Oral Cancer and Oral HPV Linked by Temecula Dentists

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 at Dental Associates of Corona will answer some or your queries.  (more…)

Moreno Valley, CA: Cosmetic Braces Available

. 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.

Questions

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…)

Woodcrest Dentist Say It’s Okay to Have Your Gum and Chew It, Too

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…)

Are Your Teeth Out of Line? Clear Braces May Be Your Solution

at Riverside Dental Group will explain this invisible alignment system in greater detail.

Invisalign Benefits

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…)

Crowning Your Tooth as the King of Your Mouth

Crowns may have represented riches and royalty in history. Dental crowns signify something altogether different – dental restoration. If you have lost or broken a tooth due to injury or decay, a crown might be the best way to restore both form and function to your teeth. Sometimes crowns can end up becoming ill-fitted, or fall out completely. Corona dentists at Dental Associates of Corona will explain more about a possible loss of integrity with dental crowns.

Black Lines from Dental Crowns

Materials used for dental restorations have significantly improved over the years. Metal is not as common in dental restoration procedures anymore. Tooth-colored composite-resin materials, porcelain, zirconia and other such strong and natural looking fabrications are more often chosen (more…)

Teeth Whitening FAQs from Woodcrest Dentists

at Riverside Dental Group will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening options.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Q1. Do whitening toothpastes work?

A1. Usually only slightly. The whitening agents added to toothpastes that promise whitening may clean some stains from teeth. However, the best you can really hope for would be making your teeth about one shade lighter. (more…)

Common Toothache Scenarios Highlighted by Riverside Dentists

from Riverside Dental Group will discuss some common toothache scenarios.

Scenario #1: Tooth Decay

Cavities that are detected early usually have few or no symptoms. Patients that do have pain as a result of cavities most often describe their discomfort resulting from contact with extreme hot or cold temperatures. However, if your tooth decay spreads down below the enamel of teeth and into and through the root canals, an actual (more…)

Lingual Braces Explained by Moreno Valley, CA Orthodontists

Our highly-skilled and experienced Moreno Valley orthodontists are happy to offer patients of all ages an array of treatments that will suit individual needs. Traditional metal braces are still a fine choice for many people. However, some adults and teens who are particularly self-conscious about the idea of sporting braces tend to have a lot of questions about the more discreet options we offer. There are ceramic braces, and some people make great candidates for Invisalign, which is a system of alignment trays that are almost completely clear. However, perhaps you would make be a perfect patient for lingual braces. Have you ever heard of them? Are you curious? Read on if you would like to learn more about this incognito form of orthodontics. (more…)