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What are the Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

  When a tooth becomes infected by bacteria, a cavity develops. The infection initially begins at the enamel surface and may spread to the dentin. Depending on the size of the decay or cavity, it may present some discomfort and pain to the patient, so it will have to receive proper treatment. A tooth infected [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|

CEREC, Same Day Dental Implants

For many patients, having teeth extracted or dental implants installed is not the hardest part of the whole procedure. It’s the time in between losing the tooth and waiting for the gum tissue to heal so they can receive a replacement that is more difficult. This could be several weeks or months depending on the [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|

Different Types of Family Dentist

Thorough oral hygiene and taking care of one’s tooth health is the responsibility of general and family dentists. There are different kinds of family dentists out there one can choose from.. General dentists are for adults while family dentists handle with patients from different age groups. At Smiles of La Mesa, Dr. Prasad Gonavarum offers [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|

Teeth Whitening That Will Give You A Bright Smile

You have probably seen teeth whitening results before, either on someone you know or on your own teeth. Even the whitest teeth can discolour due to the exposure to excessive colorants found in food, beverage, drugs and other substances; when this happens, this person becomes inclined to seek cosmetic dental procedures, like teeth whitening, to [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|

How Periodontal Disease Develops

Periodontal treatments, like many other aspects of good health, conforms to the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Reducing the excess formation of plaque through regular brushing and flossing is important to avoid a serious condition called periodontitis, or gum disease. This condition starts when food particles, especially from [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|

Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can bring on sudden panic and there’s never a good time to experience tooth injuries. Panicking will not help, what you must do is call an emergency dentist right away so you can get treated immediately. Cracked and fractured teeth These oral injuries can happen for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you got [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Get Teeth Whitening

What exactly does a teeth whitening treatment do and what's a good reason for you to get this treatment? Our teeth discolor and stain due to the food and drinks we take in. After some time, you may have to say goodbye to your perfect pearly whites and settle for stained and discolored teeth. Most [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|

When Do You Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Usually, malocclusion is corrected during teenage years; however, there are also adults that undergo orthodontic treatments. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for an orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatments include the use of the following fixed appliance, removable appliance and functional appliance. Fixed appliance Includes the use of dental braces which are fixed [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|

Effective Dental Treatments 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 | September 21st, 2017|

What is a Good Dental Health Diet?

The observance and maintenance of dental health demands true commitment, and it involves several things. A good dental health involves the religious observance of oral hygiene practices including: Toothbrushing Flossing Rinsing with mouthwash Scheduling regular dental visits for dental cleaning and check-ups Avoidance of unhealthy substances and habits that endanger oral health such as smoking, [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|