Truths about Gum Disease

GUM DISEASE IS AN EPIDEMIC  – More than 60% of patients who visit a dental practice once a year have some level of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is not as visually evident as many other dental problems. Therefore the first step in the process must be a diagnosis.   GUM DISEASE  IS PAINLESS- Patients don’t wake up in the morning in pain from periodontal disease. …

Gum Disease: What You Should Know

If you have gum disease, you need to seek treatment in order to save your teeth.Many people don’t realize that gum disease is actually an infection. If your gums are bleeding or swollen, it means your gums are infected with bacteria and if left untreated, the infection can eventually destroy the structures that anchor your teeth to your jawbone. The …

About Dental Implants for Tooth Restoration

Dental Implants can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene. Dental implants offer a more permanent solution than bridges or crowns for people who have lost one or more teeth. A dental implant serves as an anchor for a new replacement tooth. It is surgically attached to the upper or lower jaw where a tooth has been lost due to …

About Crowns for Tooth Restoration

I see many people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who have been a bit lax on their dental health. The good news is, there are always ways to restore your teeth’s appearance and oral health. Crowns are a good option for many people. Heavily decayed teeth are too weak to function or their own, or even with a filling. …

Online Dentist Appointments Now Available

If you like being able to select and book your dental appointment with the simple click of a mouse, then try our new BookNow scheduling feature. It puts you in charge of your dental appointment by viewing all the days and times that are available for a visit to our dental office. From dental cleaning and tooth pain to fixing …

Baby Boomers and Dental Wear

If you are a Baby Boomer who is wondering, “What happened to my teeth?”—you are not alone. In my practice, I see many people in their 50s and 60s who, for lots of reasons, neglected their dental health. The most common excuse? The expense of raising kids and putting them through college. At this stage of their lives, they may …

The Use of Dental Implants and Designing a Smile

When dental implants were introduced to restorative dentists it opened up many options for patients. Before, removable partials dentures and porcelain dental bridges were our only choices. Today integrated implants along with very material looking Zirconia crowns have changed all expectations. Zirconia crowns have no metal in them. This type of crown is very strong and allows tooth color to appear very material. Since Zirconia crowns contain no …

DENTAL FILLINGS

The most common reason teeth break is some dental fillings are very large, they also re-decay. Small dental fillings do not break as easily. At times the tooth structure becomes weak and fatigues. You have to remember we many times eat hot foods followed by a cold drink. This causes micro-expansion and contraction of the old dental filling materials. The pressure …

TOOTH PAIN – Huntington Beach

Oral pain can be a debilitating thing to deal with. Sometimes it is caused by gum inflammation, or having something stuck between your teeth. Dental pain is commonly caused by tooth decay, or a  cracked tooth or filling. Dealing with  dental pain depends on the kind of pain you have.  For gum problems, you can purchase over the counter ointments, 20%  Benezocaine.  Dental flossing can …

Dental Tooth Ache – Huntington Beach

Oral pain can be a debilitating thing to deal with. Sometimes it can be caused by a sore spot on your gums or having something stuck between your teeth. Dental pain is also commonly caused by tooth decay or broken tooth filling. This is the kind of pain that can stop someone in their tracks. Dealing with the dental pain …