How Can I Alleviate Problems With Jaw Pain And Stiffness?

Jaw pain and stiffness should not be a regular aspect of your daily life. If you are continually impacted by difficult or uncomfortable movement when biting, chewing, and speaking, it can suggest a problem with TMJ disorder. People who experience TMJ disorder have their problems caused by different issues that result in improper jaw joint alignment or movement. To alleviate this tension, and to bring down tension on your joints and muscles, your Riverside, CA dentist can recommend treatment with a custom oral appliance. Oral appliance therapy can reduce tension, positively change your bite movement, and put a stop to your pain! Because many people have issues with teeth grinding while struggling with TMJ disorder, we are also prepared to address this problem and any damage that has affected your enamel. (more…)

Can I Set Up Emergency Treatment Over A Toothache?

You may see emergency dental work as just something for patients who have physical injuries. While trauma should be taken seriously, this is not the only issue that can demand attention on short notice! A patient who is struggling with a painful toothache can reach out to us to have treatment performed at an emergency dental appointment. During your visit, your Riverside, CA dentist will find the cause for your discomfort and treat the problem so that it no longer causes discomfort. A toothache can be caused by an advanced cavity, one that needs to be treated through root canal therapy to be stopped. Once that is performed, we can restore the tooth with a custom crown. (more…)

How Veneers Help Patients Address Frustrating Smile Flaws

Your dissatisfaction with your smile can affect your confidence, which can lead to social difficulties and negative feelings that bring down your quality of life. Fortunately, these concerns you have about your smile can be addressed through cosmetic dentistry! Even if you feel that there are several problems that need to be addressed before you can be truly confident, you can find that one procedure is enough to give you the appearance you truly want to show the world. At our Temecula, CA dentist’s office, we are ready to help patients interested in showing off smile improvements. With porcelain veneers, we can restore your appearance through the placement of thin shells that make significant changes while minimizing any changes to your tooth structure. (more…)

3 Problems That Can Call For Emergency Dental Work

There is not a single type of dental emergency that you need to be worried about. There are several issues that can arise suddenly, put your smile at risk, and require treatment on short notice. Physical injuries are often of concern, as damaged enamel, or problems with a loose or lost tooth, can call for urgent care. However, you should also reach out if you start to experience pronounced discomfort without an obvious cause. At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, patients who experience dental emergencies can contact us to have the appropriate restorative dental work performed on short notice! (more…)

What Does Your Dentist Do To Help Kids Prevent Cavities?

Before kids are old enough to brush and floss for themselves, their parents take on an active role in cleaning their teeth. This daily commitment to their smile care is important. In addition to protecting them against oral bacteria that can cause tartar formation and cavities, you can help your kids see dental care as something important. As valuable as your role is, you should remember that you are not the only person who can help your young ones avoid trouble with their oral health. Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office provides support and guidance for kids during pediatric dental exams. We also provide additional services that can make them less likely to experience trouble with decay. (more…)

Should You Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign Treatment?

What has stopped you from starting orthodontic treatment? Patients sometimes hesitate to even mention an interest in straightening their teeth because they assume they will need metal braces. If you worry about this, you should know that there alternatives to these appliances. Our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office is prepared to meet with patients and discuss the benefits of using Invisalign aligners to straighten their teeth. With clear aligners, you have the ability to correct gaps and overlaps without committing to a conspicuous and fixed appliance. Remember that orthodontic work is about more than just making your smile more attractive. You will also be able to correct issues that can lead to TMJ disorder and more oral health issues when you straighten your teeth. (more…)

The Lasting Benefits Gained By Fighting Tartar Buildup

What can you do to fight tartar formation? If you are keeping up with good brushing and flossing habits on a daily basis, you can remove plaque deposits before tartar actually has the opportunity to form. With that said, many people who are confident in their routine can learn that some deposits are present at their next routine dental checkup. Fortunately, your hygienist can clear them away so that they no longer make you vulnerable to problems that will require restorative dental work. While tartar removal is not the only service provided at a routine checkup, it is an important one, and certainly one that you should not go without. (more…)