Many patients decide not to straighten their teeth because they don’t want to deal with having to wear metal braces. There is, however, a great alternative to traditional, metal braces, and that’s teeth straightening using Invisalign.
Knowing when or if your wisdom teeth should be removed can be a difficult decision to make on your own, and is typically a decision that is made based on a dentist’s professional opinion and evaluation.
At Dr. Christopher J. Fotinos Dr. Randy A. Rosales Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we’re pleased to provide our patients with truly comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, including gum line contouring.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses primarily on the aesthetic appearance of a person’s teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are intended to improve the look of a person’s smile by improving the appearance of the teeth and gums and their symmetry. This can often be achieved by whitening a person’s smile, straightening crooked teeth, replacing missing teeth, or with a combination of cosmetic and restorative treatment options.
At Dr. Christopher J. Fotinos Dr. Randy A. Rosales Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we strive to stay abreast of the latest advancements in dental techniques, treatments, and technologies to continue bringing our patients the best possible dental care available. We’re proud to announce the arrival of a brand-new diagnostic, treatment, and patient education tool to our office: a revolutionary intraoral scanner, the iTero Element 5D.
Much like visiting your primary doctor for an annual wellness check, it is recommended that most adults visit the dentist at least once or twice a year for a routine prophylactic cleaning with a dental hygienist and a dental examination with a dentist. Call us today to book your consultation!
When you think of taking care of your teeth, brushing and flossing most likely spring to your mind first – and they should because these healthy oral hygiene habits are essential to oral health. There are, however, other things you can do to protect the health of your teeth, such as drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
The number-one priority of our dentists is always to preserve a patient’s natural teeth. Sometimes, however, saving a natural tooth simply isn’t possible and extraction is necessary to prevent more serious oral health problems, such as severe infection, from developing.
Every tooth starts out with a roughly 1.5mm layer of hard enamel tissue that protects the inside of the tooth. Throughout our lives, this enamel wears away naturally as a result of the aging process and normal, daily wear and tear. On average, people lose about 0.01mm of enamel annually, which means our natural enamel is thick enough to protect our teeth for a lifetime
A full mouth reconstruction (also called full mouth restoration) is a dental service that consists of a complex treatment plan designed to rebuild, reconstruct, or restore all or most of a person’s teeth on both the top and bottom arches.
Individuals who have a condition called sleep bruxism unconsciously clench their jaws and/or grind their teeth together while they sleep. The exact cause of sleep bruxism is not known. However, it does seem to be related to stress. It also has a genetic component, as the condition tends to run in families.
Normally, we associate dark spots on teeth with dental health concerns. White spots, however, can also indicate a problem occurring with a patient’s tooth enamel. These spots are known as white spot lesions.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a bacterial infection of the gums that develops when plaque and hard tartar accumulate along the gum line.
One of the best things about the holiday season is letting yourself indulge in all of the special treats and goodies while spending quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately, many of these treats can put the health of your teeth and gums at risk. While you enjoy the spirit of the season, don’t forget to continue caring for your oral health!
Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and speak comfortably, while also impacting a person’s self-confidence. Thankfully, there are a variety of options for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are one of the most popular choices
While no one is born with absolutely perfect teeth, sometimes, even the smallest imperfections can prevent a person from feeling fully confident in their smile.
We all have busy lives, and, sometimes, squeezing in another appointment for every member of your family is just too much to ask. However, visiting the dentist on a regular basis for routine checkups and teeth cleanings should be an essential part of every person’s healthcare routine.
When a front tooth is lost, most patients choose to replace it right away due to concerns about their appearance. However, there are several reasons why you should replace missing teeth – regardless of whether they’re located at the front or back of your mouth.
Cosmetic dentistry is primarily concerned with aesthetics, and it has some really practical benefits, too. It can not only improve the look of your smile but also its functionality. Plus, cosmetic dentistry just might super-power your career, too!
We believe that every smile is beautiful and unique, but it’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable with yours. Although there’s no such thing as a perfect smile, our dentists can help you improve the appearance and function of yours with a variety of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments.
It’s not uncommon for both adults and children to grind their teeth and/or clench their jaws while they sleep. In fact, grinding one’s teeth and clenching one’s jaw while asleep is called sleep bruxism
Every once in a while, we see a patient who has always had strong, healthy teeth and rarely experienced dental problems who suddenly develops several cavities at the same time. So, what’s the deal?
As busy as life can get, do not forget to take care of your mind and body. That includes your teeth! With all the things this past year has brought, stress is surely one of them. It is essential to be mindful of how it can manifest physically and know the steps to de-stress.
Although more research is needed to understand the connections between COVID-19, the pandemic lifestyle, and observed oral health trends, it does seem clear that our dental well-being could be at stake.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a straighter smile or more-comfortable bite, this might be the perfect time to get the smile of your dreams with clear braces.
We offer the following advice to patients who are reluctant about visiting the dentist, but who still want to take good care of their dental health and the future of their smiles.
If you’ve been dreaming of a straighter, more attractive smile, then invisible orthodontics might be the right choice for you! Whether you suffer from painful malocclusion or are tired of living with crooked teeth, ClearCorrect can help.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening? Teeth become stained and discolored for many reasons including diet, age, tobacco use, medications, and health conditions. Dental health aisles are chock-full of at-home whitening products (like toothpaste, mouthwashes, gels, and more) aimed to help you enjoy a brighter, whiter smile. With regular use and guidance from a dental professional, … Continue reading “Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?”
Maintaining good oral hygiene is now more important than ever. Keeping your immune system strong in the midst of a global pandemic is essential to your wellbeing, and proper oral care habits will help support your immune health by preventing periodontal (gum) disease.
The Benefits of Dental Implants and Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth Thanks to great advancements in medicine, we’re all living longer. This is great news for us, but not for the parts of our bodies that wear out more quickly than others. Our knees and hips used to outlive us, but now people … Continue reading “The Benefits of Dental Implants and Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth”
Why Choose Neuromuscular Dentistry for TMJ Treatment? Sometimes, dental problems are unrelated to the gums and teeth. Sometimes, they arise due to the structure of the muscles, bones, and joints that facilitate chewing and speaking.For example, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, often referred to simply as TMJ, is an uncomfortable and painful condition which affects the joints … Continue reading “Why Choose Neuromuscular Dentistry for TMJ Treatment?”
So, Your Teeth Can’t Take a Joke? Find Out Why They’re So Sensitive If your teeth seem to cause you pain at the slightest irritations, then you might have a condition called sensitive teeth. With tooth sensitivity, anything from biting into an ice cream bar and sipping a hot drink to breathing cool air through … Continue reading “So, Your Teeth Can’t Take a Joke? Find Out Why They’re So Sensitive”
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health Everyone who’s visited the dentist or watched a toothpaste ad knows brushing and flossing are important for preserving oral health, maintaining healthy gums, and keeping teeth well into old age. But more and more research is revealing an actual connection between oral health and overall … Continue reading “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health”
Clear Resin Infiltration for White Spot Lesions When most people look at their teeth, they likely think that the color white indicates a healthy tooth and a brown spot could indicate tooth decay. While it’s true brown spots are bad, white spots aren’t good either. What Are White Spot Lesions? Tooth enamel undergoes a regular … Continue reading “Clear Resin Infiltration”
What Happens if I Don’t Replace a Missing or Extracted Tooth? As we age, there are a variety of reasons why we may lose a tooth or require having a tooth extracted. Missing a tooth is extremely common, as the American College of Prosthodontists estimates 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and … Continue reading “What Happens if I Don’t Replace a Missing or Extracted Tooth?”
Help New Patients Find Us – Leave a 5-Star Review on Yelp or Google Did you know that 70% of consumers trust online reviews as much as they trust personal recommendations? The ever-connected community created by the internet and social media means that most of our clients first hear about our dental office online, rather … Continue reading “Help New Patients Find Us – Leave a 5-Star Review on Yelp or Google”
What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Veneers? If you have permanently stained, chipped, worn, or cracked teeth, then you might be looking to restore or enhance the appearance and function of your smile. Either crowns or veneers (or a combination of the two) could be your answer. Crowns and veneers are used to improve the … Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Veneers?”
Why Do Teeth Become Discolored? All day, every day, we see models in advertisements everywhere, smiling with bright, white smiles. Perhaps, you look in the mirror and wonder what happened to your once brilliantly white teeth. Teeth discoloration happens to all of us (even toothpaste models) and there are lots of different things that can … Continue reading “Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?”
The Clear Advantage: Traditional Braces vs. Clear Aligners Many children and adults wish to realign their teeth for a variety of reasons. When it comes to aligning teeth with orthodontics, patients have a couple different options. How Are Clear Aligners and Metal Braces Similar? Clear aligners and traditional braces serve the same purpose and work … Continue reading “The Clear Advantage: Traditional Braces vs. Clear Aligners”
Flash Your Brightest Smile Yet with KöR Teeth Whitening Genetics, age, illness and your diet can all affect how pearly and white your pearly-whites actually are. But no matter the reason why your teeth are not as white as you would like them to be, KöR Whitening can significantly brighten them – even if other … Continue reading “Flash Your Brightest Smile Yet with KöR Teeth Whitening”
Dental Wear: How to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear Like every other part of the body, teeth naturally wear with age. Some teeth wear much more quickly due to several factors, causing a myriad of unpleasant symptoms. Read on to learn more about excessive teeth wear and what steps you can take to preserve your chompers … Continue reading “Dental Wear: How to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear”
Why Dental Checkups Are Essential Visiting the dentist is not a one-and-done process. Like having the oil changed in your car, teeth also need regular care and maintenance that goes beyond brushing and flossing to prevent more serious oral health problems. The American Dental Association recommends patients schedule at least two checkups per year to … Continue reading “Why Dental Checkups Are Essential”
The Importance of a Complete Set: Why Replace Lost Teeth? Children start out with 20 milk teeth. After these “baby teeth” fall out, 32 permanent teeth replace them. Throughout life, many individuals end up losing one or more permanent teeth to an injury, other trauma, various diseases or even to old age. Although tooth loss … Continue reading “The Importance of a Complete Set: Why Replace Lost Teeth?”
What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit First Date with Your Dazzling Smile? What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit Our dentists and hygienists can’t wait to meet you, but we understand that a first time dental appointment with a new dentist and hygienist can sometimes cause some anxiety. Knowing what to expect … Continue reading “What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit”
Dealing With Dental Anxiety Head-On Ease Dental Anxiety Gently As cliché as it sounds, stay positive when talking about your upcoming trip to the dentist. Gentle reminders of the benefits of regular dental exams and professional cleanings help focus your attention on the positive aspects of quality dental care in Orange, CA. Dr. Christopher J. … Continue reading “Dealing With Dental Anxiety Head-On”
Oral Health Coach: Who Better for the Role Than Your Orange County Dentist? Dentistry That Stands Out From the Crowd Say goodbye to the days of getting rushed out the door after your dental appointment! Lots of great dentists fix what’s broken, but that’s the end of the story. At Dr. Christopher J Fotinos Cosmetic … Continue reading “Oral Health Coach: Who Better for the Role Than Your Orange County Dentist?”
Start Your New Year Off Right, With Dental Resolutions You Can Sink Your Teeth Into! Start Your New Year Off Right, With Dental Resolutions You Can Sink Your Teeth Into! Are you tired of hearing diet and exercise promos blaring on the radio? Tackling too many resolutions at once tends to overwhelm and backfire. Dental … Continue reading “Start Your New Year Off Right, With Dental Resolutions You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!”
ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 7 Hey there! The past week or so I have realized that when I take my trays out after a long period of time, there is plaque build up on the inside and outside of my trays. This is proof that bacteria builds up in the mouth even … Continue reading “ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 7”
ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 5-6 Hello Everyone, My name is Mackenzie, and I am the Dental Hygienist at Dr. Fotinos’ Dental Office. My journey with ClearCorrect (clear liner therapy orthodontics) is underway and it will take me about 6 months to complete my treatment and I will be filling you in along … Continue reading “ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 5-6”
ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 2-3 Hello Everyone, My name is Mackenzie, and I am the Dental Hygienist at Dr. Fotinos’ Dental Office. My journey with ClearCorrect (clear liner therapy orthodontics) is underway and it will take me about 6 months to complete my treatment and I will be filling you in along … Continue reading “ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 2-3”
ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 1-2 Hello Everyone,My name is Mackenzie, and I am the Dental Hygienist at Dr. Fotinos’ Dental Office. I just started my journey with ClearCorrect (clear liner therapy orthodontics) and it will take me about 6 months to complete my treatment and I will be filling you in along … Continue reading “ClearCorrect Orthodontics 6 Month Journey – Weeks 1-2”
Reflecting Over the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening Men and women yearn to have sparkling white teeth similar to those of models gracing magazine covers and posters. But the only resolution to obtaining radiant and bright white teeth is taking an appointment with a professional dentist and obtaining teeth whitening services. This is because … Continue reading “Reflecting Over the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening”
Avoid These 5 Foods to Prolong Your Teeth Whitening Results Everyone loves sparkling white teeth. According to the latest statistics revealed, the annual spending on teeth whitening products is amounted to $1.4 billion. Moreover, out of all the people visiting dental clinics to obtain professional teeth whitening procedures, 82.5% of them witness positive results. Needless … Continue reading “Avoid These 5 Foods to Prolong Your Teeth Whitening Results”
What Entails A Full Mouth Reconstruction? Most people, upon hearing the term ‘full mouth reconstruction’ instantly shut down. The idea of going through the entire overhaul of their mouth is frightening; however, by obtaining some information about this procedure, most of you would be able to change your mind.Typically, a full mouth reconstruction is something … Continue reading “What Entails A Full Mouth Reconstruction?”
Dr. Fotinos Provides Exceptional Range Of Mouth Guards to Protect Teeth and Jaws Dr. Fotinos, one of the best dentists in Orange County providing comprehensive dental care to patients additionally offers a complete collection of mouth guards to prevent oral abuse. Protecting the teeth, mouth, gums, cheeks, tongue and jaw, mouth guards are a tried … Continue reading “Dr. Fotinos Provides Exceptional Range Of Mouth Guards to Protect Teeth and Jaws”
Signs You Need a Mouth Guard Right Away Do you clench and grind your teeth every night while asleep? If yes, then you’re suffering from a condition medically termed as ‘bruxism’. According to the statistics revealed by the National Sleep Foundation, as much as 8% of the adults suffer from this disorder. Ranging from infrequent … Continue reading “Signs You Need a Mouth Guard Right Away”
Is Your Child Brushing Their Teeth? Pick These Clues Wouldn’t it be great if, as parents, you had eyes behind your head? What you really want to do, as parents, is closely watching over your kids, and ensure their wellbeing. Tooth brushing is frequently the primary duty you assign to your child. Besides, it is … Continue reading “Is Your Child Brushing Their Teeth? Pick These Clues”
All You Need To Know About Dental X-Rays We Have Now We have known and heard a lot about x-rays. They may make no sense to us, but they sure are a vital diagnostic tool for dentists and health professionals. They form a primary and essential basis of diagnosing a condition so that the most … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Dental X-Rays We Have Now”
What You Should Expect From a Good, Qualified Dentist? The attitude and nature of your dentist plays a key role in shaping the overall dental experience. A rude and unsmiling dentist will immediately make you feel anxious. A friendly one, on the other hand, will make you feel at ease and comfortable. If it quite … Continue reading “What You Should Expect From a Good, Qualified Dentist?”
Sedation Dentistry Overcome Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry Experiencing fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist – even for a routine check up – is an extremely common problem and often prevents individuals from seeking the oral care necessary for maintaining their health and smiles. With sedation dentistry, however, patients can alleviate anxiety while receiving the … Continue reading “Sedation Dentistry”
- Thinking About Straightening Your Teeth? What You Should Know About Invisalign
- When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?
- Is Gum Line Contouring Right for You?
- 5 of the Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
- Outstanding Care With the Latest in Dental Technology: Introducing the iTero Element 5D
- Why You Should Visit the Dentist Regularly
- Advice from Our Dentists
- Clear Aligner Therapy
- Clear Aligners
- Clear Resin Infiltration
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Anxiety
- Dental Cleaning
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Health
- Dental Implants
- Dental Tips
- Dental Veneers
- Discolored Teeth
- Gum Disease
- Healthy Teeth
- Lost Tooth
- Missing teeth
- Neuromuscular Dentistry
- Oral Health
- Oral Hygiene
- Periodontal Disease
- Periodontal Treatment
- Sedation Dentistry
- Sensitive Teeth
- Sleep Apnea
- Smile Restoration
- Sore Tooth
- Teeth Whitening
- TMJ Treatments
- Tooth Extraction
- Tooth loss
- Tooth replacement options
- Tooth Sensitivity
- White Spots