Daily Dental Hygiene Practices Everyone Should Be Doing

By |2018-10-09T11:07:03-07:00August 27th, 2018|Hygiene|

A large portion of the U.S. population is currently walking around with less-than-stellar oral health -- and they know it. In fact, 30 percent have said that they consider their oral health to be fair or poor. Twenty percent of people also said that they experience anxiety over the condition of their teeth and mouth. [...]

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

By |2018-10-09T11:04:10-07:00August 21st, 2018|Oral Health|

Do you ever wonder why humans are the only mammals to brush their teeth? Well, the reason for that is because we have adapted to it. Not only did we start creating our own food, we started increasing our hygiene to the point where our body now depends on it. Before toothbrushes were created cavemen [...]

How to Use Dental Floss Correctly

By |2019-08-02T16:51:24-07:00August 6th, 2018|Oral Health|

Ever since you were a kid, you've heard the instruction to floss daily. It's one of those habits all of us mean to be better about. But there's no denying that flossing is a huge part of maintaining oral health. No matter how thoroughly you brush, there are places in your mouth that your toothbrush [...]

5 Telltale Signs You Need a Root Canal

By |2018-10-09T11:04:31-07:00July 22nd, 2018|Root Canal|

Until you experience tooth pain, it's hard to fully understand how frustrating it is. You bite into a juicy steak at a birthday dinner or a frozen treat on a hot summer day and all the anticipation of something delicious is destroyed by a sudden shooting pain in your mouth. You write it off as [...]

The 5 Best Teeth Whitening Treatments in La Mesa

By |2018-10-09T11:04:27-07:00July 13th, 2018|Teeth Whitening|

As Will Rogers once famously said, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Like it or not, a person's smile plays a big part in the type of first impression they make on others. Is yours up to par? In the past few decades, teeth whitening treatments have gone from being [...]

Your Guide on How to Choose a Dentist in La Mesa

By |2018-10-09T11:06:56-07:00July 7th, 2018|Dentists|

There's no way around it; if overall good health and a beautiful smile is your goal, going to the dentist regularly is an absolute must. Healthy gums and teeth boost your self-confidence and contribute to other aspects of your physical well being. Knowing how to choose a dentist to keep your smile in good shape [...]

Everything You Need to Know About an Oral Cancer Screening in La Mesa

By |2018-10-09T11:05:39-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Oral Cancer|

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. In addition, nearly 10,000 Americans will die from this deadly cancer this year, about one person every hour. Having an oral cancer screening can help you avoid becoming one of them. The main purpose of an oral cancer test is to identify the [...]

What You Should Know About Root Canal Dental Surgery

By |2018-10-09T11:04:52-07:00June 7th, 2018|Root Canal|

Did you just receive news that you'll need dental surgery? Feeling a little scared and overwhelmed? Although root canal surgery is common and 95% are successful, many patients find this surgery to be frightening. Read on to learn all about root canal dental surgery so that you're armed with the knowledge you need! 1. Why [...]

5 Signs That You May Need an Oral Cancer Screening

By |2018-10-09T11:05:46-07:00May 23rd, 2018|Oral Cancer|

We all know that it's important to take care of our teeth and gums with twice daily brushing/ flossing and regular dental cleanings. But unless something is out of the ordinary, we may ignore little things, like persistent canker sores, that we assume will go away on their own. Sometimes these things don't go away [...]

How to Correctly Care for Your Partial Dentures

By |2018-10-09T11:06:26-07:00May 8th, 2018|Dentures|

Did you know that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? If you're one of them, you may be considering--or already wearing--partial dentures. These common dental prostheses can improve your confidence, appearance, and the ability to enjoy your favorite foods. But, like other facets of oral health, dentures require regular care to maintain. [...]

Patient Stories

Love Charlie! He’s a very caring dentist and really wants to make sure you’re comfortable. He explains everything he’s doing every step of the way and asks you how you’re doing frequently.
Kaylee H.
I usually (REALLY) hate going to the dentist, but I really liked Dr. Fung. It was a way different experience than my old dentist, who had a big office with many dentists, hygienists, and many patients going in and out. His office is very small, which makes it feel more comfortable, and allows for better personal care. The hygienist and Dr. Fung were both very good, gentle, and sensitive to the my needs. I definitely trust Dr. Fung to do great work (I have to get some fillings), and I felt like he really cared about me and wanted to figure out the best thing for me. I definitely recommend him and I’m very happy to have found him!!
Karen H.
I had an athletic injury that broke my front tooth and was terrified that it would never look normal. I had already been seeing Dr. Fung (since I was a kid) and knew I could trust him to fix it. He talked me through the entire process, as I was very nervous. I couldn’t believe the results. It was flawless. It has been several years since my tooth broke, and no one has EVER guessed that my front tooth is fake. I am forever grateful for Dr. Fung’s attention to detail, perfectionism, and for giving me my smile back.
Best dentist I have ever had! He and his staff are very caring and you can tell he actually cares about his patients. But most importantly he never tried to convince me I needed a procedure I didn’t. Normally I find dentists are like used car salesmen, but not Dr Fung. When I asked him about teeth whitening he explained what would happen, any risks, the cost and then let me make the decision without further pressure.
Melissa H.
We brought the whole gang of 4 kids to see Dr. Fung last Saturday morning. It was our oldest 2 kids (4 & 3 years old) first trip to the dentist. I thought it would be a total gong show but the crew at Dr. Fung’s office were total professionals. Zero meltdowns and what was most impressive was how thoughtful they were. They knew we had 4 kids coming so they stocked up on toys for the kids. Definitely not their first rodeo and this Dad was happy to have someone who gets it. Thank you so much!!
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