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Dental Tips

  • Why Are Veneers So Expensive?

      Why are Veneers So Expensive? You may have researched a lot on-line.  You may have even seen a dentist for a consultation.  Somehow, you got a quote for a new smile and you’re surprised – shocked even – about the cost. I get it. Dental veneers are not cheap.  If they are, you should […]

    Continue Reading August 23, 2019

  • How to Help Your Child Become a Fearless Dental Patient

    By using these simple guidelines, your child will learn that modern dentistry can truly be a pleasant experience. The end result will be improved dental health, minimal future treatment needs, saving money and forming a positive attitude towards preventive health care. Never use the dental visit as a threat. This includes; “If you don’t brush […]

    Continue Reading May 21, 2018

  • The Best Dental Office Music Ever.

    The right music can make even a trip to the dentist better. I have been practicing as a dentist in Laguna Niguel since 2015.  Many of you know that I also practiced in Cleveland before that.  Not many people, however, know that prior to studying dentistry, I was a double bass player.  Most people, when […]

    Continue Reading March 10, 2018

  • Conservative Dentistry: 5 Recent Advances in Dental Therapies

    Routine Dental Therapies Will Never Be The Same. Everyone is buzzing about major advances in technology, from augmented reality to self-driving automobiles.  And no industry is safe from the major changes that are coming our way – including dentistry. What we define as “conservative dentistry” varies from doctor to doctor.  What we all know, however, […]

    Continue Reading March 7, 2018

  • Restorative Dental Care

    Congratulations on your decision to pursue restorative care [porcelain/gold crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays].  The decision for restoration is always a serious one, but I am confident it is the best decision for long term preventive dental health. What is Restorative Dentistry? Have you ever thought about how your teeth should fit together comfortably or […]

    Continue Reading November 28, 2017

  • 7 ways to get naturally healthier gums and impress your dentist.

    Everyone knows that they should floss more.  We’ve even stopped asking patients about it, specifically, when they are in our office.  Questions like, “how are you cleaning between your teeth these days?” are more frequently heard by our patients.  Primarily because about half of them have had more success with other methods, but also because […]

    Continue Reading November 17, 2017

  • A Habit of Excellence

    A Habit of Excellence “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Excellence is indeed a habit, and details matter.  Call me crazy, but when the success or failure of a crown or filling can be influenced by something as little as the number of seconds […]

    Continue Reading February 3, 2017

  • TMJ in Laguna Niguel – Dentist is His Own Worst Patient.

    TMJ dysfunciton happens to dentists, too. Sitting at the office computer after seeing a patient – following up after the delivery of an occlusal guard. As I was talking with him, I was reminded about what has happened to my personal occlusal guards over the years. Here’s some general information for those of you uninitiated […]

    Continue Reading January 10, 2017