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How to Avoid Periodontal Disease Oct 12th, 2021

Once your adult teeth come in, those are the only natural teeth you will have for the rest of your life. It is important to take the best care of your teeth you can to avoid losing them. Most people don’t think as much about their gums and taking care...

The Importance of Routine Dental Examinations Sep 8th, 2021

Most people know that regular teeth brushing and flossing are essential to keeping their teeth healthy. They may only think about going to see the dentist if they have a problem. However, routine dental examinations are an essential part of good oral health care, and help prevent those emergency appointments...

What's the Difference Between a Simple Extraction and a Surgical Extraction? Aug 12th, 2021

It’s important to take good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day, and having regular appointments with a dentist who can professionally clean and monitor your teeth. Sometimes due to tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury, you may have to have a tooth removed. This can...

How to Get Rid of the Stains on Your Teeth Jul 7th, 2021

Over time, your teeth can become discolored with stains. This is usually caused by dark colored foods and drinks, such as sodas, wine, berries, and tomatoes. These stains make your teeth look brown or gray, resulting in a much less brilliant smile, and they may cause you to feel too...

Tooth-colored Fillings Excel in Both Form and Function Jun 22nd, 2021

Though most people have had several fillings, they typically don’t want anyone else to be able to tell. Tooth-colored fillings blend in with the natural color of your teeth, making them very discreet. They are also the most functional due to their materials, which are strong and durable, and bond...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Tooth Decay May 3rd, 2021

Once your adult teeth arrive, they are the only set of teeth your body will produce. It’s important to take the best care of them that you can so they last a long time. In addition to brushing, flossing, and regular professional dental checkups, it’s important to know the early...

Do I Need a Fluoride Treatment? Apr 6th, 2021

Once all your adult teeth have fully grown in, you will have those teeth for the rest of your life. It’s important to take good care of them so they are healthy and look good. It’s best to develop healthy habits like brushing and flossing every day, and avoiding sugar...

Professional Teeth Cleaning: The First Step Toward Great Oral Health Mar 10th, 2021

Having healthy teeth is important for being able to chew and speak, and also for having a beautiful smile. Having great oral health involves making a lot of small commitments to taking care of your teeth and your gums. Regular professional teeth cleanings are a very important component of an...

What's Dental Anxiety and How Do You Deal With it? Feb 16th, 2021

Going to the dentist isn’t the most fun way to spend part of your day. Sitting still in a chair with your mouth open while someone sticks tools in your mouth isn’t most people’s idea of a good time. However, some people suffer from intense dental anxiety that causes them...

Why You Should Never Skip Your Dental Check Ups Jan 6th, 2021

Most people know that brushing and flossing every day are essential to keep from developing cavities that can cause you to need fillings. Many people think about going to the dentist when there is a problem, but regular dental checkups are also important to keeping your teeth healthy and looking...

These Foods and Beverages Are Discoloring Your Teeth Dec 6th, 2020

When you have unsightly brown or yellow marks on your teeth, you may be embarrassed to smile because your teeth look dirty and unattractive. Certain foods and drinks leave stains on your teeth that can’t be removed with regular brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning and whitening are the most effective...

Your First Few Days After an Extraction Nov 3rd, 2020

Your teeth are made up of several layers, including an outer layer of enamel, the strongest material in your body. Teeth are rooted in your jawbone and sealed off by your gums. However, sometimes you need to have a tooth extracted because of decay or damage. At Morning Dental, we...

5 Symptoms of a Cavity Oct 11th, 2020

Your teeth are covered with a layer of enamel, which is the strongest material in your entire body. However, your teeth can still suffer decay, leading them to develop tiny holes called cavities. It’s important to learn the symptoms of cavities so you can catch them and get them treated...

Understanding the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis Sep 14th, 2020

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile, and good oral health results in good-looking teeth. Though most people think about taking care of their teeth, they often don’t think about their gums. However, your gums are extremely important to the health of your teeth and your overall oral health.  At...

What Are My Denture Options? Aug 16th, 2020

There are many ways you can lose teeth, from gum disease to an injury. You may wonder if it’s okay to just leave that empty space in your mouth. In fact, it’s important to replace your missing teeth, because your other teeth, your gums, and your jawbone can be affected,...

Dental Care and COVID19: What You Should Know Jul 26th, 2020

Taking care of your oral health is very important, and regular visits to a dentist, combined with good oral habits, keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Bao Nguyen, DDS and Michael Florman, DDS are highly skilled and compassionate dentists who provide a full range of dental care services in their...

Stop Tooth Decay in Its Tracks With Fillings Jun 15th, 2020

Many people think that teeth are made of bone. Actually, the outer layer of your teeth is composed of enamel, a substance that is actually stronger than bone. Even though enamel is the strongest material in your body, it can be weakened by decay, exposing the softer, weaker inner areas...

5 Foods and Habits to Avoid for the Health of Your Teeth May 19th, 2020

The outer layer of your teeth is made of enamel, the strongest substance in your body. However, this layer can decay or be damaged, exposing the inner layers of your teeth. There are a number of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy, including having regular professional dental...

Recognizing The Early Signs of Gum Disease Apr 9th, 2020

When it comes to oral health, most people think about their teeth and don’t think much about their gums. They may have heard of gum disease, but may not know exactly what it is and couldn’t recognize the early signs. If caught early, gum disease can easily be treated and...

The Versatility of Dental Crowns Mar 17th, 2020

Teeth are extremely important both for how you look and how you feel. Very few people start out with perfect teeth, and time can definitely take its toll on your teeth. Cosmetic dental care restores your teeth, allowing you to chew and speak normally and comfortably, and also have a...

When a Tooth Needs to Be Extracted Feb 18th, 2020

You’ll probably agree that getting a tooth pulled sounds like no fun, and we’d agree with you. That said, there are a number of different occasions when it becomes necessary to extract a tooth for your oral and overall health. At Morning Dental, we take pride in providing a comfortable...

Start the Year Off Right With a Preventive Dental Exam Jan 15th, 2020

You’ve probably heard the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true when it comes to your smile and oral health. While the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generally recommend that most adults...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Dec 1st, 2019

Do you feel embarrassed about your smile because of missing teeth? If so, you may be a good candidate for removable dentures. Bao Nguyen, DDS, and Michael Florman, DDS, at Morning Dental in Huntington Beach and Santa Ana, California, can give you quality, realistic-looking dentures, which can help you eat,...

How a Root Canal Can Save a Tooth Nov 1st, 2019

Do you have a tooth that’s been badly injured, infected, or is suffering from decay? Is the tooth in question becoming dark in color and causing you pain or discomfort? If so, a root canal could be a good option to save your tooth and leave you pain-free. At Morning...

Can Your Mouth and Gum Disease Really Cause Heart Problems? Oct 1st, 2019

If you’re over 30, there’s a 50-50 chance you have gum disease. Gum disease is an extremely common condition that develops when plaque collects on your teeth, irritating gums and causing inflammation. Gum disease is bad for your oral health because it can cause bone deterioration and loosen teeth. But...

Professional Teeth Whitening: It's a Quick and Easy Way to Instantly Look Younger Sep 6th, 2019

Do you brush and floss regularly but still feel like your teeth lack sparkle? Are your yellow teeth making you look older than your years? Perhaps it's time to consider professional teeth whitening. At Morning Dental with offices in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, California, Drs. Bao Nguyen and Michael...

These Common Bad Habits Could be Ruining Your Teeth Aug 7th, 2019

Show off a healthy smile with teeth that are white, straight, and free of chips, gum erosion, and decay. Your everyday habits play a large role in your overall oral health. Good hygiene is a crucial step in protecting your teeth, but so is the way you treat your teeth....