Approximately 30 to 40 million Americans experience dental anxiety or phobia that keeps them from getting the dental treatment they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. It’s not just major procedures like root canal treatments or extractions that patients fear; some experience fear of going to the dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings, too…. Read more »
Month: August 2015
What is a dental emergency? Simply put, this refers to any damage and/or pain that develop in your teeth or gums. You may be wondering, “How do I address a dental emergency?” There are steps you can take to alleviate discomfort before you see a dentist or oral surgeon. However, if the issue is life… Read more »
No one wants to lose a tooth to poor oral hygiene or injury. However, in some cases losing a tooth is actually beneficial to the health and appearance of a patient’s smile. Why do we need extractions? Well, extracting a tooth may be necessary to address a serious oral health concern or prevent misalignment.
We like to remind our patients about all of the fun and exciting activities that happen in the Cerritos, CA community. While school is starting and September is just a few days away, summer isn’t over yet. You and your family can still enjoy fun the warm weather with fairs, concerts, and more.
Any disease, dental disease or otherwise, is always best caught in its earliest stages. In many cases, it is not only easier to control, but it may be reversible or completely eliminated. Take oral cancer for instance. In the United States a person dies from oral cancer every hour. That’s 24 people a day. Of… Read more »
The dental field is always developing new and improved ways to keep your mouth in a healthy state. Having missing teeth puts you at a disadvantage in many ways. You can’t eat what you want. You’re embarrassed to smile. And your oral health is affected in various ways. To keep your mouth healthy, dental implants… Read more »
Third molars, also called wisdom teeth, usually erupt before or around the age of 17. According to statistics about 10 million wisdom teeth are removed annually. Sometimes, rather than wait until they get impacted or come in crooked, dentists may recommend getting them out. However, wisdom tooth extraction is an invasive surgical procedure and if… Read more »
Is your spouse complaining that you snore too much? Are they sleeping on the couch or in the spare room to avoid your snoring? A recent survey has shown that nearly half of all American couples sleep in separate beds in order to get enough sleep. While maybe it is not all due to snoring,… Read more »
Things happen when you least expect them and illness or dental emergencies do not always happen when your doctor or dentist’s office is open. Sometimes they happen after hours or during the weekend. When you are in a lot of dental pain, you need attention. What should you do in such a case? Call your… Read more »
Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you dread your visit even months beforehand? If so, you are not alone. Up to 15 percent of Americans suffer from some level of dental fear that causes them to avoid their dental appointments. It can be scary to sit in a chair for a period of time… Read more »