Jenny Perna, DMD

Jenny Perna, DMD

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Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

Our Welcome Kits feature and direct these new families to a small number of local businesses for the goods, services & professionals that they need to find.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one Dentist, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being the featured Dentist in our local Welcome Kits.

It is worthy to note that, according to Dr. Cathy Goodwin in her book “Making the Big Move”, 70% of new residents and families seek out a new Dentist shortly after their relocation. As such, 7 out of 10 recipients of our Welcome Kits are actively looking for a new Dentist.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.

Thanks.
Pam Dugdale
(512) 516-9213
[email protected]

Hi! I am Dr. Jenny Perna and I am a practicing general dentist in Austin, TX. My mission is to empower patients to live #CavityFree
Instagram: @yogi_dentist

Operating as usual

06/08/2018

.Recently, an internet troll came full blast and cut to my core. Rather than give energy to the comment, let me just say this:
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Never let someone extinguish your flame but rather surround yourself with people that encourage you to shine brighter. It’s easy to match hate with hate, but to show love in the toughest of moments, shows admirable qualities of forgiveness and compassion. Perhaps trolls will always exist and perhaps sometimes their words will sting. But the ability to rise above will always serve as my proudest moments 🔥🔥🔥
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.#yoga #yogi #yogidentist #yogaeverydamnday #friday #friyay #troll #riseabove #love #peace #happy #healthy #weekend #austintexas #512 #904 #jax #stjohnscounty #nocatee #learn #grow #handstand

06/05/2018

Summer is HERE and that means the sun is a blazin🌞(especially if you live in Austin, holy hot) But doc, you’re a dentist. Why in the world would you care about sun exposure? 🤔 You guys just have the BEST questions 😎
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.Cancer is no joke peeps. Despite my title, I am a healthcare provider first and foremost. Prolonged, unprotected sun exposure to the lips 👄 can cause a condition called actinic cheilitis, a precancerous condition that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma or other forms of cancer 👎🏼 Also, if you are prone to herpetic lesions on your lips, sun exposure can elicit a breakout (and we all know how much those suck)💩
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.Please enjoy your summer activities responsibly by wearing your sunscreen and reapplying throughout the day! 🏖 Remember: Prevention is KEY! 🔑
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.#summer #sunscreen #protect #prevent #austin #texas #dentist #dentista #dentistry #dental #teeth #tooth #doctor #health #healthy #cancersucks #sun #fun #springs #water #yoga #yogidentist #yogi #water

06/04/2018

.Happy #MythMonday let’s take it #BeyondtheTeeth shall we? 🧐
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.MYTH: “My heart races after I have anesthesia, so I must be allergic” 💉
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.FACT: Let’s start by saying that it is very rare to have an allergy to anesthetic. The above myth is actually a perfectly normal response to receiving an injection. Why? Most of our anesthetics contain epinephrine (which is actually used in event of an allergic reaction-hence the name “epi pen”🤯). Epinephrine naturally constricts our blood vessels which can temporary elevate our blood pressure🌡giving us the racing heart feeling. This feeling usually subsides after a few minutes but can throw us for a loop if we’ve never experienced it before. But wait! Alas, we HAVE experienced this before. Da what?? 🤔Epinephrine is ALSO a naturally occurring hormone produced in our adrenal glands. You know when you’re at the gym and really feeling yourself and think you can take over the world? 💪🏋️‍♀️🌏Thank your friend, epinephrine!🤝
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.#myth #monday #mondayblues #austin #texas #dentist #dentista #dentistry #epinephrine #adrenaline #gym #workout #exercise #summer #dental #teeth #tooth #learn #educate #doctor #patient #heart #heartbeat #happy #yogidentist

05/29/2018

Exploration 🔭
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.Although our move to Austin is almost coming up on a year, the avenues of exploration keeps growing with each turn🌀This holiday weekend was a perfect staycation of adventure with trips to a new dog park🐾 and a couple Barton Springs swims💦without sacrificing the relaxation, like chilling poolside at @kittycohens with this cool af flamingo🌞
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.Take time to explore, even if it’s in your backyard. Because the moments of outward exploration often lead to a glimpse of the true person that lies within🌱
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.#transformationtuesday #explore #adventure #world #travel #traveler #wanderlust #smile #teeth #tooth #austin #texas #swim #springs #dentist #dentista #dentistry #dental #happy #healthy #nature #hike #pool #lake #dog #puppy

05/28/2018

.Did you think a holiday would stop us from doing #MythMonday ?? (Huge thanks to everyone who has or is serving to keep our country safe 🇺🇸)
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.MYTH: “I only need my wisdom teeth out if they are bothering me”🤒
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.FACT: I had a conversation this weekend where I expressed that my goal in dentistry is to educate on prevention🧠 Sure, I can treat conditions when they occur BUT if we can prevent said conditions, we avoid larger/more complicated procedures in the long term👍🏼 Wisdom tooth removal is no different. As we’ve evolved as a species, our diets have changed and our jaws have gotten smaller (no caveman vibes here). Due to this, many people do not have room for their wisdom teeth and complications arise which include but are not limited to: cavities, infection, pain, swelling, TMJ problems, headaches,etc
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.Just as no 2 mouths are the same👅 and no 2 teeth are the same🤓 not all jaws and wisdom teeth are the same. If you are the anomaly with perfectly grown in wisdom teeth with no cavities or gum infection, congrats! We can maintain those bad boys. But if your wisdom teeth are being rebellious and we foresee future problems without removal, it’s time to kiss those suckers goodbye 💋👋🏼
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.#myth #monday #fact #memorialday #holiday #werk #week #mondayblues #happy #healthy #dentist #dentista #teeth #tooth #smile #dentistry #dental #doctor #patient #evolve #learn #grow #austin #texas #caveman #mcm #surgery #extraction #summer #2018

05/22/2018

Freeze all motor functions. Hello Dolores. 🤠
.What in the (West) World does dentistry have to do with one of the best shows to ever hit tv? I am so glad you asked
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.Think of your natural teeth as the human species. Pretty advanced, can roll with the punches, and perform to a high standard💪Then came along dental implants and the whole game changed. Just like Artificial Intelligence (AI), implants have superior characteristics🔩 Implants act like natural teeth, but can withstand greater pressure and forces🏋️‍♀️ But just as AI is great for many things, there are some downsides. Implants, like AI, require unique techniques for maintenance and if not cared for properly, can revolt and cause quite a ruckus😈
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.Moral of the story? Nothing will ever be as great as your natural teeth, but with proper care and attention, implants are a phenomenal substitute if we simply can’t #SavetheTeeth
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. @pnwoms does this count as #carpuleart💉
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.#westworld #hbo #television #tv #artificialintelligence #AI #dolores #advanced #doctor #dentist #anesthesia #art #dentista #yogidentist #austin #texas #patient #dental #dentistry #tooth #teeth #tuesday #transformationtuesday #smile #happy #healthy #health

05/21/2018

.And we’re back with #MythMonday to debunk some dental myths!
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.Myth: “The dentist takes way too many unneeded X-rays”☢️
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.Fact: unfortunately, dentists have not yet acquired the skill of x-ray vision💀 (I know, super lame). Our clinical exam (or when we look in the mouth) is only about 50% of our exam. The other 50% comes from our radiographs (x-rays). We have different types of x-rays that show us different conditions:
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.Bitewing: cavities
.Periapical: infection/pathology
.Ceph: skeletal relationships
.Panoramic: tooth development, TMJ health, pathology, sinus eval
.Cone Beam: 3D imaging
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.If we aren’t taking necessary radiographs, we potentially miss conditions that can have severe complications down the road. The radiation exposure endured during dental radiographs has greatly decreased since the introduction of digital X-rays👍🏼Remember, we are exposed to more radiation from the sun ☀️and our cell phones📳and I don’t see many people forgoing being outside or checking that insta post 😉
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.#myth #monday #werk #smile #dentist #dentista #dentistry #dental #tooth #teeth #xray #austin #texas #yogidentist #happy #healthy #vision #sun #cellphone #radiation #learn #grow #bestrong #disease #doctor #patient #diagnose

05/17/2018

My favorite smiles are the ones I share with you 💫
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.#tbt to Cali rooftops this past weekend😻
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.📸 cred: @yourfavoriteletter (go to him for all your LA p**o needs!)
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.#couple#happy #smile #thursday #dentist #orthodontist #yogidentist #dentista #braces #teeth #tooth #dental #dentistry #couplegoals #powercouple #couple #relationship #boyfriend #austin #texas #california #wanderlust #wanderer #wander

05/16/2018

Did you know that crowding causes a huge trap for a plaque and bacteria?👾 Especially in the lower front teeth where we, as humans, tend to already have large plaque deposits (due to a salivary duct that sits right behind/below those teeth)💦Think of the contacts of your teeth like the corner of the room. No matter how often you sweep your floors, if you’re not getting into those little crevices, dust and dirt can chill forevs. When bacteria and plaque hide out between the teeth for an extended stay, we tend to see more cavities and gum infection over time🤯
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So what can you do? As always, prevention is key! The optimal plan to correct the crowding would be orthodontic care to make it easier to clean your teeth. Regardless, ensure you’re giving your teeth all the love they deserve with proper brushing and flossing techniques 👍🏼(yes, I said Flossing!)
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.Can you guess who’s teeth are pictured above?
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#wcw #teeth #tooth #smile #dentist #dentista #doctor #patient #crowding #wednesday #humpday #werk #tongue #dental #dentistry #gums

05/09/2018

.Occasionally in my profession, we don’t want to #SavetheTeeth woah….what??! 🤯 Hear me out. While evaluating an orthodontic case, orthodontists often opt for extraction (removal) of teeth due to a multitude of reasons which include but are not limited to: jaw size discrepancies, inadequate space for every tooth, tooth size discrepancies, asymmetries, etc etc (you get the picture). I won’t go into ellaborate detail, because I am not an orthodontist and want to leave the nitty gritty dets of orthodontic tx planning to the specialists 👍🏼
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.However, I’ll tell you that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working side by side with @invinciblesmiles to offer our patients same day treatment collaborations between general dentistry (me👩🏻‍⚕️) and orthodontics (him👨🏻‍⚕️).
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.#teeth #tooth #wednesday #austin #texas #collaborate #fun #smile #grin #special #orthodontics #dentistry #dental #dentist #dentista #yogidentist #extraction #learn #grow #general

05/07/2018

.#MythMonday Ortho style🤩
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.MYTH: “At home orthodontics is just as good”😟
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.FACT: As a general dentist, I have the luxury of practicing all aspects of dentistry, as long as I seek the proper education to do so. Even though I punt most of my ortho cases to @invinciblesmiles (he’s an orthodontic specialist with additional years of education and focus on orthodontic conditions and treatment🤓) I thoroughly enjoy seeking continuing ed courses that pertain to orthodontia. This past weekend, I attended my 3rd year of the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session meeting. I sat in on lectures that challenged me and opened my eyes to new realms of orthodontics available to our patients. So rather than lecture you on why these mail in orthodontic systems are far inferior, I will pose a question to you:
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.If your general dentists are challenged by the idiosyncrasies of tooth movement, how in the world can we expect a company with no oversight from doctors, to perform these skills with the attention and dedication to the patient’s behind the trays? 🧐Please do not forget that it is not the plastic that is moving your teeth. Rather, it is the years of education and expertise of your doctors that allows for personalized treatment modalities in treating dental and orthodontic conditions👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️
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.#ortho #tooth #teeth #aao #dentist #dentista #dentistry #dental #orthodontist #doctor #patient #bigpurple #myth #fact #specialist #austin #texas #washingtondc #spring #DIY #mail #dentistrylife #smile #monday #generaldentist #education #learn #grow

05/06/2018

The only contagious thing that’s cool to spread 😁
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.After a weekend of networking and learning, I’m ready to share more smiles this #werk week!🤩
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.#smile #dentist #dentista #dentistry #learn #photography #washington #dc #healthy #yogidentist #dental #contagious #network #grow

05/04/2018

.Let me tell you a tale that brings me much sadness 😿 You see, this tooth pictured above was a good tooth. It ate all it’s dinner and smiled for pictures 😁 But it’s proudest accomplishment was protecting itself from those pesky bacteria and living life cavity free. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end there. One gloomy day, this happy tooth found out that it’s stability in life (i.e. bones and gums) weren’t doing their part in the support department. There was a bad bacteria in town that had woo’d the gums for a permanent invite to all the parties👾 Then one day the tooth started to hurt….a lot. The tooth, surrounded by the bad crowd for so long, had developed a pretty gnarly infection🤕 The tooth knew it was time to part ways, as there was nothing keeping it where it once resided. Things were just...hopeless 😔
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.The picture above is of a tooth that needed an extraction due to severe periodontal disease (gum infection). Due to this infection, the patient had lost enough bone and gum support that a pus-filled infection developed and was causing the patient severe pain😣 The prognosis was determined to be hopeless and the optimal treatment option was extraction 🔧
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.It saddens me to see conditions in dentistry that can be avoided with proper preventative protocol in action. Let’s please continue our mission to #SavetheTeeth
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.#tooth #teeth #infection #story #tale #smile #eat #dinner #food #austin #texas #dentist #dentista #dentistry #dental #learn #storytime #sad #happy #friday #friyay #weekend #dentistrylife

05/01/2018

.Happy #MythMonday peeps. Coming at you hot with some dental truths!
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.MYTH: “Once I have dental work done, it’ll last forever and I’m all set”🤥
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.FACT: I often get the question, “How long will this last?” Although we have averages and guesstimates for how long a material (i.e. filling, crown, bridge, implant, etc) will last, the longevity of your dental work is multifactorial. Think of your dental work like the tires on your car 🚗 You want to avoid driving on rough terrain (like avoiding sugary foods and beverages that can cause cavities) but eventually the tread will minimize and replacement tires are indicated. Same goes for your dental work (luckily it doesn’t go out as quickly as our tires)👍🏼Here are some key components to help prolong your dental work👇🏼
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.Give some extra love to it. Make sure you are brushing and FLOSSING around any and all work that has been done. (I tend to floss 3-4x in the areas where I have fillings)❤️
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.FLUORIDE! Our teeth have natural mechanisms to resist bacteria but many of our materials do not. Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel around your dental work to help prevent bacteria from causing new cavities (cavities under dental work=new work needed)💪🏼
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.Know HOW to take care of your work. For instance, the picture above is of the preparations for a bridge🌉If this is you, you essentially have a floating tooth in the middle. To ensure proper care, you must be flossing or @waterpik underneath your bridge so the teeth adjacent to the floating tooth aren’t compromised by pesky bacteria👾
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.Questions? Ask away or seek answers from your friendly, neighborhood dentist!👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️
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.#monday #myth #fact #yogidentist #yogi #dentist #dentista #dentistry #dental #werk #week #mondayblues #smile #teeth #tooth #bridge #car #tires #care #health #healthy #yoga

04/23/2018

.#MythMonday comin at you with some GoT dental facts
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.MYTH: “Fluoride is dumb”
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.FACT: Where my Game of Thrones fans at??! Think of your enamel as THE WALL and the fluoride as THE KNIGHTS WATCH⚔️ THE WALL alone helps keep out the WHITE WALKERS (bacteria) 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️but THE WALL + THE KNIGHTS WATCH stand a much better chance at protecting all that is living on the other side (i.e. like the nerve of your tooth). But remember, the DRAGON 🐉 that is poor diet &/or poor oral hygiene can tear down THE WALL, no matter the defenses that are put in place 🤺
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.Do you think the Mother of Dragons flosses everyday? 🧝🏻‍♀️🐲
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.#monday #GOT #gameofthrones #hbo #show #tv #yogidentist #dragon #dentist #dentista #dental #teeth #tooth #smile #health #thewall #whitewalkers #theknightswatch #entertainment #motherofdragons #earthday #healthy

04/20/2018

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.Hi there! Tell me: Are you missing teeth? Has this affected your abilities to chew and enjoy food like you used to back in the good ole days? Are you noticing your other teeth shifting because of that dang tooth you just had to get pulled? Don’t worry my friends, you are in luck! 👍🏼
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.Our mouths were divinely made to have a specific number of teeth for proper function, aesthetic, and health. Our teeth are like books on a bookshelf, 📚holding one another in line, relying on each other for support. When we pull a tooth (or teeth), the other teeth are very sad to lose their mate and begin to shift and move, searching for it’s long lost partner(s) in crime. 👯‍♀️ The effects include but are not limited to: cavities, gum infection, bone loss, decreased biting force, pain, & sadness 😿
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.Ok cool, doc. But what do I do? .Glad you asked 😉
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.Dentistry provides a number of replacement options specific to your mouth, your teeth, and your bone levels. Dental implants are our gold standard for replacement as they behave and require care similar to your natural teeth. They are used for a multitude of reasons from replacing one missing tooth alllllll the way to being the support in replacing your entire grill🔩
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.Any questions? Comment👇🏼, DM📥, book a appt📕 with me or your friendly neighborhood dentist!👩🏻‍⚕️
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