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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Are You Flossing Correctly?

The doctors at Fullerton Dental like to see our patients maintain a great oral health routine at home, and the staff here likes to see patients set themselves up for a lifetime of good oral health.  Regular flossing is essential to maintaining oral health and you should floss once a day, either before or after brushing. Remember these tips to help you floss effectively:



  • ·        A strand of dental floss about 18 inches long allows you to wrap the ends of the floss around a finger on each hand. This gives you excellent control over the portion of floss you are using.

  • ·        The proper technique to flossing is sliding the floss between the teeth and rubbing the floss back and forth up until you reach your gums.

  • ·        Pushing at your gums too hard with floss can damage your gum line and isn’t necessary to floss properly. Think of a small swooping motion as you rub the floss up to one gum, then down and back up towards the other.

  • ·        As you move on to the next tooth, adjust the floss to expose an unused portion. Repeat this rubbing motion between each tooth and dispose of the floss once you are finished.


To learn more about oral hygiene and the services we provide, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

When Your Kid Loses the First Tooth

If your kid is turning into a big kid, losing the first baby tooth is on the horizon.  It’s an exciting sign of growing up, but many kids still feel anxious or uncomfortable dealing with the unfamiliar sensation of a loose tooth.  The doctors at Fullerton Dental want kids and parents to be prepared and understand why this pain occurs so your child can still have a positive tooth loss experience.


Before a baby tooth is lost, it begins to break free of its nerve endings.  This is the natural process that makes the tooth feel loose and wobbly at the gums, and the area will become swollen and red.  It can be painful, and for kids a great way to soothe tooth pain is applying a cold compress to the outside of the mouth in the affected area.  Children may complain that they find it hard to bite or chew with loose or missing teeth.  It’s still important to keep eating healthy while they grow new teeth so encourage soup, pureed fruits, and cooked vegetables.  A few tales of the tooth fairy can usually ease a little pain, too!


If you have questions about pediatric dental care, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth and desire a strong, sturdy replacement, Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS has plenty of options to choose from. Dental implants, however, are the most popular option because they last up to ten years with proper care. Not only are dental implants aesthetically appealing, they provide restorative benefits because they feel, fit, and function like a natural tooth.  


To receive implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant. Because implants fuse to the jawbone once placed, they provide stable support for artificial teeth if you desire a denture or a dental bridge. Dental implants don’t move, so you never have to worry about dentures sliding forward or coming loose. Dental implants allow you to build your confidence back up and allow you to enjoy everyday life.


If you have questions or concerns regarding dental implants or tooth-replacement options, please give us a call. To learn more about the services provided at the practice, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Caring for Invisalign

Fullerton Dental offers Invisalign, the clear aligner system that straightens teeth without the metallic look of braces. Another perk of Invisalign clear aligners is that they require less maintenance and won’t prevent you from eating certain foods.  Although you won’t have to make too many changes, there are still guidelines you should follow to wear and care for your aligners!


You should remove Invisalign each time you eat, but if you do eat anything while wearing the aligners make sure to clean them thoroughly afterwards. It is also best to brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in.  Ideally when wearing clear aligners, you would only drink water. Colorful drinks can stain the aligners and too many hot drinks can eventually warp the plastic.  If you do drink anything other than water while wearing the aligners you should rinse them with warm water afterwards. 


Cleaning the clear aligners regularly is important for your teeth and straightening treatment.  Clear aligners can become discolored over time without losing their effectiveness, but the color can show on your own teeth and continue to darken.  Invisalign offers its own brand of cleaning solution, and there are several soaking solutions available over the counter, but brushing the aligners is also a sufficient cleaning option.  Do not use toothpaste to brush the aligners because subtle abrasive properties of toothpaste could harm the aligner.  It is best to use mild dish soap and a soft bristle brush to clean the aligners each time you brush your teeth.


To learn more about Invisalign and all the services provided at the practice, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Regular Teeth Cleanings

The doctors and staff of Fullerton Dental want you to know that it is recommended by the Academy of General Dentistry recommends to have a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every six months.  We want patients to maintain a great oral health routine at home, but it is still important to come into the office for regular professional cleanings.  However much you brush and floss, some harmful bacteria grow in your mouth that cause gum disease and can only be removed by a dental professional.


It’s important to see a professional regularly to locate and monitor areas in the mouth that may need special attention, and a dentist can tell you if you may be missing a spot or skipping an important step in your regular oral care routine.  During a teeth cleaning, a hygienist thoroughly clean the area above and below the gum line with scaling tools to rid them of plaque and tartar. After the surfaces of the teeth are cleaned, the hygienist flosses between every one of your teeth and may apply fluoride if recommended by the dentist.


To learn more about teeth cleanings and all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Nocturnal Bruxism

Do you wake up with a sore jaw and have no explanation for it? Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS does because you may be what the dental world calls, a bruxer. A bruxer is someone who falls under the category of nocturnal bruxism, a condition in which a person grinds or clenches his or her teeth during sleep. Although the causes of bruxism are unknown, scientists have linked it to stress and anxiety. Fortunately, there are measures that can be taken to cope as well as treat the problem.


Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS may suggest a night guard as a method of treatment once a diagnosis has been given. This is because the action of grinding and clenching can put unwanted pressure on the jaw and teeth, causing enamel to become worn down and ultra-sensitive. People who suffer from nocturnal bruxism may notice frequent headaches, earaches, and jaw pain.


If you have questions or concerns regarding nocturnal bruxism, please give us a call. To learn more about the services provided at the practice, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Dangers of Habitual Snoring

Occasional snoring isn’t serious, but when a person is constantly getting kicked in the middle of the night for disrupting their partner's sleep, then it becomes a problem. Habitual snorers not only disrupt the sleep of their partner, they risk developing cardiovascular disease, falling asleep at the wheel due to constant fatigue, and increase their chances of developing sleep apnea. If you don’t feel like you are getting the quality of sleep that you deserve, schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS.


Sleep apnea creates several problems, including interruptions of breathing during the night. When the airway is physically obstructed, this can cause a delay in breathing during sleep or it can make a person stop breathing altogether. Sleep apnea additionally puts a strain on the heart because the lack of sleep can result in higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. If you experience drowsiness during the day, it may be time to discuss your treatment options.


If you have questions or concerns regarding sleep apnea, please give us a call. To learn more about the services provided at the practice, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.