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How do I know if I have a cavity?

November 19, 2018

Cavity treatment in Costa Mesa

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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

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• 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?

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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.

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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!

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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.

You can always schedule an appointment by calling/texting us at   (714) 424-9099, by email at info@mycostamesadentist.com, or by clicking “Book An Appointment“.

Think you need a dental crown?  Get 50% off an all ceramic crown upgrade until November 30, 2018!

 

Back-to-School – Smile Smart Tips

August 14, 2018

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Smile Smart Tips for Success!

Going back-to-school is bittersweet for both parents and students.  No one wants summer to end, but students enjoy going back to school to see their friends again, getting back into school sports, and moving one step closer to graduation!

Even though going back-to-school is an exciting time, students can experience anxiety.  Anxiety can interfere with sleep, wellness, and performance.  But don’t worry!  We’ve compiled some smile smart tips to help you smoothly transition back into the school year.

Smile Smart Tip # 1

Of course our first tip is to complete your dental exam and x-rays, and cleaning, before school starts.  These services are often covered at 100% by dental insurance.  Nothing can distract students more than throbbing, achy tooth pain that requires an emergency dental visit. Make sure your dental health is an A+ for academic success!

Smile Smart Tip # 2

Our second tip is to get enough sleep.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends:

  • 9-12 hours for school-age children
  • 8-10 hours for teens
  • 7 or more hours for adults

Not getting restful sleep?  Schedule a consultation for Sleep Apnea or Bruxism.  A custom sleep device to treat sleep apnea can improve sleep quality and reduce chances for heart disease or stroke.  A custom nightguard to prevent grinding that can cause poor sleep, headaches, and aggrevated TMJ.

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Our third tip is to choose healthy food and drinks to feel your best and keep your teeth strong and healthy.  Avoid drinks with color additives, sugar, carbonation, or acid to protect against decay and erosion.  Choose foods with calcium, minerals like cheese, yogurt, almonds, leafy greens, and carrots.

Smile Smart Tip # 4

Our fourth tip is to protect your smile during school sports.  An injury can cause broken teeth, dead teeth, and even permanent tooth loss.  Consider a custom athletic mouthguard for school sports in your school colors!

Smile Smart Tip # 5

Brush and floss for at least 2 minutes twice a day to maintain good oral hygiene between dental visits.  Choose a soft bristled toothbrush making circular motions at a 45 degree angle and waxed floss or flosser picks to get the areas in between teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.

 

For more information on these smile smart tips or to schedule an appointment, please call/text us at (714) 424-9099 or you can schedule online, send email, or live chat us at www.mycostamesadentist.com.

Advanced Dental Care is proudly owned by Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson and provides family and cosmetic dentistry in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Long Beach, and Orange County.  Call today!

Patient Appreciation Month – 4 Years as your Costa Mesa Dentist

July 10, 2018

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Celebrating 4 Years – Your Costa Mesa Dentist!

We are THRILLED to be celebrating 4 years in service to our community as your Costa Mesa dentist!  When we first set out to provide dental care in Costa Mesa we knew that patients would have a lot of choices, but hoped that you would give us the opportunity to show you that we are different.

We think its safe to say that our patients truly enjoy coming to see us and have helped us expand tremendously by referring their friends, family, and co-workers.  Our dream of a ever-growing family of patients and friends is exactly what we envisioned.

Now its our turn to thank YOU!  All month long we are celebrating our wonderful network of patients with special offers and prizes.

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Wow! And that’s not all.

We’ll be giving away special prizes too!  All current patients seen in the last 6 months will be eligible to win one of our prizes:

Want to win, but haven’t been in to see us in the last 6 months? 

No worries!  Schedule your appointment anytime online at www.mycostamesadentist.com or call/text us at (714) 424-9099 or email info@mycostamesadentist.com.

THANK YOU for your continued loyalty and support!  We LOVE being your dedicated Costa Mesa dental team and look forward to taking care of you and your family for many years to come! : )

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*Tickets will be purchased in winners name once awarded.

Dental Cleaning vs. At-Home Care

January 26, 2018

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Dentist in Costa Mesa Says Reduce Stress for Back to School

July 31, 2017

Our dentist in Costa Mesa provides children’s dentistry. We love back to school season at Advanced Dental Care — but we also know kids’ dental health can get a little out of whack during August and September. Bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, may occur as your child starts to adjust their sleeping schedules to wake up early again. As your child gets back into the figurative grind, make sure their teeth aren’t getting into one, too. Learn more about preventing stress and associated bruxism in this week’s blog post from your dentist in Costa Mesa, Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson!

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30 Days of Giveaways! – Advanced Dental Care

July 5, 2017

Celebrating 3 Years in Business!

This July is our 3rd year in business as your favorite Costa Mesa Dentist!  From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank our patients, families, and friends enough for all of their love and support.

We are celebrating all month long with patient rewards, daily prizes, and a special 30 Days of Giveaways contest!  Our friends in the community have donated some AMAZING prizes for our patients to win.  Each day we will post a new prize on our social media accounts.

Instagram: @MyCostaMesaDentist

Facebook: @MyCostaMesaDentist

Twitter: @MyCostaMesaDDS

You can enter to win the following prizes by clicking on the item name!

Day 1: Be Smile Smart Plan

  • Sponsored by Advanced Dental Care
  • Includes Two Exams, Full-set of X-Rays, and Two Prohylaxis Cleanings

Day 2: Pur Gum Gift Box  –  WINNER: Andrei H!

Day 3: 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon Gift Bag  –  WINNER: Max F!

Day 4: $100 Gift Card to MilkandEggs.com  –  WINNER: Brendan M!

Day 5: Family Pack Regal Theater Movie Tickets WINNER: Andrei H!

Day 6: Waterpik Water Flosser WINNER: Easton F!

Day 7: Two Free Meals – Halal Guys – 5 WinnersWINNER: Azen S!

Day 8: $30 Gift Card to Nectar ClothingWINNER: Rebecca C!

Day 9: Studio A Hair Salon Gift BagWINNER: Deepak S!

Day 10: One Week Free Meals from Prepped by BecWINNER: Allison S!

Day 11: Free Massage with Exam from Garcia ChiropracticWINNER: Garrett K!

Day 12: Mindfulness Gift Bag with $50 Gift Card to CorePower Yoga WINNER: Rebecca C!

Day 13: 30-day Free Membership – Burn Body Boot CampWINNER: Marcus G!

Day 14: Anti-Aging Facial by GLO Wellness MDWINNER: Colleen P!

Day 15: Designer Series WaterpikWINNER: Brianna G!

Day 16: Holiday Salon Gift Bag and Gift CertificateWINNER: 

Day 17: 32″ Samsung LED TVWINNER: Gina M!

Day 18: Oral-B Electric ToothbrushWINNER: Manuel F!

Day 19: Aqua-Tots Gift Basket – WINNER: Jayme B!

Day 20: 3 Sessions of Contour Light Body Sculpting – Newport Beauty and WellnessWINNER: Caitie N!

Day 21: One Year Free Membership Fermentation Farm  –  WINNER: Brendan M!

Day 22: Oral Health Family Gift Basket

Day 23: $25 Gift Card to dude. be nice Online Store

Day 24: Oral Health Travel Kit and

Day 25: $50 Gift Certificate to Mesa Lounge  –  WINNER: Lia B!

Day 26: Zoom! Teeth Whitening  –  WINNER: Titus Y!

Day 27: Oral-B Electric Toothbrush and Gift Bag

Day 28: Halal Guys – Two Free Meals (3 Winners)  –  WINNER: Wesley N!

Day 29: Designer Series Waterpik Water Flosser

Day 30: Facial Bar Facial by Facialworks

If you are an active, existing patient (seen within the last 365 days), you can enter to win any or all of the prizes.
If you are a new patient, you must schedule an appointment at our office and attend the appointment in order to receive the prize if your name is drawn.  This giveaway is for patients only so you must become a patient in order to win.
This giveaway is for patients of Advanced Dental Care.  Anyone may enter, but in order to win, you must be an existing, active patient seen within the last 365 days at our office.  If you are a new patient, you can enter the contest by scheduling an appointment at our office.  If your name is drawn as the winner of a prize, you will be notified by the contact information you have provided.  If you are not an existing, active patient, you must attend your scheduled appointment to receive the gift otherwise you do not qualify as an active patient.  New patients who do not show up for scheduled appointments will forfeit their prize.  For more information, please email us at info@mycostamesadentist.com.

 

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Costa Mesa Dentist – Celebrating 3 Years!

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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Help! I have a Broken Tooth. Do I need Emergency Dental Care?

June 16, 2017

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Have a broken tooth?  Often times patients do not come to see their dentist unless a dental condition has become urgent and painful!  By the time a patient is experiencing acute, sharp, throbbing pain, the condition is not so cute.  Whether you just broke a tooth or have had a broken tooth for some time, it is best to see your dentist ASAP!

How and why do teeth break?

Teeth can break for a variety of reasons, including physical injury, biting into a hard or tough piece of food, decay that weakens the tooth enamel.  They can chip, crack, or fracture, damaging one or more layers of the tooth, and break above, at, or below the gum line.  Fractures of the tooth root, which are not visible to the eye, are also serious and consequently damage the blood vessels and nerves that supply the tooth.  Lastly, your tooth can become loosened or displaced from their socket.

Can a broken tooth be saved?

Depending on the severity of damage to the tooth and its root and how fast you act, your dentist has more opportunities to save your tooth!  Surface chips and cracks can most often be fixed with fillings or bonding.  Cracks or fractures that extend beyond the gum line, can be more difficult to repair, requiring a root canal and/or dental crown.

Infections in decayed or broken teeth can spread to the surrounding gum tissue, jaw bone, and can even become systemic.  Your dentist can treat the infection and may be able to repair the tooth, however, some infected teeth cannot be saved.  Teeth that have lost blood and nerve supply, necrosis, are usually recommended to remove.

If the tooth cannot be saved, don’t worry!  There are many tooth replacement options available to restore your smile to its full function and aesthetic.  At Advanced Dental Care in Costa Mesa, we offer personalized treatment to your condition and budget, including dental implants, several types of dental bridges, crowns, and dentures.

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When to see your dentist?

Physical trauma or injury to your face or head or excessive bleeding, swelling, or pain are serious.  Please get emergency care immediately!  When you take swift action, injuries resulting from trauma have the best chance for recovery.  In addition, swelling, extreme pain, redness, and heat, can all be signs of a serious infection.

A tooth with a large chip, crack, or break at or near the gum line, may not bleed or swell, but be very painful.  The biggest risks associated with large or deep cracks/chips is damage to the nerve and blood supply and infection.  Call your dentist as soon as possible to get in for emergency dental care!

You may not notice when you have small chips or fractures, while other chips might be sharp or jagged.  Sharp or jagged chips cause irritation to your tongue and cheeks.  You should still see your dentist as soon as possible, even if you are not currently experiencing pain.  Small cracks and chips can expose the inner layers of your teeth leaving them susceptible to decay, infection, and further breakage.

Call now for your free consultation with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson at our Costa Mesa dentist office. We are available by phone at (714) 424-9099 anytime or visit us online at www.mycostamesadentist.com.  In addition, we are in network with all PPO dental insurances!  No dental insurance? No problem!  We also offer our own plan with no maximum or deductibles, and most importantly, you can sign up today!.

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WALKING DEAD… TOOTH

October 29, 2015

By Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson, Advanced Dental Care

It’s Halloween Week and The Walking Dead is back on air.  Naturally it is a very spooky time of year.  As part of our Dentalween Scare week we have been posting scary, but real dental conditions on our social media accounts to spread awareness of dental disease and conditions.  Most dental conditions can be prevented with regular check-ups with your dentist and hygienist.  Keeping and attending your regularly prescribed appointments of 3, 4, or 6 months can save you pain and money. (more…)

Why do I need Dental X-Rays

January 29, 2015

By Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson

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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!

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