Porcelain Veneers Are Comprehensive

porcelain veneersMany of us wish we could change several things about our smiles. From wanting brighter teeth to smaller gaps to straighter alignment, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by a long list of adjustments we’d like to make. Even fixing a single issue can be daunting, let alone multiple. Luckily, porcelain veneers can provide several solutions to your smile at once. Having them crafted and placed is one of the most comprehensive cosmetic services around, so we encourage you to consider them to help you feel confident in your smile. In today’s blog, your  Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses veneers and the myriad cosmetic issues they can correct.  (more…)

A Night Guard Can Help Your Smile

night guardDo you ever wake up with sore teeth and aren’t sure why? Have you noticed small chips and cracks in your teeth but do not know how they got there? If so, you may suffer from Bruxism — also known as persistent teeth grinding. This is a particularly frustrating issue, but luckily we can provide you with a simple, yet helpful solution. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses bruxism and describes the ways a night guard can help solve it before more damage occurs. (more…)

How To Handle A Dental Emergency

dental emergencyUnfortunately, not every dental emergency occurs while our office is open. When this does happen, it is important to stay calm and act quickly. Be sure to call our office and leave a message, so we can schedule you for an appointment as soon as possible. Once you do this, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure whatever damage has occurred doesn’t worsen. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the various steps you can take to treat yourself at home during a dental emergency.


Dr. Hofkes Is An Oral Surgery Expert

Oral SurgeryWhen you require oral surgery, you want the best professional around. After all, this person is responsible for helping you renew your smile, so you should actively seek out a passionate, dedicated dentist. If you live in the Newport Beach area, Dr. Shawn Hofkes is a stellar option for all your oral surgery needs. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses what you should look for in your oral healthcare provider and the quality of care they should be able to provide you. (more…)

What Are Your Cosmetic Options?

Cosmetic DentistryIt is important to feel great about your smile. Confidence in your teeth allows you to more easily navigate through life; you won’t worry about how your mouth looks in pictures or around friends and family. This gives you more time and energy to focus on the things that truly matter to you. Unfortunately, many of us have things we wish we could improve about our smiles. Whether we wish our teeth were whiter, straighter, or generally more aesthetically pleasing, there are luckily myriad ways to adjust the way they look via cosmetic dentistry. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the cosmetic procedures we offer and the ways they can help you improve your smile. (more…)

Act Quickly For Wisdom Teeth Extraction

wisdom teeth extractionAlthough wisdom teeth extraction is an exceedingly common oral surgery procedure, it is still essential to get them removed quickly when your dentist or dentist suggests. Even though it is a routine surgery — and you’ve probably heard lots of friends say it’s not a big deal — it is important to not be complacent. When they need to come out, it is because their presence can harm your existing teeth and mouth, overall. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses what to expect from the procedure and the ways it can benefit your oral health.  (more…)

Be Wary Of Energy Drinks

energy drinkWe’ve all had those days where every single task and to-do feels like a total slog to complete. Sometimes even the act of checking an email feels insurmountable. In moments like these, it is tempting to reach for your favorite caffeinated drink in a can to give you that much-needed oomph. Unfortunately, energy drinks can extensively damage your teeth — sometimes to the point that can require cosmetic procedures, if not tooth extraction. This potential harm can outweigh the benefits that these beverages provide. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the dangers of excessive energy drink consumption and the services you could need to fix the damage they can cause. (more…)

What Are Your Sedation Options?

Dental sedationWe understand that not everyone enjoys their visits to the dentist or dentist. For many, it is a source of anxiety, stress, and discomfort. While we prioritize our patients’ comfort and well-being, sometimes they need a little extra help. In these situations, we encourage you to express any trepidation you have, so we can do what we need to in order to ensure you are relaxed. This is exactly why we offer dental sedation to our patients, whether they are coming in for a cosmetic procedure, oral surgery, or anything in between. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the different kinds we provide and the benefits they can have for you. (more…)

Why Your Preventive Routine Matters

Young woman flossing her teeth indoorsTaking care of your smile is a lifelong endeavor. Indeed, from the moment you are born, oral bacteria and other health concerns threaten the quality of your grin in a variety of ways, including through the onset of infections and diseases. Because of this, it is important we take care to protect our grins in every way we can, especially if we aim to maintain a lifelong bill of health. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains why it is necessary to provide proper preventive care for your smile, and how our team can help.


Identifying And Treating Diseases

Dentist in dental ordination with female young patient looking at her dental x-rayAdvances in dental treatment and practices have made it possible to provide oral surgeries and other procedures with greater quality. This not only leads to a healthier smile overall but one that has had its function restored and optimized. Indeed, dental technology makes saving a smile in danger much more efficient, but that does not mean you should ease up on your preventive routine at all. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist takes a look at the importance of attending routine examinations to ensure nothing bad is occurring outside of your periphery.