A Dentist Should Examine and Treat a Chipped Tooth

Sometimes something as simple as chewing ice or grinding your teeth while sleeping can create enough force to chip a tooth. The American Association of Endodontists notes that contact sports athletes who don’t wear protective mouth guard are at significantly heightened risk of suffering a dental fracture. Even if the... Read more »

Important Tips About Dental Bridges

Did you know that permanent tooth replacements can be given that are bound and linked directly to other teeth in your mouth? If you are seeking a highly effective tooth replacement, consider a dental bridge prosthetic. Dental bridges, also known as fixed partial dentures, are highly effective for replacing missing... Read more »

Mouthwash for Kids

As you may already know, it’s best to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. But is this the same for kids? Today, our dentist, Dr. Craig Wada, is happy to tell you when kids can benefit the most from mouthwash. Typically, kids under... Read more »

Medications for Dry Mouth

Although xerostomia is regrettably an incurable condition, suitable maintenance can make it a less-difficult one. By making a few tiny modifications to your diet, practicing great oral hygiene habits and taking the guidance of Dr. Craig Wada, you can manage dry mouth. Here are a few things you should be... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screening FAQs

Regular dental checkups are very important. But did you know that at some dental offices you can also get screened for oral cancer every time you get a cleaning and exam? Placer Prosthodontics Inc. is one such dental office. Here are some common questions and answers about our screenings: Q:... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

You may think that because you have full or partial dentures, your days of brushing have come to an end, or that you don’t have to brush quite like you did before. In truth, your dentures require daily cleaning and care. Food debris and bacteria will accumulate on your dentures... Read more »

What Causes Enamel Erosion?

Enamel erosion is a dental issue that can harm your smile more than you might realize. In fact, it can wear away your tooth enamel (the outer white layer of your teeth) and expose the underlying dentin. This can make the teeth vulnerable to bacteria and plaque, which could result... Read more »

Information About Dental Anxiety Treatments

Dental anxiety can often ruin your experience when having oral health care treatments administered. Fortunately, there are numerous treatments and techniques that have been proven to be effective ofr helping individuals with dental phobias. Oral sedation is very useful for calming patients with dental phobias. Meditative treatments are also highly... Read more »

The Finer Details of TMJs

Treat your TMJs with care as your entire smile depends on them! Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play crucial roles in your mouth’s ability to open and close. Due to the stress and wear that daily life places on your TMJs, it... Read more »

Principles Concerning Dental Veneers

Are you aware that there is a dental restoration procedure that can cover up the fronts of your teeth and allow you to present the world with the smile you desire? For a better understanding of the basics, listed below are principles concerning dental veneers:   - Teeth that have... Read more »