Vitamin B-12 May Help Canker Sores

 Difference between cold sores and canker sores Cold sores and canker sores are often confused with each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called fever blisters or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth — usually under the nose, around the […]

3D X-ray Technology Now at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio

In the continuous journey to provide impeccable treatment and remain on the leading edge of all available dental technology, Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio has now upgraded our basic 2 dimensional panoramic x-ray machine with the latest 3D x-ray scanner. From extractions to endodontics, orthodontics to implants, 3D scans provide valuable information vital to diagnosis […]

Denture Adhesive Warning

                                          Some denture adhesive contains zinc and overuse of denture adhesive can cause zinc poisoning. Side effects of a zinc overdose associated with denture cream use may include:  Copper deficiency (see below) other neurological side effects. […]

Tired of Traditional Dentures?

Wearing dentures can be challenging for many patients and some patients never get used to them. You have to learn how to eat and speak differently since the muscles have to be retrained. A set of dentures that fits well only has about 30% chewing efficiency as natural teeth and they inhibit taste to some degree. […]

Allergies and Dry Mouth

Allergies and Dry Mouth

It’s that time year again, lots of pollen that is creating havoc on our respiratory systems and have us reaching for antihistamines, decongestants and the tissue box. Antihistamines and decongestants along with a myriad of other medications can cause dry mouth. Breathing through your mouth can also be a cause. Dry mouth is not only […]

Men and Excess Iron

Men and excess iron

Iron is an element that is essential for regulation of cell growth and differentiation (The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature). A deficiency limits the amount of oxygen that is carried to the cells and can result in fatigue, poor work performance, decreased immunity and glossitis […]

Smoking and Dental Implants

Smoking & Dental Implants

Thinking about getting dental implants and you are a smoker? In one of many studies, Spanish researchers studied 66 patients who received 165 implants and followed their progress for 5 years. The implant failure rate for smokers was 15.8 percent, compared to just 1.4 percent in nonsmokers, another reason to quit smoking if you are […]