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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

La Jolla Dentist Explains Nutrition and Healthy Teeth

You know that a healthy diet is important for your cardiovascular health and weight, but did you know that what you eat can affect your smile, too? We’re not just talking about sugar and soda, although these things can certainly damage your teeth. Acid, dark colored foods, and carbs in general all play an important role in your oral health. Fortunately, your La Jolla dentist can provide tips to improve your eating habits and protect your smile. If foods and drinks have already taken a toll on your teeth, contact your San Diego dentist today. Dr. Georgaklis offers numerous restorative and cosmetic treatments to reverse damage and improve your appearance. […]

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

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

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. […]

Part 2 – Acid, Food, and You: A Holistic Dentistry Solution

In Part 1 of this series, we learned about pH levels and how our dental and overall bodily health are interconnected. This is why I offer holistic dentistry at my San Diego practice : what affects one part of the body affects the whole thing! Today, I will discuss some highly acidic foods and drinks, and provide some helpful tips on how to minimize their impact on your dental health. […]

Acid, Food, and You: A Holistic Dentistry Solution (Part 1)

It’s important to remember that the human body is one interconnected unit. External influences that might seem isolated, such as the sun on your skin or a blow to the head, can have far-reaching impacts throughout the body. Our teeth are no different, which is why I offer holistic dentistry at my San Diego practice. […]

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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