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26501 Rancho Pkwy S, Ste 202
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Choosing the right Dentist in Lake Forest

Baker Ranch Dental Spa & Implant Center Choosing the right Dentist in Lake Forest(949) 273-822026501 Rancho Pkwy S, Ste 202 Lake Forest, CA 92630Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmProper dental hygiene is critical for the body’s overall health. Oral issues left untreated can impact other areas of your body. Your Dentist plays an important role in keeping your mouth looking and feeling good. Searching for a well-trained Dentist in Lake Forest can make all the difference. Follow our FAQ list of questions when searching for the right Lake Forest Dentist. Does the Dental Office take Insurance? Dental services can be quite costly without proper insurance. Connect with your...

Pull Your Tooth or Save It? Which is Best?

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Pull Your Tooth or Save It? Which is Best?(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmNatural teeth are stronger . Natural teeth are stronger , function better than artificial ones , and are easiesr to care for . While technology and materials are better than ever , fabricated teeth still don’t have the same toughness that natural teeth do .  Avoid shifting of teeth . When a tooth is pulled , it creates a gap in your smile , permitting the surrounding teeth to shift . This moving takes time and can ultimately cause problems with chewing and bite alignment . These problems can create a domino effect of pain , poor nutrition , and decreased quality of life . ...

Benefits of Single-Tooth Dental Implants

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Benefits of Single-Tooth Dental Implants(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmAlmost everyone will lose at least one adult tooth by the time they are a senior. Many might think that this is only a cosmetic issue, but failing to replace a missing or extracted tooth can result in a myriad of other issues. For patients who have recently lost a tooth or will need to have a tooth extracted in the near future, single-tooth dental implants are one of the most effective and safe options for restoring your smile. Your Mouth After Losing a Tooth Our teeth serve a number of important roles beyond helping us eat and speak. The roots of our teeth go deep into our...

Teeth Grinding

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Teeth Grinding(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmIs Teeth Grinding Bruxism? Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and/or clenching of the teeth. Over time, bruxism can wear down tooth enamel, which can make teeth sensitive to food, drink, and teeth brushing. In addition, bruxism can lead to TMJ problems, jaw muscle pain, chipping of teeth, and damage of restorative dental work. People who grind their teeth often do so at nighttime and are usually not aware that they are grinding their teeth. Most of the time, your dentist will notice signs of bruxism during your routine dental exam.  If you or someone you know grinds their teeth, read on...

You Have Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth

Baker Ranch Dental Spa You Have Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmIf you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours. Your pearly whites don’t just look pretty, they are important place holders for each other. Over time, those adjacent to a toothless gap can drift to fill the space and move out of alignment.  Additionally, tooth roots below the gums provide stimulation that the underlying jawbone needs to maintain its...

Cosmetic Dentistry

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Cosmetic Dentistry(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmCosmetic Dentistry — A Time For Change As spring and summer approach and the world renews after such a long and historic winter it just may be time to put a fresh face and new smile on life. Appearance can be changed through cosmetic enhancement and today expectations are higher than ever before. In many instances, the most dramatic esthetic effects can result from smile enhancement. Small steps can be taken to make quite visible changes to your smile, your dental health and consequently your well-being. Bigger steps will, of course, be necessary to accomplish larger more encompassing changes and...

Broken and Chipped Tooth

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Broken and Chipped Tooth(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmLess Urgent Treatment — Within 12 Hours Permanent Tooth   Chipped or fractured: These teeth will be sensitive to touch, hot and cold, and should be treated as soon as possible. However, treatment of a pulp (nerve) exposure 12 or more hours after a crown fracture will not affect long-term outcomes. Restoration (filling or replacing missing tooth fragments with restorative materials) may require local anesthetic (numbing the tooth) before treatment. If tooth fragments can be found, they may be reattached to the crown of the tooth by bonding. Why: Teeth with crown fractures (the most common...

Fluoride & Fluoridation in Dentistry

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Fluoride & Fluoridation in Dentistry(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmIs Fluoride Really Safe? It is common for children to use more toothpaste on the toothbrush than is needed, or in the child’s best interests. Too much toothpaste increases the chances of your child consuming too much fluoride. Dr. Steven Levy, an eminent fluoride researcher noted that, “A level of 0.05-0.07 milligrams of fluoride per kilogram body weight per day, is generally thought to be optimal.” This translates to roughly as little as a tenth the weight of a grain of salt for every two pounds. In reality the optimal level is virtually impossible to calculate because of...

Periodontal Surgery

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Periodontal Surgery(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmThe Art of Periodontal Surgery Periodontal surgery is a plastic (reshaping) surgical procedure designed to restore and regenerate normal form and function to lost and damaged periodontal structures which support the teeth (the gum tissue, periodontal ligament and bone). This article is an overview of what a candidate for periodontal surgery can expect and a primer for further information and discussion. Periodontal Surgery in Perspective — What makes it work An understanding of what periodontal surgery is designed to do, what makes it successful and what sustains the results over time is...

Dental Implants

Baker Ranch Dental Spa Dental Implants(949) 273-8220Lake Forest, CA 92630Sat 9:00am - 3:00pmPick up most magazines or newspapers these days and you’re likely to see an ad about dental implants. And with the advent of “implant centers” in major metropolitan areas, television ads are now delivering the message that an implant center, with everything conveniently offered under one roof, is the state-of-the-art choice for dental implant treatment. Some even extol the virtues of getting your new “Teeth In A Day!” Bombarded with so many different messages about dental implants, how does the consumer make the right decisions? While this kind of marketing distorts the limits of our current...

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