Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Alamo Ranch, TX

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Do you have questions about dental insurance coverage, oral health basics, or our specific practice? Below, we’ve compiled and answered the most common ones that we receive from our patients for your convenience.

How often should I change out my toothbrush?

The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush out every three months, or once you notice that the bristles are beginning to fray. This will help minimize bacteria accumulation that could make you ill.

How can I tell if I should get BOTOX or Juvéderm?

BOTOX helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, while Juvéderm dermal fillers help restore lost collagen in sunken areas of the face, like the cheeks.

Will dental insurance cover bruxism nightguards?

Some dental insurance plans will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of a protective nightguard. However, because each plan varies, it’s important to contact your provider directly to make sure before you schedule a consultation.

Do you see children?

Of course! We love welcoming whole families to Alamo Springs Dental. As moms, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Moreno have plenty of experience in the art of caring for young children, and our team will be sure to create a fun and friendly environment where your little one can feel safe and at ease. We offer gentle check-ups, refreshing cleanings, dental sealants, and other personalized pediatric services that can help you son or daughter start on the path towards lifelong oral health!

I’ve lost one or more teeth. What are my options for replacing them?

In most cases of tooth loss, our Helotes doctors will recommend dental implants. This state-of-the-art solution seamlessly replicates both the root and crown of the tooth, bolstering oral health and providing exceptional aesthetic quality and long-lasting strength as well. Our team can recommend an excellent specialist in the area to place your implants and then we’ll personally restore them. Dental bridges and removable dentures are also available as more traditional options. No one treatment is right for every single patient, so we’ll be sure to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each beforehand so you can be sure to choose the one that best fits your needs.

I want to improve how my smile looks. Can you help me?

Yes! Dr. Anderson and Dr. Moreno are proud to offer several cosmetic treatment options that can create beautiful results for your smile. Teeth whitening can erase stains and discoloration from your teeth, giving them a dramatically brighter experience, while veneers can cover certain teeth and hide aesthetic flaws under a brand-new appearance. Tooth-colored fillings and all-ceramic restorations are available as well.

Why are tooth-colored fillings the right choice for my smile?

When compared to traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings are a superior option for several reasons. Their composite resin material can be precisely matched to the natural shade of your smile, creating a virtually seamless result. They also allow our Helotes team to preserve much more of your natural tooth structure, and their biocompatible nature is safer and more comfortable for patients.

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