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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.  […]

Dental Anxiety and Sedation Dentistry

If you find it next to impossible for you to relax while you in a dentist’s office, don’t worry. You are not alone. Dental anxiety is a fairly widespread condition. Almost 20 percent of all Americans will avoid going to the dentist even in a dire situation due to anxiety and fear. A subset of […]

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry in Del Mar

With all of the family dinners, office parties, budding holiday romances, New Year’s Eve smooches, and other festive social gatherings that are festooning your calendar this holiday season, maybe now is the perfect time to get yourself the one thing you want most: a flawless smile.  Whether you want to be able to flash your […]

3 Reasons Why You Won’t Go to the Dentist

Having a dental appointment is, without a doubt, just about everybody’s least favorite things to do. Almost one-third of the people in the United States do not get any form of dental care at all. The excuses will vary widely from one person to the next, but the end result is the same: a lack […]

What You Should Know About Charcoal Toothpaste

Let’s begin with an aide-memoire regarding exactly what natural charcoal is: a type of carbon, typically derived from wood and then heated until there is no water or additional compounds remaining. Quality charcoal is nearly 100 percent carbon, and it is most often seen in the form of a rock-like product used for grilling.   Activated […]