Dental Checkups

We recommend that people have a dental checkup at least once every six months. Regular checkups will help to prevent dental problems before they get started and keep your teeth and gums healthy. The following articles will prodive you with helpful information and tips to maintain your oral health.

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Going to the Dentist: Fears and Phobias

Are you someone who fears going to the dentist and avoids going even if you have a painful toothache? You are not alone. There are millions of Americans who avoid visits to the dentist’s office out of deadly fear. We found a helpful article for you! Read on to learn more about how to cope

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5 Ways to Help Your Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a serious medical issue that affects about 20 percent of people in the U.S. This often results in the person finding every excuse in the world to avoid showing up for dentist appointments. With time, people suffering from dental anxiety end up developing severe complications. Coping with dental anxiety Fortunately, for those

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Visit Our Dental Office to Get More Out of Dental Care

Our Costa Mesa Dentist Office wants you to expect more from dental care. While most of our patients come to realize the value and having their teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis, you should think beyond these teeth cleaning appointments. As a dentist, we understand the true value of maintaining your natural teeth

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Visit Our Dental Office for Tips for Healthier Teeth

Patients often want to know how they can take better care of their teeth. Along with treating and cleaning a patient’s teeth, we will also use this time to educate the patient on proper at-home care techniques. The bottom line is that proper oral hygiene takes both the dentist and patient providing care. Proper dental

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Tips For Choosing a Dentist

If you are looking for a dentist, do not simply schedule an appointment with the dentist closest to your home or office. Location is only one factor worth considering. Here’s a look at everything else you should consider when selecting a dentist. Considerations When Selecting A Dentist Hours of Operation Anyone who lives far away

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Find a Dentist to Examine Your Teeth For Signs of Bruxism

When you come in for your regular dental checkup one of the things we check for is signs of bruxism. If you have not heard of this technical term, it is when people grind or clench their teeth at night or throughout the day when they are not eating. This condition, while seemingly minor, can

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What to Expect From a Dental Exam in Costa Mesa

When you visit us for a dental exam in Costa Mesa, we will conduct a physical examination and take X-rays. Our objective is to identify health problems you currently have, along with any issues that seem to be on the horizon. For example, we can identify signs of tooth decay and offer treatment solutions. However,

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In Our Dentist Office We Take the Time to Answer Your Questions

When you visit our dentist officein Costa Mesa, you can expect to discuss various aspects of oral health, including how to brush and floss your teeth properly. We will also discuss the food that you can eat to improve your oral health and more. We take the time to go over at-home care with you

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Visit the Dentist Before You Go on Vacation

If you are planning on heading out on a summer vacation, you have probably started the planning process already. The planning process is usually one of the most fun things people do on an annual basis, so while you are booking tickets, planning your route, and looking for new adventures, make sure to also think

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Visit a Dentist in Costa Mesa and Learn to How to Properly Clean Your Teeth

As a dentist in Costa Mesa we can help you to improve your oral health in order to prevent gum disease and cavities.  Many patients who visit our dental office have questions about how they can avoid getting gum disease.  It is an unfortunate phenomenon in America today, that many adults find themselves with bleeding

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Our Costa Mesa Office Types of Teeth Cleaning: Quadrant versus Standard

We offer multiple types of teeth cleaning for those throughout the local area. In our office, we will start by examining our patients’ teeth before determining which types of teeth cleaning: quadrant versus standard, is necessary. The majority of the time, our patients will only need a standard teeth cleaning. This can be completed during

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Tips for Preventing Sensitive Teeth From Our Costa Mesa Dentist Office

Preventing sensitive teeth is important to patients of our Costa Mesa dentist office.  When teeth become sensitive it can be painful to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth.  This creates an uncomfortable situation where going to lunch with friends may no longer be enjoyable.  We can help you to feel better and to prevent