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Why a Dental Checkup is Necessary Before the First Day of School

August 8, 2020

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a little girl smiling while a dentist and dental hygienist check and clean her teeth

This year, kids and parents both have a lot on their minds. As the start of a new school year quickly approaches, the main question is whether it is best to pursue face-to-face instruction or keep them at home for virtual learning. While a dental professional may be unable to help in that particular area, they can ensure your little one’s smile is looking and feeling its best when they begin their first day. Discover why finding a practice that offers children’s dentistry in San Antonio and keeping regular dental checkups and cleanings will set your child up for success from day one.

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3 Reasons Not to Postpone Routine Visits With Your Dentist

July 31, 2020

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a dentist in San Antonio wearing proper PPE and sitting in a treatment room

With so much worry and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 crisis, many people are avoiding public areas at all costs. However, there’s one place you definitely don’t want to avoid, and that’s your dentist’s office. Your dentist in San Antonio is taking special precautionary measures to keep you safe during this time, because they don’t want your oral health declining at such a stressful point in time. Read on for three reasons you shouldn’t put your checkup and cleaning on the backburner due to COVID-19.

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5 Signs You Need to Call an Emergency Dentist

April 7, 2020

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older man with toothache who needs emergency dentist

Are you experiencing some out-of-the-ordinary dental problems, like a wiggly tooth or an on-again, off-again toothache? Are you worried that your symptoms might evolve into something more serious? Unfortunately, that is usually the case with oral health issues like toothaches. On the bright side, even during the coronavirus pandemic, your dentist is still open to treating dental problems like these. Here are some signs that you need to visit your dentist for emergency treatment.

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Should You Visit an Emergency Dentist During COVID-19 Lockdown?

March 14, 2020

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worried person calling their emergency dentistEven without a national pandemic going on, it can be difficult to tell when you have a problem that warrants a visit to an emergency dentist. Without the proper timely care, a small problem that isn’t currently causing you grave discomfort can turn into something more serious down the road. Read on to learn what services your emergency dentist is providing during COVID-19 and how you can tell if you need urgent treatment. (more…)

Trying To Correct a Bite Alignment Issue? Find Out Why Invisalign May Be Perfect!

February 11, 2020

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A woman who is using Invisalign clear braces is putting in a trayMost people are familiar with the words “overbite” and “underbite.” But what do they actually mean? These terms refer to problems with how the teeth come together (also called bite alignment or occlusion), and while they’re both fairly common, there are other types of alignment issues to be aware of. In this blog, you’ll find out why a proper bite is so important for your oral health and overall well-being, and how Invisalign clear braces can help. Learn more below!

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The Truth Behind the SmileDirectClub Lawsuit

January 12, 2020

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lawsuit paperwork

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 SmileDirectClub, a popular clear aligner service. Let’s talk about the lawsuit and what it means for you if you’re thinking about straightening your teeth.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays

December 17, 2019

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holiday party

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.

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How to Celebrate National Handwashing Awareness Week in Style

December 2, 2019

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person washing their hands

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.

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How to Maximize Your 2019 Dental Insurance Benefits Before They Expire

October 13, 2019

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dental insurance paper

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.

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How Long Does Dry Socket Last and How Is It Prevented and Treated?

September 14, 2019

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Dentist holding an extracted toothWhen 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!

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