Are you allergic to certain metals? Photo of a patient who was

Are You Allergic To The Metal In Your Braces?

Most people don’t realize that they have a metal allergy. They also don’t realize that standard braces contain nickel and the wires contain nickel titanium.

This patient had a severe inflammatory reaction to the braces from another dentist. She was probably told by the dentist that she wasn’t brushing enough around her brackets – when in fact it was due to an allergy.

Dramatically lit Fotona laser

The Best Dental Laser Available Is Now In Encinitas: No Pain, Gentle, Fast Procedures

Last week I mentioned that we had two big announcements to make. The first of those was the Moonlight Beach Dental Savings Plan, our in-house solution for those that don’t have (or want) dental insurance to receive regular, quality dental care at the most reasonable pricing possible. The second is that we have purchased a…

A man gets a digital tooth impression

Do you gag on dental impression trays? No more trays. Ever.

For years I’ve wanted to work on my father’s teeth, but I was unable to do so. The reason was that his gag reflex is so severe that he could never handle having impression trays in his mouth.

Our office has done away with the old, goopy style of impressions, and now we can take digital impressions in just a few minutes. This was perfect for dad, who had no problem with the small digital impression “wand”.

Moonlight Beach Dental in Encinitas offers a 5-year warranty on crowns

Our crowns come with a 5-year warranty! No other dentist does this.

We now offer a 5-year warranty on our crowns! We know of no other dentist that does this. New cars don’t even come with a 5-year warranty.

If you have ever gotten a crown at another dentist, only to have that crown break in the next year or two, you know it can be an expensive, and frustrating situation.

We are very proud of the quality of care we provide. That’s why we stand behind it, with a 5-year warranty on all major work.

Ever hear about supposed cheap dental work in Mexico? You get what you pay for.

Going to Mexico for cheap dental work? You will get cheap dental work.

Since we live so close to the Mexico border, every once in a while you hear a story about someone that goes to Tijuana in order to “save money” on “cheap” dental work.

If this is something you’ve considered, I implore you to read this post. If you don’t want to read, please understand this:

If you go to a “cheap” dentist, anywhere, you will always get “cheap” dental work that will end up costing you more money in the long run.

Should teenagers have teeth extracted to make room for other teeth?

Should teenagers have teeth extracted to make room for other teeth?

I’d estimate that around 9 out of 10 orthodontists would recommend that teenagers (who are done growing) extract 4 teeth to “make space” for the crowded front teeth.

This may be necessary in some cases, but in some situations, I don’t feel it’s always a necessity.

Take a look at this case from we performed in conjunction with one of our orthodontic referral partners.