A Chipped Tooth Needs to Be Repaired Before a New Cavity Develops

A bad habit of biting your nails, using your teeth to open packages or grinding your teeth at night can put you at increased risk of suffering a chipped tooth. Even if you learn to live with heightened sensitivity and any alterations in your smile, you should still strongly consider having the tooth examined and… Read more »

The Truth About Dental Veneers

Have you ever considered giving yourself a smile you can be proud of? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people consider cosmetic dentistry as a way to have the smile of their dreams. Luckily, thanks to dental veneers, that dream can become a reality. That is why, Dr. Richard Cavallaro and our skilled… Read more »

Dental Bridges & Your Smile

Have you lost one or more teeth? Would you like to have your smile restored, both visually and functionally? Ask Dr. Richard Cavallaro about a dental bridge in Lemon Grove, California. A dental bridge can close a gap in your smile by replacing a missing tooth or teeth. What are the advantages of dental bridges?… Read more »

Which Foods Can Damage Your Teeth?

Did you know that the foods you eat could be the cause of your oral ailments? Food not only has the ability to discolor your teeth, it can also destroy our tooth enamel, cause cavities, and cause physical damage to our teeth including cracks and fractures. Protecting your teeth and gums begins by exercising caution… Read more »

Have You Been Suffering Through TMJ Pain? We Can Help You Out

Have you noticed an immobility near your jaw where it meets your head? Is it accompanied by pain and a popping sound? Are these issues affecting you while eating or speaking? You may have temporomandibular pain or temporomandibular disorder. These conditions are commonly referred to as TMJ pain or TMJ disorder. There are a number… Read more »

Perks of Dental Implants

There are times that—due to tooth decay, gum disease, or another issue—an individual may lose a tooth. If you lose a tooth, the appearance and functionality of your smile can be affected. To restore your smile to its former state, Dr. Richard Cavallaro may suggest dental implants in Lemon Grove, California. There are many benefits… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Needs Professional Treatment to Prevent Tooth Decay

Your teeth have been designed to have the durability to chew most common foods. However, there are times when abnormal occurrences can chip tooth enamel. This is often something as innocuous as grinding your teeth at night or using your teeth as tools. If the chipped tooth doesn’t cause heightened sensitivity, you might be tempted… Read more »

A Chipped or Damaged Bridge Needs Timely Attention and Treatment

Your dental bridge was designed to restore a tooth that was lost to untreated decay, damage, or extraction. While it is made from durable materials that will handle the rigors of chewing common foods, there are still some rare occasions when a bridge can be chipped or damaged. If your bridge is damaged, you need… Read more »

A Lost Tooth Can Often Be Replaced by a Bridge Restoration

Losing a tooth to severe tooth decay or extraction can carry significant ramifications for the health and function of your mouth. Beyond merely impairing your ability to chew food efficiently, it can also mar your appearance and cause you to slur your speech. If it’s not restored in a timely manner, the void can cause… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Might Need a Crown to Prevent Future Decay

Your tooth enamel gives your teeth sufficient strength to bite and chew most common foods. At the same time, if you grind your teeth, use your teeth as tools, or have a bad habit of nibbling on foreign objects, it can potentially chip the tooth enamel. If a chip is small, your dentist, Dr. Richard… Read more »