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Two Types and Importance of Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is one of the more powerful means that help prevent dental decay. It is a compound mineral which exists in almost all foods and even drinks like teas and water treatment plants. Fluoride continues to be fully supported by numerous professional health organizations for well over 50 years. Topical Fluoride This type of fluoride [...]

By |2019-09-03T23:51:42-08:00September 11th, 2019|

Taking Care of your Teeth at Home

Oral care is a two-fold practice and its success depends on work that the dental team performs in the office and job that the patient carries out on his own at home. Good oral health cannot be secured when either of this is missing, so it is important that neither is neglected. Everyone is encouraged [...]

By |2019-08-09T08:49:51-08:00August 21st, 2019|

Dental Sealants and Its Benefits

The dental anatomy of the molars presents deep grooves and fissures that are very distinct and unique to every tooth. The grooves and fissures are characteristic of every posterior teeth, premolar or molar, some deeper than others, while some rather shallow and presenting insignificant depths. These spaces unfortunately trap in food particles that allow bacteria [...]

By |2019-07-26T10:14:41-08:00July 31st, 2019|

A Common View About Composite Filling

In decades past, the only choice people had when they needed a cavity filled was for the dentist to use silver amalgam filling material. As a dental patient today, you are fortunate to have the option to receive a composite filling instead. That is because many people expressed concerns about the potential dangers of having [...]

By |2019-06-06T07:56:31-08:00June 19th, 2019|

Periodental Disease and Its Causes

  Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among people at any age range. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the chronic inflammation of the gums or the soft tissues surrounding the affected tooth. It can range from mild to serious periodontal disease. The mild form of periodontal disease [...]

By |2019-05-07T07:32:01-08:00May 15th, 2019|

Advance Technology of Digital X-Rays

  When a dentist is presented with a problem, he makes a thorough assessment of the case in order to offer proper dental treatment. Some diseases are easily detected, so that the problem is easily resolved; but there are some conditions that are more complicated, so requiring extra attention and perfect judgement. Ideally, visual inspection [...]

By |2019-04-12T06:37:41-08:00April 24th, 2019|

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|