Archive for the Preventive Dental Category

Oral Exam for Oral Cancer Screening

No single oral exam or oral cancer screening test is proven to reduce the risk of dying of oral cancer. But, did you know that in our office, Dr Mastrovich and our Escondido dental hygiene team screen for oral cancer during all dental and dental hygiene appointments. […]

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Are there different approaches to a dental hygiene (cleaning) appointment?

If you are over the age of twelve, chances are you have had a prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) by more than one dental hygienist over the years. Have you ever wondered why one hygienist started by cleaning the ‘inside’ (called lingual, the side closest to your tongue) of […]

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Finding an Expert Dentist in Escondido and Other Locations (Part 2 of Choosing a Dentist)

We love helping our patients and friends whenever we can. As we mentioned in our first blog on this topic, when our patients get job transfers or other reasons leading to their need to relocate, we do all we can to network with well respected, quality dentists […]

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What do the numbers mean when my hygienist measures my gums?

“What do the numbers mean when my hygienist measures my gums?” Have you ever sat in your dental hygienist’s chair and wanted to ask this question?  We love to answer questions and help our patients grow to be experts in their own personal dental conditions and care.  […]

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Get major restorative under control, then dental maintenance can be easy

Restorative dentistry is our specialty and people often wonder what their experience might be with dental implants and reconstruction.  Every case is different, and we strive to give every client an experience in our office that is personally tailored to their specific dental needs. During the examination […]

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Regular dental exams help prevent bigger problems

In our ongoing “Ask the Dentist” topics, a question that is often brought up is “What are the benefits to regular dental exams and cleanings?” The main reason to have regular dental exams is to catch potential problems early and keep them small. For instance, removing decay […]

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How often do I need dental x-rays?

How often do I need dental x-rays?

A frequent question we hear is, “Doctor, how often do I need dental x-rays?” The guiding principle in radiation is ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). What ALARA means in lay terms: as infrequent as possible to still achieve excellent diagnosis and care. Many patients comment that […]

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