Summer is just around the corner!

Now that summer is just around the corner, we know you all are starting to make big plans for vacations and trips! The summer months can be a busy time for a lot of our patients, and we know how hectic your lives can be! Just be sure to remember keep up with your dental health care and your appointments with our practice!

During the summer, there are also a lot of foods and beverages that we all love to enjoy, but often these treats can damage our teeth. Sugary foods and drinks can be harmful to your dental health, so stay diligent by brushing at least three times a day and flossing at least once!

We look forward to hearing all about your plans for the summer, and be sure to take lots of pictures that you can share with us on Facebook! Stay safe, have fun, and brush and floss your teeth!

Wishing you a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember and honor the men and women lost while serving for our country. Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer, and for many folks getting out of town for three days after being cooped up in the classroom or the office spells sweet, sweet relief.

What about you? What are you up to this Memorial Day weekend? Whether you are headed to a barbecue, a camping trip, or just hitting the great American open roads, we’d like to hear all about it!

Our entire team wishes you a happy, safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

When Was Your Last Dental Cleaning?

You water the garden three times a week, you change your car’s oil every three months, and you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year. Your teeth need to see your dentist on a regular schedule, too.

While daily oral hygiene habits are essential to good oral health, professional dental cleanings at our office ensure your teeth are treated to a deeper level of cleaning. We recommend for most of our patients to have a checkup at least every six months. In addition to a thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

If you are predisposed to oral diseases, you may need to visit our office more often than every six months. Factors at play in these diseases include age, pregnancy, tobacco use, medical conditions (such as diabetes, dry mouth, or HIV infection), along with how well you take care of your teeth on a daily basis.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve – If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, check with our office to schedule an appointment!

Xylitol Sweetener Improves Overall Wellness!

At Trade Winds Dental, we are proud to offer our patients the incredible line of products from The Spry Dental Defense System®! Spry products use the natural, sugar sweetening substitute, xylitol, which has been proven to actually benefit your dental health. In clinical studies, xylitol has been shown to greatly reduce dental carries and tooth decay, and it also fights away plaque! Further, Spry products containing the xylitol sweetener, such as chewing gum, mints, toothpaste, and oral rinses, even remineralize damaged teeth and help you to keep the best possible dental health.

Products containing xylitol are both natural and therapeutic, and they are a fantastic step towards greater overall wellness! We’re committed to helping our patients enjoy healthier and happier lives, and our line of Spry products help us do just that!

Next time you are in our office, be sure to check out our array of Spry products, and ask us how Spry and xylitol can help you keep that amazing smile bright and beautiful!

Our Green Commitment

Since 2009, we have been involved with the Eco-Dentistry Association and passionately committed to practicing “Green Dentistry”. Dr. Hennington was the first dentist in the Austin area to become a part of the Eco-Dentistry Association, and he is one of only ten other EDA dentists in all of Texas.

The EDA is an organization of dental professionals who are dedicated to the practice and support of “Green Dentistry”. This means that we apply only the latest and most resourceful “green” practices in our office. Everything from the low VOC paints and stains and efficient light bulbs that we recently used in our office remodel to our digital X-ray machine and amalgam separator (which keeps mercury out of our patients’ mouths and the community water supply), our commitment is to make our community and world a better place!

We invite you to read more about our involvement in the Eco-Dentistry Association by visiting our website page titled “Our Green Commitment”. We look forward to letting you all know about our many exciting “Green Dentistry” initiatives that we have coming up! And, be sure to click on the button below to “like” us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news on what we’re doing as an office to promote a “Greener” lifestyle!