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How Often Should You Visit the Dentist? Understanding Good Oral Health

You saw the headline of this article, and you thought, "Twice a year, duh. Next!" Didn't you? Not so fast. It turns out the answer is not as clear-cut as that. There's quite a bit of variety in the frequency of visits dentists recommend for us. This makes sense, as there is as much variety [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:02:33-07:00 February 18th, 2019|Oral Health|

Healthy Diet, Healthy Smile: The Best Diet for Healthy Teeth

Did you know that over 90% of Americans currently have some form of tooth decay? Even if you brush your teeth the right way, don't smoke, and practice other healthy oral hygiene habits? You still need to think about developing a diet for healthy teeth. But what are some of the most delicious foods that [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:02:55-07:00 December 22nd, 2018|Oral Health|

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 | 2018-10-09T11:03:06-07:00 October 5th, 2018|Oral Health|

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 | 2018-10-09T11:04:10-07:00 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 | 2018-10-09T11:04:06-07:00 August 6th, 2018|Oral Health|

Dental Well-Being Means Mental Well-Being

Dental health is tied more to overall wellness than most people know. Finding someone who can provide you with affordable dental services is vital to keep your overall health in check. San Diego is one the top ten most expensive cities in the United States to get a dental procedure. In a city where annual [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:08:24-07:00 April 27th, 2018|Oral Health|

Why It’s So Important to Keep Routine Dental Appointments

When you think about your own oral health, you probably think of standard tasks like brushing and flossing. But brushing and flossing alone isn't enough to keep your smile beautiful and healthy. Even someone who great oral hygiene needs to schedule routine dental appointments. In fact, 31 percent of adults in the United States have [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:08:41-07:00 April 13th, 2018|Oral Health|

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups So Important?

A reminder pops up on your iPhone calendar. Make dentist appointment, it reads. You tap to dismiss, thinking you'll get to it later. Little do you know: you've got a cavity waiting in your back left molar. But life in La Mesa is busy and bustling. It pops up again, a month later. Dismiss. Now, [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:10:55-07:00 September 21st, 2017|Oral Health|

Can You Substitute Coconut Oil For Toothpaste?

If you are currently flossing daily and brushing your teeth two or three times a day with a commercial toothpaste like Colgate or Crest, don’t stop! That’s exactly what you need to do to maintain good dental hygiene. But if you are someone who is dedicated to an organic or “green” lifestyle, there are some [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:11:27-07:00 April 18th, 2017|Hygiene, Oral Health|

5 Reasons to Schedule Regular Visits to a General Dentistry Office

Brushing and flossing are the bare minimum we should be doing to care for our teeth. Consider them the regular refueling of a vehicle. But to ensure that things are in tip-top condition, we want to consider regular general dentistry visits. This is more akin to bringing your car to a mechanic for a tune-up. [...]

By | 2018-10-09T11:11:50-07:00 January 6th, 2017|Oral Health|

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.
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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