Archive for March, 2016
Dental implants are costly, but there are strategies that can help you afford them
If you are missing a tooth, you should be pretty eager to get it replaced. After all, even if the gap doesn’t show when you smile, it could be causing ongoing problems that will eventually affect your appearance.
For example, neighboring teeth could shift into the gap, leading to an awkward bite and perhaps even making other teeth look gapped or crooked. Another problem is that you will have ongoing bone loss in your jaw in the place where the tooth once was. If you do not address this bone loss, it could eventually destabilize…
California Dental Group can help you improve your oral health in advance of pregnancy
If you’re trying to conceive, the dentist is probably not the healthcare professional that you think of visiting first. However, the fact of the matter is that your dentist may be able to help you increase your chances of becoming pregnant quickly.
By helping you to improve your oral hygiene and control gum disease.
Study Shows Gum Disease a Risk Factor for Delayed Conception
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Western Australia, having a gum disease infection can increase the time it takes for a woman to conceive. The…
Tips for finding a cosmetic dentist you can trust to give you the smile of your dreams
Are you unhappy with your smile? Maybe you need major work to cover severely stained or worn teeth, or maybe you just have one tiny chip that bugs you. In any case, a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles CA can help you select the best treatment option and give you the smile of your dreams. Here are some tips for helping you find the perfect partner for your smile makeover.
Look for Specific Cosmetic Credentials
It is very important to understand that many general dentists also offer…
Reduce your risk of cavities by avoiding the worst Easter candies for teeth.
When Easter rolls around, many kids expect a big basket stuffed with artificial grass, toys, and candy. Many adults want to indulge in Easter candy too, especially those treats that remind them of their childhoods.
Unfortunately, Easter candy can be bad for your teeth, especially if you don’t brush and floss as much as you should. Here are some of the best and worst candies to eat this Easter.
Worst Easter Candy
Peeps: Marshmallow peeps are an Easter staple, but they’re definitely not good for teeth. First of all, they’re basically pure sugar, which is an…
Learn how to fight mild to severe gum disease infections
Gum disease is an extremely common problem among American adults. In fact, according to the CDC, half of all Americans 30 and older have periodontitis, which is the more severe form of gum disease. This is very worrisome because gum disease can easily lead to tooth loss if not corrected.
Here’s how it happens:
When individuals don’t take good care of their teeth and gums, harmful bacteria can accumulate along the gum line and in the gum pockets. This triggers an inflammatory response as the body tries to get rid of the bacteria. Toxins are produced that…
Hand cleaning and ultrasonic scaling both have their advantages for dental cleanings
These days, it seems like people are likely to favor “high tech” over “old-fashioned” in just about every situation. But what about when it comes to a dental cleaning? Are high-tech ultrasonic dental cleaning tools really better than traditional hand tools?
How Ultrasonic Tools Work
Ultrasonic dental cleaning tools, aka power scalers, use the power of high-frequency sound waves to help remove plaque and tartar from teeth. The ultrasonic waves actually crush the hard, calcified tartar deposits, which allows them to be removed from the teeth. Ultrasonic cleaning also results in shock waves that help kill…
California Dental Group will take excellent care of you during a tooth extraction
At California Dental Group, we are dedicated to helping our patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible. This means that you can count on us to explore all possible options for saving a tooth before we recommend extraction. For example, a severely decayed tooth could possibly be saved with a crown, and an infected one could be saved with a root canal. We prefer these options because they save you from the small risks that attend any surgical procedure, and because they prevent the risk of bone loss in…
Information about choosing and caring for dental crowns
At California Dental Group, our goal is to help patients keep their natural teeth healthy and beautiful throughout their lives. Crowns are an important tool in this effort, because crowns allow severely damaged teeth to be repaired and saved rather than extracted.
Some common situations where crowns might be used include:
- To repair a tooth with a cavity that is too large for a filling
- To protect a broken or cracked tooth
- To cover a tooth after root canal therapy
- To support a dental bridge
- To cover a dental implant
Choosing Your Crown Material
While various types of metal crowns are still available, most patients…
For the best possible outcome be sure you are using a skilled and experienced implant dentist.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants provide a wonderful treatment option that will replace the complete structure of your tooth, above and below the gum line. This is very important because without a replacement for the missing tooth root, you will begin to experience bone loss in the jaw, which can lead to many unpleasant problems down the line. Dental implants actually bond with and stimulate the bone in your jaw to prevent bone loss and associated problems.
However, getting dental implants is…
California Dental Group can help you enjoy a whiter, brighter smile
Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Before you can achieve that dazzling white smile of your dreams, it’s important to understand what type of stains are affecting your teeth. After all, different types of stains require different approaches to teeth whitening. Make sure your whitening efforts aren’t wasted by reading up on the following 3 types of tooth stains and how to fix them.
Dark liquids such as coffee, tea, red wine, or cola can leave a residue on your teeth that will make them look darker. The good…