A Few Questions About Cosmetic Gum Contouring

There are several different aspects of your smile’s appearance besides your teeth. For example, patients in Oxnard, CA, who exhibit a gummy smile know that their uneven gum lines can have an even bigger impact on their smiles. Fortunately, they have a comfortable, convenient, and highly effective option for correcting their gum lines thanks to cosmetic gum contouring. (more…)

Can Scaling and Root Planing Reverse Your Gingivitis?

While routine dental cleanings are usually enough to control the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth, the procedure only works for the visible parts of your teeth. When oral bacteria work their way underneath your gums, the only way to clean them off of your teeth roots is with scaling and root planing. Also known as periodontal (or deep) cleaning, the procedure helps patients in Oxnard protect the long-term health of their smiles from the potential destruction of gum disease. (more…)

How to Improve Your Chances of Avoiding Tooth Loss

Did you know that tooth loss is largely preventable? Given the fact that it affects a majority of adults to some degree by the age of 50, it’s understandable that many people believe it’s an inevitable part of aging. However, many patients in Oxnard, CA, continue to enjoy their complete, healthy, and natural smiles well into their adult years. The secret is maintaining a consistently good routine of hygiene and preventive dental care, which can help you avoid many of the most common causes of adult tooth loss. (more…)

Reasons Why Fillings Should Be Tooth-Colored

The appearance of your smile may not be exactly as important as its overall health, but given the importance of your smile to your confidence, it’s a close second. That’s why many patients in Oxnard choose dental treatments that not only restore their teeth and smiles, but also actively improve its overall appearance. Today, that’s also true for tooth fillings, which used to be made from metal amalgam. Instead, today’s fillings are often crafted from biocompatible, tooth-colored materials such as composite resin that helps your tooth maintain its healthy, natural appearance. (more…)

What’s the Point of Bonding a Tooth?

When it comes to cosmetically improving your smile, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. In addition to customizing the right treatment for your concerns, your Oxnard cosmetic dentist will also tailor your treatment to minimize the amount of changes needed to your healthy tooth structure. Tooth bonding accomplishes the dual goals of improving and preserving your tooth by offering a minimally invasive solution to correcting multiple types of tooth blemishes. Today, we explore the point of cosmetic tooth bonding, and why it’s often the most effective and efficient solution for improving one’s smile. (more…)

Tips to More Effectively Clean Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth and gums consistently clean is the cornerstone of keeping your smile consistently healthy. That includes your hygiene efforts at home as well as sticking to your schedule of professional dental cleanings at your Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office. If you lack in one area, then your efforts in the other may not be enough to successfully keep your teeth and smile clean and healthy. Today, we examine how you can make sure that your teeth cleaning routine at home is as effective as can be for the good of your long-term oral health. (more…)

Good Reasons Dental Implants Are Popular

There are several different concerns that come with tooth loss. When it comes to replacing your lost teeth, the best way to do so is to ensure that all of those concerns are effectively addressed. For instance, most dental bridges and dentures today are crafted from highly lifelike dental porcelain, which not only addresses the gaps in your bite but also the lifelike appearance of your smile. However, addressing the unseen problems that arise from losing one or more teeth roots requires something more – such as one or more dental implant posts. For patients in Oxnard, CA, who have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are a popular and comprehensive way to address those concerns as well as the more visible effects of tooth loss. (more…)

Understanding More About Dental Bridges

Dental health professionals and patients alike have known for ages that replacing lost teeth is important. Over the years, however, the ways in which we address tooth loss have advanced significantly. For instance, dental bridges and dentures today not only fill in the spaces in your smile left by missing teeth, but also restore your smile’s youthful and attractive appearance. For patients throughout Oxnard, CA, modern dental bridges are a highly effective and customizable solution that helps address most of the serious concerns surrounding tooth loss. (more…)

What Teeth-Whitening Could Do for You

It doesn’t take much to affect your smile’s appearance, especially when it comes to stains developing on your teeth. The good news is that most common teeth stains aren’t a serious concern for your oral health. At least, not at first. However, they can significantly impact your confidence in your smile, and erasing them can become an increasingly more important concern as they grow more visible. For patients in Oxnard, CA, erasing teeth stains is simpler and more effective than they believe. With a professional, custom-designed whitening it from your dentist, you can conveniently brighten your smile all from the comfort of home. (more…)

What Happens When TMJ Disorder Develops?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is more common than many people realize, but patients who have it don’t always know. Unlike more common conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease, the symptoms of the disorder can vary from patient to patient. Therefore, recognizing your aches and pains as a sign of the jaw dysfunction can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately, patients in Oxnard, CA, can often find relief from TMJ disorder with highly customized treatment, such as an oral appliance that helps jaw joints heal in a minimally invasive manner. (more…)