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Why is My Dentist Asking Me to Rinse Before My Appointment?

May 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 5:53 pm
woman comfortable with visiting her dentist in Costa Mesa

One thing is for sure; the world will forever be changed after COVID-19. Because the virus posed such an immediate and significant threat to the lives of Americans, government officials and medical professionals are taking every precaution to prevent a future outbreak. That means you can expect some changes when you visit your dentist in Costa Mesa. You may be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash before your appointment gets underway, but why? Read on to find out.


How to Find the Best Emergency Dentist!

April 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 8:39 pm
Man in need of an emergency dentist in Costa Mesa

Dental emergencies can be surprising, so do you know what to do if one occurs? You should see an emergency dentist in Costa Mesa right away, but how do you know which one is the best for you? There are some easy factors that you can keep in mind to look for during your search! Keep reading to learn about the 5 most important traits to look for when choosing your emergency dentist.


ADC Water Challenge 2020

January 15, 2020

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February 1-15, 2020

“A healthy water challenge everyone can do!”

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We’re all about promoting healthy habits for mind, body, and TEETH! And there are some relatively easy ways we can all do better for ourselves like eating more fruits and vegetables, brushing and flossing twice a day, going for a 30 minute walk three times a week, etc. But as simple as those things sound, it’s actually harder to commit than it seems.

So what’s one thing that we already do everyday and doing more of can make us healthier? DRINKING WATER!

Benefits of Drinking Water

Water is a great alternative to teeth-staining coffees and teas, sugary/acidic sodas and juices and keeps us hydrated. When our bodies are well hydrated we can perform much better as our body has the resources it needs to restore and repair itself. According to Harvard Health, drinking water helps our bodies by:

  • carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  • flushing bacteria from your bladder
  • aiding digestion
  • preventing constipation
  • normalizing blood pressure
  • stabilizing the heartbeat
  • cushioning joints
  • protecting organs and tissues
  • regulating body temperature
  • maintaining electrolyte (sodium) balance

We’re making drinking water fun by challenging you, your family, friends, co-workers, anyone who can drink water – to participate in our ADC Water Challenge. It’s so easy! Read more to learn how you can Drink Water and Win.

How to Participate in the ADC Water Challenge

Sign Up and Supplies

  • Participate on your own or as a team!
  • Join our Facebook group for support and fun ideas on how to make water more tasty: ADC Water Challenge
  • Pick up your supplies (water bottles, intake chart, drawstring bag) at our dental office: 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 starting January 22nd.
  • If you want to use your own water bottle, print the ADC Water Intake Log below.

The Challenge

  • Starting February 1-15th drink 1 gallon of water each day.
  • Post pics with you/team and your water bottle on Facebook and Instagram with the #adcwaterchallenge.
  • Don’t forget to tag us @mycostamesadentist
  • Post the most pics by February 15th and you will win toothbrush kits and free custom teeth whitening trays for your whole team (up to 5 people)!

Good Luck!

For more information on how to participate email us at or give us a call at (714) 424-9099.

5 Key Dental Tips for Happy & Healthy Holidays

December 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 5:06 pm
Family smiling together

All of your friends, family, presents, and of course, delicious food, make the holidays a truly wonderful time of year. However, during this hectic and busy season of joy and travel, your smile is at a higher risk for problems like decay or chipped teeth. Thankfully, your dentist in Costa Mesa has some pro tips to ensure your smile’s safety. Keep reading to see how you can protect your teeth for the holidays!


Christmas Giving in Costa Mesa

December 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 4:08 am
Patient donating to our 2018 Adopt-A-Family!

It’s our favorite time of year again and another chance to give back to our community. This year we’ve partnered up with a local organization called Project Self-Sufficiency or PSS for short. PSS works with low-income, single parents who are busting their butts to make their lives better for themselves and their families. These people deserve to have a truly MERRY Christmas and we want to give that to them.

From now until December 13th, when you donate an item from the family’s wish list, you will receive your choice of:

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  • FREE Custom Teeth Whitening Trays ($150 value) or
  • Philips Zoom! Bleaching Pen ($25 value)


We’ve made it simple to buy a gift card and have it delivered right to us by using this Amazon Gift List or you can bring in a new, unwrapped item from the list below:

Mariana (mom)

Gift Cards: Target, Amazon, Sephora, Ulta, Bath and Body Works, Red Robin, Olive Garden, Walmart, Gas Stations

Cecibel (12)

  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite color(s): blue (navy, light)
  • Shirt size: 14 girls or XL
  • Pant size: 14 girls or XL
  • Shoe size: 6.5 or 7
  • Wish list: Camera for Photography, Vans shoes, BTS (Korean pop group merchandise), Hoodies,
  • Gift Cards: Target, Bath and Body Works

Chloe (8)

  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite color(s): Purple
  • Shirt size: 16/XL girls
  • Pant size: 16/XL girls
  • Shoe size: 2.5
  • Wish list: Board games, Sports sSoes (wide), Nintendo Switch or Wii
  • Gift Cards: Target, Old Navy, Walmart


Any gifts should be mailed or dropped by our office NO LATER THAN 5:00pm on Friday, December 13th, 2019. Our address is 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

For any questions, please call (714) 424-9099 or email us at


November 28, 2019

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4 Ways Invisalign is the Gift That Keeps On Giving

November 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 3:41 pm
wrapped presents

Gift-giving can be stressful, especially when you’re particular about picking out presents that are practical, useful, and will get the recipient excited. If you’re at a loss for what to get your teenager, spouse, or really anybody who isn’t completely confident in their smile, Invisalign in Costa Mesa is a great way to show them just how much you care. This modern orthodontic treatment is the gift that will never stop giving, even decades from now. An aligned smile and bite can transform your loved one’s smile into a trait that they’ll be proud to show off. Here are four additional gifts you’ll be giving when you choose to give Invisalign treatment.  


Dental Insurance Benefits: Use It Before You Lose It

October 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 2:41 pm
dental insurance form

Dental insurance can be confusing to navigate. Most people get frustrated and flustered with all the fine print and paperwork, but with the right dental professional by your side, the process can be a breeze. For your benefits, the “use it or lose it” rule applies, so you’ll want to schedule your routine checkup and cleaning before the end of the year, when your plan renews. Here’s a complete guide to dental insurance.


Halloween Candy Give Back

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 10:50 pm

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween again?! Do you plan to dress up and trick or treat or stay in and pass out Halloween candy? Whatever fun activities you have planned, this Halloween is more than just a time to play dress up. It’s also a chance to do some good and save your smile (and waistline) in the process.

This Halloween, local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the country when they donate their extra Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude at Advanced Dental Care, 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The sweet treats will be included along with handwritten thank you letters in Care Packages sent to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas, and hand delivered to Veterans and First Responders serving in their local communities.

Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude is a local organization in Chatsworth, CA that works year-round to make our troops overseas feel special and loved. “Operation Gratitude’s mission is to thank all who serve, forging strong bonds between grateful Americans and the Heroes who serve and protect them,” according to Kevin Schmiegel, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.) and CEO of Operation Gratitude. “The Halloween Candy Give-Back Program provides every American child the opportunity to learn about service, sacrifice and generosity.”

Donate and Win

Donate your unwrapped leftover Halloween candy, personal toiletries, and handwritten letters and you could win!


For each pound of candy donated to Operation Gratitude you will be entered to win our Halloween gift basket ($500 value), with the following items:

  • Oral-B Electric Toothbrush
  • Be Smile Smart Dental Plan
  • Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
  • And more!


Large donations made by organizations (schools, churches, etc.) will be entered to win a $250 cash donation to their organization from Advanced Dental Care.

Where to Donate

Candy, personal items, and letters can be dropped off at Advanced Dental Care located at 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from October 28th to November 8th:

  • Monday and Thursday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Both individual and organization winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 13th.

Please call 714-424-9099 for more information about our Halloween Candy Give Back event!

How Common Are Sports Dental Injuries?

September 24, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson @ 3:59 pm
woman putting on mouthguard

Have you ever worn a mouthguard during physical activity before? If not, you’re not being as safe as you could be. This plastic tray worn over the teeth is designed to protect against harmful contact with another person or hard object during sports. But do you need a mouthguard for all sports? Let’s take a closer look to answer that question and more you may have about mouthguards.

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