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What is the Benefit of Teeth Veneers?

  You may not have heard the term teeth veneers before because most patients and dentists call them porcelain veneers. Whichever name it goes by, this cosmetic dentistry procedure helps to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth. Teeth veneers, which contain both porcelain and ceramic, adhere to the front of a tooth to [...]

By | June 20th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

What is Periodontal Disease?

A common question that the dentists answer at Smiles of La Mesa is “What is periodontal disease?” Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue in adults. When plaque remains in your mouth, it sticks to your teeth and forms bacteria. The bacteria causes the plaque to harden, which eventually leads [...]

By | February 21st, 2016|

Types of Dental Fillings

It’s important for your dentist at Smiles of La Mesa to fill a cavity right away to preserve the integrity of your tooth. When it comes to the types of dental fillings used, today’s patients have more choices than ever. The most common materials used for dental fillings include: Metal/Silver Amalgam: This was the treatment [...]

By | February 7th, 2016|

Are Dental Veneers Just For You?

Small cosmetic dental issues can make you feel skeptical to smile. These can include stained, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth as well as having a larger than normal gap between two teeth. Dental veneers are a plain and cost-effective way to correct these problems and give you the smile you desire. How Do Dental Veneers [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|