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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|

How to effectively prevent gum diseases

Gum disease is a leading problem in dentistry. Many people lose their teeth to gum disease because they fail to realize how important it is to keep gums healthy before it is too late. Most people are only concerned about the health of their teeth and they focus all their attention on it, not knowing [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|

Are Dentures or Dental Implants the Right Restoration for You?

When you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth, replacing them as soon as possible is essential. Failing to get teeth replacements is not only unsightly, it can cause facial sagging, improper alignment, unintelligible speech, and difficulty chewing. Fortunately, you have multiple options to replace teeth as a Smiles of La Mesa patient. Removable [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|

Accessing 24-Hour Dental Care

When you chip or crack a tooth, are experiencing a toothache, or have an infection, the only thing you care about is getting fast treatment for tooth pain. As with most types of emergencies, severe dental pain or sudden trauma to the mouth rarely happens at a convenient time. It may wake you up at [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|

Fluoride Treatments Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Although water, many foods, and some oral healthcare products contain fluoride, it often isn’t enough to help your teeth be as healthy as possible. Some people have heard misinformation and ask our dentists “Is fluoride bad for you?” It definitely is not. The reason this rumor persists is that fluoride can cause health problems if [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|

What is a Dental Sealant?

At Smiles of La Mesa, we recommend dental sealants to prevent your child from becoming part of the 70 percent of Americans with diagnosed tooth decay by age 19. The treatment is sometimes appropriate for adults as well. If you’re a new parent or we have told you that you need this treatment, you may [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|

What is a 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 | January 7th, 2016|

What is Fluoride Treatment?

Despite the fact that fluoride is naturally present in water and many foods, most American children still don’t receive enough of it. Unfortunately, this can have devastating consequences on their developing teeth. Without enough fluoride, your kids are at a greater risk of developing tooth decay at an early age. At Smiles of La Mesa, [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|

Teeth Whitening That Works

When you feel self-conscious about the color or shade of your teeth, you may be hesitant to smile at all. Unfortunately, stained teeth are common as people age due to using ineffective toothpaste, smoking, eating dark colored foods, drinking coffee and soft drinks, and taking certain medications. If you have tried to improve the appearance [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|