How to Determine If You Need to See an Emergency Dentist

As an emergency dentist, San Marcos Family Dentistry Dr. Gene Milligan regularly gets calls from patients wondering if they should head to our office or if a problem can wait for a few days. Understandably, most people have busy schedules … Continued

Healthy Eating Tips From Our Dental Office

Our dental office provides preventative care to patients with the goal of helping them maintain healthy teeth and gums. We do so by cleaning teeth and removing plaque/ tartar. This allows us to help our patients avoid getting cavities or … Continued

What to Do When a Dental Crown Is Loose

You are happily munching on your favorite snack when you notice your dental crown is loose. This situation is enough to send you into a panic, as it signals a problem with your crown or implant.With proper care, a dental … Continued

Dental Glossary to Help At Your Next Visit

If you’ve already scheduled an appointment with your dentist, a dental glossary will help you know your frenum from your gingiva. This glossary will help you understand what your dentist is saying during your appointment so that it is easier … Continued

What Is a Cavity?

A cavity is the unfortunate result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is largely due to the foods and beverages one consumes as well as one’s oral health regimen. Exposure to fluoride in toothpaste and tap water along with genetics also … Continued

Should I Brush or Floss my Teeth First?

People often wonder if they should brush, floss or rinse first. This is a perfectly legitimate question that plenty of dentists do not address for varying reasons. In fact, some dentists do not have an opinion as to whether the … Continued

5 Tips For Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth From San Marcos Family Dentistry Dr. Gene Milligan

Brushing and flossing should be a part of your everyday routine, that includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Taking good care of your oral health is absolutely essential to your overall good health and is unquestionably … Continued

How Is TMJ Treated?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, which for the most part means that someone’s jaw is out of alignment. When a jaw is not in its proper alignment there are going to be repercussions, which can vary from mild to … Continued

Oral Cancer and Tobacco Use

At a routine dental visit, we can help detect signs of oral cancer with an oral cancer screening. While most people do not schedule an appointment with their dentist to determine if they have oral cancer, it is possible for a … Continued

Dental Hygiene Guide

Dental hygiene is best defined as a process through which preventative dental care can help maintain oral health and prevent dental emergencies. Dental hygiene involves self-responsibility with regular brushing/flossing, as well as professional care. While at-home dental hygiene is important, … Continued