How Much Do You Know About Fluoride? Try this Quiz

True or False BlackboardFluoride is synonymous with taking care of your teeth. You can find it in most toothpastes and mouthwashes available at any store. Children who aren’t getting sufficient fluoride are usually offered supplemental tablets and fluoride treatments by their dentist as an extra preventive measure. Fluoride has the ability to strengthen teeth internally and topically. Corona dentists at Dental Associates of Corona will challenge you to a quiz on fluoride.

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Q1. True or False – Fluoride is a man-made chemical additive. (more…)

Temecula Dentists Describe Toothaches and How to Relieve Them

TeethGrindingToothaches have so many possible causes. Some are obvious, involving direct injury or infection of the tooth in question. Other problems near the teeth can mimic toothaches, such as sinus infections and deviated septums. Today, your Temecula dentists at the Oasis Family Dental will explain some potential causes of toothaches, and an unusual potential pain relief.

Common Toothache Causes

Cavities can be tiny and symptom free, or deep and well into the roots of your teeth. Bacteria are in your mouth by the thousands, and all sorts of infections can occur to teeth and gum tissues. Tooth abscesses happen when infection goes too far and is localized in one spot that resembles a pimple on your gums. Gingivitis (early gum disease) usually has no symptoms of physical (more…)

Strep Throat? Should You Throw Away Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrush Orange and PurpleEveryone knows the discomfort of dreading every single swallow when you have a terrible, piercing, stabbing sore throat. Common wisdom dictates that you should throw your toothbrush away (or replace your electric toothbrush head) if you’ve had a significant illness. The fact is, bacteria can grow on toothbrushes. However, one particularly unpleasant illness – strep throat – was recently studied, and to the surprise of scientists, dentists, and probably your own well-meaning mother, you probably don’t need to replace a toothbrush after a bout with strep. Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group, will tell you more about this fascinating research. (more…)

You’ve Chipped a Tooth? Riverside, CA Dentist Gives Advice

Broken TeethThere are many different ways that you can chip a tooth. Accidents happen. You might get hit by an external source at such a high velocity that your tooth can’t withstand the impact. You may bite down on something hard at just the wrong angle. If your teeth are not healthy, and suffer from internal decay, you’ll be at an even higher risk for breaking a tooth. If this should happen, your Riverside, CA dentists at Riverside Dental Group can help repair the problem. (more…)

Movie Snacking Can Damage Teeth, Says Moreno Valley, CA Dentists

PopcornSummer is just around the corner, and this marks the time that some of the best blockbuster films of the year start coming out in theatres. There’s no better way to beat the heat than sitting in a dark, air-conditioned movie theatre, watching an exciting flick and munching on delicious snacks. Unfortunately, some of the most popular movie snacks – popcorn and chewy, gooey, gummy, or caramel candies – can wreak havoc on your otherwise healthy teeth.. Moreno Valley, CA dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley will tell you more about how you might be able to avoid movie-snack tooth damage. (more…)

Temecula Dentists Answer Question: What is a Prosthodontist?

ProsthodontistDid you know that losing one single tooth could lead to more? Over time, if you don’t replace the tooth, not only can your other teeth drift and shift out of place, causing a crooked or misaligned smile, but your jawbone can begin to deteriorate at the site of the missing tooth. Your roots signal minerals and vitamins to be sent to that area of jawbone so no tooth means diminished density. The specialty in dentistry that focuses on replacing missing teeth is prosthodontics. Your Temecula dentists will tell you more about how we can help our patients restore their smiles. (more…)

Fresh Breath for Mother’s Day from Riverside Dentists

Kissing Mom on CheekMoms can be the very best, but they also know how to embarrass us like no one else. When you give your mom a hug and a kiss for Mother’s Day, wouldn’t you be horrified if she announced, “your breath smells horrible.” Having good breath isn’t just for the benefit of our significant others. Everyone that we’re close to stands to catch a whiff of halitosis if we don’t keep things in check. Twenty percent of bad breath cases have nothing to do with oral health, but that means 80% of chronic bad breath cases manifest in our mouths. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will offer you some tips on attaining breath that your mother can be proud of.

Dental Self-Care for Good Breath

One of the simplest ways to solve certain bad breath problems is by simply improving oral hygiene. Gum disease and tooth decay can both cause bad breath as bacteria infect the tissues of your mouth and multiply in the warm, moist environment. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy may (more…)