How to Choose the Right Toothbrush for Your Smile

It’s very important to choose the right toothbrush for your smile. This is because there are toothbrushes available that can do more harm than good. This means you can’t just grab the first toothbrush you see in the oral hygiene aisle at the store. Our dentists, Dr. Robert A. McCulla, would like to help you select the right toothbrush for... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Healthy Stocking Stuffers

While tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults, according to the World Health Organization, and tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S., according to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is good news! Tooth decay is preventable with proper care and daily attention. Dr. Robert A. McCulla at Turlock Dental Care are pleased to... 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 »