Are you looking for an emergency dentist but you have no insurance? If you can’t afford a trip to the dentist, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over the past half century, the cost of dental care has … [Read More...]
Are Dental Sealants Necessary For Adults?
Dental sealants are often useful in children, especially those who still have trouble with maintaining proper dental hygiene routines or have a high-sugar diet. However, it is only a misconception that dental sealants are only necessary during childhood. In fact, age may have no impact at all on a patient’s need for a dental sealant. Sealants may be a necessary option for many adults who are considered high-risk for cavities or tooth decay. A dental sealant aims to cover indentions and … [Read more...]
Notch in Tooth Near Gum Line
Whether it’s discovered by a dentist or stumbled upon while brushing or flossing, many people notice a small notch, or dent, in their tooth near the gum line. This notch wears a number of different masks depending on the situation. For some people, the notch is large and causes sensitivity and pain. Some people find that the notch causes consistent pain or seems to have a cavity. For others, the notch goes easily unnoticed and is small enough not to pose cosmetic concerns. However, the severity … [Read more...]
Can the Dentist Tell You Smoke Weed?
Perhaps you’re worried about what your dentist may think of you. Maybe you’re terrified that he’ll tell your mother the real reason behind your increased appetite. Or, the studies that say marijuana causes paranoia are true and it’s just the joint that you smoked earlier. Whatever the reason, you’ve found yourself wondering “Can the dentist tell you smoke weed?” The short answer is no. As long as you don’t come in smelling like a skunk, they can’t tell. But you aren’t looking for a short … [Read more...]
Vital- Preventative Care for the Uninsured
Good dental insurance is very expensive and many students and families have to make do with very limited dental insurance or none at all. If you don't have dental coverage you must become FANATICAL about caring for your teeth. If you did not have medical insurance, would let a cut on your hand get infected and ignore it for month after month? Of course not. We don't let ourselves get dirty and grimy because its bad for our health. Well its a similar deal with your teeth. Here is what … [Read more...]
Dental Emergencies and How To Handle Them
Dental emergencies can be a frightening and painful experience. It’s extremely important that you not ignore a dental problem. Ignoring the problem will only increase the likelihood of permanent damage as well as the risk of needing extensive, and expensive, treatment. It’s not uncommon, however, for someone to be unsure about what counts as an emergency, what they can do to alleviate the issue or what to do if they have an emergency in the middle of the night. The goal of this article is help … [Read more...]
Emergency Dentist With No Insurance
Are you looking for an emergency dentist but you have no insurance? If you can’t afford a trip to the dentist, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over the past half century, the cost of dental care has consistently risen by nearly twice the average rate of inflation. The HRSA estimates that roughly 108 million Americans lack dental insurance. You may have found yourself wondering if there is any way to obtain free dental care for you and your family. It’s especially important to have your children … [Read more...]
Dental Plaque Defeated by Red Wine?
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that produce acid, stripping away the covering of the teeth and promoting gum disease and tooth loss. Dentists struggle with gum disease and it is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. I asked a San Antonio dentist one time that if I had to choose between brushing and flossing- which would he recommend? He commented that such a choice is going to be bad for my teeth either way, but in his estimation flossing was more important. Gum disease is a … [Read more...]
Have a Smile You Can Be Proud Of
While there are a number of fantastic restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures and tools out there to rejuvenate your smile, good dental care is really all preventative. After all, the popular adage says “the best offense is a good defense,” so why not defend and protect your smile? Dentists everywhere all agree that maintaining good home dental hygiene care is essential to the fight against gingivitis, gum disease, and other oral health dangers. But is the prevention of a confrontation … [Read more...]
Smile like a Secret Agent
Your mission, should you choose to accept it...is to give yourself a perfectly straight bite and smile. It is a completely straight-forward mission, allowing you to straighten your teeth in complete comfort and secrecy using a groundbreaking cosmetic dentistry tool called Invisalign invisible braces. What if someone were to tell you that it is possible to correct bite alignment problems without the use of bulky metal braces? Would you think it were possible, or just some sort of trick? Well, … [Read more...]
How to Prevent your Smile from becoming Scruffy Lookin’
“She might not seem like much but she's got it where it counts, kid.” You might remember this line coming from the mouth of Han Solo, or rather Harrison Ford, in Star Wars: A New Hope. But what would it mean in relation to dental hygiene or San Antonio cosmetic dentistry? When read in context these words are meant to illustrate that the appearance of Solo's ship does not match up to the ship's hidden value beneath the surface. This quote can be applied to a lot of things—including your smile. … [Read more...]