Extra-extra, read all about it! There’s a new trend that you must know about! It’s called oil pulling, and the word has gotten out that Hollywood celebrities are raving over it. Although the popularity is growing, your dentist is concerned about the lack of evidence that this process actually works. Dr. Megan A. Shelton dives into this new phenomenon to set the record straight, so before you rush out to have this procedure done, read further.
Carlsbad Dentistry Blog
November 18, 2017
August 17, 2017
If you’re missing one tooth or a full row of teeth, dental implants create a natural looking, feeling, and functioning restoration option. We place implant posts, made from high quality titanium, into the gum line. Once in position, dental implants fuse with the jawbone closely mimicking the function of tooth roots. As the only tooth replacement solution that restores both the root system and the portion of the tooth visible above the gum line, dental implants outshine all the other tooth replacement solutions available today. Still, dental implants aren’t the right treatment options for every patient. The best way to learn more about dental implants and all of the high quality tooth replacement options we offer at Polished General Dentistry is to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. Call our Carlsbad dental team to get started down the road to a lifetime of healthy, flawless smiles today.
August 1, 2017
Do you feel insecure about your smile? You are not alone. In fact, one-third of adults do not like how their teeth look, often due to alignment issues. You have probably considered orthodontics in the past to correct gapped, overcrowded, or rotated teeth, but you do not feel that traditional metal braces are the right option for you. Now, you can get a straight smile with a nearly invisible solution from your dentist in Carlsbad. Invisalign does not use any brackets or wires. Instead, custom-made clear aligners are used so you can stay confident during your treatment.
June 28, 2017
You take excellent care of yourself – you get 8 hours of sleep a night, you always wear your seat belt, and you exercise at least 3 times a week. But is there anything you’re missing? What about your most important physical feature: your smile? Even if you take excellent care of your teeth at home, there’s no substitute for professional treatment from your dentist in Carlsbad. In this post, learn why routine dental care from Dr. Megan Shelton at Polished General Dentistry is so important for your pearly whites, as well as your overall health.
May 24, 2017
Are you tired of living with low self-esteem from misaligned teeth but just are not comfortable with the appearance or restrictions of metal braces? If you want a less noticeable treatment with more freedom, Invisalign may be right for you. As an alternative to traditional braces, the BPA-free, clear plastic aligners gradually move your teeth into their correct positions. There are no wires or brackets used. You benefit from a quick, comfortable, and discreet treatment that is virtually restriction-free. As your dentist in Carlsbad, Dr. Megan Shelton will help you get a confident smile using the FDA-approved treatment.
April 25, 2017
Walking into a restaurant isn’t fun when you’re living with a compromised tooth. Chewing the foods you used to enjoy becomes challenging, and you may not be able to order what you’d like to from the menu. It may also feel embarrassing talking, smiling, and eating in front of other people. A dental implant may be solution you need and Dr. Megan Shelton can help! Here are some of the benefits of getting a dental implant in Carlsbad.
March 6, 2017
What did you want to be when you grew up? Lucky for a lot of patients around Carlsbad, Dr. Shelton was guided into dentistry when she was only 12 years old. Knowing that she was looking for a way to combine helping skills with business, her family dentist suggested dentistry for a career path. Today, Dr. Shelton is the Carlsbad Dentist that many turn to for outstanding dental care and exceptional service. Read on to learn more about Dr. Shelton and her practice.
February 3, 2017
You lost two teeth a few years ago when a rebound ball caught you in the mouth during a pickup basketball game. You’ve had a partial denture for a while now, but want to upgrade to dental implants in Carlsbad. You know they will make your smile look fantastic and will be more convenient than your current replacement teeth, but did you know they’re better for your health, too? In this post, the team at Polished General Dentistry explains what dental implants are and why they’re good for your smile.
December 30, 2016
If you are interested in straightening your teeth but would do anything to avoid wearing metal brackets and braces, we’ve got good news for you. Invisalign, clear braces for adults and teens, offers a wonderful alternative. Instead of visible metal hardware affixed permanently onto the teeth, Invisalign uses clear, removable plastic trays to bring your teeth into the proper alignment. It’s a convenient, comfortable, discreet option — learn more about Invisalign in Carlsbad from Dr. Megan Shelton!