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Fullerton, CA Dentist Blog

Sep
28

How to Keep Your Smile Fresh

Regular dental care improves your oral health and prevents problems as minor as bad breath and as major as gum disease. With at-home oral hygiene and routine dental appointments, you can help achieve a healthier, fresher, and brighter smile. We… - Dr. Patel

Aug
30

Answering Questions About Dental Lasers

Dental lasers use concentrated light and heat to treat the teeth as hard tissue lasers and gums as soft tissue lasers. Our office uses laser dentistry to treat the gums or soft tissues of the mouth. Dental lasers can remove… - Dr. Patel

Jul
28

Do I Need a Root Canal or Extraction?

Root canal treatments remove the infected dental pulp from within a tooth. The dental pulp consists of the nerves and blood vessels that keep teeth alive. In many cases, we must remove severely infected and damaged teeth and replace them… - Dr. Patel

Jun
29

How to Spot TMJ Disorders

Do you often wake up with tooth pain? Are your chronic headaches ruining your morning? You may have a TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) affect the function and comfort of the jaw joints, muscles, and teeth. Patients with TMD… - Dr. Patel

May
26

Who Can Benefit From Invisalign?

Have you wondered if you're a candidate for Invisalign? Are you unsure if Invisalign is the right orthodontic option for you? We can help. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that can address misaligned and crooked teeth. This cosmetic dental… - Dr. Patel

Apr
22

Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Solutions

Do you have tooth pain when you eat or drink cold foods and beverages? Are your teeth sensitive to pressure from biting and chewing? You most likely have sensitive teeth. There are a variety of causes of tooth sensitivity, from… - Dr. Patel

Mar
22

How To Replace Missing Teeth

Have you just lost a permanent tooth? Do you have multiple missing teeth? Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental team provides restorative dental care with dental implants. Implants are titanium screws that an oral surgeon places in the jaw bone. Over 3… - Dr. Patel

Feb
14

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Sometimes bleeding gums are caused by cuts in the mouth, aggressive brushing, and even smoking or tobacco use. However, one of the most common causes of bleeding gums is gingivitis. Also known as gum inflammation, gingivitis is the early stage… - Dr. Patel

Jan
14

Preventing and Treating Dental Cavities

Cavities are holes in the teeth that are caused by bacteria. Bacteria feed on food particles left in the mouth. As the bacteria break down the starches and carbohydrates in these particles, they release digestive acids. These acids eat away… - Dr. Patel

Dec
13

How to Treat Dental Emergencies

There are many causes of dental emergencies. Sometimes, emergency dental problems are sudden, but other oral health issues can develop over time until they become an emergency. Patients who play sports can be prone to dental injuries, especially if they… - Dr. Patel