Friday, April 23, 2010

When I see a patient in my dental office in my Mission Viejo, CA, in South Orange County one of the first things I ask is if there are any chief complaints. I place these dental statements made by our dental patients into the patient record. When a patient in my Mission Viejo dental office has the amount of wear on their teeth, I really begin to ask if the patient they have any pain in their their temporomandibular Joint. Also known as TMJ. Frequently, when I speak to patients as their dentist in surrounding towns of Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills, they say they have TMJ and in actuality is TMD.
When wear on our teeth occurs over a long period of time, the jaw will begin to close more and more on a consistent basis. This additional closing of the jaw is referred to as "loss of vertical dimension". And as one loses enamel on their teeth a number of things occur simultaneously : loss of vertical dimension, accelerated wear of the teeth due to exposed dentin and changes in the TMJ. What can be done to treat this wear? In my dental office in Mission Viejo,CA, one can have bonding of tooth colored ( composite) material over the dentin where enamel has been lost. Veneers, caps, crowns, lumineers da vinci veneers and nite guard can be used to restore the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is also useful.
My name is Dr. Rick O'Braitis and my dental practice is located in South Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA. My office can be reached at 949-770-9533. Before and after photos of crowns and veneers can be found at our website:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cavities are nothing to laugh about. The presence of strep mutans, the bacteria that causes cavities loves to eat carbohydrates. This is why it important to removes the food particles that are on your teeth. Plaque will build up every 24 hours. If the plaque remains over 24 hours, tartar will form. Scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning as known to many, would be need to remove this material from your teeth.
As a dentist in Mission Viejo, CA, our dental office cares for all patients in South Orange County. We care for patients in Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Santa Margarita, and Laguna Niguel. Dental offices in mission Viejo allow for ideal treatment. Treating patients in Mission Viejo and South Orange County is completed with digital radiography and cameras that allow the proper diagnosis of any dental care.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

As a dentist in Mission Viejo, CA, if am stopping to think of all the new patients that we have been seeing in our office lately. Our patients from South Orange County are from Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano alike. Dentistry in Mission Viejo is competitive, but what sets us apart is the level of care we provide our patients. Providing comfortable care is our first priority.
During on of your first visits you will have your teeth cleaned. If there is a presence of gum disease, this can be treated with a deep gum and teeth cleaning. In our dental office in Mission Veijo we remind patients that plaque builds up in 24 hours.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tomorrow is going to be a great day at our dental office. Our Mission Viejo Dental office provides dental care for many of the surrounding areas of Lake Forest dentistry, Santa Margarita dentistry, and Laguna Hills and San Clemente. We have an opportunity to provide crowns and veneers for one of our patients. When a patient has TMD and pain with their TMJ, a niteguard and dental care towards relieving pain.

When pain occurs with TMJ and results in TMD. Temporomanibular disorder, occurs when teeth come together and result in jaw pain. Teeth come together and should result in comfort. My Mission Viejo dental office provides services such as crowns, veneers, root canals, and caps. Sometimes placing caps and crowns on teeth are needed to correct TMD. Cosmetic dentistry is important to many people. It builds self esteem and confidence. As a Mission Viejo dentist, dentistry in South Orange County is providing caring and comfortable access to a long term dental health.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

At our dental office in Mission Viejo, there are some exciting things happening. I will first say our dental office in Mission Viejo proudly serves the surrounding the local cities as well. We our proud to have patients from Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Laguna Hills. As a practicing dentist in Mission Viejo for over 7 years we have become strong member of the community. We are the team dentist for Mission Viejo football, and have provides over 400 sports guards to the varsity mission Viejo football team since 2004. We are excited to announce that we will be involved with athletes as a dentist supporting the Santa Margarita Football team as well. Look for our custom mouth guards on a field near you.