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FAQs About Porcelain Veneers Answered by Our Dentist

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Dental veneers are thin porcelain restorations that cover the front of your natural teeth. They’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that our Mira Mesa dentists offer. That being said, there are plenty of questions about dental veneers we hear from prospective smile makeover patients. Here are some [...]

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What Kinds of Conditions Can Invisalign® Treat?

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Invisalign® uses customized, transparent plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into place without any metal wires or brackets. And because they're so thin and lightweight, no one will ever know you're wearing them. If you’re wondering how does Invisalign work or whether it’s right for you, there are some [...]

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What is Periodontal Disease, and What Are the Treatment Options?

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Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease (or periodontitis). Simply put, it’s an infection of the gum tissues and bone that support your teeth. This infection is caused by excessive plaque and tartar (calculus) buildup around the teeth. Our dentist and periodontists in Mira Mesa screens for gum disease [...]

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How To Find The Best Cosmetic Dentist?

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Are you looking for a great cosmetic dentist in Mira Mesa? It can feel a little overwhelming at first. Our cosmetic dentist in Mira Mesa recommends considering these important tips before choosing whom to see for your smile makeover: How to Choose a Good Cosmetic Dentist in Mira Mesa: Ask [...]

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Foods to Eat and Avoid with Porcelain Veneers

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If you’ve just invested in porcelain veneers or are thinking about getting a smile makeover, you need to know what to expect when it comes to daily activities. One of the things our dentist in Mira Mesa recommends is adjusting how and what you eat, especially with porcelain veneers in [...]

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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.

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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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