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What’s the Difference Between Silver Fillings and White Fillings?

In today’s post, we discuss fillings. WHAT IS A COMPOSITE FILLING? Composite fillings are fabricated with a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are extremely durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive. WHAT IS AN AMALGAM FILLING? Amalgam fillings are also called “silver fillings” though

What Is Oil Pulling?

Today’s Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry dental post looks at oil pulling; an alternative practice that has been generating a lot of buzz around La Mesa. Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for twenty minutes

What is an Orthodontic Pacifier?

Infants are born with a natural sucking reflex, and it is common for this reflex to evolve into a comforting behavior. Pacifiers can soothe a crying infant. However, parents often worry that a pacifier is harmful to a baby’s teeth. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises parents that pacifiers are generally safe for babies

What Does Your La Mesa Dentist Need To Know?

For optimal dental health, all La Mesa, residents should be visiting their dentist twice a year for scheduled cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also essential that you discuss issues related to dental health. Make sure to tell your dentist about any

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa is transformative for anyone who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people might not guess. How

Smile Makeovers? Yes, We Do Those, Too!

At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are known for emergency dental care. This includes extractions, root canals, and treatment for a knocked-out tooth. Our patients appreciate the fact that we take walk-ins. We are also open late on weeknights and even have weekend hours. If that were not enough, we also

Not All Smile Makeovers in Santee Are Created Equal

Welcome to the Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry dental blog. Let’s talk about smile redesigns and smile makeovers in Santee. Some patients wonder if the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry. For examples, is the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is

Sedation Dentistry in La Mesa | When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider sedation dentistry in La Mesa. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have been providing sedation dentistry in La Mesa since 1986. We offer different levels of sedation

Replace A Missing Tooth With A Durable Dental Implant

Dentists are always reminding their patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients are going to lose a tooth. When that happens, Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa recommends dental implants as

Pediatric Dental Excellence In La Mesa

At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud of our reputation for excellence in pediatric dentistry. If you are researching pediatric dentists in La Mesa, we invite you to visit us at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102. WE LOVE CHILDREN! We create a pleasant dental experience for our patients at Jeff Gray