Do you have any exciting tales of losing your tooth as a child? Did you ever have a trusted relative attempt to tie your tooth to a doorknob and slam the door to aid in the final extraction? Perhaps your grandpa would say, “let me wiggle that tooth” and then fool you by yanking it out. How could you be upset? It didn’t hurt, and now you would be getting a visit from the tooth fairy.
Losing teeth can be a very exciting occasion for a young child, but along with these changes should come regular preventive dental care for your little one. There is more to losing teeth than a dollar under the pillow. Your Temecula dentists at the Oasis Family Dental will talk more about the oral health of our littlest patients. (more…)
Dental sealants are a fantastic way to give your children an extra leg-up in their early dental care. Just like fluoride, sealants don’t replace regular brushing and six month checkups, but they are part of the preventive dentistry puzzle, adding strength and barriers on your children’s developing teeth to hopefully help them avoid cavities for years to come. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group would like to challenge you to a quiz on dental sealants.
Q1. True or false: Dental sealants help protect hard-to-reach teeth. (more…)
If you’re lucky, your six month checkups and cleanings and diligent oral hygiene, will suffice in keeping you with a mouth full of healthy teeth and gingival tissues. Unfortunately, genetics, putting off dental visits, forgetting to brush and floss too often, and traumatic dental injuries can all lead to possible problems. Some of these dental issues are obvious, but other symptoms can seem unfamiliar. The Moreno Valley general dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley will discuss dental red flags that should make you consider picking up the phone. (more…)
The link between oral cancer and oral HPV is a huge breakthrough in preventive dental health. There was a time in history where stereotypes abounded regarding the risks of oral cancer. In general, people tended to believe that older gentlemen who smoked and drank regularly were the main people who needed to worry about oral cancer.
Now we know that human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in the world affecting women of all ages. This is why women are now tested at their annual pap smears. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has collected data to show that roughly 20 million people in the United States are infected with HPV. All of this information leaves women with plenty of questions about the HPV virus. Your Temecula dentists at Dental Associates of Corona will answer some or your queries. (more…)
Orthodontics have evolved with technology, trial, and error. Fortunately, some of the best (and least conspicuous) options are available from your Moreno Valley, CA dentists. Are cosmetic braces something you might be interested in? Have you weighed all of the options beyond traditional bracket-and-wire braces? Try your hand at this quiz and figure out what you already know, while possibly learning something new at the same time.
Q1. True or false – Invisalign is a one-size-fits-all treatment that only works for a small selection of orthodontic needs.
Q2. True or false – Technology will allow you to get a sneak preview of the way your future straightened smile will appear.
Q3. True or false – Only one set of aligners will be necessary for your Invisalign treatment.
Q4. True or false – You won’t need to brush your teeth while you are wearing Invisalign, as the aligners create a protective barrier for your teeth. (more…)
Are you a gum chewer? Some people are all day chewers, while others find gum to be an unpleasant habit. If you’ve ever stepped or sat on the sticky substance, or seen someone loudly chomping and smacking away on a piece of their favorite chewing gum, you probably know why some people attach negative connotations to it. Our Woodcrest dentists at Riverside Dental Group believe that there are many good things about gum, provided you choose the right type to chew.
No Toothbrush? Try a Stick of Gum
Brushing your teeth after every meal is ideal in terms of oral hygiene. But it’s not always possible. If you are stuck somewhere without a toothbrush, following a sugary or high carbohydrate meal, a (more…)
We recently spoke about the different orthodontic options we offer. For people that will fair best with bracket-and-wire braces, we are happy to help. However, there is no doubt that certain candidates will find Invisalign to have many advantages to them in terms of orthodontic potential with inconspicuousness. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will explain this invisible alignment system in greater detail.
There are different reasons for turning to an orthodontist. For patients with over-crowding, cross-bites, poor spacing, under-bites, or over-bites, Invisalign invisible aligners may very well be a (more…)