If You’re One of These People, Use Fluoride Mouthwash

Fluoride mouthwash is a handy oral hygiene tool that should be added to your oral hygiene routine. This is because it can strengthen your teeth, kill oral bacteria, freshen your breath, and boost your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Robert A. McCulla, recommends using fluoride mouthwash that has been approved by the American Dental Association because it can benefit many... read more »

What Are the Advantages of Bad Breath Treatments?

Bad breath, also sometimes referred to as halitosis is an unpleasant odor in one’s mouth. Sometimes, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene but it can also be caused by health issues. Bad breath can be caused by respiratory tract infections, liver and kidney infections, gum disease, problems with your nasal passages or sinuses. Tobacco, alcohol and drug use,... read more »

Oral Health Threat: Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the biggest issues facing oral health. This disease can lead to tooth loss and potential throat cancer. Some cases of gum disease even lead to heart disease. While gum disease can be scary, it’s also one of the most easily preventable diseases facing adult Americans. The best and simplest form of prevention when it comes... 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 »

Toothpaste: The Three Characteristics to Look For

If you want a strong and successful smile, then it’s best to have the best oral hygiene tools possible. If you don’t have safe and effective oral hygiene tools, then your smile won’t be properly cleaned each day, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. So, to help you find the best oral hygiene products... 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 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 »