Advanced Dental Care of South Texas Blog

Valuing Your Veneers: 4 Tips to Maintain Them

May 4, 2024

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One of the first things people notice about you is the quality of your smile. If yours is riddled with aesthetic imperfections, it’s natural to feel anxious about what others might think of you. Fortunately, your dentist can mask minor flaws with cosmetic services like veneers. These thin, ceramic covers are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide any issues that detract from your appearance.

Although the porcelain shells are resilient and can resist chipping and stains, they are not invincible. It’s important to care for them correctly to get the most out of your investment. Continue reading to learn 4 ways to keep your veneers in great shape!


3 Ways to Know You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

February 7, 2024

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patient at dentist for wisdom teeth removal

Dubbed your third molars, wisdom teeth typically make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25, rounding out your set of pearly whites. While these teeth are a natural occurrence, it’s quite common for people to have them removed. This decision often stems from concerns such as overcrowding or various dental issues. Keep reading to explore three reasons why individuals undergo this procedure and how you can determine if your wisdom teeth require extraction.


5 Holiday Treats That Are Jolly for Your Tastebuds, But Not Your Teeth

November 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsouthtexas @ 5:31 pm
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This time of year is filled with festive drinks, delicious pies, and peppermint-flavored everything; it’s no wonder it’s earned the nickname “season of sugar!” To help keep your teeth strong and your gums infection-free, it’s important to be selective about the foods and drinks you indulge in. With this in mind, keep reading for five holiday treats that can hurt your teeth.


Just Scraping the Surface—Are Dental Cleanings Painful?

August 3, 2023

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Patient talking to their dentist

As you may know, dentists typically recommend coming in for preventive care at least twice a year. However, many people see their dentist less often than that, and some rarely go at all.

One of the nice things about dental care is that there’s never a bad time to start. However, some people are a little bit reticent to get back in the dental chair because they’re worried that their next dental cleaning will be a little bit uncomfortable.

Thankfully, you don’t have to worry much about that. Here’s what you should know.


Why Summer Could Be the Best Time to Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted

June 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsouthtexas @ 6:59 pm
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If anyone in your family is between the ages of 17 and 21, they may be due to receive their wisdom teeth soon – which means there’s a good chance that they might need a wisdom tooth extraction in the near future. For many people, summer can be an excellent time to have this procedure done. Here’s a brief review of why wisdom teeth often need to be removed, as well as the advantages of doing so around this time of year.