Dental Gratitude Time at Montclair Smile Design!


It’s that time of year again where we at Montclair Smile Design like to reflect on the meaning of gratitude and the things we appreciate.  Some of the things are grateful for are dental of course but there are many other things that make our hearts happy! Living in the Bay Area, life is constantly […]

Sonicare Toothbrushes and Why They Rule

sonicare toothbrushes

At Montclair Smile Design, we like to encourage and recommend the best for our patients. There are plenty of tooth brush options out there but Sonicare Toothbrushes take the cake when it comes to the best toothbrush options.  Why is a great toothbrush so vital to your dental health? We believe that a solid foundation in […]

Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment!

kindergarten oral health assessment

Hi Everyone! Today’s blog is on something simple yet oh so important that can easily slip our minds until the very last minute (hello parents!!). Kindergarten oral health assessments (and signed forms) for your child/ren are due before your child enters kindergarten. In addition to the medical forms, don’t forget that you need to have […]

Summer is Here: Fresh Smiles For You!

fresh smiles

Summer time is officially here! Fresh smiles are in order, so it’s time to play teeth catch up. Summer time means sunshine and fun of course but it also means you, most likely, have a little bit more free time. Whether you are taking time off work to reboot, or the kids wanted to go […]

Skin Cancer Awareness and Your Dentist

skin cancer

Skin cancer awareness month is upon us! This whole month of May we bring our focus and attention to our skin. Our lips and the skin around our mouths is just as delicate as other areas and it should not be neglected. How does the dentist play a role in helping you keep your eyes […]

When Your Orthodontist Wants to Extract Teeth…

orthodontist wants to extract teeth

What do you say when your orthodontist wants to extract teeth on you or your child? Has it been recommended because the patient needs more dental space? Before you decide to extract, please read this blog!! It will help you make an informed decision and avoid potential issues that you or your child may encounter […]

Root Canal: The Facts

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Root canal… just the name of it makes some people roll their eyes. But wait!! This procedure really is helpful! They have unfortunately gotten a bad rap because way back when, getting a root canal was extremely painful. These days though that is thankfully not the case: A root canal relieves the pain instead of causing it. […]

Sleep Apnea: The Struggle is Real

sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a key factor that sleeplessness can be associated with. And we bet you didn’t even know you had it. Let’s dive deeper into this issue together. Sleep is vital to life and how we are able to function. When something begins (or continues) to inhibit that essential element in our daily routines […]

Check ‘Hygiene Appointment’ Off Your List!

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We all have to-do lists, right? Some are short, some are long, some are just plain un-real. Is “make a hygiene appointment” somewhere on yours? Well guess what? Let’s put a check mark next to that to-do list item! We have openings this week that may fit your schedule. Not sure if you really want to do […]

Inspiration From Recent Conference


Inspiration! Motivation! Knowledge! Success! All these emotions are what we felt this past week during our annual continuing education course. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry puts on a course every year that inspires, motivates, teaches and enlightens us. This week has been geared towards us as dental professionals making sure that we are up […]