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Why is fluoride offered at each cleaning visit???

We offer fluoride to all of our patients, children and adults, at each teeth cleaning visit to help prevent cavities and to reduce tooth sensitivity. Fluoride helps strengthen the tooth's enamel, making it more resistant to acids and bacteria, which means less tooth decay or cavities. Fluoride also reduces tooth sensitivity on roots that are exposed due to gum recession, clenching and ...

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Beryllium: The silent killer

Beryllium is a hard, silvery-white metal that is added to base metal alloys for use in dental crowns, bridges and partial denture frameworks. Beryllium has a very high melting point at 2349 degrees Fahrenheit and is very light in weight. The combination of its lightweight and high melting point, make it valuable for making metal alloys. With beryllium’s chemical properties and cheaper price, ...

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Head and Neck Radiation and how it affects dental health

Dental Care After Head & Neck Radiation Therapy Radiation to the head and neck area comes with a few side effects. One of the most critical ones are the temporary and permanent changes that occur in the mouth. Temporary Changes Temporary changes that occur after treatment disappear a few weeks after radiation is complete. These changes may cause some discomfort and make it difficult to eat ...

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A few FACTS about Invisalign…

Have you ever wanted to straighten your teeth but just the idea of wearing those ugly braces makes you just deal with your smile? Now you can finally get the straight teeth you have always wanted in LESS time and with INVISIBLE braces. The technology of Invisalign has been around for over thirteen years and over ONE MILLION patients have been treated with Invisalign. At Cosmetic Dental Associates ...

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Overbite Vs. Underbite

If your upper teeth are covering most or all of your lower teeth, then you have an overbite.  An overbite is a condition where the front teeth overlap the lower teeth excessively.  A little overbite, however, is normal and actually optimal.  Your upper teeth should cover one third of your lower teeth, about 3-5 mm.  Anything over that is too much and can cause excessive wear of your lower ...

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Tooth Sensitivity After A Filling:

Filling a cavity is a basic dental treatment that is relatively pain-free; however, some patients may experience discomfort after a filling. One reason for this is the patient’s bite may be a high. This means that the restoration or the filling on the tooth is placed higher than where the patient’s tooth was originally. After a few days of biting on a high occlusion or a high bite, teeth will ...

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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Twice a year cleanings are more important now than ever because not only do we check the health of you gums and conditions of your teeth, we also screen for oral cancer by looking at your entire oral cavity for any signs of abnormal tissues.  Cancer, when found at an early stage, is easier to treat, and here at CDA, we care about the overall health of our patients by providing visual exams at ...

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Why do I have a dark spot on my tooth?

Dark spots on teeth can be from a variety of reasons including: Cavities: Cavities occur when the bacteria in your mouth feed on sugars and carbohydrates and produce acids that cause decay. Tooth decay can affect all parts of the tooth, including the enamel, dentin and pulp. Food debris, food stains and decay products cause the dark color. San Antonio dentist Dr. John Moore will remove all the ...

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Do you have bad breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by a variety of reasons. Whatever factor causing the halitosis may be one thing is for sure, it is unpleasant for you and those in your immediate environment. It could be the sign of something serious, or that you might need a simple cleaning. Whatever the case may be, the American Dental Association has supplied us with information on this ...

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Pucker Up San Antonio!

  Make a date. Our doctors and dental hygienists are very experienced at detecting and treating gum disease. Schedule an appointment now for an examination and gum evaluation. Remember, it is recommended to get a professional cleaning every 6 months. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, CDA is a highly experienced General Dentist office in San Antonio using cosmetic dentistry ...

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