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Root Canal or Extraction? There May Be Another Option!

May 9, 2014

Chances are good that a person prone to gum disease – especially those with moderate to severe periodontitis – may also have systemic medical conditions related to a compromised immune system.

At a recent meeting of the European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology, a panel of experts reviewed the existing evidence linking periodontal disease to a person’s health. Their conclusions were published and made public in a special supplement release in April of this year. They concluded the following:

  • Diabetics -There exists emerging evidence that periodontal disease adversely affects glycemic control (sugar control) in people with type 2 (adult onset) diabetes and raises blood glucose levels in non-diabetics, as well as promotes the development of new type 2 diabetics. It also causes complications in both type 2 and type 1 (juvenile) diabetics with their medications.
  • Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ACVD) – There is a strong association between periodontal bacteria and ACVD. Studies show the presence of live and viable periodontal bacteria in the lesions causing this disease. Periodontal treatment such as regular cleanings, deep scalings, laser decontaminations, and periodontal surgery reduces this systemic infestation, decreasing also the levels of inflammation and C-reactive protein that break down the

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February 25, 2014

Your Mouthwash Can Give You High Blood Pressure!

In the past the presence and metabolic activities of oral bacteria has been traditionally associated with negative health effects ranging from bad breath and cavities to more serious gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis as well as contributing to cardiovascular disease and stroke. However, new studies are beginning to show that certain amounts of bacteria present in our mouths are actually beneficial to our health.  In fact, these bacteria may be a prime source in the process of converting nitrogen containing compounds back into nitric oxide in our blood which causes our blood smooth muscle to relax and lower our blood pressure. Recently, groups of researchers from the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet of Stockhom, Sweden studied the effects of using a popular mouthwash prescribed  by oral clinicians to drastically reduce and control the population of natural oral bacteria in their subjects mouths. Since the presence of oral bacteria is crucial in the initial step of converting nitrogen compounds into nitric oxide in our bodies, this greatly reduced the amount of nitric oxide.  All these test subjects were healthy, non-smoking, disease free individuals who were placed on controlled healthy diets with low nitric acid

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February 6, 2014

We are offering a special for a WHITER, BRIGHTER SMILE for this month! Purchase one office bleaching procedure for $199 and a get a 2nd one FREE… Treat yourself or your sweet heart! Single Bleaching procedures available at Special Rates -Call for more details 760-734-4311

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January 28, 2014

Everyone loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours! The best place to start is with a healthy mouth.

Begin with a Dental Checkup

Your dentist can diagnose and treat any pressing oral health conditions and determine which whitening procedure will work for you. Once the dentist determines the reason for discoloration – injury, food or tobacco stains, childhood or teen antibiotics – a suitable whitening method can be selected. Without this you could be wasting time and money using whitening products that aren’t effective for your kind of stain.

Have Your Whitening Done in a Clean and Safe Environment

Teeth whitening chemicals if not applied properly can damage your teeth and gums resulting in burns or infections, and “kiosk” whitenings are done by people wearing “scrubs” or laboratory coats who are made to look like “health care professionals”, but aren’t. Dental offices use licensed professionals and strict disinfection protocol including washing hands, changing examination gloves and disinfecting work surfaces after each patient.

Choosing the Right Procedure

There are three ways to whiten your smile: 1)Chairside Bleaching, 2) At–Home Bleaching and 3) Whitening Toothpastes. After examination, your dentist will offer you the opti

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December 9, 2013

Here are San Marcos Dental Center we are pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved website at! Developed by Datagonia Web Solutions, the new website will accompany a marked increase in our social media activity as well as regular announcements about the procedures and services available at San Marcos Dental Center that we provide. Our patients are acquiring more and more information about their health from the world wide web and we are looking to help assist them as they pursue a healthier and brighter smile.

We plan on using the improved website to make regular announcements and specials, so please stay tuned and consider hitting the “Like” button on our Facebook page as we finish up 2013 and step in to a brand new year!

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July 1, 2013

Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call “malocclusion.” Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to Periodontal Disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on your teeth and jaws, leading to premature wear and tooth loss. At the San Marcos Dental Center we use Clear Aligners by Invisalign to straighten teeth, preventing this from happening!

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1 February 19, 2013

Six Month Smiles, a new procedure offered by the San Marcos Dental Center, has been helping give patients confidence with their smiles. Here is a short 3 minutes video of one of the many successes that this new system has seen.

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3 January 29, 2013

397489_746443275372844_1356730272_nDr. Hurt and the staff of San Marcos Dental Center are proud to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive dental treatment in a friendly atmosphere to all in the North San Diego County region. Our goal is to help patients achieve and maintain excellent dental health throughout their lifetime. Using the most advanced technology and the latest dental techniques, we provide the best service available in all areas of dentistry.

The following is a list of some of the services we offer:

  • Treatments for Snoring & Sleep Apnea
  • Cleanings and Sealants
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Periodontal Laser Dentistry & Surgery
  • Sedation Dentistry (See Following Section)
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Implants
  • Cosmetic Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Extractions
  • Periodontal Laser Dentistry
  • Dentures
  • Bonding
  • And plenty other services!
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