If you have dental insurance, make sure to make a dental appointment before the end of the year. Every January 1st, dental insurances reset your deductible.Details
Our last post was about the difficulty of matching a single front tooth, especially one with a mosaic of colors.
This patient had a crown placed by her old dentist many years ago. As you can see, the shade and shape do not match, and you can see the unsightly metal collar from the metal of the crown.Details
This patient fell forward and chipped her tooth on the pavement. Needless to say, she was very traumatized.
For dentists, it can be difficult to match a single front tooth with porcelain. But, since we are able to do most treatments in a single visit, we are able to customize the porcelain.Details
When a porcelain crown is deemed necessary, we use monolithic materials. This means the crown is made from a single piece. Many older crowns are composed of porcelain fused to a metal base, and can fail and break easier.
This patient had deep root decay – down to the bone. What’s great is that we were able to push the tissue back and design a crown so that the tissue can grow back – up against the porcelain!Details
Share this page with friends and family: It can save them thousands of dollars on crowns from the dentist, and many hours of time in a dental chair.
When getting a dental crown, you should understand that as a consumer you have many choices. There are different types of crowns. Not all dental crowns are equal. Not all dentists know about, use, or even offer all of the options available to them.Details
One of my personal favorite topics is leaky gut and it’s prevention.
I discussed this with my pediatrician, and I now add drops of probiotics and vitamin D to pumped milk. Many, if not most babies can be deficient in Vitamin D. I also supplement myself.Details
In need of extra protein? Don’t want one that is synthetic or allergenic?
Oh hey, this is my favorite brand of whey, I say!
As a breastfeeding momma, I have to increase my protein in order to have a healthy supply. The problem? I can’t have soy, cow whey, or egg protein, and I dislike the taste of pea protein.Details
Over the years, I have noticed some incredibly healthy mothers who are distraught by having toddlers with rampant tooth decay – even when they are given mostly breast milk and a well-rounded diet.
A correlation seems to suggest be that the mothers are unknowingly deficient in many minerals, which in turn may lead to deficiencies in their newborn/infant/toddler.
Many times, these children can develop softer enamel, which is much more decay prone.Details
This patient had enamel that was previously damaged by her childhood orthodontics.
The restorations were done in a single visit. Cosmetically, we were even able to characterize in the small white spots and translucency found in her natural enamel.
The patient is ecstatic with how she looks now!Details
Rumor has it that our first president George Washington had wooden teeth. I have also seen a set made from donkey teeth!
Apparently Washington wanted to take good care of his remaining natural teeth. Check out these scalers. He must have had a LOT of tartar.Details
A few weeks ago I mentioned that we were expanding Moonlight Beach Dental Encinitas.
I invite you to come by and take a look at all the new stuff, but I want to use this post to give you a mini-tour of some of the new expansions.Details
I stepped out yesterday after work and took a long walk on Moonlight Beach – just 2 blocks from the office.
If you are having a long procedure done, or if you’re nervous about dental treatment, we can schedule breaks for you to take a healing walk on the beach, so you can cleanse you energy and change your mental state.Details
If you’re an Encinitas local, you may have seen heard about or seen the changes happening here in Moonlight Plaza.
Most prominently, El Callejon Encinitas is now gone. The building they occupied for many years is being completely gutted, renovated and remodeled. This was a controversial news for some, but believe me – this is all a good thing.
But what’s up with the picture above? How many Moonlight Beach Dental buildings are there now? Let me tell you.Details
If you know what this is, you are very smart – maybe even a NASA scientist!
Worried about x-rays or radiation exposure at the dental office? Many of my patients are.
Tocotrienol is part of the vitamin E family. It has been discovered to have the effect of helping to protect against radiation exposure.Details
Dr. Nicole Vane and Lani discuss the patient experience and customer trust model at Moonlight Beach Dental in Encinitas. 2016.Details