What kind of investments do you make in self-care? Veneers boost your smile as well as your emotional and physical health.
Seeing a lot of natural and lovely smiles in the greater San Diego area? One El Cajon cosmetic dentist explains what everyday people need to know about dental veneers.
Families, like smiles, come in all sizes and loving varieties. One thing they all have in common is parents. And parents dramatically affect children’s health and development. That includes oral health. The more the parents model healthy habits, practice and instill values of self-care, including good oral hygiene, and invest in their kids’ dental care, […]
Dental X-rays show your dentist the mysteries of your teeth, jaw, and sinuses. Unlike your Facebook Profile pic, which gives a first impression of your personality–laid-back surfer, rescue dog lover, quilting warrior—your dental X-ray reveals what even you don’t know. An X-ray might show decay under an old filling. Or an abscess or impacted tooth. […]
It started out as a simple dental cleaning. With your mouth agape, you hear the hygienist repeat 5 several times as she probes your teeth. You think to yourself, fives are good, right? Then the dentist comes in. She probes your back molars, takes off her mask and pats your arm gently. “You’ve got some […]
The holiday season with its festivities of sugar is behind us. Like many, you’ve now recalibrated to a healthier lifestyle. You’re exercising and eating only good fats and above-ground veggies. The only candy in your house is something stuck to the bottom of your shoe. You brush and floss with a vengeance. You’ve made it […]
Regardless of what your smile needs (cosmetic improvement, tooth restoration, even dentures), there’s one thing you’ll want when we’re done: attractive, natural-looking teeth. Getting teeth to look their natural best comes from the shape and color assessments we make throughout the procedure. Color depends of tooth size and thickness, location in the mouth, your skin […]
We have informational brochures in our office concerning snoring and sleep apnea. If you suffer from these problems or are losing sleep because of someone who does, answering these simple questions may help you identify your symptoms. A Sleep Quiz I have been told that I snore. I have been told that I snore loudly, […]
Why Early Detection is so Important Wouldn’t you say that the best dental treatment is the one you never had to undergo in the first place—because it was caught and corrected in time? We sure would! We’re always on the lookout for a potential problem that can be avoided. That’s why during any checkup, we […]
The search for a substance that would let a patient slip into merciful oblivion during surgery has been one of mankind’s goals for centuries. In North America, we can thank a dentist, Horace Wells of Connecticut, for the development of nitrous oxide as a form of dental anesthesia. During the early 1840s, Dr. Wells was […]