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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked Tooth Syndrome Symptoms Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, CTS happens when a tooth has a fracture, crack, split, or break that is too small to appear on X-rays or is under the gum line. Cracked tooth syndrome symptoms are varied and can be irregular—making cracked teeth challenging to diagnose. Sometimes, a fractured tooth may not even … Read more

Gummy Smile

What are Gummy Smiles? A gummy smile is when too much of the gumline shows when a person is smiling. The medical term for a gummy smile is “excessive gingival display.” The ideal smile shows approximately 2 millimeters (mm) of the gumline. A smile is considered a “gummy” when more than 3 to 4 mm of the gum is seen when smiling. Gummy smile before and after photos (such as the ones used throughout this … Read more

Dental Bone Graft

Bone Grafting and Dental Implants When a patient loses a tooth, dental implants are often used to help restore structure and appearance. Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, including: Tooth decay Periodontal disease Injury Tooth extraction In some cases, a patient may need bone grafting before the dental implant can be placed. Although this is a common procedure, many patients are alarmed by the term “bone graft dental implant.” However, there is … Read more

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. … 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% … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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