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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|

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|

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 |2018-06-25T07:48:46-08:00June 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 |2018-10-31T06:37:45-08:00May 23rd, 2018|