Scott M. Jordan, DDS
285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 210, Encinitas, CA 92024

Sensitive and Reliable Dental Care from a Team You Can Trust.


Blog New Research in Childhood Cavities

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It turns out that bacteria are not the only threat to children’s teeth. A recent study reveals that both the bacteria called Streptococcus mutans and the fungus Candida albicans work together to cause dental caries in early childhood. A sugar-rich diet causes the bacteria and fungus to become more active and increases the instances of cavities.

If your family could benefit from a pediatric dentist in Encinitas, CA who will work with your family to support excellent oral health at every age and life stage, contact Scott M. Jordan, DDS to book an appointment. Adjusting nutrition and lifestyle habits for your toddler or child can have a dramatic impact on their ...

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The Esthetic Advantages of Ceramic Crowns

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Many people think of dental crowns as a utilitarian restoration that repairs cracked or broken teeth, which is a common use for them. We also use ceramic crowns in our Encinitas, CA dental office to improve the appearance of the teeth and smile.

Here Are Some of the Esthetic Advantages of Ceramic Crowns

No metal margins – Unlike metal-based and porcelain crown blends, no dark margins will outline the teeth, giving away your dentistry and casting a shadow on your smile. Ceramic crowns are tooth-colored and natural-looking without metal components.

Long-term beauty – Ceramic is durable. It is almost like having natural tooth enamel encasing the tooth, so the foods that ...

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Congratulations on Your New Implant! How to Help It Last a Lifetime

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One of the main reasons that patients with tooth loss choose dental implants in our Encinitas dental office is because they are designed to provide a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Dental implants are an investment in you and your quality of life, so here is how to promote the greatest longevity.

Don’t Miss Dental Appointments

While dental implants cannot decay and are designed to last, the health of your dentistry depends on the health of your gums. Missing dental exams and cleanings may lead to conditions such as gum disease, which can destroy the bone supporting your dental implant.

As part of your preventive dental care, we will take x-rays, perform ...

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Want to Make the Most out of Every Dental Visit? Here's How

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When you visit Scott M. Jordan, DDS, your dentist in Encinitas, we want you to get the most out of your dental appointment. Your oral health can change from one appointment to the next, and we want to take the best care of you possible. Please review some simple tips to help you maximize your time.

Collect Your Information and Bring it to Your Appointment

One thing you can always count on is change. Here is a list of updated and useful information to bring with you to your appointment.

  • List of medications
  • Updated medical history
  • Changes you have noticed with your teeth, gums, or jaw
  • Questions since your last visit
  • Any complaints about painful or ...

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3 Reasons Why Sealants Are a Smart Choice for Your Child

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If you are in need of kids’ dentistry in Encinitas, why not save yourself the additional trip across town to a pediatric dentist and bring your child with you to Scott M. Jordan, DDS? We welcome children and our focus on prevention helps your child develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

If your child is prone to dental decay, sealants provide another layer of protection to their teeth.

#1 Sealants Assist in Cavity Prevention

The best way to treat a cavity is to stop it before it starts. Sealants flow into the grooves in the molars, called pits and fissures, and help keep bacteria and plaque from developing in those areas.

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How Veneers Can Give You a Camera-Ready Smile

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If your smile is not quite what you want it to be and you have been meaning to get around to talking about dental veneers with your Encinitas dentist but haven’t made the time. Then suddenly, you find yourself with an upcoming special event and want to take action now, veneers may be the answer.

Weddings, reunions, and special vacations all mean a lot of photos. Veneers may provide you with that camera-ready smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Who Should Have Veneers?

Veneers really only take a few appointments until your new smile is ready. Dr. Scott Jordan will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are healthy enough ...

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A Sweet Tooth Might Be Genetic, But You Can Still Change

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Hearing that you have a genetic predisposition for certain traits may make it seem like you are doomed to suffer the same health concerns as your parents or grandparents. Any doctor will tell you that while genetics play a role in your health profile, they don’t necessarily mean that your outcome will be the same as your relatives. This is especially true with dentistry and the genetics of the sweet tooth.

Genetics may make you predisposed to loving dessert, but even if your parents lost their teeth due to extensive decay and gum disease, you do not have to resign yourself to the same fate. Fluoridated water, fluoride toothpaste, modern toothbrushes, ...

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