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Family Dentist in San Diego Helps Teens Feel Confident

The middle school and high school years can be extremely stressful. Kids are under pressure to get good grades, get into college, and fit in with their peers. Then there are the personal challenges of physical development and self-esteem. The last thing kids need is to feel embarrassed about their teeth. Unfortunately, recent studies show that more and more teens feel self-conscious when they smile or laugh. Your family dentist in San Diego can help your teen protect his or her teeth with proper dental care. If your child has already sustained dental damage, he can provide effective care to restore his or her bite and confidence. […]

La Jolla Family Dentist Explains Dental Care for Babies

When your baby’s first teeth come in, you may be uncertain about the best way to protect his or her oral health. Actually, proper dental care begins before teeth even appear! Fortunately, your La Jolla family dentist can provide guidance from the time you are expecting your baby up through the teenage years. Additionally, while at-home care is important, you [...]

By | March 5th, 2015|children's dentistry, family dentist|0 Comments

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. […]

Common Discoloration Causes in Teens

Most of us think of discoloration as a problem that only adults face. However, I see more and more teenagers seeking teeth whitening at my San Diego practice. Teen tooth discoloration is caused by 2 common scenarios and can easily be treated through cosmetic dentistry or avoided all together with a variety of preventative measures. […]

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. […]

Prevention of White Spot Lesions in Orthodontics

As you might expect it is incredibly important to keep your teeth and mouth clean while having your teeth straightened with braces. As a San Diego orthodontist, a common problem that I see is the build up of decalcified enamel, which can appear to be a white spot lesion on the tooth. These lesions can be particularly bothersome to those who recently had braces removed because the teeth can appear spotty and uneven in color. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Orthodontics, Six month orthodontics|0 Comments

3 Perfect Christmas Presents for a Healthy Smile

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Christmas is just around the corner and we know many of you are looking for the perfect gifts, so we wanted to share 3 present ideas for keeping your family’s teeth healthy in 2013. […]

5 Useful Braces Cleaning Tips

Have you recently acquired your very own set of braces? Or maybe your dentist asked you to be more meticulous while cleaning your brace- filled mouth? Either way we would like to provide you with 5 useful tips to keep your mouth clean and braces sparkling. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, dental hygiene, Orthodontics|0 Comments
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