Most dental patients in the Rancho Santa Margarita and Las Sorres area know that they can go to their local dentist for toothaches, cleanings, and bleeding gums (not to mention cosmetic dentistry procedures such as a smile makeover), but there are some lesser-known oral concerns that your San Juan Capistrano dentist can also help you with.
Dry mouth, technically called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva and can be quite uncomfortable. It also predisposes California dental patients to a host of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. There are some treatments, but a lot of Ladera Ranch residents experience dry mouth because of certain medications or diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current medications with you to your appointment.
Bad breath is usually a result of bacteria buildup in the mouth, and regular trips to your Rancho Santa Margarita dentist can help you keep your mouth clean and the bacteria count within a sweet-smelling range. But, if you have good oral hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings, then your dentist will be crucial in helping you discover the source of your halitosis.
Jaw clicking and jaw discomfort are symptoms you should have checked with your dentist immediately, as they can be signs of serious oral issues.
Hi. I’m Dr. Lincoln Parker, an experienced Ladera Ranch dentist. I want my patients to come to me with all of their oral concerns. The friendly staff here at Hales Parker Dentistry would love to schedule an appointment with you and answer any questions you have about the ailments mentioned above, as well as questions about teeth whitening and dental implants in Mission Viejo. We would love to hear from you today!
Dr. Lincoln Parker
Hales Parker Dentistry
777 Corporate Dr. Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California