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5 Reasons why Dental Implants have become the gold standard in replacing teeth: Jun 4th, 2020

5 Reasons why Dental Implants have become the gold standard in replacing teeth:   In this blog post I talk about why it is important to replace missing teeth with dental implants to provide longevity to your smile. I also talk about why Dental implants have become the best option...

5 reasons why you should start invisalign! Jan 28th, 2020

5 reasons why you should start invisalign!   Crowded teeth makes it harder to brush and floss and will affect the health of your gums and teeth. Many people don’t think about the health of their gums and teeth when they think about invisalign. Many people think that invisalign only...

Why the End of the Year is the best time to use your Dental Insurance! Nov 25th, 2019

Why the End of the Year is the best time to use your Dental Insurance!   It’s that time of the year again. As the holidays are coming it also means that the end of your dental benefits are upon us. This means that all the premiums you have been...

Top 6 Reason why porcelain Veneers Crack, Chip, Break, or Fail: Oct 3rd, 2019

Top 6 Reason why porcelain Veneers Crack, Chip, Break, or Fail:   Lately our practice is seeing a lot of chipped and cracked porcelain veneers so I wanted to write an article on why it’s important to choose the right cosmetic dentist to do your porcelain veneers.  It’s always important...

HELP! I have a dental emergency! Aug 9th, 2019

HELP! I have a dental emergency!   Many people have dental emergencies like a broken tooth, a painful tooth, pain in the jaw, or even swelling. You can always call our office as your Emergency dentist. Dr. Kabaklian has experience diagnosing and treating all your emergency dental care needs. Our...

How often should I get my Teeth Cleaning? Jun 21st, 2019

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?   This is a common question with many patients in our dental office. Patients always ask how often should they get their teeth cleaned. Teeth cleaning is a part of preventative dentistry. Routine cleanings are a great way to keep your mouth...

Does Teeth Whitening hurt? May 8th, 2019

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?   This is the first question that all our patients ask. The answer is IT SHOULDN’T. There are a few reasons that teeth whitening can result in teeth sensitivity. The most common reason is  that the gums and root surfaces of the teeth aren’t isolated and...

Dental Bonding: What a difference! Apr 10th, 2019

Dental Bonding: What a difference!   WHAT IS COMPOSITE BONDING? We constantly have patients that come in and have a little chip on a tooth or one gap they want to fix. A great way to make a big change with MINIMAL dental work is composite dental bonding. Composite dental...

Invisalign vs. The Rest Mar 14th, 2019

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of comparisons from patients between Invisalign and all other aligners. So I wanted to share the difference between Invisalign and the rest (clear correct, smile direct club, candid, dentsply aligners, and more.)   History   Clear aligners have been around for a long time...

Guided Dental Implant Surgery Feb 18th, 2019

When do we used Guided Implant surgery? Patients come into our office all the time needing dental implants. Depending on the amount of bone and number of dental implants they need our doctor, Joseph Kabaklian, will plan to place the dental implants using guided surgery.     Advantages of Guided...

All about Porcelain Veneers Jan 10th, 2019

Patients always come into our cosmetic dental office and ask about veneers. Porcelain Veneers has been a buzz word for the public because of the dramatic difference they see in the smiles of celebrities. As a cosmetic dentist it is my job to talk with the patient on what they...

Essential Tips to Keep Your Teeth Shining Bright Jan 26th, 2018

Do you often find yourself hiding your beautiful smile because your teeth don’t shine as brightly as they used to? Having yellow teeth can be incredibly embarrassing and can cause you to hide your smile. With these tips, however, you can add a shimmer to your smile and feel more...

A New Year, A New Smile Dec 28th, 2017

We would all like to better ourselves as we head into the new year. Because many people put a major focus on getting better bodies, oral health is often forgotten. As you head into 2018, we challenge you to not only improve your body but also your smile. If you...

Get A Smile You Can Show Off for the Holidays Nov 22nd, 2017

Your smile is an important part of who you are and is often one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it is important for you to keep it looking as beautiful as possible, especially as we head into the time of year when you will be...

Brighten Your Smile Oct 26th, 2017

Having a bright smile is one of the most important aspects of making great first impressions. The people you meet as you go about your daily life take notice of how you look, and your smile is one of the first things someone will notice about you. A vibrant, healthy-looking...

How to Handle A Dental Emergency Sep 28th, 2017

Dental emergencies can occur at any point in time. Whether you have had a traumatic accident that has caused your teeth to crack or chip, or you’re experiencing problems with your teeth that require immediate attention, it is important to have a plan in place to solve your dental issues...

Why Replace Metal Fillings with White Fillings? Aug 24th, 2017

When someone has a cavity, it’s common to get the issue fixed with a filling. In the past, the most popular fillings used were silver fillings and crowns, but recently, many dentists have started to shift away from those materials due to a fear of the metals used to compose...

Top Reasons Why You Should Find a Skilled Dentist Jul 27th, 2017

Going to the dentist on a regular basis is an important part of maintaining one’s overall health. A large amount of people, however, forget to schedule a dentist visit or are too afraid to. Those who don’t make regular dental appointments often develop oral health issues that can affect their...

Feel More Comfortable During Your Next Dentist Visit with Oral Sedation Jun 29th, 2017

A trip to the dentist can be a nerve-racking situation for many people. Going to the dentist for an appointment or procedure is often associated with painful drills, numbing, and discomforting sounds. Over the years, however, advancements in dentistry have made trips more comfortable for patients. With the inclusion of...

Important Facts About Dental Implants May 26th, 2017

A tooth implant is an incredibly popular dental procedure that numerous people undergo for the vast benefits it can provide. Before undergoing a procedure such as this, however, it is important to understand the important facts about dental implants. Being armed with the right knowledge will help you make the...

Top Oral Care Tips from a Dental Professional Apr 28th, 2017

Having a bright smile that displays a set of beautiful teeth is a highly desired feature among many people. A bright smile can help you make a good first impression, increase your confidence, and make you feel better about yourself. As we go through our daily lives, however, it can...

Top 5 Reasons Many Patients Give For Choosing Me As Their Dentist Mar 27th, 2017

My patients have been giving me a lot of good feedback lately and I feel like I should share it with everyone so here are the top five reasons why my patients give for choosinge me as their dentist: 1. My office is absolutely state-of-the-art. All of our equipment was...

Here are the top 6 ways to get the best whitening results Mar 27th, 2017

1. Brush and floss right before 2. Go to your dentist and get your regular cleanings. You can’t bleach your teeth if there is tartar and plaque covering them. 3. Make sure your dentist uses Prophylaxis paste with fluoride right before the bleaching. Anecdotally we have seen better results if...

Here are 5 good reasons why you should get Invisalign or Clear Correct NOW Feb 1st, 2017

Your teeth are continually shifting. Try to think of someone you know who has complained that their teeth used to be straight and now they have become crowded. The more your teeth shift the longer you have to wear Invisalign or Clear correct and there can come a point that...

How to make sense of Dental insurance part 1 Nov 29th, 2016

As your Newport Beach dentist, I often get a lot questions from patients if its worth it to buy dental insurance or what their EOBs and pre-auths mean. I also get asked to give them their exact copayment for a procedure. In this post I will talk about all the...

Dental Emergency Oct 18th, 2016

Recently we had a great new patient that came into the office with a lot of pain on the upper left side of the mouth. His tooth started hurting on Friday so unfortunately he had to bear the pain all weekend until dentists were open on Monday to take his...

What is Bonding? Jun 10th, 2016

Many people want to fix their smile by closing gaps, lengthening their teeth, or getting subtle color change. One great option is bonding. Bonding is very conservative. This means that no tooth structure or enamel needs to be shaved. The tooth needs to be treated by a gentle soap then...

The Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry May 25th, 2016

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of confusion from people about the difference between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry. They’re curious if Cosmetic Dentists are specialists in their field. The technical answer is no. Cosmetic Dentists have the same degree as a General Dentist. But don’t you want all the...

Open House Recap May 23rd, 2016

Recently we had a open house to announce that we are open to patients. The turn out was great with good food and drinks. At Enamel Newport Beach we want to create a good atmosphere for patients to feel like a community. One of the worse things for me is...

Bleaching Your Teeth May 23rd, 2016

Bleaching your teeth has become one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry. People are looking to have the whitest teeth possible. At Enamel Newport Beach we take time to educate patients about bleaching their teeth. One of the most common questions are, “Will bleaching my teeth weaken my...