Oral Hygiene Success: The Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Are you familiar with the benefits of straighter teeth and what you can do to help correct any rotation issues within your teeth and gums? If your teeth are not sitting in their proper location, an orthodontic treatment such as braces may be needed. Braces come equipped with several benefits to improve your oral health. Orthodontic braces are known for... read more »

Oral Health ABCs: Cold and Flu Season

Did you know that taking care of your teeth and gums while you're sick is extremely important? Although you may find yourself struggling with effective oral health care while you are sick, it is important to do what you can to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. If you're using any form of cough drops or other lozenges... read more »

The Different Flossing Options

Did you know you have options when it comes to picking a dental floss? Well, it’s true! Understanding your options for any dental products that can keep you healthy will make a difference in your oral health. Dr. Robert A. McCulla at Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, and the entire team wants to help you with any oral health... read more »

Catch Oral Cancer Early Through Your Dental Visits

Are you keeping up with your dental visits? If not, you could be putting more than your teeth at risk. Oral cancer is serious and checked with every dental checkup in the office. That is why our team here at Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, is happy to give you this information on oral cancer, so you can catch... read more »

Healthy Stocking Stuffers

While tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults, according to the World Health Organization, and tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S., according to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is good news! Tooth decay is preventable with proper care and daily attention. Dr. Robert A. McCulla at Turlock Dental Care are pleased to... read more »

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Oral Health for the Holidays

This holiday season, it is important to continue practicing safe and effective oral health care habits. If your teeth are damaged, they will not be able to serve you effectively for future holiday seasons to come. The more you do to protect them, the much safer they will be. Your friendly neighborhood dentists at Turlock Dental Care want to keep... read more »

Fillings That Can Mimic the Look of Your Natural Tooth Color

Have you ever needed a tooth restored, but didn’t want to be stuck with the unnatural look of dental amalgam? The metallic shine is enough to put off many people from amalgam fillings. Luckily, the times have changed. Thanks to modern technology and the skilled craftsmanship of our dentists, a resin-based composite filling can now be used. Here are some... read more »

How Doing the Daily Four Can Improve Your Oral Health

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, we are excited to share their message of Do The Daily 4,  a message designed to helping you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our dedicated team work hard every day to create oral health awareness for our patients, and are confident... read more »

How Floss Has Developed Over Time

Dental floss is an important part of proper oral hygiene. It may come as a surprise to learn that according to the ADA, only 12 percent of Americans floss every day. The flossing concept isn’t a new one. Evidence found by researchers suggests that interdental cleaning has been practiced since Prehistoric times. Researchers have found evidence of floss use in... read more »

Repairing Cavities to Restore Your Smile

Regular dental checkups are the best defense against cavities, especially when combined with good daily oral care—brushing your pearly whites at least twice every day, and flossing at least once daily. Dental checkups every six months allow us to check for tooth decay, gum disease, and old fillings to make sure they are not cracked or leaking and causing further... read more »