Family Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you worried about the high price of dentistry?

Please do not be. At Aguirre Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing state of the art dentistry at very reasonable prices. Think receiving Cadillac treatment for the price of a Chevy.

We provide payment plans for every patient with little or no downpayment.


Are you afraid of the dentist?

With us you will find out that treatment and dental visits are very pleasant. Sedation is available.

Would you like a prettier smile or smile without having to cover your mouth?

If you come in, you’ll find we build beautiful smiles on a daily basis.

Are you in pain?

Well you don’t have to be. We will see you TODAY and have you out of pain immediately.

Do you have ill fitting dentures?

Are you afraid to eat in public or in front of family or friends?

We have several solutions to the problem. We have 33 years of experience to make sure the problem is solved.

At Aguirre Family Dentistry, we strive for, attain, and deliver the highest quality of dental care for our patients. We treat every patient in a caring, concerned, empathetic, understanding, honest, and professional manner.

Dr. José Aguirre, DMD

Dr. José Aguirre, affectionally known as “Dr. J,” has been practicing dentistry for 33 years. A highly experienced dentist, Dr. J has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University and a Doctor in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his general dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After his studies, Dr. José settled in San Antonio and has been serving the same neighborhood of West Side of San Antonio for most of his life.  

Dr. J says that he loves being involved in total patient care, caring for the most difficult and complex dental cases.  He performs most all services in-house and rarely refers patients out of office. He loves his West Side patients saying they are the most down to earth people he’s ever met. 

Dr. J. is a lifelong learner and enjoys studying new and cutting-edge dental technology and techniques.  In his spare time, he is an avid sportsman enjoying fishing, kayaking, camping, mountain hiking, and marathon running.

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We are located across the hall from Aguirre Pediatrics in suite 105.

 Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Walk-ins and call-ins welcome

We offer a full complement of dental services

Oral Exams & X-Rays

Regular checkups are the best way to keep your smile in great shape and avoid dental emergencies


Regular cleanings are the best possible way to keep your smile healthy and bright and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.


Dental fillings are a treatment option to help restore the function and appearance of a tooth that is damaged or decayed.


Sometimes the best possible option to help solve a dental emergency or prevent future problems is to remove a tooth.

Teeth Whitening

We offer in-office teeth whitening treatments, as well as several options for you to use at home to give your smile that just-been-to-the-dentist sparkle.

Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment option that is designed to repair and “save” a damaged or infected tooth, as an alternative to removing it

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a restoration option to help bring your teeth back to their original appearance and function.  Many patients can’t tell the difference between their crown and original teeth.

Pediatric Dentistry

Great dental health habits that last a lifetime begin at a young age. At 1st Family Dental, we can help you prepare your child for their first visit to the dental office, and set up excellent oral health routines at home.

Oral Exams and X-Rays

Would you like to have a healthy smile?

Regular checkups are the best way to keep your smile in great shape and avoid dental emergencies and other issues that can become more costly. We will review your digital x-rays and perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums. We can spot the signs of problems such as cavities or gum disease and help you proactively take care of them. Regular dental checkups are a great time to ask us about any questions you may have about your oral health, and review tips and techniques for good brushing and flossing habits. We want to keep your smile as healthy as possible between visits.

Cleaning and Dental Hygiene

Do you want to avoid gingivitis? 

The best possible way to avoid dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, dental pain and other emergencies is to prevent them in the first place. A great at-home oral hygiene routine, plus visits to see your dentist for regular check-ups and dental cleanings every 6 months is an unbeatable combination in prevention.

Regular dental cleanings usually go hand in hand with a comprehensive oral exam or a regular evaluation.  Once the exam has been completed, unless your dentist has diagnosed gum disease, the dentist, or hygienist will perform a regular cleaning, or prophylaxis.  For individuals with gum disease, your dentist will recommend a deep cleaning to treat the issue and allow your mouth to heal.


Can you see or feel holes in your teeth? Once started, a cavity never stops growing.

Dental fillings are a treatment option to help restore the function and appearance of a tooth that is damaged or decayed. Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat a cavity.  Having a tooth “filled” is a very common procedure and can be completed in visit.

We only use a composite resin, white or tooth-colored. Composite resin is made of a combination of plastic and glass, and is natural-looking. All materials used in our procedures are certified safe with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We only use the best and most cost-efficient materials available.

Tooth Extraction

Do you have a painful tooth?

A Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Dental extractions are most often performed because a tooth has sustained damage or decay, or cannot be saved by Root Canal treatment, or to prepare for the placement of a Dental Implant. Advanced gum disease may be another contributing factor in a tooth extraction. Other reasons for a tooth extraction include making space in the mouth for braces or other orthodontic treatment, or in the case of pediatric patients, to allow room for adult teeth to grow.

A tooth extraction should be completely painless during and after the time of extraction! We use effective an anesthetic and sedation to keep you pain-free.

Teeth Whitening

Would you like to have you teeth the same color as when you were young?

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and getting regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, we offer several options to help make sure your smile is as bright as possible.

Professional in-office teeth whitening as well as follow-up home whitening can be a very visible and cost-effective way to transform your smile to it’s brightest.

Root Canal

Does your tooth hurt with hot or cold liquids? You might need a root canal.

A root canal is a treatment option that is designed to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth, as an alternative to removing it. Advancements in techniques and equipment for root canals have made it a quicker, easier, and often nearly pain-free procedure.

Root canal treatment is a treatment option available to “save” a tooth that has sustained damage, inflammation, or infection in the pulp, deep inside the tooth. Put simply, the damaged internal sections are removed from your tooth and replaced with material to seal the tooth.  In most cases a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from further decay and damage.


Is your cavity to big for a filling?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration and serves as a component in many different types of restorative treatments. Dental crowns are also known as “caps,” as they fit on top of existing teeth or over dental implants. Dental crowns are most often made of porcelain, a material that is both strong and non-porous (thus more resistant to staining like tooth enamel), and reflects light in much the same way as a natural tooth.

The crown is a very important part of the tooth structure. Crowns are usually the part of the tooth that people can see. Crowns have different shapes and surfaces for the different functions of each type of tooth. Another very important job of a dental crown is to protect the interior portion of the tooth from bacteria and decay. Crowns are covered with enamel, which is very hard and strong, but still vulnerable to damage and decay.

Pediatric Dentistry

Would you like your children to like going to the dentist? Give us the opportunity to show them a nice visit.

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on children from birth through adolescence.  The growth and development of a child’s mouth and jaw are an important part of overall development.  Pediatric dentistry focuses on promoting the development of positive oral hygiene routines at home, as well as healthy habits including diet that can help build healthy teeth and gums, while preventing decay and other dental issues. The teething process for children can start generally anywhere from 4-10 months, but some babies are born with teeth and other babies will not get their first tooth until after they are more than a year old.