Corona Dentists Explain Differences in Various Toothpaste Brands

at Dental Associates of Corona will talk more about discerning abrasive levels in oral hygiene products.

The Abrasion Scale

A balance is necessary in formulating a toothpaste that will do everything you need for proper preventive dental care without damaging your teeth. Particles in your toothpaste create that grainy feel and provide the scrubbing action that will clean plaque, bacteria, and debris from the surfaces of your teeth. While it’s easy to fall into a line of thinking that the more abrasive (more…)

Temecula Dentists Describe High Filling Issues

at Oasis Family Dental, will tell you more.

Identifying a High Filling

For a dentist and a patient, figuring out if success has been achieved with a filling can be challenging. Your mouth is numbed for the procedure, so answering questions about how your new (more…)

Riverside Dentists Explain the Downfalls of Oral Piercings

Piercings are commonplace in many cultures on different parts of the body. In the United States, we’ve thought nothing of piercings in the ears for many years. Over time, people have made piercings on other parts of the body transition from scandalous to no big deal. The theory of those making a fashion statement with a piercing might be that this does not have to be a permanent form of self-expression. Unfortunately, when it comes to oral piercings in the lips or tongue, there is more at stake than the brief discomfort of getting pierced. Tooth damage and even tooth loss are possible complications of oral piercings, as your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will explain. (more…)

Moreno Valley Dentists Answer Questions of X-Ray Safety

Concerns of too much exposure to radiation are commonly expressed by patients at their preventive checkups. The idea of a camera that can take internal images of your body seems like science fiction, so it’s no wonder that x-rays can be hard to wrap your mind around. However, you may be surprised to find out that our bodies naturally give off a small amount of radiation. Due to this fact, you actually receive as much radiation from sleeping next to someone for a year, as you would from getting dental x-rays on your teeth. Your Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, will explain why radiation from x-rays is nothing to worry about. (more…)

Dental Cleaning Rundown from Riverside Dentists

at Riverside Dental Group want you to feel comfortable going in for your biannual checkups. Like any matter of health, when people have anxiety and procrastinate on checkups, not giving attention to smaller issues, things can get much worse. What was once a small cavity that might just need to be rechecked in six months could swiftly become the necessity for a root canal procedure or an extraction, and then a replacement tooth. Wouldn’t you rather just stick to the schedule and keep up with your cleanings every six months rather than face the diagnosis of a severely decayed tooth, or worse?

Your Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists haven’t always existed in the field of dentistry, but just about any dentist would be the first to point out how valuable they are to any well-run dental practice. Hygienists are expected to achieve a complete education at an accredited dental hygiene school. Without a license, they won’t be able to find a job. The clinical examination and national board exam are (more…)

Riverside General Dentists Recommend Healthy Gums for Healthy Teeth

Gum tissues are a large part of the anatomy of your mouth. However, you may not give your gums much thought as long as they’re properly doing their job. Look in the mirror the next time you get a chance, and flash yourself a wide grin. Do you see how your gums literally frame your smile? Picture the look of your mouth without them.

Beyond aesthetics, gingival tissues (when healthy) protect your teeth from the thousands of bacterial strains that take up residence inside your mouth. Gum disease is a prevalent dental health issue, afflicting as much as 80% of the American population. Good oral self-care and regular dental visits can ensure the good health of your gingival tissues. Read today’s blog from your  at Riverside Dental Group to learn more about the importance of keeping your gums healthy. (more…)

Moreno Valley Dentists Crown the Queen of Dental Restorations

Moreno Valley Dentists Crown the Queen of Dental Restorations Tooth decay is more than just a little cavity. It’s an honest to goodness infectious disease that results from the spreading of a bacterial strain called Streptococcus mutans. They are generally transmitted to babies by their parents, siblings, or caregivers. Only 1% of the population is impervious to S. mutans, however, so you are highly likely to deal with cavities at some point in your life. Your Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley will offer some helpful information about the ways that we can restore decaying teeth, including dental crowns. (more…)

Corona Dentists “Root” for Root Canal Therapy

at Dental Associates of Corona will explain more details about root canal therapy.

What is a Root Canal?

Who needs root canal therapy? In mild cases of tooth decay that only affect a small surface portion of any given tooth, a dental filling will generally do the restorative trick. However, not everyone (more…)