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IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19

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Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

December 17, 2020

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Closeup of broken denture in woman's hands

When you hear the words “dental emergency,” what comes to mind? For many patients, it’s cracked teeth, lost fillings, and painful toothaches. And while all of these are common examples, other (not so painful) occurrences are classified as dental emergencies as well, like broken dentures. After all, even a small crack can prevent you from smiling, chewing, and even speaking clearly. With this in mind, read on to learn what to do if you find yourself with a broken denture in North Central San Antonio.

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3 Reasons Mail-Order Aligners May Not Be the Best Choice

November 10, 2020

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 Invisalign aligner trays sitting in a blue protective case

If you watch television or use social media, you may have seen ads for mail-in dental aligners. They typically have 3 key steps:

  1. You purchase a dental impression kit, make an impression of your teeth and mail it in.
  2. The company scans your impressions and creates a treatment plan for you.
  3. You receive your aligners in the mail and start your treatment.

Sounds simple enough, right? But there are many needs that a mail-order treatment plan cannot provide. If you are planning to get clear aligners to straighten your teeth, here are a few reasons you should get Invisalign in North Central San Antonio from your dentist rather than using mail-in aligners.

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How to Prevent Halloween From Becoming a Scary Time for Your Teeth

October 28, 2020

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Family smiling during Halloween festivities at home

Halloween is known for fun costumes, spooky décor, and lots and lots of candy! In fact, the average American consumes over three pounds of candy this time of year. So, it’s not surprising that cases of tooth decay and cavities spike around this “spooktacular” holiday. Fortunately, you can help protect your smile by implementing the below tips from a cosmetic dentist in North Central San Antonio!

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How Dangerous Can a Toothache Be?

August 11, 2020

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Man needing to see emergency dentist in North Central San Antonio

Having a toothache may not seem like a big deal. The unfortunate thing about them is that they don’t normally just go away on their own and can be quite serious, especially if you leave them untreated. In fact, if you have an infected tooth that isn’t attended to by your dentist, it could easily spread to other areas in the body and even be life-threatening! Read on to learn the signs of a tooth infection so you know when you should head to your emergency dentist in North Central San Antonio.

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4 Ways You Can Practice Social Distancing at Your Dental Visit

June 24, 2020

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Woman sitting in her car

When COVID-19 hit, the world as we knew it changed. Within a matter of weeks, face masks were routine, stay-at-home orders were in place, and trips to the grocery store were a luxury. Perhaps one of the biggest changes was the implementation of social distancing. In fact, the CDC and WHO have reinforced its importance so much so that virtually everywhere you go there are measures in place to make the 6-foot distance a practical reality. If you are wondering how you can practice social distancing at your next dental appointment, your dentist in North Central San Antonio is here to help.

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Hands Up: How Your Dental Team Keeps Them Clean in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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North Central San Antonio dentist washing their hands in COVID-19

The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to limit your exposure to it and wash your hands regularly. Hand hygiene has always been especially important in dentistry since a dentist’s hands come in close proximity to all their patients’ mouths. To keep themselves and their patients healthy when administering dental treatment in COVID-19, your dental team is adding even more precautions to their ambitious hand hygiene routines. Here’s how your North Central San Antonio dentist is keeping their hands clean and germ-free to keep you healthy during COVID-19.

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How to Maintain Oral Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 5, 2020

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Dentist in North Central San Antonio speaking to a patient.

Staying inside can be difficult during a quarantine, but local health officials have been pushing social distancing and other measures for many weeks now in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While your favorite restaurant may currently be closed, you’ll also find that dental practices are largely not operating either, with the exception of emergency dental care. If you’re wondering why dental offices have decided to limit visits and what you can do to protect your oral health until you can visit, keep reading to hear from a dentist in North Central San Antonio!

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Do You Suffer From Jaw Pain? Find Out How TMJ Treatment Can Help

November 8, 2019

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Man touching his jaw jointsWithout a healthy temporomandibular joint (otherwise known as the TMJ or jaw joint), your quality of life can be affected on a daily basis. Being unable to chew hard or tough foods, yawn, or even laugh without discomfort is a constant reminder that something is not quite right with your jaws. And since these issues are usually chronic and ongoing, they often make it difficult to feel happy and healthy each day. But there is good news: TMJ treatment in North Central San Antonio can help! In honor of TMJ Awareness Month, below you will find helpful information about the effective, non-surgical treatment options for this challenging condition.

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Eek! 3 Dental Hygiene Tips to Help Your Smile Survive Halloween

October 15, 2019

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It’s October—time to explore haunted houses, wear scary costumes, and enjoy one of the most candy-focused holidays of the year. If you aren’t taking proper care of your teeth, you’ll have a smile that is truly terrifying even after Halloween is over. Coincidentally, October is also National Dental Hygiene Month, which means that now is the perfect opportunity to learn about the importance of your oral hygiene and how you can keep your pearly whites healthy. In this post, you get plenty of dental hygiene tips in North Central San Antonio. (more…)

Learn What Can Happen to Your Body if You Allow Gum Disease to Go Untreated

September 3, 2019

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A woman sitting in the dentist chair smilingSince September is National Gum Care Month, more and more dentists are encouraging their patients to take better care of their gums. These soft tissues in your mouth are susceptible to many different diseases and can easily become infected if not properly treated. The connection between the mouth and body make it so that when gum disease in North Central San Antonio is present, bigger problems can arise within the body, causing serious issues for your overall well-being. Find out more about this common, yet, harmful condition and what you should do to keep your gum health in check. (more…)

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