Is Flossing Necessary?

Is flossing necessary? So we have all been wondering about the associated press’s recent release of the new guidelines for oral hygiene.  They report that there isn’t enough scientific evidence available to prove that flossing is necessary for long term oral health.  Many dental experts have responded to this statement by standing behind longstanding beliefs […]


Mariners Church of Irvine trip to Mexico

Mariners Church of Irvine trip to Mexico On Saturday April 25, Roberto Salazar and I met a group of volunteers from Mariners Church of Irvine. We all met at the Otay Mesa border in San Diego. Then hopped in a van and headed south to a church called Lo Mejor de Trigo in Sanchez Taboada, Tijuana, Mexico. With […]


Oral Hygiene and Braces

It is challenging to brush your teeth when you have orthodontic braces. Here are some tips that will help you keep your teeth clean so that they will look even more amazing when the braces come off. First, always use a soft toothbrush. The most important place to keep clean while your braces are on […]


No More Mess with the iTero Digital Scanner!

Tryout the iTero Digital Scanner at Encinitas Orthodontics! Thanks to iTero, old-school gooey impressions are not the only option at Encinitas Orthodontics! The iTero scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the putty-filled impression tray that makes you gag. Watch and learn how the iTero scanner allows us to take a […]


Invisalign: Pros and cons

Pros and Cons of Invisalign For years the term “orthodontics” conjured images of metal wires, painful brackets and middle school chants of “brace face,” all of which are effective deterrents from the orthodontist’s office. However, with the 1998 introduction of Align Technology’s Invisalign came a comfortable, esthetic, and practical alternative to traditional fixed orthodontics. At […]


Win a FREE iPad Referral Contest

 Win a FREE iPad Referral Contest We at Encinitas Orthodontics want to say thank you for trusting us with all of your orthodontic needs. It is a tremendous pleasure working with every single one of you and we truly enjoy the smiles we put on your faces. As your orthodontist, a referral is the best […]


Rescue Humanity – Nepal

Photos from our trip to Nepal with “Rescue Humanity”. Here we took kids from 2 different orphanages to the Dental School and did free cleanings and filled cavities. Then we took a 7 hour bus ride on very treacherous roads to the starting point of our 10 day trek. The roads were so dangerous, you […]


Invisalign Before & After

Before and after with Invisalign Overly Crowded This 26-year-old female believed there wasn’t enough room within her jaw for all of her teeth to fit normally. If left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, and increase in the chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth. She was treated […]


Invisalign Videos – See what others are saying!

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat […]