6 Conditions Linked to Your Oral Health

dr-millard-roth-laguna-hills-dentist-oral-healthDid you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body?

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. [Read more…]

Have You Heard about Laser Treatments for Periodontal Disease?

dr roth laser periodonticsDentistry has changed quite a bit over the years. If you have ever been diagnosed with gum disease, you know that periodontal work can be a tedious and sometimes painful process. With new technology, that will become a thing of the past. How? With lasers.

Gingivitis and periodontal disease is usually caused by plaque build-up. Most of the time, proper oral hygiene [Read more…]

Invisalign ® vs. Traditional Braces – What’s Best for You?

INVISALIGN OR BRACESLet’s face it, when it comes to your smile, you want it to be beautiful. While we normally think of braces as a way to straighten crooked teeth, there are conditions that can be treated by braces, including overbites, speech impediments, problems with chewing or eating, and even sleep apnea just to name a few. But when it comes to the choice between traditional braces and newer treatments such as Invisalign, how do you choose? [Read more…]