Platinum Dental Group Blog

How Tooth Loss Can Change Your Face’s Shape

May 10, 2023

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A dentist explaining to his patient how dental implants work

If you suffer from tooth loss, you already know its initial effects. Namely, you’re aware it makes eating, speaking, and smiling tricky. That said, lacking teeth also harms your face’s shape. Indeed, the condition ages your looks when left unchecked. Still, you can solve the problem with dental implants. Such prosthetic teeth prevent and even reverse changes in face shape. To get the details, let your local dentist explain. Here, then, is how missing teeth age your face, implants stop that process, and tips on implant care.


When Is Facial Pain Considered a Dental Emergency?

April 1, 2023

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a patient suffering from facial pain

Facial pain is something that virtually all of us experience now and again, and whether it’s a throbbing headache, nagging toothache, or something else triggering discomfort, it isn’t always easy to identify the cause for concern. Thankfully, your emergency dentist is the expert on all things relating to oral health, so if you’re experiencing facial pain and require assistance, they’re the best person to visit! Here’s a little more about some of the common causes of facial pain and when you should seek urgent care.


How Long Can You Expect a New Smile from Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

March 17, 2023

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a woman smiling at her dentist after receiving cosmetic dentistry

Are you unhappy with your smile? If so, you are not alone! A study conducted by OnePoll revealed that over half of Americans (57%) cover their mouths when they laugh because they feel insecure about their teeth. Furthermore, 50% of people will always often try to smile with their mouths closed. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can completely transform your pearly whites and give you the self-confident grin you’ve always wanted! But you may be wondering how long your new and improved smile will last. After all, you want to make sure it’s worth the investment of your time and money. Here is the expected lifespan of the most common cosmetic dental treatments.  


4 Benefits of Invisalign You May Not Have Known

February 17, 2023

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a pair of Invisalign aligners in a hard case

Over the last two decades, Invisalign aligners have truly transformed what it looks like to receive orthodontic treatment. These discreet, clear trays have allowed patients to maintain their personal and professional appearance while straightening their teeth and improving their oral health. However, there are several additional benefits to this modern orthodontic solution that many people don’t know. Read on to learn about four advantages of choosing aligners that often go unrecognized.


Can Coffee Stain My Veneers?

December 2, 2022

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Young woman drinking coffee

If you’ve just gotten veneers, or if you’re getting them soon, you may be reevaluating the way some of your habits affect your teeth. After all, you probably don’t want your brand-new smile to start to look like your old one.

People love a good cup of coffee. Worldwide, it’s second only to water as the most often-consumed drink. However, it’s also infamous for discoloring teeth. If you’re trying to improve the way your smile looks, you might be wondering if cutting out coffee is a good idea. Here’s a little bit more information about whether coffee can discolor your veneers, and whether you have to stop drinking it.


5 Tips & Tricks for Talking with Your Dentures

November 14, 2022

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mature man talking with dentures in San Juan Capistrano

Once you restore your smile with dentures, you can be sure to enjoy eating comfortably and smiling confidently again. However, speaking clearly can take some time in the beginning. Your tongue may not be accustomed to your dental appliance, but this is a natural thing to overcome. Read on to learn several tips and tricks that can help speed up the adjustment process for talking with dentures!  


Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

October 10, 2022

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person with toothache holding their cheek

At some point in your life, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a toothache. Some tooth pain is minor and is caused by small cavities. These can generally be repaired with a dental filling and aren’t usually considered an emergency. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for all forms of dental pain. Some toothaches may be a sign of a serious oral health issue, but can neglecting to have them treated be deadly? Continue reading to learn if a toothache can ever be fatal and what your dentist can do to fix it.


The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

September 15, 2022

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dental checkup in San Juan Capistrano

A healthy smile requires more than just brushing and flossing. You must also visit your dentist every six months to ensure your oral health is in optimal condition. Of course, that’s easier said than done for many. Dental anxiety is a serious issue that can prevent people from getting the care they need. However, it’s important to remember that routine checkups are meant to spare you a lot of pain, suffering, and money down the line. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of preventive dentistry in San Juan Capistrano.


Can Dental Implants Get Stained Like Real Teeth?

August 10, 2022

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woman smiling with dental implants

Who doesn’t love a bright and beautiful smile? Patients with missing teeth can get dental implants in San Juan Capistrano and enjoy a beautiful, healthy, fully functioning grin once again. Because they’re so similar to natural teeth, you may be wondering if they can get stained like them too. Read on to find out whether or not dental implants can get discolored and how you can keep your smile looking its very best for as long as possible.