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How is the Entire Body Connected to Your Dental Health?

Whole-Body Health is Connected to the Mouth Most people would be surprised to find out the entire body is connected to the mouth through various systems, including the circulatory and immune systems. The health of a person’s mouth can affect the overall health of the body, and vice versa. For example, poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, which has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Certain systemic conditions, … Read more

Can You Go to the Dentist While Pregnant?

Dental Guidelines During Pregnancy Make sure and tell the office staff when making your dental appointment that you are pregnant and how far along, so Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, have this information for the health and safety of you and your baby. Any recommended dental treatment should be completed before you are pregnant to prevent dental infections and emergencies. IMPORTANT: If you are pregnant and have an emergency or a dental … Read more

Fluoride Treatment vs Tooth Sealant

What Is Fluoride Treatment? Fluoride treatment is a proven and safe way to prevent tooth decay, especially in children who may not be adept at brushing their teeth effectively. At the dentist, fluoride treatment may be applied easily in several different ways, including varnish, foam, or gel. Varnishes are painted onto the teeth with a small brush. Only a small amount is used, and the varnish hardens fairly quickly before being brushed off within 4 … Read more

Bruxism

Bruxism Definition Bruxism is the medical term for the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth on a habitual basis. When the grinding or clenching is done during waking hours, the condition is called awake bruxism. When done during sleep, the condition is called sleep bruxism. The term is derived from the Greek word brychein, which means “to gnash the teeth.” Both forms of bruxism are considered two distinct conditions with different causes. However, the symptoms … Read more

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

Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEFII)

What They Do and How They Benefit Our Valued Patients At Lakefront Family Dentistry, we believe in providing our patients with the best possible dental care. This includes investing in advanced technology—such as the CEREC System and Solea Laser—and providing our patients with a comfortable and luxurious dental experience. For example, the practice has invested in the most comfortable A-dec dental chairs on the market. Lakefront Family Dentistry also provides a variety of ways to … 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

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

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