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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Your Dentist, Your Smile, and Lasers

Have you ever heard about a friend visiting the dentist only to have lasers used in his or her treatment? Or have you heard of a dentist advertising the benefits of laser dentistry? Do you ever wonder what said benefits could be, or if laser dentistry is even safe? In fact, dentist have been employing lasers since the 90s, for... 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 »