How long do porcelain veneers and crowns last?

Whenever a patient is interested in porcelain veneers, I always get asked, “How long do porcelain veneers last?” Porcelain veneers on average last 15 years but there are a number of variables. If the risk of caries is low and you generally have healthy teeth then they can last a long time. If you clench […]

Do We Need to Floss?

Recently, an article came out from the Associated Press stating that flossing has no benefit compared to not flossing. The article¬†states that since flossing is no longer in the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines then it must have no benefit. Many of my patients have asked me about this article and I think it is a […]

Jimmy Fallon chips tooth

Jimmy Fallon, the Tonight Show host, chipped his tooth and posts a selfie while in the dental chair. He chipped his tooth while trying to open a tube of scar tissue repair gel. The gel was for a previous finger injury. My hygienist’s mom had a similar accident happen to her. She had arthritis in […]

San Diego Magazine Top Dentist

I had a patient email me that he was reading San Diego Magazine and saw that I was included in the Top Dentists List for April 2014. It’s really nice to have the recognition in the magazine. Check out the issue. https://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/April-2014/Top-Dentists-2014/

Teeth Whitening

I wish my teeth were whiter. This is one of the most common comments made by patients. Whiter teeth look healthier, younger, and more beautiful. It just so happens, this is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic procedures available. There are 3 common ways to whiten teeth. Many of my younger teenage patients […]

The hidden power of smiling

I just came across a great video that explains why smiles are so important. I tried a fun test at my office. I asked my staff to try to frown for as long as they could while I smiled at them. They could not maintain their frowns. This was a fun way to show that […]