Fluoride: Good or Bad?

Posted May 13th, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Posted April 27th, 2018

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Pflugerville in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Polansky wants you to know which of these

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Posted April 13th, 2018

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us in Pflugerville are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Polansky would like to set the record straight

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

Posted March 27th, 2018

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Pflugerville dentist, Dr. Howard Polansky can explain more

Breastfeeding & Dental Work

Posted March 13th, 2018

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

Posted February 27th, 2018

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite

Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Posted February 13th, 2018

Sure, dentistry is serious medicine, and daily dental hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too! For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

Posted January 17th, 2018

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right — just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Posted January 13th, 2018

Headaches in Pflugerville are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Polansky would

The Science of Tooth Decay

Posted December 27th, 2017

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Pflugerville has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of

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