Piercings are a fun and trendy way to spruce up your look. You can pierce your ears, belly button, nose, eyebrow, and even your lip and tongue. Whether you are getting a piercing as a fashion statement or updating your individualistic style, there are still some issues that can arise – especially with oral piercings.
March 7-13 is National Dental Assistant Recognition Week. Because of that, we want to take the time to recognize our dental assistants here at Aqua Springs Dental in San Marcos, TX. We have a wonderful staff and even better dental assistants. Dental assistants are an essential part of the dental practice all year long, but
First off, what is gingivitis? Well, gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease. Gingivitis causes your gums to become red, sore, and inflamed. Gingivitis is often uncomfortable and if left untreated can lead to gum tissue loss, loss of bone that supports the teeth, and eventually tooth loss. The good news is that it
Contrary to popular belief, vaping may not be safer than smoking cigarettes. According to the latest research, vaping is not a healthier option for your teeth and gums and can be just as damaging as cigarettes. What is Vaping? Vaping is a highly popular and addictive option besides cigarettes. Vaping is inhaling “vapor” from an
You come in for your dental appointment and might be surprised to see that we now require blood pressure tests before we can even see you. You know to expect it in a doctor’s office. But, why do you test my blood pressure at my dentist appointment? Well first, your blood pressure can spike when
Brushing your teeth is one of those routine daily exercises most of us don’t give a second thought to. And, for most, they are on autopilot while brushing their teeth. However, if you are just going through the motions while brushing your teeth you may be overlooking or even missing some of your teeth’ surfaces
Did you know that there are many health benefits to smiling? A smile can do more for you than simply express emotion. Smiles are powerful. Smiling more often, regardless of your mood, can improve your health and even help you live longer. So what are some of the benefits of smiling? First, smiling helps build
Whether caused by bacteria, dry mouth, gum disease, or even the food and drinks we consume, everyone has experienced bad breath at some point. But bad breath isn’t a permanent issue – with the right prevention techniques and treatment, you can keep your mouth smelling fresh all day long. So, how can you ward off
Right now it is a trying time. We all know it is best to stay at home, stay 6 feet away, and to wash your hands often. But, do you know what to do in case of a dental emergency? Here are some tips to handle dental emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is a
One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the gleaming smile you’ve always dreamed of.