At Smiles of Orange, we’re firm believers in life-long education. We’re always attending continuing education workshops and seminars to learn the latest research, technology, and treatment methods in dentistry. But we also believe in educating our patients to empower them to take their oral health into their own hands. Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health, from the history of the toothbrush to DIY trends like activated charcoal whitening toothpaste.
This quick assessment can help get to the bottom of unexplained daytime sleepiness. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a basic questionnaire-style assessment that analyzes daytime sleepiness. The Vivos ESS can be utilized by adults and children. The form asks questions about situations where you may fall asleep using a rating system to analyze your… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Millions of adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, making it one of the most common sleep disorders in the United States. What is even more shocking is that most individuals suffering from the disorder go on with their lives without having it diagnosed. There are several factors why sleep apnea may be so disproportionally undiagnosed.Continue Reading »
We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ. That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
How old is too old for braces? It’s an interesting question—and the answer may surprise you! Smiles of Orange would like to share some information with readers today regarding patient age as it relates to orthodontic treatment.Continue Reading »
There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Orange dentist, Dr. Maryam Jackson, depends on your input for optimal dental health…. (Read More)Continue Reading »
In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. Orange residents are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Dr. Maryam Jackson would like to clear… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Maryam Jackson can offer Orange patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Smiles of Orange, we would like to educate you… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Welcome to Smiles of Orange! The information below highlights our new safety protocols following the California Department of Public Health. These new protocols are in addition to our existing, extensive, infection control protocols:
We are committed to keeping you safe and healthy! We anticipate resuming regular hygiene visits by May 26, 2020 and are rescheduling many patients that we had to cancel due to the closure. Thank you for your patience as we reach out. We can’t wait to see you!