How Is Invisalign® Different from Braces?

Would you like to straighten your teeth but feel uncomfortable with using braces? If so, Invisalign® might be a good alternative. Invisalign retainers are made of a clear plastic and are custom-made for your teeth to straighten them out. We will explain how they differ from braces. First of all,... Read more »

Can Baby Teeth Have Crowns?

  Though baby teeth are small, they’re just as susceptible to tooth decay as are adult teeth. When children’s teeth become infected, the condition is called baby bottle tooth decay, and it can leave children with damaged teeth and harmed gums and bones. To help you defend your little one... Read more »

When You Can Know that Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed

Besides pain and swelling in the oral cavity, there are some signs of wisdom teeth in need of removal that you can monitor. If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, or if the spaces behind your molars are hurting or swelling, please reach out to us so... Read more »

Helpful Information About Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to shield them from decay. Why are they used? The molars and premolars have chewing surfaces that have deep grooves or fissures that are difficult to clean properly, even... Read more »

Dental Advice for Seniors

Clean Your Dentures Cleaning your dentures (full or partial) daily will keep bacteria from sticking. Use cleaners that are made especially for dentures so that you don't risk damage from unsuitable abrasives. To keep your mouth lining healthy, dentures should be out of your mouth at least 4 hours in... Read more »

The Three Whitening Options That Can Brighten Your Smile

Would you like to learn about the different whitening treatments that can brighten your smile? If so, you have come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. Richard Evans, is happy to discuss the three different whitening options available so you can choose the right treatment for you, your teeth,... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Summit Dental of La Mesa, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our... Read more »