Beware Of Hidden Sugar

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Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio, we want to remind you what sugar does to teeth, and what you can do about it. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of…

Health Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In this post from William J. Stewart Jr. in San Antonio, we focus on behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, regular brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with a…

Dental X-rays Help Us Provide Quality Care

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Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? This post from William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio takes a look at the various types of dental X-rays. Panoramic. These pictures help us see everything in one image: the total upper and lower jaw. These are often taken during a patient’s first visit. They are useful…

Stress And Your Child’s Smile

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Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio we ask: how often do we think about how stress affects our smile? And what about your child’s smile? Children are just as susceptible to…

Do Kids Get Periodontal Disease?

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Most parents are concerned about cavities, and rightly so. Tooth decay in children is serious and widespread. But as we remind parents at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, kids are at risk for all the same oral ailments as grownups. That includes gum disease. Let’s discuss it.…