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Are women more likely to have dental problems?

Q:Are women more likely to have dental problems? A:Yes. Women’s hormonal changes make them more susceptible to gum disease and decay. Pregnancy and breast feeding also deplete the body of minerals which restrengthen teeth through the saliva.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for . . . Read more

How safe are dental X-rays?

Q:How safe are dental X-rays? A:Advances in dentistry over the years have led to low levels of radiation emitted by today’s X-rays. However,this does not mean that all X-rays should not be done sparingly.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. . . . Read more

How should I select a dentist?

Q:How should I select a dentist? A:Your dentist should be thought of as a long term health care provider. Select a dentist that has experience, is caring and that you feel comfortable with.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com . . . Read more

What is a root canal?

Q:What is a root canal? A:A root canal is the cleaning out and disinfection of the chamber with in the root or roots of a tooth. The chamber is then dried and filled to prevent future invasion by bacteria.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego . . . Read more