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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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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Fun Facts from Your Dentist! China sets aside September 20th as a national holiday known as “Love Your Teeth Day." During the Middle Ages in Germany, you were advised to kiss a donkey in order to relieve your toothache. Lucy Hobbs was the first woman in the world to earn a D.D.S. degree from a dental school and become a certified dentist. The year was 1866 and the school was ...

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The only San Antonio Dentist with a full service lab.

Since 1986, Cosmetic Dental Associates has offered our clientele a truly unique approach to their dental needs by bringing together the latest in computer technologies and world class technicians. With more than 45 years combined laboratory experience, the art and science of spectacular, life-like teeth restorations has been elevated to new levels. This is why CDA is able to design, craft and ...

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Transform your smile in two visits!

Here at San Antonio Cosmetic Dental Associates our dentists are transforming smiles in only two visits. Our custom dental veneers are made of a tooth-like ceramic material, are contact lens thin and are placed over the original tooth. At CDA, we are one of only a few San Antonio dentists who have our ownin-office lab that allows us to create custom veneers and preserve your teeth, giving you a ...

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The Invisalign Revolution

Invisalign was founded in 1997, and has treated more than one million patients worldwide. This revolution has changed the face of orthodontics, as we know it. An Invisalign aligner is a clear plastic mouthpiece that is custom fitted to each individual for a specific movement of a person’s teeth. Technicians and dentists arrange teeth step by step to the desired location by sequencing the ...

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