When Tooth Extraction Becomes Necessary

Extract NPBCANobody wants to lose a tooth. We only have so many of them and unfortunately we do not regrow them as a species. But sometimes, it becomes a medical necessity and when it does, it can be important to know when to let it go. This can be incredibly beneficial in stopping rampant decay and infection, or even other reasons.

Crowding may require the removal of teeth in order to best use braces, if you are having issues with overcrowding. This might also become a necessary procedure if you are currently undergoing chemotherapy. People waiting for organ transplants might also need to have any problem teeth removed before their procedure. Doctors will suppress the immune system, and even small infections can become serious, life-threatening concerns. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how a tooth extraction may be the best solution for your smile, no matter the cause! (more…)

A Fresh Reset For Your Gums

Brush NPBCAPeriodontal disease is one of the most common afflictions in this country, affecting almost half of Americans over the age of 30. Stigma, combined with other factors, often leads people to avoid seeking treatment for their condition. As this situation tends to worsen over time, the best time to take action is now.

If you have noticed any recession in your gums, or any tenderness or pain, make sure to bring this up with your oral health care provider. Take their tips on how to continue to maintain your gumline for your future. If your recession has deepened significantly, they may suggest a gum graft, which surgically moves your tissue back to a healthy gumline. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains the necessity to maintain your periodontal tissue and what we can do to bring your smile to its healthiest! (more…)

Exciting Children With Oral Health

Child NPBCA Everyone who is a parent, or who happens to have spent much time at all around our young ones, knows the struggle that can come with nightly oral health care. With all the shiny, moving things that exist in the world, it can be difficult for you to be able to address the importance of maintaining your smile. There are a few different reasons for this, and much has to do with their perception of time, and they might not fully understand the benefit just yet.

But while they might not be able to entirely grasp the more abstract concepts of oral health, they still require care. Developing solid skills while they are young can lead to cementing positive habits long into the future. It is important, as well, to take care of their initial set of baby teeth, so do not allow them to ignore their hygiene. These structures create a guideline for your adult ones, and any extraction can lead to issues with alignment when they become older.

So today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist is here with some tips and tricks to keep your little ones’ attention on their mouths. And as parents, stay vigilant and be sure to take the extra effort to protect them as much as you can! (more…)

Third Molars Can Cause Major Damage

Teen NPBCAWhether you are a teenager or the parent of one, it is vital that you familiarize yourself with the process of developing your third set of molars. This last set, also known as your wisdom teeth, can lead to serious complications with your oral health.

Nobody enjoys the concept of surgery, but often extracting these before they can harm your smile is your safest and best bet. So make sure that you are regularly visiting your dentist during these years. X-ray imagery can allow us to track and monitor the development, so that before they do irreparable harm, we can extract them.

The force of this growth can lead to damage that is serious enough to include the cracking of teeth, so please take this seriously. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains why visits to the office are necessary during this time. (more…)

Identify Your Painful Tooth Problem

Pain NPBCAOne of the most important things you can do when experiencing any sort of issue with your oral health is to try to identify where the problem is occurring. This way, it may give you a little insight into the possible cause of any issue that you may have.

For tooth pain, this can be especially helpful in finding a great solution for you. This discomfort can be very intense, and usually only increases without treatment. So it is very important that you seek help if you are experiencing any form of pain in your mouth. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist helps you to know what to look for. And what to make sure to write down before you see your oral health advocate! (more…)

When To Seek Help For Dry Mouth

If you have been noticing that you just aren’t producing the same amount of saliva as you used to, you may think that it’s not that big of a deal. After all, there are so many over-the-counter products that are designed for this specific purpose.

But sometimes, dry mouth can be both a cause of damage, as well as a symptom of other concerns. So it is important to know when it is appropriate for you to speak with a trained oral health professional and when you might be able to stick with something you picked up at the drugstore. And often, the line between these two situations can be blurry to people, or they may overestimate their ability to find a remedy for their problem.

Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses some of the common causes of salivary production issues, and some ways that you can help them, both at home and in the office. Also, we will address some health conditions that may lead to this condition in the first place! (more…)

A Beautiful Smile, Designed To Last

Guys NPBCAWhen people decide that they may want cosmetic dental work, they may be concerned with the durability of the materials. After all, our teeth are intended to last us our entire lives. Why should anyone trust a replacement if they do not require one medically?

But in many instances, our dental developments have advanced far enough that porcelain veneers can live alongside your natural material. With routine oral health care, these can look gorgeous for decades. So if the concept of future maintenance on dental improvement have kept you from seeking care, don’t wait any longer!

Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how our use of ceramic and titanium lead to lasting solutions for your smile. As well, we’ll speak about how these procedures might help you gain the smile of your dreams! (more…)

Emergency Dental Care Dos And Don’ts

Emergency NPBCAEmergency situations happen, it is a simple fact of life. While protecting your smile is always important, you also need to know what to do in the case of a broken or missing tooth. Time is of the essence in these situations; and if you treat your biological material improperly, you could further harm it or make it unlikely to be able to be reattached.

For these reasons, you should familiarize yourself with what to do in this event. So that when the time comes, hopefully enough information has stuck with you that you are able to make proper decisions. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains some of the things you will need in order to restore your smile quickly. But also, those things that can make your situation worse! (more…)

Doing Damage Without Even Knowing?

Sleep NPBCAIf you are experiencing persistent headaches, it may not just be the stress from work. You may be grinding or gnashing your teeth while you sleep! This condition, known as bruxism, can be seriously damaging to your smile. It can wear down the individual dental structures, and also can reshape your alignment due to the repetitive movement.

The action can be incredibly forceful, enough sometimes to even crack or break enamel. Patients may also notice a flattening or the shortening of teeth due to the wearing down from friction. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how a simple night guard may be able to prevent this sort of damage before it even occurs. Preventive care almost always winds up with superior results! (more…)

Osseointegration and Implants

Implant NPBCAThe process known as osseonintegration is fascinating, and it is a field that has many uses. This action involves your bone matter fusing and growing with titanium, as if the metal were your own biological material. Doctors use this for the advancement of prosthetics, and its use in limbs has truly furthered our abilities in replacement.

It also has allowed for sturdy, stable posts for dental implants. The titanium grows alongside the jaw, forming a solid base to connect to a functioning prosthetic tooth. The first of its kind was performed in 1965, and 40 years later when the patient passed, was still operating well!

Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how this discovery has made the development of new dental procedures possible. And how you might take advantage of new insight in planning and crafting your dream smile!