Wisdom Teeth…..The Dreaded Third Molars

Wisdom tooth removal is a very common dental procedure and one discussed often here at Rigby Advanced Dental in Bee Cave, TX.  Dr Rigby carefully examines each case, discusses and educates the patient on the pros and cons of wisdom tooth extraction.  If removal is indicated then a decision is made with the patient on how they would like to have them removed and what level of sedation they desire.

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You Can Use Toothpaste For What????

We all have at least one tube of toothpaste in our homes.  But did you know this inconspicuous item is useful for far more than keeping your pearly whites white?  Here is a short list from Rigby Advanced Dental of some of the more unexpected uses for your plain, old toothpaste.

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Dental Myths…….Here Are A Few

Every medical field has its share of wives tales, fables and myths.  Dentistry is no exception.  Below are a few of the most popular dental myths and the truths that debunk them.  Hopefully these help you in your quest for better dental hygiene.

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Today’s Implant Restoration!

Check out the dental implant restoration Dr. Brent Rigby  just completed for one of our outstanding patients!  The implant was placed and restored by Dr. Rigby.  It was allowed to integrate with the surrounding bone for roughly six months before final restoration.  The patient had a very smooth and comfortable healing period and was surprised by how simple and straight forward dental implants can be.  Both Dr. Rigby and the patient were pleased with the outcome.

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Tips to Beat Bad Breath!

There’s no way around it – bad breath is embarrassing. Chronic bad breath can seem like a nemesis, constantly foiling your plans and preventing you from engaging in social activities. We know what to avoid food-wise: anchovies, onions, garlic, etc., but what else can you do? Consider these helpful tips to help you overcome bad breath and start smiling again!

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Broken Implant Screws……..No Problem!!

One of the things we do here at Rigby Advanced Dental is complex dentistry…….Dr. Rigby loves a good challenge!  We regularly have patients sent to us from other practitioners in need of a helping hand.  Not to long ago an oral surgeon gave us a call and referred a patient that was having problems with some existing dental implants that were placed over 20 years ago.  After a  through work-up Dr. Rigby determined the problems present as follows;

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Rules for Flossing

Flossing is the number one thing patients say they forget to do when it comes to their dental hygiene plan. That’s unfortunate because it’s also one of the most important.  Flossing helps remove bacteria missed by brushing, which prevents gum disease and the loss of teeth.

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Critical Things To Consider When Choosing A Cosmetic/Esthetic Dentist

Any type of Cosmetic/Esthetic dentistry is an investment in the future of your smile. Here at Rigby Advanced Dental, in Austin Texas, we take this type of work seriously.   Like any investment, you’ll want to do research before making a final decision. Dr. Brent Rigby recommends you use these guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who’s right for you.

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The Importance of Flossing

Brushing teeth properly and consistently helps to remove most dental plaque, but, brushing alone cannot remove plaque that is located in between teeth or other places that a toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing not only removes plaque from your teeth, it also helps with the following:
  • removing debris that sticks to teeth and gums in between teeth
  • polishes tooth surfaces
  • controls bad breath

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