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What causes Dry mouth? What can I try to help my Dry Mouth?

August 8th, 2017

Does your mouth ever feel so dry that you can't even swallow. Dry Mouth is an epidemic problem among Americans. Tens of millions of people suffer from dry mouth every year and the numbers are increasing. The number one cause of dry mouth are medications. Millions of Americans are on prescribed medications that

clearly cause dry mouth.

The number one way to cure or help elevate dry mouth is drink lots of water. Eighty ounces per day for women and one hundred ounces per day for men will help elevate some of the dry mouth or completely cure dry mouth.

Tips for drinking lots of water per day.

1. Start the morning off with one glass of water

BEFORE you grab the morning cup of coffee.
2. Carry w metal water bottle with you at all times
3. Always ask for water at a restaurant or a water cup at a fast casual restaurant.
4. At 3:30 pm, drink a large glass of water 16-24 oz preferred. You may need to force some of this down, but take 8-10  big gulps per one breath, forcing a large amount of water into your body. I promise you, your body will thank you. Besides, at 4 pm, I'm usually getting hungry, so I start looking for a snack, right before dinner,adding extra calories to my daily intake that I don't really need. Can you hear me?

If you are like me and have this problem too, then drinking a bunch of water at 3:30 pm will really help curve the appetite and your body and dry mouth will thank you.

Another tip I sometimes do is keep some sugar free and/or hard candy at my desk and in my car. Of course, I get cravings just like anyone else, but honestly, I am at the age where I need to watch my weight, so I have become an expert at some this stuff.

This next tip is a really hard one for me.... Drink less coffee, drink less alcohol. Yes, beer is alcohol too. Even though it is made with lots of water, you can't count drinking a beer as any water intake... Sorry!

If you have had recent medical surgeries or have undergone cancer treatment such as radiation, then dry mouth can be a side affect to that treatment. Wait about two to six months after treatment has stopped while trying these tips and the dry mouth should go away.

Another Tip, when I mention drinking water, I really mean drink water. Tea, made mostly from water does not count. Propel, Gatorade or any drink that is not 100% clear like water, is not considered as your daily intake for water. The reason for that is broken down to the cellular level. Only 100% clear water can rejuvenate a human cell in the body, hence cleansing your body completely down to the cellular level. See, I told you I know a lot on this subject....

Smoking causes dry mouth and many other problems. I know for smokers, it is one of the hardest things in the world to do is to stop smoking, so we will just leave it at that. We all know the harmful other side affects it brings that much greater than dry mouth.

In closing, I'll leave you with two final tips for helping your dry mouth symptoms. One, use a humidifier at night, especially in the winter time. Two, Simply Brush your teeth and tongue after every meal and drink some water after you brush and rinse. If you have tried most or all of these tips for curing dry mouth for a period of two months and are still dry mouth, then schedule your appointment with San Marcos Family Dental at 760-798-4178.

Family Dentistry is Pediatrics Children's Dentistry

July 24th, 2017

Family Dentistry is Pediatrics Children's Dentistry

If you are looking for a great children's dentist in North County San Diego, then look no further than San Marcos Family Dental in San Marcos, Ca. San Marcos Family Dental is a general dentistry with a husband and wife dentist team consisting of Dr Constantine Reppas DMD and Dr Joanna El-Maasri DMD specializing in each field of dentistry. General dentistry or family dentistry means that they are trained to treat all aspects of child dentistry needs. At San Marcos Family Dental, we can provide most of your family's dental needs under one roof. One of the most difficult things for children is going to the dentist. Children's baby teeth start falling our around six years old and hopefully they have been going to the dentist for years by this point in their life. Around seven years old, the cavities start to peek their way onto the teeth and some dentists will recommend fillings or perhaps an extraction. This is why by the time most kids are 9 years old, they have usually had a bad experience at the dentist. This will NOT happen at San Marcos Family Dental. From the very first phone call into the front office to the very first visit, you will love this family dental practice. They are so nice and so gentle, you and your entire family will enjoy coming here.

We have a nine year old son who has been to the dentist many times now and has no problem going. That wasn't always the case in our family. We had Medical for our insurance and chose a dentist under the Medical plan near our home. It was one of those children's only dentists, so I thought since they specialize in kids dentistry, they would be the best choice for our family. Boy was I wrong! The only thing they specialized in was turning and burning kids to bill the insurance companies and get their money! One time, I went with him to the dentist and all I heard was screaming from the dentist chair. It was my kid having a horrible time and they weren't even nice or comforting to him. I was flabbergasted by the treatment there. Trust me, that was the last time we to that children's dentist.

At San Marcos Family Dental, not only do they specialize in children's dentistry, they treat you unbelievably nice. If you are looking for a wonderful dentist where the entire family can go to one dentist, then look no further than Dr Constantine Reppas DMD and Dr Joanna El-Maasri DMD and their staff. It starts from the very first moment you pick up the phone and call the front office. Amanda and the rest of the crew in the office are extremely nice and helpful, while the treatment and care is the best dental care in the industry! Call to schedule your next appointment with San Marcos Family Dental at 760-798-4178.

San Marcos Dentist Receives Rave Reviews

July 13th, 2017

I’ve been telling everyone I meet about how amazing San Marcos Family Dental is, but when so many other people are saying the same thing, maybe it is time for second look at this amazing San Marcos Dentist. Dr Constantine Reppas and Dr Joanna El-Maasri have a modern, state of the art office conveniently located in City Hall of San Marcos, Ca where there is always lots of free parking. A few months ago I wrote about wonderful my last experience was. Today, I want to share with you some other people’s opinion of San Marcos Family Dental.

Amos R. comes all the way from North Park, San Diego to visit San Marcos Family Dental and this is what he said on May 5th, 2017. “Recently went to San Marcos family dental after switching from a terrible dentist. I couldn't be happier I did so. I read all the reviews of multiple dentists and loved everything I read about this one. Everything everyone said was spot on. Starting with Amanda at the front desk. So helpful and kind from the first phone call to my visit. Dr. El-Maasri was fantastic! Her staff was very well trained and very informative when questions were asked. I am so happy I made the switch and I'm making my wife go here. Thank you to the entire staff”

Just a few days ago on July 6th, 2017, Maria R from San Marcos said this… “I never liked visiting the dentist. I had a bad experience years ago and just the thought about going back gave me anxiety. I decided to look for a different dentist, and thank god I found Dr. El-Maasri. She was amazing! She was so sweet, and made me feel so comfortable.”

Cindy A has written two reviews: 10/31/2016 “What an experience. I am so afraid of dentists. I reluctantly go in because I know I need to get a cleaning twice a year, but I put it off as long as I can. I was new to the area so I looked on Yelp and chose Dr. El-Maasri. She is a gem!! Her office staff and cleaning assistant were all wonderful as well. They took good care of me and were so nice and made me feel more at ease. I took my two teen age boys as well and they loved her! My husband even went so it was a family affair and we all said it was the best dentist visit EVER!!! You won't be disappointed!”

Cindy also went on to say this about having crowns replaced by another dentist in the past versus the new crown she just had replace by Dr Joanna El-Maasri on June 9th, 2017.“had to have a crown replaced and the entire process was so much better than other crowns I have had done. I went in white knuckled and found the entire process was really not so bad - I felt zero pain even during the first shot- she explained everything as it was happening and the whole process was done and over before I even had time to panic.

I won't waste my time worrying the next time I have to get a crown - I can completely see why she graduated tops in her class!

Cindy also went on to say this about having crowns replaced by another dentist in the past versus the new crown she just had replace by Dr Joanna El-Maasri on June 9th, 2017. “I had to have a crown replaced and the entire process was so much better than other crowns I have had done. I went in white knuckled and found the entire process was really not so bad - I felt zero pain even during the first shot- she explained everything as it was happening and the whole process was done and over before I even had time to panic . I won't waste my time worrying the next time I have to get a crown - I can completely see why she graduated tops in her class!

This is exactly how I feel too Paul A from San Diego who wrote “I've been going to Dr. El-Maasri for over a year now and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Her and her staff are extremely friendly and always work around my busy schedule. Dr El-Maasri is a great dentist and I'm very fortunate to have her as my dentist.

So don’t just take my word for it that San Marcos Family Dental in San Marcos is the absolute best, visit their Yelp page and read all the reviews...

https://www.yelp.com/biz/san-marcos-family-dental-san-marcos

Welcome Dr Constantine Reppas

June 26th, 2017

Welcome Dr Constantine Reppas


San Marcos Family Dental is proud to welcome Dr. Constantine Reppas DMD to the team! Actually, Dr Reppas has been there since the beginning. He and Dr Joanna El-Maasri built the office together from the ground up. Dr Constantine Reppas is Dr Joanna El-Maasri's husband. He has been with San Marcos Family Dental from the beginning, working in the office before his dental day gig, after his dental office job, on the weekends and has even been out at the San Marcos Chamber Mixers, street fairs and everything else the office is involved in.

We are so happy to have Dr. Reppas joining our team full time in the very near future. The San Marcos Family Dental has continued to grow since opening March 2016. Sure, it started out with family and friends becoming patients, but quickly grew to thriving practice, where they are now so busy, Dr Constantine Reppas needs to be joining us full time! We couldn't be happier and more excited to have an extra pair of hands in the office. Dr Joanna El-Maasri has been getting swamped at work, showing up at early morning hours and staying late, so that parent who work full time can still come in, even if it is 7 pm. This is the kind of service and dedication that this office provides to their patients. It's no wonder they have grown so fast!

Congratulation on your success San Marcos Family Dental. Not only have you proven to the community that you are there for them, you have serviced them better than any other dentist that I can think of and they are now telling their family and friends about your amazing, caring, gentle dental service. It's the best in my opinion! Congratulations on your success! I can't wait to see Dr Constantine Reppas, so I can rant and rave about him too!

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