Think about what you feel like when you don’t eat for a while. Now, think about what you feel like when you are getting really, really hungry, your stomach is rumbling, and you’re doing something that causes you a little bit of stress. Not a wonderful sensation? We didn’t think so! Your Moreno Valley dentist would like to remind you to eat before you come in for your dental care! “Really?” you might think to yourself, “I thought I was supposed to skip snacks and meals before visits!” Nope. Not true! (We’ve got additional details ready for you).
Does that sound like a trick question? You might hear your dental office mention the importance of “preventive checkups” and wonder what goes on at those appointments. You know that your teeth get an extra-thorough cleaning, removing plaque that has hardened into tartar. Sometimes you have X-rays, to check for hidden problems between teeth and under the gum line. Your dentist will also check for signs of serious issues like impacted wisdom teeth (in younger patients) and oral cancer (in patients at any age.) (more…)
Have you been dreaming about porcelain veneers? Have you made a secret board on your Pinterest page? Perhaps you haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. However, we haven’t heard from you. You haven’t called to schedule a visit with your Riverside dentist to talk about this very exciting and transformative cosmetic treatment. Is it because you’re not sure you really want them? Or, maybe like many patients, you don’t know how to get the experience started. We’ll help with everything.
Do you find that you go back and forth in your mind when you consider cosmetic dentistry? One second, you’re completely committed to learning more and moving forward with improvements. The next, you feel far too overwhelmed to think about it any longer. This type of mental volley can become tiring! Instead of feeling unsure (and then feeling bad about your uncertainty), we suggest you do two things: First, give yourself a break! Next, talk with us. It doesn’t mean you’ve committed to care. It just means you’ll feel informed and can move ahead from that better starting point.
Have you heard any rumblings regarding your dental hygiene recently? In the past? Just today? If you read or heard a rumor of any kind about your flossing, whether you need to do it, etc., then you might be ready to celebrate. This is particularly if you heard a rumor that you don’t need to floss. However, before you jump for joy and throw a party, we suggest you stop and recognize that sometimes too-good-to-be-true rumors are just that: Rumors. How to figure out what’s really going on when it comes to your flossing requirements? Well, your Corona dentist is happy to explain, of course!
You might be so used to biting your nails that it’s not really something you worry about too much anymore. Sure, you hide your fingers from time to time, so nobody can see the evidence of this habit. However, as for any other concerns, they may not have made it onto your radar. Your Riverside dentist would like to remind you that nail biting is dangerous for you! Consider some reasons and then spend some time reflecting on why it’s time to do something about it.
It may often seem impossible to lose your Invisalign treatment trays. You generally keep them close, you only take them out to brush, floss, or eat, and the idea of actually misplacing them seems impossible. We understand how you feel about this topic but we happen to have heard it all many, many times before. As a result, we’d like to extend some reminders, so you recognize how important it is to put forth the extra effort to keep them very safe.