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Cosmetic & Dental Implant Dentistry La Jolla Blog

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,…

How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Overall Health

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Fri 05/19/2017

Gum (periodontal) disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. But did you know that the effects of gum disease don’t stop at your oral health? If left untreated, the oral bacteria responsible for gum disease can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious health problems. In this blog post,…

Five Signs You Need to See a Dentist

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Wed 04/19/2017

Although the American Dental Association recommends both children and adults visit their dentist for a regular dental exam and cleaning every six months, many people fail to do so. If you are unsure about whether you should schedule an appointment, read this list of telltale signs that you need to see a dentist as soon…

Dental Tips for Parents

Submitted by Dr. Jacob Russell on Mon 03/20/2017

As a parent, you play an essential role in your child’s oral health care and wellbeing. Get your child started on the right track towards good oral hygiene by following these dental tips from San Diego dentist Dr. Jacob Russell.