At the office of Holly R. Lane, DDS, our general dentistry and preventive care services are our bread and butter. These are the regular maintenance services that keep your mouth clean and healthy, and hopefully prevent more complicated oral health problems and the need for extensive restorations down the road.
A good oral homecare routine and regular visits with your San Antonio dentist, Dr. Lane, is the best way to ensure your smile stays happy and healthy for life!
Give us a call at (210) 888-9799 to set up an appointment.
Good oral hygiene can prevent tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease and other infections. Not to sound cliché, but good oral hygiene really is the best way to keep your mouth healthy, and you really should floss every day! But if you’ve been slacking in that department, don’t worry, our hygiene team provides gentle, guilt-free cleanings to take care of any plaque or tartar you’ve left behind. Here’s some great advice straight from the professionals at the office Holly R. Lane, DDS to help keep your mouth in tip top shape at home:
Did you know that nearly half of the American adult population suffers from gum disease? Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in America? Did you know that aside from tooth loss and oral health problems, gum disease can increase your risk for serious systemic health problems like heart disease and stroke?
The first sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. If your gums are bleeding during regular brushing and flossing, you should step up your oral hygiene routine and come in for a visit right away. Caught in the early stages, gum disease is treatable, and even reversible.
If you have any form of gum disease (gingivitis to periodontitis), we may recommend any or all of the following:
Don’t let gum disease wreak havoc on your oral and overall health! To keep your gums healthy, schedule a visit your San Antonio dentist today!
As your oral healthcare providers and your trusted dentist in San Antonio, one of our most important jobs is to perform regular oral cancer screenings. We are always on the lookout for any abnormalities or changes in your mouth that may be a sign of cancer, and you should be too.
Signs of oral cancer include (can be found on the lips, cheeks, tongue, gums, throat, or any surface of the mouth):
Risk factors for developing oral cancer include:
If you’ve noticed any of the above signs or symptoms, especially if you fall into any of the high risk categories, you should come see us for an oral cancer screening right away. It might just save your life.
At the office of Holly R. Lane, DDS, we know your smile is one of your greatest assets, that’s why we do our best to protect it, and you should too! A custom mouth guard from your San Antonio dentist offers the most comfortable fit and the highest level of protection against sports injuries and concussions, as well as teeth grinding and TMJ problems.
Compared to a store-bought stock mouth guard, a custom mouth guard offers:
If you’re interested in a custom mouth guard to protect you or your child’s smile, we would love to help you!
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) endures a lot of stress on a day to day basis, especially if you tend to clench and grind your teeth, or you have bite problems. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, or frequent pain of the face, jaw, head, neck or shoulders, you may be one of millions of Americans suffering from TMJ dysfunction, and you may not even realize it.
Some of the signs, symptoms, and characteristics of TMJ include:
TMJ can be caused by a number of factors, including stress, teeth grinding, teeth misalignment, bite problems, or traumatic injury (whiplash). Whatever the reason, significantly more women tend to suffer from TMJ than men.
If you’re at your wits end trying to find a solution to your chronic pain, we may have a simple solution for you with a custom mouth guard or oral appliance from the office of Holly R. Lane, DDS. Oral appliance therapy can help prevent the teeth grinding and clenching, and the muscle contractions that are the source of your pain.
If you’re ready to remember what it was like to live a life without chronic pain, contact your San Antonio dentist at the office of Holly R. Lane, DDS today!
14400 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78247
At the office of Holly R. Lane, DDS, we believe making quality dental care convenient is important in keeping our patients' smiles happy and healthy. We work with you to find an appointment time that fits into your schedule.