General Dentistry in San Marcos

Finding the right dentist for both you and your family may seem like your biting off more than you can chew. Dental care for children differs significantly from that of adults. Let us be your solution for general dentistry in San Marcos.

General Dentistry in San Marcos

We deliver expert care for your whole family because we understand just how impactful oral health is on the rest of your body. Since you use your mouth to eat, breathe, and converse, it comes into contact with many bacteria. Therefore, bacteria that enter your body have a fast track to digestive and respiratory systems to cause disease.

While not all the bacteria in your mouth are harmful, brushing and flossing go a long way to staving off infections and diseases. The following are examples of adverse conditions resulting from abysmal oral care:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavity’s
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease

While those conditions aren’t savory, bacteria that pass through your respiratory system can make their way to your heart. Infections in the inner layers of your heart are called endocarditis and can be severe.

Teeth Cleaning San Marcos

Despite all the years of practice, most people fail to remove all their plaque and tartar buildup. Even though you brush twice a day and floss once, bacteria can still hide in hard-to-reach places, making regular check-ups so vital.

In addition, our high-end tools break up stains caused by coffee, wine, and even tobacco. If you let tobacco stains linger for a lengthy period, they will become permanent. Not only will your mouth be cleaner, but by setting just two appointments a year, you’ll have a brighter smile.

Besides these benefits, there are more reasons as well. The more we see you, the more we can detect when problems arise. The best way to mitigate a condition from worsening is by treating it as it sets in.

For example, do you know what can happen if gum disease isn’t treated? Originating on top of plaque collections, it can travel deeper down the tooth to affect the unprotected inner layers of bone and tooth. Severe cases may end in tooth loss.

Porcelain Veneers San Marcos

A veneer is a covering that slips on over the surface of your tooth. However, it isn’t like a crown that replaces the entire surface, as these only cover the visible surface. There are many different conditions in which veneers can correct, and are an excellent cosmetic solution for the following ailments:

  • Gaps
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discolored/stains
  • Abnormally sized or worn teeth

Cleaning these may seem like a lot to chew, but your cleaning regimen doesn’t change all too much. You will use a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day to gently brush your veneers. We also recommend you to floss once a day, but use caution around veneers and bridges. Lastly, rinse your mouth with mouthwash to kill any bacteria you may have missed.

Another common question we are asked is if these fall off or if veneers are permanent. While these can be a long-term cosmetic solution, they aren’t necessarily permanent. Although they won’t fall off at any point, you may need to replace them eventually. However, with proper maintenance, these can last a long time.

General Dentistry San Marcos

Starting his career in 1998, Dr. Galli is as experienced as he is eager to provide his services to your family. Contact us today to ask us any questions, voice your concerns, or set an appointment.

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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