Things to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and structures that support the teeth. If left to its own devices, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Our dentists may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: - Gums that bleed easily -... Read more »

The Beginning of the Tooth Fairy

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many beliefs. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Our dentists and team at Planet Smile are happy to shed some light on the subject.... Read more »

Damage Caused by Dental Attrition Needs a Dentist’s Treatment

Minor imperfections in the alignment of your teeth can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel. If it’s not addressed in a timely manner a small area of dental attrition could threaten the overall health of the tooth. As time goes by, bacterial residue could build up in... Read more »

Why Are Water Flossers So Effective?

Typically, water flossers are extremely effective interdental cleaners as long as they are used correctly. If you struggle to use traditional dental floss due to old age or a muscle disorder, water flossers are highly effective tools used to supplement your oral health care. Water flossers work by cleaning between... Read more »

A Badly Fractured Front Tooth Might Need a Porcelain Crown

The teeth in the front of your mouth can sometimes have a shallow amount of tooth enamel. When one of them suffers a chip from a blow to the face of other dental trauma, a composite filling might not be sufficient to repair the damaged area of tooth enamel. In... Read more »

A Chipped or Cracked Bridge Needs Timely Dental Care

Dr. designed and crafted your dental bridge out of durable materials meant to withstand the rigors of chewing food each day. If you suffer an accident or dental trauma that chips or cracks the bridge, you could be at risk of some rather serious consequences. Even if the damage doesn’t... Read more »

Oral Health and Medications

Oral health can be affected by medications you take from your doctor. Did you know that medications can damage your oral health and even discolor your teeth? Well, it’s true! That is why taking care of your smile while you are undergoing treatment is important. Our team here at Planet... Read more »

Dentures Can Help You Maintain Your Healthy, Confident Smile

Do you have missing teeth in your smile that are stealing your smile confidence? If so, Drs. Caldwell, Helmick, and Mehdipour are pleased to offer custom dentures for our patients in Pflugerville, Texas, who are looking for healthy smile fixes. We offer both complete and partial dentures to help you... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Planet Smile, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area... Read more »