Countless individuals wish they had straighter, more attractive teeth. For years, going to a dentist or orthodontist was the only way to accomplish that. In recent years, however, mail-order clear aligners have skyrocketed in popularity. Patients are attracted to these plans because they cost less than in-office treatments and do not require regular office visits. So, then, what is the downside to mail-order aligners? In September 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed against Smile Direct Club, a popular clear aligner service. Let’s talk about why the lawsuit was filed and how you can determine the best way to straighten your smile.
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January 12, 2020
December 17, 2019
The holiday season is here, and that means you should be spending quality time with your friends and family. Do you know what it shouldn’t mean? Sitting in the dental chair. However, many people are careless about their oral health around the holidays and end up having to pay their dentist a holiday visit. Luckily, a dentist is here with five tips for keeping your teeth healthy this time of year.
December 2, 2019
Although many of us are taught as kids to wash our hands before dinner, it’s important to remember that germs don’t care what time of day it is. Clean hands help keep you from getting sick. Since the first week of December is National Handwashing Awareness Week, what better time to learn about how to keep your hands (and also your mouth) clean? A dentist is here to talk more about how to celebrate this week in style.
October 13, 2019
Every year when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, millions of people lose billions of dollars in dental insurance benefits. If this sounds shocking to you, you’re not alone. Most people are completely unaware that they’ll potentially lose lots of money in benefits once 2020 rolls around. To make sure your benefits aren’t wasted this year, a dentist is here to talk about how to make the most of your insurance plan before the end of 2019.
September 14, 2019
When necessary, removing problem teeth can greatly benefit your oral health by preventing problems such as impaction, crowding and alignment issues, and infections. And, since many people don’t have enough room in their mouths, wisdom teeth extractions are commonly needed. One complication that can occur with extractions is dry socket. Fortunately, however, it only occurs in an estimated 1.8% of patients. And, while dry socket can be uncomfortable, there are ways to either prevent it altogether or effectively treat it. Keep reading to learn more about this condition, including how long it lasts and what you can do about it!
August 26, 2019
About half of the general population of the United States has some significant, undiagnosed level of gum disease. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s no big deal. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can weaken the structures supporting your teeth and even cause tooth loss. It has also been linked to several other health issues that aren’t just in your mouth. Let’s look at 4 problems unexpected health problems that can occur when you don’t get gum disease therapy in San Antonio in time.
July 17, 2019
Diabetes – a condition where the body can’t control its blood sugar levels – is very common. In fact, some people might have it without even realizing it! You shouldn’t let it go undetected for too long, however; many studies have found that untreated diabetes can lead to further issues such as gum disease in San Antonio – or even worse, heart attacks. Learn more about this surprising link and why you should be extremely mindful of your overall health.
May 11, 2019
You’re jealous of the blinding white smiles that you always see in advertisements or on TV; you want to be able to show off your own teeth with that much confidence, but a lifetime of drinking coffee has left them stained. You’ve been thinking of seeing a cosmetic dentist in San Antonio, but it can be nerve-wracking to ask someone to make extensive changes to the appearance of your teeth. Fortunately, a great cosmetic dentist will often have prepared a way for you to judge the quality of their work. Learn how you can use before-and-after photos to judge cases similar to your own.
April 6, 2019
The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that more than 54,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal (throat) cancer this year. Oral cancer will be to blame for more than 13,500 deaths. Unfortunately, oral cancer is often fatal not because it is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late. That’s why a screening for oral cancer in San Antonio is conducted at each dental checkup.
March 25, 2019
March is National Nutrition Month, and you may not have considered that your diet can affect more than just your physical health. Good nutrition is key to a long prosperous life and can influence your oral health. In this week’s blog, your dentist in San Antonio discusses nutrition that can preserve your gums and keep your smile bright! Read on to learn about some foods that will promote a healthier you. (more…)