Magnolia Family Dentistry of Austin Blog

Reasons to Celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week

March 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 1:03 am

Smiling dental assistantYour dentist is an invaluable asset to keep your mouth healthy. However, they aren’t the only people to thank for your beautiful smile. Your dental assistant works along with your dentist to provide you with the best care possible. March 6-12th is Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW). It’s a time for dentists and patients to celebrate their dental assistants. Here are a few reasons to show your dental assistant some appreciation.


5 Things Your Dentist Performs During Your Routine Checkup

August 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 4:23 pm
patient smiling during routine dental checkups in Austin

You’ve likely heard of the importance of routine dental checkups for maintaining a bright and healthy smile. But are they really necessary, especially if you brush and floss your teeth daily? Although many people perceive these regular visits as simple sweeps for cavities, they play a major role in preserving both your oral and overall health. Read on to learn five things that your dentist does that are crucial for protecting your pearly whites!


Can a Neglected Toothache Be Life-Threatening?

August 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 1:21 pm
man hurting from a toothache in Austin

Have you ever experienced a toothache? While this condition might not always seem like a major issue, you may not want to ignore it. In fact, there have been numerous cases of people who struggled with a toothache that ended up being fatal. But how can this seemingly common dental problem impact your entire well-being? Keep reading to learn about the dangers of ignoring a toothache, the signs of spreading infection, and the best way you can address it.


Why It’s Important to Detect Oral Health Problems Early

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 5:51 am
Dentist performing early detection of oral health problems

For many people, dental visits are something to put off to the last minute. Why see a dentist when you don’t have any teeth or gum issues anyway? Wouldn’t you be better off waiting until something comes up? However, this attitude doesn’t recognize the power of preventive dentistry. When you’re able to head off poor dental care before it starts, your life sees major improvements. To learn how that’s the case, here are three significant benefits to early detection of oral health problems.


What You Should Do When You Need an Emergency Dentist

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 9:13 pm
Woman visiting the emergency dentist because of tooth pain.

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and they often occur when it’s least convenient! That said, if something serious happens to your mouth and you need to see an emergency dentist, what should you do to find one quickly? After all, failing to seek treatment usually leads to some pretty painful consequences! Here’s the fastest way to find an emergency dentist when you need one ASAP and some tips for managing your discomfort in the meantime.


Tips on What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 11:10 pm
woman with severe toothache

Because life is so unpredictable, when you think about it, the list of potential dental emergencies is quite lengthy. However, the seven most common situations emergency dentists face are bleeding or pain after a tooth extraction, an abscess, broken orthodontics, a lost filling or crown, a knocked-out tooth, a chipped or broken tooth, or a toothache. When you need urgent oral care for any of these reasons, how is your dentist in Austin going to respond? Keep reading to learn more about what to expect during an emergency dental visit.


How Can I Get to Sleep with a Toothache?

February 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 10:19 pm
man with toothache in bed in Austin

Are you experiencing a toothache at night while you’re trying to go to sleep? If the discomfort persists, this could be a sign of a dental emergency and you should go see your dentist right away. However, there are ways you can minimize the aching in the meantime, and sometimes it only takes a little understanding of how the toothache started. Read on to learn from your dentist in Austin what causes toothaches and how you can treat them before bed.


The 5 Qualities of an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 10:12 pm
man with dental implants giving thumbs up

Dental implants are arguably the best way to replace missing teeth, and with great care they can last a lifetime! If you’re hoping to restore your smile, then you might be considering this treatment option. Before you commit to it, however, there are certain factors that’ll let you know if you’re a good applicant. Read on to learn the five characteristics of an ideal dental implant candidate in Austin!


Our Latest Announcement: We Have a Blog!

September 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Molly Burton @ 3:12 pm
Welcome text with lights in the background

With technology progressing each day and the world of dentistry rapidly advancing, it’s more important than ever to have a reliable place to turn regarding what’s best for your oral health. This is what inspired us to start this blog! Whether you are a new visitor or a long-time patient, we look forward to using this platform to cover dental trends, popular treatments, team updates, and more. Month after month, we hope you find this content informative, educational, and, above all, interesting. Since there is no better place to start than the beginning, keep reading to learn more about Dr. Burton and what makes Magnolia Family Dentistry of Austin different.