3 Cavity Fighters For Four Points Kids

Four Points Pediatric and Cosmetic Dentistry

Most Four Points parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Brian F. Scaff, DDS recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.

Sealants
Fluoride supplements
Oral rinses

Resin dental sealants are applied by your Cedar Park dentist. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. Some Texas dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are considering them.

Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your Four Points pediatrician or talk to us at Brian F. Scaff, DDS in Austin. There is one caveat, however: if you have fluoridated water, your pediatrician may advise against taking additional fluoride in supplement form.

If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at any Round Rock, Lakeway, or Four Points grocery store. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.

I recommend Four Points children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss at night. They are most effective when they are the last substance on teeth before kids go to bed.

At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, we believe that with proper preventative dentistry, Cedar Park area kids can enjoy healthy teeth for life.

Dr. Brian Scaff
Brian F. Scaff, DDS
12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100
Austin, Texas
(512) 258-9130
https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/meet-dr-brian-scaff/

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Tooth Decay In Austin?

Cedar Park Teeth Whitening At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the ‘impossible’ not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Austin as well.

Dr. Brian Scaff has been restoring teeth since 1982. Ongoing training is essential to remain at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry technology.

Decay is the most common Austin dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.

Fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns are used to restore teeth for our Cedar Park cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Austin patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.

Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Round Rock cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.

When a patient has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Austin dental patients have crowns.

Brian F. Scaff, DDS is located at 12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100 in Austin. Dr. Brian Scaff is currently accepting new patients. Call (512) 258-9130 to schedule an aesthetic dental consultation.

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Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

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Austin cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Cedar Park area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

It takes a team of experienced Texas dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking, and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your Cedar Park cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the Austin dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at Brian F. Scaff, DDS provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

I am Dr. Scaff of Brian F. Scaff, DDS. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and stunning. Call (512) 258-9130 today!

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You Won’t Be Out Cold

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Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by any Cedar Park cosmetic dental practice?

Many Austin residents who have improved their smiles with cosmetic dentistry chose to use sedation. Though the terms “sleep dentistry” and “oral conscious sedation” are often used interchangeably, they are not identical. There are three main types of sedation used in dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide
The first level uses nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is sometimes called. Nitrous oxide has been used in Austin cosmetic dental offices for generations because it is safe and effective. It goes to work at the first inhalation and relaxes the patient during the procedure, but it wears off quickly after the mask is pulled off. If you need a little help to get through dental treatment, but you don’t want to be knocked out cold, nitrous oxide may be your best option.

Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives don’t start working as quickly as nitrous oxide, but they help most patients achieve a deeper level of tranquility. These medications, however, do not usually produce complete unconsciousness. Thus, oral sedatives and nitrous oxide are used in “conscious” sedation. Two common sedatives used by Cedar Park dentists are diazepam and triazolam.

IV Sedation
IV sedation uses medications similar to those used in surgery and results in true “sleep dentistry.” Most patients are completely oblivious to what is going on in their mouth. IV sedation can be used for procedures such as root canals, wisdom teeth extractions and multi-procedure smile makeovers. Brian Scaff DDS does not offer IV sedation, but oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide are almost always all the sedation Austin dental patients need. If more sedation is needed, our team can refer you to a sleep dentistry specialist.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, adult braces, tooth implants, or porcelain veneers, call Brian F. Scaff, DDS at (512) 258-9130.

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Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

Dental Cleanings During Pregnancy If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many Cedar Park women experience an increase in dental problems during pregnancy. This article contains important information for expectant Austin mothers and those planning to become pregnant.

Dr. Brian Scaff recommends having a thorough dental cleaning early in your pregnancy. Lying in a dentist’s chair can be uncomfortable during the last trimester. A professional cleaning performed by one of the skilled dental hygienists at Brian F. Scaff, DDS, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps prevent gum problems that are often triggered by hormonal changes. The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight.

If you are currently pregnant and have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, schedule an appointment today by calling (512) 258-9130. Once the baby is here, it will probably be harder for you to make time for a dental visit.

If you receive dental treatment at Brian F. Scaff, DDS during your pregnancy, be sure to inform Dr. Brian Scaff that you are expecting. This will affect decisions about X-rays, pain relievers, antibiotics, and conscious sedation.

Hormonal changes cause an increase in plaque production which can lead to decay. If you are eating many small meals during the day, take care to brush after eating. If you avoid sweet snacks, your teeth will be less likely to develop cavities.

Remember, your oral care, nutrition and lifestyle affect your baby. It is essential that you eat a healthy diet with a variety of foods. A poor diet can harm your baby’s tooth and bone development. Be sure to get enough calcium, iron, vitamins A, D and C, protein, and phosphorus. Your Cedar Park Ob/Gyn can give you specific recommendations for your age, height, weight and medical conditions.

At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, we take special care of our patients who are expecting.

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6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure In Austin TX

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Scared of dental implants, porcelain veneers or even dental cleanings? Let Brian F. Scaff, DDS offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically before your big dental day.

1. Remember Dr. Brian Scaff is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible.

2. Take some time to relax and consider what you are anxious about. Take deep breaths in and slowly let them out as you weigh the reasons for and against taking these steps to a better smile. Remember that many Austin folks have been in your shoes and passed with flying colors. Especially all of our visitors who came in for restorative dentistry, our most popular service.

3. Know your medical history. You may be asked to fill out a medical history and medications form, so be sure you know what medications and supplements you are currently taking and review past hospitalizations and illnesses.

4. Have a dental plan. Come in for a thorough consultation. If we are aware of your dental goals, then we’ll know if combining any of it can save you time and money. We offer cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and general dentistry to name just a few.

5. Trust the outstanding staff at Brian F. Scaff, DDS to guide you through the before, during and after process. We’ve been doing this since 1982.

6. Our final and most important suggestion! Ask all the questions that you actually want answered before you have dental tools and gloved hands in your mouth!

Brian Scaff
Brian F. Scaff, DDS
12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100
Austin, Texas 78750
(512) 258-9130
https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/meet-dr-brian-scaff/

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Sedation Dentistry At Brian F. Scaff, DDS

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Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some Texas residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevent them from getting the care they need. At Brian F. Scaff, DDS we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, at Brian F. Scaff, DDS we offer our Austin patients a variety of procedures, including cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and general dentistry.

At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the positive team at Brian F. Scaff, DDS will give you something to smile about!

For more information on oral sedation dentistry or any other dental procedure, contact us at (512) 258-9130.

We are located at 12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100, Austin, Texas 78750. Call today!

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Focusing on the Top 3 at Brian F. Scaff, DDS

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I’m Dr. Brian Scaff. I’ve been practicing dentistry here in Austin, Texas since 1982. I have found amazing people in this community, all the way out to Cedar Park. At Brian F. Scaff, DDS, we focus on three important things as we attempt to be your dental provider of choice.

Family:
We want to be the dental practice families turn to for reliable care, whether for routine preventative services, tooth restoration, or cosmetic dentistry. If your son chips a tooth and is in severe pain, we want to be the first choice that comes to mind. We offer variety for any family’s various dental needs.

Fillings for cavities
Teeth whitening
Dental hygiene
Dental implants
Emergency dentistry

Brian F. Scaff, DDS, focuses on your Family.

Facts:
When we sit down in consultation and you say “Dr. Scaff, I need to know the cost of veneers, dental implants, the cost of a dental bridge… I need to know my options,” we’ll give you the bottom line on family dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants. Whether it’s affordable dental care for quality of life or affordable cosmetic dentistry for increased confidence, we’re here. Look us up: https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/meet-dr-brian-scaff/, or call: (512) 782-8439.

Brian F. Scaff, DDS, focuses on the Facts.

A Friendly, Comfortable, and Safe Environment:
We focus on a clean, bright, and inviting environment, and we follow rigorous standards of sterilization. Our team here at Brian F. Scaff, DDS, is friendly, professional, and considerate.

Brian F. Scaff, DDS, focuses on a Friendly atmosphere.

Brian Scaff
Brian F. Scaff, DDS
12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100
Austin, Texas 78750
(512) 782-8439

https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/dental-services/

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6 Ways to Eat like a Dentist in Cedar Park

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There is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits in Austin, Texas. Develop good eating habits and your Cedar Park dentist will smile down on you too. Patients in Austin and Cedar Park would do well to follow the example of a dentist in what and how they eat.

1. Rinse after eating
Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after a meal. Cedar Park folks who snack all day long prolong tooth exposure to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.

2. Avoid sugary gum

Sugar-free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and spoil your hard-earned healthy gums. If you are one of the many Austin gum chewers, do your teeth a favor and go sugarless.

3. Avoid sticky foods
Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth with stronger chances for decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, and even dried fruit can be problematic for Cedar Park smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles.

4. Consume nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system healthy and able to fight infection.

5. Consume cheese
Cheese contains calcium and protects from acid that breaks down tooth enamel. (It’s important not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.)

6. Avoid acidic foods
Acid will eat away enamel over time: think lemons, red wine, and soda pop. Minimize direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.

If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth; need help with crooked, chipped or missing teeth; or just need to get in for a checkup, call Brian F. Scaff, DDS in Austin today. 512-258-9130

We’ll answer your questions about porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, and porcelain crowns. We know that the cost and available options of braces, veneers, dental implants, and other cosmetic dentistry in Austin can bring up questions and concerns. Dr. Brian Scaff diminishes those worries and brings you to a place of knowledge and power. Make an appointment to discuss your dental goals.

Brian F. Scaff, DDS
12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100
Austin, Texas 78750
(512) 258-9130

https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/meet-dr-brian-scaff/

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Missing Pieces in the Mouth Puzzle for Austin

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing.
A 50-piece Kitten puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place.
But,
A 32-piece Dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges of teeth, struggling with eating because of your dental puzzle, there are solutions. To understand the types of braces available, the cost of veneers, or the price of dental implants, sit down today with Dr. Brian Scaff for the professional consultation you deserve.

Let us fill in those missing pieces – there has never been a better time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, state-of-the-art materials, and the expertise of cosmetic dentists such as Dr. Brian Scaff combine to create truly celebrity-caliber smiles.

In 1982, Brian F. Scaff, DDS undertook the great task of serving Austin, Texas’s dental needs. Since then they have served satisfied patients throughout Cedar Park, Austin, and beyond!

Your lucky smile could be the next puzzle to be put back together beautifully, no matter your dental disarray. We offer the missing pieces: teeth whitening, dental implants, sedation dentistry, implant-supported dentures, and dental crowns & bridges.

Brian F. Scaff, DDS
12335 Hymeadow Dr. Ste 100
Austin, Texas 78750
(512) 258-9130

https://www.scaffaustindentist.com/meet-dr-brian-scaff/

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Dr. Brian Scaff and his team offer dental services including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and sedation dentistry to the Austin area.
12335 Hymeadow Dr Ste 100
Austin, TX 78750

Call: 512-258-9130512-258-9130 cari@scaff.com

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  • I have always been completely pleased with the services I have received. Dr. Scaff and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They are always very considerate and always want to hear your concerns. They are very good at addressing your concerns and coming up with solutions.
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