A Dental Exam Can Diagnose a Cavity

The American Dental Association advises consumers to have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. German Jaquez twice year. This simple appointment is designed to clean and polish your teeth and detect any developing oral health problems. It starts with a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment performed by one of Claremont… Read more »

Dental Conditions Associated With Tooth Sensitivity

Did you know that there is an association between tooth sensitivity and tooth decay? Taking note of instances in which you experience tooth sensitivity and keeping track of them can greatly benefit your next dental checkup at Claremont Smile Design. We encourage you to continue reading to learn more about the correlation between tooth sensitivity… Read more »

What Can Sealants Do?

Do you or your kids seem to have a knack for getting cavities even if you brush, floss, and eat healthy? If this is so, you can ask the dentist to apply some sealant on the affected teeth. Sealants fill the role of shields to protect against bacteria that create cavities, plus they can stop… Read more »

How Often Should You Get a Dental Check-Up?

How often should you schedule dental appointments? Catching a dental problem early will reduce the complexity in fixing the issue. If you wait too long between visits, dental disease can quickly make a negative impact on your life. So, how often should you go? Dental Appointment Frequency for Children Your children need to see the… Read more »

Can You Whiten Your Teeth with Lemons or Apple Cider Vinegar?

Many patients come to us asking about teeth whitening to improve their smiles. They often read about natural ways to do this, or hear friends mention remedies they’ve read about online or in popular magazines. But what effect can they have on your pearly whites? Let’s take a look!   –Acids: using lemon juice or… Read more »

Recognizing Complications of TMJ

If the tissues and muscles along your lower jaw and skull frequently experience pain, this may be a sign that you are struggling with a disorder originating in the temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, which is the hinge connecting each side of your jaw to your head. Our dentist and team can help… Read more »

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Your Health

Sleep apnea is a harmful sleep condition that causes obstructed or interrupted breathing by constricting airflow during sleep, and is diagnosed in many patients each year. We encourage you to seek treatment for sleep apnea as soon as you notice any symptoms in your smile or daily habits. Our dentist and team are committed to… Read more »

A Worn-Out Toothbrush is Ineffective

If your toothbrush is ineffective, your twice-a-day brushing may prove ineffective as well. Make sure you take care of your toothbrush with these easy tips. Store your toothbrush upright in an open area with excellent ventilation. If you must store your toothbrush in a closed container, for traveling or otherwise, do so for only shorts… Read more »

Chewing Gum Can Help Your Smile

You may have heard claims that chewing gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help your teeth. Well, it turns out, the rumors are true–at least, numerous studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after eating helps your teeth. Here’s why. When you eat, the acids from the foods make your… Read more »

Your Daily Flossing Is an Important Element of Gum Disease Prevention

Your daily oral hygiene routine is the first line of defense against problems with gum disease and tooth decay. To aid in this important effort the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day. Flossing is especially important for removing bacterial deposits and residual food particles from between your teeth and along… Read more »