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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 »

Tips on How to Properly Care for a Dental Implant

You’ve invested a lot of time and money in a dental implant, and you don’t want it to go to waste, right? Right. Dental implants are strong, beautiful, reliable dental restorations that can give you the smile you have always wanted. However, even though they are a top-notch dental restoration, you still need to take… Read more »

The Tooth-Healthy Foods You Should Eat Regularly

Did you know there are foods you can eat that can strengthen your teeth? Well, it’s true, and Dr. Watkins and our dental team are happy to tell you all about them! There are many foods that can help your smile, including dairy products, protein, fruits, and vegetables. Dairy products, like cheese, milk, and plain… Read more »

Enjoy Summertime Smiles with Effective Dental Crown Treatments

Are you ready to kick off your summer with a super smile? Enjoy this summer with a beautiful smile courtesy of dental crowns. With dental crowns, you can conceal problematic teeth that fail to live up to their aesthetic potential, as well as protect them from future damage that may occur, such as dental erosion… Read more »

Is Chewing Sugarless Gum an Effective Oral Health Care Method?

Are you looking for alternative cleaning methods to help improve your smile? Did you know that chewing sugarless gum is an effective oral health care method? The reason it works is that chewing gum can stimulate a process in your mouth that helps neutralize acids and wash away harmful bacteria and food particles. Chewing sugarless… Read more »