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What To Know Before Getting A Root Canal Treatment

What To Know Before Getting A Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that is performed to save a damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels), cleaning the inside of the tooth, and filling and sealing it. This procedure can often prevent …

February 1, 2023
6 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Dental Health

6 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Dental Health

Improving your dental health is one of the simplest and most beneficial resolutions you could make in the new year. To improve your smile, you don’t need to go on a drastic diet or go to the gym — all you have to do is keep a few easy New Year’s resolutions and keep up …

January 1, 2023
Look After Your Family’s Teeth This Christmas

Look After Your Family’s Teeth This Christmas

With the kids out of school, holiday parties, and time spent traveling to see loved ones, this time of year can catch you off guard if you need urgent dental care. It’s also a great time to catch up on any dental treatment that you need. Here are some important dental tips for Christmas that …

December 1, 2022
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

  Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt sometime during your late teens or early twenties. For most of us, they’re fully developed by age 30. But wisdom teeth are difficult to clean and often find themselves impacted in the bone or against adjacent teeth, requiring removal.   These third …

November 1, 2022
Black Gums: Causes and Treatments

Black Gums: Causes and Treatments

What are the causes of black gums (gingiva)? If you have dark or black gums, treatment for cosmetic purposes is available. While gum depigmentation isn’t medically necessary, some people elect to have it completed as an overall smile enhancement. Are Healthy Gums Supposed to be Pink? Coral pink is the most common shade of gum …

October 1, 2022
Who Is Good Candidate For Invisalign?

Who Is Good Candidate For Invisalign?

  Are you thinking about getting Invisalign in San Diego? The most important step is deciding whether or not “is Invisalign right for me?” and then choosing the best dentist to perform the treatment. Am I a Candidate for Invisalign? Some of the most common requirements or concerns of potential Invisalign candidates include things like: …

September 1, 2022
5 Ways a Same-Day Crown Is Different From a Lab-Created Crown

5 Ways a Same-Day Crown Is Different From a Lab-Created Crown

  Traditional dental crowns are lab-made restorations that usually require two appointments and two weeks from start to finish. Fortunately, the availability and cost of same-day crowns has made treatment more efficient for our San Diego patients. At Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, we’re proud to provide same-day crowns near me. These restorations use 3D CAD/CAM …

August 1, 2022
What to Do If You Chip or Break a Tooth

What to Do If You Chip or Break a Tooth

During the summer months, dental emergencies like chipped or broken teeth are extremely common. Especially with water activities, sports, and people getting outside to enjoy the warm weather. If you do chip or break a tooth, here’s what you need to know: Apply Pressure if There is Bleeding Our mouths are highly vascular, so they …

July 1, 2022
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

If you need to replace missing teeth, you may want to consider our San Diego dental implants. These life-changing restorations give you the look and feel of natural teeth. Fifth Avenue Dental Arts has helped many San Diego residents discover all the benefits of dental implants and why they’re the choice option for smile reconstruction. …

June 1, 2022
What Causes Black Gums? Can I Treat It?

What Causes Black Gums? Can I Treat It?

  Most healthy gum tissue is a shade of coral pink. And that includes everyone, regardless of your genetic makeup or heritage. However, there is still a smaller percentage of people who have black gums or speckled/spotted gum tissue with the pink and black mixed together.  What Causes Black Gums? To understand what causes dark …

May 1, 2022