Developing Good Dental Habits In Galt

Developing Good Dental Habits In Galt

Benjamin Franklin once said:

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

This holds true for almost everything in life, including dental care. For parents in the Galt, Lodi and Stockton areas, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques early in life will help them avoid the lifelong consequences.

If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.

It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay or the need for children’s cosmetic dentistry in Lodi.

We’re Drs. Neal and Hoff, dentists serving the Galt area. We know that helping children learn proper oral hygiene is a critical indicator of future oral health, and we want to help parents teach these habits to their children.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Galt, Lodi, or Stockton area, give us a call here at The Lodi Dentist. We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to help you learn how to teach kids good brushing habits or answer questions you have have about cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers.


Dr. Neal and Dr. Hoff
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 269-8259
https://www.thelodidentist.com/meet-the-doctors/


What Can Fluoride Do For You, Galt?

Hello, and welcome to the Lodi Dental Blog. Today we will be answering questions about fluoride: “What is it exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?”

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods as well as in water. Fluoride is also added to many of the oral care products sold in Galt, Lodi, and Stockton stores. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent tooth decay, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth increased resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Fluoride is especially important for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore fluoride exposure is extremely beneficial. But, stay tuned, adults: the benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well!

This miracle mineral is also applied to teeth during routine cleanings at Galt and Lodi dental offices.

We’re Drs. Neal and Hoff and we have a full-service dental practice in Lodi. Helping our dental patients maintain optimal dental health is important to us, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.

Our practice, The Lodi Dentist has been serving the Galt, Lodi, and Stockton areas since 2013, and we would like you to be our next satisfied patient. Please contact us at (209) 269-8259 so we can make an appointment for you.

Dr. Neal and Dr. Hoff
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 269-8259
https://www.thelodidentist.com/meet-the-doctors/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/fluoride-treatment, accessed on September 18, 2013


5 Ways To Floss Daily In Lodi

Hello Lodi! If you want to floss regularly but are too tired at night, this post is for you. In our The Lodi Dentist blog, we want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

1. If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the morning right after you brush.

2. Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.

3. Before or after you exercise. Your oral health is just as important as your physical fitness. Keep some floss in your gym bag and give your teeth and gums some attention along with the rest of your body.

4. During the nightly news.

5. While taking a bath. Any task is more enjoyable if it can be done while relaxing in a warm tub. Light some scented candles, play some soothing music and turn off your cell phone for an at-home spa experience.

Flossing is essential for anyone in Lodi who wants to have a healthy smile. I hope this gives you some ideas to help you make flossing part of your daily routine. Just before bedtime, however, is still the best choice. Food particles left on teeth can turn to plaque while you sleep. The bacteria in plaque erodes enamel, creates cavities, and adversely affects gum tissue.

If you want to improve your smile, look into cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, invisible braces or porcelain veneers.

We are Drs. Neal and Hoff. Our practice is located in Lodi. Helping our dental patients establish good habits is important to us, as well as helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, porcelain crowns, and complete smile makeovers.

We are currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at (209) 269-8259 to make an appointment!

Dr. Neal and Dr. Hoff
The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California
(209) 269-8259
https://www.thelodidentist.com/meet-the-doctors/


Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

Stockton General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Most Stockton people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some Lockeford folks may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few California residents are probably aware that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Endodontics (1983): This area focuses on “the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.”1 If you need a root canal in Lodi, you may require the services of an endodontist.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2003): If you want to straighten your teeth, you need an orthodontist. Dentofacial orthopedic specialists correct facial deformities using many of the same types of appliances used in teeth straightening therapy.

Pediatric Dentistry (1995): Stockton pediatric dentists provide dental care for infants, children and teenagers.

Periodontics (1992): “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.”1 Periodontal specialists perform crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and soft tissue (gum) grafts. If you have severe gum disease

Prosthodontics (2003): Prosthodontists provide restorative dental procedures including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also perform cosmetic dental treatments including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, invisible fillings, and teeth bleaching.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (1991): This specialty concerns “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.”1

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(2001): Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays) for issues of the maxillofacial area.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1990): Oral surgeons perform surgery on the teeth, jaw, face, and gums. These include facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate correction, bone grafting, dental implants, and impacted teeth.

Dental Public Health (1976): This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.”1

General dentists and cosmetic dentists in the Lodi area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes your Sacramento general dentist will refer you to a local Sacramento specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

1Specialty Definitions, The American Dental Association, http://www.ada.org/495.aspx, accessed May 22, 2013


The Lodi Dentist In Lodi Is Accepting New Patients

Lodi Cosmetic Dentistry Hello, We are Drs. Neal and Hoff.

Whether you are a local Lodi dentistry patient, or a blogosphere visitor, welcome to our dental blog.

Our dental practice is called The Lodi Dentist and is located at 1104 S Fairmont Ave in Lodi California. Since opening our Lodi cosmetic dental practice, we have seen a lot of changes in dental techniques and tooth restoration materials; however, our commitment to the highest quality of care and personal attention to our patients has not changed.

At The Lodi Dentist, our patient-centered staff and we provide a full menu of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. If you are looking for a gentle kid-friendly pediatric dentist or a smile design specialist, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We work hard to make each visit as quick and pleasant as possible.

Some of the services we offer are cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, safe tooth whitening, and invisible braces. Ask us about sealants, dental implants and complete smile makeovers. You can find more information about our services at https://www.thelodidentist.com/dental-services/.

If you have California dental insurance, call our office to see if we are contracted with your provider. If you don’t have dental insurance, call us at (209) 269-8259 for information on our rates and smile makeover financing options. Budgeting for regular cleanings and checkups can ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

What could be a better investment?

The Lodi Dentist
1104 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, California 95240
https://www.thelodidentist.com/
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