On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you with your smile? Is your answer a perfect ten? If not — perhaps due to crookedness, crowdedness, misalignment, and other dental problems — then you might need orthodontic treatment. However, for most adults, having traditional metal braces isn’t ideal. If you feel the same way, luckily,…

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If you dread having your teeth cleaned, you are not alone. Between the strange noises, prodding, occasional jaw discomfort, and the awkwardness of having someone else’s hands in your mouth — as dentists and patients ourselves, we understand where your apprehension is coming from. In this post, our goal is to educate and help you…

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Do you have a cracked, chipped, or discolored tooth? Dental bonding in Irvine and Montclair, CA is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can give you the confidence to flash your best smile. What is tooth bonding? Teeth bonding repairs dental damage and prevents further deterioration through the application of a tooth-colored composite resin onto one or more…

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Face a mirror and smile. With clean hands, grasp the edges of your upper and bottom lip, gently pushing them away from your oral cavity. Examine your gum line. Are the roots of your teeth too visible? Or perhaps they are completely exposed? Gums — also called gingiva — that have pulled away from teeth,…

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Oral Health: A Window to your Overall Health The oral health of a person is more important than you might think. Your oral health can affect your overall health and the problems in your mouth can have adverse effects on the rest of your body. Therefore, it becomes very important to learn more about oral…

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Why Ignoring a Toothache is a Bad Idea What may seem like innocent dental pain can actually be a potential sign of a growing cavity or deep infection in your teeth. If not treated, this tooth decay can spread to the center of the tooth, infecting the pulp and inflaming the nerves. Worst case scenario, tooth pain can even…

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The Importance of Regularly Scheduled Dental Cleanings Regularly scheduled dental cleanings are vital for maintaining good oral hygiene. Regular dental cleanings can not only keep your teeth and gums healthy but also allow your dentist to take a good look at your teeth. Moreover, regular dental visits prevent major dental issues like cavities and gingivitis…

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Your smile is an invaluable asset in a world where first impressions can make or break your personal and professional life. If you have one too many damaged or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry is here to your rescue. Dentures, traditional dental implants, and the All-on-4® treatment concept in California are some of the best cosmetic dentistry procedures that can transform…

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Amelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary dental disease that affects 1 in 14,000 people in the United States. Occurring in early childhood and persisting into adulthood and beyond, people with this rare genetic condition cannot produce the functional proteins necessary to create and lay down effective enamel. Therefore, their teeth are small, discolored, misshapen, and fragile. In most…

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