Dr. Makhoul's Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Makhoul Dentistry Serving Mission Viejo & Laguna Niguel, CA

September 12, 2017

To learn about safe, effective, and comfortable snoring treatments in Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and surrounding areas, call sleep apnea dentist Dr. E.M. Makhoul today. Snoring can be obnoxious. Not only can it interfere with your own good night’s sleep, it can make it difficult for your partner or those sharing a house with you to sleep as well. Even more worrisome, it may be an indication of...

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Tags: Snoring Treatment, Sleep Apnea
August 22, 2017

Braces and other orthodontic services become necessary when bite irregularities, also known as malocclusions, are too pronounced to be addressed with cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Some of the most common reasons to seek orthodontic treatment include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite, underbite, and cross bite
  • Tooth crowding
  • Crooked tooth presentation
  • Overjet and tooth protrusion

Malocclusion may seem to be little more than an aesthetic issue, but bite...

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Tags: Braces, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles
August 10, 2017

Mission Viejo family dentist Dr. E.M. Makhoul offers customized dental crowns to restore teeth impacted by root canal. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn moreA root canal becomes necessary when a tooth is infected. Symptoms that a root canal may be needed include:

  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cool temperatures
  • A...
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July 27, 2017

Will orthodontics help with TMJ? That depends on the cause of your misalignment. To learn more, visit Mission Viejo family dentist Dr. E.M. Makhoul to discuss your symptoms and potential treatmentsTemporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is the name given to over a dozen conditions that can impact the proper alignment of the jaw. Symptoms of TMJ may include clicking or popping noises when eating, grinding noises when...

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Tags: TMJ Treatment
July 24, 2017

Metal dental fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, were the standard in dentistry for decades. Inexpensive, mostly effective, and fairly durable, these fillings are likely in the mouths of most adult women and men who had fillings placed even as recently as five or ten years ago.

But should metal fillings be replaced? Is removing amalgam fillings a good idea?


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Tags: Metal Fillings, Tooth Colored Fillings, Mercury Free Dentistry
July 13, 2017

Now through August 31st, Dr. E.M. Makhoul is offering free Invisalign® consultations to adults and teens in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and surrounding areas of California. That’s a savings of $119 – and all you need to do is call 949-596-0296 to schedule your appointment and take advantage of this summertime Invisalign® special.

Mission Viejo Invisalign Special

Why Choose Invisalign?

If you have moderate to severe...

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July 05, 2017

Tooth colored braces, clear braces, and short-term orthodontics are all available at our Mission Viejo office. Contact us today for a free Invisalign consultation or to discuss other orthodontic optionsTooth colored braces are shaded to match surrounding enamel, making them less obvious than traditional metal options. Typically made of a ceramic material, the brackets used in tooth colored braces may also be clear, allowing underlying tooth color to...

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Tags: Tooth Colored Braces
June 21, 2017

There is still time left to call 949-596-0296 and schedule your free Invisalign® consultation with Mission Viejo orthodontist Dr. E.M. Makhoul. That’s a savings of nearly $120, but the special is only available through June. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and learn how this short-term orthodontic solution can perfect and strengthen your smile for a lifetime.

Benefits of Invisalign


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Tags: Invisalign Special
June 14, 2017

If you tend to hide your smile to mask embarrassing imperfections, call Mission Viejo cosmetic dentist Dr. E.M. Makhoul at 949-596-0296 to learn how we can helpNational Selfie Day is June 21st. Is your smile ready? Started as little more than an idea by DJ Rick McNeely from Fishbowl Radio Network, the first National Selfie Day occurred in 2014. Since then, the day has garnered national attention, with thousands of participants posting their selfies to the...

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Tags: National Selfie Day
June 05, 2017

Is sedation necessary for a root canal? That depends entirely on your needs. Call Mission Viejo family dentist Dr. E.M. Makhoul at 949-596-0296 to learn moreThe words “you need a root canal” can be very frightening to hear. Not because a root canal is painful or incredibly invasive, but because popular culture tends to reference the procedure only in the most negative ways....

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Tags: Root Canal, Sedation Dentistry