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10/9/2017 3:53:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

How do I know I need a root canal?
Diagnosis of a root canal is based on signs and symptoms.
Signs include: decay to pulp and an apical lesion.
Symptoms are very subjective and depend on the patient.

Reversible pulpitis is transient sensitivity to cold. It can progress to irreversible pulpitis which include prolonged sensitivity to cold and to hot. This can progress to sensitivity to biting. Once you have irreversible pulpitis the nerve will ultimately become neurotic. NO dentist at any given time can tell you if your nerve is “healthy.” Absence of symptoms on any given time does not mean the nerve is “ok.” Just because a tooth with decay does not hurt doesn’t not mean the nerve is fine. There are channels in the dentin that connect to the nerve. We can place liners, sedatives to protect the nerve but sometimes the nerve will get sensitive and will need a root canal 



10/4/2017 5:09:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos





Before & After : Old  broken filling with a cavity replaced with a beautiful porcelain onlay. Looks like a new tooth!  



10/2/2017 4:24:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

High sugar content in food provides nutrients for acid producing bacteria causing cavities. High blood sugar allows increased flow of acids into enamel reducing resistance to decay. 



9/25/2017 12:55:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Easy!
Make sure to brush and floss the night before, including your tongue 




9/20/2017 1:09:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Clean teeth & healthy gums help you have a healthy body. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body and can affect it. Teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining your oral health and a healthy body. Here’s a picture of a Deep Cleaning before and after. 




9/8/2017 11:31:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos


Full Mouth Rehabilitation using All-Porcelain Crowns enabled us to transform her bite & at the same time give her the smile of her dreams.



8/28/2017 10:53:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos




8/25/2017 2:17:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos


  1. Prevents bad breath
  2. Prevent tooth decay 
  3. Prevent gum disease 
  4. Helps you keeps your teeth as you get older
  5. Gives you a beautiful smile
  6. Reduces risk of a heart attack 
  7. Reduces risk of Diabetes 
  8. Reduces risk of a stroke 
  9. Reduces risk of other inflammatory diseases 
  10. Reduces risk of erectile dysfunctions 






8/23/2017 4:06:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

It's amazing how a smile is transformed with braces! 



8/14/2017 5:41:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Patient with 8 mm -size of one tooth-  crowding with previously placed implants ur posterior molar and premolar. Typically to relive crowding we would extract a premolar and move the canine distally. Due to the implant that was not an option. We did limited ortho to reduce crowding to 4 mm , restored the implants on the upper right posterior with crowns and did cosmetic all porcelain crowns on the front teeth. For the lower teeth we did 1 hr in office whitening. There are several new porcelains available now. I used one called liechtenstein for its translucency and strength.




8/2/2017 4:49:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know?
Smoking is the leading cause of oral cancer.
Just another reason to quit! 



7/28/2017 2:58:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know?
 70% of people diagnosed with oral cancer are heavy drinkers.
www.cancer.gov




7/26/2017 3:11:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos




7/24/2017 10:49:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know??
Modern toothpaste is a tube was invented in 1873 by Colgate®. It contains fluoride, cleaning agent,triclosan and natural flavourings.
The first modern day toothbrush was made by William Addis in England in 1780.




7/19/2017 3:41:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know?
The first toothpaste was invented by the ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egyptian recipe  for toothpaste contained "one drachma of rock salt, two drachmas of mint, one drachma of dried iris flower and 20 grains of pepper, mixed together." 
-telegraph.co.uk
P.S. Don't try this at home 



7/13/2017 3:16:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Severe crowding 1 yr treatment time with extraction of 2 bicuspids. 




7/11/2017 5:46:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

We want to take some time to thank our patient Jacqueline for her very thoughtful donation to  Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Dr Jain is a member of the rescue and  holds it dear to her heart. 





7/11/2017 11:09:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Class 3 molar relationship with excessive overbite and overjet. Upper arch had 9 mm of spacing and lower arch  had 3 mm of spacing. Treatment time 2 yrs 7 mo.




7/5/2017 5:01:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

On July 3rd we received 2 golden retrievers from China, (Rescues from China's Meat Market). These dogs are amazing! After a 17 hr flight,(not including layovers) with little food and water, they are STILL bouncy balls of energy, full of love for humans  who they have no cause to trust. We are helped by our rescue partners in China. All of our cultures have barbaric traditions that inflict unimaginable cruelty on those that cannot defend themselves. This cannot continue in the name of tradition. Lets work together to abolish this horrific practice. 





6/27/2017 11:14:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos


Here is some flowers from Dr Jain's garden 
(BUTTERFLY BUSH) 





6/16/2017 3:53:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Enamel erosion results in sensitivity and tooth decay 
Enamel erosion is caused by acidic foods and bruxism
(grinding your teeth) 





6/12/2017 5:17:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Latest trends show more people are experiencing enamel erosion . Enamel erosion is the washing away of enamel due to exposure to acids 





6/6/2017 5:08:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Foods that improve dental health

-Crunchy fruits and vegetables act as dental detergents and increase saliva flow
-Dairy products like milk and cheese reduce acid in your mouth 
-Raw onions wipes out 4 strains of bacteria in your mouth. Yucky breath though! 
-Cashew nut shell oil fights bacteria that cause tooth decay
-Wasabi makes plaque less sticky 
-Nothing beats water in removing bacteria 



5/8/2017 5:53:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Dental decay is an infectious, chronic, and completely preventable oral disease.




5/4/2017 4:58:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Smoking increases risk of implant failure! 



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