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Fullerton, CA Dentist Blog

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

Nov
18

Patients Review Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental

At Fullerton Craft Smile Dental, Dr. Kush Patel provides comprehensive, professional dental care to his patients. He consults with patients so he can fully understand their dental history, current goals, and oral health needs. On this page, you can read… - Dr. Patel

Oct
30

4 Things to Know About Dental Implants

Until recently, if you lost a permanent tooth, there weren’t many different options for tooth replacement. For many years, bridges and dentures were really the only ways to restore your smile to a healthy, youthful appearance. However, both these require… - Dr. Patel

Sep
13

When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction may be unavoidable for any number of reasons. Your tooth may be infected or damaged, or you might need your wisdom teeth removed before they cause serious issues. How can you tell if your tooth needs to be… - Dr. Patel

Aug
17

How to Manage Dental Anxiety

If merely thinking about seeing the dentist makes you break out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from dental anxiety. Maybe you’re worried about the possibility of pain or perhaps you haven’t been in a while… - Dr. Patel

Jun
10

Is Sugar Actually Bad For Teeth?

Dentists have been warning us about the dangers of sugar to our teeth for decades, but health information is always changing. One day something is bad and the next it's good, so could that be true for sugar and our… - Dr. Patel

May
20

Will I Get Sedated For Dental Implants?

If you are considering having dental implant surgery, you may be wondering if sedation for dental implants is necessary and if so, what type of anesthesia will be used. For those who have fears about surgery, or dental appointments in… - Dr. Patel

Apr
17

What is TMJ?

When people say “I have TMJ” they most often mean to imply that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the part of your body that make it possible to open and close your… - Dr. Patel