Root Canals

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 … Read more

Meet Dr. Matthew Kanter, DDS: Lake Elsinore Dentist

Midwestern Values Provide a Solid Foundation for this Family Dentist Dr. Matthew Kanter joined Lakefront Family Dentistry back in June and immediately became a value-added partner to the practice. Working alongside Dr. Derek Hauser, a long-standing and well-respected member of the Lake Elsinore community, Dr. Kanter brings a wealth of experience—both in the dental profession and beyond. A 2012 honors’ graduate of Indiana University’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Matt Kanter provided more than 6 years … Read more

Your Dentist Can Now Detect Sleep Apnea

Orthophos SL 2D and 3D Dental Imaging Views the Airway Advancements in dental equipment manufactured by Sirona not only help find cavities and gum disease, the new Orthophos SL has 2D and 3D imaging that also shows the airway of a patient.  The benefit of this new equipment means a great dentist can now see if a patient has a restricted airway. If their airway is restricted, then Dr. Hauser and Dr. Kanter, at Lakefront … Read more

How Your Smile Affects Your Career

Cosmetic Dentistry May Be Key in Landing That Dream Job A person’s smile is one of the first things people notice, so it also plays a central role in how the person is perceived by potential employers, supervisors and peers. Most people aren’t surprised to learn that studies show first impressions matter during job interviews, but it may be harder to accept that an employee’s appearance can keep them from reaching their career goals. Having … Read more

Need a Root Canal? We’ve Got Your Dentist.

Dr. Hauser has Performed Thousands of Root Canals Over 22 Years A root canal deals with the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth. Many people are unaware that each tooth has a complex network found within. In fact, some people think that the outer portion looks the same as what is found inside. Dr. Hauser never performs any endodontic treatment without a brief explanation of the tooth’s anatomy and they treatment option … Read more

How We Sterilize Our Instruments

Dr. Hauser Takes Sterilization Seriously Sterilization is one of the key factors that determines the safety of the patients and success of a practice. With all the microorganisms in today’s environment, a dentist should always set aside enough funds to invest in proper sterilization equipment. Lakefront Family Dentistry is a private practice run by one of the most respected dentists in the Inland Empire. Dr. Hauser takes sterilization very seriously and invests in equipment that … Read more

Nomad X-ray Units: Only the Best for Our Patients

The Pros of Using a Nomad Many dentists are hesitant to invest in the newest technology and procedures. They would rather stick to older techniques and machines because they have grown accustomed to them. This is unfortunate, as there are many new innovations that can make treatments easier for the dentist and safer for the patient. Dr. Hauser enjoys introducing the latest procedures and technology to his practice. However, he makes certain he has implemented … Read more

Learn More About Dental Financing Options

Lakefront Family Dentistry Accepts Dental Financing Aesthetics play such an important role in our daily lives. That is why many people are willing to spend thousands of dollars for plastic surgery, but they cringe at the thought of costs for critical dental procedures to remove periodontal disease treatment and get rid of an abscess through a potentially required root canal or extraction. Why would Botox or fillers and other cosmetic procedures be all right to finance, … Read more

Distilled Water in the Dental Practice

Why Lakefront Family Dentistry Uses Only Distilled Water The use of regular tap water is frowned upon in the dental industry. Please note there are still some dentists who use tap water in an effort to save on overhead costs. However, they would be better off investing in a distilled water supply for their patients’ health and safety. Dr. Hauser Refuses to Compromise Patient Safety Dr. Hauser uses the best dental practices for his patients, … Read more

Does a Dental X-Ray Hurt Patients?

Radiation is in Your Everyday Life Yes, Radiation is Around Us Many people get skittish when it comes to x-rays. This is because they fear radiation and would like to avoid it as much as possible. There is a common misconception that all types of radiation are cancer-causing. Effects of Radiation at the Dentist Dr. Hauser always tries to educate patients when they ask questions about this common myth regarding x-rays. To start, he tells … Read more