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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 »

Toothache Treatment Options

A toothache covers a wide range of medical symptoms and causes. It refers to any pain in the area of the teeth or jaw. The pain can be intermittent or constant, mild or severe. You may experience a feeling of tenderness or your mouth may be extra sensitive to hot and cold. Sometimes the exact… Read more »

Spruce up Your Smile This Holiday Season With These Smile Care Tips

Are you looking for some simple ways to spruce up your smile for the holidays? If so, our W Dental Team team in San Antonio, TX, is happy to help. Today we would like to share some smile care tips you can easily implement to brighten your smile and your day as you socialize. -Whiter… Read more »

Your Diet When You Have Braces

Did you know that the foods you eat can affect your braces? While your smile is being aligned, it’s important to watch what you eat. Here are the details: First, you’ll want to avoid eating hard and sticky foods. Why? Well, these foods can add pressure to your appliance and peel the brackets off your… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, sometimes called gum disease, is an infection affecting the gums and connective tissues. If plaque and tartar (films of bacteria) remain on the teeth for too much time, the bacteria in them slide to and along the gums, resulting in major soreness and eventual tooth loss. Periodontal disease comes in different varieties: gingivitis… Read more »

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of dental issues, like conditions, disorders, and diseases that affect the oral health, meaning the teeth, gums, jaw, and face. Dentists who offer general dentistry, like Dr. Watkins, are proud to provide an array of different… Read more »

Cavities Are Often a Consequence of Inconsistent Oral Hygiene Habits

The American Dental Association advocates brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day. This represents the solid foundation of an effective daily oral hygiene routine. If you are remiss to take the measure every single day, then you are leaving your mouth at risk for gum disease and cavities. With early diagnosis, Dr. Watkins… Read more »

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Might Need Surgical Intervention

Some people have zero wisdom teeth, while others might have as many as six. However, the average person has four of these vestigial third molars lingering deep in the gums at the back of their mouth. At some point in late adolescence, the wisdom teeth start to migrate as they attempt to erupt from the… Read more »