October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Understand Your Oral Health and Dental Damage Risks

Are you familiar with any common types of dental damage that may be present in your life? By assessing various common oral health risks in your life, you can help keep your teeth and gums safe from further damage that can occur. To lower your risk for oral accidents and... Read more »

Consider These Brushing Tips

It rarely hurts to brush up on our oral health habits. They can become so routine that it helps to stop and think about what we really need to do. The tips we have today can help you maintain your enamel. Remembering to be somewhat gentle on our teeth can... Read more »

The Warning Sign of Sensitive Teeth

Do you miss enjoying your favorite treats or sweets because of your teeth experiencing sharp pains when you consume them? If so, then you could be experiencing sensitive teeth. The good news is sensitive teeth can be treated, and it is a warning sign it is time to visit the... Read more »

The Links Between Your Oral Health and Diabetes

Are you aware of diabetes and its effect on your oral health? The truth is that diabetes can drastically alter your oral health because of its effect on your blood sugar levels. This is because blood sugar is a key component in several oral health ailments, including dental erosion and... Read more »

A Compromised Dental Bridge Needs Timely Treatment

Here at Hill Country Dental our dentist Drs. Lara Perry, Jaime Gomez, and Stephen Bennet will often use a dental bridge to help patients dealing with a missing tooth. This piece of dental work that comprises an artificial tooth with an open crown on each end. It allows the dental... Read more »

Chewing Gum Can Help Your Teeth Stay Clean

If like many patients you would be interested in learning a simple way to improve the health of your smile, our team is happy to help! We encourage you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least daily, and we may recommend chewing gum to further boost... Read more »