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 else can you go? Head over to your dentist or contact Dr. Craig Carlson for a

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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? What is Gum Disease? Gum disease or periodontal disease is bacterial growth and production of factors that gradually destroy the tissue that supports and surrounds the

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6 Benefits of 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 very thin pieces of porcelain that fit over your teeth and are natural in appearance without feeling bulky. Veneers are typically used for aesthetic

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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 held high? Do you catch yourself staring at other people’s straight, white teeth and wish

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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 to the shape and spacing of her teeth. When she came to our office, she wanted

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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 down the days until school starts again. If your kids are grown and gone, maybe

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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 periodontal disease are…. 49% more likely to develop kidney disease 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer 30% 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 held on March 24, 2015 and is first-come, first-serve. We are looking forward to providing

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