Dr. Makhoul's Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
Makhoul Dentistry Serving Mission Viejo & Laguna Niguel, 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?
Because every family has different dental needs, our practice is focused on your long-...Read More
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,...Read More
Choosing 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...
Dental 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... Read More
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...
Identifying sleep apnea in yourself can be difficult. Often patients come to our Mission Viejo office because their partner has noticed some of the subtle signs of the condition:
- Loud snoring that disrupts even your partner’s sleep
- Abrupt awakening in the middle of the night
- Difficulty sleeping through the night
- Irritability with your loved ones
Missing or damaged teeth can severely impact your quality of life. Whether you’ve been in an accident or it’s the cause of aging or a medical condition, missing and visibly damaged teeth hinder your confidence and your health. While you have many options when it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants may be the best option for you.
Dental implants give you the luxury of living your life the way you...Read More
A youthful appearance can help you make a great first impression, but worn teeth can often betray your real age. At Makhoul Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental solutions to combat the signs of aging in your teeth.
Many factors contribute to teeth aging.
- Time wears on your smile. Years of chewing, drinking and everyday life can literally wear your teeth down...
We all know that sugar fills certain foods like candy, soda, and ice cream, but you might be surprised to know that many foods you think are healthy are actually hiding a lot of sugar. Check ingredients on foods you buy regularly like ketchup, soy milk, spaghetti sauce, and even peanut butter. You might be surprised to see that sugar is a key ingredient in all of them.
Sugar is a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss. Making sure your diet is free of...Read More
Many people think they have a great understanding of how to maintain great dental health. However, some dental health care mistakes are so commonplace, people don’t understand they are making them. Keep your mouth healthier with these tips.
- Don’t brush too forcefully. Gentle brushing is key to getting your pearly whites clean without hurting your gums or your enamel.
- Limit the juice intake. Juice may seem healthy, but it is full of corrosive acids and sugar. If you like drinking it, try using a straw and rinsing with water after you drink juice to keep sugar from sitting on your...