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Health Risks of Untreated TMJ Disorder

If you struggle with jaw pain, headaches, jaw stiffness or any other symptoms of TMJ Disorder (TMD), it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Not only will your symptoms worsen and cause significant discomfort, untreated TMD can have serious consequences for your dental, physical, and emotional health. Dr. George Georgaklis offers effective treatment for TMJ at his San Diego office. Although he may combine several treatments depending on your symptoms, custom-made oral splints are the foundation of his care. Take steps to protect your oral and physical health by scheduling a La Jolla TMJ evaluation as soon as possible. […]

By | January 19th, 2015|family dentist, TMJ Disorder|0 Comments

Family Dentist in San Diego on Children’s Dentistry Myths

You want the best for your kids. However, when it comes to dental care, things can get a bit confusing. There are a lot of myths floating around about pediatric dentistry, and it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. One website says fluoride is bad for teeth. Another says it’s important. Your mom tells you your child is too young for toothpaste, and your best friend says toothpaste is essential. What’s the real truth? Dr. George Georgaklis is an outstanding family dentist in San Diego, offering a full range of pediatric dental care. He can provide valuable information about the best ways to care for your little one’s beautiful smile. Test your ability to recognize dental myths with this brief, informative quiz. […]

By | January 9th, 2015|children's dentistry, family dentist|0 Comments

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of La Jolla Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is a common ailment among adults and older teens. Unfortunately, there can be a lot of confusion about this condition. For example, what causes La Jolla jaw pain? Will you suffer from the condition for the rest of your life? Are there any effective at-home remedies for jaw pain and facial swelling? Test your knowledge of San Diego jaw pain with this quick quiz. Then check your answers, and find out the most effective remedies for your discomfort. […]

By | December 25th, 2014|family dentist, TMJ Disorder|0 Comments

Signs You May Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth removal is a very common dental procedure. In fact, it seems that most people have their wisdom teeth out in their late teens. However, while many patients do require extraction, the procedure is not necessary for everyone. Dr. Georgaklis will not recommend removal if it is not necessary. He can often help you to manage your teeth, so you will never need an extraction. Through regular exams, he can monitor the development of your teeth and look for any complications. You may also notice symptoms that could indicate the need for removal. For example, if you suffer from third molar pain, an extraction at our San Diego practice may be the optimal solution. If you do require this treatment, Dr. Georgaklis will use extremely gentle techniques, resulting in minimal discomfort. […]

By | November 26th, 2014|family dentist, tooth extraction, wisdom teeth|0 Comments

Dental Anxiety Treatment – Prep for Your Trip to the Dentist

Anxiety is a common emotion to feel before your annual trip to the dentist. Not knowing whether or not you will have a cavity, or score low on the flossing scale can get anyone all wound up before they even step foot into the office. In my San Diego holistic dentistry practice, I work with multiple patients and assist them in curbing their dental anxiety before and during their visit. There are various methods and procedures I have found to be successful with my patients in the past. In preparing for your visit to the dentist, here are a few things to help you clear your dental anxiety. […]

Handling Pain Holistically

More and more people are waking to the awareness that our bodies are not comprised of compartmentalized systems that work independently of one another. It is true that modern medicine has made incredible advances thanks to the study and comprehension of how our nervous, digestive, circulatory, and other systems operate. But these systems all work together to support the health of one body. They are integrated, and damage to one system can have far-reaching impact to the rest of the body. This is the basis for holistic dentistry at our San Diego practice. […]

Dr. George Is One of America’s Top Dentists for the 4th Time

  For the fourth time, the Consumers’ Research Council of America has named Dr. George one of “America’s Top Dentists!” Dr. George received this award for his excellence in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics in 2013. He has previously been awarded this honor in 2005, 2006, and 2012. With his numerous awards, he is widely recognized as a top San Diego cosmetic dentist. […]

Swish & Gargle: The Benefits of Mouthwash

Do you swish? Gargle? Irrigate your mouth with a bright blue or green liquid that makes you pucker? If mouthwash isn’t part of your dental hygiene routine, perhaps I can provide some compelling evidence for why it should be! It’s important to note that I called mouthwash a “part of” your hygiene. Don’t be fooled – a few good swishes of mouthwash alone won’t keep your teeth and gums healthy. But, along with a regimen of attentive brushing and flossing, it can and should be an important piece of an overall solution to lifelong dental health. As your San Diego family dentist, let me walk you through the benefits of mouthwash. […]

Understanding the Causes of Sleep Apnea

Apnea is the Greek word for “without breath”, so sleep apnea is sleep without breathing. Sleep apnea is very common and often becomes more frequent as age increases. If an individual stops breathing during the night, oxygen levels in the body fall. If this continues to occur frequently, blood oxygen levels could plummet to serious health consequences. Therefore, sleep apnea should not be taken lightly and should be addressed by those affected. Fortunately, I can often treat mild to moderate sleep apnea at my San Diego practice. […]

Treat Your Teeth Right – Healthy Foods for the Mouth

Most of us have heard before what items are not good for you to eat – candy, sodas, acidic foods, etc. However, you don’t often hear what foods are good for your teeth. As a San Diego family dentist, I proudly provide a list of some of the foods that are most beneficial to oral health. […]

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