When we lose one or more of our teeth, our body immediately begins to operate as if that area of the mouth is no longer vital. This includes what is called reabsorption, where our immune system pulls its resources from one area in order to focus on overall health.
Obviously, this is not ideal for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. To remedy this, grafting bone material from another site can help to fill out your mouth, and bring back stability and strength. If you have had a tooth extracted, whether for the placement of a dental implant or if it is not replaced, this procedure might be necessary for you.
As we grow older, it becomes harder and harder to maintain a pearly white smile. From damage to stains to general use, there are nearly constant factors working to undermine the health and look of your smile. There is an alternative, however!
With same-day whitening, we can safely and easily rejuvenate your smile. And all while ensuring that your long-term oral health goals are being met! Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist outlines our whitening process, and how it might be of benefit to bringing life back to your smile! (more…)
For many people, an entire new set of prosthetic teeth are necessary. Historically, that has meant dentures, connected to the mouth through an adhesive. These can sometimes be uncomfortable, and lead to jaw bone loss.
With the advent of dental implant technology, we can do so much more now! For many patients, the solution is a set of fixed dentures, also known as an “All On Four” procedure. This mounts a prosthetic onto the implant posts, most often with 4 post sites for your upper and lower jaw.
Gum recession is a serious problem in the United States, with almost 50% of adults having some form of periodontal disease. So almost half of us are struggling with this as we speak. But even if you are part of the healthy 50%, it’s also important for you to monitor your gumline, from its location to its color and more.
Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist speaks to you about the importance of paying close attention to the health of your gums, so that you may be able to catch any changes or infection early. Prevention can make all the difference! (more…)
When an adolescent develops their wisdom teeth, they might be likely to ignore the problem, or to figure that it will correct itself on its own. This is risky, as while some may develop properly, many others will grow in a way that is unhealthy. Those teeth will need to be removed, and in the time they have been ignored, will have done damage to your smile.
Everyone knows the feeling of a clenched jaw due to an uncomfortable situation. Whether it is a roller coaster or life’s day-to-day grind, that biological mechanism can cause serious damage to the structures of the mouth.
It’s amazing, but it’s already getting to be that time of the year. While it’s still scorching outside, the kids are starting to prepare to go back to school. Because of this, now is a great time for both your children and you to visit your dentist and have your teeth examined. By waiting, you can only allow more damage to occur.
With oral health, there is a line between when a concern is a nuisance and it is a serious medical issue. Dry mouth is one of those where it is easy for a patient to believe it is an annoyance, when it may possibly be causing long-term damage to the mouth.
Many people experience blood whenever they floss or they brush their teeth. While often dismissed as overaggressive cleaning, or may be viewed as a minimal thing, you shouldn’t ignore this sign. It could very well be a symptom of gingivitis or even periodontal disease.
It is best to catch any issues with the gums as soon as possible. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how treating your gums can be easy, and your gums truly keep your mouth safe.(more…)
For some of us, tooth sensitivity can be a really nagging issue, and it can even cause harm to your daily routine. Whether you have been dealing with this for years, or if it is something that has recently started, you should not delay care, and rarely does the situation improve on its own.
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.