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The Comfortable Path to Straighter Teeth

Over the last 10 years, a removable and nearly invisible method for straightening teeth has been developed with the aid of computer technology.  Our San Antonio cosmetic dentistry office has taken advantage of the development and is happy to offer you the Invisalign treatment.  The metal braces and rubber bands of old that made teeth ache to an unbearable degree and looked unattractive are no ...

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How do I Fix Bad Breath?

Having bad breath can be embarrassing and frustrating. Brushing your teeth, gums and tongue sometimes just don't cut the bad breath blues. A dentist or cosmetic dentist can help you determine the cause of bad breath if you cannot figure it out on your own. While you might think that changing your toothpaste will fix your stinky breath; toothpastes and mouthwashes are sometimes just a cover-up, ...

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Growing Up Means Super Strong Muscles, Not Super Strong Teeth

Without our teeth, we would struggle to eat, talk, and even drink. Without teeth, our facial profiles would be off kilter, our verbal conversation would be lacking and our ability to consume food would be greatly compromised. While you might not think that your teeth would ever fail you—at least not until you are a minimum of 95 years old—teeth, if treated poorly, can fail you, causing more ...

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Leading Causes of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Tooth Discoloration

In the last entry of our San Antonio Cosmetic Dentistry blog entitled, Why Teeth Don't Stay White Forever On Their Own, we explored the topic of intrinsic and extrinsic stains and how a qualified dentist who does cosmetic dentistry, such as Dr. John Moore, can help brighten up a smile suffering from either or both of those issues.  Now it’s time to turn our attention to delving deeper into the ...

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Why Teeth Don’t Stay White Forever on Their Own

Just about everyone wishes they had whiter teeth; and why not?  Of course, your teeth’s enamel is naturally white before being put through the rigors of years of daily wear and tear. Over time, the enamel breaks down and the yellow dentin behind your enamel shows through, which can in turn make people extremely self-conscious of them when smiling.  Everyone wants to have a nice smile that ...

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Proper Oral Health for Toddlers and Children

  Oral health care professionals and dentists agree that the foundations for proper adult oral health begin with proper infant and early childhood oral health. It’s never too early to start an oral health regimen with children to help protect developing teeth and gums, prevent future cosmetic dental work. To help parents and guardians plan an oral health regimen appropriate for their ...

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Knowing When to Toss the Toothbrush

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Canker Sores Management -Health Tips From Your San Antonio General Dentist

As a long term San Antonio dentist, I get all kinds of questions. One thing that dental patients sometime ask about is canker sores. Aphthous ulcers, or canker sores, is an autoimmune disorder that has many poorly understood triggering factors that are different from patient to patient; thus no product or technique is universally effective on all patients. Prevention is key when it comes to ...

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The Secret to Brushing your Teeth Correctly

Experienced dentists, like San Antonio general dentist, Dr. John Moore, always suggest that it is best to brush and floss your teeth after every meal, because in order to maintain proper oral hygiene, it is important to make sure that your teeth are clean and that no food particles become trapped beneath the gums and teeth. This is to ensure that plaque does not build up and cause cavities—or ...

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Get Rid of your Teeth Whitening Fears, Once and For All

Everybody wants to have a snazzy smile, and the confidence that comes with it. After all, your smile is the first thing that people will notice about you, so why wouldn’t you want to make that impression great? Good dental hygiene, combined with making regular visits to your San Antonio dentist can help, but sometimes you just want your teeth to be whiter. You may have heard that whitening ...

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