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La Jolla Dentists Highlight Benefits of Smile Makeover as a Solution for Damaged Teeth

Scripps Center for Dental Care Outline How Smile Makeover Can Treat Damaged Teeth

Scripps Center for Dental Care, an all-encompassing La Jolla-based practice, outlines how a Smile Makeover can restore form and function to damaged teeth. San Diego, CA — There are many factors that can contribute to tooth damage over time, such as a lack of dental hygiene, bruxism (grinding), teeth clenching, traumatic injuries, and the natural aging process. Inconsistent dental care or an inability to regularly see a dentist are also […]

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Is Wearing Implant Dentures Painful?

While anchoring your custom-made dentures to the jawbone with dental implants requires oral surgery, patients usually do not report pain from their implant-supported dentures after their procedure. Feelings of tenderness, sensitivity, and aching during the surgical recovery period are to be expected, but implant dentures should look and feel just like your natural teeth once your gums have fully healed. There may be a temporary acclimation period as you get […]

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What if I Didn’t Finish My DIY Orthodontic Treatment?

The allure of DIY (do-it-yourself) braces is easy to understand — these systems advertise a more convenient treatment process when compared to getting braces at a dental office, often for a cheaper cost. Unfortunately, these mail-order products are often riddled with unforeseen issues and complications that can be frustrating to deal with at best, and damaging to your jaw alignment at worst. Recently, SmileDirectClub declared bankruptcy and immediately ceased all […]

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La Jolla Dentists Offer Effective Solutions for Dental Anxiety

San Diego Cosmetic Dentists Provide Sedation Dentistry Options

Scripps Center for Dental Care, a San Diego dental practice, can help patients alleviate anxiety and dental phobia using customized sedation dentistry options. La Jolla, CA — When it comes to going to the dentist, a feeling of dread or anticipation is common for a wide range of patients. Dental anxiety affects children and adults alike and may present in varying levels of severity. Some individuals may experience slight apprehension […]

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How Can I Get Rid of Tetracycline Stains?

Tetracycline is an antibiotic commonly used to treat health concerns such as ear infections, bacterial infections, UTIs, and bronchitis. Unfortunately, one side effect of consuming these antibiotics is permanent enamel discoloration below the gumline, which often results in yellow, orange, or gray staining on the surface of the teeth. While tetracycline is no longer prescribed to certain groups of people due to these concerns, individuals who were given tetracycline in […]

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How to Calm Nerves Before Going to the Dentist

Dental appointments are known to cause anxiety for a wide range of patients, so much so that some people prefer to forgo their semi-annual dental visits altogether. This can not only cause patients to inadvertently neglect their dental health, but may exacerbate minor concerns into more serious problems. Fortunately, there are a number of preventive remedies and at-home solutions that may help reduce dental anxiety, including: Listen to music or […]

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What Happens if I Don’t Repair a Crack in My Tooth?

A cracked or fractured tooth may or may not need treatment, depending on the severity of the damage. A tooth generally consists of several layers, including the outer enamel, the inner core of the tooth (dentin), and the soft dental pulp. A fracture can penetrate any or all of these layers, and the most appropriate treatment for your needs will be based on whether the crack affects your appearance, your […]

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San Diego Multispecialty Dentists Perform Full Mouth Reconstruction Completely In-House

La Jolla Dentists Offer One-Stop Shop to Reconstruct Smile

Scripps Center for Dental Care is one of few offices in San Diego with a team of dental specialists, allowing a “one-stop shop” for every stage of treatment. La Jolla, CA — As patients grow older and progress through the different stages of their lives, there are many factors that can affect their smile, dental health, and bite. Bacteria buildup, tooth loss, gum recession, and tooth discoloration are all common […]

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How Do I Keep My Invisalign® Aligners in Good Condition?

Invisalign® clear aligners have revolutionized the way patients straighten their teeth, offering a more comfortable and less obtrusive treatment to realign your smile when compared to traditional braces. While Invisalign® tends to achieve the desired outcome within the same timeframe as metal braces, the treatment time associated with Invisalign® generally depends on how often you wear your aligners, as well as your ability to keep them in good condition. When […]

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What Causes Tooth Loss in Adults?

Tooth loss is not uncommon in adult patients and there are many reasons why missing teeth may become more prevalent as individuals grow older. Aside from the natural effects of aging, the following factors may contribute to tooth loss in adults: Poor oral hygiene habits: Inconsistent or inadequate dental hygiene can exacerbate bacteria buildup in the teeth and gums, which can progress to severe periodontal (gum disease). When left untreated, […]

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