Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and desirable smile, start early. Really early.

Dr. Lincoln Parker recommends that you bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. Dr. Parker will keep the visit short, but perform a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.

Dr. Parker will advise you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the impact of poor choices. It is especially vital to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.

Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for cavities. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.

Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always ideal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.

Other essential habits are to brush and floss your teeth in front of your child. (If you have never been regular flossing – it’s time to start!) Let them see that it is a priority and a comfortable habit in your life. Brush their teeth with a soft bristled brush and a small amount of toothpaste. Let them try it, but always go over their teeth afterward, making sure each tooth is brushed. When finished, give them a cup of water to help rinse the toothpaste out.

Before coming to Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, communicate with your child about the upcoming appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. Dr. Parker will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a pleasing visit, the first of many to come.

Call Dr. Parker at 949-429-0717 to schedule an appointment. Remember also to call any time between scheduled visits with any questions or concerns that might arise. We are devoted to your child’s lifelong dental health.

Dr. Parker serves many families in the Rancho Santa Margarita area with proficiency and compassion. Some of our patients come from Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano. At Parker Dentistry, we love working with children and will help your child have a good experience learning to care for their teeth.

At Parker Dentistry, each member of our friendly team is dedicated to making our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable. Our patients enjoy the friendly atmosphere while benefiting from our state-of-the-art technology.

Some of our most popular services include cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and sedation dentistry. We are located at 777 Corporate Dr Ste 100 in Ladera Ranch.

Say Cheese!

 

Contact Parker Dentistry:

949-429-0717

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California
92694

 


4 Reasons To Get Your Child To Your The Dentist

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Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?

For many parents in the Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the Parker Dentistry post, we are going to review 4 reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.

1. Twelve months of age happens to be about the time when a child’s first teeth tend to erupt. Once those teeth are out, it’s time to get them looked at by a professional.

2. One of the most important things your Las Sorres or San Juan Capistrano dentist will do at this visit will be to clean those young teeth and apply fluoride.

3. Visiting the dentist at a young age is a great way to help your child get used to the dentist’s office. This will help them to be more comfortable with the dentist as they grow older.

4. Visiting the dentist also helps parents enlist the help of other adults is establishing good dental habits in their children. Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you might want to bring them for a short tour of our office beforehand. They can meet our friendly staff and learn what to expect when they come in for their exam.

I’m Dr. Lincoln Parker, of Ladera Ranch. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact my friendly dental team at 949-429-0717.

At Parker Dentistry we offer:

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry
family dentistry

Thanks for reading!

 

Contact Parker Dentistry:

949-429-0717

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California
92694

 


Choosing A Dentist In Ladera Ranch

Choosing A Dentist In Ladera Ranch The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist in Ladera Ranch. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor for choosing a dentist. Here are some things you should look for:

Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist. If you live in the Ladera Ranch, California area, there are many options, and most Ladera Ranch locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their Ladera Ranch dentist.

Relationship is a strong factor. Your dentist should be approachable and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dentist chair. After all, your Ladera Ranch dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral health; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your dentist and the dental office staff.

Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local Ladera Ranch dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bear in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and provide general dental care through the years.

We are accepting new patients. Give us a call at 949-429-0717 to schedule a friendly consultation.

Ask us about these services:


-Lincoln Parker, DMD

 

Contact Parker Dentistry:

949-429-0717

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California
92694

 


3 Cavity Fighters For Ladera Ranch Kids

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Most San Juan Capistrano parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Parker Dentistry recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.

 

Sealants
Fluoride supplements
Oral rinses

Resin dental sealants are applied by your Rancho Santa Margarita dentist. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. Some California dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are considering them.

Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your San Juan Capistrano pediatrician or talk to us at Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch. There is one caveat, however: if you have fluoridated water, your pediatrician may advise against taking additional fluoride in supplement form.

If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at any Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, or San Juan Capistrano grocery store. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.

I recommend San Juan Capistrano children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss at night. They are most effective when they are the last substance on teeth before kids go to bed.

At Parker Dentistry, we believe that with proper preventative dentistry, Rancho Santa Margarita area kids can enjoy healthy teeth for life
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Contact Parker Dentistry:

949-429-0717

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

777 Corporate Dr. Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, CA
92694

 


3 Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

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Hello California, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to a:

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in Rancho Santa Margarita or Ladera Ranch performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Hi. I’m Dr. Lincoln Parker of Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch. I hope that today’s Rancho Santa Margarita dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 949-429-0717.

At Parker Dentistry we offer:

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry
family dentistry

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Lincoln Parker
Parker Dentistry
777 Corporate Dr. Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California
949-429-0717
http://theladeraranchdentist.com/meet-dr-parker/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013


Water Fluoridation In California Prevents Tooth Decay

Water Fluoridation In California Prevents Tooth Decay

Hello! Welcome to our Ladera Ranch family dentistry blog. Today’s message from Parker Dentistry concerns fluoride and California children’s dental health. I’m Lincoln Parker and I have been practicing dentistry in Ladera Ranch since 2013.

When I examine a new Ladera Ranch patient for the first time, I can usually tell whether the person drank fluoride-adjusted municipal water while growing up. Generally, their teeth are healthier than Rancho Santa Margarita people who had lower fluoride levels in their tap water.

Ideally, adequate fluoride intake combined with proper oral hygiene, good nutrition, and regular dental visits keep teeth healthy and free of decay. However, fluoride also helps teeth remineralize if acids have already compromised the enamel. For decay prevention and teeth strengthening, adequate fluoride is indispensable.

If you have children and your California municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, you may want to consider giving your kids a fluoride supplement. The fluoride will strengthen the primary teeth that have already erupted and also the adult teeth that are forming.

The American Dental Association supports water fluoridation:

‘More than 65 years ago, on January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the world’s first city to adjust the level of fluoride in its water supply. Since that time, fluoridation has dramatically improved the oral health of tens of millions of Americans. Community water fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay.’ http://www.ada.org/fluoride.aspx

At Parker Dentistry, we provide exceptional dental care for all members of the family including general and cosmetic dentistry. We serve the Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano areas. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and short-term braces.

If you are interested in children’s fluoride supplements, call Parker Dentistry at 949-429-0717 to schedule a pediatric dental evaluation.


Has Your Child Visited A Dentist?

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Hello California! Today’s Parker Dentistry blog is for new Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.

I’m Dr. Lincoln Parker. I want to remind Ladera Ranch parents that oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health. Teeth and gum condition can affect speech development, nutrition, and self-confidence. From birth, there are important things parents can do to promote healthy teeth – even before your son’s or daughter’s first tooth erupts.

At Parker Dentistry, we maintain a kid-friendly environment so our youngest patients look forward to dental check-ups and never develop the fear of dentists that was more common in generations past. I love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life and I can assure you that my friendly staff will help your child have a positive experience.

We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the visit, we can discuss pediatric dental issues such as fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, orthodontia, and dental sealants. Dental sealants are composed of a plastic material that is applied to children’s teeth. The sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures and protects the enamel against acids and plaque.

Ladera Ranch children’s dentists also advise California parents about pacifier use, thumb-sucking and other habits that can affect your child’s tooth development and oral health. Remember to call us immediately at 949-429-0717 if your child (or any member of your family) experiences a tooth injury.


Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety In Ladera Ranch, California

Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety In Ladera Ranch, California

Are you worried about seeing the dentist? Are you confused about discussing your smile? Settling into the reality of what you are prepared to discuss with your dentist is the first step to relief.

1. Talk To Us:
Whether you want to have sedation dentistry or CEREC crowns done, call now to schedule a consultation. If you’re nervous about cosmetic dentistry or in denial about the need for family dentistry or dental implants, the reality is that Dr. Lincoln Parker has been meeting with patients since 2013 in Ladera Ranch, California 92694. Parker Dentistry has been here and will continue to be here for you when you’re ready.

2. Choose a Dentist:

The next step is making a choice. As you sift through the choices and decide on the right dentist in Ladera Ranch, California keep in mind that Parker Dentistry offers competitive pricing and affordable options. The reality is that we service the San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Las Sorres areas with pleasure and look forward to treating your dental concerns with accuracy, gentleness and care.

3. Go Forward with Confidence:
The final step to relief is just smiling. We’d like to take care of cosmetic dentistry or Bio-Minetic Dentistry or CEREC one day crowns for you. And we are convinced you’ll walk out the door smiling.

Say Cheese! -Dr. Lincoln Parker