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Dental 6ta & E represents the idyllic place for receiving dental attention in all areas of oral medicine, from general dentistry to specialist’s care, providing traditional therapies and alternatives treatments.
We provide a wide range of dental treatments, like Root Canals, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Teeth Whitening, Smile Makeovers and much more. Thanks to our experience and affordable prices, we are your best dentist in Tijuana.

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Dental 6ta & E provides dental treatments to the patient and the community with a biological approach in all its areas without forgetting the traditional principles.

Offers esthetic and restorative treatments with cutting edge materials and gives holistic options, keeping in mind that the tooth is an organ… Read more


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We are here to take care of the patient and offer oral health. This dental office was created to serve the patient and the community. You are cared for in a friendly and not hostile atmosphere focused on making you feel comfortable and without intimidation. Read More


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About Us

Dental 6ta & E is funded by the vision of dentist Walter De La O, Biological Dentistry/Orthodontist.



Dr. De La O begins to practice biological dentistry at Sanoviv Hospital and two years later he is promoted to Head of Dental Department where he carries out this function until the year 2013.


On this year Dr. De La O is certified as Orthodontist and Maxillofacial Orthopedist by A.M.O.M.


Dr. De La O starts Excelencia Dental, working on it for more than 7 years.


Dr. De La O begins the Orthodontics specialty and is certified as Orthodontics Specialist by I.D.A.P. Dr. De La O funds Dental 6ta & E on September 2012 and this way offer better service to the patient, as well as continuing offering traditional and alternative dental treatments.

Experience in Oral Medicine

Dr. Walter De La O has more than 12 years practicing metal free dentistry and 10 years doing biological dentistry. He practiced at Sanoviv Hospital as head of the dental department from 2001-2013. He applies his knowledge in all the different areas that he masters standing out in the treatments of holistic dentistry, orthodontics and replacement of amalgam with resin combined with oxygen/ozone therapies.

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In orthopedics the treatment is achieved with the use of apparatus

Orthopedics is part of dentistry where the treatments can be done with removable or fixed apparatus. The ideal age to start is between 8 and 10 years old, but it can be done since age 3 eliminating habits, like sucking your finger, sucking your lip or tongue, mouth breather.
Unlike orthodontics, where brackets, arches and elastics are used as part of the treatment, in orthopedics the treatment is achieved with the use of a dental device.
With the use of retainers, dental and skeletal movements can be attained, which means problems that are related to the size and form of upper and lower teeth can be corrected this way altering the patience profile in a positive way. Usually brackets are used when finishing orthopedics.




Orthodontics is the use of brackets that are attached to the teeth and later an arch can be placed, which will achieve dental movements.

The brackets can be metallic, ceramic or porcelain. The elastics can be transparent or different colors. They are usually placed from age 16, although it can be from age 12. photos

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Invisalign in Tijuana


The Invisalign treatment consists of the patient begin fitted with a customized plastic aligner that moves and shifts one’s teeth back into position without the need of wires.

Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign treatment provides much faster results, are more visually appealing, since they are virtually undetectable, and they do not cause any discomfort while eating or cleaning teeth.

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Root Canal


It’s the dentist duty to remove dental cavities when one exists on a tooth. If the cavity already invaded the dental nerve, the dentist will also get to the nerve one he removes it.

Faced with this situation there are only two options, tooth extraction, that is remove it along with its root, or the root canal.
Root canal means to remove the tooth’s nerves, clean the canals where they were and finish it filling them with medicine. This process can be done the traditional way or with a biological protocol.
It is important to know that once you finish with the root canal, a post has to be made, either metallic or ceramic, and finish rehabilitating the tooth with a crown.

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Having beautiful, white, cosmetic teeth is very important for oral health, self-esteem and overall appearance, especially if we are talking about upper and lower front teeth.

People whose teeth are stained, mottled, cracked or crooked can develop the habit of hiding their denture, covering their mouth with their hand as they speak, learn how to smile without showing their teeth or even drop into depression. In the past these types of problems could only be corrected with full crowns or orthodontic treatment. But now we have the advantage of doing dental Veneers or Lumineers.

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Digital X Ray


“… with the use of digital X Ray we are able to reduce the amount of radiation by 80%

The use of X Ray in dentistry is routine and, in certain cases, indispensable.
Even though the amount of radiation used in dentistry is minimal, with the use of digital X Ray we can reduce the amount of radiation by 80%. Read more



1 out of 2 Americans has periodontal disease

Periodontics refers to the illnesses that take place “around” the tooth that is, the gum, the bone and the ligament. These illnesses are known as gingivitis, periodontitis or periodontal disease and in most cases do not produce pain.
Periodontal disease is so aggressive that compromises the immune system 24 hours a day. Even though it is very frequent a lot of dentists are unaware that it must be treated before starting other treatments, like crowns or implants. In cases, where it is known that the patient is diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, circulatory or heart problems, it must be considered as a priority.
The key for controlling this illness is when the patient is more proactive with his dental hygiene at home. This is achieved with education on our behalf with the appropriate care of your mouth promoting the health area with natural remedies and products, and choosing the right vitamins and nutritional supplements as well as their quality.

Maxillofacial Surgery


… it is preferable that the maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgical procedure

It is preferable that oral surgeries are performed by the maxillofacial surgeon.
We are trained to do routine or not complicated dental extractions, but we also know how to recognize our limits in our capacities and judge when it is preferable that the maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgical procedure.
This way the procedure is faster and the healing and post operatory is better.
We offer intravenous sedation done by an anesthesiologist medical specialist. Unlike general anesthesia, with sedation the patient enters a semi-sleep state or unconscious with the ability to respond when he is spoken to.
Local dental anesthesia is also used. It has an additional cost and it depends on the age and state of health of the patient.

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… it is the closest you can get to replacing the lost natural tooth.

When someone loses a tooth, whatever the reason, he only has 3 options and the implant is one of them, followed by the fixed bridge and the removable bridge, without any order of importance.
With the implant you have the advantage that the teeth adjacent to the space aren’t reduced, it is something permanent not removable, esthetic and it is the closest you can get to replacing the loss of the natural tooth.

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Teeth Whitening



… obtain whiter tones in your teeth.

With teeth whitening you can eliminate stains, pigmentations and attain whiter tones in your teeth.
It is common to whiten only the 6 frontal upper teeth, in other words, from canine to canine. It is important to know that if there are resins or crowns in one of these teeth, these will not be whitened.

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Biological Dentistry


The easiest way to understand what biological dentistry is when you comprehend that the mouth is part of the body and that any treatment performed on it impacts the patient’s health.

The teeth are organs, the same as your heart and your liver, and every time we do a treatment on them, we are aware of the impression it can make on other areas of your body or of your health. That is why we work with biocompatible materials and with a holistic approach relying on natural remedies, vitamins and herbal therapy, oxygen—ozone therapy and, when necessary, on alternative and homeopathic doctors.

BioCybernetic Dentistry


Each one of our teeth represents a part of our being.

With these studies we can understand the dynamic there is between our teeth and other parts of our bodies.
The teeth are present since the first months of life and sometimes, since birth. In these organs, lessons learned, experiences and emotions are recorded that we acquire while we grow and develop. Each one of our teeth represents a part of our self.
We understand that the mouth cannot be treated as a separate part of the body. On the contrary, it forms an essential part of it. One cannot be healthy without taking care of their oral condition.
The oral treatments that we offer and perform are done with this in mind and have the finality to heal the whole body, not just the mouth.

Oxygen / Ozone Therapy

Ozone has been used in medicine since long ago and dentistry is not an exception. It is useful for treating gingivitis, periodontitis, healing after an extraction or dental surgery, root canals and infections.
It is an oxygenator, revitalizer and antioxidant. It is available in gas, ozonized olive oil and ozonized water.
It is important to know that, in dentistry as well as in medicine, each time that we talk about ozone therapy we are really referring to oxygen-ozone therapy (more than 99.98% is oxygen .02% is ozone) but for practical reasons we refer to it simply as ozone therapy.

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About Bruxisim (Clenching and Grinding)

On June 3, 2017


Do I clench? Am I a grinder? How can I tell? What’s the difference between one and the other anyway?

These are important questions that some of you may have asked. Others may have been told by their dentist that they are doing it, usually followed up by recommending the use of a mouth guard or night guard. In some circumstances, when a dentist detects signs of clenching and grinding he may recommend crowns, tmj treatment (temporal mandibular joint, located right next to your ear canal), selective  tooth grinding, among other things. I agree on all these treatments as relief for someone who suffers from this malady and I also like to get to the root of the problem, to know why my patient clenches and grinds.

So, let’s start by the title of the problem and take it from there. If you bring your teeth together and all upper and lower teeth are in contact and remain in this position, that’s clenching. If, while holding this position without bringing your teeth apart, you begin to move your mandible back and forth, left and right, even if it’s just a minor movement, then that’s grinding. And a bruxist is the patient who does the combination of both. Simple, right? In my opinion, you can’t be a grinder without being a clencher.

Ok, so let’s go back to the definition of clenching. Take into consideration that your upper teeth should only  make contact with their antagonist lower teeth while 1) chewing, 2) swallowing food, liquids or saliva 3) if you are using a protective guard, like during sports and 4) when your jaw searches for its ‘rest position’, lateral and prognathic movements… technical stuff not worth explaining. So this means that in any other situation other than these four, if you find yourself making upper and lower teeth contact, you are probably a clencher. Think about it, if while reading a book, driving, watching TV., even walking and you catch yourself making teeth contact, you are perhaps a clencher. Then, if after this you move your mandible around, then you are maybe a grinder as well; this normally occurs during the night.

Signs that might indicate you grind during sleep hours:

• You wake up feeling like you were chewing gum all night, like if you were lifting weights with your cheek muscles (weird, I know), you feel your whole body relaxed and ready to start your day but you feel your mouth tired.
• You see signs of wear and tear on the chewing surfaces of your teeth or around the gum line
• Your teeth are sensitive, especially around the gum line
• You begin to break teeth, fillings or crowns
• You have tmj pain

If you are assessed by a traditional dentist and he detects one or some of these signs, then he will recommend the according treatments. It is usually something like this:

• Sore chewing muscles = night guard
• Teeth wear and tear = fillings
• Sensitive teeth = sensitive tooth paste
• Broken fillings, teeth = crowns
• Tmj pain = referred to tmj specialist

Now let’s quickly review why you could clench or grind:

1.- Stress
2.- Anxiety
3.- Nervousness
4.- You developed a nervous tick
5.- Restlessness
6.- Traumatic reaction
7.- A previous dental filling was left too high
8.- You need braces ( malocclusion)

Personally, reasons #1 through #6 are all the same to me. They all come down to being stressed. Number 7 and 8 need to be attended accordingly. In my point of view, the main reason why the majority of people clenches and grinds their teeth is due to stress. Any type of stress, you name it: going through traffic, work, neighborhood, family issues, money, love, losing a love one or your job, expecting a child, winning the lottery, bills, among other. The first question to ask you is: “What could be stressing me out?” If you don’t have an answer, try guessing one. And this is step number 1: Identifying what is stressing you out. It is often the toughest step of all since it involves some deep inner awareness. Step number 2 is to deal with that issue appropriately to bring your level of stress down. It can be something as simple and routine as reading a book all the way to going to Yoga classes. It’s all about identifying what is the cause of stress and then dealing with it ; if it’s done naturally, all the better, although in some cases pharmaceuticals or non pharmaceuticals remedies are necessary. This might include one or many of the following:

• Doing Yoga, meditation or similar
• Praying
• Reading a book
• Walk in the beach or in a natural setting
• Begin your spiritual path
• Talking to a religious figure of your church
• Taking up a sport
• Breathing exercises
• Homeopathic
• Being assertive
• Among others

Easier said than done, right? Choose one or two that resonates to your lifestyle, something that would be simple for you to do and ease your way into them. So what can I, as a dentist, do for you in the mean time? Offer you a night guard, also called mouth guard or splint.

The guard is not the treatment for bruxism; it’s only a palliative solution while you work on what is stressing you out. The guard does two things for you: 1) keeps from grinding your tooth structure away (you’ll be grinding the acrylic away and you will need to replace it once you puncture through it) and 2) it will reprogram your jaw muscles and tmj to bring your grinding level / force down.

The trick is to control your stress level so you don’t have to depend on a mouth guard for the rest of your life.

On a personal note, every one of us needs to deal with stress in some way / level or another. Very few people live a stress-free life; I only know of one friend who lives like this, Johnny Blackburn. It is hard to get around stress, especially if it’s waiting for your right around the corner, on the next traffic light or once your reach your office. You cannot control any of these factors; it’s impossible to get rid of them; since you didn’t create them you cannot destroy them. The only thing you CAN control is how YOU are going to react to it. How your body is going to respond to stress…. and here is the magic of it all, you have absolute power over this. You can look stress right in the face and then be cool about it since you now have the information and tools to work on how your body will reply to it.

And in the mean time, let’s do your mouth guard.

What you need to know about Periodontal Disease

On April 3, 2017


Many of us have heard the term ‘periodontal disease’ but few have really considered this problem as a disease, that is to say, as an actual ailment.

Periodontal disease or periodontitis is the second stage of a first one, gingivitis. If you have it and do not take care of it, it can escalate to periodontitis, thus being more destructive and even more difficult to control. It can be with or without pain, reason why is considered very aggressive. If detected by your traditional dentist, they will probably offer deep pocket cleanings and antibiotic remedies as a treatment.

The approach that I like to take is, first of all, educating the patient of what this disease consist of. I believe that this is the first and most crucial step of all, having the patient actually understanding what his disease is, how it started and how to treat it at home by changing some routine oral hygiene habits. Think about it. This is an illness that the patient is living with 24/7 and is important that he acknowledges and address this malady with its importance. I consider that treating it is 80% patient compliance along with home care treatments and remedies and 20% dental chairside attention. It is very easy for the traditional dentist to just say “You need several appointment of deep pocket cleanings; after that, I will need to see you 4 times a year to continue with them”. Two things happen when saying this statement: 1) First, the dentist is taking away all sense of wellbeing responsibility from the patient; he is practically saying “I will do all the treatments; there is nothing you can do on your own”. And, 2) the dentist is almost giving a lifelong sentence of ‘deep pocket cleanings’ to him.

I prefer to empower my patients into being proactive in their gum care.

The dentist will clean his patient’s teeth, let’s say in about 60 min at the dental chair. But what will happen once the patient steps out of the dental office and has a taco and is not properly instructed on how to keep his deep pockets clean? Exactly, he will turn into a lifetime patient for deep pocket cleanings. A pretty awesome scenario for the dentist, not for the patient.

After educating the patient and providing him with sufficient knowledge to comprehend the whole scenario, he understands how his disease is directly linked with heart conditions and blood circulatory problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You cannot completely take care of one without addressing the other; they go hand in hand.

Part of the education is to offer alternatives to traditional gum disease treatments. Many patients previously diagnosed with this ailment have had treatments and have continued struggling with his problem even after many years have passed since first detected. Gum disease can be controlled and, often, reversed but not if you continue doing your routing oral care habits at home and on the road. My approach is with support from holistic and alternative dentistry, remedies that can help you recover bone loss and receding gum line, often being able to improve deep pockets depths, teeth mobility and reduce tartar formation. Adding Schussler’s cell salts and xylitol into your diet can have a great impact on your oral and systemic health. Working with ozone gas and ozonated water greatly improves the outcome of your treatment. Reviewing the basics also helps a lot, that is to say re-learning how to brush, floss and the type of mouthwash to use.

Feel free to schedule an appointment to have a dental consultation in Tijuana along with gum probing and full dental x ray series to determine if you have gingivitis or periodontitis an to know and learn how to address it with a natural approach and you’ll be on your way to a better, healthier lifestyle.

Wisdom Teeth

On August 12, 2016

The wisdom teeth are the last ones to form, they erupt outside the gum approximately around the age of 17 and 22, but if there isn’t enough space in the mouth to fit them or if these molars come in a bad position (inclined) it could cause a lot of discomfort and pain. The most common problems caused by wisdom teeth in a bad position are cavities, either on them or on the tooth next to it, infection, bad breath, gum and crowded teeth problems. Also for being in the back of the mouth brushing becomes more complicating which favours bacteria to accumulate.

In my experience I recommend to extract these molars between the age of 16 and 24, because at this age the roots are less developed and the complications are minimal when removing them. Besides being young the tissue heals up better than when you are an adult.   

The way we evaluate how your wisdom teeth are doing is with a routine consultation, where we take an X ray which we’ll be able to determine if it’s better to keep the tooth or extract it.

If your molars comes in a good position we can do a routine extraction, if the molars comes inclined or blocked by bone, an oral surgery needs to be done.

Wisdom teeth are unpredictable and can cause discomfort at any moment, taking a pain killer will only make it better momentarily, it is better to take away the pain by its root.  

Teeth Whitening

On July 27, 2016

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested procedures done these days in the dental office because it is a simple and painless process and that gives an aesthetic benefit in only one hour.

We have to keep in mind the reasons why teeth start to turn darker. The first reason is age, because you start to lose the enamel layer and the dentin makes the tooth look more yellow; the second reason is the metal and/or composite restorations. With time, metal starts to pigment the rest of the tooth a greyish color and the composite when turning porous starts to pigment because of the drinks and food we eat. The third reason would be that the tooth has a root canal which devitalizes it and turns it grayish; and lastly the external agents like tobacco, coffee, wine and other tinted foods.

There are two types of teeth whitening, the interior and the exterior; the interior whitening is only done when a tooth has lost its pulp (root canal) turning grayish. The exterior whitening is a procedure that is done the most because of its aesthetic purpose, here we use a 40% hydrogen peroxide based gel which is applied to the surface of the teeth in 2 intervals of 20 minutes each.

It is important to know that the only side effect produced by a teeth whitening is dental sensitivity, which can be controlled by desensitizers.

The cares after doing the whitening will help the result last for more time, therefore the patient must be aware that his diet and habits will be what contributes to this result.



In my experience as a patient, I have experienced excellent care, the highest standard of care mixed with the highest standard of ethics. Ethics comes with holistic attention to the patient and to the planet through the practice of biological dentistry. The English language of Dr. De La O is excellent.
- Jude Gladstone Cade, Patient


All my amalgams were removed and they substituted them for mercury free material. I feel better and I look better!
- Paco Romero, Patient


Me encantó la limpieza, decoración y música de relajación lo cual hace el medio ambiente más relajado. Muy atentos, no hubo dolor en el proceso de mi atención. En la aplicación de la anestesia excelente. Definitivamente es un lugar 5 estrellas. Aparte son 3 doctores, cada se especializa en algo, y eso hace que tengas de todo en un solo lugar evitando ir a otros lugares si te recomiendan un tratamiento que a veces cualquier otro dentists que trabaja solo no ofrece. Ah, y tienen estacionamiento privado!
- Rosa Tejedo, Patient

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