Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

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If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Oceanside Dental Excellence advises you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the National Institutes of Health, cancer treatment…


The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

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The alveolar bone The bone surrounding the teeth is called alveolar bone. Its main job is to support the teeth and provide a substantial foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to constantly produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a…


Will a Dental Implant Cause a Problem With Airport Security?

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Airport security checks might be necessary, but they can be a major annoyance. Emptying your pockets. Pulling your laptop out of your carry-on. Taking your shoes off. Airport Security and Dental Implants Some people considering whether to get a tooth implant may wonder if it will affect airport security. Let’s answer the questions frequently asked…


Are Dentures Secured By Implants The Solution For Your Missing Teeth?

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What are dentures secured by implants? Dentures secured by implants are anchored dentures held in place with permanent metal screws or posts. The metal posts are also called tooth implants or dental implants. Permanent dental implants can be used in many different ways. In this post, we describe one application for tooth implants; the sturdy…


Can You Completely Restore a Smile With Several Missing Teeth?

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Dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the Vista area. Tooth Roots Permanently Anchored Unlike conventional removable dentures, total mouth reconstruction requires strong, functional, and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone. You have probably heard about dental…


Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

Attention Oceanside Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose Teeth

Hello Oceanside visitors, welcome to Oceanside Dental Excellence. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in Vista: dental bridges. While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Vista dental patients, they are not problem free. Many California people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean.…


Considering Dentures? Read This First.

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At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we get many questions about tooth replacement options since we perform extractions.  For centuries, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. A denture is preferable to being toothless, but dental implants provide many advantages. Before you get dentures, consider the following. 4  THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DENTURES Dentures are…