May 20, 2013
Look around and you may notice more adults are wearing corrective dental gear than ever. If you didn’t notice it, it’s probably because advancements in dental technology have provided a way for patients to achieve straight smiles with nearly invisible tools. For many patients, the need for bulky metal braces has been eliminated thanks to straightening devices like Invisalign®. But can you really see results with such a non-invasive approach to straightening? For many patients the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry says yes. Continue reading
April 16, 2013
It’s a sad reality that on average adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have three or more decayed or missing teeth. Beyond the discomfort and degenerating effects missing teeth can have on the jaw bone, dental issues can also effect a patients quality of life and confidence. At the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry, we have helped many patients replicate or improve their original beautiful smile. Through veneers, implants, and crowns, Dr. Sherri worth can improve your dental health at her Newport Beach dental office. Continue reading
January 1, 2013
The holidays are nearly done, and between the late night parties (after which it’s easy to crawl into bed without scrubbing your teeth) and the tempting treats that littered the office or kitchen counter, your teeth might need a little extra TLC. Luckily, at the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry we have plenty of options to get your teeth in tip-top shape for the New Year! Continue reading
November 15, 2012
Tooth loss can be an uncomfortable and even painful experience for many people. Aside from distracting from your social life and possible job opportunities, missing teeth can effect your ability to eat and can eventually change the shape of your jaw and face. Studies have found that more than 30 million American’s are missing a tooth in one or both jaws. While patients have the option of choosing bridgework over implants, dental implants offer significantly higher benefits over a lifetime. Continue reading
October 17, 2012
Decay or cavities in your teeth “DO HAVE REVERSIBLE STAGES.” The enamel on your teeth that is solid and sound are surrounded by non-mutans streptococci and actinomyces, which have mild and infrequent acidification. An acidic environment is what causes demineralization of enamel to decay/cavities. When sugar is applied to the surfaces of enamel, the acidification becomes moderate and frequent. THis environment can enhance the acidity and then shift the demineralization-remineralization balance toward net mineral loss. This leads to the initial development of caries/cavities in the teeth. How can we stop the process of de-mineralization turning into decay or cavities? The Center provides a caries prevention management protocol that involves flouride application, treatment rinses, sealing the potential areas, and continuous care with a preventive hygiene care system. Re-mineralizing the enamel and using the prevention management system can be effective in stopping the decay process.
October 12, 2012
Our teeth can degrade, break, or wear due to many reasons–here are some top culprits: attrition of the teeth due to to wear and grinding or a poor bite; Fractures of the enamel near the gum line (abfraction) due to intense force put on the teeth; abrasion from heavy aggressive brushing–yes, you can actually scrub your teeth away. There are some other factors such as diet and acid erosion from eating disorders, acidic food, and carbonated beverages. At the office of Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Sherri Worth, there are some simple ways to avoid this damage. Dr. Worth informs that, “as a whole the population is keeping their teeth much longer so we see abraded, cracked, and eroded teeth much more than we did because our teeth live so much longer.” If you are drinking sodas–please try to decrease the amount or change your soda to a less acidic beverage to increase the pH in your oral cavity. The incidence of head and neck cancer has increased and some of the influences are thought to be an increased acidic environment–which can be a breading ground for cancer. You can also add over the counter products that will encourage a basic environment in your mouth. Eating disorders are a very common disease that can destroy your dentition. A beautiful healthy smile can be destroyed by eating disorders. Measures such as mouth rinses, diet, and oral home care can help prevent problems or further destruction of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is the hype of discussion in the media and we are all concerned about what our smiles look like. Some of treatment for tooth loss can enhance your smile and create a more pleasing appearance. The tooth structure loss can be restored with bonding and/or porcelain restorations that can repair or replace the missing dentition. At the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry the team can give you individual alternatives to tooth structure loss. You can call 949-644-6988 to make an appointment for an initial consultation with Dr. Sherri Worth and the team.
October 11, 2012
According to Dr. Sherri Worth, celebrity cosmetic dentist states that what we drink can erode our teeth. WHat are these liquids that can literally eat our enamel away? Soda are a big culprit. The pH levels of your favorite beverages such as: coke, diet coke, root beer, and sprite are in the range of 2.2-4.o–this is an acidic range. This drinking of acidic beverages can erode your teeth and you can loose enamel. There are some tips that you can do to prevent erosion of enamel. First, try to decrease the amount of acidic drinks. Your saliva works to neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth from the sodas, so you can use chewing gum or lozenges to increase saliva flow in order to decrease the acidic environment. You can also use CTx4 Gel which contains Xylitol and optimal levels of nano-partical hydroxyappetite at an elevated pH to neutralize the acids and promote enamel re-mineralization–to avoid erosion. Always use a soft brush and eliminate scrubbing your teeth too hard in order to not abrade the enamel surface when brushing and cleaning your teeth. You can call the Center for Reconstructive dentistry to schedule an appointment to evaluate your teeth and get instructions on how to manage the erosion and try to eliminate any further problems. The office of Dr. Sherri Worth has many treatment and management options for their patients who suffer from erosion and abrasion of their teeth. You can contact Jacki at 949.644.6988.
October 4, 2012
Dr. Desiree Yazdan is a premiere esthetic dentist at the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry. She has a keen eye for beauty and can transform smiles with simple treatments that are affordable. When asked, “what can people do to change their smile without doing veneers or crowns?” Dr. Yazdan states, “many of my patients are feeling the crunch of the economy and do not want to do any time consuming procedure. The in office power Zoom bleach is still one of the best ways to transform teeth from stained to white and bright. Many people will go to have an in office bleach and it will only take 1/2 hour. The procedure should take about one hour and 15 minutes to an hour and 1/2 to do properly. The tissues need to be isolated very carefully and 4 sessions of bleaching material applied. Each session of bleaching material takes 15 minutes with the activation of the light. Time needs to be spent carefully applying the gel. My patients seem to comment that they have never had as thorough a bleach and it works!” So if you love your teeth but want to rid them of stains and discoloration–a one hour Zoom bleach is the way to go! Call 949-644-6988 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yazdan.
October 4, 2012
October 4, 2012