Happy New Year! What Are Your Resolutions for 2014?

what do you resolve to do in 2014?

as usual, the beginning of every new year brings resolutions front and center. while some of these resolutions fall away, one resolution which we always keep at mcgann facial design is the never-ending desire to stay updated and current on the latest in jaw surgery. that is why later this month, dr. grant mcgann will attend the 2014 arnett orthognathic surgery forum (aosf). this event affords the opportunity for some of the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the world to get together to discuss new surgical techniques and approaches as well as share difficult or illustrative cases.

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the aosf was established as an annual meeting in 1995. the …

Holiday Party Goodies – Which Sweet Treats Should You Skip?

Happy Holidays! It’s Our Favorite Time of Year…to Eat!

Let’s face it. Food choices at holiday parties can be overwhelming. What’s best for your waistline? What’s healthy for your teeth and what’s not? “Too much of a good thing” is never more true than during the holiday season. Avoid cavities this holiday season (and stay healthy) by choosing nice alternatives to naughty sugary offenders. It is completely impractical to suggest complete avoidance of holiday goodies, so try enjoying in moderation to make sure you receive the gift of great oral health!


Take our quick quiz below and see if you know which treat is best for your teeth!

Q: If you’re trying to avoid staining your teeth – red or white wine? A: White wine. Both red …

10 Interesting Dental Facts

At McGann Facial Design, we take dentistry very seriously. But we think teeth can be fun too! Here are ten interesting dental facts that will make you smile.

1. According to several studies in the field, around 75% of American adults struggle with some form of periodontal disease, and 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by age 17.

2. Some people choose to put a cap on their toothbrush, believing that this will protect the brush from accumulating bacteria. In fact, the cap acts as a collector of bacteria, mainly because of the moisture that forms within.

3. Babies do not carry food decay bacteria, but they can get dangerous oral health bacteria from their mothers when they kiss the baby, …

A Patient Story: As Good As It Could Be

Frank Wahl is 90 years old. And he has a long story to go along with his years – both personal and dental. But, he assures us, “I’m sure you don’t want to hear all that at this time.” Years ago, in his youth, he broke off 4 of his front teeth. As a result of that trauma, those front teeth were ground down, and his dentists placed gold posts upon which permanent teeth were attached. Fast forward to his young adult years and his entry into the armed forces. Unfortunately, he developed some problems with those gold-posted implants, and they were replaced by a bridge. That bridge, thankfully, has lasted for over 62 years!

No stranger to extensive dental work, Frank found himself in need of some more help …

Giving Thanks

As Thanksgiving will be upon us next week, we want to take a moment to extend our gratitude and thanks to our wonderful patients and practice partners in San Diego and beyond.

Our passion is taking wonderful care of anyone who walks into our practice, and this starts the minute a patient is referred to or learns about McGann Facial Design. From learning about our us and our practice via our website all the way through surgery, we care about every detail; and we treat people the way we would like to be treated. It’s not complicated, but it is critical to ensuring that our patients and referring colleagues have a positive experience with McGann Facial Design.

Thank you again for making McGann Facial Design one …

Oral Cancer Awareness – Early Detection is Key

What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers. The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the five-year survival rate for oral cancers is roughly 50 percent.

The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 50 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease. The most frequent oral cancer sites are the tongue, the floor of the mouth and soft palate tissues in back of the tongue, lips and gums. Oral cancer can be represented …