The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from San Diego dentist, Dr. Collins, on what a dry […]
We think fondly of it, we all want it — why can it be so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report trouble sleeping almost every night, and 63% say their sleep needs are not being met. Like water, a […]
Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands.
We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in San Diego, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Complete Dental Health, we keep abreast of the oral health needs of San […]
Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]
A healthy, beautiful smile is important for your overall health and life satisfaction. If your teeth are too close to each other, too far apart, crooked, or if they fit together uncomfortably when your mouth is closed, it’s likely you have malocclusion. From the root words “mal” for bad, and “occlusion” for closed, malocclusion refers […]
Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in San Diego should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Complete […]
If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your teeth and bite for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]
Your mouth is a genius system made to work with every piece doing its part. If you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous! Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile. Enter: dental implants. Thanks to […]
One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Collins would like everyone in San Diego to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? […]
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