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Dental Hygiene Habits That Can Improve Your Teeth

Caring for your teeth and gums is essential to not only your oral health but your overall physical health as well.  Just like any other part of your body, your mouth is full of many different types of bacteria, most of which are relatively benign. Your mouth, however, acts as the point of entry to […]

Oral Health Tips by Age Group

There are some things that are essential to your oral health at any stage of life. Brushing, flossing, good nutrition, making (and keeping) regular dental appointments, and using fluoride. All of these activities are important in maintaining good oral health and avoiding gum disease. It is recommended that you brush, at the very least, twice […]

What is a Grafting Procedure?

If your California dentist has suggested that you have a grafting procedure performed, you probably have a lot of questions about what exactly a grafting procedure is and why he thinks that you will benefit from having this procedure performed.  Listed below is some basic information on two common types of grafts, gum and bone, […]

Treating Bad Breath

Having somebody approach you and inform you that your breath is bad breath is a humiliating thing to experience, no matter how they sugarcoat it or how gently they word it. It is also typically an indication that you should make an appointment with your dentist sooner rather than later. Bad breath, medically referred to […]

Protecting Your Teeth While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Here in Del Mar, the weather stays relatively nice all year round. As a result, locals often spend a lot of time outdoors. Enjoying the outdoors is an excellent way to alleviate stress and refresh your body and soul. Sadly, a lot of individuals tend to neglect basic dental needs while outside. Enjoying the beaches […]

4 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments in California

If you are not entirely happy with the way your smile looks, then it is important for you to know that there are several different cosmetic dentistry choices available to you that deal with this problem. No matter if you were born with teeth that are too big or too small, have been injured in […]

Help! I Think I Need a Root Canal!!

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that you might be in need of a root canal? A proper assessment of your dental hygiene is nearly impossible to conduct on your own. Your friendly dentist from Del Mar, Curtis L. Chan, DDS, will be able to effectively determine if you need a root canal, fill you […]

Is Toothpaste Really Necessary?

Having clean and fresh breath is an essential part of your day. It makes a difference when you start your day, before you go to a meeting, after you leave the gym, or when you go to bed. Whether you fancy cinnamon, bubble gum, something herbal, or traditional mint, it is your preferred toothpaste that […]

Different Types of Toothbrushes

Most people don’t know that early versions of the modern-day toothbrush have been around since 3000 B.C.  Of course, back then a toothbrush was more of a small twig with one end deliberately frayed which was then brushed against the teeth to eliminate food particles that were most likely causing pain.  Fortunately, for those of […]

Oral Anatomy for Beginners

In order to support good oral health, it helps to have a basic familiarity with the anatomy of your mouth and teeth. By recognizing healthy mouth development and learning to spot abnormalities, you will have a better chance of sustaining good oral health and detecting the initial symptoms of disease or other oral healthcare problems.  […]