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Does Dental Sensitivity Require Emergency Care?

March 3, 2022

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Man with sensitive teeth.

It’s a warm and sunny day and you’re in the mood for ice cream—you treat yourself to a double-scooped cone and sit down on a bench to enjoy it. You can’t help yourself and immediately take a large bite out of the upper scoop. A few seconds later, a tingling, icy-hot sensation floods your whole mouth, and you can’t stand the thought of taking another bite. Dental sensitivity isn’t uncommon, and many people suffer from it, but is it something that requires emergency care?

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What Foods Can Potentially Chip Your Teeth?

January 4, 2022

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popcorn and kernels

Would you like to try some of that sushi from the gas station? It’s probably okay to eat, but of course, there’s some risk involved. That’s kind of the deal when you are eating hard foods that can chip teeth. You’ll most likely be fine, but being cautious can protect you from a big mistake that can hurt your mouth and your wallet. Before you end up requiring the services of an emergency dentist in San Antonio, keep reading to learn about some foods with the potential to harm your smile.

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10 Home Remedies for Toothaches

November 8, 2021

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woman with toothache in San Antonio holding cheek at dentist

Are you experiencing sharp pain in one or more of your teeth? Toothaches are an extremely common oral health issue that can be caused by anything from cavities to infections. If you are experiencing discomfort as the result of a toothache, make an appointment with your emergency dentist as soon as you can so they can find the root of the problem. In the meantime, check out these 10 at-home toothache remedies.

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When Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out, It’s Time for Action

September 4, 2021

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boy crying after tooth knocked out

Your friends have asked you many times to play basketball, and today you finally decided to give it a shot. You are having a lot of fun, but late in the game your buddy’s elbow accidentally hits you in the mouth. Everyone is looking at you with a concerned expression – your front tooth is on the ground!

All that matters now is what you can do to save your tooth. There is no time to waste – read on to learn the steps you need to take if you are ever faced with a knocked-out tooth.

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4 Tips to Prevent Summer Dental Emergencies

July 30, 2021

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Woman using tips to prevent dental emergenciesSummer is finally here! Whether you plan to pack your bags to take your dream vacation or work on your tan while laying out by the pool, the last thing you expect to interrupt your day is a dental emergency. Although you may believe you’re not at risk, 1 in 6 Americans has one annually. While there’s never a good time for an oral health issue to occur, a toothache or a chipped tooth can quickly ruin your summer plans. You can ensure nothing stands in your way of soaking up the sun by using 4 tips to prevent dental emergencies.

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The Main Items That Should be in Your Dental Emergency Kit

April 10, 2021

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items in dental emergency kit

The most important thing to know about dental emergencies is that they rarely occur when they’re expected. To further complicate matters, even if you maintain the best dental care practices, it doesn’t provide complete immunity from a dental emergency happening. To be on the safe side, it’s wise to keep a dental emergency kit handy and fully stocked. Keep reading to find out what should be in it.

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My Adult Tooth Is Loose! What Should I Do?

March 12, 2021

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Woman with a loose tooth

For a child, discovering that you have a loose tooth is exciting. However, when you are an adult, it is much different. You know that if you lose your tooth, you won’t have a new one following beneath it. There are many reasons why you may have a loose tooth, including periodontal disease, tooth decay, and injuries to the mouth. The most important thing is to act quickly! Continue reading to learn which steps you should take if you have a loose tooth.

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How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

December 28, 2020

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two little girls sitting on a bed and blowing their noses

Because of the omnipresent threat of Covid-19, the last thing you might be worried about this winter is your child catching a cold or the flu. However, neither of these illnesses are pleasant. If your son or daughter gets sick, you’ll naturally focus on ensuring they make a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, between the frequent coughing and sneezing, many parents unintentionally expose their kids’ teeth to numerous risks in the process. Continue reading as a children’s dentist in Castle Hills gives advice on keeping your child’s teeth healthy during cold and flu season.  

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Use Your Child’s Dental Insurance Before It Expires

November 10, 2020

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Girl using children’s dental insurance coverage.Every month, you invest in your child’s oral health by paying a premium for a dental insurance policy. Your children’s dental insurance coverage allows them to get the routine services they need to develop and maintain a healthy smile. Unfortunately, your family has spent more time at home this year to help combat the spread of COVID. It’s likely your child has several benefits remaining they are about to lose. When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, their policy will expire. It’s not too late to invest in your child’s future through a confident smile.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Sweet Tooth at Bay this Halloween

October 3, 2020

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Halloween pumpkin bucket overflowing with candy

Halloween is right around the corner once again! While you may already be planning your spooky costume, now is an ideal time to also think about how to keep your sweet tooth at bay this year. As a holiday filled with sugary treats, Halloween can be a downright frightening time for your oral health. However, with a little planning – and some self-control – it is possible to navigate the fall festivities without dramatically increasing your risk of cavities. Below you will find 5 tips from a dentist on how to maintain a healthy smile this Halloween.

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