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Can You Save a Knocked Out Tooth?


A knocked-out tooth is not something to take lightly. If you do not preserve this tooth in the proper manner, your dentist will find it is difficult or even impossible to place it back in your mouth. Also, it is … Continued


When Is a Sports Mouth Guard Recommended?


When Is a Sports Mouth Guard Recommended? This page explains the different situations in which it is prudent to wear a sports mouth guard.mouth guards are laminate or soft plastic devices placed in the mouth to protect the teeth, gums … Continued


Information You Need to Know About Dental Veneers


Dental veneers are a great way to restore your smile if you’re dealing with badly stained, discolored, or otherwise unsightly teeth. It’s one of the fastest and most effective ways to restore your smile. Your dentist will determine if you … Continued


Overcoming Dental Anxiety


Dental anxiety is a lot more prevalent than most people think. Sure, it is completely normal to be somewhat anxious before going to a dentist, but it is not normal to let this anxiety prevent you from properly taking care … Continued


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