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Featured Services

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry uses natural dental remedies alongside traditional dentistry treatments and techniques to take care of a patient's oral health and their overall well-being. It can help prevent ailments like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health, and keep your whole body feeling and functioning well.

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Invisalign

Custom-made to straighten your teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners are nearly invisible. Each aligner is made of a proprietary, multi-layer SmartTrack material, which gently shifts your teeth into place over time, moving them slightly both horizontally and vertically and even rotating them if necessary. The aligners are engineered so that as you change to the next set of aligners (typically every two weeks), your teeth gradually move into their correct position.

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Oral Health

Your dental team at South Texas Smiles is ready to help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan for achieving and maintaining a beautiful smile. We firmly believe that good oral health is a critical component to good overall health and every patient deserves individualized care. Through exams, cleaning, and screening, we are excited to provide the most effective kind of dental care: preventative maintenance.

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Meet the Doctors

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Ana Maldonado, DMD

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Carol Fordham, DMD

About Us

We are Your Dental Team at South Texas Smiles

Welcome to South Texas Smiles in San Antonio, Texas! Regardless of whether you are in need of emergency dental care, a regular check-up, or simply some cosmetic teeth whitening, rest assured that our entire staff is dedicated to making your experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We are a team of professionals that work passionately to provide quality service and individual attention to each and every one of our patients. We utilize state-of-the-art technology such as the iTero Digital Scanner to view your entire dental profile in unprecedented detail so we can analyze and diagnose with extraordinary accuracy. Each smile is unique and requires individualized care. You can trust our expert team at South Texas Smiles to satisfy all your dental needs with a wide range of dental services, treatments, and procedures.

Our Philosophy at South Texas Smiles

We believe that your oral health directly affects your overall health and we are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for your dental care. Whether you need treatment for an abscessed tooth, cosmetic whitening for a big event, or a simple check-up and cleaning, South Texas Smiles offers a wide variety of services to ensure your optimal oral health. Below you'll find a general overview of the dental services available at South Texas Smiles. If you have further questions about the dental treatment that is right for you, our staff would be happy to provide you with the information you need. Call South Texas Smiles today at 210-614-3898 and learn more about how you can get the smile you've always wanted.

The Dental Services We Provide at South Texas Smiles

Professional Teeth Cleaning

We recommend that you visit us at South Texas Smiles at least twice a year for a regular check-up and professional teeth cleaning. A professional cleaning will remove plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing at home just can't handle. Professionally eliminating this build-up of plaque and tartar helps to prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. The best dental care we can provide is preventative care. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning prevent small problems from becoming more complex and difficult to treat. Call South Texas Smiles in San Antonio, Texas today at 210-614-3898 to begin the dental care regimen that saves you time, money, and stress.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, your teeth's natural whiteness can fade or become discolored as the result of diet, personal habits, or simply getting older. However, the teeth whitening procedures we offer here at South Texas Smiles can restore the brilliance of your smile. Depending on your needs and preferences, the dental team at South Texas Smiles will help you choose whether to receive this treatment in our office or apply it yourself in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Corrective Dental Services

You may be unhappy about the spacing or misalignment of your teeth, but you would like to know more about the options available. We encourage you to call us at 210-614-3898 and talk to our friendly, highly trained staff about our corrective dental procedures -- from reliably effective and affordable metal braces to the latest innovative orthodontic methods like Invisalign® clear aligners. Invisalign treatment is a wonderful option for working adults because it produces similar results to traditional metal braces, but utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are virtually invisible. You are able to maintain your professional appearance and enjoy the dramatic improvement of properly aligned teeth without feeling self-conscious.

Restorative Dentistry

Regardless of how meticulous we are about our oral health care, unforeseen situations can result in damaged enamel, cavities, gum disease or even bone loss. Whether the cause is physical trauma or untreated decay, South Texas Smiles in San Antonio, Texas provides comprehensive dental service for all ages and we will work with you to find the dental treatment option that is perfectly suited to your individual oral health needs.

We want you to be well informed about your dental treatment options so that, in the event that you need a restorative dental procedure for damaged or lost teeth, you will be happily satisfied with your choice of crowns, a bridge, dental implants, or dentures. South Texas Smiles is dedicated to providing the people of San Antonio, Texas with dental services that are effective, affordable, and convenient.

Biological Dentistry

Biological dentistry emphasizes the link between your oral health and your body’s overall well-being. Did you know that 91% of people with heart disease also have periodontitis? We focus on thorough, consistent preventive care to help your mouth stay healthy, which ultimately helps keep your body healthy! Want to learn more about biological dentistry and how it can help you? Contact South Texas Smiles at 210-614-3898 today!

Innovative Dental Care Technology

We utilize the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment here at South Texas Smiles in order to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental care. Our dental team uses the iTero Element scanner to produce high-resolution 3D images of your upper and lower dental structures. The iTero's virtual model of your teeth is created without the time and discomfort required by the use of traditional x-ray photos and the dreaded dental impression goo necessary for making a physical model. In only seconds, your dental team will be able to show you a model of your teeth's current condition as well as a side-by-side simulation of your smile with its ideal spacing and alignment. The unprecedented resolution capable with the iTero Element allows the hygienists and dentist here at South Texas Smiles to provide you with a higher quality of oral health care by identifying dental problems such as early decay or microscopic fractures in a fraction of the time required by old-fashioned methods. This means that your dentist can give you a diagnosis with greater accuracy while also decreasing the amount of time for your examination.

Emergency Dental Care in San Antonio, Texas

Abscesses, tooth decay, infected gums, cavities, and other oral health problems can be incredibly uncomfortable, and we are here to treat dental issues that just can't wait for your regular check-up. Whether you're suffering from a painful cavity, cracked tooth, broken dentures, or a loose filling, please don't hesitate to give us a call! Research shows periodontal problems can potentially elevate the risk for other health issues, including diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you are in the San Antonio, Texas area and experiencing serious oral pain, call South Texas Smiles directly at 210-614-3898 and one of our team members will schedule a consultation with you during our regular business hours.

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So, whether you need a crown or a cleaning, call 210-614-3898 today for an appointment. We're also happy to answer any questions you may have – our team is here to make your dental experience pleasant, affordable, and beautifully effective.

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