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Cosmetic & Dental Implant Dentistry La Jolla Blog

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Tue 04/17/2018

The American Cancer Society estimates that 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer this year. The good news is that these cancers are very treatable when detected early. Knowing the risk factors for the disease plays an important role in early diagnosis and treatment. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, La…

Signs That You Grind Your Teeth at Night

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Fri 03/16/2018

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common condition, yet many people are not even aware that they have it. This is because teeth grinding can occur unknowingly, as you sleep. In this blog post, La Jolla and San Diego dentist Dr. Jacob Russell shares the three telltale signs that you might be grinding your teeth at…

Is an Electric Toothbrush or Traditional Toothbrush Better for Oral Health?

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Tue 02/13/2018

Electric toothbrushes have become quite popular in recent years, but are they actually better for your oral health than traditional toothbrushes? La Jolla dentist Dr. Jacob Russell meets with many patients who have questions about which type of toothbrush they should use. He discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each toothbrush in this blog post.

Preparing Your Smile for a Big Event

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Tue 01/16/2018

Do you have a once-in-a-lifetime event like a wedding on the calendar for 2018? All eyes will be on you, and there will probably be plenty of photographs to commemorate the occasion. Cosmetic dentistry treatment can transform your pearly whites and help create your ideal smile so you can feel confident and comfortable on your…

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Between Dental Cleanings: Tips and Tricks

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Wed 12/20/2017

Regular visits to your dentist’s office for professional cleanings are crucial in order to maintain a beautiful smile and healthy teeth. But how you take care of your mouth every day between those cleanings is just as important. Below, La Jolla dentist Jacob Russell shares tips and tricks to help you keep yourself on track…

Pinhole Surgical Technique

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Sat 11/25/2017

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free treatment option for receding gums, available with Dr. Jacob Russell in La Jolla. Free connective tissue graft techniques are currently considered the most predictable surgical method for root coverage. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique was invented and patented by Dr. John Chao. Through a small hole…

Why You Should Leave Teeth Whitening to a Professional

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Mon 10/16/2017

If you are interested in teeth whitening, a quick trip down a Target, Wal-Mart or drugstore aisle should reveal plenty of over-the-counter options. In fact, you might wonder why anyone would bother visiting a dentist for teeth whitening when there are so many products that claim to whiten teeth in the comfort of your own…

How Many Dental Implants Can You Have Placed at One Time?

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Tue 09/26/2017

Dental implants are arguably the most reliable and longest-lasting way to replace missing teeth. Occasionally, La Jolla dentist Jacob Russell is asked how many implants can be placed at one time. This is a common query from men and women that are missing most or all of their teeth. Here, Dr. Russell addresses that answer.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Fri 08/25/2017

Nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million people do not have any teeth left. If you are one of them, you can understand how a missing tooth affects appearance, chewing, speaking and dental health. One of your tooth replacement options is dental implants, which are anchored in…

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Fri 07/21/2017

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While the history books inform us that Franklin was actually talking about fire-fighting and fire safety, Dr. Jacob Russell believes the famous quote can apply to dentistry, too! It is much wiser to take measures to prevent dental problems,…