Category: Oral Health

Your Moreno Valley Dentist’s Breakfast Quiz

We know that when you’re dragging yourself to the breakfast table and the only thing you’ve got on your mind is your morning coffee, the last thing you want is someone telling you coffee is bad for your smile. However, it is acidic and it can lead to some issues for your oral health. However,… Read more »

Your Moreno Valley Dentist’s Q&A: Tongue Scraping

Have you ever seen a tongue scraper in the dental hygiene aisle? When you hear someone mention tongue scraping, does it sound like some unusually cruel act rather than a beneficial part of your daily care? If so, your Moreno Valley dentist suggests you learn more about caring for your tongue with this tool. You… Read more »

3 Questions You Should Ask About Tooth Extraction

When you’re told that a tooth needs to be extracted, the prospect might not seem like a pleasant one. Yet in some cases, it’s the best option for restoring a smile, and if extraction is already necessary, then hesitation might make matters worse. Because teeth don’t grow back, however, your dentist will ensure that tooth… Read more »

Fluoride Quiz

Your Moreno Valley dentist wonders how well you know the role that fluoride plays in your oral health. Are you certain about what you need to do to take it in or whether you need to be careful regarding the amount? This is a topic that can be tricky for many patients, often because they… Read more »

Addressing A Toothache

Are you worried about coming in to see us for your toothache because you’re concerned something serious is wrong? Fortunately, whether you’re dealing with a bit of irritation or an infection, there’s no reason to hesitate. The more quickly we identify and address the problem with our compassionate care, the sooner you will return to… Read more »

Quiz: A Toothache

When a toothache comes on, you may find yourself feeling frantic. Does this mean you will need your tooth removed? Should you schedule emergency dental care? Maybe you are overreacting and just need to take a pain reliever, buck up, and give it a few weeks to see if the problem goes away. Because sudden… Read more »

Fun Ideas For A Sweet, Sugar-Free Easter

Are your children getting pretty excited about the quick approach of Easter? Are you not quite so excited, as you find yourself wringing your hands in agony? After all, your little ones are imagining baskets full of chocolate bunnies and all you can see is the potential for furniture covered in chocolate fingerprints … and… Read more »

Improve Your Flossing In 2016

Do you give a second thought to your dental flossing habits? Perhaps flossing is a task you perform occasionally when something is stuck between your teeth or when you’re feeling like it’s time to up your preventive care game. The good news is that as long as you are flossing once a day, you’re already doing a… Read more »

Simple 2015 Smile Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means 2016 will soon be here. As you know, this is a wonderful time to reflect on the year that has passed, making decisions about how you will approach life in the New Year. As you spend some time thinking about all that has happened, we… Read more »

Mysterious Headaches? Think “TMJ Disorder”

Headaches aren’t always the first thing people think of when they think of dental discomfort, but many people with seemingly-unexplained headaches can blame an oral health issue. Aside from trouble with your jaw’s movement and varying types of pain, headaches are another common sign of a jaw dysfunction known as TMJ disorder. The condition affects… Read more »