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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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Tips to Care for a Root Canal Tooth

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A root canal is a wonderful remedy to save a tooth from extraction or infection. Most people don’t realize it is no more uncomfortable or difficult than a traditional tooth filling! If you had a recent root canal, you are on your way to restoring your oral health. There are [...]

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