Before Reaching for Desensitizing Toothpaste, See a Dental Professional for a Diagnosis

Sensitivity in your teeth is not just an annoying part of life; it could mean there is a significant problem in one or more teeth. If you are using a special desensitizing toothpaste, this can reduce sensitivity, but it will only mask the issue instead of providing treatment. Notify our... Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Toothaches

If you have any aches or pains in your mouth, there is a chance you have a toothache. Toothaches are infections that are routinely caused by periodontal disease, cracked teeth, and tooth decay. If a toothache does occur, it is important to make sure it is treated immediately before it... Read more »

Adjusting to Dentures

For most people, getting dentures is a large adjustment. Getting accustomed to the fit of the false teeth, having them optimized when necessary and learning to care for them suitably will take some time. Please understand that the whole team at Irvine Dental Group is rooting for you, and we're... Read more »

Brushing with Your Braces On

Once you have your braces on, you may wonder how you are going to find your teeth underneath all of that metal. How can you be expected to brush your teeth when it seems like you can hardly see your teeth? Well, they are there, and they will need even... Read more »

When Should I Replace My Toothbrush & Which One Should I Choose?

You know that you should brush your teeth at least twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, right? However, do you know how to choose a toothbrush and how often to replace it? Dr. Don Niu and our team are thrilled to advise you about toothbrushes. Choosing... Read more »

Is Invisalign® the Right Option for My Smile?

If you’re interested in aligning your smile, you might be interested in doing so with Invisalign®. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear, plastic aligners that shift and move the teeth throughout time. It is a virtually invisible process that can help you maintain the beauty... Read more »

Don’t Let a Cavity Wreak Havoc in Your Smile

Cavities, which are caused by tooth decay, require attention or they will turn into bigger problems down the line. You may not even know that you have a cavity until the decay has reached the dentin. This means that the decay has passed through the tooth enamel to attack the... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Be an Effective Way to Prevent Occlusal Cavities

The surfaces of your teeth have specific names. The occlusal surface denotes the parts of a tooth used for biting, chewing, or grinding. In the case of the premolars and molars in the back of your mouth, these areas often have deep pits and recesses in the tooth enamel. While... Read more »

The Dental Habits That Can Harm Your Child’s Smile

Your child’s teeth can last a lifetime (that is, if their permanent teeth have grown into place), and they need to take good care of them. Unfortunately, there are many things in the world today, especially habits, that can harm your child’s smile and damage their teeth and gums. Today,... Read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Sedation Dentistry

The connection between dentistry and sedation has been well documented for many years. Sedatives often help patients to de-stress before procedures so they can be done safely with as minimal amount of pain as possible. Finding the right sedative is key based on the oral health treatments you require. Gas... Read more »