Mission Viejo Surgeon Provides “Second Chance”

One Orange County resident to be awarded restorative dentistry at no cost through the “Second Chance Program” at OC Oral Surgery. Mission Viejo, CA (June 01, 2015) Smiling is known to improve your mood, be contagious to those around you, and is a worldwide symbol of happiness. Unfortunately, many people struggle to smile due to…

Dental Wear: How to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear

Dental Wear: How to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear Like every other part of the body, teeth naturally wear with age. Some teeth wear much more quickly due to several factors, causing a myriad of unpleasant symptoms. Read on to learn more about excessive teeth wear and what steps you can take to preserve your chompers for life. What…

Why Dental Checkups Are Essential

Visiting the dentist is not a one-and-done process. Like having the oil changed in your car, teeth also need regular care and maintenance that goes beyond brushing and flossing to prevent more serious oral health problems. The American Dental Association recommends patients schedule at least two checkups per year to ensure your dazzling smile stays that way. Five Steps:…
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Clear Resin Infiltration

Clear Resin Infiltration for White Spot Lesions When most people look at their teeth, they likely think that the color white indicates a healthy tooth and a brown spot could indicate tooth decay. While it’s true brown spots are bad, white spots aren’t good either. What Are White Spot Lesions? Tooth enamel undergoes a regular…

Bridge Out Ahead: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Dental Bridges

Since as far back as 200AD, dental bridges have been used to fill the void left by a missing tooth (or group of teeth). Fast forward to the 18th century, and even the famous patriot, Paul Revere was familiar with the dental bridge. In fact, during his life – Mr. Revere even placed advertisements in a…

How to Know When It’s a Dental Emergency

WHAM!                CRACK!                                 CRUNCH! No, unfortunately you’re not reading a comic book. But if you combine your teeth with any of the onomatopoeia (noun: the formation of a word from a sound associated with what…

3 Common Questions Answered About Your Teeth

This week is national teacher appreciation week.  Given the topic of today’s blog, that simple fact is particularly relevant to the fact that, many times, good teeth are the result of good teaching. One of the most common roles we find ourselves in as dental care professionals is that of the teacher. Without good teachers,…

5 Reasons Your Dentist May Recommend a Dental Bridge vs a...

Picture your face and your smile as they would appear in an ideal world.  Now, picture your smile with a big piece missing. When we’re missing a tooth, it’s hard to ignore. It’s only natural for a patient (of any age) to want to replace it. Fortunately, that’s where we have options. While the two…

Saving Money on Children’s Dental Care

Just about every parent wants what’s best for their children, and that generally doesn’t change when it comes to teeth. Then again, everyone knows that dental care can get expensive when the patient hasn’t been very careful with their teeth. But sometimes kids just don’t know any better, so we’ve compiled a few tips to…

Do I Need a Root Canal

If you haven’t been to see the dentist in quite e while, you might be wondering if there’s anything wrong with your teeth. While it’s never good to go more than 6 months without seeing your dentist, even if your teeth feel fine it’s possible for infection and inflammation to live in your teeth without…