Comal Dental Blog

How to Stop Red Wine from Staining Your Teeth This Holiday Season

January 17, 2023

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A glass of red wine being poured

Nothing goes with a holiday dinner like red wine. It’s a drink that pairs uniquely well with both savory entrees and spending time with relatives. However, this drink can also pose significant hazards to your oral health, namely in its ability to stain your teeth. If you want to be able to enjoy a glass of wine with your holiday dinner, here’s how you can do that without discoloring your smile.


Tips to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving for Your Teeth

November 4, 2022

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people drinking red wine during holidays

Getting together with your family and friends for a vast array of delicious foods, what could be better? Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of many, but to your teeth, it is a journey with concerning, yet avoidable, threats. With some sound decision-making, you can ensure a healthy Thanksgiving for your teeth. Keep reading to get tips from your dentist in New Braunfels.


Can You Get Dental Implants If You’re Pregnant?

October 20, 2022

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Pregnant woman with hands on stomachEvery tooth is crucial for a healthy, beautiful smile. Dental professionals recommend replacing a lost tooth quickly to prevent bone loss and other oral health problems. A dental implant is the most reliable method of treating a missing tooth. As the only treatment to replicate the root and crown, it creates a nearly perfect replica of a real tooth. Most people with good oral and general health are candidates for the procedure, but dental implants during pregnancy can be risky. Although it’s safe to visit a dentist while you’re pregnant, it’s not the best time to get a dental implant. Here’s why you should wait until after your little bundle of joy arrives. 


4 Reasons You Should Soak Your Dentures

September 14, 2022

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Hand holding upper dentureYou rely on your dentures for eating, speaking, and feeling confident about your appearance. You can’t go without your teeth, and you won’t have to if you care for them properly. Although dentures need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years, you can get the most from your investment and prolong their lifespan by keeping your pearly whites clean. Brushing them isn’t enough. Here are 4 reasons why soaking dentures is vital for their life expectancy and your health.


Is Vitamin D Necessary for Dental Implant Success?

August 15, 2022

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Vitamin D rich foodsHealthcare professionals recommend spending at least 20 minutes outside every day to ensure you’re receiving enough vitamin D for a healthy immune system. However, did you know it’s also important if you’re considering dental implants? At least 42% of adult Americans are deficient in the vitamin, which means there’s a chance you may not be a candidate for dental implants. Here’s what you can do to boost your chance of getting dental implants by spending more time outdoors.


Do Dental Implants Stain Like Real Teeth?

June 15, 2022

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Steaming cup of coffeeA dental implant is unlike any other tooth replacement because it recreates both the root and crown. This provides a nearly perfect replica of a real tooth to look and feel natural. As the most successful method for treating tooth loss, they can last for decades. You don’t want anything to compromise your investment over the years, like stains or discoloration. Although dental implants don’t stain like your enamel, don’t stop brushing or flossing. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your smile always looks its best.


3 Most Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

May 3, 2022

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 Football player wearing red uniformSports are a great way to stay fit and active, especially if you aren’t a fan of going to the gym. Unfortunately, you may be placing your smile at risk of serious damage if you aren’t wearing an athletic mouthguard. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. Although it can happen to anyone, athletes have a higher risk. Whether riding a bike or playing football, here are the top 3 dental emergencies for athletes and what you can do to safeguard your smile. 


5 Things to Expect at an Emergency Dental Visit

April 13, 2022

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Woman in pain at emergency dentistNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but it’s more common than you might realize. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. If you need a dentist in a hurry, you might be a little anxious about the road ahead. Don’t worry, your dental team is there to help. Here are 5 things you can expect during your emergency dental visit.


Does Dental Sensitivity Require Emergency Care?

March 21, 2022

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person with tooth sensitivity holding their cheek

Every morning, you brew a fresh cup of coffee to start your day out on a good note. One morning when taking the first sip, you experience a jolt of pain. You didn’t do anything differently when making your favorite morning beverage, so what could be causing this sudden discomfort? Read on to learn about a few common causes of tooth sensitivity as well as whether it warrants an emergency visit to the dentist.


Tips for Flossing Around Your Dental Implants

March 9, 2022

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woman flossing her dental implants in New Braunfels

While there are several treatments out there for replacing missing teeth, none are more effective and long-lasting than dental implants. Not only can they restore 80% or more of your chewing power, but they also preserve your jawbone health and avoid further tooth loss! As long as you practice good oral hygiene, you can expect your restorations to last several decades to a lifetime. This means flossing between your dental implants will be just as crucial as brushing them in the long run. Keep reading to learn why this is essential for your restorations and tips on how to floss properly.

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