Blog Archive

Does Flossing Really Matter? Sep 7th, 2022

Flossing is part of routine teeth cleanings, but it should be part of your daily cleaning routine, too. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends daily flossing, but not everyone partakes of this daily oral care habit — only 41% of people floss daily, and a whopping 20% never floss at...

Tips for Keeping Your Gums Healthy Aug 7th, 2022

While you might not think much about your gums, they’re an important part of your mouth. They protect your tooth roots from decay-causing bacteria and also help support your teeth in place.  Even if you’re cavity-free, plaque can still affect your oral health by building up against your gumline. When...

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning? Jul 12th, 2022

The American Dental Association recommends routine dental cleanings as part of their comprehensive oral health recommendations. Even if you regularly floss and brush twice a day, routine dental care is still essential. Dental cleanings are prophylactic, meaning they can help prevent bigger issues, such as gum disease. But have you ever wondered what...

How to Effectively Prevent Gum Disease Jun 1st, 2022

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common gum infection affecting as many as 47.2% of adults over age 30. Gum disease can cause halitosis, gum recession, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. While our expert team in San Antonio, Texas offers gum disease treatments such as scaling and root planing as well as gum...

5 Causes of Gum Recession May 3rd, 2022

Receding gums can make it appear as if your tooth is longer, and while this can be a cosmetic concern, gum recession can compromise your oral health, too. When your gums recede, it can expose more of your tooth, including the tooth roots. This contributes to tooth sensitivity and increases...

How Long Do Veneers Last? Apr 1st, 2022

Veneers are a popular way to correct minor cosmetic concerns and transform your smile into a beautiful one. They can enhance the shape, color, and even size of your teeth, and once you’ve got your red carpet-worthy smile, there’s only one question left: How long will it last? That’s just the...

5 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants Mar 1st, 2022

Although many people are bothered by the cosmetic ramifications of edentulism — missing one or more teeth — it’s more than just an aesthetic issue. Missing teeth can affect the functionality of your mouth, making it difficult to speak clearly or eat comfortably.  Thankfully, you have many options to consider...

I Have Dental Anxiety: Can You Help? Feb 7th, 2022

Dental anxiety is common and affects anywhere from 50%-80% of American adults to some degree. From pre-appointment jitters to an upset stomach, dental anxiety can manifest in many ways, but in extreme cases, it can even contribute to delayed dental care. Our expert team here at The Masters Dental Group...

Let Veneers Help You Start Your Year With a New Smile Jan 6th, 2022

Smiling is one of humanity’s best defining traits. People don’t just smile to show happiness (although that’s part of it!). Smiling plays a big role in communicating emotions and feelings to others. It’s a big part of body language, but many people don’t like their smile — 42% of people...

Does My Tooth Have to Be Extracted or Can It Be Saved? Dec 2nd, 2021

Infected and damaged teeth are two of the most common causes of toothaches. While pain relief is your primary goal, you might wonder if a tooth extraction is the only path to relief. Pulling out an infected tooth is sometimes the best path forward, but not always.  Our expert team...

The Importance of Having Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Nov 2nd, 2021

The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults receive regular dental check-ups to maintain good oral health. Our expert team here at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, has put together this guide with the top reasons why it’s so important to get regular professional teeth cleanings....

Tips for Maintaining a Good Dental Hygiene Routine With Dentures Oct 7th, 2021

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! While this is a good time to appreciate the hygienists here at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, it’s also a good time to review your at-home dental hygiene routine.  Here, our expert team provides the do’s and don’ts for maintaining a...

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Sep 5th, 2021

Dental anxiety affects approximately 36% of Americans, leaving many people feeling nervous and uncomfortable in the dentist’s chair. Sedation dentistry allows you to combat dental anxiety so you can get the dental care you need and keep your mouth healthy. That’s exactly why our expert team at The Masters Dental...

What Do We Look for During an Oral Exam? Aug 3rd, 2021

When you come in for a routine dental cleaning, you receive much more than cleaning, polishing, and flossing. Your dentist provides a thorough exam to ensure your whole mouth is healthy. This professional oral exam is a way for our expert team at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio,...

3 Ways You Can Boost Your Flossing Routine Jul 14th, 2021

Flossing removes bits of food from between your teeth and is essential for preventing plaque buildup and reducing your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even cardiovascular events like stroke. As an added bonus, flossing also helps freshen your breath.  It’s no surprise that flossing is such an important...

Professional Teeth Cleaning: Your Gateway to Great Dental Health Jun 23rd, 2021

The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults receive regular dental cleanings. The reality is that those cleanings provide both short-term and long-term dental health benefits.  The expert team at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, has created this guide to highlight how getting routine professional cleanings...

Speak, Smile, and Chew Confidently With Dental Implants May 21st, 2021

Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, dental implants permanently restore the functionality and appearance of your smile. Our state-of-the-art dental implants help you speak, smile, and chew confidently. Here at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, our team excels at placing dental implants. We also have an...

Improve Your Smile and Gain Functionality With Dental Bridges Apr 15th, 2021

A missing tooth can make you feel self-conscious, but it can also impact the functionality of your mouth. The knowledgeable and experienced dentists at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, provide many options for replacing a missing tooth — including dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges.  A...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Mar 8th, 2021

Your smile power is unmistakable. After all, it’s most often the first thing others notice about you. If you’re self-conscious about smile imperfections, don’t let your face carry a perpetual frown in public settings. Do something about your smile with a cosmetic makeover using dental veneers.  Dental veneers can transform...