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Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group – Spring 2018 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy reading our Spring 2018 Newsletter.

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If you have any questions about dental implants, TMJ, TMD, same day dentistry, our onsite dental laboratory or your dental care, please contact Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group for more information at (714) 771-7555.

Orange, California


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Dr. Guichet speaks on Digital Dentistry at World Summit Tour 2017

This summer Dr. David Guichet from Providence Prosthodontics spoke about Digital Dentistry at the World Summit Tour 2017 in San Diego to the worlds leading dental professionals. The World Summit Tour is a dynamic, scientific congress on the latest in state of the art dentistry focusing on dental implantation. On The World Summit Tour, dental professionals share with their colleagues the latest innovations and scientific knowledge in dentistry as well as inspiration and passion for the field.









As a leader in his field, Dr. Guichet was asked to speak about innovations in Digital Dentistry and it’s future. His commitment to education and understanding of groundbreaking innovation in implant dentistry inspired his platform.









Digital Dentistry refers to a large scope of dental technology that uses computer-controlled devices rather than mechanical. For implant dentistry, this can include the design and creation of surgical guides, digital radiography, laser dentistry, digital x-rays and much more. It can provide improved proficiency and accuracy as well as give more definitive outcomes.









As scientific research progresses, digital dentistry will only rapidly expand in its use in dental offices everywhere making Dr. Guichet’s presentation extremely vital and informational for the dental community.

If you have any questions about digital dentistry and how it can be utilized in your next dental procedure, please contact Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group for more information at (714) 771-7555.



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What are the Main Causes of Teeth Grinding

Most people occasionally clench or grind their teeth (medically known as Bruxism) due to stress, but extensive teeth grinding or clenching can have major effects on your dental health.


But what causes a pattern of teeth grinding?




The number one cause of teeth grinding is severe stress and anxiety. When dealing with high stress, people tend to clench their jaws or grind their teeth without realizing it as a way of coping. This commonly occurs while driving in a precarious situation, or similar situations. People with this issue tend to experience stress during sleep also so they end up putting their jaw muscles in an over-active mode of mastication.


Medical Conditions and Medications


Teeth grinding can also be a side-effect of certain medications. It is most common among someone who uses antidepressants, antipsychotic and psychotic drugs. If you find yourself having this issue, ask your doctor about what your options are before you cause irreversible damage to your teeth.


Issues with Sleep


If you have any sleep issues or sleep disorders, it can be related to teeth grinding also. Someone who doesn’t sleep well can become more prone to developing this habit.




Excessive smoking, drinking a lot of caffeinated drinks, alcoholism, and the use of recreational drugs can also create a habit of teeth grinding or clenching.

Bite Misalignment and Malocclusion


When a person loses a tooth or few of them, some changes occur in the bite and mouth. Other teeth migrate toward this empty space in the mouth and causes bite misalignments. Because of that, joints of the jaw loses its control of the movements and it is believed that it causes teeth grinding. Or the constant moving of your jaw, as your tongue feels the new changes can mimic teeth grinding and cause dental health issues such as an inflamed jaw.


Other Medical Conditions


If you suffer from Dementia, Parkinson Syndrome, Mental Diseases, Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, there is a high possibility that you will suffer from teeth grinding also.

If Bruxism is left untreated


With time, if the teeth grinding is left untreated, it can result in tooth loss, teeth loosening, and fracturing. You will also experience pain or inflammation. Teeth can also wear down and lose their vertical height, so you might require additional restorations like dentures, crowns, bridges or dental implants. Moreover, it can cause TMJ/TMD. In that case, some changes in your face might appear also. What is more, it is not unusual that you will experience severe jaw and facial pain and have tension-type headaches.


Getting to know the root of the problem allows you to get better results in eliminating the problem. Visit us at Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group to get your consultation with our highly-qualified specialists, who will help you to get rid of this teeth-damaging habit using various methods and techniques. Call us: (714) 759-2169.


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5 Signs of Gum Disease to Watch For

Gum disease can present itself without pain so it is important to recognize other possible symptoms that occur. Gum disease is caused by bacteria left in your mouth. Be sure to maintain regular visits to your dentist as well as a proper daily hygiene routine to prevent the onset of gum disease.


Bleeding: Just like in any other part of our bodies, bleeding is not a good sign. If you are noticing blood while you are brushing your teeth, it could be a sign of gum disease. If you maintain a healthy dental health regimen (brushing at least twice a day for two minutes and flossing), then you should not be experiencing any gum bleeding. Do not take it as just a sign of a rigorous brushing! Book an appointment with your dentist to see what the issue it.


Soreness: It often presents itself locally as soreness or inflammation. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should discuss them with your dentist immediately as gum disease can increase your chances or be a precursor to heart disease and diabetes.


Shifting Teeth/Gums: If your teeth seem to shift in your mouth or seem loose, you might have gum disease. Periodontitis will attack the bone that keeps your teeth in place. Your teeth might even appear to have grown! This means your gums are shrinking; a serious side effect.


Sensitive Teeth: Before you just go to the store and buy toothpaste for sensitive teeth, first consider WHY your teeth are suddenly more sensitive! Sensitivity is a symptom so make sure you discuss any personal changes in oral sensitivity with your dentist.


Bad Breath: Bacteria trapped in your gums can release toxins that create bad breath. If you or others around you are noticing a negative change in your breath, check with a dentist.


Gum disease is a very serious health issue that should be treated immediately. It can increase your chances of heart disease, diabetes and other serious health problems due to you being more susceptible to infections. Discuss a treatment plan with your dentist right away. At Providence Prosthodontics in Orange, California, we specialize in treating gum disease. If you have any questions or concerns about gum disease or anything dental hygiene related, call our expert doctors today to schedule a consult at (714) 771-7555.


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