Within adolescent and younger adult mouths, one of the most serious dangers comes from the development of our last set of molars. These are commonly referred to as the wisdom teeth, and they are a holdover from our evolutionary past. The growth of these can be strong enough to even crack your enamel, so this danger should not be ignored.
Not only can this lead to serious problems with the health of the teeth, but it can dramatically alter alignment. Many teens have only recently completed an orthodontic procedure to correct these issues. The often erratic growth of these new dental structures can radically push the teeth toward the front of the mouth. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist outlines how regular examinations and imagery can give you a head start on the development of your third molars. Prevent damage before it has a chance to occur! (more…)
One of the most important technological innovations of the last century lies in the dental implant. This is a prosthetic replacement for a failing natural tooth that is supported through a titanium post. This special metal grows alongside our body and creates a strong and functional new piece of your smile. When properly cared for, these can last you the rest of your life. In fact, the first use of this technology lasted 40 years until the patient passed away!
Many people are searching for just such an innovative solution to bring their smile back to its former strength. Not only that, but you may be looking for a beautiful replacement so that you can look better than ever before. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how a dental implant procedure may help you to reach new heights in your smile’s future! (more…)
If you struggle with getting a full night’s rest, you might wonder where your source of discomfort is coming from. With these disorders, the symptoms may not show in quite as obvious or explanable ways as some other injuries or pains. After all, you are unconscious during the activity! Previously, healthcare providers relied upon the video evidence or direct observation to uncover some of these concerns. But the development of new sleep tracking apps might help you pinpoint the cause of your ailment.
There are two main ways that our oral health plays into our sleep. The first is through a condition known as bruxism, or the grinding and clenching of the jaw. Without proper night guard treatment, this movement can lead to serious harms within your smile, both cosmetically and medically. Another common source of poor rest comes through sleep apnea, where you actually pause breathing overnight. This can lead to major health concerns with blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist introduces you to these two common sleep disorders and how they relate to the future of your oral health! (more…)
While we may be able to avoid some of the nastier weather that hits other parts of the country, this time of the year can still be much more dangerous than in the summer months. A few differing factors lead to this time becoming the prime season for our common viruses such as the cold and the flu. It is important to take precautions to stay as healthy as you can during this time. This can be difficult in Southern California, as even when it isn’t freezing outside, our traditional activities lead to increases in transmission of diseases.
If you become sick, it may pose its own unique threat to the future of your gorgeous smile, as well. When you are sick from these common viruses, it can be hard to even get out of bed, let alone properly attend to your oral health. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains some ways to treat a sick mouth, and gives you some helpful habits that may help you avoid feeling bad altogether! (more…)
When it starts to get closer to the end of the year, people become worried about seeing people that they may not have seen since the year before. In some instances, it may be a few years since you last spoke with some of your family members. These are the times that you certainly want your smile to look as best as possible.
Unfortunately, this is often a very busy time for many people, so finding the time in the schedule to commit to too much can be overwhelming. It’s important to keep an open dialog with your trained oral health provider about your goals so that you can achieve the best smile possible. But there are ways we can effortlessly restore your smile between now and the holidays. Today, your Cerritos, CA dentist writes about some of our fantastic cosmetic surgery options so that you can put your best face forward! (more…)
If you are noticing an uncomfortable sensation in your teeth, it may be hard for you to carry on with your daily life. These feelings can be acute, where you will have attacks of pain. They also may come in a form where there is a longer feeling within your mouth.
Many things can lead to this condition, and you might be making some of it worse! The most common spur for this is the weakening of your enamel. But there are other factors which may also be playing a role. Whatever the cause, it is important to handle your dental sensitivity issue as soon as you notice it. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist outlines some of the more common ways that problems with your oral health may be making your life miserable! (more…)
Periodontal disease is an incredibly common occurrence in American mouths. This condition is the infection of your gum tissue, and it can show in a variety of symptoms. Initial gingivitis may appear as redness, swelling, and tenderness at the location. Blood during routine brushing might also appear, and should not be easily ignored when seen.
Further progression can lead to serious health concerns. So if you begin to notice any problems with this area of your mouth, make an appointment! Early detection and treatment can be less intrusive, and possibly even avoid surgery. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains the progression of periodontal disease, and what we can do to help! (more…)
No matter how tightly you control your oral health, certain things will always be somewhat out of your control. You might accidentally take a turn too sharply or happen to be hit by a car, and suddenly you require restorative surgery. Or an oral infection, either bacterial or fungal, that leads to overwhelming damage to a tooth. This can happen either due to enamel damage or from periodontal disease, when the gum tissue becomes inflamed and pulls back from its typical location.
Regardless of the cause, people understandably look for their best solution in finding their perfect replacement. The most technologically advanced solution available to dentists is through a dental implant surgery procedure. This includes the placement of a titanium post within the jawbone. Through an amazing process known as osseointegration, the body accepts this metal as part of itself. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist lays out some of the ways that a new dental implant can help you to restore your smile with strength and style! (more…)
If you are facing the prospect of a tooth extraction surgery, you may feel a little down about losing a piece of your natural smile. This is a natural feeling, even if you recognize the medical need for the situation. Nobody likes having to part with a part of their physical body.
Today, there are many fine options in tooth replacement surgery available to you that may help ease that stress. But you might find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed at the different types of procedures dental professionals use in restoring your mouth to a functional and beautiful level. Three different methods are commonly used for this purpose, with those being dental bridges, implants, and partial dentures. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist goes over the strengths of each of these procedures, so that you can go into your appointment armed with some knowledge! (more…)
One simple fact of our oral health is that bacteria from the outside world are always going to try to find a way to take hold within our mouths. Honestly, they can’t be blamed for this, as this is a perfect area for their growth, when left unimpeded. Our smiles have plenty of warm and wet places to develop colonies, and we return to feed them multiple times daily.
Unfortunately, these forms of bacteria create highly acidic waste as a byproduct. This waste can eat through our enamel over time, exposing the vulnerable inner workings beneath. When the infection reaches deep into the interior of the structure, it can lead to immense pain. Tooth decay is not the only way that this can happen, either. Our periodontal tissue, also known as our gums, creates a valuable seal that protects the systems that connect our teeth to our jaw. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains that the best time to stop your troubling oral infection is now! (more…)
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.