FLOSSING OPTIONAL?

The National Institute of Health published a statement in August, 2016, stating that flossing does not prevent periodontal disease. Bacteria cover the teeth, including under the gum tissue, between the teeth. Floss is a tool to reach this area. Luckily there are other effective tools to reach this area. In order to prevent gum disease, it is crucial to clean in between the teeth. If you choose not to floss you need to find an alternative method to clean in between the teeth. You can do it with a simple dry soft toothbrush and we can show you how.

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ZOOM Teeth Whitening in Austin, TX


 

Teeth Whitening By Urban Dentistry

The eyes might be the window to the soul, but your teeth are just as important. Natural discoloration of the teeth happens to us all over time. The causes of teeth stains range from coffee, soda and wine consumption to antibiotics, smoking and gum disease. Urban Dentistry uses only the best practices in their approach to teeth whitening procedures, providing effective and safe treatments that will brighten your former smile.

The Three Main Teeth Whitening Methods

There are three main “whitening” approaches. Toothpastes containing anti-staining agents or hydrogen peroxide are used daily by hundreds of thousands of people. Whitening toothpastes remove stain particles and are far less abrasive than they once were, but claims that they lighten teeth are debatable. Some whitening toothpastes contain hydrogen peroxide, but are often found to be weak and unstable by the time you use it, so the effect is often minimal.

Home-use bleaching kits involve placing a hydrogen peroxide solution in bleaching trays which are worn over patients’ teeth at night for up to two weeks. These kits often claim to lighten tooth color by up to six or eight shades and are the second most popular treatment.

ZOOM teeth whitening is the newest method, in which a hydrogen peroxide solution is carefully painted onto a patient’s teeth and is then subjected to a strong light that speeds up the lightening process.

These techniques all target stain particles from food and drink, which get trapped in the surface layers of tooth enamel. Toothpastes try to remove them, while hydrogen peroxide bleaches them.

Is ZOOM Teeth Whitening Right For You?

Both bleaching kits and laser whitening can lighten teeth considerably, but the main difference is that home bleaching can take up to two weeks and can cause gum irritation, whereas a laser treatment takes around 45 minutes with minimal discomfort.

Urban Dentistry offers professional ZOOM teeth whitening, for patients with sensitive teeth, and those who want to see immediate results. This process is usually accomplished in a single visit with an increase of 5-10 shades in brightness.

For patients with a busy schedule, or those concerned about the discomfort often associated with teeth bleaching products, laser tooth whitening is a great option for a new and improved smile. Call us today to set an appointment at (512) 440-5900.

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ZOOM whitening Your teeth will gleam!

Pearly whites!

Affordable Austin Dentist

Urban Dentistry provides cost affordable and effective treatment for patients with a range of dental care needs. Having access to an affordable Austin dentist care resource can be necessary for those who face a variety of underlying medical conditions and other dental problems.

Affordable Austin Dentist, Amy Urban, DMD

Regular brushing and flossing can eliminate potential health problems. People with a healthy routine tend to have fewer health conditions such as gum disease and periodontal disease as well as other problems like tooth loss. To supplement an existing health care regimen, at Urban Dentistry offer you a range of preventive and cosmetic dentistry care for our clients.

A look at what we offer:

Preventive care. Preventive cleaning complements existing efforts in achieving and maintaining a wonderful smile. Dentists recommend periodic cleaning to prevent discoloration, tooth loss, tooth decay and other potential dental problems that can often arise over time with age. Affordable cleaning and maintenance support an existing healthy dental care regimen.

• Examination
• Cleanings
• X-rays
• Sealants 

Cosmetic services.

Many people who desire to have that perfect smile can pursue other avenues like crowns, veneers, dentures, braces, tooth colored fillings and whitening. In offering a full range of these services, we are able to address most patient needs. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a range of services to include from tooth-colored fillings to other types to gradual whitening treatments.

• Dentures
• Dental implants
• Orthodontics
• Tooth bonding
• Porcelain veneers, crowns, bridgework
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Chronic conditions.

Some people suffer from chronic conditions like periodontal disease which can affect the bone surrounding the teeth. Once the bone is destroyed, damage can be permanent. Stopping the inflammation and the symptoms from becoming severe may require removal of periodontal pockets to preserve dental health. We provide tooth extraction and other Affordable Austin dentist services to eliminate certain conditions from progressing.

• Gum disease
• Periodontal disease

• Sensitive teeth
• Cavities

Most people want a healthier smile and the benefits that come with it.

Affordable Austin dentist care is accessible for everyone. From minor treatments to advanced cosmetic dentistry, we offer a broad range of care for patients of all backgrounds. Our comprehensive services are ideal for children, teens and adults with various dental care needs. In addition to a healthy home care regimen, people can see noticeable improvements with routine preventive care.

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Affordable Austin Dentist, Amy Urban, DMD, and her entire staff are ready to meet you!

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Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

If you’re searching for a cosmetic dentist Austin residents can trust, Urban Dentistry is the place for you. Situated in the center of bustling South Congress, Urban Dentistry can take care of many of your cosmetic dentistry needs. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your teeth and wish to finally achieve the straight, white, glowing smile of your dreams, Urban Dentistry can make that a reality for you, headed by its namesake, Dr. Amy Urban.

Some of the diverse dental specialties that are available at Urban Dentistry include preventative dentistry, porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, clear correct, smile makeovers, teeth whitening, tooth colored fillings and periodontal treatments. If you have crooked front teeth that are spaced too far apart from each other, for example, then you can benefit greatly from smile makeover treatments. If you have conspicuously broken, uneven or chipped teeth, then porcelain veneers can make a world of difference for you and your self esteem. If you have teeth that are an unattractive yellowish color due to excessive wine or coffee consumption, genetics, smoking or gum disease, then teeth whitening treatments can come to your rescue.

The exciting cosmetic dentistry treatment options available at Urban Dentistry are plentiful and varied.If you’re in need of quality cosmetic dentistry services in Austin, you don’t have to waste precious time looking any further. The team at Urban Dentistry is ready to give you the top-notch attention and service you deserve. Dr. Amy Urban and the rest of her dedicated team will give you the care you seek. They’re 100 percent devoted to client satisfaction. When you walk away from cosmetic dentistry treatments at Urban Dentistry, you’ll never feel anything less than completely satisfied, zero exceptions.

A dazzling white movie star smile is no longer out of reach for you. Urban Dentistry is waiting to change your outlook on your new smile forever — and in the best possible way. Stop hiding your smile from the rest of the world. If you receive these first-rate dental treatments, you’ll finally be proud to show everyone your smile. If you’re searching for a respected cosmetic dentist Austin locals can stand by time and time again, all you have to do is call us at Urban Dentistry today for additional information and scheduling details. We’re eagerly looking forward to hearing from you. You can also opt to schedule online at your convenience.

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We can’t wait to help give you a renewed smile.

 

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Periodontal Health Care – What is it?

What is Periodontal Health Care?

Periodontal health care is crucial to the health of your entire body. Periodontal issues are serious gum conditions that can damage soft tissue and bone that supports your teeth. So proper maintenance of your mouth and gums can prevent tooth lose or worse. Bad breath, heart disease, strokes, and different forms of cancer can all result from poor periodontal health care. Therefore, taking care of your gums and your oral health means taking care of your life.

So what causes periodontitis? First, make sure to keep a lookout for swollen gums, tender gums, and movement of your teeth. Second, be aware of the plaque and tarter that can cause periodontal issues. Starches and sugars in food interact with the bacteria in your mouth that can ultimately cause decay. Plaque is formed from this and can cause damage the longer it is around.

To prevent any diseases, it’s best to maintain great periodontal care. It’s best to establish a good routine for your oral health. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Better yet, speak with your dentist for recommendations that will cater to your oral needs.

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5 Reasons Why Dental Care is Important

5 Reasons Why Dental Care is Important

It’s no coincidence that regular visits to the dentist are just as important as regular visits to your general doctor. Your oral health is a good window into the status of your overall health. It can show early signs of diseases, which means that your dentist may be the first to diagnose any conditions. Here are reasons why dental care is vital:

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90% of all systemic diseases have oral signs. These conditions include diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease.
Poor dental care can directly lead to facial pain, problems with other organs, and digestion problems.
Bacteria can gather when oral care is not maintained, which can lead to gum disease.
Proper dental care can also help avoid decay. This will not only prevent cavities, but also avoid teeth loss in the long run.
Regular, basic care can help save you money in the future. With simple brushing, flossing, and mouthwash rinsing, you’re already avoiding major dental issues, which would have needed expensive procedures.

When you realize how essential oral care can be, you’ll be able to make it a priority as a part of your healthy lifestyle. For more information about dental care, please contact us at 512.440.5900.

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Dentist

What to Consider When Choosing Your Dentist

There are many options where you or your family can find health care. When choosing your dentistry, it is a big decision that has many factors to consider. We here at Urban Dentistry have given this a lot of thought and effort to make sure we accommodate to every need of our patients. In doing so, these are a few of the questions our patients asked before choosing to go with us.

What are the office hours and does it work with my schedule?

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Choosing a Dentist? Choose Dr. Amy Urban.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and can cater to your busy life.

Is the dentistry conveniently located for my family and me?

We’re proudly located in the heart of the city in the South Congress area. Our office is in the retail space below the Berkshire condos, which is close to many neighborhoods and other fantastic businesses.

What is their approach or mission to dental care?

Urban Dentistry focuses on preventative and periodontal care because we believe that oral health connects with your overall health. So we aim to provide you with the best quality of life by providing dental care that extends from the mouth and beyond.

Does my dental health plan work at this dentistry?

We accept many dental health plans and would be glad to speak with you to find out if are able to accommodate.

Will it be easy to schedule appointments there?

With us, this is absolutely true. We work with your schedule to make dental care stress-free and also help remind you of it with alerts via email and text messaging.

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