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4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Smile

March 8, 2022

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woman cleaning teeth in Chula Vista

Giving your home space a thorough spring cleaning is a refreshing feeling, especially when you know you’re starting your year off right! But have you also considered how you could update your teeth cleaning routine? You’ll be happy to know that all it takes is a little preventive care to maintain a clean and healthy smile. Read on to learn a few tips for tidying up your dental hygiene!


The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Dental Emergency Kit

December 1, 2021

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Closeup of woman buying dental emergency kit supplies at store

Dental injuries don’t discriminate – no matter what you’re doing, what time of the day it is, and where you are, a dental emergency can strike. While proper preventive care (like brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting your dentist every six months) can certainly reduce your chances of experiencing one, it’s best to be prepared anyway. With this in mind, here are a few steps for putting together a dental emergency kit!


5 Holiday Foods That Can Hurt Your Teeth

November 9, 2021

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holiday foods and drinks in Chula Vista that can harm teeth

The holidays may be the tastiest time of the year, but they can also do a lot of damage to your teeth. The increase in sweet, sticky, and carb-heavy foods can wreak havoc on your oral health and really put a damper on the magic of the season. To help you make it through the next few months without an emergency visit to the dentist, here are five holiday foods you should have in moderation or skip altogether.


Dental Implants: What Makes Them So Successful?

October 12, 2021

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young woman smiling with dental implants

If you have missing teeth, you’re probably looking for ways to replace them. Well, dental implants in Chula Vista are an excellent option to consider! They’re the most permanent method of tooth replacement, helping patients eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again. What’s more, studies show that implants have a success rate as high as 98%. With statistics like that, you can feel confident that it’s the best solution for your smile – but what makes them work so well? Continue reading to find out!


What Does Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

September 8, 2021

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dental insurance form on table

Everyone knows how confusing dental insurance can be. Since it’s significantly different from medical insurance, most patients don’t truly understand what their plan covers. Dental insurance benefits vary from person to person, which is why it’s essential to review the details of your unique plan to understand how it works. That being said, your dentist in Chula Vista shares a basic outline of what the average dental insurance plan covers.


Teeth Whitening: Is Professional Treatment or Store-Bought Kits Best?

July 12, 2021

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woman undergoing teeth whitening in Chula Vista

After being asked by your boss to make a presentation before the board of trustees in a matter of weeks, you suddenly become more aware of how dull your smile looks. Hopping online, you quickly begin to search for fast-acting products that produce quick results and can be bought at your local drug store, but are they really worth the money? If you want to avoid wasting your hard-earned dollars on lackluster products, it’s time to consider why professional teeth whitening in Chula Vista is better than any at-home kit you can buy in the store.


Can Dentures Prevent Bone Loss? Learn the Answer Here!

June 21, 2021

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Older woman with shorter hair smiling at the camera

Different types of dentures have been used for literally thousands of years. Thankfully, today’s prosthetics are much more comfortable, functional, and lifelike compared to dentures from the past. In fact, they’re still one of the most popular tooth replacement options. However, they only restore the visible portion of your smile – not the roots that connect to the jaw. Surprisingly, missing teeth can lead to bone loss, which is why you may be wondering, “Can my dentures help with my jawbone health?” Read on to get the answer!


What Happens When You Skip Your Dental Cleaning?

May 2, 2021

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Person with gum disease

There are many reasons why you may end up skipping your dental appointment. It could be because of a busy schedule or even dental anxiety. While it may not seem like a big deal, if you aren’t seeing your dentist as often as you should, you are likely to end up paying the consequences. Read on to learn more from your dentist about the different oral health issues that can occur if you skip your regular dental cleanings.


Can You Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

April 29, 2021

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Patient smiling while looking at reflection in dentist's mirror

Hilary Duff, Tom Cruise, and Zac Efron are just a few celebrities who have used veneers to achieve their picture-perfect grin. Fortunately, this smile-transforming treatment isn’t limited to just A-list celebs like these. Whether you are struggling with minor misalignment, severe discoloration, or something in between, this cosmetic service can make your smile goals a reality. But can you still get cavities even after your treatment? Keep reading for the answer as well as tips for maintaining your veneers properly.


Is Your Smile Ready for Your Big Day?

April 2, 2021

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photographer taking a photo of a bride on her wedding day

Throughout your life, there have probably been and will be plenty of events and experiences that you will be involved in where you will find yourself spending a significant time in front of a camera lens. While those times will be important, most of them don’t compare to the focus that will be on you when it comes to your wedding day. Whether you’ll be waiting at the altar or walking down the aisle, you will want to be completely in the moment without any distractions to bother you. The last thing you want to have to concern yourself with is what your smile is going to look in all of the high-quality videos and hundreds of photographs that will be taken of you during the ceremony, group photos, and at the reception.

So many of my patients tell me all the time that they’re unhappy with their smiles for a multitude of reasons, and I see plenty of engaged people who want cosmetic dentistry before their wedding. This inspired me to come up with a list of five ways you can prepare your smile both in the dental sense and in a practical sense so that you can be fully confident in the visual memories you’ll be making and enjoying for years to come.

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