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Escondido dentist, Dr. Kerbs and our team have recently completed some revolutionary training and are now fully certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Pinhole Gum Grafting Escondido

Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a scalpel-free, suture-free, and graft-free procedure for correcting gum recession and saving your teeth! The procedure can also help in the prevention of tooth loss and the need for other future procedures such as implants or dentures.

Through a tiny entry point, a specially designed instrument is used to gently reposition your gums to correct gum recession. Since the Pinhole Surgical Technique is a less invasive procedure, you can expect minimal post-operative symptoms. In many cases, treatment can be completed in as little as 1-2 hours. Most people who have had this procedure report that they are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement as well as their ability to resume light activities within 24-48 hours of receiving treatment.

Gum rejuvenation can enhance a more youthful appearance and you may even find that you feel happier due to finally being able to smile without worrying about your receded gums.

If you have gum recession and wish it could go away, please call 760-746-3663 with your questions and one of our knowledgable team members will assist you in moving towards better health. Pinhole gum rejuvenation may be the answer for better health and a more beautiful smile!

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What is a Biological Dentist?

A biological dentist is concerned about the materials used within the mouth and within the dental practice.

Dr. Kerbs uses only the safest materials in dentistry. He uses bio-compatible materials in all of his restorations and does not use metal in any of his restorations. Dr. Kerbs feels that all materials used in the mouth should not only be safe, but also function well and look natural.

Dr. Kerbs practices biological, conservative dentistry. This is an integral part of his practice. Dr. Kerbs looks at the treatment plan for his patients seeking to conserve as much tooth structure as possible in order to keep the teeth healthier for life. Conserving as much tooth structure as possible, allows the teeth to stay stronger over the years. Often times Dr. Kerbs is able to do a filling or cosmetic bonding rather than a crown, in order to save tooth structure. At times when a crown is necessary, Dr. Kerbs does a conservative preparation of the tooth, removing as little tooth structure as possible.

Young woman, her face upward, enjoying the sun

Dr. Kerbs Office is mercury free, mercury safe, metal free, fluoride free, and uses ozone water during all procedures including dental cleanings. Dr. Kerbs uses ozone in all aspects of his dental procedures. Dr. Kerbs uses the latest laser technology with his Fotona ND/ER yag laser which provides his patients with better healing times and less invasive procedure options. Dr. Kerbs caters to nervous patients with his complimentary comfort menu, ask our team about all of the free comforts available to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Looking at the overall picture, is very important to Dr. Kerbs. He analyzes the way the mouth functions as a whole, including the teeth, gums, bone, TMJ, muscles in the head and neck and the way the teeth meet and bite together. Dr. Kerbs recognizes that the mouth is connected to the body and that there is a direct link to the mouth and the body’s symptoms (the systemic connection). Dr. Kerbs and his hygienists focus on health and prevention in every aspect of their practice. Conservative dental techniques have been achieved from thousands of hours of continuing education and accreditation with leading associations in holistic and cosmetic dentistry. It is Dr. Kerbs goal for every person to achieve and maintain health for life.

Please contact our Escondido Holistic Dental Office today at 760-746-3663. We are here to answer all of your questions regarding biological dentistry.

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Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, hasn’t placed an amalgam filling in his holistic dental practice since 1989. Since this time he has been removing amalgam fillings safely with all of the necessary safety protocols including a rubber dam to isolate the tooth from the mouth, high-speed evacuation, oxygen mask to cover the nose and room air filtration.

Amalgam fillings are filled with mercury, a known toxin. Amalgam fillings are not bonded to the surrounding tooth, causing the amalgam filling to separate from the remaining tooth which allows for microleakge of bacteria under the filling. As a result of the microleakage, Dr. Kerbs finds cavities under the amalgam fillings over 80% of the time. Amalgam fillings corrode and expand over time, causing the tooth around the filling to crack and fracture which weakens the natural tooth structure and can lead to large pieces of the tooth to break. Mercury is constantly being released into the mouth and body when amalgam fillings are present.

Dr. Kerbs replaces amalgam fillings with tooth colored ceramic/composite fillings. Dr. Kerbs uses the strongest and safest material available to sculpt the tooth back to its original shape. Composite fillings bond the tooth back together to increase the tooth’s strength by 85-95% and when placed correctly they have superior function.

Dr. Kerbs only utilizes the highest quality, non-toxic materials in his holistic practice of dentistry, but what he wants his patients to understand is that technique is equally as important as safe materials. Dr. Kerbs is a conservative dentist. What this means to his patients is that he will never remove any tooth structure that doesn’t absolutely need to be removed. How this applies to removal of mercury fillings is that Dr. Kerbs will never cut down any unnecessary tooth structure when replacing amalgam fillings. The technique for placement of the new ceramic/composite filling is as important as the safe and conservative removal of the mercury filling. Dr. Kerbs’ expert technique for placement of the ceramic/cosmetic eliminates post-op sensitivity, adds strength and superior function back to the tooth and restores the tooth to it’s natural color and beauty.

If you are concerned about your amalgam fillings/mercury toxicity please give our Escondido holistic dental office a call 760-746-3663 one of our team members will be able to answer all of your questions and help you move forward to better health.

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Escondido dentist, Dr. Kerbs and his dental hygienists, focus on preventative care in all aspects of their holistic dental practice.

When searching for a solution to a dental problem, Dr. Kerbs always looks for the cause of why the problem is occurring in order to eliminate further problems from occurring in the future. Dr. Kerbs believes that with the proper knowledge and great preventative care our patients can stay problem free for life.

The mouth is an intricate place that functions as a unit. The teeth, gums, bone, joints and muscles of the head and neck all rely on each other and function together as a unit. When one or more of these things are off, an example being a missing tooth, worn down teeth, broken teeth, infected gums and bone, popping joints, pain in the joints or sore muscles of the head and neck, it can lead to a chain of problems that seem to never end.

Dr. Kerbs and his team assess the mouth and head and neck in a comprehensive way, not only looking for the problems but searching for the reason the problems exist. In this way,  fixing and then eliminating problems from occurring in the future, allows for his patients to stay healthy and problem free for life.

We have heard so many patients come to us saying that they hate the dentist because they feel like every time they go there is something new to fix. We, at Dr. Kerbs office, are focused on changing that and we know this is very possible because we do it every day.

With the proper knowledge and instruction, getting to know your mouth and it’s chemistry, learning about the way your mouth functions and why problems happen, allows for our patients to be informed and knowledgeable. Becoming informed is powerful in becoming healthy and staying healthy for life. In this way we eliminate that sentiment that many people hold of there always being a problem to fix when they go to the dentist.

Escondido dentist, Dr. Kerbs, is a holistic dentist and biological dentist who has been in practice for over 30 years. Dr. Kerbs has had extensive training and education post dental school allowing him to rise to an expert level when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry with a holistic focus. Dr. Kerbs and his dental hygienists focus on the health and well-being of their patients in every treatment provided.

Please call our Escondido dental office to schedule your comprehensive exam today. 760-746-3663

 

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Conservative? About teeth we are!

Escondido holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, practices conservative bio-dentistry in every aspect of his dental practice. There is nothing better for your smile than healthy natural tooth structure. In many cases, restorative materials are required to repair and correct dental issues such as decay and weakened teeth, but what Mother Nature provided you with, nothing can truly replace. This is why we practice what we call minimally invasive or conservative dentistry 100% of the time with 100% of our patients.

Conservative dentistry involves careful treatment planning to ensure that for all treatments we preserve as much of your healthy tooth structure as possible. Taking this stance is a decision made with your optimum oral – and overall – health in mind because nothing can top the smile with which you were born. Our dental team has your best interest in mind for your best smile.. every time!

For holistic, conservative dentistry please call our Escondido dental office today at 760-746-3663. Our team of holistic dental professionals is here to answer all of your questions and help you achieve dental and overall health.

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San Diego Bio Dentist
San Diego Bio Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses the safest materials available in dentistry today. Equally important to the health of the mouth, Dr. Kerbs uses the most advanced techniques. Dr. Kerbs does extensive research on all of the materials he places in the mouth’s of his patients. He uses the most bio-compatible materials and does not use metal in any of his restorations. Dr. Kerbs feels that all materials used in the mouth should not only be safe, but should also function well and last. Dr. Kerbs has perfected his technique as a conservative holistic dentist, who is concerned not only about individual symptoms, but who looks at the overall picture. He analyzes the way the mouth functions as a whole, including the teeth, gums, bone, TMJ, muscles in the head and neck and the way the teeth meet and bite together. Dr. Kerbs recognizes that the mouth is connected to the body and that there is a direct link to the mouth and the body’s systems (the systemic connection). Dr. Kerbs, along with his dental hygienists, focus on health and prevention in every aspect of their practice. Dr. Kerbs has perfected his conservative dental techniques through thousands of hours of continuing education and is accredited with the leading associations in holistic and cosmetic dentistry. Conservative dentistry is an integral part of Dr. Kerbs practice as a holistic dentist. Dr. Kerbs looks at all of his treatment plans seeking to conserve as much tooth structure as possible in order to keep the teeth healthier for life. Conserving as much tooth structure as possible allows the teeth to stay stronger over the years. Often times Dr. Kerbs is able to do a filling or cosmetic bonding in order to save tooth structure, instead of cutting the tooth down to do a crown restoration. At times when a crown restoration is necessary, Dr. Kerbs does a conservative preparation of the tooth, removing as little tooth structure as possible. Dr. Kerbs focuses on his patient’s health and well-being in all aspects of his practice as a Bio Dentist. It is Dr. Kerbs goal for every person to achieve health and maintain health for life. If this is your goal as well, please contact our holistic dental practice at 760-746-3663, one of our team members is available every day of the week to answer your questions and help assist you in achieving health.

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Holistic Family Dentistry Focusing on Preventative Care with Escondido Dentist Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Holistic Family Dentistry Focusing on Preventative Care with Escondido Dentist Dr. Jeffry Kerbs


Holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs and his team of dental hygienists, focus on children’s dental health, family health and preventative care at their Escondido dental practice. Our dental hygienists are well trained in helping children have a comfortable and fun time at the dentist so that future visits are welcomed, not dreaded. We recommend bringing in your child within the first 6 months after their first tooth comes in. This visit will focus on health, development and prevention including a fun ride in the chair, playing with the suction “magic straw” and the air/water “squirt gun and air blast”. Together, parents and the child, will learn when to brush, how to brush, what products to use that are safe and preventative, what to expect when teeth are arriving and how to have a healthy/cavity free mouth for life. Our goal at Dr. Kerbs office is no cavities and good dental experiences for life!
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/childs-first-dental-visit
After this initial visit, we recommend seeing children every six months to monitor development and prevention measures. We gently add more to each visit based on what the child is comfortable with. By the second or third visit, children are ready for polishing and allow us to do a full cleaning along with the exam. At Dr. Kerbs office we do several unique things that create a healthy environment:
– we use ozonated water throughout the office to eliminate the spread of germs and bacteria in the mouth
– no fluoride
– our polish paste is dye free, gluten free, fluoride free, and sweetened with xylitol, in this way it’s non toxic and healthy for the teeth and gums.
Everything we do at Dr. Kerbs office is very conservative in both our diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Kerbs uses non-metal/biocompatible materials, so you can feel safe knowing that the materials we use are non-toxic for your child.
http://first5california.com/parents/health-center.aspx?id=3&gclid=CPih1vGiub4CFZFufgodLK8A6g
Unfortunately, dental cavities are one of the most common health problems in children. Cavities can be painful and the experience of having a filling done can cause anxiety if children are not taken care of properly. We want the best for every child and family. We are here to answer all of your questions, make you comfortable and provide good dental experiences. It is our goal for every child to have amazing dental experiences, zero cavities and a healthy mouth for life. If you have any questions, please call our Escondido dental office today 760-746-3663.

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