World Smile Day – October 6

San Antonio TX Cosmetic DentistryWorld Smile Day is on October 6th this year. Were you aware that this was even a day? We were surprised to learn that is was as well. Apparently an artist named Harvey Ball created the famous smiley face in 1963. He created the signature smiley face for an insurance company who wanted to help boost the company’s morale. From that small start, it became a household symbol of happiness. Mr. Ball created the World Smile Day to combat the commercialization of his smiley creation. His hope was that this day would encourage people to do acts of kindness, or help someone smile. Read more…

Teeth Whitening For You

San Antonio TX Cosmetic Dental TreatmentsAt Thousand Oaks Dental, Dr.Thompson offers many cosmetic dentistry options with you in mind. She offers services such as veneers, porcelain crowns, composite fillings, teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Each of these options are designed for her patients to enjoy a smile that satisfies their expectations of what a proper smile should look like.
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Reasons You May Have A Chewer In Your Family

San Antonio TX Family DentistAt Thousand Oaks Dental, we celebrate all of our patients’ unique needs. We know that every person that comes through our doors has attributes and gifts that make our world a more beautiful place. We’re thankful for each of you.

We also know that each unique patient comes with his or her own set of specific needs. Some patients have found that chewing on items helps in some ways. There are many reasons why you may have a chewer in your family. Read more…

Independence

San Antonio TX DentistAt Thousand Oaks Dental, we’d like to wish you a very happy Independence Day on July 4th. How do you usually celebrate on July 4th? We hope your day is filled with many friends, family, and yummy foods! Celebrating this day in the United States is an important thing. It’s a way to remember and be grateful for our independence as a nation.

Dr. Thompson would also like to offer you a way be grateful for your teeth. By caring for them through preventative treatments you can declare your family’s desire to be free from cavities and tooth decay. Read more…

Thousand Oaks Dental – A Vital Part Of The San Antonio Community

San Antonio TX DentistI, Dr. Thompson, am proud to live and work in the great city of San Antonio. It’s an honor and joy to serve in a community filled with people who make our culture rich and friendly. I love opportunities to do community outreach to help enrich the place where we live. How can I not want to give back to such a great city that signifies the “Come And Take It” attitude of our history at the Alamo? Read more…

A Natural Alternative To Sedation Dentistry

San Antonio TX Family DentistSedation dentistry is a solution for patients who, for one reason or another, experience a great deal of dental anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing dental anxiety. A past poor dental experience can scar your impression of dental offices. Many people experience anxiety related to any physical pain. Or maybe, just the fear of the unknown is causing you to feel you need sedation dentistry. For whatever reason you are experiencing anxiety, we’re sorry. We know these fears are real, and we never want them to hold you back from getting the dental care that you need. Read more…

Oral Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

San Antonio TX Oral Cancer ScreeningsOver 45,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and only 57% of those newly diagnosed will be living in 5 years. There’s an easy test that can and should be utilized when you visit your dentist to discover oral cancer as early as possible.

Oral Cancer is also known as mouth cancer. It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the tissues in the mouth. There are several types of oral cancers, but 90% begin in the tissues that line the mouth and lips. Most commonly, oral cancers involve the tongue. It can also occur on the floor of the mouth, inside layer of the cheek, gums, lips or palate (roof of the mouth). Read more…

Benefits of Visiting a Multi-Specialty Dental Clinic for Your Continuing Care

San Antonio TX DentistWhen it comes to keeping your smile healthy, should your family visit a general dentist, or opt to go to a multi-specialty clinic for your care?

Here are just a few reasons why so many people choose Thousand Oaks Dental for their ongoing oral health needs: Read more…

4 Last-Minute Tips for a Wedding-Ready Smile

San Antonio TX Cosmetic DentistryYou can’t believe how fast the big day is coming up. You’re going to be married in just a few weeks!

The final planning stages are incredibly busy. But don’t forget to schedule in a little you-time so you can relax and prep your smile to look it’s best on your most special day. Try these tips so you can really shine for your sweetheart – and the cameras! Read more…