Blog Archive

5 Ways Laser Dentistry Can Help Improve Your Dental Experience Dec 1st, 2022

Dentists have been using lasers for quite a while, and the FDA has steadily approved the technology for increasing uses and procedures. At American Dental Clinic, Dr. Emmanuel Aguilar and his staff are happy to provide you with the many benefits laser dentistry offers.  The laser difference Lasers may bring...

What is an Impacted Tooth? Nov 1st, 2022

Located at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear. As a result, in people who have jaws that can’t accommodate more teeth, wisdom teeth can become impacted. Because it doesn’t have enough room, an impacted tooth usually either fails to erupt or erupts in...

How Veneers Can Brighten Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence Oct 1st, 2022

Have you ever wished you could switch teeth with another person? Maybe you’ve got a single tooth you hate that’s stained or chipped. Maybe you have a gap in your smile that bothers you. Or maybe you feel like something is off with all of your teeth; they could be...

All-on-4® vs. Single Crown Implants: Which Is Right for Me? Sep 1st, 2022

If you’re missing teeth, you’re at risk for oral health complications. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology provide options that make it easy to replace missing teeth. At American Dental Clinic in San Diego, California, Emmanuel Aguilar, DMD, and our professional dental team offer single crown dental implants and All-on-4® implants....

Understanding the Different Types of Bites Aug 1st, 2022

Having perfectly aligned teeth isn’t just about looking good – although that doesn’t hurt. The way your top and bottom teeth meet, referred to as your bite, is important for your overall oral health. There are multiple types of “bad bites,” also known as malocclusions, and we’re discussing those bites....

Will I Need a Bone Graft for a Dental Implant? Jul 1st, 2022

Experts estimate that about half of all dental implant procedures in the United States require a bone graft. This means that if you’re considering an implant to replace a missing tooth or teeth, there’s a one in two chance you’ll need to have a bone graft first.  At American Dental Clinic, Dr. Emmanuel Aguilar performs dental...

Here’s How You Can Make Your Teeth Whitening Last Longer Jun 1st, 2022

Professional teeth whitening is an easy and effective way to whiten and brighten your smile. Emmanuel Aguilar, DMD, and the team at American Dental Clinic in San Diego, California, offer in-office teeth whitening services, as well as take-home whitening trays, to boost the appearance of your smile. We specialize in whitening your teeth...

When Is Root Planing Necessary? May 1st, 2022

Nearly half of Americans suffer from some degree of gum disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. Also called periodontal diseases, gum disease can range from relatively mild disease, called gingivitis, to periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease when tooth loss is most likely. Gum disease can...

Do You Have Dental Phobia? Laser Dentistry Can Help Ease Your Worries Apr 1st, 2022

Dental phobia is more common than you might realize, affecting roughly 13%-24% of individuals worldwide. Your anxiety about visiting the dentist may be in relation to the possibility of pain or uncomfortable sensations, an unfamiliar setting, sitting in the chair for a long time, or the very small possibility of...

The Many Benefits of All-on-4® Mar 3rd, 2022

Traditional dentures are bulky. They often look and feel unnatural.  Fortunately, there’s a better alternative to replacing one or more teeth: All-on-4® dental implants.  All-on-4, 5, 6 dental implants are dentures secured by implants. If you’re interested in a more convenient and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional dentures, read on....

Can Anything Be Done for Receding Gums? Feb 1st, 2022

When your gums are healthy and young, they fit snugly around the bottoms of your teeth, holding them in place. Over time, or with disease or trauma, your gums may start to recede. If they recede too much, you’re at risk for tooth loss. One of the major problems with...

Let this Be The Year to Get Your Teeth Straightened Jan 4th, 2022

Maybe you’ve always wished to have straighter teeth but think that you’re too old for braces. Or perhaps you wore braces when you were younger but didn’t wear a retainer, so you’ve discovered that you need your teeth to be straightened again. The truth is that there are a lot...

How Can I Get Rid of the Discoloration of My Teeth? Dec 1st, 2021

Are you hiding your natural beauty because you don’t like the color of your teeth? Teeth that are discolored or stained can make it harder for you to feel confident showing off your beautiful smile. Teeth can lose their white appearance for many reasons, but fortunately, solutions are available to...

How to Care for Your Dental Implant Nov 4th, 2021

Millions of people have dental implants. Are all of them caring for their new smiles the way they should? Unfortunately, the answer is no. But we’re here to change that.  Our team of experts at the American Dental Clinic, led by Dr. Emmanuel Aguilar, takes a closer look at what...

Got a Gummy Smile? Read About Our Crown Lengthening Procedure Oct 4th, 2021

Like the people who flash them, smiles come in all shapes and sizes from that “just stepped off the runway Hollywood smile” to the mesmerizing “confident, nothing can stop me smile” to everything in between. Sometimes a smile is defined by the physical characteristics of your teeth and gums. An...

Invisalign: The Hassle-Free Path to Straight Teeth Sep 5th, 2021

A couple of decades ago getting straight teeth involved lots of awkward materials like metal braces, uncomfortable wires, rubber bands, and let’s not forget that embarrassing headgear. As if the appearance and discomfort were not enough of an inconvenience, the treatment process often took years that involved frequent visits to...

Learn All the Ways Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile Aug 5th, 2021

Whether you live in the hills of Hollywood or in a charming rural town like Oak Glen the desire to have a beautiful, dazzling smile is something everyone wants, but few of us come by naturally. When most of us mere mortals look in the mirror we can always find...

Who Needs a Full Mouth Reconstruction? Jul 6th, 2021

Time and money have a way of interfering with the best-laid plans. If you are among the over 30% of Americans who haven’t visited the dentist in the last 12 months you can probably relate. Unfortunately for many people, missed appointments can all too quickly turn into undetected cavities, gum...

3 Reasons We Think You Should Try Laser Dentistry Jun 15th, 2021

Healthy teeth and gums and a dazzling smile are attributes we all aspire to have. After all, a great smile makes a great impression. Now getting that perfect smile and maintaining good oral health is a whole other thing altogether and a whole lot harder. Despite our best efforts at...

The Benefits of All-on-4 Implants May 23rd, 2021

In an ideal world, we’d all have perfectly white, straight, and healthy teeth throughout our lifetime. Unfortunately despite practicing our best oral hygiene routines and scheduling dental visits for periodontal cleanings, tooth decay; gum disease and injuries may result in missing teeth or extractions. Missing teeth are a real problem...

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings Apr 22nd, 2021

Time is at a premium for everyone. On most days scheduling the necessities like work and home responsibilities tend to max out even the most ambitious person. When you’re sick or injured it’s a no-brainer you should book an appointment as soon as you can get one. Unfortunately, the last...

What’s the Difference Between a Crown and a Bridge? Mar 14th, 2021

In a perfect world, we’d all have stunningly beautiful, bright smiles for a lifetime. No cavities. No missing teeth. No imperfections. But despite our best efforts with at-home oral care like brushing and flossing, as well as regular checkups and hygiene cleanings, we may need a filling or even an...

Does It Hurt To Get a Crown? Feb 17th, 2021

We’ve all been there. Despite our best efforts to keep our smile bright and healthy something happens. Maybe it’s a large worn-out filling or even an injury that cracks, weakens, or damages your tooth. Fortunately, your dentist has lots of restoration and cosmetic treatment options to not only fix the...

Should You Go to the Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Dec 31st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered preconceived notions of what is normal. As California struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus and enacts safety measures, it can be difficult to know what is safe and what you should avoid. This is true across the health care and dental scene as...