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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|

Solutions on How to Administer Cracked Tooth

  Our tooth is composed of soft and hard tissues. The crown of the tooth is encased in an outer covering called enamel and an inner covering called dentin, which protects the pulp tissue in the middle. Ideally, a tooth is strong enough to withstand all kinds of forces but there are many reasons that [...]

By |2018-11-12T08:40:31-08:00November 14th, 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|