What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

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During routine dental examinations, your dentist may look for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Many Carlsbad dental patients don’t realize the seriousness of oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will get oral cancer this year.1 Consider this sobering…


Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Now denture wearers have a better option. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over standard dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Provides up to 100% natural chewing function The upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate Comfortable Little or no gum irritation Doesn’t impair the speaking capacity Strong and durable Implants…


Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see pics of your favorite stars, do you ever wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary Encinitas folks ever achieve anything approaching celebrity-caliber attractiveness? When it comes to sensational smiles, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” There many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce considerable results.…


Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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Our bodies work differently. Some dental patients don’t react to local anesthetics by getting numb. This is understandably concerning when you need dental treatment. (And the word “concerning” may be a huge understatement!) It’s important to know that bad experiences in the past don’t guarantee that you will never be able to become numb. At…


Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

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Today’s article explains how general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different. General dentists are dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will identify the best way to restore the tooth involved. Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental…


Can I Wear Braces While I’m Pregnant?

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Pregnant women are advised to avoid many things such as taking certain medications and eating specific foods. However, there is rarely a reason why a pregnant woman should not undergo orthodontic treatment. It is generally considered safe for pregnant women to have orthodontic care, with some precautions. Today’s post is for pregnant women interested in…