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Why So Sensitive? 3 Reasons You May Be Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity

February 24, 2017

Why So Sensitive? 3 Reasons You May Be Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity

There are a lot of factors that can lead to a toothache, but one of the most common is just run of the mill tooth sensitivity. If you’ve ever dealt with this, then you know that it can be more than a minor nuisance. Read on to learn more and then contact if you’d like to find out more about your dental health.

What exactly qualifies as tooth sensitivity?

First of all, let’s cover the difference between a tooth ache and tooth sensitivity. When…


Do You Need to Worry About Tooth Squeeze?

February 22, 2017

Do You Need to Worry About Tooth Squeeze?

You likely know that high or low altitudes can make your ears pop or your ears feel strange. Did you know that the change in pressure can also affect your teeth? Known medically as barodontalgia, and by most people as “tooth squeeze,” it happens to pilots, scuba drivers, and mount climbers. That said, it can inflict anyone who ventures out into an extreme environment.

What exactly is tooth squeeze and how does it happen?

When a gas finds itself in a different level of pressure, then it will expand or contract to match…


Ask a California Dentist: Are Dental X-Rays Really Safe?

February 20, 2017

Ask a California Dentist: Are Dental X-Rays Really Safe?

Dental x-rays are an important part of diagnosing your oral health issues. When we get x-rays as part of your exam, we get valuable info that we wouldn’t get otherwise. We can then use this info to find hidden dental issues and to treat them before they become serious and before they become painful. If we didn’t have x-rays, then many of the most typical dental problems wouldn’t be detected until they had progressed.

What exactly can dental x-rays tell us?

At , we understand that getting dental x-rays can be…


Are Veneers Right for You?

February 19, 2017

Are Veneers Right for You?Veneers are an excellent option for many people. Depending on your dental history and the current condition of your dental health, we may recommend veneers to you. Find out more about veneers below and give us a call to schedule a personal consultation at .

Why veneers might be right for you

People consider veneers for many reasons. Veneers may be the right choice for you if your teeth have become chipped, uneven, crooked, worn down, or if they have jagged edges. Do your front teeth have gaps between them? Sometimes teeth even appear too large or too small in relation to the size…


How to Protect Your Teeth from the Damage Coffee and a Donut Can Do

February 16, 2017

How to Protect Your Teeth from the Damage Coffee and a Donut Can Do People choose to grab a cup of coffee and a donut for breakfast all over this country. They do it for different reasons. In some cases, it’s simply a simple breakfast to grab from the local gas station or a cart at work. For others, they simply love the taste and want to treat themselves. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying coffee and a donut once in a while, but at , we’d like to show you how to help prevent damage to…


4 Reasons to Work with a Riverside Auto Accident Attorney

February 13, 2017

4 Reasons to Work with a Riverside Auto Accident Attorney If you have a mouth then you need an oral cancer screening – it’s just that simple. Many people put it off for a number of reasons, one of which is that they sometimes don’t realize that it can truly save lives. Consider this: The 5-year survival rate is just 60%. This isn’t because it’s such an aggressive cancer, but because it’s often not found until it’s too late to do anything. As a result, those of us at recommend you get screened for oral cancer.

  1. It’s incredibly easy

  2. Screening…


How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

February 11, 2017

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies No matter how often you visit your dentist or how careful you are to follow good oral hygiene rules, the reality is that everyone can suffer a dental emergency at some point. At to make your appointment.

Your tooth is knocked out

This is a situation that requires you to immediately contact your dentist. If you can get help with an hour, then it will be…


Ask a Dentist: Is It Okay to Give a Baby a Pacifier?

February 9, 2017

Ask a Dentist: Is It Okay to Give a Baby a Pacifier? At , we’re proud to serve the entire family. As a result, we often have parents asking us questions about how to encourage healthy habits –  and we even have some parents wondering how to protect their infant’s teeth. Often this comes down to a single question: Is it okay to give a baby a pacifier? As it turns out, the answer is not a simple yes or no.

Consider what the Academy of General Dentistry has to say about it

The Academy of General Dentistry, otherwise known…


Why Does Your Tooth Hurt? Learn the Many Reasons for Toothaches

February 9, 2017

Why Does Your Tooth Hurt? Learn the Many Reasons for ToothachesWhen it comes to toothaches, there isn’t just a single cause. For some people, it’s a minor issue that will pass within a day or two, while for others it can be a serious issue that could require immediate medical care. Read on to learn some of the most common reasons for toothaches and to discover when it’s time to call for an exam.

Tooth decay is the main cause of toothache

Without question, the most common cause of toothache is tooth decay. This is caused by not brushing correctly or frequently…


5 Medical Conditions That Can Affect Your Oral Health

February 8, 2017

5 Medical Conditions That Can Affect Your Oral Health One of the most interesting things about the human body is how different parts of our bodies work with each other in surprising ways. For example, there are a number of medical conditions that wouldn’t seem to have anything to do with oral but can actually have an affect. If you’re worried about these or other medical conditions affecting your oral health, call .

  1. Acid reflux

  2. It’s not uncommon for a dentist to be the first one to notice the symptoms of acid reflux. One way to tell if you may…