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Why People Love De Zavala Dental and Braces

Rafael R.
Excellent advice and examination by the dentist and staff. Admin took the time to explain what was covered by my policy and what wasn’t. Thank you.
Diana D.
The entire staff here is phenomenal, absolutely the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. They are all so kind, patient, and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I’m so happy I finally found a permanent dentist that I will continue to go to for the rest of my life! Thank you 🙏
Karen F.
Doctor and staff were friendly and so very nice. I had a great experience. Will definitely be going back to have work done.
Vanessa H.
From the ladies at the front desk, the hygienist, the assistant and the doctor everyone was so incredibly nice! I felt very comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. So glad I found this place!
Simon C.
Outstanding! Proactive, knowledgeable, prompt, caring dental providers to include affordable costs. Great people that value patients (customers) like yours truly. Thank you DeZavala Dental & Braces.
I’ve been twice so far and have been super happy with this dentist. They don’t nag you or make an unpleasant experience. Very knowledgeable and my favorite dentist by far. Cherry on top is it’s only half a mile from my house so I walk there.
Liz U.
I’m very happy with the dental care I’ve received. Plus, everyone is always so happy and friendly. It makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience.
Emma S.
Wonderful experience and talented caring staff! I get really anxious at the dentist but the entire staff from the front desk, hygienists and dentists all made me comfortable. Also went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule and were understanding when I had to reschedule an appointment last minute. Highly recommend!

Enjoy Brighter Smiles with Regular Preventive Care

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Recognizing the Signs When to See Your Dentist

Regular dental checkups are crucial, but how do you know it's time to see a dentist? Here are some signs:

  • Discomfort or Tooth Pain: Don't wait for it to become unbearable.
  • Sensitivity to Hot or Cold: This could indicate tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Bleeding Gums During Brushing or Flossing: A sign of potential gum disease.
  • Bad Breath or Dry Mouth: These can be symptoms of underlying dental issues.
  • Changes in Your Mouth: Such as sores, spots, or lumps.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s time to see your dentist as soon as possible!

The Importance of Regular Preventive Care

Why keep up with a regular preventive care schedule? Here are the reasons:

  • Early Detection of Issues: Regular checkups help in identifying problems early, often leading to easier and less costly treatments.
  • Maintaining Oral Health: Routine cleanings prevent plaque buildup, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  • Overall Health Connection: Oral health is linked to your overall health, including heart disease and diabetes.

Preventive care is not just about maintaining a healthy smile; it's about preserving your overall well-being.

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Pediatric Checkups: Caring for Our Youngest Patients

At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we provide specialized care for children. Pediatric checkups are tailored to be gentle and reassuring, making dental visits a positive experience. We focus on:

  • Education: Teaching kids about oral hygiene in a fun, engaging way.
  • Prevention: Applying sealants and fluoride treatments to protect young teeth.
  • Monitoring Growth: Keeping an eye on the development of teeth and jaws.

We create a friendly, comfortable environment for children to learn the importance of dental health.

Dr. Joel Olmos
DR. Joel Olmos
Dr. Parveen Bhatti
Dr. Parveen Bhatti
We’re changing the way San Antonio sees dentistry, one smile at a time! Join our dental family to see how we can give you the best dentist visit you’ve ever had!

Judgment-free Care

Our no-judgment zone ensures every patient feels welcome, understood, and cared for. Experience a warm, welcoming dental home where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Exceptional Team

Every member of the De Zavala team, from reception to our dental chair, is dedicated to making your visit relaxing and rewarding. We offer a comprehensive menu of services to cater to your every dental need!

The Steps of a Complete Adult Checkup

Is it time for your next checkup? Here’s what you can expect!

Medical History Review

Understanding your overall health and any changes since your last visit.

Oral Examination

Checking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Digital X-rays

To see beneath the surface, helping in detecting hidden problems.

Cleaning and Polishing

Removing plaque and tartar build-up, followed by polishing to remove stains.

Gum Health Evaluation

Assessing the health of your gums to prevent or treat gum disease.

Oral Cancer Screening

A crucial step for early detection of potential issues.

Personalized Dental Care Plan

Discussing findings and creating a tailored treatment plan if necessary.

Education and Advice

Tips on improving and maintaining oral hygiene at home.

Your Comprehensive Dental Care Destination

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Convenient Scheduling

We know life gets busy. That’s why we offer same-day appointments and flexible scheduling, including family block visits, to fit your lifestyle.

Transparent, Affordable Care

Expect honest, clear communication about your dental plan. We proudly serve everyone in our community, including military, educators, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
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Advanced Dental Technology

Our practice is equipped with the latest in dental tech, like 3D scanners and painless anesthetics, ensuring a comfortable and efficient dental experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental checkup?

A dental checkup is a routine visit to your dentist to examine your oral health. This includes checking for cavities, assessing gum health, and identifying any other potential issues. The checkup typically involves teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and may include dental X-rays.

How often should I get a dental checkup?

It's generally recommended to have a dental checkup every six months. However, some people may need more frequent visits depending on their specific oral health needs.

What happens during a dental checkup?

At De Zavala Dental and Braces, a dental checkup involves reviewing your dental and medical history, conducting a thorough oral examination, performing professional teeth cleaning, and possibly taking digital X-rays. Our dentist will also discuss any findings with you and provide personalized oral health advice.

Why are regular dental checkups important?

Regular dental checkups are vital for early detection and treatment of oral health issues. They help prevent more serious and costly problems in the future and are key to maintaining overall oral hygiene and health.

Are dental checkups painful?

Dental checkups are typically not painful. Some people might experience slight discomfort during teeth cleaning or sensitivity during the examination, but our team at De Zavala Dental and Braces strives to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

What should I do between each dental checkup?

To maintain good oral hygiene, you should brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash. It's also important to avoid excessive sugary foods and drinks and follow any specific care instructions given by your dentist.

Do dental checkups include oral cancer screening?

Yes, at De Zavala Dental and Braces, we include oral cancer screening in our comprehensive dental checkup process to ensure all aspects of your oral health are monitored.

How can I prepare for a dental checkup?

Prepare for your dental checkup by brushing and flossing your teeth, making a list of any questions or concerns, and bringing a list of medications you're currently taking.

Are dental checkups covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover dental checkups as part of preventive care. However, coverage details can vary, so it's important to check with your specific insurance provider.

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In-house Financing
PPO Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
Tricare Active Reservists
Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
Standard Insurance
Securian/Patriot Dental
Securian Dental
Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
Public Employee Health Program (PEHP)
PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
Physicians Mutual (Dental)
Oklahoma DRS Doc
Phoenix Health Plans (DentaQuest)
Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
North Dakota Dental Service
Minnesota Blue Cross Dental (UCCI)
Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
Medicaid of Texas - DentaQuest
Medicaid of Utah
Medicaid of Texas - MCNA
Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Minnesota
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
Medicaid of Alabama
HealthScope Benefits
Managed DentalGuard
Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
Humana Specialty Benefits Florida Healthy Kids Dental
Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
HealthScope Benefits/ACPMO
HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
Delta Dental of Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
Delta Dental of Ohio
Delta Dental of North Dakota
Delta Dental of North Carolina
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Blue Cross Blue Shield
In-house Financing
PPO Plan
United Concordia
United Healthcare

De Zavala Dental and Braces is Here to Make You Smile