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Proudly Serving Patients in Poway, Escondido, San Diego and surrounding areas.
Welcome to Smiles By Dr. Cook, the family and general dentistry website of Dr. Nicol Cook, Dr. Cook is committed to providing the best in patient care in the Poway, California area. We provide dental care for people of all ages including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and reconstructive dentistry all with the goal of helping our patients get healthy, beautiful smiles. As part of our focus on a patient-centered practice, we will always do anything we can to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible.

You are in Safe Hands

 

Our office always practices the highest level of infection control, following all universal precautions for patient care as provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure your health and safety.

Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy FREE Whitening For LIFE!

With any new patient exam, cleaning and x-rays you’ll get FREE custom
whitening trays and take home whitening kit. Keep your 6 month appointments
and you’ll get FREE touch-up whitening gel twice a year for life!
Schedule appointment now!

Family Dentistry

Dr. Cook’s goal is to provide the best oral care and health for our patients. We are different than any other office you have been to. We provide a very comprehensive approach to your dental health.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

With Porcelain Veneers Dr. Cook can close gaps between teeth, whiten discolored or stained teeth, repair chipped, broken or worn down teeth, realign and reposition crowded teeth without braces, lengthen or shorten uneven teeth, replace old metal fillings and replace missing teeth.

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FREE Teeth Whitening for Life!

Receive a free take-home whitening kit and custom whitening trays with completed new patient exam, cleaning and x-rays. Maintain your 6-month cleaning appointments and you will receive a FREE touch up whitening gel twice a year for life.

We've given hundreds of people the smile they've always wanted..

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FAQs

No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth.

Bleeding gums is an early indicator of gingivitis, or swollen gums, usually caused by plaque and/or calculus accumulated under the gumline. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to bone loss and eventual tooth loss. Gingivitis can be reversed by proper brushing and flossing within a few weeks. If bleeding persists two to three weeks, consult your dentist.

There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however, many of the products are too abrasive and can damage the teeth with extended use or misuse. Supervision by your dentist is always the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.

There is a pad or disk that separates the jaw bone from the base of the skull. The primary cause of the “popping” occurs when you open your mouth too wide and the jaw bone “pops” off the pad or disk. Treatment is not required unless pain is associated with the “pop” or the jaw locks.

How are we managing COVID-19?  Read our safety practice policy.

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