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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.

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."
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 

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! 

5/1/2017 3:29:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Benefits of an "All on 4 Fixed Implant Bridge "

* Enjoy the foods you like, like apples
*Socialize with confidence that your teeth will stay firmly in place 
*Better esthetics 
*Clearer speech
*No messy adhesives

4/26/2017 3:34:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

If you are loosing all your teeth, 
 is a great option! 

4/20/2017 3:24:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Supplemental vitamin D after tooth extraction or periodontal surgery results in increased bone formation & better wound healing.

4/6/2017 10:22:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

This patients' entire bite rested on wisdom teeth. There was periodontal disease and significant crowding. We first treated the periodontal disease, extracted the wisdom teeth and four bicuspids and then 2 yrs of braces. 
Wow! what a smile makeover!

3/27/2017 10:18:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Are you damaging your teeth while you sleep?
Source: Pro Teeth Guard

3/22/2017 9:18:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know porcelain veneers are custom made thin porcelain shells used to change the shape, size color and position of your teeth?

3/14/2017 5:53:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Patient with 4 broken front teeth and an underbite. We opened the bite with posterior crowns, did crown lengthening on the front 4 teeth to obtain enough tooth axial wall length and to make the gumline as even as possible. We placed crowns on the front teeth for an improved smile.Our material of choice was lava for its strength (zirconia) and esthetics (feldspathic porcelain).

3/10/2017 12:35:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Patient with a 100% overbite causing severe wear of the inside surfaces of the upper front teeth and facial surfaces of the lower front teeth. Teeth grinding caused wear of the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth.
Patient also has a gummy smile.
Solution:  We opened the bite with Lava crowns on posterior teeth reducing overbite to 60%, giving us enough space to restore upper and lower front teeth with lava crowns.  We also recontoured gingival tissue to reduce gingival display when smiling.  My material of choice was Lava for its strength (zirconia) & beauty
(feldspathic porcelain).

3/1/2017 2:45:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Existing large composite filling with wear and a mesial crack.
Restored with porcelain onlay. Requires minimal removal of tooth structure . A porcelain onlay looks very natural!

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