Austin Dentist Dr. John Schmid's Blog

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June 20, 2016
Do you struggle with chronic ear pain? It could be linked to TMJ. While not a primary symptom, ear pain is far from uncommon in people who suffer from TMJ. When this is the case, treating the underlying condition is the most effective way to reduce symptoms and help ensure lasting comfort. If you... Read More
May 25, 2016
Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of teeth to correct cosmetic and functional imperfections including: Severe tooth discoloration Uneven tooth size Irregular tooth shapes Gaps Crooked presentation Chips and cracks If you are experiencing one or more of these issues, porcelain veneers may... Read More
May 17, 2016
 Sedation dentistry allows patients who struggle with discomforts – both physical and emotional – related to dental visits to receive comprehensive treatments without fear, anxiety, or pain. Good candidates for sedation dentistry are men and women who suffer from myriad conditions including: Dental... Read More
April 28, 2016
TMJ can produce a number of symptoms that seem to be completely unrelated to the jaw. Nonetheless, symptoms like headaches, pressure in the eyes and ears, and generalized facial pain at least seem to make sense when TMJ is identified as the culprit. There are, however, a range of more unusual... Read More
March 14, 2016
 In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Louisville and Henan University of Science and Technology, the link between gum disease and esophageal cancer was confirmed. Specifically, Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium behind gum disease, was found in 61% of the tissue... Read More
February 18, 2016
 As we’ve discussed on our blog before, there is no discernable difference between the damage done to teeth by sugar-free and sugar-filled sodas. New research now suggests the same is true of sparkling water and other carbonated beverages – even when they don’t contain flavors or sugar. Turns our... Read More
February 05, 2016
 Fluorosis is a cosmetic imperfection caused by the consumption of too much fluoride as permanent teeth are developing. Producing a mottled or ribboned appearance underneath the enamel, fluorosis may actually become accentuated by topical teeth whiteners – even the professional options offered by... Read More
January 27, 2016
 Mouthwash with astringent ingredients such as alcohol and witch hazel can loosen the bonding that holds porcelain veneers in place. This makes it important that you choose your mouthwash carefully after having this particular dental restoration placed. If you are concerned about which mouthwashes... Read More
January 19, 2016
Veneers are among the strongest and most reliable dental restorations and, when cared for properly, there is no reason they should not last for several years. Forever, however, is unlikely. Even with the best of care, porcelain veneers can only retain their bright and attractive appearance for 10-... Read More
August 04, 2015
TMJ refers to any disorder that causes jaw misalignment. In most cases, this condition can be treated with treatment options such as oral appliances, dental restorations, and muscle relaxation therapy. In some cases, TMJ may require surgery for complete correction, but this is seldom necessary. If... Read More