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Sleep Apnea

Are you having a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? Sleep apnea may be the cause! Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects an estimated 22 million people across the United States – many of which remain undiagnosed for the condition. This is due to many symptoms being overlooked and dismissed.  At Smiles …

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Kid Zone

Welcome to the Kid Zone – the ultimate destination for your child’s dental needs! As a parent, you want what’s best for your child, and when it comes to dental care, that means finding a team of specialists who understand the unique needs of growing smiles. At our office, our pediatric dentists are specially trained …

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General Dentistry

General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of oral health problems. This includes basic procedures such as teeth cleaning and fillings, as well as more complex procedures such as root canals and extractions.  General dentists also provide guidance on how to maintain good …

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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is sometimes recommended depending on your dental needs. Oral surgery can improve the appearance of your smile, help correct imperfections and also help fix other more severe oral problems. We have an experienced oral surgeon on-site so you won’t have to be referred to another office for treatment.  Oral Surgery Procedures We offer …

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Orthodontics

As part of our orthodontic service selection, we offer an array of orthodontic treatment options to our patients at Smiles West! All of your dental needs can be met at our office without having to go to another dentist or having to be referred elsewhere. With the help of our experienced orthodontists, you can rest …

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Pediatric Dentistry

Kids are always welcome at Smiles West! Our team enjoys working with children and has much experience in working with kids of every age. We typically begin dental care for children at the age of 3. By this time, your child’s primary, or baby teeth, should be developed and in need of a dental check-up. …

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Periodontics

Periodontal (gum) disease is the largest disease in our country, affecting more Americans nationwide over other diseases including cancer, strokes and heart disease. Although most people don’t talk about it, gum disease is very prominent.  The Stages of Gum Disease The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gum disease is caused by plaque …

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Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are interested in improving the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. From veneers to teeth whitening, many treatments can give your smile a boost. At Smiles West in Lake Forest, CA, we enjoy helping each patient reach their dental dreams and build a more confident smile.  A confident smile is one …

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Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth, you know the problems it can cause. Many patients face tooth loss whether it is caused by tooth decay, health problems, accidents, or genetics. Tooth loss can make chewing difficult and cause discomfort using the mouth like normal. The surrounding teeth can begin to shift out of place and jaw …

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Endodontics

Each tooth is made up of several layers. The many layers of a tooth help provide protection and durability. Layers of a tooth include the outer protective enamel, sensitive dentine and an inner pulp. Inside the inner pulp is the tooth’s nerve. When a tooth is healthy and free from decay or infection, none of …

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Our Stance on COVID-19

We understand that this is an unprecedented time for many patients with the coronavirus still being an active concern. However, more than ever before, your oral health plays a crucial role in your overall health. The mouth is the gateway to the body, but when common oral infection and disease take hold, it impacts your immune system! This can make you more susceptible to becoming sick in the future. Your best defense is good oral health, and maintaining your regular dental appointments makes that possible. We are following all CDC guidelines to provide our patients and team with a healthy and safe environment to provide life changing dental care.