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 »

What to Expect During Your Teeth-Cleaning Treatment

Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to keep up on oral hygiene and receive a dental exam and cleaning every six months. Your six month checkup is extremely important, so if you’re due for a cleaning, please call our office today at 209-667-7889 and schedule an... 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 »

Tooth Sensitivity and Your Teeth

If you have tooth sensitivity you may have exposed dentin. What is dentin? It is the layer under the tooth’s enamel with microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Your tooth enamel protects the dentin in the crown, and your cementum protects the dentin that reaches beneath the crown to the roots. If you have sensitive teeth, you might have the... read more »

Gum Disease and Prevention

What is the importance of a good dental cleaning? One of the most important things we do to help patients keep gum disease at bay is removing the hardened plaque (the tartar, or calculus) that builds up in between visits. Even if you do your part by brushing and flossing daily, it is inevitable that some plaque will build up... read more »

When X-Rays Are Important

X-rays are a safe, reliable staple of dentistry. They help dentists locate problems before they require extensive work and keep a visual record of changes in your smile. Depending on your circumstances, a dentist may recommend X-rays once every six or only once every few years. However, some patients might need X-rays more frequently. To help you know what to... read more »