Business Spotlight: Dental care (with an ocean view!) from La Jolla’s John and Tracey Taddey



Drs. Tracy and John Taddey, a unique father-daughter dental practice, utilizes the newest technologies to create beautiful and healthy smiles with cosmetic and general dentistry and implants.

After having a practice for over 40 years in La Jolla, the practice relocated one year ago to 875 Prospect St., Suite 301 (on the corner of Fay Avenue and Prospect Street) in La Jolla. The beautiful office features ocean views and new, modern equipment.

Dr. Tracy Taddey said, “The ocean views, light airy environment, and cheerful staff make the dental experience very peaceful and calming for our patients. Looking out our windows and seeing waves, pelicans, seagulls, whales and rainbows creates a low stress visit.”

The Taddey practice encompasses all aspects of general dentistry. Dr. Tracy Taddey has special training in cosmetic dentistry, smile design, Invisalign, and laser gum therapy.

Dr. John Taddey specializes in TMJ diagnosis and treatment. He also provides other procedures such as root canals and extractions.

The practice is metal free, providing composite (white) fillings, zirconium and porcelain crowns and veneers. In office whitening is also available.

Dental hygiene is stressed as the Taddeys believe oral health is important in total body health and well being. Recent studies have shown connections between poor oral hygiene and diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, etc.

“One of our newest additions is a high-tech instrument to detect early signs of oral cancer while it still in the treatable stage. We incorporate it into our routine examination at dental hygiene visits,” Dr. John Taddey said.

“As well as focusing on overall health, beauty is also a significant part of our practice,” said Dr. Tracy Taddey. Her background as a Beauty and Fashion Editor at ELLE Magazine in New York City has led to her emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. With her advanced education in Smile Design it is now possible for a patient to visualize and see the final result before beginning any treatment.

She explained, “With smile design we customize to the patient’s wishes such detail as tooth color, length, shape and texture. It is very rewarding to change someone’s smile and watch confidence and self images soar.”

Tracy Taddey, D.D.S. and John Taddey, D.D.S. are located at 875 Prospect St., Suite 301, La Jolla. They are open Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (858) 454-9333.

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