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Considering Cosmetic Dental Treatments? Visit Scripps West Dental

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A beautiful smile can open up a world of new possibilities. When you feel confident about the way your teeth look, you’ll be more inclined to smile around other people, shaping the way they see you. Numerous studies show that the benefits of cosmetic dentistry affect everything from your self-esteem [...]

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Everything About Mini Dental Implants

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Mini dental implants are a smaller version of traditional implants. They’re an excellent alternative treatment for our Mira Mesa clients who might not want or qualify for conventional implant designs. How do Mini Implants Work? Mira Mesa mini dental implants are, simply put, a miniaturized version of “regular” dental implants. [...]

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Why does Sleep Apnea Cause Weight Gain

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If you have been diagnosed with OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, by your doctor or dentist, you may have many questions. You may not be familiar with the condition or how it can be impacted by other problems in the body. This includes the link between sleep apnea and weight [...]

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Periodontist at Scripps West Dental Offers Wide Range of Services for a Healthier Smile

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A healthy smile can last a lifetime when patients take a proactive approach to caring for their teeth and gums. This means visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and evaluations. However, if issues arise and are diagnosed by a dental professional, it is wise to seek treatment sooner rather than [...]

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Obtain a Bright, Beautiful Smile with Porcelain Veneers

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Looking for a way to improve your smile? If so, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. Our team at Scripps West Dental is pleased to provide this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients in and around the Mira Mesa, California area. What are porcelain veneers in Mira Mesa? [...]

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The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? With cosmetic dentistry, you can finally achieve the smile of your dreams without breaking the bank. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of the teeth, gums, and natural bite, ensuring an attractive smile for all. With the help [...]

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What can Cause Permanent Teeth to Loosen?

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Children are often excited when they experience the loss of a tooth. Their baby teeth are intended to come out as their permanent, adult teeth come in. They know that this is a part of growing up and that a visit from the Tooth Fairy is in store. But as [...]

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Caring for the teeth during the holiday season

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The winter holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, exchange meaningful gifts, and enjoy plenty of delicious foods and beverages. It is also a time when many people splurge on sweet treats and sometimes get off of their regular daily routine. This can be detrimental [...]

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How does tobacco use negatively affect my smile?

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Tobacco, including chewing and smoking tobacco, are known to be a severe problem for the smile. In addition to causing severe health issues such as problems with the lungs, it can also be a risk for the teeth and gums. Patients who are using tobacco will want to work with [...]

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San Diego, CA dentist provides methods for whitening discolored teeth

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If you are located in the San Diego, CA area and want to speak to a professional about obtaining a brighter smile, the dentists at Scripps West Dental can help. Drs. James Tasto, Debbie Kim, Gary Sigafoos, and Marisa Zarchy are available to provide new and existing patients with viable [...]

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The many benefits of dental implants

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Replacing missing teeth can be achieved with several different options. Dr. James P. Tasto is a dentist in Mira Mesa, CA who is pleased to provide patients with several methods of tooth replacement at Scripps West Dental of San Diego. His practice offers partial dentures, dental bridges, dental implants, and [...]

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Back to School: 6 Tips for a Healthy Start

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Preventative dentistry in San Diego, California is important for both children and adults. With fall fast approaching and young patients headed to school, many parents are interested in learning more about tips for going back to school—including dental tips for kids. Dr. James P. Tasto and his team at Scripps [...]

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A Smile Makeover in just one visit? It’s possible!

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An imperfect smile can negatively affect the way a patient feels about themselves. It can cause them to feel self-conscious, embarrassed and even make them avoid situations where photos may be taken because of their appearance. Your smile is the first impression you give to others, so it should be [...]

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All the Questions You Need Answered About Straightening Teeth With Invisalign

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Crowded and crooked teeth are difficult to fix when you're a child, but dealing with crowding and spacing issues as an adult can seem even worse. Statistics show that just 35% of American adults have well-aligned teeth, while surprisingly, more than 20% of adults are in need of some form [...]

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Why We Love the Oral ID (and Why You Should, Too)

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Taking care of the smile is more than just brushing, flossing, and routine visits to the dentist. It is also paying close attention to changes in the smile that may be indicative of trouble. One task often overlooked by dentists in the area is that of oral cancer screenings. Mira [...]

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