What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are one of the top ways to restore one’s mouth because they are extremely durable and look very realistic. Implants are made to last and easy to care for, making them the go-to option for dental restorations. If an individual is interested in having their smile perfected with false teeth, they can consider […]

Quiz: Do you know how to find a great dentist?

The internet has made finding services of all kinds extremely simple. For example, typing “dentist near me” in the Google Search bar will result in a lengthy list of local dentists. While this is extremely helpful, convenience doesn’t always mean quality. To find a great dentist, you must know what qualities you are looking for. […]

5 Questions for Choosing the Right Dentist

Are you dissatisfied with the quality of dental care you’re currently receiving? Have you moved to a new city? Has it been years since you’ve visited the dentist? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’re here to help!Good oral health is essential to maintaining overall wellness, and you deserve the best dentist […]

STOP! Save this number under “emergency dentist” in your phone right now.

Dental emergencies often happen when you least expect them, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for them! If you live in the Salinas, CA area, go to your contacts right now and add our phone number to the list. Dr. Mark Washburn provides 24-hour dental care for unexpected dental emergencies, such as: A […]

How to Get Your Kids to Floss –Dr. Washburn

  We all know that flossing is important. We also know that most people do not floss. It’s something we try to encourage from all of our patients, but we’re aware that many of our patients go to great lengths to avoid flossing, even at the expense of their teeth. There are a lot of […]

3 Oral Health Tips for this November Holiday Season

The nights are longer. The weather is cooler. The turkeys are gobbling a little more anxiously. It’s November, a time of family, friends, and hopefully fewer PG&E power shutdowns. It’s also a great month to focus on your dental health. December and January tend to be months with a lot of distractions, and so the […]

Why Choose Conservative Restorations Over Crowns

There are different ways to approach every type of dental challenge. As dentists, it’s up to us to determine not just what is right for the tooth, but also what is right for the patient. When a tooth breaks, chips, or experiences visible decay, some dentists jump straight to dental crowns. Crowns are absolutely a […]

How to Fight Bad Breath at Home

If anything is more embarrassing than walking out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to your shoe, it’s bad breath (also known as halitosis). According to Medical News Today, an estimated 25% of people are affected by bad breath, which can cause embarrassment and anxiety in social situations. Luckily, it’s usually easy to remedy […]

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

Your dentist just informed you that you’ll need a dental implant, but what does that really mean? Dental implants are an option for people who have lost a tooth since their main purpose is filling in for the missing tooth. They keep your mouth functioning properly by replacing the tooth in your bite and your […]

Caring for your teeth in the summer

Summer is just around the corner and we’re already feeling the heat! We wanted to take a minute and share some quick ways to care for you and your family’s teeth this summer. Cool Summer Treats Popsicles, ice cream, frozen yogurt – all sound amazing on a hot day. But from a dentist’s perspective sugar […]