Ignoring It Won't Make It Go Away

Cosmetic Dentistry La Mesa

Are you a busy La Mesa resident suffering with a toothache, but ignoring the pain? Have you started chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid your sensitive teeth? Have you stopped drinking hot and cold beverages to alleviate the discomfort? Dental pain is like an unpaid speeding ticket, ignoring it won’t make it go away.

Many La Mesa adults and children dread seeking relief from a cosmetic dentist because they fear the treatment will hurt worse than the pain they are experiencing. Waiting too long to care for your teeth can cause serious health problems–and not just in your mouth.

My name is Dr. Jeff Gray and I have been calming the anxious feelings of my La Mesa patients since 1986. At Jeff Gray DDS, we help you relax and ease any discomfort you may have. We create a pleasant dental experience for all of our La Mesa area patients. If you have dental anxiety, Jeff Gray DDS offers several solutions including sedation dentistry. We can also use anti-anxiety agents to quiet your fears and make your dental visit as safe and comfortable as possible.

In addition to sedation dentistry, Jeff Gray DDS offers cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and oral cancer detection screenings for La Mesa residents.

Your smile can and should be your most attractive feature. Don’t let dental distress keep you from gaining and maintaining a dazzling smile. Let the professional and caring dental team at Jeff Gray DDS help restore and preserve your oral health. Call today to schedule an appointment. Our phone number is 619-337-7700. At Jeff Gray DDS we want your smile to last a lifetime.

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


Smokeless Is Not Harmless For La Mesa Tobacco Chewers

Oral Cancer Detection La MesaHello La Mesa dental friends. Today’s topic is ‘The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco’.

Cigarette sales at most La Mesa stores have decreased in the past decade, but some tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products.

There is a common misconception in the La Mesa area (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this form of tobacco is as deadly as conventional cigarettes.

At Jeff Gray DDS, we encounter serious consequences of smokeless tobacco use because many occur in the mouth. Oral cancer, mouth lesions, gum disease and tooth decay are the most common dental problems caused by smokeless tobacco.

Keeping a pinch between your cheek and gum all day is worse than keeping an all-day sucker. The tobacco contains almost as much sugar as the candy but delivers harmful chemicals as an added bonus. The dangers are two-fold: the tobacco erodes the teeth and also causes the gums to pull away from teeth.

Precancerous Mouth Lesion Screening: Mouth Lesions are painful sores that could eventually become cancer. If smokeless tobacco use is stopped, the lesions often disappear within a year for cosmetic dental patients.

Oral Cancer Detection in La Mesa: Smokeless tobacco use in San Diego increases the risk for several types of life-threatening cancers including those of the mouth, gums, lips, tongue, and throat.

Oral cancers can be as deadly as lung cancer and usually require surgery. If the La Mesa patient is fortunate and the cancer is successfully removed with surgery, the collateral damage to the face, neck, or jaw is not pretty.

These are the main dental risks of smokeless tobacco. I should also mention two other biggies: addiction and heart disease, though those are topics for another day.

At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, we perform oral cancer screenings and mouth lesions examinations as well as sedation dentistry and a variety of cosmetic dental procedures. To schedule an appointment, call 619-337-7700.

If want to quit using smokeless tobacco products, we recommend that you consult Dr. Gray at Jeff Gray DDS, your primary care doctor, or your La Mesa pharmacist.

Jeff Gray DDS

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942
https://www.smilesandiego.com


San Diego Dental News: Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

La Mesa Dental News Regular Cleanings And Heart Health

Visiting Jeff Gray DDS near San Diego for regular dental check-ups and cleanings every six months can seem inconvenient and unnecessary at times, but you may benefit in ways you never imagined.

A recent study showed that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every two years were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to those who skipped appointments.

While the study could simply confirm that those San Diego people who dutifully schedule regular cosmetic dental care also practice healthy habits like exercising and eating right, there is additional evidence of a relationship between oral health and heart health.

Common problems like inflammation with gum disease are linked to hardening of the arteries and other tissue inflammations which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Former American Heart Association President Ralph Sacco, MD, (who did not participate in the study mentioned previously) said:

‘Something as simple as having good dental hygiene – brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings – may be good for your heart and brain health.’

While the study found that patients who schedule cleanings yearly reap the most health benefits, Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS recommends coming in for check-ups and cleanings every six months to catch potential problems early (we offer oral cancer detection), saving patients time and money. Regular dental cleanings also brighten and whiten teeth, making your smile look its best.

To schedule a deep cleaning with our friendly and professional laser dentistry trained hygienist at Jeff Gray DDS, call
619-337-7700 today!

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