Alamo Springs Dental Blog

COVID-19 and Gum Disease: What You Should Know

February 3, 2021

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an up-close look at a person’s teeth and red gums

Although seeing your dentist in Alamo Ranch right now may seem like a risky idea, the truth is that your oral health could significantly worsen if left untreated, putting you at potential risk for COVID-19. Because the mouth and body are closely connected, an infection that develops in the soft tissue (gum disease) can cause inflammation and weaken the body’s immune system. Read on to learn more about the connection between periodontal disease and COVID-19 and what you can do to keep your smile healthy and your body free of this highly contagious virus.


Why You Should Be Smiling After Undergoing Cosmetic Dentistry

January 18, 2021

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a young woman stands outside smiling because she’s happy

Do you find yourself smiling more these days? One of the great benefits of cosmetic dentistry is the fact that you’ll want to show off your new and improved teeth and gums to those around you. Equipped with a new sense of self and confidence, the happier, more joyful you may find that your decision to pursue dental treatment is positively impacting your life in other ways. Read the following article to learn how a healthy, beautiful smile can make a big difference in your day-to-day life.


How Often Should You Clean Your Toothbrush Holder?

January 8, 2021

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Multiple toothbrushes sitting upright in holders on a bathroom countertop

Do you regularly clean your toothbrush holder in Alamo Ranch? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “no.” Unfortunately, this particular item as well as others in your bathroom can create harmful bacteria that can negatively impact your oral health. Hear from a local dentist who explains which objects you should take the time to thoroughly clean if you want to avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.


Why It’s Best to Replace Your Metal Fillings

December 10, 2020

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a digital image of a row of teeth, each with a metal filling

In the past, traditional amalgam was the go-to material for dental fillings. Although effective at keeping bacteria out, these restorative treatments, which are still used today, do little to conceal an individual’s dental work and are known to contain high levels of mercury, which is toxic and can enter into the bloodstream. No matter how many fillings you currently have, it’s time to listen to a dental professional who explains why it’s necessary to replace metal fillings in Alamo Ranch with a restoration that is safer and more aesthetically pleasing.


3 Natural Ways to Prevent Cavities

October 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — alamosprings @ 7:46 pm
an up-close image of a woman pointing to her smile

While you can expect your dentist in Alamo Ranch to recommend preventive treatments (i.e. dental checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatment, dental sealants) to combat tooth decay and gum disease, you’ll be pleased to know there are more natural ways of accomplishing a cavity-free smile, too. The following article explains three unique remedies you can use at home to prevent this common problem as well as what to do if a cavity already exists.


Can I Expect Natural Results with Dermal Fillers?

September 20, 2020

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a person receiving a dermal filler injection near their eye

There are two types of fine lines and wrinkles: those that move when creating facial expressions and those that remain in place, sunken into the skin. If you are living with the latter, you may inquire about a solution that can remedy these age-defining areas without causing your face to appear “fake” or “overdone.” Fortunately, dermal filler results in Alamo Ranch are natural, giving you a healthier aesthetic that turns back the clock with ease. Read on to learn more about dermal fillers and what you can expect to see when finished with treatment.


From Toddler to Teen: How Your Child’s Dental Habits Change with Age

July 15, 2020

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a little girl wearing a green robe and brushing her teeth in the bathroom

In what will seem like no time at all, your child will morph from a toddler and into a teenager. While many physical, emotional, and mental changes will occur, so will their habits, more specifically, their brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine. It might appear as if they don’t need to change how they care for their teeth but as soon as those baby teeth fall out and are replaced with permanent, adult teeth, the game changes. Hear from a dentist in Alamo Ranch who can explain what changes will likely occur with each developmental stage your child enters and what you can do to help them along the way.


A Dentist Answers 5 Common Concerns of Patients Most At-Risk for COVID-19

July 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — alamosprings @ 12:44 pm
an elderly woman wearing a red sweater and staring out the window with her mask on

Are you preparing to see your dentist in Alamo Ranch? Do you worry because you are considered “at-risk” that you might contract a harmful virus that could cause you to become ill? Will you be okay if you postpone your dental checkup and cleaning another few months? You are not alone in wondering about your health when leaving the house. This is why your dentist is going above and beyond to not only provide a safe and secure environment for all patients, but they are also taking the time to address the common concerns of individuals most at-risk for contracting COVID-19. Read on to find out what your dental professional has to say.


5 Ways Your Dentist is Keeping Your Health and Safety in Mind

June 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — alamosprings @ 2:23 am
a female dentist wearing gloves, a face mask, and protective eyewear before a patient arrives

Are you ready to see your dentist in Alamo Ranch for a regular checkup but are still worried about the cleanliness of their office? You’re not alone in your thinking; however, your dental team doesn’t want this concern to keep you from getting the care you need. But how can you know it’s safe? To offer you reassurance and better peace of mind, here are 5 ways your dentist is preparing your upcoming visit.


How to Support Equality While Living in San Antonio

June 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — alamosprings @ 5:54 pm
a couple standing behind a bakery counter holding a sign that reads “OPEN”

As if the last few months have not been difficult enough with COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout the world, the recent events surrounding racial injustice are causing people all over the globe to rise and stand in solidarity with the black community. With protests occurring in cities throughout the United States, many individuals are wondering how else they can show they care. A recent article in San Antonio Magazine shared a list of black-owned businesses to support in San Antonio, one of which is your very own Alamo Springs Dental! If you’re interested in spending your money at other minority-owned establishments, here are a few to consider.  

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