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Are Mail-Order Braces Safe?

With the broad range of orthodontic systems available on the market, patients now have more options than ever when it comes to straightening crooked or crowded teeth. In recent years, mail-order braces have gained popularity as a potential alternative to treatment with conventional braces overseen by an orthodontist. These “DIY braces” are directly shipped to individuals in the mail, canceling the need for dental appointments as well as management of […]

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What Can All-on-4® Do For My Smile?

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It’s not uncommon for individuals who have dentures to feel self-conscious about their smile, especially if their dentures often slip in and out of place. This lack of security is one of the primary reasons why patients seek out implant dentures — an upgrade to traditional removable dentures that doesn’t require messy pastes and adhesives. Rather than being attached to the gums with paste, implant dentures are permanently affixed to […]

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How Do I Get a Better Fit for My Dentures?

Living with missing teeth can be debilitating for many reasons, ranging from a loss of biting function to an impaired smile. Dentures have served as an effective way to replace an entire row of lost teeth for many decades, but they’re not a perfect solution for some patients. In addition to gum slippage and irritation caused by these restorations, dentures may also prevent you from eating your favorite foods. Plus, […]

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How to Repair Widespread Tooth Damage

As unpredictable life events unfold, we understand that there are many reasons why individuals may experience widespread damage to the teeth and mouth. Extensive dental issues may result from financial reasons, dental anxiety, an oral injury, or unavoidable life circumstances that result in a lack of regular care. In general, those who contend with numerous dental issues may struggle with some combination of:  Missing or crooked teeth A painful or […]

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Multispecialty Dental Team in La Jolla Offers One-Stop Shop for Smile Reconstruction

La Jolla Dental Team Performs In-House Smile Reconstruction

The interdisciplinary team at Scripps Center for Dental Care, a leading practice in Southern California, is composed of specialists from every field of dentistry, providing San Diego patients with one all-encompassing location for cosmetic, restorative, preventive, and surgical dental services. La Jolla, CA — While some patients’ dental needs may only be limited to routine check-ups and semi-annual cleanings, most people require services that go beyond the capabilities of preventative […]

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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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