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Temporomandibular Disorder, also known as TMD, refers to issues with the jaw and the facial muscles that control your jaw that you use when chewing, biting, and speaking. This includes your facial nerves and TM joints.

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Life happens. Whether you’ve knocked out a tooth, lost a crown or filling, or have been experiencing severe tooth pain, some dental emergencies can’t wait. When you need to see an emergency dentist in Austin, call Smile Creations. We offer same day emergency appointments to make sure our patients receive the dental care they need in case of a dental emergency.

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There are many reasons you may find yourself needing a tooth filling including decay, fractures, or cracked or broken teeth. At Smile Creations, our Austin dentists offer natural-looking composite fillings. Tooth-colored composite fillings have surpassed amalgam silver fillings as the standard of care in treating minor to moderate tooth decay. They can also last for many years and closely resemble teeth both in appearance and strength. Learn more about composite fillings, and why they may be the right choice for you.

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For all of you country music fans out there, you’ve probably already heard of LeAnn Rimes’ mysterious early exit from her concert back in March. During a concert in Oklahoma, the country music star left the stage prematurely and without granting her expectant fans an explanation.

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A toothache is one of the worst kinds of pain one can experience. It makes speaking, eating and sleeping very difficult. A toothache occurs when the pulp of a tooth swells due to decay, trauma or a gum infection. It is fundamental to learn the best ways to stop a toothache, before you head to your dentist. Trusted dentist, Dr. Heck, shares his insights on toothache relief and possible treatments to address a toothache.

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At Smile Creations we offer root canal therapy in Austin, Texas. However, it’s pretty rare for us to get a patient who is psyched for their root canal therapy. Actually, let us rephrase that- we’ve never gotten a patient who was psyched to undergo root canal therapy.

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Help your kids take care of their teeth as early as possible to avoid problems like tooth decay or gum disease.

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People who are fond of using social media seem to embrace the proverbial saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” It is evident in the way that they post their “selfies” or self-portraits on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You’ll often see these pictures of people hanging out, having fun, and smiling their best smiles. A bright smile symbolizes happiness, youth and vitality. No wonder a lot of people love to show off their beautiful smiles online!

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Braces aren’t exactly a glamorous “coming of age” step for teenagers- or for anyone who has to wear them. Unlike your first car, nobody jumps up and down in joy when they realize that metal braces will be their fate for the next two years. But beyond the unattractive appearance, braces can also be a step in the wrong direction when it comes to the health of your gums.

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When it comes to maintaining your oral health, many of our South Austin patients think that there is little they can do beyond brushing and flossing on a daily basis.

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Imagine getting a hip replacement and never again having to worry about the health and condition of your hip. You could run, jump and twist at will without a care in the world. As perfect as this sounds, it’s simply too good to be true. As with any type of surgery, restorative work requires great care and maintenance to ensure the best results. The same goes for dental implants. At Smile Creations, we offer dental implants and find it important for patients to seek care and maintenance long after the surgery.

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As human beings, we all have a natural, intrinsic need to be happy. The desire to improve our quality of life is a force that drives us every day. When we encounter something that threatens our quality of life, we usually find ways to fix the problem. Dental emergencies are perfect examples of something that can affect our lifestyle. Undergoing a dental emergency is unfortunate but it is a real risk that we all face. Seeking emergency care is extremely important because it can help restore our health and happiness.

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When it comes to the most common disorders of the nervous system, headaches are at the top of the list. This particular ailment has become a common household phrase over the years and has been severely undertreated throughout the world. Not only do headaches cause victims a considerable amount of pain, but it also means that they are not able to enjoy many aspects of life. Several medical studies have found that those who suffer from regular migraine attacks have a worse quality of life than those who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or osteoarthritis.

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There are merely DAYS left in January and our staff at Smile Creations wants to remind you to take advantage of this month’s promotion! Until the end of January, we are offering our Facebook fanscomplimentary teeth whitening with the purchase of two or more veneers! Normally, our teeth whitening procedure is $449 so this a great opportunity for a dramatic smile makeover!

If you’ve been interested in achieving that flawless, celebrity smile,...

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