William J. Stewart Jr. DDS http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com Cosmetic Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Dental Implants, General Dentistry and more in San Antonio, TX Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:09:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Creating Beautiful Smiles At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/creating-beautiful-smiles-at-william-j-stewart-jr-dds/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/creating-beautiful-smiles-at-william-j-stewart-jr-dds/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:50:55 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1777 I am glad you found our blog! I’m William Stewart, DDS, of William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, a full-service dental practice in San Antonio. I am a proud member of the American Dental Association. My profession is dentistry, but my passion is providing superior and affordable dental care for my San Antonio patients.

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Creating beautiful San Antonio smiles at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS I am glad you found our blog! I’m William Stewart, DDS, of William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, a full-service dental practice in San Antonio. I am a proud member of the American Dental Association. My profession is dentistry, but my passion is providing superior and affordable dental care for my San Antonio patients.

I began serving Texas residents in the San Antonio area back in 1981. Since that time, my profession has undergone dramatic changes which have benefited my Shavano Park teeth whitening patients and Leon Springs tooth restoration patients in many ways.

We offer cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers and dental implants.

I know my San Antonio dentistry patients have many choices for their dental care and I work hard every day to surpass expectations.

I build long-term relationships with my cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic patients. I constantly educate myself on the latest procedures to determine how I can best serve my patients.

My porcelain veneer patients appreciate the time I take to thoroughly analyze their total oral health. My patient-centered and detail oriented staff enjoys keeping my family dentistry practice running smoothly so I can concentrate on what I do best—serving my San Antonio patients!

William Stewart, DDS  210-428-6535

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6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore San Antonio Smiles http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/6-ways-dental-crowns-restore-san-antonio-smiles/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/6-ways-dental-crowns-restore-san-antonio-smiles/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:38:44 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1754 Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in San Antonio cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth.

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Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in San Antonio cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth.

Dental crowns are used for several problems common among San Antonio cosmetic dentistry patients:

An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
A broken tooth
A tooth with extreme decay
A tooth that has had a root canal
A tooth that is too small or misshapen
A tooth that prevents a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction and the bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.

San Antonio cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package – don’t bite and pull!)

Your San Antonio cosmetic dentist can advise you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. Some of our Leon Springs patients have crowns that are still looking beautiful after ten years.

For information on San Antonio dental crown prices, invisible braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS today at 210-428-6535 or visit http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/.

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Soda Spells Double Trouble For Leon Springs http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/soda-spells-double-trouble-for-leon-springs/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/soda-spells-double-trouble-for-leon-springs/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:49:46 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1363 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.

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San Antonio Dental Health Is Affected By Soda - Cosmetic Dentist

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
210-493-3040
http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/about/

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Debunking Dental Myths http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/debunking-dental-myths/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/debunking-dental-myths/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:36:22 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1751 Today's William J. Stewart Jr. DDS blog post focuses on three dental-related myths prevalent in the San Antonio area.

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Today’s William J. Stewart Jr. DDS blog post focuses on three dental-related myths prevalent in the San Antonio area.

All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth
We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.

You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will Fall Out Anyway
Healthy primary teeth serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay, which disrupts normal daily activity.

Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal
We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one:
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet. Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.1

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, we provide accurate answers to all of your dental questions.

If you are interested in sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or clear braces, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. William Stewart
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78230
210-428-6535
http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/

1“Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain,” American Associate of Endodontists, http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/myths-about-root-canals-and-root-canal-pain.aspx, accessed June 4, 2014

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Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away! http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/your-perfect-smile-is-only-a-few-dental-visits-away/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/your-perfect-smile-is-only-a-few-dental-visits-away/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:48:26 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1727 What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the San Antonio area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?

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San Antonio lowest price teeth bleaching

What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the San Antonio area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening in San Antonio is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

Your Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in San Antonio, Texas drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

My name is Dr. William Stewart of William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice, William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 210-428-6535 to make an appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
210-428-6535
http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on Sept. 4, 2013

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Don’t Bite The Dentist, San Antonio! http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/dont-bite-the-dentist-san-antonio/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/dont-bite-the-dentist-san-antonio/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 16:49:58 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1745 Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.

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Bite down hard, but not on Dr. Stewart’s hand!

Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.

Let William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio, Texas help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing pleasurably every meal of the day.

As we examine your mouth and survey the damage, we will remain gentle and forthright. We can guarantee a wonderful view of our ceiling. And if you haven’t already, come check out our gentleness and customer care. Call now while you’re thinking about it: 210-428-6535

William Stewart DDS remains the dental provider in San Antonio most worthy of your trust. We, of course, offer cosmetic dentistry. When we schedule you for teeth whitening or dental crowns, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled. We also encourage our San Antonio friends to consider dental implants as an option with us.

When it comes to dental restoration, improving your smile, instilling confidence, offering gentle care, and generally providing affordable cosmetic dentistry throughout the San Antonio area, William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is going to drill this home every time – Improving Patient’s Lives Through Their Smiles.

Instead of the dentist, chew on that, San Antonio!

William Stewart
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78230
210-428-6535
http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/

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The Mark Of The Perfect San Antonio Dentist http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/the-mark-of-the-perfect-san-antonio-dentist/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/the-mark-of-the-perfect-san-antonio-dentist/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 16:50:09 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1627 If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, it’s time to pick a dentist in San Antonio, Texas. And if you haven’t got insurance but have dental needs, perhaps it is time to consider who can meet those needs affordably in San Antonio.

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If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, it’s time to pick a dentist in San Antonio, Texas. And if you haven’t got insurance but have dental needs, perhaps it is time to consider who can meet those needs affordably in San Antonio.

An Educated Dentist

William Stewart, DDS performs fabulous work for patients traveling from the Beorne and Shavano Park areas. Clearly Dr. Stewart’s friendly and professional care combined with continuing education and experience will bring expertise and understanding to your dental chair experience. Education is what you should be looking for. Schedule a consultation to learn for yourself at 210-428-6535.

An Experienced Dentist
Our team of dental professionals has been providing valuable services since 1981. Some of our services include root canals, clear braces, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and dental crowns. Patients will note the ease and skill Dr. Stewart exhibits after performing these procedures successfully many, many times. Experience takes out the guesswork. Visit our website for more information: http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/services/.

An Affordable Experience
It is not in our best interest to scare patients away with overpriced procedures and debilitating payment plans. We are here to serve our friends and neighbors. San Antonio is our home too. If you are in the market for affordable dental care near San Antonio, Texas then call us for prices related to cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, or dental implants. Compare the bottom line.

Remember, procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental implants require not only costly technical equipment but a trained staff to support the proper use and maintenance as well as superb dental expertise by Dr. Stewart. Quality dental care is an investment in your health and its value cannot be overestimated.

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, it is our desire to charge responsible fees made affordable for our community. Give us a chance to prove our value.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78230
210-428-6535

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Less Is More In Dentistry http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/less-is-more-in-dentistry/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/less-is-more-in-dentistry/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 16:49:40 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1724 Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

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There are compelling new developments in Texas dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. William Stewart and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.

Less Pain
Improved painkillers, lasers, and industry-leading techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.

Less Inconvenience
Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, has significantly reduced the time required to complete dental treatment.

Less Time Needed To Heal
New dental technology helps curb recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile makeovers, and other types of oral surgery.

Less Risk
The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.

Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure
Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, an extraordinary local practice is located 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio. We are currently accepting new San Antonio area patients to our state-of-the-art facility. We offer advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about teeth whitening, root canals, sedation dentistry and dental crowns. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 210-428-6535 to schedule an exam, cleaning, or consultation.

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Tonsil Stones: San Antonio’s Questions Answered http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/tonsil-stones-san-antonios-questions-answered/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/tonsil-stones-san-antonios-questions-answered/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:57:04 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1353 It's important to discuss treatment with your San Antonio dentist or doctor. The only sure-fire way to avoid tonsil stones is to have the tonsils completely removed, but very few cases become this serious.

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Hi, my name is Dr. William Stewart and I am a cosmetic dentist with a full-service practice in San Antonio. Today in the San Antonio dental blog I would like to address the subject of tonsil stones. The first thing that Shavano Park, Leon Springs, and Beorne dental patients usually ask about tonsil stones is, “What in the world are tonsil stones?”

Before we answer that, let’s review what the tonsils are. Your tonsils sit in the back of your throat. They are gland-like and there is one tonsil located in each pocket on either side of the back of your throat. Tonsils are made of the infection-fighting tissue known as lymphocytes, but tonsils aren’t really that great at their job of germ killing.

Tonsils have many areas where dead cells, mucous, and bacteria can become trapped. If this debris accumulates and becomes concentrated, white formations can occur in the pockets. Once it hardens, it becomes a tonsil stone.

It is rare for these tonsil stones to become large and cause problems, but if they do, you may experience the following symptoms:

Bad breath
Sore throat
Difficulty swallowing
Ear pain
Swelling of tonsils

It’s important to discuss treatment with your San Antonio dentist or doctor. The only sure-fire way to avoid tonsil stones is to have the tonsils completely removed, but very few cases become this serious.

Thank you for visiting my dental blog. I am passionate about the oral health of my San Antonio area patients. I also want them to have the beautiful smiles that they desire, that’s why I love to discuss with them the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as teeth whitening, veneers, invisible braces, dental bonding, and dental implants.

For general, pediatric, or cosmetic dentistry, call 210-493-3040 today to schedule an appointment with us!

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
210-493-3040
http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
“Tonsil Stones”, WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention, accessed on September 11, 2013

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The Future Of Tooth Decay In San Antonio http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/the-future-of-tooth-decay-in-san-antonio/ http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/blog/the-future-of-tooth-decay-in-san-antonio/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:58:25 +0000 http://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/?p=1406 Dental patients in the San Antonio area may wonder what would happen if they didn't seek quality dental care on a regular basis. Well the answer isn't pretty.

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The Future Of Tooth Decay In San Antonio

Dental patients in the San Antonio area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. Well the answer isn’t pretty.

A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very uncomfortable, either causing a shooting pain or a dull throbbing pain. You may also experience bad breath, fever, swollen neck glands, and feelings of general discomfort associated with the infection.

Tooth abscesses can also be caused by a chip or a crack in the tooth that allows bacteria to enter.

To avoid unpleasant dental problems like abscesses, have regular visits with your Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne dentist. With daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups and cleanings, you can keep your mouth in peak health.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the San Antonio area, come visit us here at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS. Dr. William Stewart has been a dentist in San Antonio since 1981.

We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeover procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS offers:

Sedation dentistry
Dental crowns
Root canals
Teeth whitening

Call 210-493-3040 to schedule an appointment!

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