All Coast Dental

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Proper Flossing Technique

When you come in for your bi-annual checkups, Drs. Julie and Joseph Boulos DDS can tell if you haven’t been flossing daily. There are many reasons why people don’t floss, but the biggest issue is that most never learned to floss properly. That’s why our staff here at All Coast Dental are going to outline proper flossing technique, along with a few tips.


The biggest mistake you can make it not flossing daily. Flossing is just as important as brushing. Only through flossing can you clean and reach certain areas of your mouth. Just integrating flossing once a day can make a world of a difference in your dental health.


It’s not difficult to correct your flossing behavior. The first step is making sure you have enough floss. Take out about 18 inches of floss from the package. Tie one end around each of your middle fingers. With one finger, twirl the floss towards it to cycle out the dirty floss. The other finger will cycle in the clean floss. Next, hold the floss firm and guide it between your teeth. Try not to snap the floss in. This will just hurt you. Wrap the floss around one of the two teeth in a “C” shape. Move the floss up and down in a rubbing motion. Repeat for all of your teeth.


If you have problems reaching tighter areas of your mouth, there are various solutions. The majority of grocery stores and supermarkets sell handheld flossing applicators. These small devices can be used to reach the tight or back areas of your mouth. For tight gaps between teeth, floss comes in a variety of thicknesses. Buying a thinner floss or a floss made of a different material can help.


All Coast Dental is located in Pacific Beach, CA. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Julie Boulos DDS and Joseph Boulos DDS, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Inlays/onlays are a cosmetic procedure that is often thought of as being partial crowns. They restore shape and function to the tooth. Drs. Joseph Boulos and Julie Boulos offer inlays/onlays at All Coast Dental, located in Pacific Beach, CA. After the procedure, your teeth will look and act exactly as you’ve always wanted them to.


Inlays/onlays are largely focused on not just restoring your tooths appearance but also its purpose. The functionality of the tooth is restored and strengthened by inlays/onlays. They also prevent further damage to the teeth.


The difference between the two depends on the severity of the decay. When your tooth is largely intact, specifically the cusps, then an inlay is needed. It can be directly placed onto the tooth. This is not the case with extreme decay. When damage is extensive, an onlay will extend onto the chewing surface to replace any damaged cusps.


The entire procedure takes two or three appointments with Drs. Boulos. Before the inlays/onlays are placed the decayed tissue must be removed. An impression will be made after. A dental laboratory will use this impression to create the inlay/onlay. This guarantees that it will fit both in shape and appearance to your teeth. The laboratory will take between two to three weeks to complete your restorative device. A temporary inlay/onlay will be given while you wait. You will receive your permanent restorative device at your final appointment.


Drs. Joseph Boulos and Julie Boulos are available by appointment at All Coast Dental. We are located in Pacific Beach, CA. To schedule your appointment, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.



Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Dental veneers are a way for you to reshape your smile. At All Coast Dental, Drs. Joseph Boulos and Julie Boulos want you to have a smile that you can be proud of. Dental veneers are the answer. They are thin durable porcelain shells that go over your natural teeth. They can correct any kind of dental issue. If you experience stained, cracked, chipped, broken, or gapped teeth, veneers are the solution.


It will take between 2-3 appointments with Drs. Boulos for the entire veneer process. The first appointment is more of a consultation. This is when you and Drs. Boulos can decide on what you want your veneers to look like. The more you know the easier it will be to communicate it to us. That's why it is recommended that you do some individual research beforehand. There are many iterations of veneers available. Two major choices are needed for your veneers: shape and color. Shape refers to your veneers being rounded or square in appearance. Many patients believe that rounded is more feminine while the square is more masculine. This is not true. Either shape is available to patients regardless of gender. Color is the shading of the veneers. They are offered in natural all the way to Hollywood levels of brightness.


After you’ve decided, the next step in the process can take place. We will clean your teeth in preparation for the veneers. Then we will take an impression or mold of your teeth. A dental laboratory is used to create your veneers. They will receive your teeth impression and custom create them. The entire process takes between 10-14 days. You will have temporary veneers while you wait. At your final appointment, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth.


If you are interested in learning more about dental veneers, or our other cosmetic services, contact All Coast Dental today. We are located in Pacific Beach, CA. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Julie Boulos and Joseph Boulos, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

This April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month here at All Coast Dental. Drs. Julie Boulos and Joseph Boulos want our patients to be healthy and thriving. That’s why we encourage being proactive about your oral health. Besides your bi-annual visits, prevention is the key to staying healthy. If you experience any strange or unusual mouth symptoms, make your appointment today.


Book an appointment with Drs. Boulos when experiencing anything unusual in your mouth that doesn't clear up within two to three weeks. This can be an indicator of something serious, especially if the problem is reoccurring. Be on the lookup for these symptoms:


Sores that don’t heal within 14 days, odd coloring of the soft tissue, abnormalities that bleed easily, bumps or hard spots in the mouth, a lump on the outside of the neck that has been present for at least two weeks.


Symptoms may vary when it comes to HPV-caused oropharyngeal cancer. A patient might experience hoarseness or a sore throat, constant coughing, lump on the neck, problems swallowing, or an ache in one or both ears.


There are many risk factors for oral cancers. These include heavy drinking and smoking, along with HPV16 or the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus 16.


Do not wait to book an appointment this April. Your health might depend on it. Drs. Julie Boulos and Joseph Boulos are located at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.