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Moreno & Young Dental Blog

April 18, 2024

General Anesthesia at the Dentist’s Office: Is It Right for You?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 1:06 am
Man in sweater asleep in dental chair

Most forms of sedation dentistry simply put you in a relaxed state, keeping your anxieties under control while allowing you to stay awake. However, some dentists offer general anesthesia, which keeps patients unconscious during their treatments. If general anesthesia is available at your dental practice, you might find yourself wondering whether it’s right for you. Below is a brief look at general anesthesia and what makes someone a good candidate for it.


March 5, 2024

How Many Hours a Day Can You Wear Dentures? 

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 2:22 am
older person with dentures smiling

Dentures offer a solution for missing teeth, providing a natural-looking smile and helping with everyday functions like eating and speaking. While dentures can greatly improve your quality of life, it’s essential to understand how to care for them properly. One common question people have is how long they can safely wear their dentures each day. While it might seem convenient to wear them all the time, there are important reasons to give your mouth a break from dentures. Read on to find out more about the recommended wearing time and the risks of wearing dentures continuously.


February 5, 2024

Periodontal Problems: 4 Risk Factors That Contribute to Gum Disease

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 5:49 pm
Nose to chin view of women lifting her lip to show irritated gums

Although we tend to think of our teeth when we consider oral issues, our gums are equally as important. Without them, our pearly whites wouldn’t have a solid foundation and couldn’t get the nutrients they need. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is a common problem that only gets worse without treatment. For example, as it develops you’ll notice receding gumlines that can lead to loose or missing teeth. It can also enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body contributing to more serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Fortunately, gum disease is typically highly preventable. Keep reading to learn 4 risk factors so you can avoid this particular dental dilemma!


January 12, 2024

What’s It Like to Switch from Dentures to Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 9:30 pm
Dental implant

Dentures have allowed many people to comfortably enjoy a lifelike smile after extensive tooth loss, but these false teeth can leave a lot to be desired for many patients. Dentures can have a hard time chewing on tough, chewy, or crunchy foods and require regular adjustments to keep fitting properly. Many patients with dentures might be curious about what it’s like to make the switch to strong, sturdy, and irremovable dental implants. Here’s a short outline of what it’s like to switch from dentures to implants.


December 12, 2023

3 Dental Cosmetic Treatments That Aren’t Just for Celebrities

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 4:21 pm
Woman with blond hair smiling and pointing to her teeth

People tend to view cosmetic dentistry as a luxury only available to the rich and famous. After all, everyone from movie stars to your favorite social media influencers boasts perfectly straight, sparkling white smiles. When you see incredibly wealthy people showing off their beautiful teeth, it’s easy to believe that attaining an ideal grin is beyond your reach.

Fortunately, advancements in dental materials and technology have made cosmetic services more accessible to people from all walks of life. Keep reading to learn 3 ways your dentist can enhance your appearance by improving your pearly whites!


November 8, 2023

Dental Implants: History and Evolution

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 5:49 pm
person with dental implants smiling

Ever wondered how dental implants came to be? These titanium screws replace the roots of missing teeth by being inserted into the jawbone. Being the only option that replaces the entire tooth, both patients and dentists favor this method for filling in gaps in one’s smile. Since their invention, dental implants have undergone significant changes. Keep reading to discover the history and evolution of dental implants.


October 20, 2023

How Dentist’s Color-Match Dental Crowns

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 12:27 am

Gloved hands holding dental shade guideDental crowns were made of various metals for generations, making them durable and effective. However, they weren’t aesthetically pleasing. All-ceramic materials have replaced metal crowns because they look like real teeth. Your dentist will customize your crown to the color, size, and shape of your teeth to blend in. This requires a specific art and science to ensure your crown matches your enamel. Here’s the process your dentist will use to ensure the best results.


September 8, 2023

How Much Do Dentures Cost, Really?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 12:48 pm
A dentist discussing the cost of dentures

If you’ve lost several teeth, dentures start to look like a better option all the time, especially if you have chronic dental issues. They can completely change daily life for the better by offering you a full set of teeth to eat and enjoy conversation with.

But what is the real cost of the treatment? Aren’t they prohibitively expensive? If you want to learn about the factors to consider when finding the cost of dentures, continue reading.


August 20, 2023

4 Ways to Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 2:51 am

Older woman with attractive smileOver the years, you expect to see a few wrinkles and some gray hair, but you might not have anticipated your teeth to change. Believe it or not, certain dental issues can add years to your appearance. Don’t worry, you can turn back the clock and reveal a younger smile with cosmetic dentistry. Here are 4 ways you can look younger using the latest solutions in dentistry.


July 20, 2023

How Can an Autoimmune Disease Affect the Health of Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_moreno @ 2:26 pm
Book that says “Autoimmune Disease” next to medical equipment

Being told that you have an autoimmune disease can be worrisome. Obviously, the first thing you’ll want to do is determine exactly what kind of effect the condition will have on your entire body. In particular, you should make sure that you’re aware of how a problem with your immune system can affect your mouth. Your preventive dentist is here to explain the link between autoimmune disease and oral health.

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