Fight Bad Breath

Is bad breath cramping your style? Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can cause embarrassment or shame. Our dentist and team are thrilled to share some simple things you can do at home to fight gum disease. Dental Hygiene Brushing and flossing are not only important to your oral health but are an integral part of fighting or... read more »

Symptoms That Call for an Oral Cancer Screening

Because oral cancer is so serious and is best treated when diagnosed as soon as possible, our team at Northridge Dental LLC offers oral cancer screenings as part of your routine dental checkups. Every year, over 40,000 American patients are diagnosed with a case of oral cancer, and early detection is very critical to to the success of any oral... read more »

How Dentures Are Created

Are you missing some or all of your permanent teeth? Our dentist may recommend dentures to restore your smile. Dentures are removable appliances that can act as a partial or full set of teeth. Full dentures are used if all of the permanent teeth are missing. A flesh-colored base with replacement teeth attached is placed over the gums. If only... read more »

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of keeping your teeth. If your gum disease goes untreated, you will experience loose teeth, bad breath, and problems with your jaw. However, gum disease can lead to medical problems with other parts of your body. The primary cause of gum disease is the build-up of plaque on your teeth. If that... read more »

Dental Health Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy and Strong

To keep your smile healthy and strong, the American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing to eliminate harmful bacteria and plaque in the mouth daily. Brushing at least two minutes, twice a day will keep tooth decay and gum disease from gaining a foothold in your smile. To help you with this, be sure to use the proper tools. A... read more »

Tooth-Brushing Tips

You may have heard this before, but it’s worth saying again: brushing your teeth is the most effective way to strengthen your dental health and thwart the development of dental erosion and disorders. For best results, it’s important to practice the greatest technique when tooth-brushing. Here are a few guidelines to help make you a master brusher: -Brush for 120... read more »

Successful Smiles Feature Dental Damage Prevention

Based on your lifestyle choices, you may be at an increased risk for dental damage. Dental damage can arrive through numerous forms including trauma that you cause to your mouth through actions you take and choices you make. Wisdom teeth are often the source of numerous forms of dental damage. When your wisdom teeth grow in, it can lead to... read more »

Be Sure to Practice These Oral Habits If You Have Diabetes

Managing diabetes means taking good care of your body and your smile. Making sure that your teeth, gums, and mouth are healthy is also good for your overall health. Today, our dentist, Dr. Timothy Dinkelman, and our dental team would like to share some oral care habits to help you. Healthy habits: keeping up with your daily oral hygiene will keep you... read more »

Tongue Scraper: Another Tool in Your Oral Health Toolkit

When it comes to your oral health toolkit, you have a variety of helpful tools at your disposable. American Dental Association approved toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss or other interdental cleaners, mouthwash, and a tongue scraper can all help clean your smile from harmful oral bacteria. Oral bacteria left to develop into plaque and tartar will lead to tooth decay and... read more »

If Your Bridge is Loose, See Your Dentist

Restoration dentistry often calls for replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge. This is a special piece of dental work that is cemented onto the healthy core of the two adjacent teeth with a dental adhesive. While this is meant to create a strong bond, there are still times when an oral trauma, an accident, or poor oral hygiene... read more »