It’s been an eventful year, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for having amazing patients, a hard-working and fun team, and a fantastic location.Details
I want to swing from the chandelier in our brand new relaxation treatment suite.
This will be a suite separated from the main office (located right next door) for patients that would like a little more privacy, have special needs, or can’t stand the sound of drilling.Details
In my last post, I talked about the awesomeness that is single-visit crowns, how they save your time and money, and don’t give you teeth that look like hot buttered popcorn.
This post is about lasers, and how they allow us to treat even seemingly impossible dental problems in a single visit.Details
At our Encinitas practice, you can get most things done in a single visit, whereas in many (if not most) dental offices this takes 2-3 visits and many hours of your time.
The picture below shows 3 crowns. See if you can spot the differences.
2 of them we made in a single visit, and they look and feel like completely natural teeth.
The other was made by another dentist. This crown took at least 2 visits, plus it looks like hot buttered popcorn.Details
Last weekend I was out of town. I got a severe headache that progressed throughout Saturday, and from past experience, I knew my neck was out of alignment. By the end of the trip, my frontal headache increased to motion sickness, and actually caused me to vomit several times. I couldn’t sleep.
Meet the people locally that help me out when I experience these issues.Details
I recently returned from a vacation to Japan. I love so many things about the Japanese lifestyle and culture.
I have always been a tea drinker, but I really got into matcha green tea and roasted buckwheat tea while I was there and am now drinking both daily.Details
This picture shows a dental cavitation – which occurs when an unhealed hole in your jawbone is compromised by bacteria, resulting in chronic irritation and/or infection.
Chronic dental focal infections can be difficult to diagnose. In contrast to acute illnesses such as ear infections that can feel quite fiery and hot, typically dental foci “smolder” for years, manifesting only mild and intermittent symptoms of pain and swelling.Details
Oil pulling is a dental folk remedy whereby oil is swished around the mouth like mouthwash. Proponents claim it can improve dental health and provide other benefits. As a dentist, I’m interested in anything that benefits oral health. Beyond regular brushing, flossing, good antiseptic mouthwash, and regular dental visits – could oil pulling further benefit the teeth and gums? Let’s examine if there’s anything here.Details
A patient did not like her deteriorating bonding and shortened teeth that made her look older. With 6 veneers with laser gum re-contouring, she looks great!Details
Many patients ask us about radiation exposure levels from X-rays.
In summary, the exposure is minimal compared to other types of X-rays & daily living. Taking a full set of X-rays is less than that of a one-way cross country flight, or about equal to that of a 3-hour flight.
In our office, we use digital X-rays. Digital X-rays have lower radiation – in some cases, up to 80 percent lower. This is a pretty big deal.Details
When a root canals is not properly sealed, it can become infected with abscesses, causing all kinds of sickness throughout the body.
Most incredibly, this patient reported no pain in her teeth!Details
Today I want to talk about an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in the body, glutathione.
The role of glutathione is to essentially keep cells running smoothly, and it is used by just about every major system of the body (immune, nervous, gastrointestinal, etc).
Glutathione is also an integral part of the body’s ability to detoxify.Details
Every day, people ask us the same question: “Who did your web site?”
They tell us it’s beautiful and professional. They tell us how easy it is to read and use. But what they don’t see is how much business it produces for us.
Let me tell you: It’s amazing. The number of new clients we get each week from the web site far exceeds any expectation I have ever had.Details