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/

Doggie Pulls Baby Tooth

Kids will generally lose their first baby tooth at age 5. The lower front teeth are the first to go. I have heard of so many different ways that parents have helped their kids get the tooth out but this video shows a pretty original way. If you ever need help extracting your child’s loose […]

How strong are crowns?

I am sometimes asked how strong dental crowns are. Some people have had a crown chip or break and are concerned that a new crown may not survive the brutal daily use that our teeth endure. I found a video on YouTube illustrating what a Bruxzir type crown can handle compared to a traditional crown. […]

Cosmetic Dentistry in Poway

What is the process involved if I am interested in improving my smile? These are questions I get from patients interested in cosmetic dentistry. We start with a consultation to see what your goals are. We will also take photographs, study models, an examination of your teeth, and x-rays. The teeth on the study models […]

Oliver’s first children dental cleaning

My son Oliver had his first dental cleaning. He was so well behaved and tolerated the procedure really well. He especially liked it when our hygienist washed his teeth with the water spray. We love treating kids!

Cracked Teeth

How do I know I have a cracked tooth? You may have a cracked tooth and not know it until it hurts. A crack may be asymptomatic for many years or may grow quickly. Cracks can occur from trauma such as a sports injury, biting on hard objects such as ice or a popcorn kernel, […]

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 […]

Cerec Dentistry in Poway

I have just upgraded to the latest Cerec Blue cam and MCXL milling unit. I had the older version for 5 years and it has served me very well. I have milled a few thousand dental restorations on the older unit but with all the improvements in the new system, I thought it was time […]

Shaquille O’Neal has sleep apnea

Interesting video about Shaquille O’Neal being diagnosed with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be treated with a CPAP breathing machine, an oral sleep mouthpiece similar to a night guard, or surgery to remove some of the excess tissue blocking the airway. For people who cannot tolerate the CPAP, then the mouthpiece is a good alternative. […]

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 […]