Replace Several Missing Teeth With a Partial Denture

The unfortunate incidence of significant oral trauma resulting from a car accident or severe sports injury can result in a large area of damaged or knocked-out teeth in your mouth. In the case of oral injury, treating the wounds to soft tissue often receives greater priority than restoring the injured teeth, which can lead to… Read more »

Get Cavities Treated Early, to Stave off Future Problems

You may have a small cavity and think it’s no problem to let it slide a while, but treating cavities early can help ward of potentially serious problems in the future. Read today’s blog about why getting restorations early is beneficial to you, saving time, money, and your teeth! Tooth Decay’s Origins Tooth decay can… Read more »

Locate Your Dream Smile Today with Aging and Dental Health Tips

Optimum oral health is possible in the twilight years of your life. Your teeth are extremely strong and can easily withstand a lifetime of wear and tear if you take care of them correctly. This includes cleaning your teeth on a daily basis and practicing a healthy diet by eating healthy. Furthermore, always be sure… Read more »

The Formation of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

While teaching your young children to learn to brush can be tough, it’s downright impossible, hazardous and not advised for children aged 3 and under. For babies and newborns, you can use dental tissues, also defined as tooth wipes. Tooth tissues should be used after children eat or drink sugary foods like juices or fruit,… Read more »

The Cornerstones of the Causes of Halitosis

Have you ever suffered from halitosis, or do you frequently suffer from the disease? Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, is an oral health condition that arises due to poor dental habits or ailments. Typically, bad breath can be caused by infections in your mouth. In addition, the foods you eat and the habits… Read more »

An Inconsistent Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Can Increase Your Chances of Suffering from Gum Disease

Your daily oral hygiene routine needs to feature brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day. This simple, yet consistent practice is designed to remove food particles, residual sugars, and plaque from your mouth before they can promote plaque acid build up or harden into tartar.  If tartar deposits build up on your… Read more »

If You Have Diabetes, You Don’t Want to Neglect Your Smile

At Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry in San Diego, California, we have seen what can happen when people neglect their smiles. This is even more impactful when you have a medical condition which affects your oral health, such as diabetes. To understand how your smile is affected by your health, you have to understand how the… Read more »

What You Can Do About Candidiasis

Candidiasis, also referred to as thrush or oral thrush when it impacts the oral cavity, is a type of infection caused by Candida, a yeast. Although Candida typically exist in the mouth, they can cause infection if they grow unproportionate to the bacteria in your mouth. Here are some facts you should recognize about candidiasis…. Read more »

Chew Gum to Prevent Cavities

Did you know that chewing gum can actually be good for your teeth? It’s true! Chewing sugar-free gum has been proven by many studies to help prevent cavities. Chewing gum does this by promoting saliva production in the mouth. Saliva is the body’s first defense against cavities. It cleans food particles and debris away from… Read more »

A Large Cavity on a Molar or Premolar’s Biting Surface Might Need an Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play a vital role in chewing and grinding the tough and hard foods you eat. Their ability to do this is thanks in part to the deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel of the biting surface. Unfortunately, the deep recesses in the tooth… Read more »