If you underestimate the benefits of flossing, you can have an easier time skipping it, or leaving it out of your oral care routine entirely. By doing this, you increase your risk for problems with tooth decay as well as gum disease, plus you make yourself more susceptible to a buildup of tartar! As thorough as you can (and should) be while brushing, it will be difficult for you to effectively clean the spaces between teeth without flossing. Unfortunately, while these spaces are difficult to reach with brush bristles, bacteria and bits of food can find their way in and create problems that call for restorative dental work. Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can provide guidance on better oral care during routine dental exams, just as we can offer work during your visit that protects you from potential problems. (more…)
As soon as a child’s teeth start to arrive, parents have to concern themselves with protecting those teeth against decay. While kids typically pick up the responsibilities of brushing and flossing their own teeth at a relatively early age, the support you give them before and after this point can help stay safe against dental decay and gum disease. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can provide support for children during their pediatric dental appointments. We can also help with matters concerning daily care by giving kids guidance on the value of their oral health. Because our practice serves patients of all ages, your own routine dental exams also give you time to talk with your dentist about what you should be doing to help your kids avoid cavities at home! (more…)
How alarmed should you be after chipping your tooth? Any sort of dental trauma is a concern, though some injuries require more attention than others. Sometimes, a chip can be slight enough to be addressed with cosmetic dental work, but a seemingly minor injury can make the placement of a dental crown necessary. At our Temecula, CA dentist’s office, we can provide an evaluation of the tooth to see what kind of care might be right for you. If the matter is ignored, you may find that your “small” problem has weakened your tooth enough to cause more physical harm.
If your tooth reacts badly when exposed to hot or cold items, or if you frequently have to limit pressure on it because it has become sensitive, you should worry about a potential dental problem. Sensitivity, pain, and other issues like swelling and discoloration can warn you that a tooth needs to be treated for a cavity. Cavities that cause these symptoms can require root canal treatment, as bacteria may have already infiltrated your pulp and started attacking the nerves within. General sensitivity can be a sign of other concerns, such as gum line recession or enamel erosion. Our Corona, CA dentist’s office can help those who struggle with different problems that involve some degree of dental sensitivity. (more…)
The fight to stop tartar from forming on your teeth is an important one. Tartar deposits that form will not budge when you brush and floss, which means they stick around to cause problems with dental decay and gum disease until your next professional teeth cleaning. Fortunately, you can keep your smile safe against the buildup of harmful debris through a consistent brushing and flossing routine. The effort you put toward keeping your teeth clean will keep oral bacteria and food debris from gathering, which prevents the formation of plaque. Be sure to brush and floss thoroughly in order to stop tartar accumulation in areas that are difficult to reach. Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can offer guidance on smart oral care when patients have questions. Through guidance and preventive dental care, we can help you avoid frustrating issues with cavities and periodontal problems! (more…)
After a person loses a tooth, they can lose more than just confidence in the way they look. That single gap in their smile can create difficulties for them whenever they try to bite and chew. Over time, this can mean more wear and tear on remaining teeth, and it can also create stress on your jaw joints and muscles. At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can provide prosthetic dental work that helps improve your dental function as well as your smile! Thanks to the support from dental implants, lifelike dental prostheses can be counted on to stay in place even when you put pressure on them by biting and chewing. In addition to helping your dental function, this support helps you avoid problems with jawbone deterioration, a concern for those who are missing teeth. (more…)
If you are committed to keeping your smile completely intact, you should take your periodontal health seriously. Problems with gum disease can lead to several difficulties, including the destruction of tissues that keep teeth in place. People who struggle with poor periodontal health can lose a tooth, or multiple teeth, as that attachment loss occurs over time. You can avoid this experience by committing to protecting your gums. To do this, make sure you consistently clean at your gum line every time you brush and floss your teeth. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can provide more support for your gum line through the dental cleanings provided at your regular exams. If you show signs of gingivitis during an appointment, we can discuss the benefits of periodontal treatment to stop the condition from worsening. (more…)