Will Your Dental Insurance Cover an Urgent Emergency Visit?

March 21, 2024

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A patient looking at a dental insurance form

A dental emergency is a hard thing to handle alone. After all, it’ll leave you worrying about lost teeth, ruined smiles, or worse. That said, you also shouldn’t have to worry about whether insurance can foot the bill. Luckily, it’s easy to address that concern before your trip to the dentist. To that end, here’s a primer on why dental insurance can cover an emergency visit.


Popular Holiday Drinks That Are Bad for Your Teeth

December 20, 2023

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Two cups of eggnog on a wooden tableThe holidays are full of many mouth-watering foods that can increase your risk of cavities. Sweet treats aren’t the only threat to your dental health. Here are 3 popular seasonal drinks you should avoid and what you can do to keep your mouth healthy.


Dental Delay: How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

November 14, 2023

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Gloved hands polishing dentures with dental tool

Dentures are the tried-and-true method for refurbishing your smile after edentulism (tooth loss). They fit over your gums and allow you to eat and speak more normally, improving your daily quality of life. If you’re considering dentures, it’s natural to have questions about the process of being fitted for them. Many patients ask how long it takes so they know when to get started. If you’re curious, keep reading to find the answer!


Braving the Chair: Understanding and Conquering Dental Anxiety

October 13, 2023

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A girl in a dentist’s chair suffering from dental anxiety

It’s a strange phenomenon—being anxious to go to the dentist. After all, dentists are very kind people who have made their careers by helping their patients. Still, many people across the world suffer from dental anxiety and rely on sedation dentistry to see them through their appointments. So, why do people not go to the dentist even if they should?

Continue reading to learn how dental anxiety often forms and what you can do to help ease your mind.


How Do Dentures Affect What I Can Eat?

August 25, 2023

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Dentures can be an excellent way to replace missing teeth that allow a patient to eat foods that were previously inedible. However, as fantastic and lifelike as they are, they cannot provide the same biting and chewing force as natural teeth. Some research finds that patients with dentures have less sufficient nutrition than the general population. Here’s why dentures might make it difficult for a patient to eat properly and how implant-supported dentures can resolve these issues.


Can Swimming in a Pool Harm Teeth?

June 30, 2023

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An elderly couple swimming in a pool

Given the recent heat, you’ve likely been swimming. The activity can certainly cool you off from these record highs. The next time you take a dip, though, exercise more caution. Swimming in a pool can hurt your teeth if you aren’t careful. That said, reducing this oral risk is possible with the right practices. Your New Braunfels dentist will even tell you about them. So, here’s a summary of chlorine in pools, how it affects teeth, and ways to protect your smile from it.


Happy Mother’s Day: 4 Dentist-Approved Gifts for Mom

May 3, 2023

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family celebrating Mother’s Day

The mothers in your life do so much. Their loving smile can brighten your day. They give so much and usually get little in return—what can you do to make Mother’s Day special for these special women?

Although you can get mom some flowers and a heartfelt card, there are other gifts that can help her feel appreciated and loved. Keep reading to learn about four dentist-approved gift ideas to help her smile stay happy and strong.


5 Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Hygienist

April 4, 2023

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Female dental hygienist smilingAlthough brushing and flossing are effective at preventing cavities and gum disease, they aren’t enough to keep your smile healthy. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist is invaluable to your oral health, but your dental hygienist is equally important. They are more than just a smiling face in the office. They must complete a dental hygienist program, which can take 2-4 years. Their training and experience are assets to your oral health. Here are 5 reasons to appreciate your dental hygienist.


Dental Implants: A Worthwhile Tooth Replacement Option

March 2, 2023

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When it comes to replacing teeth, perhaps no other tooth-restoration solution can even rival dental implants; they’re fully capable of restoring lost pearly whites in terms of look, feel, and functionality. This is an undeniably good thing—yet some people are still a little hesitant to commit to dental implants, let alone any type of dental treatment, due to concerns about cost. That said, you should know that dental implants are absolutely worth their price point! Here’s more from your dentist about why you shouldn’t think twice to restore your smile with dental implants.


Can a Dental Implant Replace a Front Tooth?

February 3, 2023

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Man with a missing front toothNothing is worse than losing a front tooth. No one wants a gap to be the focal point of their smile. Thankfully, you have many options to replace a missing tooth, like a dental implant. It’s unlike any other treatment because it recreates both the root and the crown. It will look and feel natural, so you won’t think twice before showing off your pearly whites. Here’s why a dental implant is worth the investment.


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