At Dr. Hurtado Dentistry, we want to see you smile. If you're looking for a Santa Barbara Dentist that offers gentle, personalized attention for every member of your family, find out why so many people trust us with all of their dental care needs.
Dr. Alejandro Hurtado and his dedicated team of dental professionals offer a full range of services to keep your smile radiant and healthy. Our focus is patient-centered, where you are the most important role player. We provide individualized care that you can trust. Our beautiful Santa Barbara office can provide you with cleanings, braces, dental emergencies, restorations, and cosmetic work.
We are committed to the Santa Barbara community, and are eager to help you make informed decisions regarding your dental health. We want every visit you make to the dentist to be fruitful and helpful, so that you trust us enough to recommend your friends and family.
Santa Barbara Dentist Alejandro Hurtado
At our dentist office we maintain focus on our Santa Barbara patient's needs. In our office, you are the most important contributor to your dental health and we take the time to get to know you and your smile. Your ongoing dental health requires diligence from a dentist who understands every patient has a unique set of needs and priorities.
- At our dental office, we offer a personalized, holistic approach to dentistry, focusing on attention to detail
- Find out more about our comprehensive line of cosmetic dental services
- Enjoy twice a year Santa Barbara dental cleanings for everyone in your family
- We will handle all emergency dental concerns as quickly as possible
We are highly trained professionals and all of our dental equipment is clean, maintained, and modern. This makes it possible for your dentist to offer a complete array of contemporary services, including cosmetic dentistry and problem-focused treatment.
If you're looking for a Santa Barbara dentist that offers a holistic approach to dentistry, you've come to the right place.
Santa Barbara Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile speaks before you ever say a word. In recent years, Santa Barbara cosmetic dentistry has seen a dramatic upswing in interest. The reasons for this are obvious - because everyone understands the value of a healthy, bright, and beautiful smile.
Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry make it possible to improve dental health and appearance with painless procedures that are surprisingly quick and affordable. Dr. Hurtado is a Santa Barbara cosmetic dentistry professional who specializes in treatments that include:
- Changing the shape, size, and alignment of teeth
- Adjusting bites
- Filling in spaces between teeth and replacing missing teeth
- Tooth whitening and brightening
- Repair of broken, decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
- Porcelain Crowns
- Braces (including Invisalign)
If you have questions about any Santa Barbara cosmetic dentistry services, please contact our dental office to find out more information.
Tooth whitening is an especially popular Santa Barbara cosmetic dentistry service we make available to our patients. Our dentist's office is proud to offer Zoom Teeth, whitening, and take-home tooth whitening treatments.
Santa Barbara Cosmetic Dentist
Our Santa Barbara Dentist Offers A Complete Line Of Services
You should view your Santa Barbara dentist like a family doctor for your dental hygiene, oral health, and attractive smile. Whether getting a regular checkup or an emergency procedure, it makes sense to trust a professional who knows your situation and dental history.
By offering comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages, you and your family can enjoy long-term dental health that only comes with personal attention focused solely on your particular needs.
What follows is a brief overview of the services offered at our Santa Barbara dental office:
Cleanings & Prevention - While prevention must start at home, we offer all of the services you need to prevent dental problems and keep your smile radiant. We urge our Santa Barbara dental cleaning patients to schedule a checkup twice a year. We will take digital x-rays, perform a comprehensive exam, and keep you fully informed of your dental needs.
Orthodontics - When it's time for braces, there is no substitute for working with a dentist that you can fully trust. We also offer Invisalign, which is a proven alternative to braces that will perfect your smile without the pain and self-consciousness commonly associated with metal braces.
Restorations - This covers a broad spectrum of dental procedures designed to repair and restore damaged teeth. Your Santa Barbara dental professional can handle everything from white fillings to full dental implants. Other common dental procedures include root canals, fixed bridges, and dentures.
Santa Barbara Emergency Dental Care - Sometimes the unexpected happens, requiring an emergency visit to your dentist. If you're suddenly faced with a broken tooth or unexpected dental pain, it's comforting to know you have a trusted dentist who will attend to your needs. If you have a problem, call our office and get help from a professional dentist that you fully trust.
Flexible Payment Options For All Santa Barbara Dental Patients
Many dental procedures are surprisingly affordable, but it's not always possible to budget for unexpected dental issues. At our Santa Barbara dentist office, we offer a variety of payment options, including Care Credit, which allows you to finance your treatment and get immediate attention. You can enjoy the benefits of low monthly payments while smiling all the way to the bank.
Trust Dr. Hurtado Dentistry With All Of Your Dental Needs
We want you to enjoy the oral health and cosmetic appearance you need to be happy, healthy, and active. You should enjoy seeing your own smile, and be willing to share it with the world. Our goal is to provide a standard of excellence unmatched in the dentistry field.
Whether you're looking for cosmetic dentistry services, a comprehensive cleaning, or anything in between, we are eager to share our experience and professionalism with every member of your family. We offer something very different - patient-centered care that is focused exclusively on your needs. In our office, you play the most important role. Your optimal dental health is important to us, so schedule an appointment today and get ready to smile.
Dental Emergencies Require Immediate Attention - We Can Help
If you're experiencing a toothache, then you already know it's one of the worst and most distracting pains you may ever encounter. Breaking a tooth is another dental emergency requiring a Santa Barbara dentist who can fix the issue to prevent further problems and embarrassment.
You don't have to suffer. Contact our Santa Barbara office and get the relief you need. We can also help you plan a long-term strategy to prevent further emergencies. Our dental experts can handle emergencies that include:
- Lost fillings
- Broken teeth
- Tooth decay
- Abscessed teeth
- Infected or impacted teeth
- Dry socket
- Problems that require a root canal
- Injury or trauma
Before your appointment with our Santa Barbara cosmetic dentist, you can take steps to alleviate your pain and prepare for emergency procedures. These actions include:
- Use warm water to thoroughly rinse your mouth
- Avoid the use of aspirin as it could damage your gums
- Use sugarless gum to cap a lost filling until you can get to our office
- If there is any dental bleeding, gently apply gauze
- Apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth, over the affected area, as this reduces pain and swelling
- If you've lost a tooth due to trauma, rinse it gently with cold water and immediately contact our office. The sooner we can see you, the better chance we have of saving the tooth
- If you're experiencing pain, use an over-the-counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Never take more than the recommended dosage
- Do not use a sharp object of any kind to remove debris stuck between your teeth
If you need a cosmetic dentist that accepts insurance, we are happy to contact your insurance company and verify your dental benefits.
Prevention Is Key To Maintain Your Smile
To prevent dental emergencies and maintain the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, a combination of proper home care and regularly scheduled cleanings is the best practice. Our goal when treating our dental patients in Santa Barbara is to help them enjoy a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, and it all starts with a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Teeth Start At Home - Santa Barbara Dental Cleaning
Most of us have been brushing our teeth since before we can remember, but many people were never taught the right way to use a toothbrush. There is also plenty of false or misleading information about personal dental care, which is why our Santa Barbara cosmetic dentist offers this helpful information.
First of all, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, with one of the brushings happening right before you go to bed at night. You should use ADA-approved toothpaste, and a soft bristle toothbrush.
You can also use an electric toothbrush, which are easy to use and can effectively remove plaque.
Always place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gums and gently brush your teeth using a small circular motions. You should feel the brush on your gums as you brush the inner, outer, and biting surfaces of every tooth in your mouth. Use the end tip of your toothbrush to clean the inside of your front teeth, and finish by brushing your tongue to remove bacteria and enjoy fresh breath.
You should also floss at least once a day, as it cleans out the spaces in between teeth and prevents the buildup of plaque. Our cosmetic dentist recommends gently inserting floss in between teeth with a sawing motion. Then curve the floss into a C-shape around the tooth, moving it up and down to clean the side and under the gum-line.
Lastly, you should always rinse your mouth with water after brushing and flossing.
If you are unable to brush or floss after a meal, you should never forget to rinse. Some over-the-counter teeth rinsing product may also be beneficial, but we recommend talking to your Santa Barbara cosmetic dentist before using any of these items.
Prevent Major Problems By Scheduling Regular Exams With Your Santa Barbara Dentist
Your regularly scheduled exams and Santa Barbara dental cleanings will help your smile stay bright and healthy. During your initial visit, our dentist will perform a comprehensive exam. On all follow-up exams, the dentist and dental hygienist will perform a series of examinations and evaluations designed to prevent minor problems from becoming major headaches.
First your cosmetic dentist will take x-rays and examine the results. X-rays are essential when attempting to detect tooth decay, cysts, tumors, and bone loss. Your dentist will also perform an oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, and an examination of tooth decay. Lastly, all of your existing restorations, like filings and crowns, will be checked to make sure they're holding up as intended.
Your Santa Barbara dental cleaning will likely be performed by one of our Registered Santa Barbara Dental Hygienists. These cleanings are comprehensive, and include the removal of plaque and tartar, and a final polish of your teeth.
If ignored, tartar can build up on teeth and harden until it becomes firmly attached to the tooth. We use special instruments to remove tartar, which often forms above and below the gum line.
Our cosmetic dentist commonly sees plaque buildup on teeth, which is a sticky, almost invisible film made up of bacteria, saliva, and food debris. This living bacteria can produce toxins that inflame gums and initiate periodontal disease. Obviously, this is one of the main reasons our dentist urges you to never miss a Santa Barbara dental cleaning.
Lastly, teeth polishing removes unsightly stains and plaque that may not be removed via other means.
Take Pride In Your Smile, Contact A Santa Barbara Dentist Today
Whether you need checkup, are facing an emergency, or need cosmetic work done to your teeth, contact our office in Santa Barbara today so that we can help keep you smiling.
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