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June 10th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Discolored teeth and tooth coloration

Discolored teeth and tooth coloration

As any person who has suffered from discolored teeth can tell you,  being self conscious about your smile is a consistent source of stress,  anxiety and even depression. When you go the dentist to whiten and polish your teeth, you aren’t being vain,  or superficial,  you are taking care of...

May 19th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Dental Veneers: what are and how to get it

Dental Veneers: what are and how to get it

Dental veneers are thin tooth colored shells placed on the front side of your teeth. Their main function is to improve the aesthetics of your smile with a relatively mild process. In fact,  it’s so simple  and painless that a full veneer treatment can be placed in just a couple of...

May 17th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Baby teeth: the first sign that a child is growing up

Baby teeth: the first sign that a child is growing up

There is nothing quite like seeing that little baby teeth pop up through the gum, one of the greatest joys of being a parent is getting to see you child grow. Over the next couple of years your baby’s smile will be filled with tiny little pear-like rows of baby...

May 13th, 2016 | General | 2 Comments

Mouth bleeding: a sign that you need dental help

Do you show signs of mouth bleeding after brushing your teeth? Do you feel the taste of blood in your mouth when you wake up in the morning? If that’s the case you need to take it as a warning sign; something’s not quite right and you should seek a dental consultation...

May 6th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on What effects does vaping have on your oral hygiene?

What effects does vaping have on your oral hygiene?

We all know that cigarettes are terrible for you oral hygiene, but what about the electronic kind? Vaping or e-cigarettes have gained quite a bit of popularity in the last decade. And why wouldn’t they? A vaper is a great alternative to regular cigarettes and exploratory studies have shown that...

May 4th, 2016 | General | 4 Comments

A word of caution about periodontitis and gingivitis

Periodontitis is one of the most severe oral diseases a patient could potentially develop. Good oral care is paramount to prevent a full-on periodontitis and the teeth loss that´s usually correlated with the condition. But what is Periodontitis? What are the symptoms? And how can we prevent it? As we...

March 8th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on How to deal with a toothache: some home remedies

How to deal with a toothache: some home remedies

Toothache is a serious, and extremely painful, condition; as soon as you start experiencing discomfort you need to set up and appointment with your dentist immediately. Not getting that pain checked could have disastrous consequences for your health such as: abscesses, swelling, and even tooth loss. Obviously, sometimes you can’t...

January 29th, 2016 | General | 2 Comments

Dental bridge: what is it and when to get one?

A Dental Bridge is one the many tools a dentist has on their repertoire to replace missing teeth, this particular procedure is specially designed to replace several adjacent missing teeth without having to place several implants. Here is how it works; the dentist prepares what we call “abutments”, think of them...

December 15th, 2015 | General | Comments Off on A word of advice on Mini-implants

A word of advice on Mini-implants

Mini-implants can be extremely problematic, let me give two examples from patients who recently came to Los Algodones. The first one had 10 mini-implants placed on the upper arch and a full reconstruction done to the mouth, unfortunately the procedure came loose in less than a year, logically; the patient was...

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