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How to Treat Recessed Gums

Gum recession refers to when the pink, soft tissue at the base of the teeth begins to retreat, potentially exposing the tooth roots to damage. This condition can develop at any age, although receding tissue is especially prevalent among patients over the age of 65. While some gum loss over time may not sound like an urgent concern, gum recession can lead to painful and serious symptoms, including the shifting […]

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Is Vaping Bad for My Teeth?

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While inhaling vaporized nicotine or tobacco has popularly been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, the truth is that “vaping” can present the same consequences for a patient’s oral health as cigarettes—if not worse. Vaping is defined as the inhalation of vaporized nicotine products from a battery-operated electronic device, such as an e-cigarette. The vapor, which exists in the form of a nicotine solution packed into a cartridge, is […]

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Tips for Overcoming Dental Phobia

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Dental phobia is a reality for many individuals who suffer from feelings of anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist. While some men and women outright avoid the dentist due to their fears, studies show that a larger percentage of the population only schedules a dental appointment when absolutely necessary. Regular check-ups are essential to maintaining strong, healthy teeth/gums, as well as preventing potentially serious health conditions linked […]

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How Can My Smile Make Me Look Younger?

A bright, beautiful smile can be a key feature to communicate youthfulness, vitality, and approachability. On the other hand, deficiencies in your teeth and other dental flaws can unintentionally age your appearance and, therefore, inhibit confidence. A smile makeover can be a dynamic way to address several dental concerns at once, allowing patients to recapture a radiant smile and potentially rejuvenate their face by years. Depending on your individual needs, […]

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How to Fix Gapped Teeth

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While braces are an obvious and effective solution to close gaps in your smile, our cosmetic dentist understands that many patients would prefer not to undergo an entire orthodontic treatment plan to address a minor aesthetic flaw, and therefore seek alternative solutions. Fortunately, there is another convenient, long-lasting, and minimally invasive treatment option designed to produce a more even, symmetrical smile: porcelain veneers.  A porcelain veneer is a thin yet […]

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Does Wearing Dentures Affect Nutrition?

Dentures are sets of artificial teeth designed to replace the entirety of the upper and/or lower dental arches. These prostheses have been utilized for decades and are often considered a go-to technique to resolve the dental needs of seniors and adults with widespread tooth loss. While removable dentures can indeed restore a patient’s smile and ability to bite, recent studies have indicated that the limitations presented by these restorations may […]

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Award-Winning La Jolla Dentists Offer Relief for Dental Anxiety with Tailored Sedation Dentistry Techniques

San Diego Dental Practice Can Complement Treatment with Sedation Dentistry

Scripps Center for Dental Care, a multidisciplinary practice based in San Diego, offers personalized sedation dentistry solutions to help La Jolla patients overcome dental phobia and treatment-related anxiety. La Jolla, CA — A fear of going to the dentist is a common phobia experienced by individuals of all ages. The severity of one’s aversion to dental treatment can vary from a general dislike to an outright refusal to seek dental […]

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Things to Know Before a Smile Makeover

For many patients, a smile makeover can be the perfect cosmetic dentistry option to both correct oral health concerns and achieve a better, brighter smile—all in the same personalized treatment plan. The smile makeover process differs for each patient depending on their needs and desired outcome; however, there are a few key facts that every person considering a smile makeover should know before their visit: You will be able to […]

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La Jolla Multi-Specialty Dental Practice Recognized Among San Diego® Magazine’s List of “Top Dentists”

AACD-Accredited Dentists Featured as “Top Dentists” in San Diego Magazine

Scripps Center for Dental Care—a multidisciplinary practice featuring Dr. John Weston, a Fellow of the AACD, and Dr. Nicholas Marongiu, an Accredited Member of the AACD—has been distinguished as part of San Diego® magazine’s roster of “Top Dentists” in the metropolitan area. La Jolla, CA — As one of the only practices in Southern California that combines several different dental specialties under one roof, Scripps Center for Dental Care stands […]

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Scripps Center for Dental Care Featured Among “Top Dentists” in San Diego® Magazine!

Our practice was recently included in a peer-nominated and independently-reviewed list of “Top Dentists” in San Diego! We are thrilled to be recognized among thousands of dental practitioners in the metropolitan area, and thank the La Jolla and San Diego community at large for their years of support. With our feature appearing in the October/November issue of San Diego® magazine, we look forward to continuing to uphold a high standard […]

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