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Dr. James Speckman, located in beautiful Ventura, California, provides the finest family and cosmetic dentistry at Speckman Dental Care.  Proudly serving patients from Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard, Camarillo and surrounding areas, Dr. Speckman provides friendly pain-free service with the latest technology including Cerec Crowns.

Read just a few of the letters from Dr. Speckman's patients (click here).

Saturday and evening appointments are available. Call Us at (805) 644-9751, or book an appointment online:

It's just a cleaning........!"

You may have said these very words in the past. We, as dental professionals, may have minimized the importance by saying "It's just a cleaning today!" as you were checking out after your appointment. As time progresses and science advances, more information comes to light. Dental cleanings promote good dental health and also effects one's overall systemic health.

Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered periodontal (gum) disease is a result of the interaction between the bacteria in the mouth and one's immune response to the infection. The gums become inflamed and pro-inflammatory mediators give rise to periodontal disease. Basically, the bacterial plaque creates an infection and the body responds by using its mobile army called the immune system to fight the infection. All the fallen soldiers sacrificed to fight the infection create a zone of inflammation.

These same pro-inflammatory mediators that are present in gum disease are involved in heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and even Alzheimer's disease. Chronic oral inflammation may enhance the negative effects of all these diseases.

So the next time you say, "Oh, it's just a cleaning!", you may want to add "...and it just might help me to live longer and a lot healthier to boot!".

And so it goes.....

Your dentist,

Jim Speckman

Dr. James Speckman D.M.D.
Professional Credentials
Doctor of Dental Medicine:
University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1985

Member of:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society
International Association for Orthodontics
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums often caused by plaque. Many people don't know they have it.

* 1 in 2 American adults have it.
*  It's usually painless, but it can get worse if left untreated.
*  If left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, which can result in bone decay and tooth loss.
Los Angeles CEREC

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including patient feedback & dental hygiene tips!!!

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Toothbrush Maintenance

Straight Teeth are Healthier Teeth
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Single Tooth Replacement

Earlier Fluoride Treatments?
Dental Care for Children
Chewing Gum - Yea or Nay?
Periodontal Maintenance
Are Crooked Teeth a Problem?
After the Braces Come Off
Tooth Discoloration
Real Pain?
Are Your Gums Sending You a Message?


4080 Loma Vista Road, Suite B - Ventura, California 93003 - (805) 644-9751

Tuesdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Thursdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
One Saturday a month - call for details


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