How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? However you feel about floss, one thing is true – this habit is equal parts simple and incredibly effective for improving […]
Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]
You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Collins at least twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Complete Dental Health would like to take this opportunity to let San Diego residents in on some information […]
We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun missing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]
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 […]
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