Healthy Grins Blog

We have gone Digital!

Digital and dental x-rays   - Immediate viewing of the digital images on the computer as soon as they are taken. - Better communication and transfers of digital images when needed between offices. - Digital x-rays also reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. - Special kid size sensors [...]

September 5th, 2013|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Caries Risk Assessment

Caries is the bacterial infection that causes cavities, which occurs when the oral environment is out of balance due to risk factors for the infection and an increase in cavity-causing bacteria. The CRA form is a questionnaire for Caries Risk Assessment that helps parents, patients, and dental professionals indentify if a patient has a risk of [...]

August 1st, 2013|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Ask Dr. Chan!

1. Why do the permanent teeth look so much yellower than the baby teeth? ANSWER: I get asked this question almost every day. Permanent teeth are normally more yellow than primary (baby) teeth, but they appear even more so because you are comparing them with the lighter, whiter baby teeth still in the mouth. They [...]

April 15th, 2013|Dr. Chan's Blog, Kids' Corner|

Oh No, My Child’s Tooth is Turning Dark!

Oh no, my child's front tooth is turning dark! What is going on? A child may have a primary baby tooth turn dark if he or she bumps and injures it. Usually this happens a few weeks after an accident. It will usually turn a gray or purple hue. In general, if the tooth is [...]

January 15th, 2013|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Dentists Weigh in on whether Toothpaste Matters

In a The Wealthy Dentist dental marketing survey, dentists were asked if they believe it matters which type of toothpaste dental patients use. Two-thirds of the dentists who responded agreed that some toothpastes can make a difference in oral health. Click to continue to article...

November 6th, 2012|Dr. Chan's Blog|

First Book

Dr. Chan is a proud sponsor of First Book, a non-profit organization that provides educational support to children. First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy - access to books.

July 17th, 2012|Community Involvement|

Share the Care

Dr. Chan is also proud to participate with Share the Care, working in conjunction with the San Diego Dental Society in providing quality dental care for children in need. The Dental Health Initiative – Share the Care is a public-private partnership between the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, the San Diego [...]

July 17th, 2012|Community Involvement|