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5 Tips to Help make Your Dental Cleaning Easier


Having a routine dental cleaning twice a year is an essential part of keeping teeth and gums healthy. During a cleaning, tartar is removed from the patient's teeth, and that helps to prevent tooth decay. The removal of tartar also … Continued


What are the Different Types of Tooth Wear?


A person's teeth are the strongest part of the human body, but that does not mean you will not have to deal with tooth wear from time to time. Natural wearing down of teeth occurs slowly over a lifetime even … Continued


Are There Options for Dental Filling Material?


You may need dental fillings if you develop tooth decay or undergo root canal therapy. If the decay reaches your nerves, the dentist may treat it via root canal therapy or through pulp capping. During pulp capping, the main goal … Continued


What Happens During Your Teeth Cleaning Appointment


Scheduling a teeth cleaning is one of the most essential steps you can take to make sure you do not have gum or periodontal disease. We find that people who do not regularly engage in professional teeth cleanings are at … Continued


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