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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.
Our team has received Advanced Training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Neuromuscular Dentistry, TMJ Disorders and Sleep Breathing Disorders at LVI. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the world’s premier learning center for neuromuscular dentistry is recognized by dentists around the world as the premier post-graduate institution for continuing education in Neuromuscular Dentistry.
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

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.

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Would you like to find out the cause of  your TMJ pain, jaw pain, headaches and migraines? Have you seen multiple doctors to find relief and still in pain? You might have an imbalance in the relationship between your posture, the muscles of the head and neck, jaw joints and the way the teeth fit together (bite/occlusion).

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

If you snore and have a narrow throat opening, you might be at high risk for sleep apnea. With a home sleep study Dr. Cook can do the initial screening for sleep apnea. This screening is done using a home portable monitor and you’ll wear it while you sleep, in the comfort of your own home and your own bed.

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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..

common dental problems for adults
5 Common Dental Problems for Adults

Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA Children are not the only ones who have to worry about cavities. Dental problems can occur at any stage of life, even in adults. However, as you age, your risk of specific dental problems increases. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, and visiting your

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Tips on Easing a Toothache at Night

Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA The presence of pain in your mouth could be caused by several different reasons and create issues when speaking and eating. Whether you have pain while eating, drinking, or continuous pain that never seems to end, it can seem to increase in the middle of the night. Talk about timing!

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3 Signs that you need a Dental Crown

Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA Dental crowns, also known as caps, are an important part of restorative dental work, improving your smile when your natural teeth are damaged. Not only do they serve as an aesthetic upgrade to your smile, but they also provide strength and stability for a damaged tooth. How do you know

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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.

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