Block Out Decay With Sealants

As you know, brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting our office often for professional dental cleanings are all great ways to help prevent tooth decay. If you are looking for extra protection from cavities for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask our dentists about dental sealants in Turlock, California. What are dental sealants? Dental sealant is a thin,... read more »

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 »

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 »

Fill in Missing Teeth with Dentures

Fill in missing teeth with dentures. Oftentimes, eating or speaking without teeth can be arduous and painful, and can limit your food choices. Dentures can fill in the gaps that missing teeth have left behind. Another benefit of dentures is that you will be able to fill out your facial structure and maintain a healthy and natural look once more.... 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 »

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 »

The Danger of Missing Fillings

Fillings are intended to repair modest areas of tooth decay. While they are intended to last a long time, the bacteria in your mouth can slowly exploit the cement holding them into place. In some situations, the bacteria work into the healthy enamel between the filling and the remaining healthy enamel. Should this pocket of decay go undetected it could... 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 »