If you know you have tooth decay (the cause of cavities) but neglect to treat it, then you may not be too surprised when your dentist tells you that you need root canal therapy the next time you visit. Tooth decay is progressive, and if you don’t treat it in its mild to moderate stages,… Read more »
Month: March 2019
What Are Your Options if You Can’t Whiten Your Teeth?
Professional teeth-whitening is one of the most convenient and effective ways to improve your smile when your teeth have become stained. However, teeth-whitening isn’t always the best option, and if it won’t work for your teeth stains, you may wonder how exactly you can improve your smile’s appearance. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, also… Read more »
Ways to Help Children Prevent Cavities
Cavities are common enough that they may not seem like a serious issue when mentioned anymore. However, they’re not just common – they’re also highly destructive when left alone, and can lead to increasingly worse problems for your child’s primary and permanent teeth. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, helping children prevent cavities and preserve… Read more »
How Dental Implants Compare to Other Options
With today’s dentistry, you have several options for addressing most common dental concerns. While it’s unfortunate that tooth loss remains one of those concerns, the good news is that your options for replacing lost teeth include highly lifelike, biocompatible dental implants. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we’ll help you understand the difference that dental… Read more »
When Are Porcelain Veneers Your Best Option?
Improving your smile is an important decision, and once you’ve chosen to do it, you have many different options according to your specific smile concerns. For many patients, the best option is one or more custom-designed porcelain veneers, especially if there are more than one concern to deal with. At our Newhall, CA, dental office,… Read more »
Need a Filling? Why You Should Choose a Tooth-Colored One
Not long ago, you could tell whenever someone had a cavity treated. That’s because tooth fillings were most commonly made from metal amalgam – a mixture of metals designed to withstand the pressures of your bite. Today, however, increasingly more tooth fillings are made from more biocompatible and lifelike materials, such as tooth-colored composite resin,… Read more »
What’s the Difference Between Invisalign® and Braces?
For many people with crooked teeth, their most pressing concern is how to improve their smiles’ appearance. However, their dentists are more worried about how the alignment will affect their bite function, and the problems that can potentially arise when teeth are properly aligned. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we can address each of… Read more »
Is Gum Disease Really the Biggest Cause of Tooth Loss?
The fact that gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss can be surprising to many people. After all, the condition affects your gum tissues, not your natural tooth structure. However, it’s because of this that gum disease if often allowed to progress far enough to cause tooth loss before many patients seek… Read more »
Do You Get Chronic Migraines? Find Out if It’s TMJ Disorder
The symptoms for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can sometimes be ambiguous. For example, the jaw dysfunction can lead to sore jaw muscles, sensitive teeth, ringing in your ears, and even chronic headaches and migraines – all of which could indicate a number of other conditions, as well. However, when you experience a symptom like chronic… Read more »
Dental Implant Benefits You Might Not Notice at First
For many patients at our Newhall, CA dental office, dental implants have proven much more effective at rebuilding their smiles than they would have first expected. The ability to replace your lost teeth roots and support your dental prosthesis in a more lifelike manner offers several immediate, potentially obvious advantages. For example, your dental crown,… Read more »