February 10, 2019
February 4, 2019
3 Tips for your Best Smile
Guest Blog by Sarah Mack Photography
Our patient and best photographer in Costa Mesa shares her favorite tips for capturing your best smile in photos for all of your special events!
Don’t forget to check out more of Sarah’s work at www.sarahmackphoto.com!
Tip 1: Get Goofy!
The photos you will love and cherish for a lifetime are those candid moments that you are truly in the moment having a great time! How you felt when you were taking the photo can be just as important as how you look. Don’t be afraid to get silly! Little giggles or full on belly laugh are the best moments! I ask my clients do all sorts of fun and silly things, to keep them moving and having fun! More often than not, these are the photos that they hang in their homes to bring them joy every single day.
Tip 2: Treat yourself to a Teeth Whitening
Nothing makes a smiles shine more than bright pearly whites. Don’t be afraid to show those chompers! Getting a teeth whitening the week before your session insures you will have full confidence that your smile shines as bright as you feel.
Tip 3: Choose a lip color that makes your Smile Pop!
Choosing blue based tones rather than orange reds make your teeth gleam! It all has to do with the color wheel. Blue is the exact opposite of yellow, so the visual effect of a red shade with a blue bass helps to make your teeth seem whiter.
When choosing a lipstick, remember that orange and yellow hues tend to bring that same color out in you teeth. Stay away from pinks and reds with an orangy tint.
Darker colors like plum and deep red make for a beautiful contrast to make your pearly whites pop!
If you prefer lighter pinks, lean towards a version with a berry hue, rather than a peachy hue.
Want to book Sarah Mack for your engagement photos, wedding, pregnancy photos, or another special event? Drop her a line here: www.sarahmackphoto.com/contact
For all of your dental care in Costa Mesa, please contact (714) 424-9099 or schedule online anytime at www.mycostamesadentist.com!
January 17, 2019
Porcelain Veneers in Costa Mesa
Have you ever wondered how you can fix that chip on your front tooth or teeth damaged in an accident or just close a small gap? You may have a variety of options including dental Porcelain Veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin sheets of porcelain bonded to the front of your natural tooth. They can instantly change the appearance and warmth of your smile.
Deciding whether Porcelain Veneers are a good option for you is a choice that you should make with a dentist you trust. Your dentist will perform an examination to let you know if you are a good candidate for dental veneers and discuss the options for achieving your dream smile.
Things to Consider when Choosing Dental Veneers
- Facial Shape
- Facial Symmetry
- Shape of Teeth
- Shape of Smile
- Size (length, width)
- Gum line
The Dental Veneers Process
Depending on how quickly you want to start dental veneers, you may achieve your dream smile in as little as two visits to our Costa Mesa dental office. For patients with more flexibility, it is best to take additional steps in the dental veneer process to ensure the best results.
Scheduling your initial visit with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson couldn’t be any easier! You can book online 24/7 or call, text, or email us with you desired appointment times.
Once you arrive for your initial visit and have registered, you will meet with Dr. Jorgenson to discuss what imperfections are bothering you about your smile and what your ideal smile would look like. Dr. Jorgenson will conduct an examination to provide all possible treatment options. He will then go over the many factors that must be evaluated when performing dental veneers to ensure we achieve your desired size, shape, shade, and overall aesthetic for your face.
We’ll use before and afters, shade guides, and smile libraries to help you choose the smile that is best for you!
Once you’ve decided to move forward with the veneers process, we’ll start by taking impressions of your current smile so the lab knows exactly where the teeth are currently located and the size, shape, and occlusion of the teeth. After taking the impressions, we send them to the lab with instructions on how to fabricate your Porcelain Veneers.
Wax-Up and Adjustments (Optional)
Our lab will create a plaster model of your current smile called a diagnostic cast and place the proposed shape and size veneers on the cast using dental wax. This allows you to envision what your smile could look like in real life 3D! You can review the proposed shape, size, approximate shade, alignment, and overall appearance of your new smile before the lab makes your permanent porcelain veneers. You will work with Dr. Jorgenson to make any adjustments to the diagnostic wax-up.
Prep and Temporaries
You are finally ready to start the physical preparation for porcelain veneers. Dr. Jorgenson begins by removing a thin layer of your natural tooth enamel to create creating a smooth, flat surface where the porcelain veneer will be placed. We only remove as much enamel as needed to bond the veneer in the proper placement for the most realistic, natural look. This is typically about half of a millimeter.
Once the teeth are prepped, a final impression is taken and this impression sent to the lab to make the permanent veneers. Next, we create temporary teeth-shaped coverings from an acrylic material to protect the teeth while the lab creates your permanent veneers. Temporary veneers do not look like permanent veneers and are only created to cover and protect the prepped teeth.
For most patients, this is the worst part of the process. You’re expecting a perfect smile, but instead the temporaries aren’t going to look perfect. Temporaries are not meant to last forever so be gentle to prevent fracturing. Avoid hard, sticky foods or foods that stain teeth easily. Your permanent veneers will be ready for final placement in 1-2 weeks.
The big day has finally come! You’re ready to finalize your dream smile. On the day of your final placement, you will again be numbed for your comfort. Dr. Jorgenson will remove the temporary veneers and make sure the teeth are clean. Then he will slide the permanent veneers into place so you can see what your new smile will look like and make any adjustments before the permanent cementation.
Once you’ve given us the thumbs up, Dr. Jorgenson will polish the teeth and apply an etching solution to the enamel where the veneers will be cemented. The etching material creates a more ideal surface for adhering the porcelain veneer to the natural tooth. Once the tooth is etched, the bonding or specialized tooth-colored cement will then be applied to the veneer and the veneer placed on your tooth. Once the veneer is in perfect position, it is cured or hardened into place using an ultraviolet curing light. This process continues until each porcelain veneer is permanently cemented.
Presto Chango! You have achieved your Dream Smile!
Advanced Dental Care is a full-service dental office in Costa Mesa, CA. Currently accepting New Patients. In-network with almost all PPO insurances and offer in-house dental plans for no insurance patients. Call (714) 424-9099 or visit www.mycostamesadentist.com to schedule now!
December 20, 2018
Did you know that sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the United States? It’s estimated that sleep apnea afflicts nearly 30 million men and women across the U.S. Reports also indicate that the condition accounts for $87 billion of lost productivity each year. Of course, this doesn’t even go into the health concerns you should know about if you have sleep apnea in Costa Mesa.
Instead of letting it wreak havoc on your overall health, consider these four reasons why you should get a dental device specifically for treating sleep apnea.
December 7, 2018
The Season for Giving – our favorite time of year!
As if creating beautiful, healthy smiles wasn’t enough, we also get to be a part of such a wonderful community in Orange County that offers so many opportunities to give back. It’s important to Dr. Jerey Jorgenson and our entire Costa Mesa dental staff to serve and to give whenever possible. The holidays hold a particularly special meaning, because it is the time for gathering with family and friends and spreading holiday cheer.
And although it is a joyful time for our family, the holidays may not be an easy time for everyone. It’s important to reach out to others to learn how you can help. During this Season for Giving, we encourage you to reach out to one of the many local organizations that help others in our community. This Christmas we have partnered with South County Outreach in Orange County who helped us adopt the Badrak family.
How You Can Help
We would love your support in helping to make the Badrak family have the most spectacular Christmas possible this year. Clothing, gift cards, gift certificates, toiletries, home and kitchen items, and other Christmas gifts for the family are greatly appreciated!
Please bring items for the family to our Costa Mesa dental office located at 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 by 5:00pm on Friday, December 14th.
New and existing patients will receive a $20 account credit for any donation!
Meet the Badraks
- Shirt Size: Medium
- Pants Size: 34-32
- Shoe Size: 11
- Favorite Color: Black
- Shirt Size: Size
- Pants Size: 4
- Shoe Size: 7.5
- Favorite Color: Blue
- Shirt Size: Size
- Pants Size: 3
- Shoe Size: 8
- Favorite Color: Green
- Shirt Size: Small
- Pants Size: 3
- Shoe Size: 8
- Favorite Color: Green
- Shirt Size: Medium
- Pants Size: 32-24
- Shoe Size: 11
- Favorite Color: Sky Blue
- Shirt Size: Small
- Pants Size: 28-30
- Shoe Size: 10
- Favorite Color: Baby Blue
- Shirt Size: Youth Small
- Pants Size: Youth Small
- Shoe Size: 5
- Favorite Color: White
For more information, please call us at (714) 424-9099 or email us at email@example.com.
November 23, 2018
Oh yeah! Black Friday Yeah!
On Friday, November 23rd, we’re offering Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening for only $299! That’s $200 off the regular price, but hurry this sale only lasts one day!
To take advantage of our amazing deal, you must purchase the service on Friday, November 23rd between 9:00am-5:00pm PST. Qualifying exam required – Exam not included. You must redeem treatment at our Costa Mesa dental office by December 31st, 2018.
$299 plus $10 processing fee
Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a professional, in-office teeth whitening that can whiten teeth up to 8 shades lighter in just one hour!
How does Zoom! Teeth Whitening work?
Zoom! is a proven professional teeth whitening system. The whitening system is an in-office procedure performed by a trained dental assistant.
A prescription strength hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel with pH booster is applied to your teeth andbreaks down stain forming molecules on tooth enamel. This process is accelerated by Philips Whitespeed Blue LED Lamp. The intensity of the lamp can be adjusted depending on desired results and risk of sensitivity.
The procedure is performed in 15-minutes sessions and up to 4 sessions can be completed. Discuss the best option for you during your consultation with Dr. Jorgenson.
Preparing for your Zoom! Teeth Whitening Appointment
Zoom! Teeth Whitening works by breaking down stains on the teeth. This process can cause sensitivity that is often described as “zingers”. You’ll want to be sure to have a consultation with Dr. Jorgenson to ensure Zoom! is appropriate for you.
If you’re concerned about sensitivity, start prepping about two weeks prior to your appointment. Use a toothpaste with potassium nitrate such as Sensodyne. The toothpaste will help to temporarily block pain signals triggered by the bleaching gel.
You can also take up to 800mg of ibuprofen about one hour prior to your appointment.
Because the process is designed to remove stains from the enamel, plaque and tarter should be removed prior to the procedure. If teeth are covered by plaque and tartar, the whitening gel must fight through this hard substances before getting to the enamel. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure teeth are clean.
We highly recommend a dental exam and cleaning to remove plaque and tartar for best results. You can schedule your dental cleaning at our Costa Mesa dental office anytime by calling (714) 424-9099 or visit us at www.mycostamesadentist.com.
Caring for your Smile after Zoom! Teeth Whitening
After you achieve amazing results, you’ll want to be sure to avoid tooth-staining foods, drinks, and lifestyle choices to maintain that dazzling smile. Items to avoid:
- Red Wine
- Foods with color additives
- Tomato-based products
If sensitivity persists, apply your Relief ACP gel to relieve sensitivity and to help remineralize the teeth.
More importantly, you can maintain excellent oral health by visiting your dentist as prescribed and keep up good at-home brushing and flossing habits.
Advanced Dental Care is a full-service dental office in Costa Mesa, CA conveniently located by the 405, 55, and 73. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call/text (714) 424-9099 or visit us online at .
November 19, 2018
Cavity treatment in Costa Mesa
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), tooth decay is the second most prevalent health condition in the U.S. after the common cold. If you’ve never had a cavity, great work! However, it’s very likely that at some point in your life you will develop at least one.
How will you know if you have a cavity? Just because you aren’t experiencing any pain doesn’t mean everything is fine and dandy. You could have active decay that is in the early stages and may be able to be reversed with professional dental care. Tooth decay exhibits a variety of symptoms depending on the severity of your tooth decay.
Symptoms of a Cavity
• Nothing (best time to catch decay in the early stages)
• Continuous or spontaneous tooth pain
• Tooth sensitivity
• Pain (dull or sharp) when eating something sweet, hot, or cold
• Visible staining on the surface of your tooth which may appear brown, black, or white
• Visible holes in your tooth (the holes are likely cavities)
• Pain when chewing or biting your teeth down together
What to do if you have a cavity?
A quick exam at our Costa Mesa dental office will let you know the best course of treatment for your particular situation. The recommendation could be as simple as a “watch” with recommendations for home care to fluoride treatment.
If the decay is more pervasive or you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson may recommend treatment for the cavity. Treatment options could include a composite (tooth-colored) filling for moderate decay. If the decay is covering many surfaces of the tooth or has affected deeper layers of the tooth a dental crown may be recommended.
In more severe situations, the decay can reach the pulp which houses the nerves and blood vessels of the tooth. Once decay has gotten this far a root canal and dental crown would likely be the recommended treatment. If decay has completely destroyed the tooth or if the infection is too pervasive the tooth may not be savable and might have to be extracted.
How to prevent a cavity?
You can help prevent the damaging effects of plaque and tartar at home by brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush, using a toothpaste with fluoride, and flossing at least once a day. Additional preventative measures include eating a well-balanced diet, rinsing after meals if you can’t brush, and asking your dentist about fluoride treatment. Most importantly, seeing your dentist at regularly prescribed visits can determine if the above measures are effective for you.
Importance of Routine Dental Visits
Obviously, the best time to catch a cavity would be in the early stages, when there are few, if any, symptoms (trust us on this one).
That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) and dental professionals stress the importance of maintaining regular visits to your dentist. Although we are always here when you need us, we don’t want to get into the habit of only seeing you when you are in pain!
At each visit to our office, we will continue to evaluate whether we need to see you every 3, 4 or 6 months in order to ensure you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
Think you need a dental crown? Get 50% off an all ceramic crown upgrade until November 30, 2018!
November 3, 2018
FREE DENTAL EXAMS AND X-RAYS
50% OFF TREATMENT*
Monday, November 12, 2018 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thank you for your service!
Honoring our heroes is important to us, but too often America’s veterans return home only to face more battles. Obtaining medical and dental care for veterans shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and the Advanced Dental Care team are giving back this Veteran’s Day by offering free dental exams and x-rays for veterans. In addition, any dental treatment needed will be provided at 50% off.
Dental Care for Veterans
Welcome to our office
At Advanced Dental Care, your comfort and satisfaction is our number one priority. We do our best to prepare for your appointment before you arrive. On your first visit to our Costa Mesa dental office, you’ll quickly check-in in our private registration room before making yourself at home. We offer blankets, pillows, aromatherapy, music, DirectTV, internet and more to help you feel as relaxed as possible. You’ll meet our dental team and discuss any concerns about the health or appearance of your smile. Once we know about anything that is bothering you, we will get started with your dental exam.
The dental exam
Your dental assistant will start by taking a few digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are important in providing dental care for veterans, because they provide diagnostic images that may not be visible to the eye. Your dental assistant may also take intraoral photos or a 3D scan using our iTero digital scanner. Next you’ll meet Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson, owner/dentist of Advanced Dental Care. After Dr. Jorgenson’s comprehensive exam, he’ll discuss any areas of concern using the digital images taken earlier in the appointment.
Dr. Jorgenson’s treatment philosophy is to identify why your dental condition might be occurring and recommend the most conservative approach to treating the condition. A condition may have multiple treatment options and only you and Dr. Jorgenson can choose the treatment option that is best for you. We strongly encourage patients to take an active role in their treatment to ensure the best outcomes. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you want. Dr. Jorgenson will then work with our treatment coordinator, Angeliki, to prepare a custom treatment plan for you.
Making dental care possible
We always work with our patients to ensure they can receive the dental care they need, but on Monday, November 9th dental care for veterans will be offered for 50% off our standard fees. We can also make financial arrangements to further assist with treatment investments. This includes in-office or third-party payment plans including up to 18 months with 0% interest**!
To schedule an appointment or for any questions, please call us at (714) 424-9099 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Dental Care is a full-service dental office located at 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Specializing in family and cosmetic dentistry. For more information, please visit us online at www.mycostamesadentist.com.
*Excludes Orthodontic treatments. **Upon qualifying credit for treatment plans over $1000.
October 1, 2018
Operation Gratitude – Halloween Candy Buy Back
What’s better than having your Halloween candy and helping our troops too? Getting Paid!
We’ve partnered with Operation Gratitude again to host our 4th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back to help say “Thank You” to our troops. It’s so simple – sell us your extra Halloween candy and we’ll pay $1/lb to take it off your hands. Operation Gratitude will take it from there.
Who is Operation Gratitude?
Operation Gratitude is a wonderful organization that supports troops through various programs, including sending care packages to our troops overseas. The Operation Gratitude team will send your candy and any other personal items you’d like to give in personalized packages. We strongly encourage any personal letters or cards to put in words how much you appreciate their service to our country!
And don’t worry, we’ll be donating toothbrushes and toothpaste to help keep their smiles healthy after enjoying your sweet treats.
Where do I drop off my candy?
Bring your extra Halloween candy to Advanced Dental Care 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Please see reminders and drop off times below.
October 24th – November 9th
- Mondays 9:00am – 7:00 pm
- Tuesdays 9:00am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesdays 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Thursdays 9:00am – 7:00pm
- Fridays 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays – Call or email to check our schedule! (714) 793-0841
On November 9th, we’ll be renting a U-haul and driving up all of your donations to the Operation Gratitude warehouse so make sure to get your candy to our office by 5:00pm.
Let’s remind our troops that we’re here for them and help put a smile on their faces when they are away from home.
- Candy must be unopened.
- Personal items must be unused.
- Cards and letters to the troops welcomed and encouraged!
September 17, 2018
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Read this article to find out more and then schedule your Complimentary Consultation at our Costa Mesa dental office.
Who can benefit from Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign can treat patients with malocclusion – overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, open bites, crowded teeth, and mainly straight teeth that need minor adjustments. Malocclusion causes affects teeth, gums, and the jaw and can result in severe pain, bruxism, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
The benefits of Invisalign go beyond straightening teeth to give you a more beautiful smile, it also improves the health and longevity of your smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign treatment works just like traditional metal braces, but provides the convenience and privacy desired by using clear aligners made of a special thermoplastic material. The trays are strong enough to cause teeth to move and thin enough to be virtually invisible.
The amount and timing of pressure applied on the teeth is no accident. Your case is designed just for you! Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and the Invisalign laboratory work together to provide you with a custom course of treatment to move your teeth to the right place at the right time.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Invisalign treatment time can range anywhere from a few months to up to several years. Every smile is different and treatment time depends on how much and what type of movement is needed to get your teeth into the proper position.
Scheduling you iTero 3D scan is the first step to determining treatment time. You can book anytime online at www.mycostamesadentist.com.
Can I eat with the Invisalign trays?
YES! You can eat anytime, anywhere, and anything without having to worry about every meal getting jammed up in metal brackets like traditional braces.
When it is time to eat, simply remove your Invisalign trays, put them in your personal carrying case, and enjoy! After you’re finished, just pop them back on and you’re back in action. We do recommend brushing or rinsing your teeth before putting the trays back in.
Can I take my Invisalign trays out to brush and floss?
YES! Take your Invisalign trays out to brush and floss in the morning, in the evening, and after meals.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Any discomfort from Invisalign treatment is mild and experienced mostly when you switch to a new set of trays as this is when the pressure is the most. Nothing ibuprofen can’t help with in most cases.
Will Invisalign affect my speech?
You may experience a slight change, but once you get used to speaking while wearing your trays there is typically no noticeable difference in speech.
How much does Invisalign cost?
You can be assured that at Advanced Dental Care in Costa Mesa, the fee for Invisalign is totally all-inclusive. No surprises at the end of treatment.
The total cost of Invisalign depends on whether you are an Express case or a Full case. The fee covers the initial consult, all photographic records, your 3D model digital scan, the initial delivery and placement of any attachments, and all visits thereafter. Our fee also includes any additional trays needed at the end of treatment, called refinements, to ensure your smile and occlusion are right.
The value is priceless. The cost ranges from $3000-$6000 and worth the investment in your health and appearance!
Does my insurance cover Invisalign?
It might and we would be more than happy to check your dental insurance coverage and benefits at no charge. Just give us a call or shoot us an email. We just need a few pieces of information and can let you know within 10-15 minutes in most cases.
What is the difference between Invisalign and other companies like Smile Direct Club?
Everyone wants Invisalign. Of course, it was only a matter of time before other companies would catch up to this clearly amazing treatment. Orthodontic procedures are major dental treatments that change bone and affect the structures in your mouth.
Invisalign is patented, proven technology that works! Your treatment is designed, produced, and overseen by Invisalign certified dentists. You can feel confident knowing that you are in good hands with your most valuable asset, YOUR SMILE!
When choosing a provider, you want to ensure your dentist is trained and experienced in Invisalign treatment. That’s why so many patients trust Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson with their Invisalign treatment and that’s why he has become a the top Gold Invisalign doctor in Costa Mesa.
How do I get Invisalign?
On your initial visit, you will meet with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson, a Gold Invisalign provider, to discuss your smile and how Invisalign can help you. Dr. Jorgenson will perform a visual consult and take a series of smile photos to document your current teeth, gum, and jaw position.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will take a 3D digital laser scan of your smile using the latest iTero digital technology. The scan produces a 3D digital model of your teeth, which is used to determine exactly how and where to move teeth to achieve a straight, healthy smile.
You’ll be able to see how Invisalign can improve your smile with the iTero Outcome Simulator. Dr. Jeremy then works with the Invisalign laboratory on each case to design a custom treatment plan. You’ll be prescribed however many sets of aligners are needed to move your teeth.
When the trays arrive, you will come back to our office where we will apply any attachments and go over the at-home process and care. You will pick up several weeks of aligners at one-time and change to the next tray in the series every 1-2 weeks. Each aligner gradually shifts your teeth closer to the desired end result.
In no time, you will be smiling ear-to-ear showing off your brand new smile.
Call (714)424-9099 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!
Advanced Dental Care is a full-service dental office located at 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 offering morning, evening, and weekend appointments.