It’s easy to take your jaw for granted. You use it when you speak or eat, and it’s always there for you. But what do you do when it starts to cause you pain or discomfort? You might have TMJ disorder. It’s important that you know the typical symptoms of TMJ in Thousand Oaks so you can address the problem right away and get back to enjoying your life to the full.
Paraiso Family Dental & Orthodontics Blog
August 22, 2017
July 10, 2017
During your weekly meeting, one of your coworkers gets up to give a short presentation, and as soon as they start talking, you stop paying attention. It’s not because they aren’t interesting, but rather, you just can’t take your eyes off of their teeth. They’re absolutely perfectly white, you can immediately tell something is different. Later, you invite them out to lunch to figure out what their secret is. Fortunately, they’re more than happy to tell you that they visited their dentist and got Zoom! Whitening. You’ve considered getting teeth whitening before, but you’ve always been curious as to how it actually works. What does the process entail? How long does it take? Does it hurt? Today, we’re going to answer all of these questions and more so you can know exactly how to get the brighter smile you’ve always wanted. (more…)
June 18, 2017
Do you feel a sudden pain when you eat or drink something hot or cold? Maybe there is an uncomfortable feeling when you suck in air through your mouth? If you are experiencing these symptoms, you are suffering from sensitive teeth. Since discomfort does not occur all the time, you may feel like it is not an important issue. However, any sensitivity that occurs is due to an underlying issue, which may be severe. If you notice that your teeth are becoming less tolerate to temperature changes or pressure, you need to see your dentist who treats sensitive teeth in Thousand Oaks. Dr. Gary Chaffee will find the cause of your pain to provide you with the relief you need.
May 7, 2017
Do you know how best to floss and what flossing products are out there? Dr. Gary Chaffee, your dentist in Newbury Park, delivers preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry that helps keep teeth and gums looking and feeling their best. But, oral health really flourishes with regular at-home care. A healthy diet and daily flossing and brushing preserve your tooth enamel and keep gums free of bacteria-filled plaque. Read some flossing techniques so you know you’re performing this oral hygiene routine effectively.
April 19, 2017
Your children’s dentist in Newbury Park, Dr. Gary Chaffee, warns parents that tooth decay threatens the oral health of their youngsters. Despite modern dentistry, a wide availability of oral hygiene products and education in schools, children get plenty of cavities. That’s why he teaches families strategies to keep young teeth free of cavities so smiles last a lifetime.
March 17, 2017
Statistics from the nation’s leading dental benefits provider, Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), show that most American Children don’t see their family dentist until they are over three years old! This is much later than recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA). The parents of those children that have never been to the dentist state the most mentioned reason is that their child is “too young” or that he or she “doesn’t have enough teeth yet.” The little ones in your family need to be introduced to children’s dentistry in Newbury Park right around the time their first tooth breaks through their gums. Here are five things that you and your child can gain from visiting their dentist at an early age.
February 6, 2017
From hair and skin to clothes and shoes, one’s appearance is a way to make an impression. Whether interviewing for a job or passing by someone on the street, a recent perception study found that there are negative judgements made about people with significantly flawed smiles. More than one half of the participants believed someone with a flawed smile would be less likely to land a job when competing with someone who has a similar skill set and experience. The statistics are a little harsh, but stand true to society’s beauty standards. Our office, Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics, has the best dentist in Newbury Park ready to assist you, Dr. Gary Chaffee. Our cosmetic dentist can change your life for the better, making your initial impression a positive one on those around you.
January 8, 2017
After a full eight hours of sleep, you would expect to be well rested and feel rejuvenated for your work week, yet you wake up with a pounding headache and stiff jaws. These symptoms are leaving you mind-boggled. If you’re sleeping through the night, what could possibly be wrong? Unfortunately, you may be suffering from a common malfunction in your joints known as a TMJ disorder, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). Dr. Gary Chaffee and his office team at Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics offer TMJ therapy in Newbury Park that can help you solve this head, neck, and jaw mystery.
December 28, 2016
You dislike the look of your metal dental fillings in Newbury Park. Plus, you understand that they might pose some safety issues. Why not explore tooth-colored fillings with Dr. Gary Chaffee? Seamless, durable and beautiful, tooth-colored fillings in Newbury Park restore decayed teeth with less enamel preparation. Plus, they simply blend right in with existing tooth structure.
November 30, 2016
A healthy and beautiful smile is a powerful tool that gives you the confidence to accomplish great things. When your teeth are crooked or misaligned it affects both your self-esteem and your oral health. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean, and put you at risk for issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. At Paraiso Family Dental & Orthodontics, we know that orthodontics benefits both adults and children. Here are the key differences between adult and kids’ orthodontics.