for minor stains and for maintaining a bright smile. But if you have heavy stains due to tobacco use, frequently drinking coffee, tea, or wine, or due to any other issue, whitening toothpaste alone may not be enough. Professional help from a cosmetic dentist may be required. 

Professional teeth whitening in Austin from Enamel Dentistry is the best way to restore your smile if you have heavy stains. To learn more, contact us and schedule a cosmetic consultation today!

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