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6 Ways To Improve Your Smile

On April 22, 2016, in Cosmetic Dentistry, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Who would say no to a prettier smile? I am guessing no one, and now with all of the amazing cosmetic dentistry procedures available from San Antonio, Leon Springs, and Beorne cosmetic dentists, most dental patients can get the smile they want. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

1. Teeth whitening is the most common procedure and it is used to lighten discolored teeth. This quick and easy procedure is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be surprisingly dramatic.

2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.

3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.

4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

5. For most San Antonio, Leon Springs, and Shavano Park patients, dental implants are the best way to fix a missing tooth.

6. And finally, there is the complete smile makeover. A smile makeover uses a combination of the available treatments to get Shavano Park dental patients the smiles they want.

Hi. I’m Dr. William Stewart, a local San Antonio dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best. My practice, William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, offers the following services:

sedation dentistry
dental crowns
root canals
teeth whitening

If you are in the Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 210-428-6535.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Contact William J. Stewart Jr. DDS:


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13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX



Let’s Work Together To Keep Your Smile Healthy And Beautiful

On April 15, 2016, in Family Dentistry, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Here at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS we approach all your dental needs from two separate angles – what we can do in our San Antonio office and what you can do at home. For example, tooth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. Here in the office there are safe and effective methods for lightening yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening methods are also safe and effective and sometimes more affordable.

Additionally, we advise you regarding food and drink choices that can affect your whitened smile. Be aware of staining culprits such as coffee, tea, tobacco and harsh sodas. We understand that avoiding these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change. Nor do we expect it.

Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary drink can cut down on the contact your teeth have with such substances. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can lead to stronger staining and discoloration.

If you are interested in making improvements to your smile and creating a more confident appearance for your professional career or personal relationships, please pick up the phone and contact the amazing staff at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS today 210-428-6535. Dr. William Stewart, DDS, takes pride in providing patient-centered and detail oriented care and expertise when treating patients.

Come discover the personal attention with root canals, the patient and steady hand with teeth whitening, the wise and thorough instruction relating to sedation dentistry. Once you’ve scheduled a consultation, make the easy drive to 13220 Huebner Rd San Antonio, Texas 78230 and settle in for guidance that will make your daily oral care and lifestyle choices productive and meaningful.

When it comes to hygiene and healthy teeth we are a practice that wants to see you as little as possible. (It’s not that we don’t love you – we just want you to have a healthy smile!) If we only see you twice a year for regular checkups then we’ve done our job. Check out our website at or come in for an evaluation and recommendations.

Dr. Stewart provides the full spectrum of dental services from cosmetic dentistry to porcelain veneers to dental implants. And we welcome patients from all over the area, from San Antonio to Beorne and from Shavano Park to Leon Springs.

Improving Patient’s Lives Through Their Smiles- William Stewart


Contact William J. Stewart Jr. DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX



Soda Spells Double Trouble For Leon Springs

On April 1, 2016, in Oral Health, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems that these days it’s the dietary villain of choice. Today in the William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Dental Blog, we are going to give you yet another reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink.

For dental health, soda deals a double punch of damage with two of its ingredients: sugar and phosphoric acid.

Sugar is bad for your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to decay. This is especially harmful to San Antonio, Shavano Park, and Beorne children and teens because their enamel is not fully developed.

Some people think that they can avoid problems by choosing diet soda for their refreshment, but, unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same detrimental softening effect on enamel.

Soda consumption can also lead to discoloration of teeth and the need for cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

Our recommendation is simple: stop drinking soda or dramatically reduce your soda consumption to improve your dental health. Also, keep your kids away from soda as much as possible so their teeth have the chance to mature healthily.

Can’t kick the habit? Try to drink water right after you have soda and brush more often (but wait a half hour after you consume your soda so the enamel isn’t brushed while it is soft).

My name is Dr. William Stewart. I provide advanced general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to the San Antonio area. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to have the dazzling smiles they desire, so if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, give us a call at 210-493-3040.

Call for your appointment today!

Dr. William Stewart
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas


Tooth Brushing Basics For Healthy Smiles In San Antonio

On March 25, 2016, in Gum Disease, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

San Antonio Teeth Bleaching Why should everyone in San Antonio brush at least twice a day? Let’s take a look at why this is so important.

Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent decay.

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from our teeth and inhibits the build up of plaque. If we let food stay on our teeth, the starches in the food will mix with the plaque. This nasty mixture forms an acid which immediately starts drilling into the enamel to form cavities. Brushing can’t get all the spaces between your teeth, so you’ve got to floss also.

Brushing and flossing keeps gums and bone healthy.

If you let gum disease go untreated, you can lose teeth that are cavity-free!

The progression of gum disease (gingivitis) goes like this:

  1. Plaque build-up irritates gums.
  2. Irritated gums pull away from teeth.
  3. Bacteria multiplies in the spaces between the gum and tooth.
  4. The bone holding the tooth is eaten by the bacteria.
  5. Say goodbye to the tooth.

The good news is that gingivitis can be reversed if detected early.

Call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS at 210-493-3040 to schedule a gum disease evaluation at our office in San Antonio.


How Bright Can You Shine, San Antonio?

On March 18, 2016, in Teeth Whitening, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

Bright Smiles In Leon Springs

Hello San Antonio! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most Leon Springs residents notice their teeth dulling as the years go by, but some foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

OTC tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpastes may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly brilliant smile, see William Stewart!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not sway the stains and your whitened natural teeth may make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, we can advise you about new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have discolored with age.

Remember, anything that can stain a white t-shirt can stain teeth.

Fortunately, brushing after meals can keep stains at bay, however after consuming acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing right away can erode enamel.

San Antonio in-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS and can produce outstanding results over time.

For more specifics about a younger and brighter smile, contact our patient-centered and detail oriented dental team for a smile brightening consultation today!

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS

We provide the highest quality general and cosmetic dentistry including veneers, crowns, bonding, orthodontia, and teeth whitening. Ask us about financing options.


Affordable One-Visit Tooth Fix

On March 4, 2016, in Cosmetic Dentistry, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Some San Antonio people are unhappy with the way their teeth look but many mistakenly assume that cosmetic dentistry is far too costly to pursue.

Sure, a complete mouth reconstruction can be a significant investment. Consider the cost of dental school and post-graduate training for a master level cosmetic dentist. Consider the expense of individually creating multiple restorations at a high-tech dental lab. Consider the cost of setting up and maintaining a full-service dental practice or laboratory.

Before you give up on improving your smile, however, consider a less celebrated but extremely effective and competitively-priced cosmetic dental remedy: dental bonding.

Dental bonding has a wide range of applications for unappealing teeth. Bonding can repair a tooth that is damaged, chipped, short, or discolored. It can can also correct teeth that have gaps in between them.

How does the dental bonding procedure work?

First, your tooth will be slightly (but painlessly) roughed up to help the resin adhere. Your dentist will use a shade guide to identify the specific color of composite to match the existing teeth. Your dentist will apply liquid composite resin on the tooth, layer by layer. He or she will carefully shape and polish it before it hardens.The tooth is then covered with a conditioning liquid that helps with adhesion.

Once the resin is bonded, it is further molded to the perfect shape for your bite and appearance. A laser helps speedily bond the resin in place as it hardens. Further shaping and polishing, if needed, complete the procedure. The result is a beautiful smile.

Bonding is a simple and cost-effective method for perfecting your smile. Call today at to set up an appointment at 210-428-6535.

We invite you to meet the amazing team at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio. We are proud of our coveted reputation for important personalized attention and first-rate care. Our patient-centered and detail oriented team can answer any questions you have about our top services: sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and root canals.

We are now accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you.


What Can Veneers Do For San Antonio Smiles?

On February 26, 2016, in Cosmetic Dentistry, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Hello, and welcome to our William J. Stewart Jr. DDS cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients in the San Antonio area have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored substances. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers are designed to cover the front part of the teeth and are most commonly employed to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are crooked.

If you visit your Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne dentist for veneers, they will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a little of the enamel from the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Along with other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring, smile makeovers, and teeth whitening, the smile that you desire is really just a few dental visits away! If you are in the Beorne area and are looking for a dentist, give William J. Stewart Jr. DDS a call. My name is Dr. William Stewart and I have been a San Antonio, Texas dentist since 1981.

Please call 210-428-6535 and a member of our patient-centered and detail oriented staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about the following top services that we offer at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS:

sedation dentistry
dental crowns
root canals
teeth whitening
clear braces

Dr. William Stewart
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas

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Developing Good Dental Habits

On February 19, 2016, in Family Dentistry, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Benjamin Franklin once said:


It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

This holds true for almost everything in life, including dental care. For parents in the San Antonio area, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques early in life will benefit their smile throughout their life.

If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.

It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay or the need for cosmetic dentistry in San Antonio.

I’m Dr. William Stewart, a dentist serving the San Antonio area. I know that helping children learn proper oral hygiene is a key indicator of future oral health, and I want to help San Antonio parents teach these habits to their children.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne area, give us a call here at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS. We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to help you learn how to teach kids good brushing habits or answer questions you have have about cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers.

Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant

On February 12, 2016, in Dental Implants, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

Attention San Antonio Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethHello San Antonio visitors, welcome to William J. Stewart Jr. DDS. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in San Antonio: dental bridges.

While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of San Antonio dental patients, they are not problem free. Many Texas people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

Of course detrimental bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the San Antonio dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most San Antonio people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in San Antonio. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record in Texas than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart San Antonio dental patients.

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing stability, beauty, and natural function.  Additionally, they can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!

If you want more specifics about dental implants, I invite you to call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS at 210-428-6535. I am Dr. William Stewart. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation. A celebrity-caliber smile can be yours with dental implants.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
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A Smile Like A Precious Gem

On February 5, 2016, in Cosmetic Dentistry, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Would you like a unforgettable smile? Come in and ask us about root canals or teeth whitening. We can answer all of your questions. Considering dental crowns? Our staff can set you up with a consultation that’s sure to enlighten any San Antonio patient. We invite you to test our claims about clear braces or sedation dentistry. Meet our patient-centered and detail oriented employees. Come see why William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is considered a gem in the San Antonio community. We’re that good. You may also be interested in porcelain veneers.

If you are missing one or more teeth, ask us about the process and the price of dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery isn’t for everyone, but your research is never complete until you get in and visit with Dr. William Stewart to find out if dental implants are for you. William Stewart has been providing first-class general and cosmetic dental care since 1981. During that time, we have helped patients from all over the San Antonio area including San Antonio, Shavano Park, and Beorne.

William Stewart’s skill and experience combined with all the wonders of modern dentistry works dental miracles. A complete smile makeover or smile redesign combines several cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the most beautiful smile possible. Treatments include: dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, invisible braces, gum surgery, and teeth whitening. We guarantee that cosmetic dentistry will change your life for the better – it is the ultimate anti-aging treatment! You will value your new smile like a precious gem and will be proud to flash your smile to everyone you meet.