If you are a teen or an adolescent, you should be aware that now is a very pivotal time in your life. You are currently undergoing an amazingly rapid period of growth, and sometimes it can be hard to navigate. This is especially important in the development of your last set of molars, also known as wisdom teeth.
These can be incredibly damaging to your oral health for a variety of different reasons. Our faces have become smaller through the process of evolution, and now our faces most often cannot fit these additional structures. Their growth can also be erratic, leading to misalignment and even damage such as cracks or chips. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist reiterates how incredibly important regular appointments can be in helping you maintain your smile during this time. And if you require an extraction surgery, feel comfortable in the process! (more…)
Nothing can quite bring your day to a halt quite like a toothache. There are many different ways that your oral health can lead to pain, and each one has its own unique way of bringing you misery. But these are signals to your brain that your body is at risk, so do not try to ignore your feelings and try to push through. Many of these concerns can become worse and lead to serious complications. So while you may feel quite terrible, use this as an opportunity to help your longer-term health.
Sometimes the issue extends beyond your teeth, as well. Our periodontal, or gum tissue often becomes infected in adult patients. This is so common that a full 42% of Americans over the age of 30 struggle with this infection! Periodontal disease often leads to gum recession, which puts the structures of the tooth at risk. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist delves into some common causes of oral discomfort, and some signs you should speak with a trained oral health professional! (more…)
One of the most common concerns that people bring to their dentist has to do with the coloration of their teeth. Years of use can leave stains deep within your enamel that simply will not come away no matter how hard you brush. The optimal way to avoid this issue is through strict maintenance of your oral health. This includes your home health routine of twice-daily brushing and routine flossing. It also includes setting and following through on your regular scheduled cleaning and examination.
But beyond that, there may be stains that we need to remove that are already there. For this situation, we have you covered as well. Our goal is to brighten your smile gently, yet effectively. Whitening procedures can sometimes lead to increased dentin sensitivity, though. Bleaching can weaken your enamel, and if it is done improperly, it can lead to lasting damage. So today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how our whitening process can bring life back to your smile, while keeping your oral health at the forefront of the discussion! (more…)
One of the hardest things for patients with oral health struggles can be uncertainty. Every time that you bite down, you may have serious concerns as to whether the structures of your mouth will continue to hold up. This can be a terrible way to live, the issue nags at you throughout the day. It can be hard to keep up with your normal life when you are constantly concerned about the possibility of the failure of a tooth.
That is why one of the biggest advancements of the last century has been the use of titanium posts to create secure foundations for new dental prosthetics. This metal has a unique property that allows it to fuse with our bone without an immune system response. Our bodies actually care for the foreign object as if it were our own natural matter. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how you can finally find some peace of mind with your new implant prosthetic! (more…)
Sleep concerns affect many Americans, and these have wide and far-reaching implications for your waking hours. While some of these are external factors outside of your control, like a noisy neighborhood, others are things that you can address.
But often, patients will delay treatment for these concerns and just write them off as minimal issues. Or they may not be aware of them until a loved one mentions their snoring. But you could be doing serious damage to your oral health and your overall health as well during this time.
Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how by ignoring these concerns, you could be putting yourself at more serious risk. And finally reach your full potential by maximizing your sleep. Feel better and look better while paving a beautiful path forward for your future! (more…)
One of the best aspects of a dental implant procedure is the versatility that comes with it. Whether you are looking for a single replacement or a whole mouth solution, the use of titanium posts can provide a sturdy foundation for a wide variety of situations. All while looking gorgeous and natural!
The process known as osseointegration has been one of the most important scientific discoveries of the last century. This set the stage for the creation of any imaginable prosthetic that can maintain their functionality. For patients who are looking to keep their bite healthy and strong, this might be a great fit for you. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how custom dentistry combines the best of both the cosmetic and restorative world. We aim to tie strength and beauty together for a lasting smile! (more…)
When bacteria reach within the structure of your tooth, it can cause immeasurable pain. It is always best to reach this concern before it moves beyond your enamel and gums. But sometimes things happen, and without routine checkups and examinations, you may not be able to notice the issue. Periodontal disease can cause gum recession and when the root is exposed, infection is very hard to stave off.
After an infection has set in within the biological structure, the most likely scenario for you lies in the root canal. While this gets a negative reputation due to movies and television, it can lead to massive relief when the infected pulp is removed. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how root canals operate, and how our ceramic crowns can give you a dazzling stability! (more…)
One of the most fun aspects of working in oral care, and particularly surgery, is the creativity in which care providers can operate. People do not simply care as much about how an organ transplant looks, if it gets the job done. However, our mouths create entirely new and sometimes frustrating situations. It is a dental surgeon’s job to tie together the functional and the cosmetic elements of any procedure. Even impermanent situations like temporary crowns still have to look gorgeous while they are in place.
With this innovation comes the ability sometimes to address multiple concerns during a single surgery. This can be fantastic for a few reasons. This can save you time, and also the stress upon your natural biological material. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains the ways that porcelain veneers are useful in combating many different cosmetic issues! (more…)
For adolescents and young adults, the development of their last set of molars can lead to serious issues with their oral health. These concerns can be more than just cosmetic, as well. Significant medical issues can arise through the eruption of the third molars, so it is important not to let this development go without proper images.
If you are the parent of a teen, it is also necessary for you to pay attention to your child’s dental development. They may not be aware of the seriousness of the situation, so it is incumbent on you to stay on them and keep appointments. And while no one wants surgery, extraction is most commonly the best result. We have developed beyond the need for these. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains the significance of seeking treatment for the development of wisdom teeth. And how imagery can save you time and money down the line! (more…)
Many people have concerns with their smiles. Sometimes these may not feel significant enough to seek treatment, but small imperfections can add up. Small chips, cracks, or alignment concerns might seem ignorable until they begin to cause pain. The use of porcelain veneers can fix many multiple imperfections simultaneously, and their versatility makes them one of the most common dental procedures in the United States.
These prosthetics have a very interesting history, dating back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Over the past four decades, these have developed into a standard procedure for those in public roles. From famous actors to your everyday individual, this approach can bring speedy self-esteem, while limiting the amount of trauma to the jaw. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how these durable ceramic caps can give you a dazzling new smile that lasts! (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.