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David Son DDS: The Irvine dentist who cares about your health

Hello! I am Dr. David Son. Thank you for visiting the virtual home of my practice. When you make David Son DDS in Irvine your dentist, you can count on a level of care that has a positive influence on whole body wellness.

Irvine, CA dentist bring a fresh perspective to wellness

David Son, DDS is not like any other dental practice you have experienced. You feel the difference at your first phone call. The commitment of Dr. Son and his hand-picked team to the health of patients shines through in every interaction, from knowledge sharing to regular checkups, complex procedures and follow-ups. If you are looking for a dentist in the Irvine, CA area who does more than fix teeth, it is time to treat yourself to Dr. Son’s level of biological dental care.

Warm environment

It is a simple fact that most people feel a bit nervous about a trip to the dentist. While location and amenities may not be the most compelling factors in your choice of a healthcare provider, a welcoming approach sets the stage for comfortable, relaxing care.

Dr. Son selected 13925 Yale Avenue in Irvine as the home for his practice for its cheerful façade. It is just minutes from the Santa Ana Freeway, and the dental office has ground floor access. There is ample free parking in this uncrowded retail center, with shopping and dining nearby.

The soothing interior décor encourages a deep exhale, as you are greeted by smiling faces and the aroma of complimentary beverages. While some medical offices are repurposed shops, this space was designed specifically to Dr. Son’s requirements for an elegant dental office focused on patient comfort, housing the latest technologies for diagnosis and treatment.

Our people

Dr. Son has a unique combination of professional credentials and experience not found in other dental professionals. He, of course, holds a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and is licensed to practice in the state of California. With a passion for helping patients find the highest possible quality of life, he pursued specialized training in sleep disordered breathing, dental implant surgery, and naturopathic medicine. He attained certification in ozone therapy, dental implantation, Invisalign treatment, and Waterlase dentistry. Most importantly, he applies those focused skills with the human warmth and artistry that comes from more than 25 years of experience in treating real people – not just teeth.

The team of front desk staff, treatment coordinator, assistants, and hygienists bring well over 60 years of combined experience in the field of dentistry to build lasting relationships with patients. They make sure you are treated as a valued individual, whose concerns and opinions matter.

What biological dentistry can do for you

“Biological” refers to the physiology, behavior, and other qualities of living organisms. “Dentistry” refers to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, and other interconnected structures. When you combine these two concepts, you end up with not only a powerful way to keep your smile healthy; biological dentistry also keeps your entire body functioning at its healthy best. When your body is healthy, you are able to live life to the fullest. So, as a biological dental practice, David Son D.D.S. differs from conventional practices in several areas. These differences collectively contribute to an office that improves patient wellbeing in a safe, comfortable, and convenient manner, while preserving natural, healthy tissues:
  • Biological dental practices focus on dental techniques, procedures, and products that enhance your life. For instance, dental inlays and onlays may be recommended as a conservative alternative to full-coverage crowns. Inlays and onlays (partial crowns) preserve maximum natural tooth material. Patients benefit from this approach because they enjoy a more natural appearance and feel, and the repaired tooth functions like a natural and healthy tooth. Conventional restorative treatments have involved removing otherwise healthy tooth structure to accommodate dental materials.
  • Biological dentists use technologies and other advancements to create the most comfortable, pleasant experience possible. For example, lasers can be used to prepare and sterilize oral tissues, and to treat conditions gently, precisely, and quickly. Laser technology presents an alternative to conventional dental drills and other instruments that inspire fear among patients. This “light-touch” approach also promotes natural and efficient healing, and minimizes post-treatment discomfort, bleeding, and swelling. Likewise, ozone therapy presents a painless, bloodless alternative to traditional, invasive gum disease treatments.
  • Biological practices believe every material placed in your mouth should be non-toxic, and shouldn’t pose additional risks of adverse allergic effects or sensitivities. For instance, tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin are a biocompatible alternative to the silver-colored fillings made from an amalgam of metals, including mercury. A known toxin, mercury has no place at an authentic biological dentist’s office. Likewise, biological dental implants are made from a type of ceramic, zirconia. These implants are a safe, tissue-friendly, and metal-free alternative to dental implants made from titanium.
  • True biological dentists are not only “mercury-free”, they’re also “mercury-safe.” What that means is equipment and processes are in place to safely remove the amalgam filling that contains mercury, and to replace it with an attractive, biocompatible composite resin filling. These safeguards account for how mercury can be released in the form of vapors and particles during the process of removing the amalgam. Protective garments and state-of-the-art ventilation technologies represent some of those measures that are designed to keep the patient, staff, dentist, and planet safe by minimizing mercury exposure.
Most of all, biological dentists like Dr. Son gets to know each patient so that they can tailor treatment that accounts for evolving needs. Biological practitioners appreciate how conditions such as diabetes, new medications, stressful life events, or changes to diet can affect oral health. Likewise, biological dentists prevent and treat those oral conditions that can have such a profound effect on other parts of the body, and on the ability to manage conditions like diabetes.

Many treatment options

Your teeth, mouth, smile, lifestyle, and budget are not like those of any other person. Dr. Son and his team understand. They offer a broad range of services and biologically-friendly treatment options to help you enjoy the smile of your dreams, without compromising your health.

A time-tested, nonsurgical tooth replacement method.
Metal-free caps for aesthetic enhancement and functional restoration.
They look natural while providing conservative, durable cavity repair.
Biocompatible ceramic materials blend beautifully with natural dentition.
Dr. Son is a certified provider.
An individualized process to determine the safest available materials for your restorations.
Natural disinfection and healing, without harsh chemicals.
Effective gum disease treatment using gentle soft tissue lasers, ozone therapy, and deep cleaning.
For nervous patients or extended procedures, Dr. Son offers nitrous oxide gas, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation administered by an anesthesiologist.
Qualified oral appliance therapy based on Dr. Son’s residency training at UCLA.
Physician-grade ingredients and professional results achieved in the comfort of home.
Dr. Son brings real relief to patients, with advanced training and more than a decade of experience.
The premier treatment for smile enhancement.
Titanium is NOT your only choice for long-term tooth replacement.
Dr. Son is a member of the IAOMT and follows mercury safe practices.


What biological dentistry can mean to your health

Each time you chew or grind on an amalgam filling, mercury vapor is released. Depending on the ability of your immune system to manage toxic loads, mercury – whether inhaled, ingested, or absorbed by soft tissues – has the potential to cause serious neurological problems presenting as nervousness, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, memory problems, depression, numbness, and tremors. Since the body is not adept at flushing mercury, it accumulates over time, leading to muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, impaired motor skills, respiratory difficulties, and changes in sensation, vision, hearing, and speech. Holistic dental care helps to alleviate this risk.

Gum disease is an infection silently raging 24/7/365. Pathogens from infected gums are known risk factors for stroke, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Biological dental care gets gum disease under control and manages it effectively.

Bone cavitations from improperly extracted teeth, and allergy or sensitivity to materials used in dental restorations can have profound impacts on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Treatment from a dental professional with a deep understanding of the mouth-body connection aids in resolving underlying causes of health problems.

Environmental pollution, and modern diets and lifestyles present many challenges to wellness. Dr. David Son is the dentist that health-savvy individuals in the Irvine, CA area trust for knowledgeable guidance. Call (949) 565-4929 to schedule an appointment.


Dr. David Son

Dr. David Son - Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. David Son brings a wealth of experience gained over two decades as a top biological dentist to our practice in Irvine, CA. He is recognized as an exceptional dentist due to his expertise and qualifications, among which is training in biological dentistry from the Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland: Dr. Son is one of the few dentists in California to have been trained at this prestigious biological dentistry institute. His expertise benefits patients who are seeking advanced biological dental treatments from a dentist dedicated to excellence.

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