Would You Know if Gingivitis Showed Up?

Gingivitis, the first of gum disease’s several stages, is more common than many people realize. Fortunately, it’s often detected and treated early with the help of your dentist. However, sometimes, patients miss the warning signs and don’t visit their dentists often enough for an examination to unveil it. At our Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office, we can help you not only detect gingivitis, but also control it (and possibly reverse it) with the help of personalized scaling and root planing. (more…)

3 Tips to Give Your Smile a Good Year

The New Year is all about self-improvement, and for many people, that includes the desire to restore and/or improve their smiles’ health and appearance. The good news is that resolving to enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile doesn’t have to be as much of a challenge as many people believe. At our Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office, we offer a wide enough range of professional dental treatments and services to help you ensure that your smile has a great year, and many more after! (more…)

How Can You Avoid the Need for Root Canal Treatment?

You may never worry about root canal treatment, or even consider it, unless your dentist tells you that you need it. However, by that time, it’s too late to do anything to avoid. Root canal treatment is usually reserved for instances of severe, internal tooth decay, and is designed to save the tooth before the decay consumes it. At our Oxnard, CA, dental office, we focus on helping patients avoid the need for root canal treatment and other complex restorations by emphasizing the basics of preventing tooth decay. (more…)

How to Tell if Your Bridge Could Use Dental Implants

The biggest reason why dental bridges have remained popular over the centuries is because they’re highly effective at restoring smiles’ health and appearance after tooth loss. Modern bridges are especially effective thanks to their highly lifelike materials (such as dental porcelain) and precise construction. However, many patients in Oxnard enjoy even more lifelike dental bridges because they’re supported on one or more dental implants. Made to mimic your lost teeth roots, dental implants can be used to improve the comfort and stability of your dental bridge to make it the closest replica of your healthy, natural teeth. (more…)

A Brief Look at Invisalign® Clear Aligners

When teeth aren’t as perfectly aligned as they should be, the effects can cause more than just slight embarrassment at your smile’s appearance. For instance, crooked teeth make it harder for your bite to function properly, for your toothbrush and floss to clean your teeth, and for your smile to remain healthy. Fortunately, patients in North Hollywood have a highly convenient, comfortable, and discreet option for correcting crooked teeth thanks to Invisalign® clear aligners. (more…)

2 Ways to Make Dental Care More Comfortable

The goals of professional dental care focus on more than just providing exceptional treatment. For example, your care also involves ensuring that you’re comfortable during your visit, and that your treatment doesn’t significantly disrupt your already-busy schedule. In our Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office, we invest significantly in providing top-notch care to every patient, including using sedation and digital imaging to enhance your comfort, diagnosis, and treatment results. (more…)

3 Possible Reasons Why Your Tooth Aches

When your tooth hurts, there could be a wide range of reasons why. Therefore, when you try to relieve the ache with a generic home remedy, the relief will only be temporary. For patients in Oxnard, CA, who experience chronic tooth pain, the best way to relieve it is to allow the dentist to find out why. Then, they can work together to find the solution that best fits your needs and finally relieve your toothache for good. (more…)

3 Times when a Dental Crown Is Your Best Option

Dental crowns have been around for longer than many other restorative dentistry options, which one reason why they’re so popular. The other reason is the fact that dental crowns can address a wide and diverse range of issues, often with highly lifelike cosmetic results. For patients in Oxnard, CA, who have a problem with their tooth structure and/or appearance, we offer highly customized dental crowns designed to meet each patient’s unique needs. (more…)

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…)