Dr. Makhoul's Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Makhoul Dentistry Serving Mission Viejo & Laguna Niguel, CA

August 09, 2016

Caring for Your Teeth After InvisalignOnce you have completed your Invisalign® treatment, you will want to maintain your healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Follow these tips to keep yourself smiling proudly.

  • Aftercare begins before your Invisalign treatment ends. During your Invisalign treatment, be sure to remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth each day, especially...
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July 29, 2016

Orthodontics for more than straight teethAt Makhoul Dentistry in Mission Viejo we commonly get the question from parents: why does my child need orthodontic treatment if their teeth are already straight?

The answer is that although orthodontic treatment can straighten teeth, it also aligns the bite and corrects dental health issues that may not exhibit symptoms until left untreated.

Your child may...

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July 19, 2016

A smile makeover can restore the full health and beauty to your smile. Take our fun quiz to find out if you may be a good candidate for a smile makeover. 

June 20, 2016

There are certain signs that can lead our dentist to believe that you may need a root canal. Root canals are performed to repair decay that has spread to the roots of your teeth and will remove all infection and seal the infected area. Please take this quiz to determine if a root canal is something that you may need:


If you'd like to schedule a consultation about a possible root canal, please contact...

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June 08, 2016

Mission Viejo Family DentistryMany of our patients often ask, "What's the difference between family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry?" To help answer this question, Dr. E.M. Makhoul has gathered the information you need to get the dental care that's right for you.

Family Dentistry

Keeping your family's oral health on track is important. Family dentistry aims to keep everyone's smile,...

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May 12, 2016

Family dentistry, Mission Viejo, CA. Choosing the right family dentistry in the Mission Viejo area is an important decision. At Makhoul Dentistry, we specialize in gentle dental care so you can be sure that everyone, from little tykes to elders, is getting the proper dental care they need. But what kinds of procedures does our family dentist offer?

Dental Services

Because every family has different dental needs, our practice is focused on your long-...

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April 20, 2016

When do you need teeth whitening?Even the most diligent home oral hygiene routine may not keep your teeth from discoloration over time. Many people struggle with teeth that are strong and healthy—but not so visually appealing. Over time, many foods that are quite healthy for us in most ways can cause staining and discoloration to our enamel.

When you struggle with discoloration even though your teeth and gums are perfectly healthy and well cared for,...

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March 31, 2016

Choosing your family dentistChoosing a good family dentist is an important step to your family's oral health. As a parent you want someone that your kids can be comfortable with and that gives them great treatment.

Some factors that you should consider when choosing a good family dentist are:

  • Reputation: your dentist should have a great reputation, and so should their practice. Dr. E. M. Makhoul is...
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March 15, 2016

What Issues Can Dental Crowns FixDental crowns are a type of dental restoration that covers the outer portion of the tooth or dental implant above the gum line. The dental crown is permanently affixed to the tooth and becomes the new outer surface of the tooth. Once a dental crown is placed, it is cared for just like a natural tooth. At Makhoul Dentistry, our dental crowns are color matched to your teeth to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Uses for Dental Crowns

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February 25, 2016

What Issues Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?Porcelain veneers can correct small imperfections in your smile to leave you more confident and content with your appearance. Many of our Mission Viejo area patients have experienced the exciting yet subtle changes that porcelain veneers can make in your smile and your life.

Porcelain veneers are a versatile solution for many aesthetic issues, such as:

  • Misaligned or unevenly...
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