Understanding Oral Pathology

oral pathologyAt Balboa Dental Surgery, we do much more than oral surgery and extractions. We believe that maintaining good oral health is essential to your overall well-being. Because of this, we are dedicated to oral pathology — the study and treatment of the diseases that can affect the interior areas of your mouth. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses this field and the ways we can identify and treat the diseases that can harm your mouth.  (more…)

What Happens After An Extraction?

dental implantIf you need a tooth — or several — you’re probably wondering about what’s going to fill in the gap. After all, you probably don’t want to traverse through your life with an empty space that was once occupied by a tooth. Luckily, there are several options that can provide a prosthetic tooth, also known as a pontic, that offer both aesthetic and health benefits. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about what happens after you have an extraction and the importance of replacing a missing tooth. (more…)

Brighten Your Smile In The New Year

new yearsAs 2021 comes to a close we have a brand new year to look forward to. While the last year has had many ups and downs, it is important to approach 2022 with optimism and joy. One of the best ways to ensure the new year kicks off the right way is to feel confident in yourself and how you look. Many of us wish we could alter the look of our teeth, and doing so is easier than you might think. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the ways we can help you whiten your smile and assist you in feeling confident in the look of your teeth. (more…)

Best And Worst Foods For Your Smile

Best and worst foodsIn our last blog, we talked about the harm that soft drinks can cause to your teeth. On the flip side, there are a number of foods that can help ensure your smile stays as healthy as possible. As can be expected there are also numerous ones that can hurt your teeth and the overall health of your mouth. While we by no means want to police what you eat and drink, it is helpful for you to know the impacts of what you are consuming, so you can make informed decisions. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses some of the best and worst foods for your smile. (more…)

Soft Drinks And Tooth Decay

soda decaySince childhood, many of us have heard about the potential dangers of drinking soda. Like with most things, moderation is key when it comes to consuming soft drinks. For those who drink them excessively, the risk of severe tooth decay is strong. In some cases, the decay can be so severe that soda drinkers might need cosmetic or restorative procedures — like dental crowns — to fix the damage. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about the potential dangers of excessive soda drinking and the procedures we offer that can help remedy the damage. (more…)

When A Dental Crown Is Necessary

dental crownWhether you suffer from decay or have had your teeth injured in some way, you need to address damage as soon as possible. As with most issues that affect your smile, delaying treatment can lead to more serious problems developing. If your teeth have suffered some sort of trauma, one of the most common procedures to treat them is with a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses dental crowns and the benefits they can provide. (more…)

We Are Oral Surgery Experts

oral surgeryWe pride ourselves on offering an array of procedures ranging from teeth whitening to creating custom night guards to extracting wisdom teeth. We are particularly proud of the care and precision we put into our oral surgery services. We know that patients are often nervous to undergo such procedures, which is precisely why we provide the utmost comfort and professionalism to everyone who walks through our doors. Our highly trained team can get the job done in a way that ensures lasting results and will leave you feeling confident in your smile. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses our oral surgery services and the reasons why we are well-suited to meet all of your needs. (more…)

Wisdom Teeth Removal Can Improve Taste

wisdom teeth extractionHaving your wisdom teeth pulled is a very universal experience. It almost seems like a rite of passage as you enter adulthood. Of course, not everyone needs to have it done, but it certainly seems like many of our friends, family, and peers have experiences they are happy to share whenever the procedure comes up in conversation. Having them removed is often medically necessary and can help maintain the overall health of your mouth. Additionally, according to a study that came out this year, their extraction can lead to improved tasting abilities decades after the procedure is done. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses these results. (more…)

A Night Guard Can Help Teeth Grinding

night guardGrinding your teeth while you sleep is a serious issue. Though you may not be aware of it as it is occurring, the damage incurred is serious. If you do happen to suffer from this disorder, you likely experience jaw soreness and notice changes to your teeth. Many individuals dealing with this issue notices chipped teeth, diminished enamel, and a tight jaw. While these may seem like minor symptoms at first teeth grinding — also known as bruxism — can lead to needing more serious procedures down the road, if not dealt with early. For example, if you don’t treat grinding early, you may need porcelain veneers to fix the aesthetic damage done. Luckily, there is a solution; night guards can help ensure that your bruxism won’t hurt your teeth anymore. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses how he can help protect your teeth while you sleep. (more…)

We Provide Custom-Made Dental Bridges

dental bridgeMissing a tooth can hurt your confidence; from a young age, we are taught that maintaining a full smile is the zenith of oral health. While, doing everything you can to keep your smile healthy is crucial, sometimes losing a tooth to extraction is the best option medically. Regardless of the reason for missing a tooth, it is important to fill in the space. In today’s blog your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses how dental bridges can help you complete your smile once again. (more…)