An interesting case: I was the 4th consult for this patient, who has multiple autoimmune issues & allergies to materials – and she ended up choosing us.Details
Sometimes bad bacteria overwhelms the system and antibiotics are prescribed by a doctor out of necessity. When a doctor prescribes antibiotics, listen to your doctor and take them as prescribed. During and after the antibiotics, there are things you can do to start rebuilding the good, helpful bacteria that is found in healthy intestines.Details
People are highly chemically-sensitive in subtle ways to many things in their environment.
A biologic, holistic, and integrative dentistry attempts to reduce as many of the causes of these sensitivities in their office.Details
Hopefully you never need to have a tooth removed. But if you do, you might be curious about the way to go about a surgical extraction, or how it can effect your body.
With regard to extractions, I want to explain some differences between the “holistic” methods as opposed to more traditional methods.Details
One of the common concerns that we hear about from the people coming into our office has to do with the metals used in titanium implants. Some people are concerned about the metals that are essentially being incorporated into a part of their body, and want to know about non-metal alternatives.Details
Since we live so close to the Mexico border, every once in a while you hear a story about someone that goes to Tijuana in order to “save money” on “cheap” dental work.
If this is something you’ve considered, I implore you to read this post. If you don’t want to read, please understand this:
If you go to a “cheap” dentist, anywhere, you will always get “cheap” dental work that will end up costing you more money in the long run.Details
This patient was missing her laterals and her previous dentist veneered he canines to mask the missing teeth.
Needless to say, after 15 years with these veneers, she came to me for a second opinion.
See the before and afters!Details
With all the changes going on in healthcare across the political spectrum, it’s a frustrating and confusing time for just about everyone with insurance.
It’s no different with dental insurance.
We’ve attempted to try and explain some of the issues regarding dental insurance, in a clear and simple way, on this new Insurance FAQ page.Details
This is one happy patient!
After not coming to the dentist for years, he finally has his new restored smile.
His bite was very difficult. So we decided to use Zirconia – which is the strongest dental material, and can not break.Details
I think this is it… the perfect example of the difference crowns done well can make.
You can see in the before pics, how the existing crowns from another dentist make the patient look 10 years older.
And in the afters, you’ll see how by replacing just 4 teeth in a single visit, she looks 10 years younger.Details
Many of my patients are extremely loyal… this one flies in from New Mexico just to have her dental work done at Moonlight Beach Dental!
She had a unique case with some unique requirements. Check out the before and after pics on this one!Details
This patient didn’t like that his teeth were wearing down. He compensated by showing very little of his teeth while speaking. This made him look angry or grumpy, and indeed his face had started to have a frowning appearance.
As a lawyer, it was important that didn’t look upset all of the time.Details
This patient hated her crowns. They were done 10 years ago to mask her tetracycline-stained teeth.
She also had an open bite. Several other doctors told her she needed to have her jaw broken, braces, and 28 crowns done to restore her bite. She was very concerned about having “fake looking teeth”.
To top all that off, she is phobic, and wanted to be sedated to have any dental work.Details
Many patients are concerned about X-rays. They want to know how many dental X-rays we take, and if X-rays are really necessary.
My own mother is concerned about x-ray exposure. She’s never had a cavity. Then one day she had tooth pain, and we only through X-ray technology did we find a giant abscess on a root – one that left untreated, may have developed into a very serious, life-threatening condition.Details
This amazing patient neglected his dental care for many years, but he was finally ready to make a change.
We recently re-did all of his upper teeth, and will do the lower teeth later this year.Details
One of many big benefits we offer people is that we spend the effort, time and money to continually improve things to make people feel as comfortable as possible when they are at Moonlight Beach Dental.Details
I’d estimate that around 9 out of 10 orthodontists would recommend that teenagers (who are done growing) extract 4 teeth to “make space” for the crowded front teeth.
This may be necessary in some cases, but in some situations, I don’t feel it’s always a necessity.
Take a look at this case from we performed in conjunction with one of our orthodontic referral partners.Details
The Sandwich Spot in Encinitas is a great place to get a sandwich. Located across the street from Moonlight Beach Dental, most of our staff can be found there from time to time getting a sandwich during lunch breaks.Details
These days it seems that there are really only two names in social media that people: Facebook and Instagram.
So we’ve started an Instagram profile. If you use Instagram, follow us now.
There will be rewards and benefits for existing customers that follow us now!Details
Here’s the next phase of Moonlight Beach Dental’s office expansion. Let me show in photos what we are doing – from start to finish.Details