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How Long Will My Root Canal Take?

August 19, 2022

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A patient receiving a root canal in San Antonio

If you’re getting root canal therapy, you probably have many concerns. You might wonder whether a root canal hurts or what’s involved in the procedure. One of your biggest questions, though, is likely how long it’ll take. After all, your treatment time and recovery will impact your schedule in the coming days. Luckily, your local dentist is here with an answer. Read on to learn the time factors involved in a root canal with a San Antonio dentist.


Is Activated Charcoal Safe for Teeth Whitening?

August 18, 2022

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Activated charcoal tooth powder, a product sometimes used for teeth whitening

Activated charcoal has gotten popular lately as a DIY teeth whitener. Blogs and social media say it lets you whiten teeth while saving money. Some stores even sell whitening products with it. However, this charcoal isn’t as great as its supporters claim. In fact, you’re better off seeing a dental professional if you want a white smile. Read on to learn about activated charcoal, its risks, and why to see a dentist for teeth whitening in San Antonio.


What Are Common Myths About Dentures?

July 4, 2022

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mature man smiling with dentures

Bulls get angry when they see the color red. You’ll get cramps if you go swimming right after you eat. The Great Wall of China is the only manmade structure visible from space. A penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building could kill someone. While you may have heard at least one of the aforementioned statements before and accepted it as fact, those are all myths. On a similar note, despite millions of Americans relying on them, there is no shortage of denture myths out there. Read on as your dentist exposes some falsehoods about dentures in San Antonio.


4 Things You Should Know Before Getting Porcelain Veneers

June 4, 2022

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Woman receiving porcelain veneers from her dentist.

If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, your situation isn’t hopeless! Fortunately, incredible cosmetic treatment options like porcelain veneers are available to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. That said, you might have a few questions about porcelain veneers before you’re willing to commit to them. Keep reading to learn more about four facts that everyone should know before receiving porcelain veneers.


How to Choose the Toothbrush That’s Right for You

May 9, 2022

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person choosing between manual and electric toothbrush in San Antonio

Whenever you walk down the oral care aisle at your local pharmacy, you might be wondering why there are so many types of toothbrushes to choose from. How are they all different? Is one particular kind of toothbrush better than all of the others? How can you choose the toothbrush in San Antonio that’s best for your unique smile? With so many factors that come into play, trying to pick out your next toothbrush can be confusing. Read on as a dentist shares a few things you should consider when getting a new toothbrush.


What Are Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes?

April 24, 2022

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girl playing basketball

You see a lot of athletes wearing mouthguards, and the stats support that decision. After all, nearly half of all dental injuries are sports-related. Athletes are among the people at greatest risk of facing a dental emergency. About one out of every 10 players on a team will incur a dental or facial injury in a given season. Decades ago, it may have been viewed as inevitable, but these days people are more aware of the serious long-term health issues that can arise due to oral injuries. Keep reading to learn common examples of what can happen while playing sports from your emergency dentist in San Antonio, as well as how you can prevent them. 


What Are Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening?

April 4, 2022

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Woman brushing her teeth with charcoal

Discoloration of teeth happens over time, especially if you frequently partake in items like red wine, coffee, and tea. Even so, you probably still would like to flash a gleaming white smile instead of being self-conscious about the change. No wonder you see so many techniques online for DIY teeth whitening. Unfortunately, a lot of these “hacks” can put your oral health at risk. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of DIY whitening in San Antonio from your cosmetic dentist.


4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Teeth

March 8, 2022

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woman getting teeth spring cleaning in San Antonio

Now that it’s March, you might be planning on doing a thorough spring cleaning! From cleaning out your closet to dusting the countertops, there are plenty of ways to tidy up your living space to start the year off fresh. But have you considered updating your dental hygiene? Keep reading to learn four tips to smarten up your teeth cleaning routine this season.


Is Tooth Pain a Dental Emergency?

February 9, 2022

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person with tooth pain holding their cheek

Whether you’re out on the town with friends or catching up with loved ones over a home-cooked meal, tooth pain always seems to strike when you’re at the most inconvenient moments. There is a range of different things that can cause a toothache, some of which require immediate care and some that don’t. So that you know when your tooth requires prompt treatment, read on to learn about three types of toothaches that are urgent and five that aren’t.


Want a Healthier Smile? Here Are 5 Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2022

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2022 resolutions on desk next to glasses, coffee, and plant

Be honest… have you fallen out of the habit of flossing daily? Do you go on autopilot when you brush your teeth? Has it been more than six months since your last dental checkup and cleaning? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, don’t worry – there is no time like the present to create some new and healthy habits for 2022. If you are unsure where to begin, here are five New Year’s resolutions to help!

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