Sparkling Smiles At Jeff Gray DDS

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Welcome to the Jeff Gray DDS dental blog, La Mesa! I am Dr. Jeff Gray. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. San Diego area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is critical to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Jeff Gray DDS is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Jeff Gray DDS, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Jeff Gray DDS and can produce fantastic results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our friendly and professional team for a tooth whitening consultation today!

Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS

Jeff Gray DDS provides general and cosmetic dentistry including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. Ask us about financing options.

Six Slick 10-Second Tooth Tricks For La Mesa, California

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Improving your oral hygiene doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, you can establish a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. Jeff Gray with Jeff Gray DDS writing to offer my patients in Santee, Alpine, and Jamul 6 easy ways to add essential dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

Find a good place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can slow the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to build consistency, you’ll need a plan. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it you’ll remember that commitment.

If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and rinse away food particles after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but it will do the trick if the alternative were no time spent swishing.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed food particles and staining or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. Less than 10 seconds and a habit that will lessen discoloration.

Call Jeff Gray DDS.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my friendly and professional staff. Call (619) 717-8560 so we can examine your teeth for more than your initial 10 seconds and help you to have the smile you can be proud of.

For families throughout San Diego, cosmetic dentistry – teeth whitening, crowns, chipped teeth and even braces – all have their place in improving a smile. Why not let us improve yours?

We can answer questions about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, or dental implants. Trusted since 1986 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your needs including teeth whitening, dentures, Invisalign, laser dentistry, porcelain veneers and everything in between.

Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942
(619) 717-8560

What’s Your Dental Plan in La Mesa, California?

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To achieve the utmost in oral health and a stunning smile, you need a strategy. If you’re in La Mesa, California looking for a smile makeover and need sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants or any number of dental restoration procedures done, your strategy should be: “Contact my professional neighborhood dental practice.” Jeff Gray DDS is at your service.

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942
(619) 717-8560

Dr. Jeff Gray has been serving the Santee, Alpine, and Jamul communities since 1986. Our valued patients in La Mesa will tell you they can’t get over the way Jeff Gray and staff repaired and transformed their most important feature into a celebrity-caliber smile. We would love the chance to thrill you, as well.

If you’re worried about how pricey the work you need could be, don’t worry; you might be pleasantly surprised about the bottom line. Especially, if like many of our nearby San Diego patients with dental coverage, your insurance picks up a significant portion. But even without insurance, the procedures can be affordable. We have competitive pricing and work to keep the costs reasonable when it comes to teeth whitening, dentures and Invisalign. And, before you ask, laser dentistry and porcelain veneers are included in that list. Let us transform your smile into one that will light up the world.

Here’s the strategy you need: Jeff Gray DDS!

During your consultation, we will discuss all of the procedures we offer – from braces to crowns to veneers to bridges. Knowledge is power.
We Bring Smiles To Life

Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942
(619) 717-8560

San Diego Parents: Understand The Importance Of Baby Teeth!

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Today’s La Mesa children’s dental blog focuses on the issue of caring for baby teeth. Why would you take care of something that’s just going to fall out and be given to the tooth fairy? It’s a good question and it has a even better answer.

Alpine, Jamul, and Santee parents shouldn’t feel like they are wasting their time because baby teeth are more important than many people might think. Baby teeth are needed to keep the proper amount of space available for the permanent teeth that will come in later.

Baby teeth are also invaluable in the development of clear speech. This is especially important for La Mesa parents who are dying to know what their child means when they point to something repeatedly and say ‘scklash’ or ‘grag-grag.’

Having healthy baby teeth will also help your child develop a healthy diet because difficulty chewing can lead to the rejection of many different foods.

And, finally, tooth decay and infection can be passed down from baby teeth to permanent teeth as they develop below them. That’s not what you want for the teeth that San Diego kids are going to have for the rest of their lives. You may be setting them up to need cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and dental implants.

Hi. I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, an experienced, kid-friendly La Mesa dentist. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or teeth whitening, give us a call at (619) 337-7700.

At Jeff Gray DDS we offer:

Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening
Laser dentistry

Thanks for reading the San Diego dental blog, and contact us today for all your dental needs!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
(619) 337-7700

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Top Reasons To Visit Your San Diego Dentist

Visit Your La Mesa Dentist Top Ten Reasons To Visit Your Local San Diego Dentist:

  1. Check Up; it’s time, and this is the best way to avoid dental problems.
  2. Clean Up; our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  3. Brush Up; if it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in to learn about the new options we have for dental care.
  4. Avoid pain; if you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now. We specialize in sedation dentistry and relieving dental pain.
  5. White Fillings; we can find and fill all your dental cavities with white fillings in almost no time at all. This will help you avoid more painful problems down the road, and helps ease some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  6. Avoid gum disease; we can assess the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
  7. Ready for a whiter smile? We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will brighten your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  8. Tooth replacement; If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
  9. Cosmetic dentistry is something everyone is considering to make improvements to their smile. We can help you assess the options and learn more about the possibilities of cosmetic dentistry.
  10. Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than when you know you have a bright and beautifully healthy smile.

I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, and I am a Doctor in the La Mesa, California community. If you are ready for professional dentistry, please give our office a call.

Give us a call at 619-717-8560, or visit us on our website at

Love Your Smile in San Diego

Love Your Smile in La Mesa There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s whole face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth.

This is a great time for San Diego men, women and teens to get a deep teeth cleaning and tooth whitening at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa. With a deep cleaning followed by teeth bleaching, your teeth will feel as good as they look.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a San Diego wedding, Alpine party or formal family portrait sitting, a smile makeover will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

Santee teeth bleaching can whiten teeth beyond their natural shade. At our La Mesa cosmetic dentistry practice, we don’t use a conventional shade chart for our Alpine whitening clients anymore. You have probably seen the porcelain tabs in graduated shades that San Diego tooth whitening dentists use to determine appropriate, yet natural looking, shades for tooth restorations. We now use a shade guide with levels significantly whiter than the guides we have used in the past. Tooth whitening is not a gimmick; it is safe and incredibly effective. San Diego teeth bleaching clients can maintain a white shade that equals the brightness of the ‘tooth’ models you see in dental marketing.

San Diego tooth whitening following twice-yearly cleanings is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure. Tooth bleaching in San Diego is comparable to the cost of a professional hair weaving and cut, but when you consider the transformation; there is no comparison! Flash your gorgeous, sparkling smile, and no one will even notice your hair.

  • Jeff Gray DDS
  • 619-717-8560
  • 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA
  • La Mesa, California
  • sedation dentistry
  • cosmetic dentistry