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General Dentistry

How to Prevent Bone Loss After a Tooth Extraction

If your tooth is badly damaged, weakened, or infected, extracting the “problem” tooth may be the best course of action to cleanse the mouth of disease and alleviate your painful symptoms. Unfortunately, leaving empty spaces in your smile can have negative effects on your oral health, often causing concerns like the shifting of surrounding teeth and jawbone recession. Bone loss, in particular, is a debilitating side effect of living with […]

Can I Update My Metal Fillings?

Cavities and tooth decay are very common dental concerns for patients of all ages. Fortunately, these issues are easily addressed with preventive dentistry treatments like fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays — restorations that protect a vulnerable tooth against further damage. If you had a cavity as a child or in the distant past, it’s possible that you received metal amalgam fillings or crowns to help reinforce the affected tooth. Metal […]

Healthy Habits That Damage Teeth

We all know an unhealthy diet combined with poor oral hygiene can certainly deteriorate your smile over time; however, certain lifestyle habits perceived to uplift your health have also been known to cause damage to your teeth in surprising ways. These actions may include:  Drinking lemon water throughout the day: Drinking water infused with lemons, limes, or oranges can be refreshing, but it’s generally best to consume fruit-infused beverages all […]

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 […]

Is Vaping Bad for My Teeth?

Girl Vaping

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 […]

Dental Care for Children

When it comes to helping patients achieve the best possible dental health and appearance, it’s important for a cosmetic dentist to consider the unique dental health needs that are related to the patient’s age. You see, different age groups have certain needs that should be addressed in order to maintain good dental health in the now and achieve excellent dental health in the long run. We’d like to take a […]

Dental Sealant Candidates

At Scripps Center for Dental Care, our team of experienced dentists believes in offering our patients comprehensive dental care. That means we pride ourselves in providing patients with high quality cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry services. The goal of our general dentistry services is to maintain a healthy oral environment to prevent major dental problems. There is no better time to start quality general dentistry care than childhood; […]

The Dangers of Dry Mouth

When people think of dry mouth, they usually think of speech impediments and difficulty eating. These are both annoying, but dry mouth involves much more than that. There are plenty of dental health and general wellness issues that are associated with dry mouth, and these cannot be taken lightly. When you meet with your San Diego cosmetic dentist, you can discuss these dangers of dry mouth in greater detail. Right […]

Bad Breath Causes and Treatment

There are few dental problems that can be as embarrassing and cause a person to be as self-conscious as bad breath. Also called by its medical name, halitosis, bad breath can be a chronic condition that causes a person to be shy about being around others, due to fears about offending the other person with their bad breath. While there are many potential causes of bad breath, the condition is […]

Dangers of Tooth Erosion

There are many kinds of dental problems out there that we can treat. Even though that’s the case, there are also many different dental problems out there that patients are not aware of. It’s true. It’s important that you take time during your dental visit to ask your San Diego cosmetic dentist about new information n dental problems and dental treatments so that you understand the many issues you may […]