The Preventive Power of Sealants

If you’re a parent, you know it can be hard to train kids to brush their teeth reliably. Sealants are a great option for preventing cavities and tooth decay in young patients whose teeth are still developing while they’re learning to care for their smile properly. Sealants can reduce the incidence of tooth decay by…
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Orthodontic Treatment and Your Health

A smile is one of the first things you notice about someone. In terms of orthodontic treatment, the most notable and noticeable benefit from orthodontic treatment is the improvement of your smile. A bright smile is not just a symbol of confidence, but it can also be a sign of good health. In addition to…
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Routine Dental Check-Ups Amidst This...

For three months, the world went into pause mode. Governments busied themselves in figuring out the best strategies to cope with the raging pandemic and healthcare workers immersed themselves in protecting the vulnerable and treating the affected. Now that the world is finally slowly opening up, most of us are realizing that the lockdown has…

Chronic Headaches? It Might Be TMD

Do you suffer from chronic and frequent headaches or neck aches? A possible cause might be Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).   Today, we are going to cover the symptoms of TMD and what causes it. Plus, some ways that you can prevent TMD from occurring. If you need treatment, our experienced team at the Oral &…

Can You Reverse Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay happens when the outer protective layer of your teeth, called tooth enamel, is weakened and eventually broken down by plaque and bacteria [1]. Once the tooth enamel has been compromised, a cavity, which is literally a hole in the tooth, can form. Without treatment, tooth decay can progress to the point that your tooth’s root…

Preparing for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is an option for people who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia to the point that they avoid getting dental care. During your appointment, your experienced dentist will provide a level of sedation ranging from minimal to general anesthesia to help you relax and receive the treatment you need for a beautiful and healthy smile.…
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Treat Oral Infections Early to Prevent Serious Health Consequences

There has been a lot of talk about viral infections lately. In this post from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla, we focus on oral infections. There are many causes of oral infections. In kids, they are usually caused by tooth decay. The teeth become sensitive to cold beverages. A tooth develops a dull ache.…
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NEW! Invisalign Stickables

https://storagy-teen-prd-us.s3.amazonaws.com/store/be824c5ad05242153396d74cc7c2eecd.mp4 New Invisalign Stickables! Hi Marin Ortho Friends, Family, and New Patients! We are now offering Invisalign’s new product for Phase 1 and Teen patients called Invisalign Stickables. The stickers are a fun new way to accessorize your clear aligners and are easy to use. They are offered in a wide variety of shapes, colors,…

Gum Recession and the Pinhole Technique (video)

Dr. Nammy Patel from San Francisco Green Dentistry discusses gum recession and the pinhole technique, a method that uses pinholes and collagen to make new gum tissue. What’s another procedure to help stimulate gum tissue? So another way to get gum tissue back or gum recession relieved is something called the pinhole technique. And it’s…

How to Turn Down a Job Offer Professionally

In 2020, landing a position with an independent dental practice can be a challenge, particularly in the wake of a worldwide pandemic. In recent months, however, we’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of dental practices reopening across the country, and with it, the need to hire on dental associates to meet the pent-up…