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What to Do If You Need Emergency Dental Care in La Mesa

A visit to the ER is one of the first responses to a medical emergency. It might not be the smartest option for dental emergencies, however. In some states, it's illegal for anyone other than dentists to operate on teeth. Emergency dental care starts at the scene at home. There are a few things you [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:02:59+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Emergency Dental Care|

Dentophobia: How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

About 8% of Americans, both adults and children, have a crippling fear of going to the dentist. Experts refer to this fear as dentophobia. And While 8% struggle with dentophobia, 20% more people have anxiety about the dentist that make them stay away from a dentist office unless they have no other choice. Having a [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:03:06+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Oral Health|

5 Tips for Preventing Tooth Enamel Erosion

Most of us don't think about enamel erosion when we eat. But the types of foods we put in our mouths makes a big difference in the rate of erosion we'll experience. Did you know consuming acidic food and drinks can contribute to loss of enamel? There are many factors that can cause corrosion. Keep [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:03:13+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Tooth Enamel|

How to Keep Your Smile Bright After Teeth Whitening

Did you finally get your teeth professionally whitened? Want to make sure you keep them that way? After you get professional teeth whitening, it's important that you don't undo it by doing all of the wrong things afterward. You need to think about a few things to ensure you maintain your teeth's new shine long [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:03:31+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Teeth Whitening|

Daily Dental Hygiene Practices Everyone Should Be Doing

A large portion of the U.S. population is currently walking around with less-than-stellar oral health -- and they know it. In fact, 30 percent have said that they consider their oral health to be fair or poor. Twenty percent of people also said that they experience anxiety over the condition of their teeth and mouth. [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:07:03+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Hygiene|

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

Do you ever wonder why humans are the only mammals to brush their teeth? Well, the reason for that is because we have adapted to it. Not only did we start creating our own food, we started increasing our hygiene to the point where our body now depends on it. Before toothbrushes were created cavemen [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:04:10+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Oral Health|

How to Use Dental Floss Correctly

Ever since you were a kid, you've heard the instruction to floss daily. It's one of those habits all of us mean to be better about. But there's no denying that flossing is a huge part of maintaining oral health. No matter how thoroughly you brush, there are places in your mouth that your toothbrush [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:04:06+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Oral Health|

5 Telltale Signs You Need a Root Canal

Until you experience tooth pain, it's hard to fully understand how frustrating it is. You bite into a juicy steak at a birthday dinner or a frozen treat on a hot summer day and all the anticipation of something delicious is destroyed by a sudden shooting pain in your mouth. You write it off as [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:04:31+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Root Canal|

The 5 Best Teeth Whitening Treatments in La Mesa

As Will Rogers once famously said, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Like it or not, a person's smile plays a big part in the type of first impression they make on others. Is yours up to par? In the past few decades, teeth whitening treatments have gone from being [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:04:27+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Teeth Whitening|

Your Guide on How to Choose a Dentist in La Mesa

There's no way around it; if overall good health and a beautiful smile is your goal, going to the dentist regularly is an absolute must. Healthy gums and teeth boost your self-confidence and contribute to other aspects of your physical well being. Knowing how to choose a dentist to keep your smile in good shape [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:06:56+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Dentists|

Patient Stories

Love Charlie! He’s a very caring dentist and really wants to make sure you’re comfortable. He explains everything he’s doing every step of the way and asks you how you’re doing frequently.
Kaylee H.
I usually (REALLY) hate going to the dentist, but I really liked Dr. Fung. It was a way different experience than my old dentist, who had a big office with many dentists, hygienists, and many patients going in and out. His office is very small, which makes it feel more comfortable, and allows for better personal care. The hygienist and Dr. Fung were both very good, gentle, and sensitive to the my needs. I definitely trust Dr. Fung to do great work (I have to get some fillings), and I felt like he really cared about me and wanted to figure out the best thing for me. I definitely recommend him and I’m very happy to have found him!!
Karen H.
I had an athletic injury that broke my front tooth and was terrified that it would never look normal. I had already been seeing Dr. Fung (since I was a kid) and knew I could trust him to fix it. He talked me through the entire process, as I was very nervous. I couldn’t believe the results. It was flawless. It has been several years since my tooth broke, and no one has EVER guessed that my front tooth is fake. I am forever grateful for Dr. Fung’s attention to detail, perfectionism, and for giving me my smile back.
Nicole
Best dentist I have ever had! He and his staff are very caring and you can tell he actually cares about his patients. But most importantly he never tried to convince me I needed a procedure I didn’t. Normally I find dentists are like used car salesmen, but not Dr Fung. When I asked him about teeth whitening he explained what would happen, any risks, the cost and then let me make the decision without further pressure.
Melissa H.
We brought the whole gang of 4 kids to see Dr. Fung last Saturday morning. It was our oldest 2 kids (4 & 3 years old) first trip to the dentist. I thought it would be a total gong show but the crew at Dr. Fung’s office were total professionals. Zero meltdowns and what was most impressive was how thoughtful they were. They knew we had 4 kids coming so they stocked up on toys for the kids. Definitely not their first rodeo and this Dad was happy to have someone who gets it. Thank you so much!!
Warren Duthie
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