Blog Archive

How to Prevent the Need for a Root Canal Sep 1st, 2021

Dr. Brian LaBombard at Airport Dental Care is very good at performing root canals. He’s done so many, he could probably do one in his sleep. (Don’t worry, he won’t actually try that.) But here’s the thing: He’d rather not have to do a root canal on you.  If you...

What Are Plaque and Tartar? Aug 4th, 2021

You know how your parents always made you brush your teeth at least twice a day and you grumbled about it day after day? Turns out your parents were right (just like they were on a lot of other issues). Brushing your teeth is a vital defense to preventing the...

Love Coffee and Your Teeth Show It? Make Them Look Like New with GLO Science Jul 18th, 2021

If you’re a coffee lover, your favorite part of the day might just be that first hot sip of morning brew. Depending on how many cups you drink after the first one, though, you may be experiencing an unfortunate side effect of coffee consumption: stained, yellowing teeth. If the surface...

How the Use of Extraoral and Intraoral Photos Benefits You Jun 15th, 2021

When you think about going to the dentist, you probably focus mostly on the cleaning part of the procedure: Lying on your back in the chair while the hygienist and dentist make sure your teeth are clean and problem-free. What you may not think about is exactly how the dentist...

What To Expect When You Come in for a Professional Cleaning May 13th, 2021

Even with regular brushing and flossing, your mouth can use extra help every now and then to get clean deep down. Potentially harmful bacteria are numerous in your mouth, forming deposits of plaque on your teeth and gums. Regular professional dental care keeps your mouth healthy. At Airport Dental Care,...

Is an Impacted Tooth Serious? Apr 7th, 2021

An impacted tooth sounds ominous, but you can actually have one and not suffer any pain, swelling, or other giveaway symptoms.  An impacted tooth doesn’t always break through the skin of your gums or present other problems. It’s simply stuck in a strange place, not where it belongs. Some people...

Top Reasons You May Be Grinding Your Teeth at Night Mar 4th, 2021

Teeth grinding, which is medically known as bruxism, may not seem like the most serious problem, but this condition can do real damage to your teeth, lead to poor sleep, and cause facial pain. Our highly qualified dental team here at Airport Dental Care, under the direction of Dr. Brian...

The Benefits of Perfecting Your Smile with ClearCorrect Clear Aligners Feb 11th, 2021

Braces and clear aligners both work by gradually shifting your teeth into their proper positions. While there are a few extreme cases that warrant metal wires and brackets, clear aligners can correct almost all crooked teeth and misaligned bites. Dr. Brian LaBombard at Airport Dental Care in Austin, Texas, trusts...

Tips for Maintaining the Results of Teeth Whitening Dec 31st, 2020

Are you smiling a little less revealingly because you’ve noticed your teeth are stained and discolored? It happens to many people, even those who have good dental hygiene habits.  Teeth whitening might just be the perfect solution to restore your smile’s old sparkle. Dr. Brian LaBombard at Airport Dental Care...

How Can I Improve My Smile? Dec 8th, 2020

The way your teeth look when you grin says a lot about you. People make snap judgments about your age, your health, your attention to hygiene, and even your work ethic based on the appearance of your teeth.  If a quick look in the mirror has you wondering what you...

Do You Have to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Nov 1st, 2020

We call your third molars “wisdom teeth” because they don't come in until you're older, typically between the ages of 17 and 21. Because your wisdom teeth don't emerge until after adolescence, they can cause trouble in your fully developed adult mouth.  However, while some dentists always recommend surgery to...

How a Night Guard Can Help Your Sleep Apnea Oct 1st, 2020

Does intense snoring jolt you awake in the middle of the night? Do you consistently wake up with a morning headache? Sleep apnea isn’t just a nuisance at night — it can affect how you feel in the morning, your ability to think clearly at work, and even your heart...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Sep 3rd, 2020

You lead every day with your smile, whether at home, at play, or on the job. Suddenly, you realize one morning that your teeth are looking awfully yellow. When did your teeth yellow, and is there anything you can do about it? Fortunately, the answer is yes — now more...

Why and When You Should Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Aug 5th, 2020

Wisdom teeth, also known as “third molars,” are the molars that are the farthest back in your mouth. They typically erupt between the ages of 18 and 24, although in some cases, they never break through the gum tissue or only partially come in. Wisdom teeth that don’t fully erupt...

4 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Jul 15th, 2020

Did you know that only 64% of American adults have visited the dentist in the past year? Not seeing the dentist regularly can have detrimental effects on your health.  Not only does our team clean your teeth and remove the plaque and germs that build up on your teeth, but...

Fillings — Your First Line of Defense Against Tooth Decay Jun 12th, 2020

As a kid, you may remember that proud moment at the dentist’s office when you could announce to your mom or dad that you didn’t have any cavities. Maybe your dentist let you pick out a prize for your efforts. As an adult, the stakes are a little higher as...

What to Expect Before, During, and After a Root Canal May 21st, 2020

  You may not look forward to the inconvenience of a root canal, but rest assured that it’s no more invasive than many other standard dental procedures. They’re pretty common, too – with more than 25 million performed every year in the United States. At Airport Dental Care, located in...

How to Maintain Your Dental Veneers Apr 23rd, 2020

Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or resin that bond to the front of your teeth in order to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Whether you have misaligned teeth, chipped enamel, or discolored teeth, veneers can transform your smile and improve your confidence. As with any...

The Best Products for Keeping Your Smile Looking Young Mar 12th, 2020

A whopping 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth thanks to tooth decay and gum disease, to say nothing of the scores of Americans who struggle with dull and yellow teeth over time. Though a smile that’s powered by sparkling pearly whites is certainly one that speaks to...

5 Reasons Why You Should Straighten Your Teeth with ClearCorrect Feb 25th, 2020

Straight teeth not only give you a winning smile, they also play a critical role in your dental health. If your teeth are misaligned and you’re exploring your options, why not consider ClearCorrect, which is revolutionizing the way we approach straightening teeth? At Airport Dental Care,  under the experienced direction...

Enter the New Year With a Smile for the Ages Jan 1st, 2020

Who doesn’t want a superstar smile to usher in 2020? And let’s take it a step further: Why shouldn’t your smile be guaranteed to dazzle year-round?  It takes two to create a fabulous smile — you and your dentist.  Dr. Brian LaBombard’s experience treating patients of all ages, expertise in...

Not Getting the Sleep You Need Because of Snoring and Teeth Grinding? We Can Help Dec 1st, 2019

Do you wake up feeling tired every morning, despite spending the recommended 7-9 hours in bed? Well, the hours you spend in bed don’t necessarily correlate to the hours you spend asleep — and they definitely don’t correlate to the hours you spend in deep sleep, the most restorative part...

November is National TMJ Awareness Month Nov 1st, 2019

Gently place your index fingers on either side of your face just in front of your ears, and then open and close your mouth. What you’re feeling are the rounded ends of your jawbone as they glide across the sockets in your temporal bones or the lower lateral areas of...

October is National Dental Hygiene Month: Learn The Importance of Dental Hygiene Oct 1st, 2019

If you’re like most people, at least once you’ve said to yourself: “Eh, skipping just one night of brushing won’t hurt my teeth.” Perhaps that one night has turned into several over the course of many years.  We get it — sometimes brushing and flossing at the end of a...

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After an Extraction Sep 1st, 2019

Did you know that the average person has an estimated 700 different strains of bacteria in their mouth? Most of them are perfectly harmless, but your mouth is the gateway to your body, and where a tooth has been extracted, it forms the perfect entry point for harmful bacteria. So...

Waking Up With Headaches? You Might Need a Night Guard Aug 22nd, 2019

Waking up with a headache is not a great way to start your day. While your head pain may come from sinus problems, the inability to sleep, or a little too much to drink the night before, it may be something else. If a chronic issue with teeth grinding (also...

How Does ClearCorrect™ Compare to Invisalign®? Jul 26th, 2019

82% of the U.S. population believe straight, white teeth can help you get ahead in life. If you agree, then you’ve probably considered braces to help enhance your smile. The only problem is you don't want braces that stand out; especially if you're an adult. Thankfully, clear braces exist to...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Jun 13th, 2019

Teeth whitening is a safe, popular, and effective way to create a whiter, brighter smile without placing veneers or removing stained tooth enamel. At Airport Dental Care in Austin, Texas, Dr. Brian LaBombard offers his dental patients chairside teeth whitening using safe, effective GLO™ Science whitening techniques. Who needs teeth...

Have a Missing Tooth? Dental Implants May Be Your Best Option May 15th, 2019

A smile that has a gaping hole where a tooth should be can be a confidence killer. But more importantly, empty spaces in your mouth can lead to more serious health issues like jaw bone deterioration or uneven wear for the surrounding teeth. There are several ways you can fill...

Top 3 Dental Problems That Veneers Can Fix Apr 11th, 2019

Do you frequently flash an open-lipped smile without a care for what other people think about your teeth? If the answer is “definitely not!” but you’re already doing all you can to take care of your teeth — brushing, flossing, and getting regular cleanings —veneers might be the next step...

The Best Way to Prepare for Your Upcoming Root Canal Mar 14th, 2019

There’s perhaps no dental procedure more dreaded than a root canal, but this is an unfounded fear. Contemporary dental techniques make root canals virtually painless, in line with what you’d expect when receiving a filling. Chances are that the symptoms that led to a root canal are far more painful...

GLO Science Can Visibly Brighten Your Smile Feb 7th, 2019

If you’re like the vast majority of people (or 99.7% of adults who responded in a recent poll about oral health), you believe that a beautiful smile isn’t simply attractive — it’s an important social asset.   Because you’ve long understood that your smile is one of the first things...