Tooth Infection

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

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

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

Sinus Infection Tooth Pain – What’s the Relationship?

How to Stop Sinus Infection Tooth Pain Sinus infection tooth pain can have a mutual relationship. Toothaches and oral discomfort are never fun experiences. Did you know that dental pain can affect biological systems outside the mouth? For example, severe toothaches can actually correlate with a sinus infection. After more than 30 years in the field, Riverside County’s leading cosmetic and family dentist Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, are known for … Read more