Pregnancy and your oral health: what you should know

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Thursday, March 22nd 2012 in pregnancy
Dentist in poway - pregnancy dental health care

There’s no doubt that pregnancy is one of the most significant times in a woman’s life. Not only does a pregnancy affect your total outlook on life and what’s to come, but as every pregnant woman can agree, being pregnant takes over your entire body – from head to toe and everything in between.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that dental health is just as important as the rest of your body’s health throughout your pregnancy. Teeth and gums are commonly affected during the length of a pregnancy and if aggravated symptoms are not treated, serious complications can occur. Our friends at...

Teeth whitening products: over-the-counter or professional dentist?

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Monday, March 12th 2012 in Teeth Whitening
Poway Dentist- Whitening - Photo Credit: CREST

Take a stroll down any drug store dental aisle, and consumers are bound to have plenty of at-home tooth whitening kits and solutions available to purchase. There are hundreds of tooth whitening products on the market today, and the choices are sure to make even the savviest consumer wonder which product is best for their dental condition and desired outcome.

Before starting any at-home whitening treatment, you should talk to a qualified Poway dentist on which product is safest and best for your specific dental condition. If your dentist has given you the green light on using whitening...

When wisdom teeth attack: the pain of unwanted teeth

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Monday, March 5th 2012 in Wisdom Teeth

There’s no denying that at one point in our lives, we have all had to deal with wisdom teeth. Whether you had your teeth removed at an early age or as an adult, one thing is for certain: wisdom tooth removal can be painful, stressful, and yet necessary all at the same time.

Unfortunately, many teens and young adults must often deal with other shifting teeth when wisdom teeth begin to erupt. The newly erupted wisdom teeth can cause aesthetic damage to some or all of the tooth alignment. This type of condition is generally referred to as “crowding.” In addition to aesthetic problems, some teens and young adults who are...

Poway dentist recommends comprehensive care when tending to sensitive teeth

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Monday, February 27th 2012 in dentist

Many Americans have sensitive teeth, and you’ll know if you’re one of them if your teeth tingle or have pain when eating hot or cold foods. Tooth sensitivity is a very common dental problem among many San Diego residents as well – our office often sees patients complaining of instant tooth pains when eating certain foods, or even while brushing, flossing, or eating certain kinds of foods like acidic items.

The good news is that pain from sensitive teeth usually comes and goes, and generally does not last longer than a few moments while eating certain foods. If your pain, however, lingers for longer than the time it...

Electric vs. manual toothbrushes: what’s best for your dental care?

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Tuesday, February 21st 2012 in dental care
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Take a quick stroll down any pharmacy aisle and you’ll find there is a wealth of choices in dental care. From premium floss, to water picks, electric brushes, and whitening mouthwash, dental care has proven to be one of the hottest, growing pharmacy items today. Consumers have asked Dr. Coleman, a dentist in Poway, about the various features and benefits associated with each product and mainly with regard to electric vs. manual toothbrushes – and here’s the scoop from Dr. Coleman.

Features and benefits of a manual toothbrush


Dentist in Poway recommends daily oral care regimen for better health

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Tuesday, February 14th 2012 in dentist
Dentist in Poway

Most everyone knows that daily dental care is essential to your overall health – and with that in mind, Dr. Coleman, a dentist in Poway, recommends an easy daily regimen to prevent periodontal and gum disease among other common ailments like a tooth decay, cavities, and loose or missing teeth.

Everyday Health and Dr. Coleman recommend that at-home tooth care is the leading way to help prevent tooth and gum problems well before you make your visit to the dentist. Regular home...

Oral Health - For the Health of San Diego

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Tuesday, October 18th 2011 in Oral Health Care
Oral Health - For the Health of San Diego

Oral health promotion is crucial to the success of our Poway Practice as well as to the health of our fellow San Diegans!

Our San Diego Dental Team works together to educate our patients in:

  • the importance of excellent oral health care
  • prevention of gum disease
  • the effects of smoking and alcohol
  • a healthy diet

Taking care of teeth is a job for life as National Smile Month's tagline - Smile4Life - suggests and, according to recent evidence from scientific research, oral health is directly connected to overall health and there is a systemic association...

Does Your Smile Need Brightening? Teeth Whitening Could Be For You!

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Wednesday, October 5th 2011 in Teeth Whitening
Does Your Smile Need Brightening? Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.

Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

What It's Used For

The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin...

San Diego Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Monday, September 26th 2011 in Teeth Whitening
San Diego Cosmetic Dentistry - Smile Rejuvenation

Come on San Diego... Who doesn't want a perfect smile?

While few people have one naturally, almost anyone can get one with the help of their cosmetic dentist. In addition to orthodontic treatment, which can straighten your teeth, recent advances in dental materials and techniques offer near-perfect teeth that are almost as strong as the originals.

Things your dentist can do to improve your smile include:

  • Bleaching to make teeth whiter
  • Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth
  • Filling...

No More Braces San Diego - It's Invisalign Day

Posted by Dr. Paul Coleman on Monday, September 19th 2011 in Treatment Options
Join San Diego Dentist Dr. Paul Coleman for Invisalign Day

With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating.

As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices - popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzel, nuts, certain candies…plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.

So NO MORE BRACES... Let's Celebrate Invisalign Day Together San Diego!

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