Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People that suffer from dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be difficult, but…

Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

Categories: Oral Health
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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become somewhat lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In today’s article, our goal is for you to scrutinize where you stand and consider whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and support your quality of…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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  Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, we urge people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning. If you avoid semiannual dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any dental caries, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more convincing reason to see…

When It’s Better Not To Brush

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Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the vital job of preserving teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also protects tooth nerves from hot and cold food and beverages. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity.…

5 Reasons To Schedule A Dental Cleaning Today

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1. Protect Your Gums It’s not only extreme tooth decay that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as detrimental. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis,…

Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

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Too tired to touch a toothbrush? We’ve all been there. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio, we’re committed to helping patients throughout the Beorne, Shavano Park, and Leon Springs neighborhoods to maintain balanced hygiene and to correct imperfections that can lead to inhibited confidence and self-assurance. On our blog today we are…

Is Mouthwash A Must?

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If you’ve ever walked the aisles of any San Antonio, Texas drugstore, you know that there are many different types of mouthwash. Some tout their germ-killing abilities, others emphasize their fluoride content, and some claim to whiten teeth while freshening the breath. These are all great benefits, but will they make or break your dental…

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to insufficient brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your San Antonio dentist can help you identify the cause of your issue and discuss how to cure bad breath. Your diet greatly influences your breath. Because foods begin to be digested…