Choosing a New Toothbrush

The time has come to replace your toothbrush once again. As you likely know, it is recommended that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Don’t be sad to part with your toothbrush. Getting a new toothbrush frequently helps your oral hygiene be as effective as possible.... Read more »

Helpful Information About Dry Mouth

Chronic dry mouth occurs when your mouth frequently experiences a lack of saliva. Continue reading to better understand of why this is harmful and how to combat it: - Saliva is important for your oral health because it neutralizes acids on your teeth, washes away harmful bacteria, and helps keep... Read more »

Your Oral Health and Genetic Makeup

Some people believe that their poor oral health is due to their genetic makeup. They might tell you, for example, that there’s a history of periodontal disease in their family, so they are at risk. You might have never thought to question this idea. The facts are as following: -... Read more »

Maintaining Great Dental Health During the Fall Season

The Fall Season means that it’s time for your little ones to dress up and go trick-or-treating. This time of year is so fun for your little ghoulies, but it can also be hazardous for their (and your) oral health. Read on for some tips on navigating the Fall Season.... Read more »

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 »