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Oral Hygiene and Dental Treatments at Smiles of La Mesa

  The maintenance of the oral cavity is a tough job to take but the responsibility lies on the perfect partnership that the dentist and the patient. If one wishes to maintain the function and aesthetics of the teeth, one needs to safeguard the health of the mouth and all the structure within it. The [...]

By |2019-03-08T06:28:24-08:00March 20th, 2019|

How to Treat Receding Gums?

  Although receding gums are a common dental problem, many people are unaware that they have it. That is because the process occurs slowly over time. With gum recession, the gum tissue surrounding the tooth pulls back or wears away. This exposes more of the tooth and its root. Eventually, gaps form between the gum [...]

By |2019-02-04T08:21:09-08:00February 13th, 2019|

Betterment of Dental Prophylaxis

  A dental prophylaxis is a dental procedure that is performed primarily to help reduce the risk of gum and tooth disease. Also known simply as a prophylaxis or prophy, this dental procedure is recommended to be taken every six months or yearly, depending on a patient’s history. It is performed by a dentist or [...]

By |2019-01-16T09:17:55-08:00January 30th, 2019|

Dental Crowns for Securing Your Teeth

  When used as a form of restorative dentistry, the goal of dental crowns is to save the tooth and avoid extraction, dental implants, or dentures. At Smiles of La Mesa though we offer all these services, we understand that in some cases, surgical intervention or replacement isn’t the most comfortable solution. Several situations may [...]

By |2018-12-11T07:32:58-08:00December 12th, 2018|

Solutions on How to Administer Cracked Tooth

  Our tooth is composed of soft and hard tissues. The crown of the tooth is encased in an outer covering called enamel and an inner covering called dentin, which protects the pulp tissue in the middle. Ideally, a tooth is strong enough to withstand all kinds of forces but there are many reasons that [...]

By |2018-11-12T08:40:31-08:00November 14th, 2018|

Use it or Lose it Dental Insurance

Few more months, the year comes to end, most of the patients will waste hundreds of dollars due to un-utilize dental insurance which provided by their insurance provided. During this last months of the year people are too busy and before they figure it out it is already ends, and they will forget the visit [...]

By |2018-11-01T06:57:44-08:00November 1st, 2018|

Cosmetic Dentistry Problems

  While the teeth are known for a few important things, such as masticating food and breaking them down into digestible particles so that they may be utilized by the body well and allowing individuals to form certain sounds when the teeth come into contact with the lips and the tongue. The presence of the [...]

By |2018-10-15T09:32:56-08:00October 17th, 2018|

A Remedy for Sensitive Teeth

Do you notice how washing down ice cream with hot coffee results in fleeting pain? That is normal teeth sensitivity. However, your teeth should not hurt when you inhale on a winter day or drink cold water on a hot summer day. Chewing gum should not cause pain, nor should eating a piece of chocolate. [...]

By |2018-09-20T17:39:57-08:00August 22nd, 2018|

How to Achieve Healthy Sparkling White Teeth

  Often around us, in our magazines, on the television, we see models smiling with their perfect set of bright white teeth; showing us that white teeth are synonymous with healthy teeth, and with the overall health of a person. With this concept in mind, people often think that keeping teeth healthy and white is [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:47:10-08:00July 18th, 2018|