Rancho Park Dental Care Blog

Sparkling Smiles: 3 Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth This Summer

June 5, 2024

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Woman with brown hair smiling at the beach

Summertime is finally here, and if you’re like many others, you’re looking forward to backyard barbecues or long days by the pool or at the beach. You may even have spent months going to the gym to get in shape so you don’t feel self-conscious in shorts or a swimsuit. Don’t forget, however, that the condition of your teeth matters, too!

If your grin is riddled with unsightly stains, you might hesitate to smile genuinely or enjoy conversations with family and friends. Fortunately, your dentist can upgrade your grin with professional teeth whitening services. If you’ve been on the fence about this cosmetic procedure, keep reading to learn 4 reasons why summer is the perfect time to take the plunge!


Why is Summer Ideal for Starting with Dental Implants?

May 6, 2024

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patient smiling with dental implants

Are you currently seeking a durable and lifelike option for replacing missing teeth and filling in your grin? Dental implants provide exactly that, revitalizing your smile with both aesthetic beauty and functionality. If you’re contemplating dental implants, the summer season is an optimal time to begin. Read on to explore the benefits of opting for dental implants during these warmer months.


6 Crucial Home Remedies for Addressing Sleep Apnea

April 18, 2024

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a man sleepy under his bed covers

If you typically snore a lot or often wake up coughing or gasping for air during the night, you might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While these are only some of the indications of this disorder, you’ll want to visit a sleep professional to get a proper diagnosis. In the meantime, here are several home remedies you could implement to lessen your nighttime symptoms and improve your ability to get better rest.


Tips to Get Used to Eating with Dentures

March 28, 2024

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Older couple enjoying an outdoor mealNothing is more exciting than getting your new set of teeth. Advancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to look and feel realistic. They will function like your natural teeth but don’t expect to chomp down on a hamburger right away. It will take about a week to adjust to eating with your new dentures. Here are a few tips to help you through the transition.


6 Health Benefits of Smiling Often

February 15, 2024

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smiling couple hugging

A smile—it can seem like such a small action, but it is in reality quite powerful. In fact, researchers have extensively studied the impact that grinning frequently can have on a person’s health. Some of the findings may surprise you! Check out these health benefits of smiling often!


ClearCorrect 101: Addressing Your Top Questions

January 12, 2024

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woman smiling with ClearCorrect aligner

ClearCorrect has gained popularity as an effective orthodontic treatment option for correcting misaligned teeth. However, many patients have questions about how these clear aligners work and what to expect during the treatment process. If you want to learn more about ClearCorrect and how it works to straighten your smile, continue reading.


The Better Fit: Dental Bridges Versus Partial Dentures for Missing Teeth

December 15, 2023

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An older man smiling with his partial denture replacing his missing teeth

When faced with multiple missing teeth, deciding between a dental bridge and a partial denture is difficult. If you know nothing about either treatment, you may think that it doesn’t matter and simply pick one. However, there are many factors you should consider when making your choice.

Continue reading to learn more about dental bridges and partial dentures. After arming yourself with knowledge, you’ll be able to work with your dentist to choose the right treatment for you.


How Do Dentists Make Crowns Match the Color of the Other Teeth?

November 10, 2023

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Dental crowns are used to protect a compromised tooth and restore it to its original size, shape, and function after it sustains damage from injury, infection, or a dental procedure like a root canal. While dentists have treated teeth with crowns made from metals like gold and silver for centuries, recent decades have seen the rise of tooth-colored dental restorations that can believably blend in with the natural smile. Here’s a brief guide to how your dentist can make your dental crown match the color of the rest of your teeth.


What Are Periodontal Pockets? How Can You Get Rid of Them?

October 23, 2023

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Illustration showing formation of periodontal pockets

If your mouth is healthy, you probably never give much thought to your gums. They are simply the subtle frame that surrounds your teeth. If you develop gum disease, however, you may start to worry about periodontal pockets. What exactly are periodontal pockets, and how can you get rid of them? This blog post explains what you should know.


5 Reasons Why You Should Get Tooth-Colored Fillings over Amalgam

September 15, 2023

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A patient with several amalgam fillings

Fillings are a staple dental treatment that has only become more necessary as time goes on. Most adults by the time they reach the age of 30 have had at least one filling at some point in their life. The prevalence of sugar and the treatment of processed food have worsened the life of teeth overall.

When it comes to fillings, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the best treatment you can. In the past, amalgam was the most popular due to its durability and cheap cost. If you want to learn why it’s best to get a tooth-colored filling now, continue reading.

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