July 5, 2017
On behalf of all of the Advanced Dental Care staff and Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson, Costa Mesa Dentist, we want to send the biggest thank you and gratitude to our loyal and amazing patients! In the last three years, our dental practice has grown so much. It has been an amazing journey thus far. Our dental team has tripled in size and are seeing more patients than ever. We owe it to our patients for being so appreciative and sharing their experiences at our office with their friends, family, co-workers and on social media! We also believe this is a reflection of the endless hours we dedicate to ensuring our staff, skills, and technology are always top-notch!
When we started Advanced Dental Care in July 2014, we were new to the Costa Mesa community. We didn’t know many people and we didn’t know how the patients would feel about seeing a new dentist. Thankfully, not only did the patients completely embrace the change, they were thrilled with the change! And the community embraced us too. We are so very thankful for the continued support and warm welcomes from the community.
30 Days of Giveaways!
Now for the fun part.. Instead of our usual anniversary party, this year we’ve decided to celebrate ALL MONTH LONG! That’s right, we will be celebrating our success, our staff, and our patients throughout the entire month of July. Check out some of the amazing pics below from our three years in business and then check out our 30 Days of Giveaways! blog for information on how to celebrate with us!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are endlessly grateful for all of your love and support! Can’t wait to see you on your next visit! 🙂 If you are interested in becoming a patient, please call or text us at (714) 424-9099 or you can book online 24/7 at www.mycostamesadentist.com!
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June 26, 2015
By Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson
Just like all other medical fields, prevention is truly the best way to approach dentistry. Every patient is different, has a different genetic make-up, a different diet, different daily habits, etc. No matter all of the differences we have, we can all still take the necessary steps to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. (more…)
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Preventing Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
January 29, 2015
By Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson
Have you ever wondered why you need x-rays taken at the dentist? Although dentists are heroes, they don’t have x-ray vision. Dentists can identify areas of concern on the visible surfaces of the teeth, but a dental x-ray is necessary to see what is going on underneath the surface, in-between teeth, and at the root. Dentists can learn a lot of valuable information about the history of your teeth and the current state of your mouth by taking dental x-rays.
Different Types of Dental X-Rays
Your dentist will generally perform a set of Full Mouth x-rays (FMX) on your first visit, every few years, or if you experience any significant health changes. A set of Full Mouth x-rays takes images of all upper and lower teeth. More often, your dentist will take Bitewing and Periapical x-rays. Bitewing x-rays can be taken of both upper and lower teeth and are focused on just the crown of a tooth. A Bitewing x-ray can detect cavities or changes in bone density. Periapical x-rays can be taken of any tooth, but generally only show one to two teeth at a time and include the root to the crown of the tooth.
Panoramic x-rays are a type of extraoral (outside of the mouth) images. They take a picture of the entire mouth structure in a single photo. Ask your dentist for more information on other types of x-rays.
At Advanced Dental Care, we use digital x-rays which emit about half the radiation of traditional film x-rays. Digital X-Rays work by placing a rectangular sensor in the mouth that acts as a backdrop for the image of the tooth. The images are generated right into your chart and can be viewed instantly!
Occasionally, a patient will have questions about the safety of taking dental x-rays. The American Dental Association works very closely with the FDA on radiation safety. Digital x-rays combined with trained professionals and equipment monitoring provide for minimal doses of radiation exposure which have been found to be completely safe.
Digital x-rays have been a great technological advancement for the dental field. Ask your dentist to show you your crowns and roots at your next dental visit!
January 20, 2015
By Elizabeth M. Thurm, RDH
The Importance of Fluoride
Fluoride Treatment Benefits
Fluoride is an all natural element that is present in water supplies, minerals, and many foods. When it is delivered to the tooth surface it can dramatically reduce the rate of caries and have a reparative effect. Fluoride treatment works primarily and most effectively as a topical mechanism (whether it is being delivered through drinking tap water, foods, products, or beverages) to remineralize tooth structure, to prevent demineralization and to inhibit plaque bacteria. When fluoride is present on the tooth surface and in plaque it inhibits acid demineralization by reducing the solubility of the tooth mineral. Fluoride treatment accelerates the remineralization process by adsorbing to mineral crystals within the tooth and attracting calcium ions. In addition, fluoride ions incorporate into the remineralizing tooth structure, resulting in the development of fluorapatite-like crystals. These crystals are less soluble than the original enamel mineral and make remineralized lesions less susceptible to future demineralization.
In plain English, fluoride helps strengthen your teeth and prevents them from eroding!
Everyone can benefit from the use of fluoride treatment and it’s effects through their toothpaste, although, some patients may need an added amount due to different circumstances such as root exposure, sensitivity, high plaque levels, dry mouth and the individual’s caries risk. Don’t forget to ask your dentist or dental hygienist if you can benefit from added amounts of fluoride.
January 13, 2015
By Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson
Maintaining Healthy Teeth
I know, I know, visiting your dentist two to four times a year isn’t always convenient or looked forward to, but going to the dentist regularly is exactly what can prevent you from having a painful and unpleasant dental experience later. In dental care, prevention and education are key.
Like other conditions and diseases of the body some are governed by genetics and environment, but a large part is also based on what we do to take care of ourselves. Unfortunately, dental care can often take a back seat to other things until the symptoms become urgent, painful, or even embarrassing. Don’t wait until a dental problem arises. Visiting your dentist at least two times a year can screen for oral cancer, issues with breath (an indicator of internal health), active decay, periodontal disease, orthodontic conditions, damaged teeth, etc. Finding a problem in its early stages will provide a wider variety of, and often cheaper, solutions to your oral conditions. The exam can also reveal other serious problems with health such as high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, and more.
You should discuss with your dentist all medical history and any issues that you might be concerned about. Your dentist should be an integral part of your healthcare team just like your regular physician. In fact, you might even be seeing your dentist more often than your other healthcare providers. Prevention is the best thing you can do for your mouth and your body.
The dental exam should consist of an oral cancer screening, x-rays, an exam by your hygienist which may include probing and periodontal charting, and an oral examination by your dentist. The exams are quick, but can reveal a lot about the state of your health. Dentists are here to help and to reduce any fears you may have about dental procedures. Be open and express your concerns. You’ll take care of yourself in the long run and be glad you took care of that cavity before it became a root canal (ouch!).