Friday, November 22, 2013


Dental veneers are thin ceramic shells that cover the tooth structure and create a more brilliant, beautiful smile. Many of our patients at Cadena Dentistry choose to have veneers placed on their teeth for a variety of reasons. They might cover teeth that are stained or misshapen or opt for veneers because they have gaps in their teeth or have teeth that are slightly misaligned.
Veneers are bonded securely over the teeth and match the other natural teeth, so they don’t appear obvious to anyone else. After the veneers have been bonded to your teeth, Dr. Louis Cadena recommends following these post-op instructions:
  • Eat soft foods for the first few days.
  • Don’t chew extremely hard foods like raw carrots, ice or candy, as the porcelain can start breaking away.
  • Brush and floss the teeth with the veneers, just like your other natural teeth.
  • Visit us at Cadena Dentistry every six months for a routine check-up and professional cleaning.
Veneers can last a long time if patients follow these important instructions. If the gum begins to recede, they should return to our dental office in Del Rio, TX for replacement veneers. This doesn’t usually happen for many years and is simply part of the aging process. To find out more about veneers, contact us today.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Good oral hygiene is the first step to protecting your teeth and having less tooth decay, but sometimes it isn’t enough to have healthy teeth. Along with brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting our dental office every six months, we also provide dental sealants. They are especially useful for children who have their molars, which come in between 5 and 7 years of age, and again between 11 and 14 years of age.
Dental sealants protect the molars from cavities and tooth decay. The molars are most susceptible to cavities because they are chewed on most often, and decay because they are harder to reach with a toothbrush and dental floss. Dr. Louis Cadena can put a liquid sealant on these teeth that hardens and further protects to teeth from excessive decay. It can last about 10 years before needing to be applied again.
Patients of all ages visit us here at Cadena Dentistry in Del Rio, TX for dental sealants. It reduces the amount of work that needs to be done on the teeth over time and gives patients a healthy looking smile. Visit our website today to learn more about sealants or give us a call at 830-775-3322.