General Dental Services - Dana Point, CA

Protecting Your Family’s Dental Health

The Advantages of a General Dentist

As general dentists, the team here at Dana Point Smiles has the broad experience—three decades worth—to provide a wide range of dental care. We’re here to help you and your entire family stay healthy! While dental specialists often focus on treating advanced conditions, we provide the care to keep you from developing those advanced conditions in the first place.

In addition to your brushing and flossing regimen, nothing stops preventable dental diseases better than regular exams and professional teeth cleanings. We provide those and much more here—your home for general dentistry in Dana Point, CA.

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Key General Dentistry Treatments

Preventive Dentistry
Maintaining proper hygiene routines on your own is important but so is receiving professional cleanings from us. We’re able to reach the hard-to-reach places and remove plaque and calculus before it leads to tooth decay. We welcome patients of all ages so you can schedule all the members of your family on one day and with one trusted team.
Oral Pathology Exam
Our team isn’t just concerned with your dental health—we want to protect your medical health too. By performing regular oral pathology exams, a core general dentistry service, we can pinpoint any obvious signs of potentially serious health issues such as oral cancer in your mouth. Should that happen, we’ll see that you get the care you need. Early detection is critical to effective treatment, so be sure to have oral pathology exams as often as we recommend.
Pediatric Dentistry
As experienced dentists, we understand the unique needs children have in the dental office setting. The many unfamiliar sights, sounds, and experiences can be frightening to some. Our gentle, reassuring manner, coupled with our modern technology, enable us to give children effective, efficient, and comfortable care during their visits.
Composite Fillings
Traditional fillings have long been used to strengthen and fill in areas inside your teeth that have been compromised by decay. These are highly effective, but they’re also lacking in terms of dental esthetics as they’re often visible through the tooth enamel. We use composite fillings, which are created to match the color of the surrounding tooth enamel, making your teeth appear as if they never had cavities!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
With sleep apnea, snoring is only a symptom of the problem. The soft tissues of your mouth collapse on your airway, creating an obstruction that causes you to stop breathing multiple times every night! To prevent this, we can fit you for a mandibular advancement device, a mouthguard that shifts your jaw slightly forward while you sleep to keep your airway clear. Your customized mouthguard will enable you to enjoy more restful sleep and energetic, productive days.
Occlusal Adjustment
When your top teeth aren’t aligned with your bottom teeth, you may experience persistent headaches and speech difficulties. If you don’t correct the problem, you may end up with worn, cracked teeth. Our dentists can fix your bite issues by removing small portions of enamel from select teeth to make your teeth a uniform height. Your teeth will be able to fit together comfortably, alleviating stress on your jaw
Teeth Grinding/Bruxism
If you grind and/or clench your teeth—a condition known as bruxism—you may wear down your teeth and develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. We can help you recover from this condition and prevent those complications using a customized mouthguard. Many patients aren’t conscious of their bruxism whether it happens during sleep or during stressful daytime activities. By wearing the mouthguard, you’ll be protected from its harmful effects day and night.
TMJ Treatment
If you’re hearing popping from your jaw when you bite down, you may have a TMJ disorder or jaw joint and/or teeth misalignment. Custom-fitted mouthguards keep you from grinding and clenching your teeth and allow those stressed facial and jaw muscles to relax. In addition, we can offer orthodontic solution to correct tooth misalignment, minimize grinding and clenching, and restore natural, comfortable movement to your jaws.

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