In a recent report relayed by the National Institute On Aging, adults who are missing teeth have a higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. Moreover, this risk increases with each missing tooth. Although the reason behind this connection is not fully understood, the results are clear and show that not only is it crucial to take care of your teeth, but it is also important to replace any missing ones with prosthetics or dental implants. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses this study and describes how he can help. (more…)
We are well into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while the vaccine has helped millions regain a semblance of normalcy in their lives, many still suffer from the health impacts of the infection. There are many ways to lessen the severity of the Coronavirus should you catch it, and recent studies show that practicing good oral hygiene habits can help, too. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the role your oral health can play in minimizing the severity of COVID-19. (more…)
Many of us are discontent with the color of our smiles. We all want bright white teeth, but this is easier said than done. Myriad environmental factors can stain our smiles, and most commercial products, like toothpaste, whitening strips, and rinses, provide lackluster results. Cosmetic treatments, like professional teeth whitening, provide results that will leave you feeling confident and happy with your smile. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the causes of stains, and how our professional treatment can help treat them. (more…)
Anxiety about visiting the dentist is quite common. Lots of patients are nervous at the thought of an oral healthcare professional examining their mouths. For many, this fear can prevent them from getting the dental care they need. Luckily, dental sedation can help alleviate anxiety and make their visits much more comfortable. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist explains the different kinds of sedation and how each one can help you relax as we conduct our procedures.
Maintaining good oral health consists of much more than making sure you brush your teeth twice a day and knowing what to do in case of dental emergencies. A major component of it is regularly seeing your dentist or dentist for check-ups and acting quickly if you notice anything amiss in your mouth. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses oral pathology and how it can help us detect diseases that affect your mouth. (more…)
If you have a missing tooth — whether from extraction or damage — you likely want to have it replaced as soon as possible. There are several ways of accomplishing this: a dental bridge or dentures, for example, can provide a new, prosthetic tooth. Though aesthetically effective, these methods can leave something desired, as they do not fully feel like secure teeth within your mouth. Dental implants, on the other hand, go into your gum line and attach to your jawbone, resulting in a very natural, snug fit. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses dental implants and the myriad benefits they provide. (more…)
It is important to feel confident in how your smile looks. The last thing you want is to feel self-conscious when you’re posing for pictures or feeling the need to limit the amount you smile. A wide variety of issues can cause this anxiety: cracked and chipped teeth and deep stains are common culprits. Luckily, porcelain veneers offer a great solution to all these problems and more. No matter the cause — whether grinding your teeth at night or suffering an injury — this helpful dental procedure can fix your smile. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the ways porcelain veneers can help. (more…)
Unfortunately, not all dental emergencies occur while your dentist’s office is open. Whether you trip and injure your mouth in a fall or there is a compilation from a tooth extraction, it is essential to remain calm and act quickly and deliberately. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses what you should do should a dental emergency occur.
We sometimes think of maintaining all of our natural teeth as the pinnacle of great oral hygiene. While this is frequently the case, there are some scenarios in which a tooth extraction is the best way to maintain the overall health of your smile. Wisdom teeth removal, for instance, is a great way to ensure your existing teeth are not overcrowded or compromised by the presence of these third molars. In other cases, removing other teeth is not only beneficial but also medically necessary. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the situations that might require tooth extraction. (more…)
If you are prone to grinding your teeth while you sleep, you can cause substantial damage to your mouth. Not only can it hurt your teeth, but it can also detrimentally affect your jaw. It is difficult to treat the root causes of this condition — also known as bruxism — because it is frequently caused by environmental and emotional stimuli. That said, it is possible to mitigate and stop the damage by using an oral appliance. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses teeth grinding and the ways a night guard can serve as a solution. (more…)