At Smithson Valley Family Dentistry, we are committed to keeping our patients informed so our shared knowledge gives them the tools to understand and take control of their oral and overall health. Our bi-monthly blog features articles about different oral health topics, from sleeping better to the links between gum disease and different health conditions. We hope the topics we share give you the power to ask questions and make better all-around health decisions for you and your family. Feel free to share, comment, and join the conversation!
The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more […]Continue Reading »
Most Spring Branch and Bulverde folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Wright has just shown you an X-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we […]Continue Reading »
If you’ve ever gone too long between brushing your teeth, you know how slimy and dirty your teeth can feel. Some people lovingly call this layer of grime “teeth sweaters.” But it has a real name: plaque. Plaque is common but it can cause poor oral health if you ignore it. Read below for more […]Continue Reading »
Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet that your mouth (and your body) will truly love. Diet is Everything The word “diet” […]Continue Reading »
Spring Branch dentist Dr. Jared Wright knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen. The Power of Ozone in DentistryContinue Reading »
Every parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact on a […]Continue Reading »
You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes […]Continue Reading »
At Smithson Valley Family Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Spring Branch dentist Dr. Jared Wright wants every patient to […]Continue Reading »
For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat. In addition […]Continue Reading »
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. Smithson Valley Family Dentistry wants your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information […]Continue Reading »
We are only able to see emergency cases at this time according to the executive order from Governor Abbott. This is in effect until April 21, 2020. Please call our office for emergencies only. All other appointments will need to be rescheduled after April 21st.