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Ways to Manage Dental Anxiety That Don’t Include Dodging Your Dentist

A lot of people are afraid of going to the dentist and are at a loss for what to do in terms of calming down before their appointment. Our staff takes great pride in helping our patients to feel at ease at the beginning, middle, and end of their appointments, whether it’s a six-month check-up […]

What To Expect With Dental Implants

There is no reason why you should have to feel ashamed of your smile with the dental technology and services available to you today. Dr. Curtis Chan offers San Diego dental implant services that can change your life for the better. You can have that healthy, bright smile you always wanted, and the caring team […]

Do You Need to Take Your One-Year-Old to a Pediatric Dentist?

Your one-year-old child is still very young. At this age, how important is it for them to see a pediatric dentist? The answer is it is important to consider. Proper dental care is necessary to reduce the risk of developing dental caries. Dental caries comes with very significant side effects such as pain, infection, and […]

Does Saliva Cause Cavities?

Those nasty little holes in teeth that can cause distressing pain are called cavities. Cavities are one of the most common reasons for unscheduled dental visits. It is possible to have a cavity and not even be aware that you have one. During the year between 2011 and 2012, approximately 91% of American adults reportedly […]

Manual Vs Electric Toothbrushes: Pros and Cons

The toothbrush as we currently know it was invented in 1938. Various forms of the toothbrush have, however, been around and considered an indispensable part of a person’s oral care routine since approximately 3000 B.C. For a significant portion of this time period, conventional manual toothbrushes were the preeminent style and, as such, were used […]

Social Distancing and Quarantine: How COVID-19 Will Impact Your San Diego Dental Emergency

Anytime an acute and urgent health issue rears its ugly head, it is perfectly normal to conclude that taking a trip to your local hospital’s emergency room is the right way to go about getting it sorted. All medical crises, however, are not created equal, especially during these strange, uncertain times of the mandatory social […]

Understanding Oral Health When You Are Pregnant

Pregnancy changes many things inside a woman’s body, even your oral health. The way your gums react to pregnancy is different than how they would otherwise. This is why taking the steps to protect your teeth and gums is so important. During pregnancy, a woman’s hormone levels change and as a result, oral health issues […]

Improve Your Oral Health Overnight 

A lot of different things can go on inside your mouth in an eight-hour window, particularly when you are asleep which allows bacteria to collect and multiply on the surfaces of your teeth. There is no need to let the image of harmful cavities, plaque, gingivitis, or tartar prevent you from getting a full night […]

What Kind of Equipment Does My Dentist Use? 

Your Del Mar dentist has a lot of different tools that they use when you go for a routine dental appointment. A lot of these instruments look intimidating but each one serves a very specific purpose and helps your dental professional take the best care possible of you and your family’s oral health.  Listed below […]

How to Handle Sensitive Teeth

If you routinely pass on a cup of hot cocoa or an ice-cold glass of lemonade because you already know they are going to make your teeth hurt, then the time has come for you to make an appointment with your dentist to discuss the likelihood that your teeth are sensitive. When you have sensitive […]