Oral Health

Oral Health services offered in San Antonio, TX

Oral Health

Taking great care of your teeth and gums can help you achieve a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. At Reality Bites Dental in San Antonio, Texas, Kathleen Torres, DDS, and Marii Malagayo, DDS, are here to help you make the most of your oral health. If you’re overdue for a dental exam and professional cleaning, reach out to Reality Bites Dental by phone or request an appointment online today. 

Oral Health Q & A

How is oral health connected to overall health?

Extensive research shows that your oral health is directly tied to your overall health. The human mouth is filled with a vast array of bacteria, most of which are harmless or even helpful. Some oral bacteria can cause widespread harm if they enter your bloodstream. 

Dental decay and gum disease create opportunities for oral bacteria to invade your body, where they can travel through your bloodstream and cause serious health problems. Laser bacterial reduction is a great option that dramatically reduces the volume of bacteria within your mouth. 


How can I make the most of my oral health?

Embracing a solid dental hygiene routine is an outstanding way to reduce your risk of oral health problems. Your dental team can show you how to boost your brushing and flossing habits to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. 

During your visits, you can also learn more about which toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other dental hygiene tools are the best fit for your needs. You can have fluoride treatments to help strengthen and repair your enamel. 

Taking a close look at your diet is also a good way to improve dental health. Foods that are sticky, sugary, and acidic can increase your risk of dental decay. Replacing those options with fruit, vegetables, and other healthy options can go a long way toward healthy teeth and gums.  


What role do dental exams play in oral health?

The best way to maximize your oral health is by coming in for routine dental exams and professional cleanings. These visits allow your dental care team to check your teeth and gums for signs of decay. Coming in twice a year ensures that issues don’t have time to develop into serious problems.

Dental exams are also the setting where you receive professional oral cancer screenings. Your dentist has the training and experience needed to detect tissue changes in the early stages when treatment is often most effective. 

If you need treatment, your dentist explains all available options, giving you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your care. You’ll also learn what to expect if you choose to forego treatment. 


When you’re ready to begin, reach out to Reality Bites Dental online or over the phone. You’ll sit down with a highly skilled dentist to learn more about oral health and hygiene.

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