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Deep Cleaning

What is a Deep Teeth Cleaning? Lakefront Family Dentistry’s registered dental hygienists are highly skilled and perform deep teeth cleanings with the patient’s comfort in mind. A deep teeth cleaning is a simple, non-surgical procedure that is usually performed without anesthesia. Deep cleaning removes harmful bacteria and hardened tartar deposits called calculus that build up on teeth below the gum line. These deposits release toxins that cause gum disease, which is also known as periodontitis. Deep teeth cleaning may be necessary when there is a larger number of bacteria and tartar buildup along and below the gumline. When “pockets” form … Read more

Periodontal Disease

What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is known by a few names, including periodontitis and gum disease. Simply put, periodontal disease happens when a serious gum infection damages the soft tissue (gums) surrounding the teeth. Periodontal disease is quite common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 47% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. The odds of developing periodontitis increases with age. Approximately 70% of adults aged 65 or older have gum disease. Men are more likely to experience periodontal disease than women. The disease is also more prevalent … Read more

Sinus Tooth Pain

Allergies, colds, upper respiratory infections, and the flu can all result in sinus infections. Symptoms of a sinus infection include a stuffy/runny nose, discharge in the throat, cough, sore throat, fever, and feelings of heaviness behind the cheekbones. However, a lesser-known symptom of a sinus infection is a toothache. If you’re wondering “can a sinus infection cause tooth pain in teeth,” the answer is a resounding yes! However, it is important to understand why sinus infections cause toothaches, how to differentiate between a sinus toothache and a regular toothache, and when to see Dr. Derek Hauser or Dr. Mark Phillipe. … Read more

How to Improve Gum Health

Prevent Gum Disease All too often, gum health is taken for granted. The importance of looking after the teeth is widely accepted, but for many, oral health stops there. Learn how to improve gum health before tooth loss and expensive dental treatments you can avoid with the right care. Gum health is essential. If this is overlooked, it can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and can impact upon a person’s general health. In this article, the ways to improve gum health and prevent gum disease will be discussed. What is the Function of the Gums? Before delving into the … Read more

Second CEREC Primescan Purchase Expands Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Same-Day CEREC Crowns Lakefront Family Dentistry is committed to providing patients with the highest quality dental services throughout Riverside County and the Inland Empire. Therefore, the practice recently bought a second Primescan machine—part of an ongoing effort to expand the practice’s CEREC cosmetic dentistry capabilities. “With the purchase of this equipment, we can expand our same-day dentistry services, which includes same-day crowns,” said Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS. “This allows us to offer more efficient and less invasive cosmetic dentistry services to our patients.” Cutting-Edge Technology and Services The private dental practice now has two of the most technically advanced intraoral … Read more

How CEREC Primescan Benefits Our Patients

The cosmetic dentist specialists at Lakefront Family Dentistry are committed to investing in the latest advancements in dental technology. From the Solea Laser to the CEREC dental system, Dr. Hauser and Dr. Phillipe stay up-to-date with technology that provides more efficient and accurate treatment for our patients in the Inland Empire. One of our practice’s most recent investments was the CEREC Primescan—the most advanced intraoral scanner on the market. In this article, we discuss the CEREC system, how Primescan fits in the mix, and how it benefits our patients. What is CEREC? Lakefront Family Dentistry has been offering CEREC dentistry … Read more

Lakefront Family Dentistry Announces New Patient Specialist Position

Lakefront Family Dentistry is pleased to announce the creation of a new position—New Patient Specialist. Erin—a Registered Dental Hygienist and manager of the Lakefront’s hygiene department—will fill the new position. Benefits of the New Patient Specialist Although most dental practices do not have a team member dedicated to new patients, Dr. Hauser felt that having a New Patient Specialist would allow for a more thorough initial exam and better patient experience. Usually, new patients have a brief exam with the doctor once x-rays have been taken and then a treatment plan is created. Now, the New Patient Specialist Erin, will … Read more

The No. 1 Reason Kids Miss School

Family Dentistry in Lake Elsinore The Underestimated Importance of Oral Health in Children As hectic as life can get when it comes to taking children to school, sports practices, day care, or whatever it may be, there is one crucial aspect of a child’s development that parents have been found to underestimate its importance. One of the most important aspects is the overall oral health and hygiene of children. It is a topic some parents might hold misconceptions about when it comes to getting a dental checkup while they are very young, which often helps avoid future cavities, alignment and … Read more

Botox® Therapy for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding

Your Local Dentist Can Help With TMJ Treatment Most people know Botox® can reduce wrinkles. However, Botox® has applications beyond cosmetic enhancements. For example, it can reduce excessive sweating. Another application is relieving the pain associated with bruxism (the medical term for grinding teeth) and disorders related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMD, also known as Temporomandibular Disorder, is the technical term for TMJ Syndrome. The TMJ is a sliding joint connecting the jawbone and skull. Everyone has two TMJ joints in front of the ears on each side of the head. The joints allow the jaw to move up, … Read more

CEREC Veneers Will Transform Your Life

How Cosmetic Dentists Change Lives One Smile at a Time Have you ever felt that your smile is holding you back? If so, studies on the impact of an attractive smile reveal that this hunch is correct. A beautiful smile plays a vital role in everything from first impressions to success in love and work. One of the ways to improve and transform a smile in one to two days with a great cosmetic dentist is with CEREC veneers. Consider these findings: Almost 1/3 of Americans say a person’s teeth is one of the first things they notice when meeting … Read more