Orange County Center for Sedation Dentistry Blog

This Is How Tooth Loss Can Change the Shape of Your Face

February 2, 2023

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Mature woman looking at her face in the mirror

With roughly 178 million people in the United States missing at least one tooth, tooth loss is certainly prevalent. However, patients are often surprised by a consequence it comes with: an aged appearance. Keep reading to learn exactly how tooth loss can change the shape of your face (and how dental implants can help combat this!).


Can You Get Cavities with Veneers?

December 13, 2022

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person wondering if you can get cavities with veneers

Though veneers were originally made to temporarily improve the look of the smiles of movie stars while they made films, they have since become available to the general public. This treatment uses thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain to cover up cosmetic imperfections. I thin layer of tooth enamel is removed so the veneers fit snugly, and they are color-matched to the surrounding teeth so they blend in. if you have veneers or are preparing to get them, you may be wondering if you can still develop tooth decay with this treatment. Read on to learn if it’s possible to develop cavities with veneers.


5 Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Veneers

November 3, 2022

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person with porcelain veneers smiling

All our smiles are unique. From misshapen teeth to slightly crooked pearly whites, these things are what make our smiles so special. Even so, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a smile that you don’t love. There is a range of treatments that can correct these cosmetic issues and more, including porcelain veneers. How long this treatment lasts will depend on the individual, so read on to learn a few tips that will help you get the most out of your veneers.


Does Nitrous Oxide Make You Sleep?

September 20, 2022

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A patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Let’s say that, for future treatment, your dentist recommends you be sedated. In particular, they suggest you get nitrous oxide sedation. However, you have concerns about this dental service. Among other things, you feel afraid that the sedative will put you to sleep. Well, your Laguna Niguel dentist is here to put such fears to rest. Read on to learn about nitrous oxide, its effects, and whether it’s safe to use in modern dentistry.


4 Signs That You’re a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry

August 9, 2022

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Young patient at the dentist receiving sedation dentistry.

Let’s face it; going to the dentist isn’t the most exciting thing in the world—in fact, there are those who would rather be anywhere else in the world than sitting in their dentist’s chair! If this describes your attitude towards the dentist, you might be curious about receiving sedation dentistry to make your next visit a positive experience. Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive the dental care they need without any of the usual fear, fuss, or hassle. Here are four signs that indicate you might be the perfect candidate for receiving sedation dentistry.


What to Do When You Need an Emergency Dentist ASAP

August 2, 2022

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Woman visiting her dentist for severe tooth pain.

They can happen when you least expect them to, and they often happen when it’s very inconvenient. Dental emergencies are a fact of life, and when they do occur, knowing how to handle them properly will ensure that your smile is in no immediate danger. That said, you might have questions about dental emergencies and how to go about finding an emergency dentist when you need one. Keep reading to learn more.


Welcome to Our Blog!

March 24, 2022

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In today’s world, technology and the field of dentistry are moving at the speed of light. As a result, it can be hard to keep up with the latest techniques and treatments that are available. Our team saw a need for patients to have a reliable, trustworthy, and informative place to turn, and that’s what inspired our blog! Moving forward, we will be updating this platform with everything from the newest treatments to essential preventive care tips. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about our practice!