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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!

 

Halloween Candy Buy Back

October 1, 2018

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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.

Reminders:

  • Candy must be unopened.
  • Personal items must be unused.
  • Cards and letters to the troops welcomed and encouraged!

Please do not hesitate to call/text us at (714) 793-0841, or contact us by email or live chat with any questions!

 

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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How Our Technology Improves Invisalign in Costa Mesa

March 15, 2018

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Teeth Whitening – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

January 15, 2018

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Dental Veneers – Preparing for your Appointment

December 18, 2017

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Family Dentist Helping Families

November 28, 2017

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Advanced Dental Care + Chava’s Angels at Heart Foundation

August 16, 2017

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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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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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