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.


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 AppointmentsWhile 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 AppointmentOne 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 medicationsUpdated medical historyChanges you have noticed with your teeth, gums, or jawQuestions since your last visitAny 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 PreventionThe 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.#2 ...

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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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3 Reasons Why Dental Insurance Seems So Confusing

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If you have dental insurance and have tried to look over a claim, it feels daunting. Treatment codes, approval codes, denial codes, yearly maximums, and coinsurance calculations can make a dental claim look like something that would stump a professional code breaker.It seems like dental plans today are covering less and including more fine print, making it hard to know what to expect when you need treatment. Fortunately, our team is experienced in the complex language of insurance and is here to help you determine your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses.Here are three examples of why dental insurance is so confusing:Dental Insurance Is Not Like Medical InsuranceUsually when you use ...

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Why a Dentist Is Part of Your Family's Health Care Team

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You have probably heard the research – gum disease leads to many serious health conditions. In reality, gum disease can have a negative impact on nearly every system in the body.Heart diseaseAlzheimer’sDiabetesIncreased risk of certain cancers (especially in older women)Erectile dysfunction because of reduced testosteroneRespiratory illnessesPremature birthsSimply put, periodontal (gum) disease puts your health and life at risk because it causes chronic inflammation. Any active infection within the body has negative consequences.Why Prevention Is EssentialYour dentist plays an active role in the health of your entire family. For many, there seems to be a disconnect between overall health and oral health, as if the mouth is separate from the body. ...

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