Sports Dentistry Costa Mesa – Dental Injury – Mouth guards

Sports Dentistry Costa Mesa

Sports injuries are one of the most common ways that patients incur a dental emergency. Sports guards or mouth guards are devices that go over the teeth to protect them in case of injury to the head. If you or your child participate in any body contact or aggressive sports, it’s important to include mouth guards with protective athletic equipment. At Smilese4OC, we want to ensure that everyone is protected from dental injury, but understand that sometimes, accidents happen. In addition to mouth guards, we offer emergency and restorative treatment in the event of a sports injury. What do mouth … Continue reading

Choosing Invisalign or braces for straighter teeth in Costa Mesa

Dr. Thomas J. Rolfes at Smiles4OC offers Invisalign or braces for straighter teeth in Costa Mesa

Doesn’t everyone want to smile with confidence? Having a straight, beautiful smile is a common desire among adults, but many are hesitant about a mouth full of traditional braces. If you are ready for a solution that doesn’t require multiple tightening appointments and copious food restrictions, you are ready for the Invisalign system. The team at Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa has years of experience helping patients have a straighter smile with the help of Invisalign trays. How it works:  Rather than using a wire system, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are custom fabricated for your mouth to gradually and … Continue reading

Full mouth dental implants from a dentist near me in Costa Mesa

Dr. Thomas J. Rolfes at Smiles4OC offers Full mouth dental implants from a dentist near me in Costa Mesa

Anyone with significant tooth loss will tell you that missing teeth do more than damage the look of the smile. Tooth loss can affect speech, the ability to chew properly, and can lead to an increase in oral conditions such as decay or disease. Full mouth dental implants can help improve oral functions for patients who are missing teeth. Patients can regain the ability to eat their favorite foods, speak normally, and feel confident in smiling. Best of all – they can last a lifetime which often makes them cost effective. If you are searching for a “Dentist near me … Continue reading

Cosmetic dental crowns and bridges in Costa Mesa

Dr. Thomas J. Rolfes at Smiles4OC offers Cosmetic dental crowns and bridges in Costa Mesa

Teeth that are fractured, chipped, or misshapen can impact the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dental crowns are a very effective solution for improving the appearance of a damaged tooth while also protecting it from further damage. If you have teeth that are damaged or decayed, the team at Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa is here to explain how cosmetic dental crowns may be the perfect solution for you. The Initial Examination  During your first appointment, one of our dentists will examine the tooth and the damage to devise a treatment plan. Teeth that have minor cavities may only need a … Continue reading

I’m looking for a dentist near me in Costa Mesa, is there a one in my area?

Smiles4OC is the best dentistry near you in Costa Mesa

An increasing number of patients in the Costa Mesa area are discovering the benefits of dental care that considers the oral systemic connection. At Smilese4OC, our dentists provide patients with a comprehensive suite of dental services that always focus on safe materials, oral health, and total wellness. Our goal is to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking great. Preventative Dentistry We believe very strongly in education and preventive care. We don’t want to see any of our patients dealing with dental problems that could have been prevented. We encourage all our patients to maintain their bi-annual check-ups. These … Continue reading

Dental mouth guards Costa Mesa – Teeth Protector – Night Guards

Dental mouth guards Costa Mesa

According to the American Dental Association, teeth grinding (bruxism) affects up to 15 percent of adults. Bruxism can be detrimental to your teeth as well as your overall health. Dental mouth guards, or night guards, are put over the teeth to preventing grinding or clenching. The guard acts as a barrier between the top and bottom teeth. At Smilese4OC in Costa Mesa, we have experience diagnosing bruxism and treating it with the help of custom fit night guards. Why patients may need night guards Night guards are very effective at eliminating grinding and clenching. Grinding refers to moving the jaw … Continue reading

Tooth knocked out Costa Mesa – Dental Accidents – Tooth Repair

Tooth knocked out Costa Mesa

If you have a tooth knocked out in a dental accident, it’s important to know what to do. Quick action and following a few simple steps can often mean the tooth can be saved by your dentist. If you are in the Costa Mesa area, Smiles4OC has the experience necessary to repair and save your tooth after a dental accident. What steps you should take at home If a tooth is knocked out, it is referred to as an avulsed tooth. When this happens, there are a few things you can do at home to aid in the repair process. … Continue reading

Pediatric Dentistry Costa Mesa – Kid’s Dentist – Children’s Dental

Kid’s Dentist

As parents, we want to raise our children to have healthy teeth. To do that, it’s important to understand the basics of pediatric dentistry and how important it is your kid’s health. At Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa, we offer comprehensive services, which include children’s dental care. The importance of primary (baby) teeth It’s a misconception that primary teeth aren’t important because they eventually fall out. Baby teeth are important to your child’s health and wellness now and in the future. Primary teeth are vital to biting, chewing, and speaking, help with jawbone and muscle development, and guide the positions of … Continue reading

Dentist in Costa Mesa describes the link between oral systemic health and the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Rolfes Thomas at Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa describes the link between oral systemic health and the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Patients who visit Costa Mesa, CA area dentists at Smiles4OC, – Drs. Thomas Rolfes, Timothy Rolfes, Cary Dunne, and Christina Do, are encouraged to take great care of their smiles. This reduces the chance of developing cavities and periodontal disease. However, when patients fail to maintain their oral health between dental visits, they are putting themselves at risk for systemic conditions – including the acceleration of developing Alzheimer’s disease. What causes Alzheimer’s disease? While some patients are predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s due to genetics, it has been shown that the progression of the disease can be pushed into high gear … Continue reading

Oral surgeon in Costa Mesa offers the placement and restoration of dental implants

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At Smiles4OC, Drs. Thomas Rolfes, Christina Do, and Cary Dunne provide the services patients need to achieve the smiles they want. Individuals who are interested in dental implants need to visit a Costa Mesa area practice that has an oral surgeon on staff. What are dental implants? Costa Mesa patients who are interested in replacing missing teeth want to find out more about the benefits of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw. The bone offers a solid foundation for the dental implants to derive its strength and durability. When … Continue reading

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