Many people fear going to the dentist so acutely that they will avoid appointments even at the cost of their teeth. Unfortunately, when you avoid dental checkups and procedures, the very issues you have with your teeth are likely to transition into problems that require even more invasive procedures in the future. When you consider oral-systemic health (the connection between your mouth and body) and the compelling links that oral health may have to heart disease, strokes, arthritis, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, there are even more reasons to keep your teeth health by going in for a dental checkup if you are due. Your Corona dentists at Dental Associates of Corona, explain how drinking a nice cup of tea before your appointment might help alleviate some of your dental anxieties. (more…)
How’s your history knowledge? If you look around you, all of the items throughout your house, the car you drive, the materials that build your home, your clothing…there’s so much to our lives and each thing has a story. Dentistry has a rich and fascinating history, just like many other things. Your Woodcrest dentists from The Oasis Family Dental Group would like to test your knowledge on the history of dental sedation.
Q1. True or false – Approximately ¾ of the American population has some level of dental fear.
Q2. True or false – Nitrous oxide in dentistry has been used for the last 50 years.
Q3. True or false – Abraham Lincoln was extremely anxious about going to the dentist. (more…)
Germs, germs, everywhere. They’re on your clothes and in your hair. Bacteria run in and out and all over your body by the thousands. Inside your mouth alone, you have over 600 different strains of germs. Some of them are good guys, and some are bad guys. Certain germs can make you physically ill inside different parts of your body. And there are those in your mouth that like to wreak havoc in their very own home, causing infections such as tooth decay and gum disease. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group, would like to challenge you to a quiz on the bacteria in your mouth. (more…)
Metal braces appear complex and indestructible. Taking up all of that room in your mouth, pulling and pushing your jaw and your teeth in different directions, it’s no wonder traditional braces haven’t changed very much over the years. They do work. When you see a treatment such as Invisalign, it’s easy to assume that these clear, delicate looking alignment trays couldn’t possibly get the same job done as traditional orthodontics. Perhaps they’d work for minor orthodontic needs, but nothing compared to real braces. The Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will compare Invisalign to other orthodontic options.
Have tin grins ever really been “in?” Not so much, but there are certainly many people who have dealt with them. Anyone who has worn cumbersome metal orthodontics can attest to the drawbacks of bulky brackets and wires. Among them:
- Excessive and uneven plaque buildup
- Mouth sores
- Trouble flossing
- Soreness when tightened
- Too many appointments
- Embarrassing when food gets caught in brackets
- Unattractive in pictures
On the other hand, Invisalign works just as well for many orthodontic issues without those disadvantages. The pricing is comparable and the alignment trays are comfortable and invisible. The treatment time is generally parallel. And you can even take the alignment trays out when you eat, brush, and floss.
What About Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers have the potential to perfect dental flaws by covering over chips, cracks, breaks, and fractures completely. However, the results will not last as long as any orthodontic option, most likely. Even more importantly, if your teeth are extremely overcrowded, overlapped, close together, or difficult to clean because of crookedness, you are better off to straighten your smile rather than just covering teeth up. Having a straight and evenly spaced smile will ensure the ability to keep your teeth clean and healthy, thereby avoiding tooth decay and gum disease.
Orthodontic Options from Riverside Dentists
If you have any questions about orthodontic services, your Riverside dentists would be happy to see you for a consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry for the whole family. If you are due for a dental checkup or cleaning, or you have any concerns, contact our 92506 dentist office at (951) 369-1001. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.
Your teeth are as important an element of your health as many of your vital organs. In fact, studies on oral-systemic health show that oral health can directly relate to your heart, brain, and nervous system. Sometimes we take parts of our bodies for granted if they appear to be in good working order. Unfortunately, there’s more to your teeth than just the crown that you see when you smile. Underneath the gumline, there is a whole system of nerves, roots, and tissues that are epicenters for each tooth. Your Moreno Valley dentists would like to challenge you to a quiz on the many aspects of your dental health.
Without toothpaste, your oral hygiene endeavors wouldn’t be nearly as successful at keeping tooth decay at bay. Toothpaste is an essential element in the best oral health possible. However, if you have cosmetic dental work, you have to be careful of the abrasiveness of the toothpaste you choose. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will explain why you might want to be especially leery of whitening toothpastes.
Figuring Out the Right Toothpaste for You
There are over 100 choices in the average aisle of a supermarket. With all of the bells and whistles of the various tubes before you, how can you know which one is the right one to clean your teeth without harming them? If you have spent the time and money to procure a procedure such as (more…)
Think of all of the ways that your teeth could end up injured. The simple act of eating can put your teeth in danger. Processed, packaged foods and restaurant meals alike can be suspect. Hardware from machinery such as small screws, or other metal objects could be buried in your meal. All it takes is one unknowing chomp, and…crack. Your Woodcrest dentists from The Oasis Family Dental Group will tell you more about the symptoms and treatment for cracked teeth.
Cracked Teeth: The Symptoms
It may seem odd to dedicate part of this blog to the symptoms of cracked teeth. Obviously, the main symptom is the big crack in your tooth, right? Cracks in teeth can actually be anywhere from deep and painful to subtle and indiscernible. You may feel the initial jolt, but your tooth seems (more…)