2/19/2018 5:25:00 PM |
The monthly raffle winners are selected! Congratulations and THANK YOU for being amazing patients!
2/12/2018 4:28:00 PM |
Small upper front teeth with severe spacing. With braces we reduced the size of the spaces. For now temporary fillings were done to achieve typical size of upper front teeth. Plan is for veneers on the four front teeth at a later date.
2/8/2018 12:36:00 PM |
With age comes wear on teeth. This patient had some old fillings and some cracks on her teeth. We chose LAVA crowns to restore her smile.
Come see us and how we can restore your smile.
2/7/2018 3:23:00 PM |
Dental Chair selfies don't get much better than this! #dentalchairselfies #sanmarcosdentist
2/6/2018 3:42:00 PM |
Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth.
Estheticly: Dental implants look and feel like your teeth. Dental implants integrate into your bone, and they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that sometimes happens with bridgework or dentures.
Tooth-saving: Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because the teeth are not shaved down to support the implant.
Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for a tooth replacement.
2/2/2018 3:35:00 PM |
Lava crowns for a beautiful smile!
We corrected her under bite with Lava crowns. We did limited ortho to correct lower crowding. Patient will be in braces for a total of 6 months.
We will post final picture after completion.
1/30/2018 5:44:00 PM |
Stress causes lifestyle changes like smoking, increased alcohol intake, depression and lack of oral hygiene
How can we protect out teeth from the effects of stress?
Your dentist can make a night guard to protect your teeth from negative effects of grinding.
Brush twice a day, floss every day and come in for regular checkups.
1/25/2018 4:40:00 PM |
Stress contributes to teeth grinding which can crack our teeth. This can result in tooth loss, TMJ pain, dry mouth, canker sores and even periodontal disease.
Ask your dentist how this can all be prevented.
1/23/2018 4:53:00 PM |
Dr. Jain would like to congratulate and thank all of our patients that entered our monthly raffle. We love making our patients smile and be able to share fun contests!
1/16/2018 3:11:00 PM |
Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners!
We appreciate all the patients who refer their friends, family or coworkers to our office. Please continue to share our practice with those you care about and you could be the winner in our next raffle!
1/16/2018 3:04:00 PM |
1/16/2018 11:42:00 AM |
What is a Dental Implant ?
- A Dental Implant is a metal fixture surgically placed into your bone.
- Dental Implants keep teeth in your mouth not in a cup
- Dental Implants maintain your jaw bone
- Dental Implants allow you to eat your favorite foods
1/11/2018 12:14:00 PM |
Step 1: Broken Tooth
broken tooth extracted and bone graft placed 3 months ago
Step 2: Paralleling pin
Step 3: Zimmer tapered screw vent implant placed -will take 3-4 months to restore
1/8/2018 12:25:00 PM |
Dr. Jain Loves to take selfies with her patients.
Just remember to tag us
or use hashtags:
Tips on how to take BETTER selfies :
1. Hold camera closer to your face — DON’T angle it from above.
2. Try putting the sun directly behind your head in outdoor selfies
4. Try a hand high on your hip, and crossed your legs.
5.Make sure you’re in natural light or being lit from the front for mirrored selfies
1/2/2018 4:35:00 PM |
Happy New Year from Dr. Jain and staff at Smiles of San Marcos. A New Year means new goals, new smiles and a new dental insurance maximum that you can use towards getting the smile you have always wanted! Call us today to schedule an appointment for yourself and your family.
12/28/2017 11:21:00 AM |
We have very amazing patients who have been part of our dental family for numerous years. They are the reason we do what we do! Thank you for trusting us with your smiles!
11/22/2017 11:48:00 AM |
A swab of your saliva can now identify bacteria in case of resistant, aggressive or early onset periodontal disease. This allows us to treat for the specific bacteria in your mouth and personalize your periodontal treatment.
Come in and ask us about it!
11/15/2017 4:55:00 PM |
Smiles of San Marcos
is now offering BioTemps® Provisionals, new temporary crowns that give you the effect of what your new smile will look like .
Come in and ask us about it!
11/14/2017 12:32:00 PM |
We are ready for the holiday season with our new fireplace.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
-Bing Crosby – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
11/6/2017 5:05:00 PM |
In case you didn't know this, Dr. Jain really likes Halloween. Who doesn't right? Halloween is the one time a year when kids (and adults!) get to step outside themselves and be something different.
This year we all stepped back in time and brought the 70's back!
11/2/2017 12:27:00 PM |
The good news? Gum disease treatment CAN help control diabetes. When people with type 2 diabetes get treatment of severe periodontal disease (a deep cleaning) it can lead to a drop in blood sugar levels. The benefit is about the same as you as you would if you added another drug to your usual diabetes medicine!
10/30/2017 3:52:00 PM |
Dr Jain and Pavlina at their continuing education on Advanced Implant Course !
10/9/2017 3:53:00 PM |
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 |
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 |
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.