How Can Chewing Gum Benefit My Smile?

Have you ever heard that chewing gum can help your smile? This is true in certain cases. But what determines whether gum is helpful or harmful to your smile? Our dentists and team are happy to guide you in this matter. The act of chewing gum is beneficial to your... Read more »

Flossing Correctly

Most people don’t have a problem with brushing their teeth twice a day, but many people think it’s ok to skip flossing. While brushing and flossing removes plaque from the front, back, and chewing surfaces of the teeth, flossing removes food particles and plaque from between the teeth, where toothbrushes... Read more »

Your Options for Whitening Your Smile

Are your teeth yellowed or stained? If you would like a brighter, more radiant smile, ask our dentists about teeth whitening in Pflugerville, Texas. At Planet Smile, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. Our dentists will speak with you about your whitening goals and preferences to find... Read more »

The Finer Details of Bad Breath

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is the result of a nasty or foul odor emanating from your mouth. It is often the result of poor oral hygiene but it may also be a symptom of a far more serious ailment within your mouth or body. Everything from the... Read more »

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 »