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Why People with Sleep Apnea Should See a Dentist

Sleep Apnea Treatment La Jolla, CA

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a patient’s breathing stops and starts irregularly throughout the night. People who snore loudly, have trouble falling asleep and who wake up in the morning tired and with headaches may have sleep apnea.  Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a variety of serious health problems that can […]

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How Tooth Fillings Have Improved in Recent Years

Mercury-Free Dental fillings La Jolla, CA

Although metallic fillings used to be the best choice for dealing with a cavity, the options have expanded and improved. Some patients who haven’t had fillings in many years are pleasantly surprised to learn about tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are made of composite resin, which is a mix of silica, plastic and glass ionomer. Dr. […]

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5 Perks of Choosing Dental Bonding for Cosmetic Improvements

Dental Bonding La Jolla, CA

Dental bonding has become a hit with the patients at La Jolla Family Design. Our dentists use this simple but effective procedure to make cosmetic improvements that can transform your smile. In this blog, they share a handful of the benefits associated with dental bonding: 1. It Has Multiple Functions Dental bonding can be used […]

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What To Do When You Have Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums Treatment San Diego Dentist

Occasional bleeding from the gums may occur as a result of overly enthusiastic brushing. If your gums bleed on a regular basis, it’s critical to find out why and seek treatment. The dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design explain why prompt dental attention is necessary when your gums start to bleed. Bleeding Gums Good […]

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When Do Inlays and Onlays Make Sense?

Inlays and Onlays Treatment San Diego Dentist

Not every damaged tooth requires a crown. Many repairs are made using porcelain or composite materials known as inlays or onlays. Some patients choose gold inlays or onlays. The dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design discuss when inlays and onlays make sense for patients. What are Inlays and Onlays? The difference between inlays and […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Dentist

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Maybe you are new to the area and need to find a dentist. Perhaps you aren’t satisfied with the dentist you have been seeing. Whatever the reason, factors to consider when choosing a new dentist involve the professional and the practical. The dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design explain what to look for when […]

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Professional Teeth Whitening vs OTC (DIY) Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening for a brighter smile in La Jolla

Everyone wants a brighter, whiter smile. The best way to achieve this goal is via professional treatment rather than wasting money on hit-or-miss over-the-counter tooth whiteners. The dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design share some observations from patients who try professional tooth whitening. Trust in the Results When you purchase an over-the-counter teeth whitening […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Dental Implants

Dental Implants in La Jolla

Are missing teeth making you self-conscious? Do you have trouble chewing because of lost teeth? Is tooth loss affecting your speech? Dental implants can solve these problems and greatly improve your appearance. The dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design share what you need to know about dental implants. What Are Dental Implants? Patients with […]

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Risks Associated With Skipping Routine Dental Appointments

Risks of Skipping Dental Appointments - Tooth Pain

One of the most effective ways to maintain your oral health is to be diligent about scheduling and showing up for semi-annual dental appointments. Most patients should have their teeth cleaned and their mouth examined for any issues every six months. Think of your routine dental appointments as preventive maintenance on your mouth. Skipping a […]

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4 Reasons Patients Prefer Invisalign to Traditional Braces

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Since the invention of clear aligners, it’s never been easier to straighten your teeth. When you consider that Invisalign is just as effective as traditional orthodontics, the convenience of aligners makes it a “clear” choice. After seeing ongoing satisfaction from our patients, the dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design explain why Invisalign is so […]

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