Your Oral Health Care on Tooth Replacements

If you ever find yourself suffering from an oral accident or injury that has left you with missing teeth, fortunately, there are prosthetics in dentistry that can blend in well with your natural teeth and give you a complete smile once more. The three most common forms are dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges. If you are in need of... 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 »

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 »

Assembling Your Dental First Aid Kit

First aid kits can be found just about everywhere. Schools have them, your workplace probably has one or more first aid kits. And you should have a one at home. And even if you do have a kit at home, have you thought about what you would do if you had a dental emergency? It’s entirely possible that at some... 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 »

Eat Healthy For A Bright Smile

Good nutrition doesn’t only help you feel better, give you energy, and keep your body healthy; it also provides your teeth with extra strength and durability. To help maintain your teeth and overall health, you should be making an effort. You can find tips for healthy eating on choosemyplate.gov. Our specialists at Turlock Dental Care wanted to help you identify... read more »

Dental Erosion Prevention Begins with Your Diet

Dental erosion is an oral health disorder usually characterized by the destruction of the tooth enamel by harmful acids in your mouth. Although brushing and flossing your teeth daily are effective methods for keeping your mouth clean, the foods and drinks you consume can cause dental erosion long before cleaning treatments can be given, and can theoretically lead to pulp... read more »

Did You Know That Lasers Can Help Fix Broken Smiles?

Did you know that lasers can help fix broken smiles? Lasers are designed to improve your oral health and are often used to prepare your mouth for dentistry treatments including dental fillings and root canal therapy. If you have a cavity, a dental filling is needed to restore your smile and prevent a tooth from becoming infected or ultimately require... read more »

Do You Treat Your TMJs Right?

Do you treat your TMJs right? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play an essential role in your mouth’s ability to open and close. Some signs that they may be damaged include irregular popping noises from your jaw, the inability to have full movement when opening and closing your mouth, pain within your... read more »

Bring Your Toothbrush to Task with Optimum Oral Health Habits

Bring your toothbrush to task with optimum oral health habits. As long as you continue to treat your brush with the utmost of care, it can continue to clean your teeth effectively. If your toothbrush should become contaminated in any way, replace it as soon as possible. Toothbrushes that are contaminated are no longer effective. This includes if you share... read more »