09/21/2012
By: morgasm
Encinitas Family Dentistry
I was a patient at Dr Holyoak's previous dental group. When I called to schedule an emergency appointment for a broken tooth, I was told he had a new practice and that I would have to see someone else. I declined and found his new office on the internet. When I called, I was greeted by Tilley. She was beyond helpful and very caring. She was able to get me in immediately and had everything I needed waiting when I got there. Dr Holyoak's bedside manner, personable attitude and dental knowledge is why I wouldn't choose to see any other dentist. His staff is professional and very friendly. I can't stress how much I recommend this practice. I mean really...who writes a 5 star review after a root canal.
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07/23/2015
By: Liliana R.
Beth Forman DDS
We've been seeing Dr. Forman for several years now and she continues to amaze us. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field but she is genuinely caring about her patients as people. Her entire staff emulates that same sense of caring for your overall well being. They provide you with treatment options and recommendations to assist you in the best course of action to take. Their follow-up and superb patient-care makes them a valuable resource for all your dentistry needs. We're fortunate to have found them.
08/31/2017
By: Will A.
Chong, Carlos DDS
Our whole family has been going to Dr. Chong for several years now. His office staff is so kind and helpful. He is an an expert at what he does. I always feel like he takes his time with me each time I go there to make sure things are done right and to explain what he is doing. There is no need to go anywhere else! ~ Will Allen
05/20/2014
By: Kelly S.
James Snow Dds
Dr. James A.Snow at Pacific Dental Center is a superb dentist & person. He is best for dental implants in Encinitas, his staff is excellent, his office is clean, and the entire organization is both professional and well-managed.Also he is very careful of the patient experience. Most important, I find him to be hugely reliable.
04/17/2013
By: heidifam
David Willes, DMD
I take my whole family to Dr. Willes for their dental needs and always feel completely comfortable and well cared for. Dr. Willes is a great dentist, and his staff members are super nice and helpful. It's great to have a dentist that we totally trust to take care of our teeth!
05/19/2012
By: susavisa
Michael Klein DMD
I have been visiting them for routine dental stuff. Have been a good service generally, and I will continue visiting.
12/07/2012
By: joecrain01
Encinitas Dental Boutique
I had a great experience and painless in a getting an inplant.Dental plan offered was 50% off.
10/22/2013
By: encinitaslocalina
Farhad Dena, D.D.S. - San Diego Premier Dental Group
Dr. Dena in my favorite Encinitas Family Dentist. He and his staff are lovely.
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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