Your Moreno Valley Dentists Quiz You on Teeth Grinding

Last week we spoke about TMJ issues. Teeth grinding can go hand-in-hand with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Bruxism (the clinical name for teeth grinding) can be a subconscious reaction to stress and anxiety. Or it can be the result of a misaligned bite or crooked teeth. Fortunately, the solution to teeth grinding is often as simple as a customized mouthguard from your Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley. Just for fun, try your hand at this true-or-false quiz on bruxism. (more…)

Temecula Dentists Talk About Teeth Whitening History and Current Options

Whitening teeth is a relatively easy and inexpensive cosmetic procedure that can take years off of your appearance. Teeth whitening has been around for longer than you might think. Have you ever wondered about advent of teeth whitening concept? Your Temecula dentists from The Oasis Family Dental Group are here to give you a history lesson on teeth whitening, and tell you how you can achieve a modern version of whitening.

The Egyptians Whitened with Wine

The Egyptians might have not had much foresight when they began using a wine-based mixture to brush their teeth. Even if this unconventional tooth scrub kept tooth decay at bay, red wine is one of the biggest offenders of tooth stains. Let’s hope that the ancient Egyptians were sticking to chardonnay flavored toothpaste. (more…)

Corona Dentists Answer Soy Milk Concerns Regarding Dental Health

will highlight the study to give food for thought to soy milk consumers.

The Petri Dish in Your Mouth

Bacterium constantly populate your mouth by the hundreds. Particular strains can mingle with acid and food debris to create a sticky biofilm known as plaque. When plaque coats your teeth, a healthy mouth can combat at least some of the detrimental effects with salivary production and (more…)

Your Riverside Dentists Discusses Brushing the Teeth of Young Children

at Riverside Dental Group, offer this guide to early brushing.

Introduce Toddlers to Their Friend, Mr. Toothbrush

Babies are naturally curious about anything new they see. Chances are, if you try to stick a toothbrush in a toddler’s mouth, they will attempt to grab it away from you so they can enjoy the tactile experience themselves. This is a great way to get little ones used to the idea of regular brushing. Encourage their involvement so they develop familiarity, even letting them chew on their new toothbrush gently. Just make sure you don’t let them walk around with the toothbrush in their mouth, in case they should fall. (more…)

Riverside Dentist Unveils Unusual Source for Plump Lips

Buxom lips have been a Hollywood trend that has trickled into regular society over the years. Plumping lip glosses are one way to add a little volume to your lips. Botox injections are a bit more extreme, but a sure way to enhance your pout. Many patients inadvertently achieve lip enlargements when they opt for porcelain veneers. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group, will explain the many benefits of veneers.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a popular way for people to build up their self-confidence by making over their smile. The process of fitting a patient with porcelain veneers involves bonding porcelain shells over existing teeth to present a whiter, brighter, better shaped smile. Porcelain is used because it mimics the look of natural tooth enamel so your veneers don’t appear manufactured. Patients that opt for veneers are generally seeking a fix for teeth that are worn down, damaged by chips and cracks, or have discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth bleaching. Your 92506 dentist often places veneers as a solution for people that are concerned about many cosmetic dental flaws at the same time.

Veneers Offer More than a Gorgeous Smile

When you receive dental veneers, an enhancement of the natural curvature of the lips is a possibility. Not all patients will see a noticeable lip enlargement, but depending on the width of the prosthetic teeth, and the structure of a patient’s mouth, plumper lips are sometimes achieved. Many patients also report a reduction in wrinkles around the mouth due to the positioning of veneers. There are few cosmetic dental options that multi-task issues the way that porcelain dental veneers do. Furthermore, veneers provide the opportunity to makeover your smile without a need for special care. You can brush and floss teeth adorned with veneers just as if you were caring for your natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers from Your 92506 Dentist

If you have dental health concerns such as a fractures, cracks, or chips, your 92506 dentists can help. We are happy to offer porcelain veneers, as well as comprehensive dentistry for the whole family. If you are due for a dental checkup or cleaning, or you have any concerns, contact our 92506 dentist office at (951) 369-1001. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.

TMJ Pain Explained by Moreno Valley Dentists

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can manifest in pain in the muscles and joints on the side of your face that help you open and close your mouth. These joints (often referred to as TMJs) act as hinges to help you open and close your mouth. Every moment that you talk, yawn, or chew, your jaw joints and muscles are hard at work. While it is reasonable to assume that the full-blown condition of chronic pain and inflammation in these joints will stay isolated to the jaw, this may not end up being the case. Joints and muscles in your jaw are so interconnected with other parts of your body, there is a high likelihood that seemingly unrelated aches and pains might result from TMD. Your Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, will tell you more. (more…)

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…)