THE MANY CAUSES OF BAD BREATH
07/19/2017

It’s our goal at Smilehaven Dental Center to not only be your source for high-quality dental treatments – we want to be your source of knowledge and information when it comes to dental best practices. That’s why we’re always glad to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. One such question that we commonly get asked about is related to bad breath and why it occurs. Bad breath doesn’t only happen because of one reason; it can occur because of many different causes, some of them including the following.

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NATURAL WAYS TO WHITEN YOUR TEETH
07/19/2017

It’s normal for people to want to do what they can to have whiter smiles. Some will visit their cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening treatments. Others actually attempt to do so on their own through natural teeth whitening processes. Some can be very effective…others not so much. At Smilehaven Dental, it’s our job as your trusted holistic dentist in La Mesa and El Cajon, CA to help you out by giving you some natural – and effective – ways to whiten your teeth.

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CAN HOLISTIC DENTISTS DO THINGS NORMAL DENTISTS DO?
05/16/2017
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!
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TWO WORLDS COLLIDE: TRADITIONAL DENTISTRY AND HOLISTIC DENTISTRY
02/14/2017

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.

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PEOPLE ARE RUNNING TO HOLISTIC DENTISTS, BUT WHY?
12/14/2016

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.”

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WHAT IS HOLISTIC DENTISTRY?
10/17/2016
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.
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FOODS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH
05/13/2016
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.
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