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1532 N Walnut AveNew Braunfels, TX 78130
1592 Common StNew Braunfels, TX 78130
From Business: Welcome to Today’s Smile Family Dentistry. We strive to provide comprehensive state-of-the-art dental treatment to you and your family in order that your smile will give you comfort, health and pride.
831 Landa St Ste DNew Braunfels, TX 78130
IF YOU ARE SCARED TO GO TO THE DENTIST, LIKE I AM, THEN PLEASE TAKE MY ADVISE AND DO NOT SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ANY OTHER OFFICE THAN THE BEDFORD'S!!! FROM THE TIME I STEPPED FOOT INTO THE OFFICE I HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE! I WAS GREATED BY THE STAFF AS SOON AS I WALKED IN AND THEY MADE ME F…
2830 Town Center DrNew Braunfels, TX 78130
From Business: Aspen Dental dentists are dedicated to making it easier to get the care you need. They believe in treating each patient like family and providing comprehensive care in a compassionate and judgment-free environment. At Aspen Dental, we’ve simplified everything to give you peace of mind. We make payment the easy part with tr…
1395 Sattler Rd Ste 4New Braunfels, TX 78132
From Business: Gentle Dentistry. If you need general, restorative or cosmetic dentistry in the Canyon Lake, TX area, Dr. Fred Wilson, DDS is who you need. A beautiful smile is something we all want, and Dr. Wilson at Canyon Lake Dental Care will provide you and your family with the right dental procedures for your needs. We believe in pr…
1309 Hillcrest DrNew Braunfels, TX 78130
From Business: Dr. John B. Moczygemba is a native of Cestohowa, Tx. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1987.
245 Hunters Vlg Ste ANew Braunfels, TX 78132
From Business: At Hunters Village Dental, Dr. Wuensch and his team provide compassionate, thoughtful family dentistry. We use state of the art equipment and have an on-site dental lab.We offer a full line of preventive, emergency and cosmetic services including sedation dentistry and custom whitening.Please come and visit our comfortable…
652 N Houston AveNew Braunfels, TX 78130
My family has gone to Dr. Haerens for years for our dental care. He always does a fantastic job with our cleanings and explains everything in detail if any additional work is needed. Dr. Haerens is always so patient with my children that their cleanings are never a fuss. His office staff is alw…
161 Creekside Way Ste 102New Braunfels, TX 78130
I have gone to Familia Dental here in NB, Tx three times now. I absolutely love it and recommend it to my co-workers. The first visit was for a deep cleaning on the right, second visit for a deep cleaning on the left, and third visit for six fillings. The dentist is very nice and the staff was v…
1583 Common St Ste 202New Braunfels, TX 78130
I am Jolene Neighbors. I had an appointment with Dawn Brown (dental hygienist) today, December 8, 2016. Dawn has been my dental hygienist for several years, and she is the best! Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Cole have been my dentists for several years as well and are the best, also! I am so satisfied…
1099 N Walnut Ave Ste BNew Braunfels, TX 78130
I am afraid of dentists and it had been 7 years since I had last seen one. I was scared and embarrassed and brought a friend to literally hold my hand. Dr. Allen came over to say hello to us in the waiting room, noticed I was quiet and asked if I was ok (not really). When I got in the chair, m…
1280 Common StNew Braunfels, TX 78130
Dr. Justin Barber is the most awesome cosmetic dentist here in New Braunfels, TX. He's good about talking to you about your options and taking the time to answer questions. Very laid back--not trying to run off to another appointment all the time.
385 Landa StNew Braunfels, TX 78130
Worst dentist ever! The only thing he cares about is how much money he can squeeze from your pocket. His personal motto is "If it's my crown it's fine, if it's another dentists crown then it needs to be replaced" He said that to me numerous times. I've personally seen him take advantage of an …
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I am afraid of dentists and it had been 7 years since I had last seen one. I was scared and embarrassed and brought a friend to literally hold my hand. Dr. Allen came over to say hello to us in the waiting room, noticed I was quiet and asked if I was ok (not really). When I got in the chair, my friend told him I was afraid and he jokingly responded that he “spoke dentist” and he could tell when people stopped making eye contact. His sense of humor and calm demeanor helped me stay as relaxed as I could. I didn’t feel judged for being afraid or not having gone to a dentist in so long. He asked about why I was afraid and understood why someone could be scared. Dr. Allen made sure I was ok the entire time he cleaned my teeth and kept reminding me to breathe while chatting and joking with my emotional support friend. No other dentist has taken the time to explain what they were doing, why and the what the long terms effects of things could be. He showed me the x-rays and went through them with me to so I could see what he was talking about. I had 3 cavities which he offered to fill that day since there weren’t any other other appointments afterwards. Being brave, I agreed to get one of them filled and I’d come back for the other ones. The filling was done so fast and without discomfort or pain that next thing I know, I’d agreed and gotten all 3 of them filled! . After I was done, I went back to the waiting room and played with Dr. Allen’s boys while my friend got his teeth cleaned. Having a small pillow fight with a happy child was a great way to feel less anxious and, once I stopped freaking out, it seemed like a pretty cozy office. I will be sure to schedule future dentist visits here. The whole experience was better than I could have imagined and I am so thankful for the time Dr. Allen took to make me feel comfortable and explain what was happening.
Was excellent. Waited less than 5 minutes. Staff was warm. Professionalism and procedure, Big League!
I am Jolene Neighbors. I had an appointment with Dawn Brown (dental hygienist) today, December 8, 2016. Dawn has been my dental hygienist for several years, and she is the best! Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Cole have been my dentists for several years as well and are the best, also! I am so satisfied with the dental care I receive and the professionalism and helpfulness of the entire staff that I look forward to my dental appointments.
Worst dentist ever! The only thing he cares about is how much money he can squeeze from your pocket. His personal motto is "If it's my crown it's fine, if it's another dentists crown then it needs to be replaced" He said that to me numerous times. I've personally seen him take advantage of an elderly old lady telling her she needed a crown on a wisdom tooth when she didn't even have an opposing tooth to chew with it. He does faulty fillings so they fail so you will need to come back for a crown. He's a crooked dentist and I feel sorry for all of his patients!
I have gone to Familia Dental here in NB, Tx three times now. I absolutely love it and recommend it to my co-workers. The first visit was for a deep cleaning on the right, second visit for a deep cleaning on the left, and third visit for six fillings. The dentist is very nice and the staff was very friendly and professional. The dental office was clean and neat. I'm used to ridiculously loud and obnoxious waiting areas with dirty kids running around (San Antonio) and this was a very nice change. The office hours are convenient for me since I work M-F 8-5, two appointments were at 6pm and one on a Saturday. I don't wait long in the waiting area at all and it never took longer than one hour, even for my six fillings. I plan on going back and will take my husband and son there as well.
I have to agree about the only positive seeming insincere, if you look closely, one of the reviews posted on 05/11/2011"My smile finally looks the way...I've always wanted it to. My teeth are healthy and beautiful now and it's thanks to Familia Dental.", but within 8 days was also posting a positive review for a hygienist in Corpus. I sincerely apologize if this is a mistake and the post is meant for the same hygienist , but since this review is located in yp under Familia Dental on Creekside Way in New Braunfels, it does seem odd to have another post from Corpus within 8 days. I have found that most of the staff are incredibly unprofessional and unscrupulous. I have been lied to as well as been charged for an appointment that was cancelled on me, because someone wrote in the books that I cancelled in which I did not at that time. The Orthodontist cancelled. How do you deal with a co. like this? Now due to insurance problems, I am forced to stay here until some things are worked out, and then I can finally go find another Orthodontist. When Medicaid requested more x-rays, we had to wait an entire month before they told us during our appointment, in which they knew about 20 days prior and then had to set the appointment up again for an entire 30 days later since they did not make time to do the x-rays for the day they finally told me. This means every month I am having to pay for what will probably be covered by Medicaid and I am totally broke. The billing department has no heart at all. There are, however some nice people such as Amy, the front desk assistant and one of the Dental assistants, sorry bad on names. There are a few that will really try hard to help. For the most part we did not get to see the regular Orthro more than about 1/2 of the appointments scheduled as they were shorthanded, explaining that CORPORATE was in charge of scheduling. How do you make braces work when they are not adjusted regularly? What a nightmare. I just pray it Is over soon. Anytime I have tried to fix things, it only makes it worse as they will just transfer you and also transfer the blame and so you get nowhere but frustrated. As soon as the insurance is clear, we are out of there. Can anyone recommend a fantastic Orthro in New Braunfels? Honestly, I believe most the problems are coming from Corporate and higher up, so maybe I should not be so hard on the local people, but some of the front people were not very helpful or nice. Hate to say this, but I wish I had gone in with my eyes open. Hope this helps you all.P.S.One other detail, the only positive reviews were back in the middle of 2011
This is by far the worst dental experience I have EVER had. Ridiculously long waiting times.Original paper work was lost by staff. Never returned phone calls and took months to set up first appointment! We were actually forgotten about and ended up spending and extra 2 hours in the office( 4hrs. total). Office policy is to over book schedule. We spent 5hrs waiting one Saturday when we were early for our scheduled appointment! Showed up one day and were told our appointment was rescheduled to another day and we were not informed. Final straw when we were told orthodontist was only there on Saturdays but was out of the office 4 Saturdays in the time frame we needed to schedule!!! Worst dental and orthodontist on the planet!!!!
By far one of the best dental offices I have been to. The staff and Dr. Barber are polite, caring, understanding and always help to have a pain free visit! Highly recommend!
One of the best dentist offices I have ever been to. Extremely friendly staff, very clean, best experience you can have at a dentist office!
This is a very comfortable place to have work done. They are comfortable to be with Never judgmental and always positive!
The human mouth is a complex biological system, and no two individuals have the same oral care needs. Here are some of the more common dentists people seek out to improve their oral health:
These dentists generally serve as the primary provider of dental care. If you need your teeth cleaned, crowns and bridges placed or any number of cosmetic procedures, book an appointment with a general dentist. Though not as common, these dentists will also provide more specialized services, including some forms of oral surgery - chief among them root canals and restorative care - fitting patients with a mouthguard and counseling people on how to stop smoking and what constitutes proper nutrition.
To become an endodontist means undergoing an additional two years of training beyond dental school. As a result, these specialized dentists perform more specific procedures beyond general teeth cleaning and repair work. While a dentist may perform a handful of root canal treatments in a week, an endodontist may end up working on 20 or more in the same timespan. Your average endodontist also repairs teeth damaged by trauma and performs endodontic retreatments, which is repeat root canal procedure. Their added training also means that the endodontist is much more adept at utilizing complex dental equipment - especially ultrasonic instruments or microscopes. Most of that equipment is used to improve the health of teeth that are affected by disease and even congenital deformities.
Proper oral care starts when you're young, and that's why pediatric dentists are so important. These dentists treat people under the age of 13, though there are exceptions based on a child's unique dental background. Pediatric dentists face unique challenges, because they must treat newly teething babies and children losing their primary teeth.
Though cleanings are an integral part of their job, pediatric dentists are mostly concerned with planning ahead. That means working to ensure the child has straight teeth and correcting an improper bite. However, they also help address more child-specific conditions of thumb sucking and an over-reliance on pacifiers. As a result, pediatric dentists usually require an additional two-year residency working with infants and children.
Pathology refers to the study of disease, specifically as it presents in tissue. Oral pathologists, then, are responsible for studying the diseases that affect the tissue of the mouth and other surrounding muscle groups. These experts are considered to be true specialists, having focused their work on very niche areas of both dentistry and pathology. Though oral pathology is rather specialized, it's a vital component of the oral health industry. By analyzing tissue taken from biopsies, oral pathologists can help diagnose and eventually treat a number of oral diseases, including leukoplakia, cementoma and squamous cell carcinoma, among others.
Similar to the endodontist, periodontists receive several additional years of training beyond dental school. However, whereas endodontists study advanced treatments, periodontists generally have a very specific field of interest. Your average periodontist focuses less on cleanings and more on diagnosing and treating gingivitis, periodontitis, which is an untreated form of the aforementioned ailment, and other periodontal diseases. Periodontists treat patients with more complicated oral care backgrounds, those people who require root planing - where dentists clean any infected surfaces - and root debridement, or the removal of dead tissue. Periodontists are especially concerned with proper gum health, including painful recession and teeth alignment.
Most of the aforementioned dentists are concerned with the health and well-being of a patient's teeth. While that is important to cosmetic dentists, they specialize in a number of different treatments meant to enhance the look or aesthetic of your teeth. To begin the average appointment, cosmetic dentists will examine your teeth for any imperfections or irregularities, and then suggest ways to make your teeth more white or properly aligned. The most popular such treatments are bleaching - where special chemicals are used to whiten your teeth - placing veneers or caps to alter the appearance of teeth, and bonding, where dentists fill unappealing gaps with structural replacement material.
Orthodontists are responsible for treating most dental irregularities, which includes everything from misaligned jaws - like an under or overbite - to overcrowding teeth and even certain cosmetic issues. Following dental school, the would-be orthodontist then has another three years of schooling, most of which is clinical experience in an orthodontic residency program. To properly diagnose and treat most dentofacial issues, the orthodontist relies on a collection of corrective gear. That includes braces, retainers and various facemask configurations. Though orthodontists work with people of all ages, the bulk of patients are young children and teens.
Similar to the field of orthodontics, the average prosthodontist receives an additional three years of training following dental school. And though prosthodontics is something of a cosmetic field like orthodontics, it's primarily concerned with replacing missing teeth. Prosthodontists have a number of teeth-replacing procedures to implement, including filling veneers, onlays and inlays, bridges, crowns and complete or partial dentures. Beyond their work in implant dentistry, these experts treat a number of other mouth-related ailments, namely snoring, post-cancer jaw reconstruction, traumatic injuries and pain related to lock jaw and other temporomandibular joint disorders.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
Similar to endodontists, these specialists - one of nine such unique fields recognized by the American Dental Association - utilize machinery to treat and diagnose patients. Specifically, these dentists make use of radiographic imaging to treat those diseases and ailments that impact the teeth, mouth and the maxillofacial region, which consists of the face and jaw. While X-rays are a popular option, OMRs also rely on plain and computed tomography, MRIs, ultrasounds and other forms of digital imaging. OMRs are among the first adaptors of new technology, using innovations in the field of imaging to find increasingly effective ways at understanding the impact of oral disease and what that means to patients.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Your primary dentist may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon if you experience facial pain, or if he or she suspects you have some variety of oral cancer. OMSs are also your primary source when planning most oral surgeries, like tooth extractions, cyst repairs and removals, and dental implants. However, an OMS can also treat a number of other ailments and diseases related to the maxillofacial region. For instance, malformations in your facial bones can cause sleep apnea, and an OMS can perform corrective surgery that removes or shapes bone. Many of these experts are also involved with more cosmetic procedures, performing or assisting with facial implants and rhinoplasty, in which the nose bone is modified.
Dental Public Health Clinics
These clinics are available in most cities across the U.S., and they're meant to offer affordable health care to many low-income families and individuals. Though it differs depending on the specific clinic, the average clinic offers only the most essential oral care services, including X-rays, teeth cleaning, basic root canals and repairs, and tooth extractions. The fees an individual pays depend on a number of different factors, and most clinics have a sliding-fee that is determined equally by income and family size.
There are several different kinds of dentists, each one with his or her own specialty. However, there are a core group of ailments all dentists treat. Conditions include:
Tooth Decay: When your teeth fall out or begin to disintegrate in your mouth, improper brushing is often to blame. Certain infections also cause tooth loss or decay. One of the most affective ways to prevent tooth decay is with regular brushing and flossing right at home.
Bad Breath: As your teeth fall out or you don't brush properly, your gums and teeth begin to break down and cause foul odors. Other causes of bad breath include gum disease and oral infections. As with tooth decay, brushing and flossing are vital, as is regular tongue scraping and the use of mouthwash.
Teeth Sensitivity: Some people are born with teeth that are naturally sensitive to cold. A lack of brushing can also comprise your teeth's natural protection. The best method to help protect otherwise sensitive teeth is to use specialized toothpaste geared toward people with worn or damaged teeth.
Dry Mouth: Certain medications will cause your salivary glands to stop producing spit. This in turn can harm the structure of your teeth and gums. There are several at-home measures you can take to combat dry mouth. These include regular hydration, chewing sugar-free gum, which also hydrates your mouth, and avoiding mouthwash with alcohol in it, which dries out your entire mouth.
Teeth Grinding: For many people, grinding their teeth - also known as bruxism - is a subconscious behavior, usually the result of stress. It can eventually damage your teeth. The only way to treat your grinding habit is to meet with an endodontist, who will fit you with with a bite plate to mitigate the damage to your teeth.
Mouth Sores: Also called canker sores, these painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. As a result, your primary physician will have to examine the bump, find its root cause and then help develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.
Discoloration: Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Proper brushing can usually prevent discolored teeth before they happen. However, if your teeth become worse, many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
Proper oral care begins at home. The following are a few preventative measures you can take to keep your teeth and gums healthy. They just may reduce your time spent in your dentist's chair.
Remember Your Angles
When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle. That way, you're able to hit every surface of each tooth.
Don't Forget the Tongue
Within your mouth, your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Be sure to brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
Brushing alone isn't enough to keep your mouth healthy, and that's why flossing is so important. Each time you floss, be sure to have at least 18 inches of floss available, which is what you should go through if you use proper technique. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
Watch What You Eat
Sugar, alcohol and coffee all contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
Keep in Mind the Mouthwash
Though not a requirement, mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains. However, don't overuse mouthwash, as it can cause a number of ailments.
Proper oral care is an integral component of your greater well-being, which highlights why having the right dentist is of the utmost importance. Consider the following as you make an effort to find a dentist who will fit your unique medical history:
Find a Recommendation
It's important to use a dentist whom you feel comfortable with. Because that's difficult to achieve by simply choosing names out of a phone book, you should always seek out a recommendation. Whether it's a friend, family member or co-worker, this individual can offer intimate details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care. Be sure to always ask plenty of questions.
Vet Your Dentist
Once you get a recommendation from a friend, don't simply book your first cleaning right away. Instead, meet with any prospective dentists to conduct a series of pretreatment interview. During this session, you can ask them about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments. Just be aware that booking this time can be difficult based on a dentist's schedule.
Consider Accessibility and Other Factors
Perhaps you've met a dentist with whom you feel comfortable. Not only that, but this dentist's payment options are suitable for your finances. However, don't be so quick to make a final decision, as other factors may influence your choice. Is the dentist's office nearby, or do you have to drive out of your way? Is the office open at a time that will fit the rest of your schedule? How much flexibility will the dentist's staff offer in booking appointments? Though seemingly trivial, these factors are nonetheless important.
Check With Your State Board
One of the last things you should do before coming to a decision is to check with your state's dental board. Dentists must abide by different rules and regulations depending on where they practice, and the state board can outline what requirements your candidate must meet. These organizations can also offer information about any discrepancies in the dentist's background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
As with other forms of health care, insurance is a great way to both reduce associated costs and ensure you and your dependents receive the best care possible. However, you don't want to simply buy the first such plan you see. Here are some factors to consider when shopping for dental insurance:
Pick Your Plan
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all dental insurance plan. Instead, most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers. An indemnity or fee-for-service plan is just as it sounds and means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket. A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles. Similarly, a dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
Examine the Networks
As noted, PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs compared to other insurance plans or payment options, it also means you don't have quite as much say in the dentist who can treat you. That doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, especially if you know who is in the network. Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. Do research on each doctor - just as you would when picking a dentist otherwise. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
Consider Your Coverage
Sometimes, it's not just the doctor that you want to consider. For many people, even the plans with the best doctors are deemed a bad choice. The reason? The coverage is less-than-stellar. When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. Knowing just what you'll be responsible for is important, as you don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges. Depending on your employer, a human resources specialist can walk you through specific coverage options.
Make Your Plan Work for You
It's a sad fact that the dentist you want most might not be covered by the plan you've purchased. However, that doesn't mean that you have to look for dental services elsewhere. If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.