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.
For some people, going to the dentist is right up there with getting a colonoscopy, a prostate exam, a Pap smear (need I go on?). If you hate going to the dentist, take a deep breath, we’re here to help.
According to the Colgate website, “Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million people. In a survey by the British Dental Health Foundation, 36% of those who didn’t see a dentist regularly said that fear was the main reason.”
Common Dental Fears:
Sound of Dental Tools
Lack of Control
Sometimes patients hate going to the dentist as a result of one bad experience and sometimes it’s just a general fear. The fear becomes a problem when patients avoid the dentist because of their fear. Patients with dental phobia or dental fear who avoid the dentist often end up with painful, urgent dental conditions that require more serious treatment like fillings, dental crowns, root canals, extractions, etc.
Overcoming your Dental Fears
If you’re reading this and thinking, “I still hate going to the dentist”, than you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have a fear of needles or just the thought of a dental drill makes your skin crawl, we understand that the fear is real and we want you to know that we are here to help!
There’s no need to be ashamed or worried, we totally get it. We’ve heard it all and have been told how much dentists are disliked more times than we’d like to recount. That’s why we strive to make each and every visit to our Costa Mesa dental office as enjoyable as possible.
Gentle Dentistry in Costa Mesa
Great News! You no longer have to dread going to the dentist. At Advanced Dental Care, we go the extra mile to ensure you have a positive, successful experience every time you visit us. We pride ourselves on continual improvement to provide you with:
No matter how old your child is, an important part of being
a parent is helping them get ready for the new school year. From buying all the
right school supplies to making sure their vaccinations are up to date, it’s
crucial that they’re prepared for the coming year. One way to be sure they’re
ready is by helping them keep their teeth in tip-top shape. Read on as a children’s
dentist in Costa Mesa offers 5 things to add to your kid’s back-to-school
checklist for healthy teeth.
It’s that time of year where parents and students transition from summer vacation mode to back to school mode. While you’re busy gathering the items on your school supply list, shopping for new clothes, and getting your hair cut, don’t forget one of the most important visits you need to schedule: the dentist!
Seeing your dentist before school starts is the best way to ensure your child’s smile is in spectacular shape. This could be especially important if summer vacay mode included lots of carbonated beverages, sugary snacks like popsicles, or staying up late and forgetting to brush your teeth before bed.
Book your child’s dental visit now: https://www.mycostamesadentist.com/childrens-dentistry.html
So, picture this: you’re on vacation, maybe soaking up the
sun in a tropical location, and that’s when it hits you. The feeling of a
throbbing pain in your tooth that turns your wonderful day into an
uncomfortable experience. It’s hard to enjoy your vacation with pain in your
mouth, which is why you may need a root canal. But what can you do if you’re
away from your dentist? Keep reading to learn more about the most common signs
of needing a root canal in Costa Mesa and what you can do during your vacation
to stay healthy.
We are so honored and blessed to announce that this July we are celebrating 5 years in service as your Costa Mesa dentist! Wow! We really can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. We are so amazed and honored by your trust and loyalty in us.
What you mean to us
Beyond the business of dental care – we have met such wonderful people who let us become a part of their lives. From our patients, to our friends at the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, to our family and friends – it’s really been an unbelievable experience. These personal connections over the last 5 years are truly the most memorable. The time spent laughing, crying, and making life-long relationships with all of you, it’s something we don’t certainly don’t take lightly.
Our growing family
Another amazing feat is the growth of our dental team. As a dental team, we’ve grown from one doctor and 3 staff members to two doctors, two front office staff, three dental assistants, and four dental hygienists! Growing our team has allowed us to see more patients and provide the highest quality of care possible. On a personal level, we’ve had three marriages, two babies, and one on the way this August (Dr. Jorgenson)! We are truly a family and we hope you love our dental family as much as we do.
It’s very important to us to always be improving and being the best dental care team we can for you. We will continue acquiring the latest dental technology and attending Continuing Education courses. We plan to continue offer evening and weekend dental appointments, as well as, emergency dental care. Looking to the future, we hope we can continue growing (and who knows, maybe even one day open a second location)!
Being your Costa Mesa dentist inspires us to continue learning, exploring, and demonstrating the highest levels of dental care possible. It inspires us to teach more people about the importance of dental care, wellness, and leading healthy lifestyles. It inspires us to continue to be involved in our community and give back however we can. Being your Costa Mesa dentist inspires us to just be better!
Celebrate with us
Please join us for a 5th Anniversary – Party in the Park on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at Wakeham Park in Costa Mesa, CA from 12:00-3:00pm.
Roughly 85% of
Americans eventually have their wisdom teeth removed, according to the American
Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; odds are that you’ve already had
yours taken out at some point. If you have a teenager or young adult, they
could have their extra teeth coming in soon – and most likely, you’ll want them
as soon as possible! Here are X reasons why you should schedule an appointment
to remove your teen’s wisdom teeth in Costa Mesa this summer.
You wake up with a runny nose, sore throat. Blah! What now? You probably assume you are coming down with a seasonal bug and start loading vitamins, fluids, and other over-the-counter medicines. But what do you do when end up in a dental emergency, like a cracked tooth? What now? Most of us aren’t that familiar with the recommendations. That’s why we want to make sure you are prepared with these tips!
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency isn’t a temporary veneer that has come off or a weird taste in your mouth. It’s any situation that requires urgent care to save a broken or knocked-out tooth, stop bleeding, or relieve unbearable tooth/mouth pain. Don’t worry if you still aren’t sure! We’re available 24/7 by phone, text, email, and live chat to answer your questions.
Tips for Treating Common Dental Emergencies
Fortunately, we are experienced and knowledgeable in dental emergencies here in Costa Mesa. If you or someone you know thinks you might be having a dental emergency just give us a call and we’ll help you determine if you’ll need to see one of our dentists.
Depending on if the tooth is an adult or baby tooth, there are different recommendations.
If it’s a permanent adult tooth, you’ll want to try to put the tooth back in the socket. Try not to touch the root (the part you normally don’t see) in order to keep it intact and clean. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, then you can try to place it between your check and gums, in a cup of milk, or in ADA-approved tooth-preservation solution. KEEP THE TOOTH WET!
If it’s a baby tooth, call us at (714) 424-9099 as soon as possible. Unlike an adult tooth, you will NOT want to try to put the tooth back in the mouth. Most importantly, remain calm and reassure your child that everything will be okay!
A cracked tooth can crack superficially or can crack deep! Ouch! If the tooth is still in your mouth, try rinsing with warm water (cold water can cause more pain if the root is exposed). If you are experiencing any swelling, please a cold ice pack on the outside of your face in that area. If you’ve lost the tooth, see the advice above.
You can call or text us at (714) 424-9099 to schedule your emergency visit.
A toothache can be caused by a number of things, but nonetheless is never enjoyable. Some times tooth pain comes and goes, but sometimes it just gets down right unbearable. Try rinsing with some warm salt water to cleanse the mouth and gently floss to remove any food.
If you’re experiencing sensitivity when chewing or drinking hot or cold liquids, then avoid chewing or drinking in that area. You can also apply a cold ice pack to the outside of the face.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Oh no! You’re bleeding or swelling. Make sure you use a clean tissue or cloth and apply pressure to any cuts or wounds on the outside of the mouth. For a bleeding tongue or gums, try rinsing with warm salt water. If you experiencing excessive bleeding that isn’t stopping or have punctured the lips, cheeks, other skin around the mouth, please seek emergency medical care.
Tips for Preventing Emergencies
The best way to treat a dental emergency is to prevent one all together! Follow these tips to keep you and your family safe: He
NEVER use your teeth as tools!
Wear a mouthguard when playing sports like soccer, football, boxing, and hockey
Wear a helmet for indoor and outdoor sports where objects could harm your mouth or where the chance of falling is increased (baseball, football, skateboarding, biking, etc.)
Although tempting – avoid chewing on ice and hard candies
Watch children with household items and small toys that can be put in the mouth