Do you assume that with every passing birthday, your smile is one step closer to losing one tooth, then another? Perhaps you have long associated with getting older with tooth loss. This is, unfortunately, a very common belief. However, it is not true! Your Riverside dentist would like to help you better understand the connection between your older years and what makes this time seem as though it is directly connected to losing your teeth (and what you really need to know to ensure all remains well). Need some help with your smile? Call our Riverside, CA practice today!
When you discover you are expecting, it’s a moment that, in addition to bringing with it a very powerful emotional response, also brings oh so many questions! While it might not have been first on your list, at some point you likely thought to yourself: So, now how do I care for my oral health? This is a very relatable and common question, as there are many rumors out there about what to do and what to expect. As you’ve likely already come to realize, in just about any situation, if you have questions about your smile, the best place to direct them is to your Riverside dentist. Let’s give you the basic rundown of how to begin approaching your smile now (and then, of course, we look forward to seeing you soon at our Riverside, CA practice!).
As you know, sometimes, you can end up with a smile health concern that you don’t notice because it’s a sneaky one. For instance, decay can start to develop but it’s so mild and so early in the game that you cannot feel or detect it. You don’t sense it! So, it’s up to us to find the issue, inform you, and offer treatment during your dental visits (which you should be scheduling with our Temecula, CA practice every six months). However, sometimes, your senses give you some clear indications that something is different. During these times, it’s best to call us up just to come in to make sure all is well, suggests your Temecula dentist. Consider some details!
You are already very familiar with the things that can cause your smile to stain. When someone mentions the fact that coffee can lead to a yellowed grin, this isn’t news to you. However, when you are fairly certain you’re not indulging in any of the usual suspects but you still find yourself with smile stains, it can be quite confusing. Your Corona dentist would like to take some time to introduce you to potential factors that are frequently overlooked and that can steer your smile toward a less than vibrant finish. (Remember, our Corona, CA practice offers cosmetic treatments that will help!).
You may love the idea of using a modern, streamlined, beautiful electric toothbrush as you get your smile clean and sparkling. However, you may also not be doing so just yet because you have questions and uncertainty about who is supposed to be using this seemingly magical dental hygiene product. Is it for everyone, you wonder? Our Riverside, CA team knows you might even check them out online or at the store but you hesitate to actually purchase one. No problem. Your Riverside dentist is happy to help you figure out whether this is a good option for you or not (Psst: It is!).
Do yourself a very big favor: Take your Moreno Valley dentist’s suggestions regarding gum disease very seriously. Why, you ask? Is this really a big deal? After all, you’re an adult and you’ve still never had any run ins with gum problems, so what’s there to worry about? The truth is, it can happen to you any time! You could even have gingivitis right now without realizing it. So, take a moment with our Moreno Valley, CA practice to sort out and reflect upon some important details, which will allow you to breeze on through life without ever having to worry about your periodontal tissues.
Yep, there are lots of things going on when you deal with sleep apnea. First, you’re not sleeping like you should be, so you’re probably tired. You might think that the best way to fix this is to take sleeping pills. Next, you may find that you’re dealing with problems from the snoring and choking throughout the night, such as a sore throat. You might also have a headache in the morning (this happens when your brain doesn’t receive the oxygen it needs!). So, you may then also pile on pain relievers during the day. Every time a new symptom arrives, you may find that you’re treating it medicinally but you’re not getting the problem to actually go away. This is the point at which our Riverside, CA team reminds you: What you really need is sleep apnea treatment! As for your attempts at spot treatment, let’s talk about why it’s not going to work for you.