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How Often to See the Dentist Based On Your Age

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Your teeth and mouth both need care that is specific to your age. Young children are monitored for teeth breaking through the gums and tooth decay while aging adults watch for gum disease, decay and wear.. You will need to see the dentist more or less often during each season of your life. Village Center Dentistry offers dental care for the whole family in San Diego, and no matter your age, daily dental hygiene is essential to long-lasting oral health. Continue reading “How Often to See the Dentist Based On Your Age”

How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?

Porcelain Veneers San Diego Dentist

A good-looking grin can do wonders for your self-esteem. Your romantic, social and work life can all benefit from a sparkling smile, and porcelain veneers are an excellent way to address one or more cosmetic concerns with your teeth. Dr. Santoro can help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you during your exam at our San Diego office. Continue reading “How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?”

5 Reasons to Replace That Missing Tooth

Dental Implants San Diego Dentist

Your oral health depends on a complete set of teeth. One or more missing teeth can have severe consequences for your oral health. One lost tooth may even impact your overall well-being by introducing harmful bacteria into your bloodstream if you have gum disease. There are various ways to restore your smile, such as dental implants, dental bridges and implant-supported bridges. However, dental implants are typically the ideal way to restore a single missing tooth at Village Center Dentistry in San Diego. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Replace That Missing Tooth”

Dental Treatments You Can and Cannot Skip When You Get Veneers

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Dental veneers can cosmetically correct a host of teeth problems. With proper care, veneers can last 10 to 25 years. Opting for dental veneers means there are a lot of treatments you can skip. Dr. Jennifer Santoro discusses what dental treatments you no longer need and which are still critical after getting veneers. Continue reading “Dental Treatments You Can and Cannot Skip When You Get Veneers”

5 Reasons Our Patients Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign for Scripps Ranch Patients

There are traditional braces, and there are invisible aligners. The latter, marketed under the name Invisalign, straightens your teeth just as well as standard metal braces but has several advantages. Here board-certified dentist Dr. Jennifer Santoro of Village Center Dentistry discusses five reasons why patients prefer Invisalign over traditional braces. Continue reading “5 Reasons Our Patients Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces”

What You Can Expect from Teeth Whitening

Model Smiling with White Teeth

Given that most people wish they had pearly whites, it is hardly surprising that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments that Dr. Jennifer Santoro performs. At Village Center Dentistry, Dr. Santoro utilizes Zoom in-office teeth whitening procedure to brighten up her patients’ smiles. If you are curious about teeth whitening, here is what you can expect: Continue reading “What You Can Expect from Teeth Whitening”

Smart Habits to Alleviate TMJ Pain

Individual with TMJ Pain

Throughout her career, Dr. Jennifer Santoro has seen her share of the more than 10 million Americans who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. While some patients require orthodontic work to realign the teeth, others can find effective relief from the pain with smaller interventions. Dr. Santoro offers the following tips to patients with TMJ: Continue reading “Smart Habits to Alleviate TMJ Pain”

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Why You Should (Re)Schedule a Dental Exam after the Pandemic Pause

Dental Exam and cleaning in progress

When the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived, many of us put our lives on hold for the sake of safety. Specifically, over half of Americans postponed their regular dental checkups. As our communities start to reopen, it is not only appropriate but important for you to return to Village Center Dentistry for an overdue appointment. Here Dr. Jennifer Santoro explains why. Continue reading “Why You Should (Re)Schedule a Dental Exam after the Pandemic Pause”

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in San Diego

Silver, mercury and even gold are no longer the gold standards for quality, cost-effective filling of cavities. Today, most patients request tooth-colored fillings. The main benefit of this strong composite material is obvious: It blends well with the natural color of your teeth. But health concerns, as well, often motivate patients to choose this option. Below, trusted San Diego dentist Dr. Jennifer D. Santoro describes the process of filling your cavity with an advanced, resilient and aesthetically pleasing composite. Continue reading “Tooth-Colored Fillings”