October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Oral Emergency: Gum Tissue Tear

Are you prepared to handle an oral emergency? Accidents happen all of the time, and you’d best make yourself ready so that you can take action with confidence, whether it is for yourself or to help someone else. Because they are so delicate, the soft tissues of the mouth are... Read more »

How Dental Cleanings Can Optimize Your Oral Health

Most people already practice important dental hygiene tactics such as brushing and flossing every day because they want to avoid tooth decay. Did you know that routine dental cleanings are an important step in preventive care to maintain excellent oral health? Dental cleanings matter greatly to the efficacy of your... Read more »

Content Smiles: Teeth Whitening Treatments

If you want to drastically improve your smile, there are various cosmetic treatments that you can use. In several situations, a simple whitening treatment can drastically improve the look of your teeth. Stains or discolorations, can alter the look of your smile and cause you to feel self conscious in... Read more »

Avoid These School Habits for a Healthier Smile

Did you know there are little habits you might participate in at school that can negatively affect your smile? Well, it’s true. This means that if you’re not careful, these habits can promote dental issues. Our dentist, Dr. Hooty Alayan, strongly encourages you to avoid those habits so you can... Read more »

Combat Dry Mouth With These Tips!

Did you know you can combat dry mouth? Dry mouth can be a warning sign something is wrong with your oral health. As a result, bad breath or bacteria can grow in your mouth. To avoid dry mouth, your dentist, Dr. Hooty Alayan with Great Oaks Dentistry in Round Rock,... Read more »

Brushing Tricks

If you want a proper and effective brushing routine, then you need to develop some handy brushing tricks. This is recommended because it’s possible to botch your brushing routine and harm your teeth and gums. The more good brushing habits you have, the less room you have for bad habits.... Read more »