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Dr. David A. Little, DDS, San Antonio, TX

Professionals in Dentistry
6961 U.S. Highway 87 East
San Antonio, TX 78263

Email:dlittledds@professionalsindentistry.com

Phone: 210.648.4411
Fax: 210.648.6498

As a small child I loved working with my hands in my father's custom boot company. This love, coupled with an inherited desire to help others, led me to pursue a doctorate degree in dentistry. I graduated in 1984 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Since that time, I've devoted a significant amount of time to refining my craft through continuing dental education.

In 1998, I began sharing my extensive experience and passion for advanced dental techniques with my professional colleagues. I've had the privilege of educating thousands of dentists around the world on advanced dental procedures and techniques through dental education workshops and clinical seminars.

When I am not practicing dentistry, I enjoy family time with my wife,Lee Ann, my daughter Morgan and my son Zachary. If I can sneak some 'alone' time, I love to play golf and follow my Spurs.

Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in our practice.

Monday
Apr072014

What is Sleep Apnea, With Dr. David Little, San Antonio, Texas

Sleep apnea is when you have a disruption in sleep where the air is not getting into your lungs and it can cause some pretty serious side effects, says Dr. David Little, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. David LittleOne of the first things that patients of Dr. Little will say is that their spouse says they snore.  Dr. Little will do a very good exam and he says the biggest problem is the blockage of air and airway.  Sleep studies can be done to really delve into what the problem is and then come up with a solution to take care of it. 

Snoring doesn't necessarily mean one has sleep apnea and that's why a sleep study is performed to determine if enough air is getting in what the severity is, says Dr. Little.  That information is classified as mild, moderate or severe and the proper diagnosis will give the patient the best treatment plan to take care of the problem, he says.

Dr. David Little is a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on his practice, click here.  He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Monday
Apr072014

Practice Philosophy, With Dr. David Little, San Antonio, Texas

The practice philosophy of Dr. David Little, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas is one of customer service.  His office surrounds a lake, so all of the treatment rooms get a relaxing view of the lake.

Dr. Little uses an inter-disciplinary approach in that every specialty of dentistry rotates through his office.  While they are not part of his practice, if Dr. Little refers a patient to a specialist, it's a specialist within the same building with the same team.  "It's nice to do total care under one roof," he says.

Dr. Little tries to make an office visit as seamless a process as possible.  By having the latest technology available, he can gather all of the information needed, share it with all of the specialists involved and come up with a treatment plan to deliver that care to the patient.

Dr. Little became a dentist mainly because he likes helping people and making them "whole again" is very important to him.

Dr. David Little is a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on his practice, click here.  He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Monday
Apr072014

Aesthetic Dentistry, With Dr. David Little, San Antonio, Texas

Aesthetic dentistry has come a long way, says Dr. David Little, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  There are a lot of tools available to dentists, including whitening teeth to give a bright smile.  Laser technology can be done, which is something Dr. Little calls periodontal plastic surgery.

Dr. Little can change the shape of the tissue and make a big difference in a smile.  He also says that we have all of the other specialities that can be called upon, such as orthodontics, to move the teeth so they can look better.  Veneers can also be done to change the color and shape and conservatively make a better smile.  Dr. Little can do reconstruction to replace crowns and rebuild bites and teeth, so they function and look good as well in a natural way.  Dr. Little can also place artificial roots and rebuild and entire smile.

Dr. Little says there is a gammet of things he can do to help a patient's smile.  He says that adults are never too old for braces and in fact, he's seen a shift in this area where most of his orthodontic patients are adults.  The truth is, he says, we're living longer these days so if we can get the teeth in the right position, that's going to set up for the dentition for the patient for the rest of their life.

Dr. David Little is a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on his practice, click here.  He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Friday
Apr042014

Laser Therapy, With Dr. David Little, San Antonio, Texas

There are several types of lasers dentists can use to help treat different conditions for patients.  Dr. David Little, in San Antonio, Texas, uses cold lasers to treat TMJ or jaw pain.  These lasers go on the outside of the mouth on the joint itself for 3 minutes on each side and patients see an immediate result.

Dr. Little also uses soft tissue lasers to make incisions, which allows him to avoid using a scalpel, giving him a precise incision and it's sterlizing and cauterizing at the same time.  As a result, there's better healing.

Lasers can also be used to treat oral lesions, such as cold sores.  It decreases healing time and pain associated with it.  In general, the use of lasers in the dental office leads to better healing times and less post-operative discomfort and Dr. Little says that he's able to go in and treat area that need more sterlization without the use of oral antibiotics.

Dr. David Little is a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on his practice, click here.  He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Friday
Apr042014

Oral Cancer Screening, With Dr. David Little, San Antonio, Texas

Dr. David Little feels that as a dentist, it's not just about the teeth.  He feels he's a diagnostician of the oral cavity and to that end, he says it's important to do a thorough oral cancer screening and a good physical exam of all the supporting structures on all of his patients.

Dr. Little, who practices in San Antonio, Texas, uses a Velscope to allow him to look and see if there are any changes in cell types in the mouth.  As this is part of every exam, Dr. Little says it's a very important thing he does for his patients.

To be able to diagnose oral cancer is a really important part of what Dr. Little does because nothing is more gratifying then the head something off.  With oral cancer, by the time you find it, it's a hard treatment and if it can be caught early, great things can be done for the patient.

Dr. David Little is a dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on his practice, click here.  He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.