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Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?

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 |2019-09-03T23:58:23-08:00October 16th, 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|

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|

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|

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|