From heart problems to lung cancer, there are numerous consequences for smoking. If you’re struggling with tooth loss, here’s another one: use of tobacco products has been linked to dental implant failure. Although there are other tooth-replacement options available, dental implants are the only ones that preserve your jawbone, don’t move when your chew, and can last for 30+ years. So, if you are an avid user of cigarettes, cigars, and other popular products with tobacco in them, here’s what you need to know about smoking and dental implants.
If you missed your chance for braces as a teen or your teeth have moved some over the years, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by alignment issues. As an alternative to metal brackets and wires, many adults are choosing Invisalign to fix gapped or overcrowded teeth. The clear aligners are a discreet solution, which is partly the reason 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. Although you’d like to improve your smile, you might wonder, am I too old for Invisalign? No! You’re never too old to invest in a healthy, attractive smile; however, there are a few things you need to know before getting started.
The internet is full of do-it-yourself hacks, from home renovation to self-improvement to even dental health! There are a plethora of viral fads that promise to be affordable and effective methods for enhancing your appearance—and it doesn’t take long for these trends to spread like wildfire (thanks TikTok!).
While these dental tips may seem easy, fun, and harmless, they can secretly cause irreversible damage to your oral health. Read on to learn three dental TikTok trends that you should avoid at all costs.
Are you ready to show off your smile this summer? If you’re shaking your head ‘no’, don’t worry—cosmetic services may be the perfect solution for you! Veneers are just one of the many options, and they can completely transform your smile in as little as two appointments!
If you’re hoping to improve the appearance of your teeth to achieve a more dazzling grin, then keep reading. We’ll explain what porcelain veneers are and how they can make your smile vacation-ready.
Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Be kind to your SMILE.
Advanced Dental Care
Let’s Be Kind. One of the most principal cornerstones of our practice philosophy is KINDNESS.
Approaching everything we do at Advanced Dental Care – preparing for patient appointments, answering the phone, conducting doctor and hygiene oral exams, performing treatment, following up on claims… all comes from a place of kindness. This simple gesture is incredibly fulfilling and has created strong, meaningful bonds with our team members, with our patients, and with our community.
Scrolling through Instagram last year we came across a local account @LetsBeKindDay. We immediately reached out to Let’s Be Kind for more information and found out that the Costa Mesa non-profit was started by a high school student Rebekah and her mom on a journey to create a culture of kindness at her school – and now in schools all across the United States. When we meet other people that not only embody kindness, but devote their lives to promoting it to others, we are ecstatic to say the least. We knew we wanted to do whatever we could to help and be a part of the mission.
That’s why we’re asking you to join us on Monday, April 26th to celebrate Let’s Be Kind Day by wearing your LBK t-shirt (and any other LBK swag you have) to help spread the message. Together we can make the world a better place with a little bit of kindness!
To show our kindness, we’re giving you 3 great offers to choose from when you purchase a LBK item from their site or in our office (limited selection available):
There always seems to be a new fad that makes its way around online. After all, the internet is a place that is full of all sorts of information on countless different subjects, including dentistry. However, not all of the trends that you see online are worth giving a try. There are numerous dental “hacks” online that could end up damaging your smile. Here are just a few of them that you should be especially wary of for the sake of your oral health.
Now that it’s February, you’re probably seeing heart-shaped things everywhere. Not only is Valentine’s Day right around the corner, but February is American Heart Month! It’s the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on your cardiovascular health. One of the easiest ways to help keep your heart healthy is to start with your smile! Research reports that unhealthy gums can have a significant impact on the rest of your body and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Read on to learn more about how caring for your gums can benefit your heart.
No one wants to be walking around with stained teeth, but this is an unfortunate reality for many people. It is especially frustrating when you don’t know why it is happening or what you can do to reduce it. One common cause for discoloration is ‘tannins,’ which is found in certain foods and beverages. Continue reading to learn more about how tannins cause you to experience staining as well as how teeth whitening can help.
Are you thinking about cosmetic dentistry? Dental veneers are an amazing option to totally redo your smile quickly and beautifully. Best of all – you control the outcome. With dental veneers, patients get to choose their perfect size, shape, and shade of the smile they want.
When choosing the shade of your smile, you will have to consider several aspects. Some people want a natural looking smile close to their natural color while others want a bright, white Hollywood smile. But what if you aren’t getting full-mouth veneers? How will you make your new teeth match your existing teeth? How much time and money do you want to invest? Should you whiten your teeth before dental veneers?
The dental implant process begins when you schedule a consultation with your dentist. From there, they’ll be able to outline an incredibly thorough treatment plan to restore your smile, including what type of implant-retained restoration you need. There are three main types: single tooth implants that hold a crown, an implant bridge or partial to replace several teeth, or a complete implant denture to restore an entire arch of teeth. Read on to learn about the three different types of implants that your dentist may suggest during your consultation.