Category archives for: Joseph D’Angelo, D.D.S.


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By Dr. Joe D’Angelo & Dr. Ashley Olson How many times have you said these words to yourself: “If I knew then what I know now …”? Perhaps you wouldn’t have slathered yourself in baby oil and baked in the sun for hours. Maybe you would have taken school more seriously. Perhaps you would have [...]

Smile More: A New Year’s Resolution That Could Change Your Life


By Dr. Joe D’Angelo & Dr. Ashley Olson Our smiles are more important than many of us realize. Studies show that those with bigger smiles experience better health. Smiles reduce our stress hormones and lower our blood pressure. Smiles also improve our relationship success. By analyzing young women’s smiles from their yearbook photos, a UC [...]

Tooth Extractions…. Not So Scary Anymore


By Dr. Joe D’Angelo & Dr. Ashley Olson It is safe to say that no adult wants to get a tooth extracted. At least when we were kids, losing a tooth was a rite of passage, and the Tooth Fairy did help sweeten the deal. As adults, there is nothing appealing about the idea of [...]

Tooth Sensitivity: “A pain in your …”

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By Dr. Joe D’Angelo & Dr. Ashley Olson So, you’re enjoying your favorite flavor of Haagen-Dazs ice cream or See’s candy and “#*@!&*#”!  You feel a shooting pain that destroys the pleasure of the moment.  This tooth sensitivity you have experienced (probably not the first time) has most likely been an unwelcomed diet remedy. [...]

Bad Breath: Keep Your Mouth Clean, Healthy and Offensive-Free with Proper Oral Care

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By Dr. Joe D’Angelo and Dr. Ashley Olson Envision yourself at a dinner party or a business lunch, distracted by someone’s bad breath.  How did it affect your experience?  What did you remember from that interaction?  Did you offer them a mint?  Did you tell them they had bad breath? …Of course not! Have you [...]

Dry Mouth: A Serious Concern for Dental Health

Dry Mouth Specialist in La Jolla

By Dr. Joe D’Angelo All mouths naturally contain saliva, right? Well, actually not always.  The truth is, despite what nature intended, dry mouth is fairly common. Although the discomfort of dry mouth is easily remedied, the effects of dry mouth on the teeth and gums are not! Dry mouth is more than just a nuisance, [...]

Smiling: It’s More Than Meets the Eye

Smiling can lead to improved personal relationships.

By Dr. Joe D’Angelo Recently, I asked a patient I had treated, “How do you like your new smile?” In his retirement, David is a school teacher. His answer was incredibly profound as was my inspiration for this article. David replied, “It makes me happy when the kids smile back at me.” Before his smile [...]

Tooth Wear and Tear: Causes and Solutions Worth Smiling About

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By Dr. Joe D’Angelo Maintaining a healthy smile starts with the basics: brushing, flossing and routine checkups. When we maintain our smiles, it can lead to a natural, beautiful smile for an entire lifetime. But when it comes to wear-and-tear, nature will, at times, take its course – but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay [...]

Invisalign: An Adjunct to Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry

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By Dr. Joe D’Angelo So often when a patient is asking for help with a cosmetic dental concern, the question of whether they should get veneers or Invisalign comes up. There’s no doubt that a beautiful smile can make you look years younger, not to mention improve the way others perceive you in both professional [...]

Dental Implants: Are They Right For You?

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By Dr. Joe D’Angelo Dental care and upkeep is an important part of your overall health, at all stages of life, regardless of your age. When it comes to taking care of your teeth, brushing and flossing are just some of the ways you can have a healthy and beautiful mouth for years to come. [...]

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]