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Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 5/16/2017 3:21 AM

When you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in or around La Mesa or San Diego, CA, we at Smilehaven Dental Center aim to be your premier choice. One of the many benefits that you’ll get by choosing our La Mesa dental office is that we also perform holistic dentistry. Now, one of the questions that we get asked most often is whether holistic dentists can do the same things that “normal” dentists can do. We’ll be glad to answer that question!

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 2/14/2017 5:28 AM

At Smilehaven Dental, we strive to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a dentist—family, cosmetic, or general— in or around El Cajon, Spring Valley, or La Mesa, CA. Dr. Stephen L Chan is an experienced and well-educated holistic dentist who’s capable of providing a variety of effective dentistry procedures, from cosmetic dentistry to restorative dentistry. Now, it’s possible that ‘holistic dentist’ and ‘holistic dentistry’ are terms you haven’t heard of before, but we want to ease your mind on this. Holistic dentists aren’t so different from other dentists, but at the same time, they have so much more to offer.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 12/14/2016 4:17 AM

Patients at Smilehaven Dental can tell you why holistic dentistry is much better than traditional dentistry. They can also tell you how comfortable and confident they feel trusting Dr. Chan and his expertise. Nonetheless, many still have questions about holistic dentistry. In our last blog post, “What is Holistic Dentistry,” includes a clear explanation of what holistic dentistry is. Nonetheless, we wanted to highlight and discuss a LA Times article that explores the benefits of holistic dentistry and why there has been a rise in demand, “Why are ‘holistic’ dentists on the rise? They treat the whole body, not just teeth.”

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 10/17/2016 2:15 PM

At the Smilehaven Dental Center, we are proud practitioners of holistic dentistry. We feel it's a treatment philosophy that offers the most benefit to patients, helping them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles as well as a balanced life overall. But what exactly is holistic dentistry? And how is it different from plain old dentistry? It turns out, there are a number of key differences between holistic dentistry and regular dentistry.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 9/27/2016 3:20 AM

With proper holistic care, your teeth will last you your entire natural life, giving you a functional bite, a healthy mouth, and a beautiful smile - but maintaining dental health takes work. Without a doubt, the most important part of a healthy smile is a strong, diligent oral hygiene regimen. Through consistent care in the long term, you can keep your teeth healthy and strong for years to come. Here are a few tips for maintaining an effective oral hygiene regimen.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 7/26/2016 8:31 AM

Smilehaven Dental Center strives to be your go-to source for holistic dentistry when you’re in and around the La Mesa, CA area. Holistic dentistry is a form of dentistry that believes in the philosophy that the health of your entire body flows together – positive dental health will provide benefits to the rest of your body and positive body health will provide benefits to your dental health. This means that when it comes to maintaining an optimal level of oral health, it’s not just about brushing and flossing, but also about taking care of your body too. One of the ways you can do this is through exercising, which won’t just improve your body’s health, but prevent gum disease as well.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 5/13/2016 12:31 AM

Maintaining good dental health is key to keeping your teeth healthy and looking great. In addition to seeing your dentist regularly and practicing good oral hygiene at home, eating a well-balanced diet is also important to keeping your teeth healthy. Here are some foods, which are good for your teeth. By incorporating these foods into your regular diet, you can help your teeth stay healthy, beautiful and strong.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 4/1/2016 1:22 AM

We at Stephen Chan DMD are proud to be the premier choice when it comes to selecting a holistic dentist in and around the La Mesa, CA area. Like the concept of holistic dentistry itself, keeping your teeth white isn’t only related to the basics of oral hygiene and dentistry. Brushing and flossing are necessities on the path to whiter teeth, but it’s also helpful to think of the body as a whole when it comes to dental health. Here are just a few examples of additional ways you can make your teeth whiter outside of the normal brushing and flossing routine.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 2/15/2016 11:19 PM

Here at Smilehaven Dental Center February is a very special month for us. Of course there’s Valentine's Day, it’s the shortest month of the year, the number of days in the month changes every now and then, etc. But for us, the greatest thing about February is that it's National Children's Dental Health Month - a movement that supports and spreads awareness for a truly important cause.

Written by Dr. Stephen L. Chan 1/14/2016 12:20 AM

Teeth are made from the toughest substance in the human body, but they can still chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in various ways:

  • Biting down on something too hard.
  • Hard contact on the face or mouth.
  • Having cavities, which slowly decompose your teeth.
  • Having old amalgam fillings that no longer support the remaining tooth enamel.