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Straight Talk About Straight Teeth

Want the skinny on how to get straight teeth without the bulk of metal braces taking up space in your mouth? Read on! What is Invisalign? It wasn’t long ago that metal band and bracket braces were the only option out there to achieve the straight teeth of your dreams. Luckily, that is no longer […]

Laser Dentistry – The Wave of the Future

What is Waterlase technology? Who hates the sound of the dental drill? Almost everyone. Would you like a better way to get your cavities filled without the use of the drill? Dr. Montoya has the technology to do that through Laser Dentistry. He has implemented Waterlase technology; a laser that uses energy and water in […]

Better Sleep = Better Life!

Have you ever felt as though you had a great night’s rest, only to end up drowsy the next day? Perhaps your loved one complains and says your snoring is obnoxious. Do you feel as though you are constantly short of breath throughout the night? Do you wake frequently? If so, you may be among […]

October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! This month is all about bringing awareness to the importance of good oral health and hygiene.   The goal of this month is to raise awareness of habits that promote a healthy smile and educate patients on “The Daily 4” in hopes that this set of guidelines will become […]

What do you mean my insurance is not going to cover my orthodontic treatment????????????

Be-in-the-know! This is a “Hot Topic” with Smile Direct, Candid and other mail-in orthodontics… (which we absolutely do not recommend- see more about that by reading on to the end of this post.) Insurance company representatives are expressing real frustration with these mail in aligner services. What’s happening is that patients are under the impression […]

Tongue Tie or Lip Tie?

My name is John Montoya. In addition to being a general and cosmetic dentist for the last 17 years, I am a father of three and supporter of breastfeeding. When my children were born it was difficult to see my wife and children experiencing struggle during the beginning stages of breastfeeding. Each child presented a […]

Keep It Cheesy for a Long-Lasting Smile

You’ve heard people tell you to say “cheese” when you’re having your picture taken, probably more times than you can count. There is another reason you should be saying “cheese” … or “YES” to eating cheese. Although Dr. John Montoya and our staff routinely encourage our patients to brush their teeth after eating, the one […]

June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is National Smile Month, Dr. John Montoya and our […]

Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!

“The purpose of all war is peace.” – Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is what Memorial Day is all about. It is a […]

The Secret to Fresh Breath

Bad breath: We’ve all dealt with it. You’ve been around people who have it and, like it or not, you have had it yourself. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but how do you know if you have it? There is actually a simple test you can do to see if you have bad breath. […]