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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!

How Our Technology Improves Invisalign in Costa Mesa

March 15, 2018

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Dental Cleaning vs. At-Home Care

January 26, 2018

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Advanced Dental Care + Chava’s Angels at Heart Foundation

August 16, 2017

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Advanced Dental Care in Costa Mesa

At Advanced Dental Care, it is extremely important to us to support our community, especially our youth!  That’s why every year we partner with an amazing local non-profit called Chava’s Angels at Heart Foundation to raise donations of school supplies for unprivileged youth in our community.  We also donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash to keep their smiles bright!

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Students from Kindergarten to High School are in need of the following items:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • White-Out
  • Scissors
  • Protractors
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Lined Paper
  • Computer Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Post-Its
  • 3-ring Binders
  • Planners
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Rulers
  • Staplers
  • Backpacks
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Combination Locks
  • Calculators
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer

We thank you in advance and hope to see you soon!  For more information, called (714) 424-9099 or shoot us an email at info@mycostamesadentist.com.

Advanced Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA is a full-service dental office taking care of everything from your dental cleaning to dental crowns and bridges to Invisalign treatment.  Visit us online at www.mycostamesadentist.com for more information!

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Free Oral Cancer Screenings for Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April

March 31, 2017

Free oral cancer screenings for Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April.Did you know that oral cancer affected almost 50,000 Americans last year? This is often a cancer that we don’t think too much about until it affects our lives. Early detection is the key in successfully recovering from oral cancer, and we screen for it at your six-month checkups. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of this Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson and his team at Advanced Dental Care are offering free oral cancer screenings in Costa Mesa. We’d also like to share more information on oral cancer so we can increase patient knowledge and awareness about it.

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Emergency Dental Appointments in Costa Mesa – We can help!

March 27, 2017

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Emergency Dental Care in Costa Mesa

There are many times when a patient is experiencing pain, discomfort, swelling, redness, etc.  It could be as simple as sensitivity resulting from teeth grinding to decay that has reached the root canal to a cancerous lesion on the gums.  Without seeing a dentist, you simply don’t know if you need to be seen for an emergency dental appointment!

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  • Toothache due to decay or gum irritation
  • Bleeding, swelling, redness
  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Loss of temporary filling or crown
  • Abscess
  • Physical trauma
  • Loss of tooth

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5 Essential Questions About Root Canal Therapy in Costa Mesa

March 1, 2017

Does root canal therapy in Costa Mesa hurt?So the day has finally come. Your dentist has told you that one of your teeth is extremely damaged and that you need root canal therapy. You have been dreading this for years. You’ve always heard about how painful root canals are–can’t they just mercifully pull your tooth and be done with it? Actually, the “pain” often associated with the procedure is a complete myth, all thanks to modern dentistry. Root canal therapy is actually one of the best ways to relieve your worst dental pain, not cause it. Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson is going to answer some of your most common questions about root canal therapy in Costa Mesa, and let you know why you have nothing to fear. (more…)

Healthy Eating for Healthy Teeth and Bones – Dental Nutrition

November 16, 2016

Nutrients for Strong Bones and Healthy Teeth

Guest Blog by Daniela Neman, RD/CSO/CDN

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There are three key nutrients to support dental and bone health, ready?

Here we go!

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Is Fluoride Necessary for Good Dental Health?

August 3, 2016

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