Mother’s day has come and gone…but the awesome mom’s deserve recognition all year. We might not be able to have a giveaway for them everyday, but at least, we want to extend our love to mothers like you with this post mother’s day giveaway. See our facebook page for details and to enter.

Poor Oral Health Linked to Bad Grades

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Poor oral health, cavities and tooth pain can put children at a serious disadvantage in school, resulting in lower grades, U.S. researchers say. Roseann Mulligan of the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, and colleagues examined nearly 1,500 socioeconomically disadvantaged elementary and high school children
For decades, antibiotics have greatly benefited the medical community’s efforts to fight bacterial infections. However, we now face a new challenge with bacteria becoming resistant to this treatment modality as a consequence of widespread (and often unnecessary) use. Providers are now learning to be more prudent in appropriate prescription of these drugs. Here’s some things

Choosing a Toothbrush

Never before has there been such a dizzying array of toothbrushes on the market. Consumers are inundated with new designs, materials, attachments, and colors. Whatever toothbrush design you choose, the most important thing is that you use the toothbrush-at least two or three times a day. Toothbrushes accomplish one major purpose: removing plaque. A good


Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and
Pro-active Expecting mothers in San Diego ask us about considerations in oral health and pregnancy. There is a great deal to discuss. We recommend that if you are pregnant you see your general or pediatric dentist and consider the following: — Oral health education: Early intervention and counseling during the perinatal period from all health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to parents, caregivers, consumers, and dental care professionals about reports of serious injuries and potential hazards associated with the use of all models of the Spinbrush, San Diego Pediatric Dentist offers free replacement option.

Problems with Braces and Retainers

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Problems with Braces and Retainers Sometimes, the wiring in braces causes irritation for your child.  I recommend that you wrap the end of the wire with a small piece f beeswax, gauze or cotton ball, until you can come and visit me in my

Trapped Debris

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Trapped Debris/Objects Between Teeth Sometimes, particles and debris will get stuck in between your child’s teeth.  I recommend that you floss your child’s teeth with care, making sure not to cut the gums.  If there is trapped debris that will not come off with

General Information About Braces

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist All About Braces Although it is more commonly known for braces, the field of orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry that focuses on improving your child’s smile, and oral health by re-aligning the teeth and jaw of your child. With the fast advancement