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5 Steps to a Better Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Having a beautiful smile can help to boost your confidence and make you appear younger. Oral health can also affect your overall health, so having a beautiful, healthy…

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Dental Health During Pregnancy

There are many myths about oral health during pregnancy. One of the most common myths is that visiting the dentist while pregnant is unsafe. This is not the case. The truth is, oral health is just as or more important…

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June is Oral Health Month

Our teeth play a vital role in our lives. They allow us to flash a smile at our friends or chew our favorite meal. It is vital to keep our teeth and gums healthy as issues can increase or worsen…

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Smile

Landing dates is the easy part. You’re charming, flirtatious, and even a little mysterious. Assuming you met online (via Match.com, Tinder, or the like), you’ve probably been able to show your love interest your “best self”. You know what I’m…

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No Flossing Around

Flossing is not the favorite part of dental hygiene for many. Perhaps, if people realized the importance of flossing, it would be easier to make it a habit. Here are some facts for you:

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Client Testimonial

Let me begin by saying that I purposely avoid the dentist office. I am vain and care for my teeth but the thought of any dental work, whether it be getting x-rays, cleaning, needing veneers or even helping my own…

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is all about clean, fresh starts! But before you dig through old boxes and scrub all of the floors, you should begin your cleaning spree in one of the most important places-- your mouth! Here are 3 dental hygiene…

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How Your Smile Affects Your Career

While it would be ideal to believe that all applicants, employees, and otherwise are judged equally despite appearances, this--unfortunately--is not the case. Most professionals place a large amount of emphasis on an employee's appearance; the first and most important aspect…

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Do Something Sweet for Your Tooth

Ah, Valentine's Day...a time for spreading the love, gifts, and marveling in the sugary-sweet candies that surround the holiday. However, the seemingly innocent candy that you eat can leave harmful events in its wake. This Valentine's Day, make sure you…

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New Year, New You- Keeping Your Resolutions

Tips to help keep your New Years resolutions.

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Is a Crown or Bridge What I Need?

Let’s begin with explaining what a crown and a bridge are.   A crown is placed over a damaged tooth and looks like a tooth-shaped cap. It is permanent and they can actually match it to the color of your…

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The Benefits of Straight Teeth

Many people contemplate straightening their teeth and often worry about the cost versus the benefits. There are many incredibly important benefits to having straight teeth. 

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You and TMJ: Not a Winning Combination

You suffer from headaches and they are gaining in frequency. You have been to your family doctor and checked your eyes to no avail. You are at wit’s end trying to figure out what can be causing these headaches. Where…

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Gum Disease Can Lead to Tooth Loss

Have you ever flossed and brushed your teeth and seen blood? Why does that happen? Is it a sign of something wrong? Do you ignore it? Do you panic? Bleeding may seem minor however it can lead to serious oral…

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6 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic Dentistry San Antonio What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are used in dentistry to change the shape, size, or appearance of teeth. Veneers are a great solution for people who have chipped, cracked, crooked, discolored or worn teeth. They are…

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Embarrassed by your Smile?

Did you avoid the photographer at your daughter’s wedding because you didn’t want to show your teeth? Do you sell yourself short on career opportunities because you don’t have the confidence to walk into an interview smiling with your head…

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Smile Makeover Story: Morgan

One of our most recent cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers was for Morgan, a high school senior. She wore braces in the past to close spaces between her teeth, but she and her mom were unhappy with the final result due…

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3 Questions To Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist (Before You Have Any Treatment!)

If you’ve ever had a consultation at a cosmetic dental office, you know that it can be incredibly exciting due to the anticipation of getting your new smile. However, sometimes a few of the questions that you planned to ask slip…

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A New Smile for Summer

Summer is here! The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and beach vacations are on the horizon. Time seems to slow down a little in the summer. If you're a parent of young kids, maybe you're counting…

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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist in San Antonio

You know you're ready for a new smile. But when it comes to choosing the right cosmetic dentist, you feel overwhelmed. There's all kinds of credentials, unfamiliar terminology, and so many doctors to choose from. There are some important things…

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Surprising Links to Periodontal Disease

Emerging research shows a link between periodontal disease and…. -Respiratory Infections-Chronic Kidney Disease-C-Reactive Protein during pregnancy-Alzheimer’s Disease-Wrinkly Skin-Erectile Dysfunction-Colorectal Cancer-Failure of Joint Replacements   According to the AAP, men with perio are…. -49% more likely to develop kidney disease-54% more…

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Dentistry From The Heart 3/24/2015

Dentistry from the Heart is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing free dental care to those in need. 5 Star Dental Group is proud to sponsor San Antonio’s annual Dentistry from the Heart event. This year’s event will be…

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Toys for Tots drive at 5 Star Dental Group

The holidays are just around the corner, and we are excited to give back to our community during this wonderful time of year. Our office is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for the…

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Announcing new website – 5StarDentalGroup.com

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website! You can now find us at 5StarDentalGroup.com. In addition, our new practice email address is 5StarDentalGroup@gmail.com. Please add this address to your ‘Contacts’ to ensure that you receive…

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Now offering Oral ID oral cancer screening technology

Dr. Carlson shares some alarming facts about oral cancer in the video below, including risk factors, survival rate and early detection statistics. Click to watch the video below.

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