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Are Dental Procedures Tax Deductible?

Now that we’ve received our forms for this tax season, it’s time to start thinking about filing our taxes. When you’re filing, it’s important to figure out what expenses you can claim so you can save you and your family money. When it comes to tax deductions, remember that dental expenses, like medical expenses, are … Continued

Is Xylitol Safe for Your Teeth?

Have you seen the word “xylitol” on packaging and wondered what in the world that is? Xylitol is a natural sweetener that’s similar to sugar in taste and appearance. It’s commonly used as a sugar substitute in gum and candy. However, its genetic makeup is very different from traditional sugar. Xylitol is derived from plant … Continued

Natural Sleep Remedies

What does sleep have to do with your smile? Having enough sleep boosts your immunity, keeps you stress free, and helps you think more clearly, which can prevent you from clenching your jaw or painfully grinding your teeth. Below, we list natural ways to get a better night’s sleep without needing a prescription. Draw a … Continued

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

It’s not uncommon to get an X-ray at the beginning of your dental exam, especially if you’re a new patient or if you have a condition that needs to be frequently monitored. But are they actually safe? It’s an often-debated topic in the dental world. What Is a Dental X-Ray? A dental X-ray offers a … Continued

Halloween Candy Alternatives

It’s October, and Halloween is just around the corner. And while this candy-filled spookfest is fun for kids and parents alike, all those sweet treats your kids are sure to come home with can really do a number on their teeth. Just think: hundreds of servings worth of extra sugar, hanging out in your home, … Continued

Why Mercury-Safe Dentistry?

At South Texas Smiles, we practice mercury-safe dentistry, which means that we don’t use mercury in our treatment whether we’re removing your toxic mercury amalgam fillings or cleaning your teeth. But mercury-safe dentistry is only part of our practice, so we’ve put together some helpful information about how biological dentistry fits into our dental philosophy. … Continued

How to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth

Looking for a Hollywood smile without the Hollywood price tag? These remedies can give you that megawatt smile without the hassle and cost of professional or over-the-counter whitening. Baking Soda This staple in the kitchen also has a place in your bathroom. Studies show that baking soda acts as a mild abrasive that can scrub … Continued

How Your Dental Office Can Help with Your Sleep Issues

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s day. A lack of sleep can cause a whole host of problems from health issues to concentration problems and more. Did you know that your dental office can actually help you with your sleep issues? At South Texas Smiles, we’re equipped to diagnose and treat sleep apnea, one … Continued

Healthy Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth

We concentrate on eating healthy to benefit our bodies, but what about our smiles? Did you know that there are tooth-friendly foods out there that can improve your body’s healthy and give you a more beautiful smile? Here are just a few items to add to your grocery list. Dairy The calcium found in dairy … Continued

Biological Dentistry vs. Traditional Dentistry

When you think of a dentist, you think of someone who cares for the health of your teeth. That’s what a traditional dentist does, but have you ever heard of a biological dentist? What Is Biological Dentistry? Also known as holistic dentistry, biological dentistry focuses on the health of not just your teeth, but your … Continued

What Our Patients Have to Say

You don’t have to take our word for it! See what our patients have to say about their time at South Texas Smiles.

Texas Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
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Ana Maldonado, DMD

10007 Huebner Rd., Ste. 103 D
San Antonio, TX 78240

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