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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, 
an "ALL ON 4 FIXED IMPLANT BRIDGE"
 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!




2/28/2017 10:06:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

A new study published in Menopause, the journal of North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has found the same estrogen therapy used to treat osteoporosis may be effective in reducing periodontal diseases in post-menopausal women. Of the 492 post-menopausal Brazilian women in the study, 113 received a treatment of systematic estrogen alone or estrogen plus progestin, as well as calcium and vitamin D supplements for a 6-month period. The study reported the rate of occurrence of severe #periodontitis was 44% lower in the study’s osteoporosis-treatment group than those in the untreated group. The decline in estrogen levels during #menopause causes loss of bone mineral density which can result in #osteoporosis and affect the jaw, leading to an increased risk of periodontal diseases, according to NAMS.

www.menopause.org



2/10/2017 1:50:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

 How do I overcome dental anxiety?
*Tell your dentist about your anxiety, they are here to help you, not judge you.
*Discuss your past negative experiences, it tells your dentist what not to do.
*Your dentist can give you a sedative to alleviate anxiety.



2/9/2017 4:43:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Enter to win 2 movie tickets by simply "liking" our facebook page. Each like gets a chance to be chosen to win!







2/8/2017 4:30:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know periodontal disease increases risk of Diabetes by 60%





2/1/2017 3:29:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

What does a dental hygienist do for me?
A dental hygienist cleans your teeth, examines and educates dental patients on oral disease.
 A regular schedule with the dental hygienist is a great way to " catch things" before they go bad.




1/30/2017 3:10:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Things that cause extrinsic staining of teeth:
tea, coffee, soda, red wine & tobacco




1/23/2017 5:27:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

People with Periodontal Disease are more likely to die from heart disease or stroke!




1/19/2017 10:51:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

 What does a nightguard do for me?
*Get a good night's sleep.
*Get rid of headaches.
*Get rid of jaw pain.
*Keeps me from damaging my teeth, crowns, dentures etc.



1/17/2017 10:25:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

   How do I know I need a nightguard? 
* You need a nightguard if you wake up with jaw pain.
*If you are chipping your teeth /crowns.
*If you are grinding or wearing away your teeth.



1/13/2017 2:11:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Is a Philips Sonicare™ a substitute for flossing?
-A floss cleans in between the teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach.



1/11/2017 9:21:00 AM | Smiles of San Marcos

 If your bite is off or you are missing a tooth, your jaw muscles have to work harder to bring your teeth together, causing muscle strain and headaches.



1/9/2017 6:07:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Did you know 80% of all headaches are due to muscle tension.  A bad bite is a leading cause of a tension headache.  Dental signs of a tension headache are sore jaw muscles, teeth grinding, clicking, popping jaw joints. AACP



12/27/2016 1:06:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

If you don’t use your insurance  or flex benefits  by the end of 2016 you lose it. So if you have any dental work you’ve put off, call us today so we can get you scheduled and you can take advantage of those benefits/ tax-free dollars you’ve set aside for your health.




12/8/2016 4:33:00 PM | Smiles of San Marcos

Do you like drinking Soda? Here are some tips to help you prevent damage to your teeth if you cant stop your soda addiction. 


  • Try different drinks: try beverages containing less sugar such as water, milk and 100 percent fruit juice.
  • Rinse with water: After drinking soda , rinse your mouth with water to remove vestiges of the drink that can prolong exposure of tooth enamel to acids.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse: Fluoride reduces cavities and strengthens tooth enamel, so brush with a fluoride-containing toothpaste such as Colgate® Total®. Rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash also can help. 
  • Get professionally applied fluoride treatment: Your dental hygienist can apply fluoride in the form of a foam, gel or rinse.
Soft drinks are hard on your teeth. By reducing the amount you drink, practicing good oral hygiene, and seeking help from your dentist and hygienist, you can counteract their effect and enjoy better oral health.
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