Guide to Eating With Dental Implants

If you’ve recently had dental implant surgery, you may find yourself with all sorts of newfound concerns about eating and chewing. What foods are OK and which are off-limits? How soon can you return to eating all your favorite snacks and meals? One of the most significant benefits of dental implants is that they do… Read More »

How to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene Throughout the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year when we anticipate cooler weather and prepare for the holidays. Each year we look forward to our favorite holiday eats and treats. Whether it’s pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted turkey, or some of that irresistible homemade candy, we can’t but indulge ourselves. But to ensure our teeth survive this… Read More »

How Your Gut Health Impacts Your Oral Health

Every dentist will tell you that there is a close link between our gut microbiome and oral health, with trillions of good bacteria living throughout your digestive system.  Your microbiome influences your digestion, immune system, metabolism, and hormones. Research shows it can even play a role in your daily moods and emotions. Your dentist will… Read More »

Are These Health Trends Hurting Your Teeth?

Just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t harmful. We’ve seen patients with damage to their smile caused by some popular health trends. Here’s what you need to know to protect your teeth. Juice Mania We love a good cold-pressed juice as a special treat, but be careful. Regular juice consumption and… Read More »

The Flossing Controversy 3 Years Later: Should You Floss?

Do you remember the flossing controversy? Three years ago, the Associated Press shook up the world of dental hygiene with a groundbreaking report that flossing may not be worth the effort. The AP examined years of research on flossing efficacy and found that the studies didn’t support the recommendation to make this a daily habit…. Read More »

How Diabetes Affects Dental Health

More than 2.8 million Texans have diabetes, approximately 14% of the adult population. Diabetes occurs when the body has a hard time processing sugars. Diabetes affects the entire body, including the mouth. Learn how this disease impacts oral health and how you can protect your smile from the complications of diabetes.  Diabetes and the Mouth-… Read More »

Is it Normal for Wisdom Teeth to Cause Discomfort?

Is it normal for wisdom teeth to cause discomfort? You would think that this question has a simple answer, but unfortunately, it doesn’t. Yes, it can be normal for the wisdom teeth to feel uncomfortable. Discomfort can also be a sign of a problem that requires attention. If you’re unsure of the cause of your… Read More »

What Causes Dental Implant Failure and How Can You Avoid It?

  Dental implants are designed to last. With proper use, they can enhance your smile and restore dental function for decades. At Hill Country Oral Surgery, we regularly perform dental implant placement in Austin, TX and have an excellent success rate. Unfortunately, dental implants do occasionally fail. This is not a common problem but can… Read More »

Ensure Dental Health During the Holidays with These Tips

No one wants a dental emergency over the holidays. Keep your smile merry and bright all season long with these healthy dental care tips. And should a dental emergency arise, during the holidays or any other time during the year, give Hill Country Oral Surgery a call at 512-327-7233. As a top oral surgery practice… Read More »