Charcoal Toothpaste: miracle product?

Charcoal in your toothpaste!‘Activated Charcoal’ is the ingredient in a new breed of toothpastes advertised to whiten your teeth. It is an abrasive similar to baking soda, silica or pumice. It may remove surface stains just as well as other abrasives. Be wary of claims that charcoal will strengthen enamel!  Other ingredients within the toothpaste…

Dental Kidspeak

In healthcare lingo, dentistry exists as a specialty to assist people in the prevention and treatment for dental disease.  The main causative agent dental disease is bacterial; an invisible and silent enemy for the most part.  Most of us are aware that left untreated, these bacteria eventually lead to quite painful and always inconvenient sequelae.…

License to Drill

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Did you know that after graduation from dental school, every dentist in California must keep their license updated with 50 units of dental education?  Drs Hill and Schneidmiller have attended the California Dental Association convention for 27 consecutive years and procured many units at this site.  The Southern California Convention takes place in Anaheim, right…

Family Dental Home

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 When Dr Hill and Dr Schneidmiller first came to their practice, their dream was to create a dental home where generations of people could feel comfortable and confident with the care they are given.  All ages of people would be welcome, from toddlers to great-grandparents, and everyone inbetween.  After a couple of decades, this is…

Tooth Sleuth!

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How Your San Diego Dental Detectives Can Determine the Proper Course of Action So you’ve got a toothache.  You are certain it’s inside one of your teeth somewhere inside your head. Beyond that, you’ve got so many other things on your plate that additional details have escaped you. After a quick call to Dianne at…

Dental Eyesight

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Using Dental Glasses to Keep Your Teeth Healthy At Hill & Schneidmiller DDS, we love to teach our patients about dentistry and some of the inner workings of our dental practice.  We believe that transparency is good, and are happy to broaden the horizons of all those who seek knowledge and would like to learn…

Music for Dental Ears

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 Possibly the most important of senses for a dentist to use is the sense of hearing.  Dr Hill and Dr Schneidmiller are particularly adept at listening to people.  Hearing what each person has to say, especially in the case of a toothache is tantamount to a proper diagnosis.  This can take some time, as most…

Our Practice

What Sets Our Practice Apart From the Rest… THERE ARE PROBABLY good things to be said about most of the practices out there, but we’re confident that we’re one of the special ones.  Here’s a couple reasons why: Our Tools Dr Hill and Dr Schneidmiller use state of the art instruments not only to optimize the quality…

When I Grow Up

This is a picture of San Diego’s oldest schoolhouse, located on Mason Street in Old Town, originally built in 1865.  Just to clarify, none of the team from Dr Hill and Schneidmiller’s office EVER attended the Mason Street School (!), but it is a fascinating place to visit as a museum/historical site. The life of…

Fooled Ya!

Fooled Ya! Our team is not immune to the practical jokes some folks play on others on April the first each year.  Granted, the pranks are not always funny, but there’s a few below that will test your smile muscles!! Years ago, Eva was impatiently waiting on an acceptance letter to hygiene school, and her…