Laser Dentistry

What is Laser Dentistry? If you have never heard of this type of dental care ,now it’s time to learn. Laser Dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you are facing gum surgery, filling procedures, or other oral issues. Medical professionals use lasers, which are extremely focused light beams, to alter or remove tissue in […]

Cracked Tooth Syndrome And How To Treat It

Accidents can happen, and when they involve your mouth, they sometimes lead to a cracked front tooth. Taking a bite of frozen food, getting bumped by an elbow during a basketball game or tripping on an uneven sidewalk can naturally put your front teeth, or incisors at risk. If your front tooth has cracked, it’s […]

Oral Health Suggestions from Our Dental Office

As a dentist, we are often asked for different ways people can help boost their dental and oral health. This is a natural question, given that most people do not like spending a great deal of time at the dentist. While we definitely have a few ideas on the subject, it stands to reason that many […]

The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism). Still, we find that […]

Periodontal Disease Proven to Lead and Worsen Heart Disease

Recent research has shown a positive association between periodontal disease and heart disease. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, it is important that patients understand and recognize symptoms of a periodontal disease as well as proper treatment in order to prevent it leading to a more serious heart condition. […]

Are Ceramic or Composite Fillings Better?

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Modern cosmetic dentistry allows us to restore your teeth with beautiful, durable restorations. In fact, we usually have several options to achieve the results you’re looking for. If you want to reshape your teeth, for example, you can choose between porcelain crowns and veneers. But one of the most common areas where you will have […]

5 Tips to Help Parents with Oral Care for Toddlers

While oral care for toddlers has similarities for oral health care with older children and even adults, there are still a few differences. The biggest difference in care is not in what we need to do for proper care but how we go about it. The younger the child is, the more encouragement and patience […]

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the dentin, the second layer of the tooth, becomes exposed. The dentin has microscopic channels called tubules, which are pathways to the nerve. When these tubules are exposed, nerves are more easily triggered by certain stimuli causing tooth sensitivity. What can you do to reduce your sensitivity? Avoid very hot or […]

Dental Fillings: What You Need to Know

Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Dr. Thompson may recommend a dental filling in Laguna Niguel, CA, to restore your tooth. Our dentist will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material. How is a dental filling placed? Our dentist will numb the area and then […]

Brighten Your Smile with a Dental Restoration

You can brighten your smile with dental restoration by maintaining dental fillings that may have worn out. Dental restorations, or dental fillings, can make all the difference for your healthy smile as they help your teeth stay cavity-free. Keeping cavities filled will stave off tooth decay and plays a major role in preserving your natural […]