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Bad Breath: Common Causes

Bad breath, which is medically known as halitosis, can be very embarrassing and can even lower self-esteem. You may try to cover bad breath with mints, gum or mouthwash, but these are only temporary solutions. You can deal with the cause of the problem with the help of Dr. Watkins. Tobacco Products A lingering odor… Read more »

Have a Damaged Tooth? A Dental Crown May Be Just What You Need!

A dental crown is a restoration that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth when it is cemented in place. A dental crown may be recommended to cover a tooth that is damaged. The crown can strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance. Why Are Dental Crowns Used? Drs. Watkins and Gradke may… Read more »

What You Should Know About Dental Implants

For a patient who has lost one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend dental implants in San Antonio, Texas. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post, which is made out of titanium; a dental restoration, like a dental crown; and an abutment, which connects the two. Many advantages come with… Read more »

Dental Care When You Are Under the Weather

When you are sick, you don’t want to do anything. Well, you might want to watch TV or read a book, but beyond that, you don’t want to do anything—especially drag yourself into a cold bathroom to brush your teeth. But brushing and flossing are not things you can put off until you feel over… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Floss!

You may be one of the world’s best brushers. You may use a great fluoride toothpaste and a state-of-the-art toothbrush. But if you aren’t flossing, you aren’t finishing the job. In fact, you aren’t cleaning around thirty percent of your teeth, and you are leaving plaque, bacteria and food behind. That can mean cavities later…. Read more »

Resolve to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

There are many great New Year’s Resolutions to choose from: losing weight, eating clean, exercising more, learning a language, finally cleaning out the garage. But, might we suggest a simple goal that WON’T be forgotten by Valentine’s Day? It’s a simple habit that could make a world of difference in your oral hygiene: taking care… Read more »

Cavity-Free 2018

Some people dread going to the dentist because they are nearly positive that they will find out they have a cavity. Don’t let this happen to you! Follow these 6 tips to help prevent cavities for 2018. Brush: Brush your teeth two times a day, preferably morning and night, for 2 minutes each time. Make… Read more »

Soft Tissue Oral Trauma Might Require Simple First-Aid

While suffering a chipped or fractured tooth from an accidental impact to the mouth can certainly be distressing, many forms of oral trauma can also cause harm to soft oral tissues. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury to their cheek, gums, or lip, providing some simple first-aid can help manage pain,… Read more »

Different Materials Might Be Used to Craft Your Dental Crown

Dentists like Dr. Watkins or Dr. Peña, sometimes need to perform a dental crown restoration to treat a tooth that has been significantly affected by a large cavity or a significant dental fracture. Sometimes a dental crown is also called for when cosmetically restoring a smile’s appearance. Dental crowns can be made from different materials…. Read more »

What to Do if You Have Dental Anxiety

Does the thought of a trip to the dentist cause apprehension? W Dental Group would like you to know that both your emotional and physical needs are our top priority, and we will do all we can to help you feel safe and comfortable. We have a few recommendations for coping strategies during your visit:… Read more »