Smiling is one of the most powerful non-verbal communication tools we have. It transcends language and projects positive emotions and influence. Despite the well-established power of a smile, many people are unhappy with their own. If you look in the mirror and don’t like the smile you see, cosmetic dentistry can help. There are a variety of treatments and procedures designed to correct the elements that bother you, and restore beauty to your most influential expression. Finding a talented cosmetic dentist is essential to successfully making over your smile. Dr. Mark Galli is the cosmetic dentist Encinitas has trusted for over 20 years for personalized care and superior results. Dr. Galli will work with you to understand what you dislike about your smile and explain what can be done. He will use advanced technology and techniques to make treatment faster, safer and more precise. The result is a luminous smile ready to share with the world.
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How often should I brush and floss my teeth?

It’s important to brush and floss your teeth regularly to remove food particles, bacteria and other debris from your mouth. Aim to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste (check for the Seal of Approval from the American Dental Association on your products). Floss at least once daily and clean the tongue and along the gum line, where a toothbrush can miss. Ask you hygienist for special instruments to help with these areas. Rinse your mouth out well after brushing and flossing.

How often should I schedule a dental exam and cleaning?

Professional teeth cleanings and exams are important for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums and preventing serious problems. Ideally, you should visit Dr. Galli three times a year for a dental exam and cleaning. He will advise whether you should visit more or less frequently, based on your oral health status.

I don’t like the appearance of my smile. What can be done to improve it?

Dr. Galli offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. Depending on your specific concerns, a comprehensive smile design is usually the starting point to help you decide what is best. You may benefit from teeth whitening, placement of porcelain veneers, Invisalign to straighten the teeth, or bonding and smoothing.

I need to replace a missing tooth. What are my options?

In many cases, the best way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant, which recreates the entire tooth, root and crown. Another option is to close the gap with a dental bridge. See Dr. Galli for a consult to discuss which restorative dentistry option is best for you.

I am missing most or all of my teeth. Are dentures my only option?

No, however, dentures are a good option for multiple missing teeth. Today, dentures are much more stable than they used to be if they are secured in the mouth with a few dental implants. Dr. Galli can talk to you about additional solutions during a consultation.

How can I fix my crooked or crowded teeth?

Many people prefer to straighten their teeth with the Invisalign system, as opposed to traditional orthodontic braces. Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners that are comfortable, clear and removable to gradually shift teeth into the desired position and alignment.

My gums are tender and bleed when I brush and floss. Do I have gum disease?

Swollen, bleeding gums are a symptom of gum disease, but that is not always the case. It’s best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Galli so he can diagnose the problem and explain gum disease treatment options, if necessary.

Mark T. Galli, DDS

It’s time to Experience Complete Health Dentistry

When you visit Dr. Galli’s Encinitas dental practice, you can expect to be treated with respect, honesty and integrity. The objective of every visit is to establish an understanding of your particular oral health needs and goals, evaluate the potential treatments and select the most appropriate option.

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