Fixing cavities and protecting your teeth with general dentistry
DENTISTRY IN SAN CLEMENTE, ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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General dentistry is the art and science of fixing and maintaining your teeth and gums in good health. It includes dental procedures such as fixing dental cavities, healing infected gums and removing infection from your mouth. Going to a dentist regularly is a must in this day and age. We are living longer than ever before, consuming more processed sugars and grinding our teeth due to daily stress. As a result, our teeth are breaking and developing cavities while our gums are receding and developing gum problems.
General dentistry aims to reverse these damages in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy. With the help of your dentist, you can maintain strong teeth and healthy gums to keep a healthy mouth for years to come. If you are looking for an experienced and well-rounded dentist in San Clemente, Orange County then give us a call. You can reach us at (949) 481-2540 or schedule your appointment online with us today. The sooner you establish a relationship with a trusted, local dentist, the less dental problems you will face! Don’t wait any long, give us a call and see how easy it can be maintaining your beautiful smile.
General dentistry refers to a a wide variety of different dental procedures. Some common general dentistry procedures include tooth fillings, crowns, root canal therapy and tooth extraction. Here is a bit more information about these common dental treatments:
Just about all of us have had a few dental fillings in our mouth. Typically, fillings are used to fix small to medium sized cavities, cracks and other minor dental problems. However, once your cavities become too large, a simple filling is not enough to fix your tooth. Only by regularly visiting your dentist can you capture dental problems in their earlier stages while they still can be fixed with a filling. To learn more about dental fillings and different types of fillings available, click here.
Crowns are another common procedure with lots of implications in general dentistry. Typically, crowns are placed whenever your tooth is too far damaged where it can no longer be saved with a simple filling. Placing a crown can help restore teeth with major cracks and large cavities. Crowns protect your teeth from breaking more and developing infection. To learn more about crowns and how they can help restore your damaged teeth, click here.
Root canal therapy
Once cavity bugs infiltrate your tooth nerve you develop a tooth infection. At this point, it’s already too late to fix your tooth with a filling or crown. Your only option to save an infected tooth is performing a root canal treatment. Root canal therapy will remove the infection from your tooth and saves your tooth. To learn more about root canal treatment and how they can eliminate tooth infection, click here.
If a bad tooth is left untreated you will eventually lose that tooth. Losing your teeth, even if it’s just one tooth, is detrimental to your overall oral health. In fact,
losing one tooth and not replacing it can lead to losing more teeth in the future. We always recommend that you try to save your tooth whenever possible, otherwise replace it with a dental implant. Missing teeth and large gaps in your mouth leads to a series of dental problems which affect your entire mouth. Not only do you now have one less tooth to chew on, but you have to over-compensate by placing more pressure onto your remaining teeth. This leads to bite problems, increased likelihood of tooth fracture and many other dental problems. To learn more about different types of tooth extraction and when it’s best to have your teeth removed, click here.
We always recommended that you try to prevent dental problems such as cavities and gingivitis from developing. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a life-long journey which requires regular upkeep and maintenance. There are three key criteria to maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life:
Good oral hygiene
There is no substitute for good brushing and flossing habits. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly on a daily basis goes a long ways in protecting your teeth and gums. However, it’s just as important to brush and floss regularly as it is to do correctly. Be sure you’re not brushing or flossing too quickly or too aggressively. Take your time cleaning your teeth and don’t rush through it. If you have gum disease you may require additional oral hygiene instruments. You may also have to use devices such as Waterpik or interproximal cleaner along with mouthwash or oral pastes in order to maintain your oral health.
Give us a call if you are uncertain about your oral hygiene routine or need some advice on how to improve your oral hygiene routine. You can schedule your appointment online or give us a call at (949) 481-2540 to get started today. We are conveniently located in downtown San Clemente in south Orange County and are always available to give you some friendly advice!
Diet and lifestyle
- Processed sugars are the main cause of dental cavities and the major precursor for gum disease. As a result, limit your sugar intake, especially processed sugars such as those found in candies, chocolates and sodas.
- Smoking is very detrimental to your oral health. It’s best to avoid all tobacco products including chewing tobacco and vaping.
- A healthy body and mind goes a long ways in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For example, heart problems, uncontrolled diabetes, stomach issues and other medical problems can all impact our oral health. Maintaining healthy blood pressure, sugar levels, weight, etc. all impact our oral well-being.
Regular dentist checkup and cleaning
By regularly visiting your dentist, you can maintain healthy gums and also capture dental problems in their earlier stage. The sooner you treat a dental problem, the less time and money you will have to spend fixing it! For instance, a small cavity is generally fixed with a dental filling. However, if you neglect to fix your dental cavity, it continues to grow and will eventually require a crown. From there, the cavity enters your tooth nerve causing pain and infection. Now your tooth needs a root canal treatment or you must remove it an replace it with a dental implant.
As you can see, the sooner you address your essential dental problems, the easier it is to fix them. This is exactly why regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments can be so beneficial to your oral health. If you are looking for an experienced dentist in San Clemente, Orange County then be sure to give us a call. Dr. Jazayeri is experienced in all phases of dentistry including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. To get started, give us a call at (949)481-2540 or schedule your appointment online with us today.
Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, is a style of dental care which focuses on avoiding metals, mercury and other dangerous toxins. Homeopathic dentistry is an ideal choice if you are opposed to having metal objects inside their body. It’s also a great choice for those who suffer from metal allergies, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune medical conditions. Lastly, those who haven’t fared well with traditional non-holistic dentistry may also want to explore a holistic approach instead.
If you’re interested in holistic dental care then be sure to give us a call. At Oceansight Dental & Implants, we offer a wide range of holistic dental services to San Clemente and the rest of Orange County. Here are some examples of holistic dentistry offered through our dental office which may interest you:
Metal-free tooth filling
Traditional silver fillings, known as Amalgam, contain Mercury which is a well-known toxin. While there is no concrete proof that mercury inside silver dental fillings causes serious medical conditions, many believe it’s best to avoid silver fillings altogether. We offer metal-free dental fillings from resins and composites which contain no dangerous metals or mercury ingredient. Holistic dental fillings are both safe and effective, plus they look much better than their silver counterpart! To get started, give us a call at (949) 481-2540 or schedule a holistic consultation online today.
Metal-free crowns and bridges
Traditional dental crowns, known as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM), contain porcelain on the outside and metal on the inside. The inner metal layer is necessary to provide strength and support your chewing pressure since porcelain alone is too weak to withstand bite forces. However, this metal alloy can cause allergic reaction in some patients. Plus, these types of metals are not generally good for your health. For those interested in a holistic approach we offer metal-free ceramic crowns instead of PFM crowns. Metal-free crowns are made from ceramics such as Zirconia which is much stronger than porcelain. Ceramic crowns contain no metal and are superior to PFM crowns in terms of strength, function and aesthetics. Schedule your appointment with us in our San Clemente dental office to learn more about different types of ceramic crown options available to you.
Ceramic dental implants
In addition to holistic fillings and crowns, we now even offer metal-free dental implants. Now you can replace your missing teeth with 100% metal-free ceramic dental implants! Our metal-free dental implants are made entirely from ceramic zirconia with no metal alloys inside. All three implant parts, implant post, abutment and crown, are all made from Zirconia ceramic. That is right, even the screw portion of the dental implant which sits inside of your jaws is made from ceramic and not metal!
Note that due to their limited production, metal-free dental implants come at a premium price. However, to those who are seeking holistic dental care, ceramic dental implants are worth the price. To learn more about our ceramic dental implant options, give us a call at (949) 481-2540. Dr. Jazayeri will examine your teeth in our San Clemente dental office to see if you are a good candidate for ceramic dental implants. We do offer complimentary dental implant consults and will review your different options for restoring your missing teeth with titanium as well as ceramic dental implants.
Give us a call today if you’re looking for a local, trusted dentist that offers all phases of general dentistry in San Clemente, Orange County. We can be reached a (949) 481-2540 or you can even book your appointment online. We offer a wide range of general dentistry treatment options including fillings, crowns, dentures, root canal therapy, tooth extraction and more. Additionally, we offer holistic dental care for those interested in biological dentistry. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, will address your dental problems and offer a solution that works for you. If you’re ready to get started with fixing your oral health then give us a call today. You can learn more about different general dentistry procedures by clicking on the following links: