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1313 Petersburg Street
Castroville, Texas 78009
(830) 931-2150

Your Trusted and Reliable Dentist in Castroville

happy young couple at the parkAt Medina Family Dental, our priority is to give you a healthy and beautiful smile that brings confidence and well-being. Dr. Otto Herod and our team of dental experts commit to providing the latest care that modern dentistry has to offer, so we can give you the beautiful smile you deserve.

Dr. Herod serves his patients with care and compassion, knowing that a visit to the dentist can be very stressful for many people. Our team does everything we can to make your visit with us as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Whether you're in Castroville or one of our surrounding communities, we are here to meet and exceed all your dental needs and expectations. Contact us today to set up your appointment so we can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.


Dental Services to Fit Your Needs

At our Castroville dental office, our team knows that your smile is unique to you. Your dental condition can affect your overall well-being, so we provide comprehensive services that help promote and maintain your oral health. Some of the services we provide are:

Modern Dentistry in Castroville

We know that technology is constantly changing. We are dedicated to continuing our education by attending seminars on the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Herod uses intraoral cameras so you can see what we see and stay informed on the current state of your dental health. From the moment you walk into our state-of-the-art dental office, you'll know that we have the treatment options to fit your needs.

Compassionate and Considerate Dental Solutions

close up of smiling mature manPicking a dentist can be a daunting task, especially if going to the dentist causes fear and anxiety. Our friendly and compassionate staff provide care that is as comfortable as possible and work with you to fully understand all your dental needs and desires. With nitrous and oral sedation, we can offer treatment options that help alleviate anxiety.

Our Castroville dental team takes the time to answer any questions you have and will explain every treatment option fully to ensure you feel confident proceeding with your care.

A Friendly and Expert Dentist in Castroville

Restoring and enhancing the beauty of your smile is our passion at Medina Family Dental. Whether it's for a cleaning, cosmetic procedure, or one of our many other services, Dr. Otto Herod and our staff of dental professionals are here for all your oral health needs. We are proud to serve our community of Castroville and the surrounding areas with cutting-edge technologies and a welcoming atmosphere. Contact us to set up your appointment today!


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A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.  It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and...

Exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry in Castroville A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. However, cosmetic imperfections can dim your confidence and make you hesitate to share your smile with the world. At Medina Family Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help you make a fabulous first impression. Each of our treatment options protects and preserves your oral health while improving the aesthetics of your one-of-a-kind smile. We're your destination for quality cosmetic dentistry in Castroville. Whether you want to...

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in...

It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness.  However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health.  Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always...

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusions*).  Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an orthodontist, who has completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school.  Recent years have brought about many changes within the dental industry, specifically with regards to orthodontic treatment and care.  Now more than ever patients are experiencing fewer incidences of cavities and...

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What should I do if I have bad breath?

Bad breath (halitosis) can be an unpleasant and embarrassing condition.  Many of us may not realize that we have bad breath, but everyone has it from time to time, especially in the morning. There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people, the major reason is due to ...Read More

Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums.  The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay.  Also, if plaque is not removed, ...Read More

Over the years there has been some concern as to the safety of amalgam (silver) fillings.  An amalgam is a blend of copper, silver, tin and zinc, bound by elemental mercury.  Dentists have used this blended metal to fill teeth for more than 100 years.  The controversy is due to claims that the ...Read More

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.  At these visits, ...Read More

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.  Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms.  Having ...Read More

Brushing our teeth removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria from all tooth surfaces, except in between the teeth.  Unfortunately, our toothbrush can’t reach these areas that are highly susceptible to decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth ...Read More

If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile. Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years, not only due to the many advances in cosmetic ...Read More

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth.  They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile. Veneers may be used to ...Read More

Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, ...Read More

With many state-of-the-art dental treatments and prevention options available in dentistry today, there are fewer reasons for having to extract (remove) teeth.  When something does go wrong with a tooth, we try to do everything possible to restore the tooth to its original function.  Removing a ...Read More