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    What Can Fluoride Do? Dental Health in Ladera Ranch

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    Fluoride has been called a miracle mineral, because it is so beneficial to dental health. This post from Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch focuses on that fluoride is, and why it is so important.

    Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. It is found in different foods, as well as in water. Many communities adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water. Fluoride is also added to dental products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

    And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent tooth decay, of course! Fluoride gives teeth increased resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

    Essential for Young Teeth

    Fluoride is especially good for young teeth. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years, the primary and the permanent teeth come in. Fluoride exposure is extremely helpful for building a foundation for lifelong oral health.

    But, stay tuned, adults: fluoride isn’t just for kids anymore. The prevailing view used to be that it was good mainly for developing teeth. But newer research shows it helps to prevent cavities in teeth of all ages.

    Parker Dentistry is a full-service practice in Ladera Ranch. The dental health of all our patients is important. We provide general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. For those patients with dental anxiety, we also provide sedation dentistry. Call today to schedule an appointment.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Fact And Fiction: Teeth Whitening in Ladera Ranch

    Ladera Ranch Teeth Whitening and Veneers Judging from advertising, teeth whitening is in high demand, and it’s one of the services we offer at Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch. Everyone seems to want whiter teeth, and there is a bewildering selection of products and services to help you get them. How can you sort it all out?

    There are numerous over-the-counter products that promise a whiter smile in a matter of weeks. From toothpastes to whitening strips, these products can be effective, but they have their limits. None of them can give you the kind of white smile you’ll get with professional whitening.

    Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk poor results. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is important to talk to a trusted professional about worry-free teeth whitening.

    If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, teeth whitening will probably brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, veneers, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful.

    Porcelain veneers may be a better solution for you. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are permanently attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can do more than brighten your smile. Sometimes called “instant orthodontic,s” they can repair tooth misalignment and gaps as well as deliver instant teeth whitening.

    At Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, we offer several teeth whitening options: an in-office teeth bleaching, and a take-home whitening kit. We also provide general and family dentistry, and Six Month Smiles and Invisalign orthodontics.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Teen Teeth: Family Dentistry in Ladera Ranch

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    At Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, we see cavities and gum disease in far too many teenagers. Possible reasons include poor dental hygiene, unhealthy diet, and a misaligned bite. Whatever the cause, it doesn’t have to be that way. We encourage family members of all ages to take advantage of our dentistry.

    Still, any parent knows that a young person is a special case. As children become more independent, some get lax about brushing and flossing. Some teens’ diets get worse as they have more freedom to choose what to eat.

    Malocclusion, the technical word for a misaligned bite, can make proper brushing and flossing difficult. That leaves even vigilant brushers vulnerable to decay from food particles that are almost impossible to remove. Malocclusion can also trigger TMD (Temporomandibular disorder). If you suspect that your teen’s bite is not aligned properly, or has a clicking sound in the jaw joint, call us to schedule an exam.

    Puberty causes all sorts of changes in the body, and the mouth is no exception. Increased hormone levels (especially in females) can cause the body to react to a very small amount of plaque, triggering inflammation of gum tissue and increased risk of the more advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis. We can counsel you if more frequent professional cleanings are needed to preserve gum health.

    One of the teen dental issues that impacts most young men and women is wisdom teeth. It’s best to start monitoring your teen’s wisdom teeth early so they can be treated before they lead to troubles with the jaw or surrounding teeth.

    If you are looking for a family dentist in the Ladera Ranch area, we invite you to schedule an appointment at Parker Dentistry. Services include general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

     

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Happy Teeth: Dental Health in Ladera Ranch

    Your California Dentist And Cleaning Your TeethKeeping your teeth clean is an essential part of maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of seeing us at Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch is a thorough cleaning and checkup, and a review of your brushing behavior. Dental health doesn’t happen all by itself.

    Your Partner in Oral Health

    Some of our patients mistakenly believe that since they brush and floss every day without fail, they don’t need a professional cleaning. But it’s important to understand that brushing and flossing can’t do it all.

    Our dental hygienist uses techniques and tools that you can’t replicate at home, to totally remove any buildup of plaque and tartar. In addition, they’ll assess the condition of your teeth, and recommend improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

    Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

    That’s not to downplay your home regimen; it is essential. Brushing and flossing at least twice each day can keep plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth and results in cleaner, healthier teeth.

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist at least once every 6 months for a dental checkup and dental cleaning.

    To keep that beautiful smile in first-rate condition, come in to Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch for a dental check-up and teeth cleaning. We provide general and family dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry services.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Want A Reason To Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry in Ladera Ranch

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    Don’t like your smile? We invite you to consider cosmetic dentistry at Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch.

    If you are not familiar with the latest advances in dental procedures, you might not realize what cosmetic and restorative dentistry can achieve.

    A total cosmetic dental smile makeover involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures which may include dental crowns, porcelain veneers, tooth implants, teeth whitening and, in some cases, orthodontia. We provide several clear braces options, including Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.

    A makeover provides these benefits:

    • Look and feel younger
    • Improve your oral health
    • Increase your confidence
    • Smile all the time!

    If you have dental anxiety, we can help. Sedation dentistry will calm your nerves and help you relax while you undergo your smile redesign.

    If you are in the Ladera Ranch Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, or San Juan Capistrano area and have cosmetic dentistry questions, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We also provide general and family dentistry.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Dental Health Keeps You Smiling in Ladera Ranch

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    Effective brushing and flossing are two critical habits for dental health. But at Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, we remind our patients there are many more things we can all do to preserve a healthy smile.

    One of the best things you can do is watch what you eat. Some tips:

    Diet Do’s

    • Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is required for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
    • Do consume calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are dangerous to enamel.

    Diet Don’ts

    • Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar generates the production of harmful cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to tooth decay.
    • Don’t snack throughout the day. This revs up plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
    • Don’t chew on ice. (It can chip teeth.)
    • Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are dangerous to teeth.

    Other Important Tips

    • Don’t use your teeth as tools. It is better to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
    • Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
    • Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
    • If you have children, ask us about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your little one fluoride supplements.
    • Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.
    • If you have an eating disorder, seek professional help straightaway. Bulimia and anorexia are extremely damaging to teeth, not to mention the toll they take on the heart and other organs.

    We encourage all of our Ladera Ranch-area patients to maintain a lifestyle that encourages dental health as well as physical health.

    At Parker Dentistry, we use state of the art laser technology to provide exceptional dental care including general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Improve Your Smile Quickly With Porcelain Veneers in Ladera Ranch

    Porcelain Veneers With porcelain veneers from Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

    Sound too good to be true? It isn’t! Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. They can give you an immediate smile transformation.

    Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years, because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. It is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. Not only that, it is stronger than enamel and resists stains.

    Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to the teeth, correcting chips and stains. Porcelain veneers can also straighten crooked teeth for patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

    Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

    We would be happy to show you what veneers can do for your smile.

    Parker Dentistry provides cosmetic dentistry for patients in Ladera Ranch. We also practice general and family dentistry, and are skilled in the latest in laser dentistry technology.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Root Canal in Ladera Ranch? It’s Not The End Of The World

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    Whether you live in Ladera Ranch, Cucamonga, or some far-flung locale, you know a root canal is one of the most dreaded dental procedures there is. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A successful root canal can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.

    If Dr. Lincoln Parker determines that you need a root canal, he’ll explain that root canals are performed to save an infected tooth. If the tooth goes untreated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

    During the procedure, the tooth’s nerve and pulp are removed. Next, the interior is cleaned and disinfected. Then it is filling and sealed with a special rubbery material. Finally, the restored tooth is sealed with a crown or filling.

    Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Parker Dentistry. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected tissue is removed, focus turns to helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

    Dr. Parker opened Parker Dentistry in Ladera back in 2013. He is known throughout California as an outstanding dental care provider, including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry.

    In addition to general dentistry, we provide singular cosmetic dental services; everything from teeth whitening to complete smile transformations.

    If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call Dr. Parker now for an appointment.

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    Using Nature As Our Guide

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    Lincoln Parker at Parker Dentistry performs complete smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth (or even teeth with meaningful problems) into beautiful smiles. If you have been considering a smile makeover, you probably want to confirm if you will still look like yourself.

    The answer is “Yes! Only better!” You see, Dr. Lincoln Parker uses nature as a guide—nature at its best—when improving smiles. It is important to bring multiple components into harmony when designing a a terrific smile makeover. Here are a few:

    • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
    • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
    • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
    • Tooth Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
    • Gumline – shape and color
    • Face Shape and Bone Structure
    • Skin Tone
    • Lips – color, shape, size
    • Age
    • Gender

    This list is not comprehensive, but gives you an idea of the complexity. Though advanced cosmetic dentistry is multifaceted, it follows the esthetic principles expressed in naturally beautiful smiles.

    But you don’t have to worry about midlines and microesthetics because we are passionate about the details. We invite you to schedule a smile design consultation to speak with Ladera Ranch dentist Dr. Parker about your current smile and the unforgettable smile you desire.

    Say Cheese!

     

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


    What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

    Rancho Santa Margarita Mini-Implants When you meet someone in Rancho Santa Margarita who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

    Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

    Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

    I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

    A missing tooth can be a big deal.

    Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

    Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

    Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Rancho Santa Margarita patients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in Mission Viejo that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Parker Dentistry at 949-429-0717 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry- Dr. Lincoln Parker

     

    Contact Parker Dentistry:

    949-429-0717

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    777 Corporate Dr Ste 100
    Ladera Ranch, California
    92694

     


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