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What Everybody Ought to Know About Smoking and Your Dental Health

Over 24.8 million men and 21.1 Million women in the United States smoke cigarettes. It is a well-known fact that smoking kills, in fact someone dies every 8 seconds from tobacco use.  But how does tobacco affect you when you are still alive? San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. John Moore lists some of the side effects of smoking below… Black Hairy Tongue: Occurs when the papillae (bumps on the ...

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We’re Your Eco-Friendly San Antonio General Dentist

In case you haven’t heard, our San Antonio dental office has gone green! In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we’ve ceased using traditional x-rays (in fact, we did that back in 2006), and have incorporated digital imaging into our office. By going digital, we have lowered the total amount of harmful lead foils and x-ray fixers that are required to develop old films, from being ...

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Smile Easier, Knowing cosmetic dentistry at our San Antonio Dentist office is Amalgam-Free

There are numerous reasons why cosmetic dentistry at our San Antonio general dentist office is amalgam free, but the most important reason is that we don't want to expose our patients to large doses of mercury. Amalgam fillings or silver cavity fillings are the largest source of mercury for patients who have them and they continue to release mercury into the patient's body daily while eating, ...

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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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