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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.
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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.
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).
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.
With Cosmetic Dentistry 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.
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Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA Your calendar is a constant reminder of upcoming events and social gatherings. Whether a night out with friends or a big event, like a school reunion or first date, you probably have one thing on your mind – how you will look. Picking out the perfect outfit may seem like
Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA You’ve probably been preached to by one of your parents, the dentist, or learned in school about the importance of good oral hygiene. There really are good reasons not to take that advice with a grain of salt. Dr. Nicol Cook, a family dentist in Poway, wants to share with
Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA If you have been reading our blog for any length of time, you know how important it is that you get your teeth cleaned and receive a thorough dental checkup twice a year. While you may be tempted to forgo that appointment, don’t! Find out from one of Poway’s family
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.