Bone grafting for an implant

Our periodontal specialists, Dr del Amo and Dr Mellado, perform gum enhancement procedures for implants.  We thought we would share the video below which is very informative as to why bone grafts are necessary and why we always try to save your original tooth rather...
Full Mouth Digital X-rays

Full Mouth Digital X-rays

Dental Services is the only General Dental clinic in the islands now offering full Panoramic Digital imaging for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for patients. The full head scan uses minimal radiation and images are available immediately for the doctors to...
Bleaching Techniques by Lise Gula RDH

Bleaching Techniques by Lise Gula RDH

Many people are satisfied with the effects they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing between their teeth once a day and regular cleanings at the dental office.  If you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter...
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

For a long time patients asked us if it was possible for them to have dental procedures carried out under sedation.  Previously we offered oral sedation – a drug which needs to be taken at least 30 minutes before the dental procedure and which takes a few hours...

Diet and Dental Health and Fluoride

We have all heard the saying “You are what you eat.” What you eat can make a difference in the way that you feel and perform. Try to choose foods that will help your body stay strong and healthy. Your choice of foods and your eating patterns also may affect your...

Healthier from Head to Toe

You have made the decision to seek dental treatment. Upon arriving at the dental office, you are surprised that the dentist or dental hygienist starts to ask a myriad of medical questions in reference to your overall health! Yes, it is dental treatment that you are...

I’m JUST Going For a Cleaning

I smile when I hear this comment. Let me set the stage for you: Patient has booked an appointment to “get their teeth cleaned.” When booking the appointment there is sometimes a certain amount of skepticism when our receptionist informs them that they will likely be...
Dental Amalgams

Dental Amalgams

Have you ever been to the dentist and wondered, “Should I have all my silver fillings replaced with white ones?” Here is some information to help you make your decision. What is dental amalgam? Most people refer to amalgam fillings as silver fillings. This type of...

The Importance of Baby Teeth

You may not be aware, but children’s teeth actually start to form before birth! The first primary (”baby” or “milk”) tooth can appear in an infant as young as 4 months while some children are born with the front teeth (incisors) erupted. Soon after the baby is born,...

Ways to Prevent Cavities

With the help of your dental team, preventing tooth decay can become even easier. You may already be aware that daily brushing and flossing are the most important weapons against the formation of plaque, the primary cause of cavities. In addition to your regular...

Oral Health for Seniors

Growing older often means adapting to change. Good habits maintained for a lifetime help us to cope with change and help preserve a healthy quality lifestyle. Your daily brushing and flossing routine and regular visits to the dentist are strong foundations for good...

Root Canal Treatment

The best teeth are you own and the dental treatment team wants to help you keep your teeth. When the decay of a cavity has spread to the nerve of the tooth, you will need a root canal if the tooth is to be preserved in the mouth. In order to understand what root canal...

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Mainly caused by plaque bacteria, it is usually painless in the early stages. Regular dental visits are essential to maintain healthy gums. The earliest stage of gum disease is called...

Allies for Better Dental Health

Dental health starts with good oral hygiene. This requires professional care and guidance provided by your dentist and dental hygienist combined with proper care at home by you. That’s the partnership. When you follow a recommended home care routine and have regular...

Caring for Your Natural Teeth

Do you want to keep your teeth? The dental team is available to customize a plaque control program to meet your needs. Along with regular dental check-ups, the 2 most important things you can do to keep your teeth are brushing and flossing. This is where the “ball is...

Dental Care for Seniors

In this day and age, more and more people are keeping their teeth a lifetime! You are never too old to see the dentist and dental team! Healthy teeth and gums are for everyone. Dental care starts with going for a check – up. Even if you brush and floss every day, you...

Clean Teeth Healthy Gums

Having a clean mouth is important. It gives you fresh breath and a nicer smile. When you eat, bits of food, some too small for you to see, remain in your mouth. They feed bacteria that grow in a sticky film on your teeth. This film, called plaque, is the main cause of...

Infection Control in the Dental Office

Many people experience anxiety about visiting the dentist. Sometimes, it is a result of previous experiences at the dental clinic. For some, it is triggered by the concerns about infection control in the dental office. The dental team takes a host of precautions...

The Check-Up

A regular dental check-up is one of the most important things you can do for your dental health, next to brushing and flossing. Check-ups are not just for kids and they are not just to check for cavities. Check-ups are about: • Stopping (or preventing) dental problems...