When Style And Oral Health Collide in La Mesa

La Meas: Tongue Piercing Can Lead to Expensive Cosmetic Dentistry Needs

Oral piercing is a popular form of body-art in La Mesa, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s safe. I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, a cosmetic dentist serving the La Mesa, and San Diego areas. When my patients ask me about the safety of oral piercings, I make sure they understand the possible consequences.

First, San Diego residents should know that infection is always a major concern with any piercing, but because the mouth is the perfect environment for breeding bacteria, oral piercings are especially problematic. Chewing, swallowing, and speaking can also be impaired by an oral piercing.

Oral piercings can lead to an increase in saliva flow and, possibly, excessive drooling, something my La Mesa cosmetic dental patients generally want to avoid. (I don’t know anyone in La Mesa who thinks drooling is attractive.) Chipped or cracked teeth, damage to dental fillings, and metal sensitivity are other possible results.

Another serious risk associated with piercings that should concern La Mesa, and San Diego residents is nerve damage. Many people experience temporary numbness after a piercing, but for some, sensations never return. An injured nerve can also affect facial movements as well as your sense of taste.

Do you really want to risk looking like a stroke victim for the rest of your life?

If you’ve read through this and you’re still sure a tongue bar or lip piercing is for you, please consult your La Mesa area dentist so they can help you make the safest decision possible for your dental health. If you are looking for a dentist around San Diego, our friendly and professional staff here at Jeff Gray DDS would be happy to schedule an appointment for you. We offer cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign braces, dental implants, and more!

We may even convince you that safe, effective cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, veneers, or bonding would be a smarter and safer way to express your personality and boost your confidence. Give us a call today!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa California
(619) 337-7700
https://smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/


Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

La Mesa Headache Relief Are you a San Diego adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common San Diego problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

San Diego invisible braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Invisalign braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery in San Diego may be necessary.

Not all San Diego cosmetic dentists treat bite problems. At Jeff Gray DDS we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable San Diego cosmetic dentistry consultation, call us at 619-337-7700.

Jeff Gray DDS offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see https://smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/.

Dr. Jeff Gray is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Jeff Gray DDS

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Jeff Gray DDS

Hello San Diego dental blog visitors, welcome to the Jeff Gray DDS blog. I am Dr. Jeff Gray and I specialize in cosmetic and sedation dentistry.

A close San Diego friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern San Diego dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving tooth colored fillings. Most root canals can be completed in one or two short office visits.

My friend’s anxiety was diminished when she knew what to expect. If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your San Diego cosmetic dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today. We are accepting new San Diego dentistry patients at Jeff Gray DDS.

My staff and I at Jeff Gray DDS offer Invisalign braces, fast teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and all general and preventative dental procedures.

If you are interested in a stress-free visit to the dentist, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942
619-337-7700
https://smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/