Powell & Tiller’s Trick Or Treat Benefit!

October 23rd, 2020

2020 has thrown a curve in a lot of our daily routines, and as Halloween season approaches, 2020 is continuing to be... well... 2020.

In previous years at Powell & Tiller Dental Care we have hosted an Annual Sweet Swap, which has created lots of laughs and lots of memories.  As we all navigate 2020 we decided to help local charities and support everything that makes our Austin community such a great community! With that being said *drumroll please* we are excited to announce that this Halloween we will be hosting a Powell & Tiller’s Trick Or Treat Benefit to support Austin Pets Alive!

It will be a virtual fun experience for us at Powell & Tiller Dental Care, but an at home experience for all our participants!

The rules are very simple!

1. Dress up your pet(s) in the Halloween costumes!

2. Snap a picture of your pet in the costume!

3. Upload to social media and tag us on Facebook or Instagram @PowellTiller

4. Enjoy the laughs!

From October 29th through November 2nd, for every post/picture we are tagged in on Facebook and Instagram, we will donate $1* to Austin Pets Alive!

We hope this benefit that supports our Austin community brings a little fun to your Facebook and Instagram timeline, as well as a smile to your face!

We look forward to seeing everyone’s pictures! Happy Halloween!

*We will donate until we reach our goal!

Study shows Teeth are Unlucky on St. Patrick's Day

March 16th, 2018





On the day after St. Patrick's, there is a 77 percent spike in emergency visits to the dentist according to an article on by Eric Chemi!  And it's not just guys getting into drunken brawls.  Seems to be from accidents associated with the unsteadiness of a drunken stuper!  The data is very similar by gender.  Women (between ages 30 and 65) see a 77.4 percent increase in emergency dental visits. And men (in the same age range) see an increase of 78 percent.

The data is from Sikka which tracks dental care across the country and reports that March 18th is always in the top 10 for busiest days of the year in a dental office!

That got us curious at Powell & Tiller Dental Care and looks like we have a responsible crowd!  We do not traditionally have a spike that day!  Let's keep it that way...have fun, but be careful out there!

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

October 11th, 2017


With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful.  Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities.  But don’t hang up your costume just yet. “Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun,” says the American Dental Association. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween as a splurge as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.” To help you sort through the trick-or-treat bag loot, we have a rundown of some common candies and their impact on your teeth:

Chocolate is probably your best bet, which is good because it’s also one of the most popular kinds of candy handed out on Halloween. It washes off easier than most candies, and dark chocolate also has less sugar than milk chocolate.
Sticky and Gummy Candies

Be picky if it’s sticky. These are some of the worst candies for your teeth. “It’s much harder to remove and may stay longer on your teeth, which gives that cavity-causing bacteria more time to work,” according to ADA dentists.
Hard Candy

Hard candies are also ones to watch on Halloween. “They can actually break your teeth if you’re not careful,” according to the ADA. “You also tend to keep these kinds of candies in your mouth for longer periods of time so the sugar is getting in your saliva and washing over your teeth.” For those of you in braces these are definitely off limits. Hard candies can cause brackets to come off and can also lead to bent wires. Moms and dads remember also as you reach in to snag a piece of candy for yourselves, hard candies are an easy way to have a crown come off.
Sour Candy

You might want to pass on things that make you pucker – especially if they are sticky and coated in sugar. “Sour candy can be very acidic,” says the ADA. “And that acidity can weaken and damage the hard outer layer of your teeth, making your teeth more vulnerable to cavities.”
Popcorn Balls

Have some floss handy if you’re enjoying one of these fall favorites. Kernels can get stuck in-between your teeth and gums. Sometimes an unpopped kernel can finds its way into these popcorn balls and can lead to a broken tooth if you accidentally bite into one.


We hope these tips will be helpful as you sort through your Halloween goodies. From all of us at Powell & Tiller Dental Care, Happy Halloween!


Keep an eye out for our Sweet Swap!





The Sweet Swap

October 27th, 2016



Tuesday Nov 1, 2016 thru Friday November 4, 2016

Get ready for our Annual Tooth Fairy’s Halloween Candy Swap.
We welcome children ages 10 and under to swap their
Halloween candy for CASH!
$2.00 for each pound of candy collected or 4 tokens per pound. The candy is then shipped overseas via Operation Gratitude, where treats and supplies are shipped to our military personnel! A great way to send a treat to a soldier and save our little one’s sweet tooth from too much of a yummy thing. A little is okay as long as they brush afterward. However, in all of the fun of going house to house, we often don’t realize how much candy they end up with! What a great way to share it!
We hope to see you at the swap!