Dentistry Blog

Serving Georgetown, Round Rock, and Austin, Texas

October 17, 2017
Trick or Treat? Insurance Companies Dictate, Delay, and Deny… It’s a Trick for sure!

 

 

More about this trick below, but the main thing is every year hundreds of thousands of dollars of insurance money available to help people is kept by the insurance company as it goes unused and the ‘benefit’ lapses.  Like cell phone companies used to get away with stealing when they charged you for minutes, insurance companies do a money grab at the end of every year and that time is coming up again!  Make sure that any dental care you might benefit from is completed before the end of the year so you can utilize the money you are due – there’s still time, so use it or lose it!!

 

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September 27, 2017

          ‘…UGH!!! Another night of laying awake… listening to him snore… wishing the poke in the ribs would still work… wishing he would roll over so I could sleep!!  I hate that feeling of being both mad and scared at night.  Mad because he makes so much noise all night long, and scared because sometimes it sounds like he stops breathing completely!!’ 

 

If this sounds like a night at your house, there is so much more to the story, and so much you can do to enjoy a better and healthier life!!  In terms of the science on snoring, not everyone who is snoring is dealing with anything beyond snoring, but for those who snore loudly, the VAST majority of them have an airway problem as well as a f... Read More

Tags: Snoring
August 02, 2017

It’s that time again - the summer is coming to an end and mad rush to get the kids pencils and the right backpacks and new school clothes is in full force!  Then we get used to the busy morning traffic again as we all take a collective sigh of relief the kids get started on their next year of school! 

In the midst of all that, we wanted to remind you that it’s the perfect time to make sure you reserve some time to take care of momma!  Something as simple as taking an hour to do the in-office Zoom! Whitening can make your smile sparkle again can make you feel like a new woman!  Of course, traditionally we see that mom comes last – after the kids and after the house and after the dogs and after the groc... Read More

Tags: general dentistry, children's dentist
June 07, 2017

June is Headache Awareness Month and the perfect time to take a few minutes to explore how and why dentistry can help to eliminate headaches and migraines!  A Whole Health approach to your dental care is likely the perfect solution to chronic pain in the head and neck.

Unfortunately, headache is poorly understood and poorly treated with most approaches being minimally beneficial or very temporary.  The symptoms are sort of managed with medication like Imitrex for migraines or Excedrin for a ‘regular headaches’ and the suggestion is always to minimize stress and it will get better.  While a stress-free life sounds like a great thing, it’s also nearly impossible and stress isn’t really the cause anyway!... Read More

Tags: headache, TMJ, migraine, neuromuscular dentistry
May 08, 2017
breathe better, sleep better, live better!

The key to success with anything is knowing which metrics to watch – and it is no different when we are talking about your health…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a silent killer and has taken way too many people during their sleep.  Heart attacks or simply stopping breathing during the night are claiming way too many people and health care is only just now beginning to take notice.   In addition, every night that you survive poor sleep is another day of your body being starved for oxygen and having to operate in a panic or scramble mode.  This wreaks havoc with the rest of the body and Sleep and Airway issues are seen as a root cause for many disease processes su... Read More

Tags: sleep apnea
April 06, 2017

In the US, there is a new case every 8.5 minutes!

The numbers are staggering – and scary!  The first step to beating cancer is to not have it – so common sense things like not smoking and not using tobacco are a great start.  Unfortunately, the reality is that oral cancer is also common without behavioral risk factors.  The key to staying healthy is finding the issue as early as possible.

It turns out that with early detection, the 5-year survival rate is over 80% - and this is fantastic news because if it isn’t caught early, the 5-year survival rate is a frightening 38%.  Obviously the key is to find those lesions as early as you possibly can.  At Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown, your Head a... Read More

Tags: oral cancer, dentist
April 04, 2017

The Sonicare toothbrush is anything but just a toothbrush!  As a part of our mission to help provide tools for you to keep perfect tissue health, the Sonicare has become one of the pillars of excellent daily care - and for a big reason!!  There is a lot more to daily care than most people appreciate and unfortunately the results of "brush and floss and see the hygienist twice a year" is that even though periodontal infections are almost 100% preventable, they also happen to be the most common infectious disease on the planet and affect about 85% of adults.  That means we have been doing something wrong through the years - and finally we are sorting out what!

The pocket that the hygienists measure shou... Read More

Tags: toothbrush, oral care, oral hygiene
March 28, 2017

Such an amazing opportunity!  For only the week of April 10 - 13 and then on Monday the 17th we can set up something special to help get your pearly whites pearly and white!  Call today and reserve your time for this in-office professional whitening that creates up to 8 shades of whitening in less than an hour!  

For the week of April 10th to the 13th and on Monday the 17th, we are offering the Zoom! whitening for half of the normal fee of $650 so you can get your Zoom! whitening for only $325 and in less than an hour!

Experience the new LED technology and let your smile shine again!  Call today and reserve your time with Dolly...  512.819.9100

Tags: teeth whitening
February 23, 2017

Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown is planning to give the gift of a smile to one of our neighbors who needs it most!  

We have been looking for a way to say thank you to Georgetown in a way that makes a difference!  This is an amazing community full of love and faith and support for each other, and we are fortunate to be a part of it!  As a way of saying thank you, Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown would like to ask for your help in making the difference for one of our neighbors!

There is tremendous power in a smile – whether it’s a positive power or a negative power.  We are fortunate that Georgetown has trusted us with their smiles and health for more than a... Read More

Tags: giveaway
February 07, 2017

They are your most precious gifts and you would do anything for them... unfortunately, they didn't come with instructions so we don't know what to do!  I bought a hand mixer this weekend with my daughter so that we could make Fluffy Japanese Pancakes and the mixer came with an instruction book - and I care so much more about the health of my kids than my hand mixer but with the most important project of our lives, we sort of have to make it up!  It turns out that even "What to Expect When You're Expecting" isn't even totally accurate because bleeding gums when you are pregnant is very often a very big deal!

Obviously, I can't tell you how to raise your kids, but there are several things that I do know... Read More

Tags: family dentistry, family dentist

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