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…)
When 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 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…)
If 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…)
The 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!
Now that the summer is winding down, you might be noticing some issues with your smile as the excitement wears off. Or maybe you have a little more time now that the kids are back in school and you want to address some things that you have been putting off.
Whatever the instance, now is a perfect time for our same-day whitening procedure. We gently lift years of discoloration through UV technology, always keeping your utmost health in mind. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how this may benefit you. And we will walk you through our simple process the whole way! (more…)
For many parents, baby teeth can be seen as somewhat replaceable, as they’re designed for a temporary period of time. But they are just as, if not more, susceptible to tooth decay. It is very important to try to keep their mouths as healthy as you can, and this first set helps the adult ones come in correctly.
Children are also still prone to infections within their mouths, as well. And even children who are old enough to brush may find ways to avoid the unpleasantness, sometimes in remarkably crafty ways! Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains this phenomenon and some common causes. Also, some ways to help avoid it and keep your child’s smile safe! (more…)
Tooth sensitivity is a very common condition, and can also be caused by a few different factors. It is important to note the times when you have an event in order to see if you can isolate a cause. It is cold that is giving you issues? Sugar? Or are you experiencing this over a broader aread of the mouth for a longer time?
Knowing your symptoms can do a lot in helping remedy dentin sensitivity. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist tries to help you keep track of your condition!
We don’t think about it often, but our mouth is an incredibly vulnerable place. Our bodies are constantly fighting off infection from exposure to the air. And since we are constantly using our mouths for talking or eating, that exposure exists throughout the day, and into when you sleep.
The food we eat itself is full of damaging materials too, with its own set of bacteria. And the sugars we consume leave remnants on our teeth, leading to bacterial growth and later tooth decay. This can also lead to periodontal disease, or the infection of the gum tissue.
Our gums provide a very strong barrier of support for your mouth, covering the roots of the teeth and limiting the contact between our circulatory system and the outside world. So today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist stresses the need to maintain a healthy gumline. And if you have noticed recession, what you tell your oral health provider at your next visit to the office! (more…)
The possibility of oral surgery can be anxiety-inducing in all of us, and when you’re a teenager, you might not know the necessity of having your wisdom teeth monitored as they grow. But these can cause serious problems, and often need to be removed in order to give you the brightest and healthiest smile available to you.
And in the time they are growing, they can be doing damage to your mouth. The longer that you wait, the more possibility for harm. So today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist presses the need to pay attention to your wisdom tooth development, and why seeing a trained oral health professional can save you a lot of worry in the long-run.
The team at Balboa Dental Surgery prides itself on providing high-quality care to our community. We work hard to make sure you are comfortable from the moment you enter our waiting room to the time you leave.