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 their healthy smiles is a routine part of the family dental health services we provide. Today, we examine a few of the more effective ways for you to help your child avoid the need for cavity treatment. (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 implants can make compared to traditional bridges and dentures. We’ll also help you determine whether or not dental implants are your best option for restoring your smile after tooth loss. (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, we may recommend porcelain veneers to address issues that range from the color and shade of your teeth to their structural integrity and the overall contour of your smile. (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, which doesn’t leave a noticeable mark on your smile. In addition to their appearance, we also recommend tooth-colored fillings at our Newhall, CA, dental office, for the number of other benefits that they provide to your oral health. (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 those concerns with the help of custom-designed Invisalign® clear aligners. Not only will the clear aligners straighten your teeth and improve your bite function, but they’ll also remain virtually invisible to ensure a minimal impact on your smile’s appearance. (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 treatment. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we prefer to help you avoid tooth loss by preventing gum disease, or by controlling it in its early stages. With proper care and maintenance, you have a better chance of preserving your teeth even if you do develop gum disease. (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 migraines long enough without any obvious cause, TMJ disorder may one of the more likely causes. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we offer customized TMJ treatment to help patients understand and address their chronic discomfort. (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, bridge, or denture won’t shift because it’s anchored in place. However, there are also several less obvious benefits that come with replacing your lost teeth roots, which you may not begin to notice until you’ve enjoyed your dental implants for years. (more…)

Wondering if Tooth Extraction Is Necessary?

When faced with the need for tooth extraction, it’s natural to wonder if the procedure is really necessary. After all, it’s usually better to protect and preserve your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, tooth extraction isn’t something that’s often recommended. If your dentist suggests it, then the tooth in question is beyond saving and will become a threat to the rest of your oral health, if it hasn’t already. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we’ll not only extract a tooth that is beyond saving, but also help you fully restore your smile by replacing it with a lifelike prosthesis shortly afterward. (more…)

How Do I Know if I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are popular enough that there’s a good chance that someone you know already has one. In many cases, however, you may not even realize it thanks to the highly lifelike appearance of today’s dental restorations. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we can custom-design a porcelain crown to closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth while successfully restoring the tooth that it caps. Before recommending one, however, we’ll ensure that you truly do need a dental crown to effectively restore your tooth. (more…)