Gum DIsease, Gum Health, Laser Dentisry

Why You Should Consider Laser Dentistry for your Next Treatment

A dental laser might seem like a piece of science fiction to some patients, or may even be seen as a unnecessary treatment aid by people who never experienced it. The truth is, dental lasers provide significant benefits to patients in need of soft tissue treatment, like gum grafting, or periodontal deep cleanings. If gum… Continue reading Why You Should Consider Laser Dentistry for your Next Treatment

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Dental Implants – Discount, express? So many choices, methods, applications. Which one is right for you?

One of the latest trends in healthcare and dentistry in particular is exploring all of the opportunities to keep your health as long as possible in the best condition. In dentistry, dental implants are starting to push full and partial dentures to the sidelines. Dentures are still a valid option for many people, but no… Continue reading Dental Implants – Discount, express? So many choices, methods, applications. Which one is right for you?

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Dentist in Westlake Hills, 78746, for 20 years!

Dr. Gotun established his practice in Austin in 1985, but he moved to Westlake Hills, 78746, in 1994. In 2014 we have celebrated our 20th anniversary in this fantastic community! Having been part of its history and a witness to all the evolution in Rollingwood and Westlake Hills here in Austin, Dr. Gotun is proud to tell his patients all the stories about the area ( and he knows many!), all the celebrity clients that he has had over the years, all the iconic figures he had the privilege to meet.

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Why Am I Having Tooth Pain?

I've spent plenty of time thinking about the meaning of the saying, "long are the days, and short are the years." We are a busy people, aren't we? While the days can seem long, certainly each year continues to fly by without regard. Simply, time continues to slip away from us. Pertaining to dental health,… Continue reading Why Am I Having Tooth Pain?

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Do you really know how to brush your teeth???

Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way This topic never gets obsolete and we cannot emphasize enough how important it is. Proper brushing is probably the most important way to keep your mouth healthy.  Brushing correctly and with the proper frequency can help you prevent problems before they appear.  There are four important things you will… Continue reading Do you really know how to brush your teeth???

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Mom’s gum disease treatment safe for baby

Pregnant women can safely be treated for gum infections without having to worry about their baby's health, according to a new study. The concern among dentists had been that treating the problem could cause bacteria to get into the mothers' bloodstream, where they could harm babies' development. Gum disease -- caused by a bacterial infection… Continue reading Mom’s gum disease treatment safe for baby

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The Ugly Truth About Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush may be nastier than you think. Find out when to ditch it. By Stephanie Watson WebMD Feature Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Do you know what's lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England's University of Manchester. They've found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more… Continue reading The Ugly Truth About Your Toothbrush

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Laser Away! Westlake Premier Dentist Introduces New Technology for More Comprehensive Approach to Dentistry for His Patients.

Technology is one hundred percent a language we speak in this twenty-first century. It advances and we adapt and evolve with it as a society. While it remains somewhat controversial, in medicine, technology has proven advantageous. Whether learning the benefits of certain advancements or to discontinue those systems and methods, learning happens. At Austin Smile… Continue reading Laser Away! Westlake Premier Dentist Introduces New Technology for More Comprehensive Approach to Dentistry for His Patients.

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A Failed System. Why Doesn't My Insurance Pay For This?

Given the current trend with the American healthcare system taking a drastic change, insurance is undoubtedly the hot topic among Americans. We have briefly discussed this trend previously, but have yet to dive into what insurance means within the dental world. More specifically, what it means for a practice like Austin Smile Creations where a… Continue reading A Failed System. Why Doesn't My Insurance Pay For This?

Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Reconstructive Dentistry

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Implants.

Dental implants are both a cosmetic solution as well as an absolute necessity in some cases to restoring a healthy functional bite. It can dramatically improve your quality of life, as well as boost your self confidence and your desire to be around people. It is a permanent solution that is worth the investment.